What to do on a weekend in Vegas

Wondering what to do on a weekend in Vegas? ... photo by CC user Clément Bardot on wikimedia

Need a break from the grind soon? With summer vacation approaching, the WSOP Main Event set to shuffle up and deal in early July, and with back accounts everywhere in the best shape they’ve been in years, there is no better time to let loose and live a little in America’s most thrilling metropolis. Wondering what to do on a weekend in Vegas? Try these suggestions on for size…

Hit the slots

Start your weekend by hitting down at many of the chiming, ringing machines you see down in the pit of the casino resort where you are staying, and try to spin up a modest stake to something that is far more substantial.

Unlike other games, all you need do here is insert your money and press a few buttons, and away you go! Even if you lose your stake (make sure it is money you can afford to lose … you need to pay the rent above all else), you’ll have an exciting time trying to hunt down that big jackpot!

Want to get in some practice before heading to Vegas? Play online variants like the Sugar Rush casino game so you’ll know what to expect before sitting down at a real machine in Nevada…

See a show

In order to bolster its claim to being the Entertainment Capital of the World, casinos on The Strip have worked hard to attract world class talent to perform in their theaters. These efforts have paid off, as legendary entertainers like Celine Dion, the performance artists known as The Blue Man Group and illusionists and comedians like Penn and Teller have drawn in the crowds night after night in Vegas. Join the masses and see what the buzz is all about!

Paint the town red

Once you have heard an epic love ballad, witnessed poetry in motion, or have seen a baffling sight that could only be attributed to magic, the only thing left to do is to hit Vegas’ many decadent nightclubs dressed to the nines.

From the out of control excess of establishments like Chateau (which boasts genuine chandeliers hanging above the dance floor) and XS (which offers a $10,000 cocktail), to the old school charm and hipster cool of downtown spots like the Casino Bar (Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. used to throw back Flaming Side Cars in the Rat Pack days) and the Downtown Cocktail Lounge (be sure to try their Apple Pie … the liquid alcoholic version of it that is!), Vegas is the ultimate destination for party animals everywhere.