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Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

Hello friends! I’ve got another travel guide for you all up today from one of my recent weekend getaways to Sin City. When I first started going to Las Vegas, I was newly legal to drink and had a typical college-type experience. We day partied at pools and stayed out until five in the morning. Then, we woke up again the next day (and sometimes the next) and did it all again. I did a few girls trips to Vegas both just for fun or for bachelorette parties and in smaller groups. The last time I went I was actually there for a few days between two different girl group trips that overlapped one just for fun and one for a bachelorette party. I left saying I didn’t want to come back for a long, long time. A year or two later one of my girlfriends tried to get me to plan a weekend trip with her there and I said no because I just wasn’t eager to return. That all recently changed and that same girlfriend and I decided we wanted to plan a weekend trip. We wanted to see a different, thirty-year-old side of Vegas. I’ve now had quite a few different experiences and am finally sharing my recommendations for this fun city in my Las Vegas travel guide.

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

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Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

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I’m already eager to go back on a couples trip, as my husband and I have both been several times, but have never been together. This time in Vegas my girlfriend and I had a nice mix of relaxation and fun! We went out the first night and danced until the wee hours of the morning, then had a more easy-going night the second night with a nice dinner and a show. I loved seeing this different side of Vegas. I think every destination is what you make of it and you can have so many different experiences in one city.

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

WHERE TO STAY

I’ve stayed at a different place every time I’ve gone to Vegas. This time, we stayed at the Wynn and loved it. It’s beautiful inside the rooms were really big and so nice, and there is everything you need on site.

I think my favorite is The Cosmopolitan. I’ve stayed there before and it’s the newest on the strip. Several of my favorite restaurants are inside and I’ve always had so much fun at their pool parties and nightclubs. It’s also in a super convenient location, or at least for me as I tend to end up over there every time I visit.

I’ve also stayed at MGM, The Signature at the MGM, and Planet Hollywood. All were great! I think looking into where you’ll want to go for convenience is good and then of course, price. The Signature wasn’t as walkable as other locations, which I prefer. I want to try the Palazzo, too. We spent some time inside there this time and I have other time shopping and eating. I think they recently remodeled a lot of the rooms and they look beautiful! My husband has stayed at Aria and Caesar’s Palace and loved both of those, too. I’ve heard great things about Mandalay Bay and I also think the Bellagio is beautiful!

To sum up where to stay, just be on the strip for ease if that is where you’ll be spending most of your time.

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

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WHERE TO EAT

Ohhhmyygoosh there are just so many amazing restaurants in Vegas. I’ll start by sharing where we ate this past time and then go into a few from previous trips and places on my list for next time.

  • Bardot: I had this cute spot in the Aria on my list for awhile. We were searching for brunch spots with drink specials and saw that they had $25 bottomless rose, plus they had already been on my list for the food, and we were sold. It is so incredibly cute inside, too! We had truffle fries, mac and cheese, a salad, and rose all day.
  • Beauty and Essex: this is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. When I saw they had opened one at the Cosmo in Vegas I knew we had to try it.
  • Yard Bird: we ate here for brunch on Saturday and it was oh so good. It’s located in the Palazzo. It’s all the greasy hungover type food you need in your life after a night out in Vegas. We shared mac and cheese, a fried green tomato blt with pimento cheese, and fried chicken biscuits.
  • Costa di Mare: we ate here before a show on Saturday night this past time I visited. It was located in the Wynn, so it was easy for us to just walk downstairs to it. The seafood is so fresh and is flown in from the Mediterranean four times per week. The menu is Mediterranean inspired and they had such delicious pasta.
  • Tao: I’ve been to Tao in the Venetian multiple times and feel like it’s a classic, easy spot. Its always a fun atmosphere and the food is good! I love sushi, fried rice, and any of the noodles from Tao.
  • Katsuya: I went here on a big girls trip before going out one night. Its delicious Asian food and was a fun spot before going out.
  • Lavo: Another great spot for a big girls dinner before a night out on the town. It’s Italian and you can either order it up family style for the table or do your own thing. They have a fun, lively brunch on the weekends, too.
  • Overlook Café: This spot in the Cosmo is a hidden gem. We went here before going to the Marquee day club and I love it. It’s classic brunch food, but they have bottomless mimosas.
  • Sugarfactory: this is one of those fun spots that may be more about the atmosphere than the food, but even that is still pretty good. We went for a girl’s dinner and it was a perfect, fun spot!
  • Bouchon: this is a spot that has been recommended to me a few times. It’s located in the Venetian and is great for brunch or lunch.
  • Pantry: this 24 hour restaurant at the Mirage is relaxed, but good. I had it on my recommendation list as a good brunch spot.
  • Sugarcane: a little spot in the Venetian, recommended to me for their brunch food ant the $25 bottomless mimosas.
  • Il Mulino: I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this restaurant for dinner. It’s located in Cesar’s Palace
  • Lago: I’ve heard mixed reviews on this spot in the Bellagio, but most of them have been good! There are other locations around the US, but its an Italian restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner. It has views of the fountains, too.
  • Andrea’s: this is a small plate restaurant located in the Wynn. It is Asian inspired and was highly recommended to me multiple times by friends who have been and loved it.
  • Scarpetta: this Italian spot in the Cosmo is supposedly one of the best on the strip. It’s definitely on my list for a future trip to Vegas.

Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas

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Las Vegas Travel Guide: Dallas blogger sharing her city guide for Vegas including where to stay, where to eat, what to do, and where to spend time in Sin City! #vegas #travelguide #vegasguide #cityguide #lasvegas
WHERE TO DRINK
  • Parasol Down: this cute little spot in the Wynn is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail and is oh so cute.
  • The Dorsey: this is a speakeasy looking bar that is in the Palazzo. They are known for craft cocktails and a fun atmosphere.
  • Holstein’s: this place serves up decadent adult milkshakes. It’s located in the Cosmo and was a casual little place to stop in and relax, grab an adult milkshake and some French fries for a mid-afternoon snack.

Vegas is one of those fabulous cities where you can walk around with a drink in hand, so you’ll find places all over the strip where you can grab a fun cocktail!

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WHAT TO DO
  • Gamble: I’m a roulette girl, but tend to max out at the $15 minimum tables. We played on those this past time at the Wynn, but for cheaper tables head to Mirage or the Flamingo. I also love playing a little black jack.
  • Eat: As you can tell from the list of spots above, Vegas has some amazing restaurants.
  • Drink: I mean… it’s what you do in Vegas. You can walk around with drinks, grab them while you gamble, or go to any of the fun spots I listed above.
  • Dance: If you like to go out, Vegas has some of the best clubs in the country. They are so over the top and can be really run. As a girl, it’s fairly easy to find a promoter who will hook you up with a table and bottles. A few of my favorites have been: Marquee, Tao, XS, Hyde, and The Bank. Really though, I think its all about where you can get the best hook up. I’ve never not had a good time and love that there is always a new one opening and being named the latest and greatest!
  • Spa: The spas in Vegas are supposed to be some of the best. I haven’t prioritized that yet, but I guarantee you I will on one of my next visits. Vegas in your 30 sure takes a toll a lot more than it did seven or eight years ago.
  • Pool Party: similar to going out to dance at night, the pool scene in Vegas is oh so unique. I’ve always loved going to Marquee Dayclub, Encore Beach Club,
  • Shows: We saw O! at the Bellagio this last time, but I’ve also seen Ka before, too. We were kind of hoping to see Backstreet Boys in Concert, but they were on a break this weekend. Elton John and JLO are also in town and would be so fun for concerts. Of course there is always Celine Dion, too. Shows are such a fun side to Vegas and a great alternative instead of going out to a club. I’ve heard La Reve- The Dream at the Wynn is amazing, too.
  • People watch: I can’t get enough of all the people in Vegas. It’s so entertaining to me! Find a bar or restaurant with an outside area or a good view of a high traffic zone and you’ll for sure be entertained.
  • Vegas Sign: this trip was actually the first time I had gone to see the Vegas sign because we landed super early in the morning. I’d recommend going first thing, because a line forms by the end of it and it will be really crowded later in the day.
  • Neon Mueseum: we were going to go here this past time, but ended up changing our minds because we wanted to brunch and hang around. I’ll definitely be hitting up this cool place next time. It’s basically a ‘grave yard’ where all the old neon signs from Vegas are preserved and on display for you to see! You have to see them through a guided, hour long tour.

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I hope this post helps you all when planning your next trip to Vegas! If I missed any of your favorites, please let me know. I am always keeping a running list of where to go next time. XO

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