You’ve earned this vacation and you’re not going to mess around on some activity that doesn’t float your boat. You need to know where to go and what to do to get the most out of your trip. We’ve determined six personality types and customized itineraries for each. Whether you’re a foodie, a fashionista, or fitness buff, Las Vegas offers something new and exciting and this guide will help find the right things for you.
If shopping were a sport, you’d be crowned champion. But now you’ve met your match in Las Vegas; here the shopping rivals any you’ve seen before. Via Bellagio and The Shops at Bellagio are big time, major league shopping: DIOR, FENDI, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes … it’s enough to send a fashionista into a frenzy. But don’t stop there; SJP is right around the corner, in the Promenade Shops to be exact. Here you’ll find Sarah Jessica Parker’s exclusive shoe collection. What could be more fulfilling than strapping on hells designed by the woman who played the shoe-obsessed fashionista Carrie Bradshaw? Save some room in those bags though, because The Shoppes at Mandalay Place await you. Here, roam through boutiques like the flirty Nora Blue or take a swing at Store on the Green. If you think it’s time to shop for someone else for a change, head to ARIA Men’s for everything from clothes to fragrance. And since you’re already at ARIA, don’t miss Terrene. This chic boutique carries your favorite designers such as Alice + Olivia, 7 for All Mankind, Rebecca Minkoff and Laura Mercier. Along the way, each shopping destination offers plenty of food and entertainment options, should you need a break.
Some people expect to put on the pounds when they travel. You? You go home lighter and more fit than when you left. That’s because you’re a cardio tourist, energized not just by the lights of Las Vegas, but by the action. If you’re a go-big-or-go-home person, Bellagio Boot Camp is a full-body circuit workout that changes with each class. Combining cardio and resistance training methods, you’ll work up a sweat, challenge each muscle and develop stamina. But that’s just the warm-up. Next, head over to The Spa at ARIA for the Indoor Hike, where a fitness expert will lead you on a high-energy walking tour through the resort and customize a workout based on your fitness level. Learn trivia about the hotel as you sprint through the convention center, huff through push-ups in the garden area and puff through jumping jacks in front of Jewel Nightclub. It’s just like boot camp – only Vegas style. Ready to reclaim your inner harmony? It’s waiting for you – along with your favorite aquatic mammals – at The Mirage with Yoga Among the Dolphins. Soak it in while you can because you won’t get this back home.
Just like all Night Owls, the day doesn’t start for you until the sun goes down and you’re in good company at Hakkasan at MGM Grand. Here you’ll find five levels of electric energy created by the club scene’s most favorite DJs: Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon and more. And since there’s a restaurant and lounge too, you can start and end your night right there. It’s a safe bet that, as a night owl, music is important to you. If so, check out On The Record at Park MGM. The latest from Jonnie and Mark Houston, twin brothers famous for their LA clubs Black Rabbit Rose and No Vacancy among others, celebrates every genre of music. This speakeasy-club boasts guest DJs, karaoke and Startenders -mixologists that take your favorite song and create a cocktail around it. Make your way through the space and out to the patio to the 1963 Bristol Lodekka double-decker bus, now serving as the DJ booth. Before the sun rises, head over to JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA where the beats of world-renowned DJs fill this sprawling club. With a spectacular sound system, full-color laser light shows and an energy all its own, you’ve reached the nightlife zenith. Now, if only the moon would keep shining.
If your personality matches the Culinary Kangaroo, you’ll find good company in Las Vegas, as it’s known as much for dining as it is for entertainment. Sample the gastronomical delights created by Joël Robuchon, France’s “Chef of the Century,” whose eponymous restaurant Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand is the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Las Vegas. The late culinary genius’ thumbprint is also on the Michelin-starred L’Atelier at MGM Grand. Watch as favorite such as La Pintande Fermiére et le foie gras rôtis, pommes de terre confites au jus (French hen with roasted foie gras and confit potatoes au jus) and La Langoustine truffée cuite en ravioli avec une étuvée du chous vert (Truffled langoustine ravioli served with simmered cabbage and foie gras sauce) are prepared right in front of you – a true feast for your eyes. Continue the culinary tour around the world at Carbone at ARIA. Celebrating the classic mid-century Italian-American restaurants, this spot serves New York-inspired cuisine such as Lobster Fra Diavolo and Chicken Scarpariello with glamour, showmanship and, best of all, tableside preparation. Another spot celebrating classic culinary traditions is Bavette’s at Park MGM. This outpost of the acclaimed Chicago classic serves timeless steakhouse fare and strong cocktails in a gilded space complete with red-leather banquettes, glowing chandeliers and lively jazz.
If you have an unslakable thirst for knowledge and are driven to go, see and do, your personality matches the Curious Cat. Vacation to you is synonymous with learning and Las Vegas is up for the challenge. Start with The Artist Studio, MGM Resorts artist-in-residence program. MGM Resorts Art & Culture offers studio space for artists to create new works in an open environment so guests can witness the process. Works are commissioned from each artist to become a part of the permanent collection. The first artist-in-residence, Kisho Mwkaiyama, created the 24-painting artwork, Vendarta 100: Six Elements and the Seasons, which can be seen at Mandalay Bay. More recently, Parker Ito completed a body of paintings, which can be seen in the gallery adjacent to the Bellagio Gallery Fine Art, inspired by photography and his Japanese-American heritage. For something totally different, meet some of the most intelligent animals on the planet at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. Here, you can get a taste of life as a professional throughout the Secret Garden, home to black panthers, golden tigers and white lions. These lush surroundings serve as a research facility, educating visitors about these exotic animals. After that, get a refresher in Biology 101 with BODIES … The Exhibition at Luxor. The 200 dissected human bodies give a deeper understanding of how humans function, so you can appreciate how truly complex you are.
From the famous wedding chapels to romantic dinners and fantasy hotel rooms, love is in the air in Las Vegas. Set the mood by taking in Zumanity at New York-New York. Known as “the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil,” Mistress of Sensuality Edie takes you through a titillating adventure of contortionists, daring aerial choreography and a water bowl act that will take your breath away. After wards, stroll down The Strip and stop at the Fountains of Bellagio to enjoy the breathtaking display of the fountains choreographed to thundering music. Then share a bottle of wine and a romantic dinner at NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM. The stunning space with soaring ceilings and walls lined with books is the perfect place to get in close for one of those intimate conversations you’ve been craving. Of course, you could just stay in. With a quick stop by the Vdara Market Café, you’ll have what you need to prepare a romantic dinner for two in you in-room kitchen at Vdara. Nothing will rival the view here – whether you’re looking out the floor- to- ceiling windows or at your true love.