By Maren Fritz
Want to be a part of the best and leave the rest? Read on for a list of some of the most exciting experiences our resorts have to offer.
1. As Fresh As You Can Get
You can hear the sizzle of the grill as you enter OTORO Robata Grill & Sushi, the new Japanese dining experience at The Mirage. OTORO offers the freshest signature sushi and specialty rolls along with an impressive menu of hot and cold shared plates, including delicacies from the Robata Grill. Don’t miss “The Rock,” thinly sliced marinated sirloin cooked on a volcanic rock at the table. And save room for skewers of Chilean sea bass, day boat scallops, salmon, Wagyu steak and marinated vegetables straight off the grill.
2. The Suite Life
Bellagio has always been the standard for luxury on the Las Vegas Strip. And with 512 suites boasting lavish amenities, it’s no wonder the resort was the first in Las Vegas to garner the coveted AAA Five Diamond status. The collection of distinct suites includes luxe features such as a glass-enclosed steam shower, in-mirror LCD TVs, access to the private Chairman’s Lounge, pre-arrival itinerary planning, limousine airport transfer and much more.
3. 'Fore' The Fun Of It
There’s golf and then there’s Topgolf. The four-story venue in Las Vegas is the world’s largest Topgolf with 108 climate-controlled (read: AC) hitting bays, two pools with cabanas, private suites, an entertainment stage, bars on every level, stunning views of The Strip and much more. Come early to grab a bay and play or hit the Hideaway Pool to hear guest DJs spin the hottest tracks. Then stick around for free shows by up-and-coming artists at The Toyota Yard or Birdie Bar.
4. Get the Most Thrilling View
Las Vegas is known for being an adult playground, but what if you really just want to feel like a kid again? Start at Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York-New York, the world’s first to feature the heartline twist-and-dive maneuver. It will give you a stunning view of the town, and then take your breath away with its 144-foot drop.
5. Feel Like a Kid Again
Keep your heart rate up at The Adventuredome at Circus Circus and catch a ride on El Loco, the coaster boasting 1,300 feet of electric yellow track with negative g-force drops and gravity-defying turns. Then venture on to the Canyon Blaster, Sling Shot, Disk’O, Chaos and the Inverter for even more thrills.
6. A Little Friendly Competition
Take a break at the Fun Dungeon at Excalibur arcade and challenge yourself with more than 150 games – old and new – including the Mega Stacker, Big Bass and Key Master. Or keep it simple with the ring toss and balloon-popping darts. Whatever your speed, there is sure to be something to channel your inner child.
7. Explore the Extremes
Dive the depths to discover the unknown at Shark Reef Aquarium or traverse to the top of the world and experience Polar Journey – two exhibits that immerse guests in extreme realms through interactive scenes and experiences. Shark Reef transports visitors to an ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters with more than 100 species, while Polar Journey encourages exploration of the many fascinating aspects of the polar regions.
8. Have Some Poolside Fun
Las Vegas’ longest-running LGBT pool party, Temptation Sundays, always turns the heat up and this season is no different as the dayclub celebrates its 10th scorching hot season.Although specially tailored for the LGBT community, inclusiveness rules here making everyone welcome to join the party, which is packed with locals and visitors alike. Request a pool chair massage from one of their relaxation specialists and make your summer getaway something to remember.