BY SAMANTHA LEAL
Las Vegas is basically the ultimate spot for a girls’ weekend. Not only are there plentiful “Ladies Only” drink specials; the fun-focused city has everything you’ll likely want in a perfect girls’ escape—bachelorette or otherwise. Here, a handy guide for the perfect jaunt to the city of sin when you’ve got a posse of pals in tow.
The Ultimate Guide for a Bachelorette Party in Las Vegas
Where to Stay:
The Palms Casino Resort, aka Palms, is the ultimate launch pad for a next-level getaway. Nearing completion of its multi-million-dollar renovation, the property just unveiled its new Hardwood and Kingpin suites, which feature a regulation-sized half basketball court and two bowling lanes, respectively. Perhaps needless to say, the lavish digs are wild. Won’t be ballin’ so hard? Their resort rooms and suites are still some of the most luxurious in town, with views of Vegas through floor-to-ceiling windows. A must.
The Cosmopolitan in Vegas is also a great home base for any girls night or bachelorette. Featuring private balconies and a ton of nightlife options on the premises, this is great for those looking to have a true, all-out Vegas experience. Did we mention they have bachelorette packages?
Where to Eat:
Mott 32, the famous Hong Kong eatery, has just opened its first U.S. location this year at The Venetian, and it’s an ideal spot for a sharing-friendly feast. Dine on dumplings, peking duck, and exclusive items like the Jasmine Smoke Pork Rib, and sip on cocktails infused with spirits and ingredients with a nod to Hong Kong, including Osmanthus honey and goji berries. Plus, the chic décor does not disappoint.
Stack at the Mirage features American cuisine, with a menu that’s great for pleasing a group with different tastes in dining. Expect all-out, gold-inspired décor along with delicious bites and wine. Consider it your go-to for a kick-off celebration night.
Located in the Paris Casino and Hotel, HEXX Kitchen + Bar is the perfect place for brunch. With all-you-can-drink mimosas priced at $24 a person and indoor-outdoor seating with views of the Bellagio Fountain, it’s one of the better deals in town.
Where to Drink:
Kaos in the Palms Casino and Resort is a must-see; it opened the first week of April with a DJ residency by Marshmello. It’s 100,000 square-feet, multi-level, and filled with daytime and nighttime entertainment. Basically, put it on the list, no question.
Consider an outdoor pool party for some revelry during the day. Las Vegas has plenty, but the Encore Beach Club tends to be a favorite for how big the venue is. Marquee’s Dayclub pool at the Cosmopolitan is also a top pick.
Not looking for a club? Head to Commonwealth, a 6,000-square-foot bar which features old-school cocktails and plenty of room to explore. Upstairs, there’s a 2,000-square-foot rooftop bar. In the back, there’s a speakeasy dubbed The Laundry Room, which you’ll need to reserve (days in advance!) by texting 702-701-1466.
Where to Unwind:
Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness, located in the Venetian, not only has great spa services (massage break, anyone?) but also features workout classes, a climbing wall, and a salon. Spend the day here and you’ll likely feel better when you go big at night.
Looking for a more spa-enriched experience? Head toQua Baths and Spaat Caesars, which features not only normal spa services and rooms, but also three Roman baths and an Arctic Ice Room.
Everything Else Worth Exploring:
The Neon Museum is a must when visiting. A graveyard of Las Vegas neon signs, this museum offers curated tours day and night—just make sure to book in advance. (We’re not saying do it solely for the ‘gram, but…)
Need an adrenaline rush? Head to the VooDoo Zipline, which takes you (and a friend!) from tower to tower, 400 feet in the air, at the Rio Hotel and Casino — don’t worry, you’ll at least be sitting down. (Pro budget tip: Scour Groupon to see if they’re having a deal during your visit.) The SlotZilla Zipline, on the other hand, has two options. You can do a traditional-style zipline (seated) at 77 feet up in the air over the Fremont Street Experience pedestrian promenade. The Zoomline flies you Superman-style at 114 feet up in the air over the Fremont Street Experience.
Last but certainly not least: It’s a bachelorette. Would it be complete without something a bit salacious? Enter: Magic Mike Live. There are even Girls’ Night packages available for a full night-out experience. You’re welcome.