Las Vegas may be known for its wild antics but it’s also a haven for girly getaways. From thrill seekers to culinary enthusiasts, there are plenty of options for groups to unwind whilst in Sin City.
With a city filled to the brim with celebrity chef restaurants and bottomless brunches, gourmands will enjoy a Walking Gourmet Food Tour to help them navigate Vegas’ foodie waters. Tour guides will take guests to between four and five eateries where they will get to sample tasting plates served up alongside cocktails. Expect to learn some Las Vegas history along the way as well as insider info on Las Vegas' best eateries.
Those looking to get a bit more hands-on will love the Bellagio’s Executive Chef Culinary Classroom. Executive Chef Edmund Wong guides groups through the process of creating a three course meal. Afterwards, diners will be able to enjoy their meal alongside a wine pairing. Classes include ‘Cooking with Chocolate’ where the Bellagio’s pastry chefs whip up some chocolate desserts and ‘Farm-to-Table’ where attendees will be able to include herbs from the on-site garden in their creations.
Take a break from the slots at one of Las Vegas’s many spas. The 134,000 square foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian & the Palazzo offers a range of girly getaway packages. The ‘Hello Beautiful’ program is the most expansive and allows groups three hours use of their own private salon suite. Here they can avail of a range of massage, body and skin services followed by food and drinks served from the Canyon Ranch Grill. Girls will also get a $50 retail allowance at Canyon Ranch Salon Skin Care Boutique and a full day use of the Aquavana Experience, a European style thermal suite.
Travelling duos can avail of the Bellagio‘s Girlfriends Italian Bliss package. Spa-goers can re-energize with a manicure and pedicure in the Salon Bellagio’s private suite. Treatments are served up alongside a gourmet seasonal meal.
Those looking for some ‘retail’ therapy should check out the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes. Set alongside a quarter mile indoor canal, the 875,000-square-foot shopping mall includes a waterfall, faux sky mural, gardens and town square complete with daily performances and entertainment. Guests can expect shops on the higher end of the scale such as Barneys, Burberry and Diane von Furstenberg. Guest shouldn’t miss out on the Venetian gondola rides. Shoppers on the strip looking for more affordable shopping should check out Fashion Show Mall. Every weekend the mall hosts live runway shows featuring apparel from the outlets retailers.
A girly getaway to Vegas isn’t complete without some partying. With summer season coming to a close, so do Vegas’ famous pool clubs. Closing out on September 29 is the Wynn’s Encore Beach Club. The three-tiered club comes with water lounges, cabanas and eight two-story bungalows. Their official closing party will feature international DJs David Guetta and Zedd.
Those looking to party poolside into the winter will love Marquee’s Day Club, where the heated pool will be covered with a climate controlled dome this October. Ladies can check out the day’s club’s three-story bungalow lofts and party deck.
Girls can keep last night’s party going with Lavo Las Vegas’s Champagne Brunch Party. From October 19 diners will be able to enjoy an extensive brunch menu such as white polenta pancakes and almond crusted French toast served up alongside a selection of champagne, confetti showers and a live DJ.
More adventurous groups looking for a rush should check out the Stratosphere Hotel’s Thrill Rides. The hotel’s tower juts out 1,149 feet into the Vegas skyline, and is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. Rides include the X-Scream where riders are propelled headfirst 27 feet over the edge of the tower and the big shot where guests are shot 160 feet up into the air to a height of 1081 feet over the city. Adrenaline junkies will love the Sky Jump, a controlled freefall.