Vegas, baby. Two words that inspire many to hop a last-minute plane ride to a world-famous mecca of luxury and decadence and toss their cares to the wind. While there are countless experiences in Las Vegas worth your tourist time. These four represent a few of my favorites.
Blue Man Group
Performing live at the Venetian, this performance art group puts on an unforgettable show that is part techno, part musical feast and completely unforgettable. Blue Man Group is great to see with girlfriends, as a couple and is even appropriate teen entertainment. If your show funds are limited during your holidays in Las Vegas, consider budgeting this one as your performance of choice.
MGM Grandís Lazy River
For pure water-based fun the whole family will enjoy, check out the lazy river experience at the MGM Grand. Open during the warmer-weather months, this winding river of pool water boasts rideable currents, waterfalls and an ever-changing environment as you ride your way through on inner tube, boogie board or simply on your own.
Enjoy a Buffet at the Bellagio
Considered the premier food buffet experience in Las Vegas, the Bellagio buffet features seafood, an extensive salad selection, numerous desserts and other succulent num nums. Itís a definite must-do on any visit to Vegas. Bonus? The Bellagio fountains are famous around the world for their outstanding water shows that are free for all Vegas visitors.
Spa Day at the Mandarin Oriental
Two stories and 27,000 square feet of ooh-la-la. Thatís what you can expect from a visit to the Mandarin Oriental Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thereís literally something to suit everyone with couplesí suites, a dedicated yoga studio, heated lounge chairs and a number of water experiences and spa therapies.
Looking for the easiest way to get around during your decadent fun fest? Try the Las Vegas monorail, which operates a virtually continuous circuit of transportation between the main venues on the Vegas strip.
Photo Credit: Tim Pearce Los Gatos