Las Vegas Travel Guide – Top Places to Visit & Eat
Las Vegas has long been considered America’s bacchanal, but in recent years it has become much more than a gaming mecca. Example: the city offers exceptional shopping, with more flagship stores than Madison Avenue in New York, experiences gourmet dining from celebrity chefs and premium accommodations with some of the world’s best destination spas. There is something for every taste. Below, we highlight some of Las Vegas’ most iconic and recent offerings.
Adele at Caesars Palace
From Celine Dion to Britney Spears and Mariah Carey, it’s no secret that Vegas residences are always a must-see whenever you’re in town. And now, Caesars Palace’s latest announcement regarding the incomparable Adele has made it one of the most anticipated shows of the year. If you want to sing “Hello” at the top of your lungs, “Weekends with Adele” will debut at the Colosseum on Friday January 21st.
If you haven’t had the luxury of living an Aufguss, this might be your only opportunity to do so in the United States. Inspired by the ancient European sauna tradition, Resorts World has invested in a state-of-the-art sauna located just to the right of the Awana Spa Mixed Fountain of Youth. There, a meister sauna world champion waves towels to move heat around the room in sync with the beat of the music through a series of jerky films and flowing dance-like gestures. At the end of this 30-minute slice of paradise, you’ll be in perfect shape to enjoy one of the spa’s many treatments. We recommend the 120-minute Tokyo Escape, inspired by Spa Director Jennifer Lyn’s journey to the bustling city where, even in a state of frantic energy, she discovered that peace can still be achieved through movement and a appeasement of the mind.
“O” at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Even after 20 years, “O” at the Bellagio remains one of the most iconic shows. Produced by the very tall and avant-garde Cirque Du Soleil, this show sees aerials, divers, contortionists and others perform in, on and above a 1.5 million gallon swimming pool. The superhuman acrobatics and the enchanting storyline are guaranteed to leave you inspired and ready to experience a triple axis dive all at once.
Cafe de la Sadelle
From the people who brought us Carbon comes the most amazing Jewish deli in the world. Between its design inspired by a jewelry box, its superb salmon platters and its magnificent salads, you might feel like having your breakfast at Tiffany’s. Just be sure to save room for the traditional rugelach, babkas, and the big strawberry cake.
Milos is what the kitchen should be: a high quality product of exceptional freshness, handled with care. The maritime menu is displayed in its open kitchen and fish market (a large part of which is shipped daily from the Mediterranean). Everything is great, but you’d be remiss if you didn’t start with the Milos Special (lightly fried eggplant and zucchini sliced like razors and served with saganaki cheese and tzatziki) and the surprisingly tender octopus.
Yes, the two multi-story waterfalls next to a magnificent pagoda are striking, but it’s the culinary prowess of Michelin-acclaimed chef Min Kim that makes Mizumi focus on what’s in there. ‘plate. While most traditional Japanese chefs focus on one style of cooking, Kim applies authentic and contemporary technique to kaiseki, teppan, robatayaki, tempura, and sushi. Most notable dishes include the wild snapper usuzukuri sashimi which is brightened up and balanced with a citrus kick, the bluefin tataki in a ponzu emulsification topped with charred leek powder and a bone-in sirloin steak that is the best steak in town.
Organized by AK Design Network, this newly opened tapas bar-meet-cocktail lounge is simply stunning. The warm and welcoming atmosphere features animated portraits of female characters that inspire a selection of craft cocktails based on their unique stories. We suggest you sip the Isabella, made with ultra-premium cask-aged Casa Dragones tequila, aperol, lime and a mole passion fruit spice. With the beverage program taking center stage, don’t skip Chef Nicole Brisson’s savory dishes, which are even better than those found at her high-profile neighboring Italian restaurant Brezza.
The NoMad bar
Tucked inside the Park MGM, you’ll find a sophisticated underground bar reminiscent of Hemingway’s Bar at the Ritz in Paris. The program is led by Leo Robitschek, who brought his magic to Vegas after receiving the honor of “Best Bar in North America” and the world’s third place in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2017 for his work in New York City. Here you’ll find classic cocktails, playful riffs like Detox-Retox (think: an old-fashioned tiki-inspired style), and bigger adult punch bowls.
Born in the arts district of downtown Las Vegas, this boutique coffee brand has caught a cult following. Everything from farmer selection and on-site roasting to classic and nitro brewing is carefully monitored by a team of the city’s best baristas. For those looking for something more substantial, all of Vesta’s pastries are homemade, including a must-have savory toast and a sweet almond croissant.
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Bellagio’s iconic fountains make it one of the most recognizable hotels on the planet, but once you venture inside you’ll know what it really is. From the magnificent Dale Chihuly glass ceiling in the check-in area to its spa located next to an ever-changing veranda that offers the only watsu massage in town (a combination of zen shiatsu and stretching while gently floating in a private heated swimming pool) and an unrivaled culinary range, this hotel will never disappoint you.
One of the city’s newest properties, the Crockfords at Resorts World is one of the liveliest. To get there, you have to walk through an enclosed playground and enter the very private lobby of Resorts World’s ultra-chic Crockfords Tower. Here you’ll find dedicated staff, elevators to take you to the 236 penthouse units, direct access to private games and a VIP pool.
The Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas
Those in the know know Las Vegas hotels in hotels, and the Tower Suites is the Wynn’s very private five-star offering. Setting the standard for upscale service, a stay at this property includes a private playground and pool, plus access to all of the dining, nightlife, gaming, and shopping that set the Wynn down. on the map.