Hello everyone! So as summer is slowly coming to an end especially in the Northeast region of the U.S., the sun still continues to make its presence felt on the West side. If you want to extend your summer a tad bit longer, enjoy some more sunshine or dance away at some of the biggest pool parties, then make Las Vegas your next destination! Continue reading my 4 day Las Vegas itinerary.
Located in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is only a few hours away from wherever you are. Pool parties, lively night life, touring the Grand Canyon, kid friendly resorts, are just some of the few things you can experience here. I have visited Vegas several times and think it can be fully enjoyed even on a short trip (#teamnosleep).
I like to start my first morning low key, order some room service for a delicious breakfast in bed and then head to the pool to relax and soak in some sunshine. Enjoy every bit of these calm moments because it will get hectic!
Try something different from your traditional lunch. The Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio hosts an amazing Afternoon Tea daily from 1-4 PM with live piano being played to create the perfect ambiance. Check out their website here for pricing and reservations. You can also check out the Afternoon tea at the Mandalay Bay as an equally fancy option, however, this one requires reservations during the weekdays and weekends are for private parties only. Afternoon tea is held at the Four Seasons Hotel poolside from 3-4 PM Monday- Friday. Click here to make your reservation.
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Next, time for some sightseeing at the Strip. Head to one of Vegas’s oldest hotel, the Flamingo and take a stroll through their free Wildlife Habitat exhibit and of course see the pink flamingos! Then take a quick walk over to the Bellagio (7 mins walk) and check out their seasonal exhibit. One of the prettiest indoor garden which is decorated beautifully for each season offering something new and different year around!
All the walking might have made your hungry by now. Prep your bellies for a Heart Attack Grill experience (yes, that is the name of the restaurant). The first thing you notice walking in to the restaurant is the wait staff dressed as hospital staff and you get to dress up as the patient. Don’t get confused, you are in a restaurant and its all part of the experience. Order some serious, meaty burger with their delicious fries and a shake to finish things up.
I hope you are fully charged for a night out of dancing and music. Downtown Vegas has several free concerts going on daily. Click here to check them out
Today’s Agenda —>>Calm before the storm
-Breakfast courtesy of Room Service
-Relax at the pool
-Afternoon Tea @ Mandalay Bay
-Explore indoor gardens
-Play dress up for Dinner @Heart Attack Grill
-Dance like no one is watching
Start day 2 of your trip with a hearty breakfast at Jamms Restaurant. Don’t let the size and location of the restaurant fool you. Delicious food and excellent customer service make Jamms a must, I had a Jamms omelette the last time I went there and savored every bite!
Explore the history of Vegas through Neon Museum. Founded in 1996, the museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing Las Vegas’s most iconic signs. The museum is open till 11:00 PM, however, make sure you purchase your tickets in advance if you are planning to visit in the evenings as it is their busiest times. Click here to check the ticket pricing. I would schedule an hour to an hour and half for your visit. Also keep in mind, it is an outdoor museum so dress appropriately.
For lunch check out Bachi Burger. They have 3 locations that serve delicious Asian style gourmet burgers with vegetarian options. I loved their oxtail fries minus the egg of top.
Now time for a grand tour of Grand Canyon! My favorite way to explore the Grand Canyon via helicopter (you can opt to drive or take a bus tour). Several companies offer tours which can take anywhere from 3 hours to an all day experience, plan accordingly. Click here for a 3 hours helicopter tour option and click here for the bus tour option.
Grab an early dinner at Andre’s Bistro and Bar. A casual bistro that offers French-American dishes and lots of wine options. Keep in mind that the restaurant closes at 9:00 PM. After dinner, catch a glimpse of the magical fountain show at the Bellagio. The show lasts only a few minutes and can be viewed from anywhere around the hotel for free. Lastly, grab some drinks at the luxurious Chandelier Bar located in the Cosmopolitan hotel to end your evening.
Today’s agenda —>> Grand Canyon
-Breakfast- Jamms Restaurant
-Explore history of Vegas
-Lunch @ Bachi Burger
-Tour the Grand Canyon
-Casual dinner date
-Watch Fountain Show @Bellagio
-Drink inside a chandelier
A new day in the Sin City and lots more fun things to come! Start your day early for breakfast at Off the Strip Linq which serves delicious breakfast and one of the best brunch in Vegas! Take some cool pics at the Seven Magic Mountains where you will see large, colorful boulders. It is located 10 miles south of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway. There is no admission fees and the boulders are displayed outdoors.
Feast like a king at Caesar Palace! Bacchanal Buffet has got to be the one of the best buffet in the country. With hundreds of food options, there is no compromise on the quality. Everything is freshly prepared, a lot of times right in front of you. There is usually a wait, however, they do accept reservations. Click here for pricing.
After your lavish meal just relax at the pool. I remember having a food coma after all that delicious food. Next, you can watch one of the famous shows before dinner. Some of my recommendations are: Cirque du Soleil, Blueman group, Beetles Love and Zumanity.
Next have a fancy meal at Prime Steakhouse before shaking a leg at Club Hakkasan. The club is located inside MGM Grand and is home to some world famous DJs such as Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Kaskade, etc. and is a celebrity favorite. If you are on the hunt for some after club food, there is no place better than Pho Kim Long to satisfy your hunger at that hour. The restaurant is open 24 hours and have some amazing egg rolls and pho!
Today’s Agenda —>>Party hard
-Breakfast- Off the Strip Linq
-Explore unique art
-Eat and eat @Caesars Palace
-Be amazed at some unique talent
-Fancy dinner date
-Satisfy the late night craving
I recommend taking your last day easy and to yourself. You can just spend the day at the pool or attend a pool party, get a relaxing massage, do some shopping or try your luck at some poker (only penny slot machines for me).
Also check out Bouchon Bakery at the Venetian. And last but not least, don’t forger to take a mandatory photo by the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign which is located on 5200 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Today’s Agenda —>>Wind down
-Try out Bouchon Bakery @venetian
-Get a tan
-Shop till you drop
-Get a relaxing massage
-Photo by The Vegas Sign
PRO TIPS- 4 DAY LAS VEGAS ITINERARY
-The best form of transportation for this itinerary is a car, whether you chose to rent a car or utilize Uber/Lyft. There was a time when all the casino hotels offered free valet parking, this might have changed by now.
-Reserve everything in advance! It can be peak times today and off time tomorrow. Vegas crowds are unpredictable, whether you are going to watch a show, dine in or explore, reserve ahead!
-Vegas tends to be hot, extremely hot during summer and still hot during fall. It does get cold during winters and some had some snow fall last winter, so dress accordingly and do your absolute best to stay hydrated.
-I have stayed several times at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson. Eventhough, it is a few miles off the strip, it is conveniently located around restaurants, shops and has a casino!
-For a more economical option, you can check out Cabana Suites located in Downtown
I hope you have enjoyed reading my post about 4 day Las Vegas itinerary and make plans to visit Las Vegas soon! I think Vegas is a great vacation spot and has much more to offer than just gambling. Even though, I have visited Vegas at least 6 times, I can’t wait to go back and explore more!