How to Travel In Las Vegas Like A Celebrity
How I wish there more than twenty-four hours in the day
Exploring Las Vegas, it’s hard not feeling like the latest celebrity when entering the restaurants, nightclubs and experiences on offer, such is the breadth and brilliance of every detail.
So it’s time to take a page out of the A-list notebook and live it up in Vegas like the celebrity you know you deserve to be.
WHAT TO DO
Party With Superstar DJ’s
Notorious for having the most opulent, extravagant and damn-right epic nightclubs and parties in the whole of the world, Vegas allows you to throw shapes next to your favourite celebrity talent. With superstar DJ’s such as Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Zedd and MarshMello booked for residencies in clubs such as Omnia, Hakkasan, and Kaos, the options are endless.
And trust us, the resulting Instagram pics will be ones to remember for a lifetime. But remember, what happens in Vegas...
Drive Exotic Supercars
Just outside the strip lies Exotics Racing, a supercar driving experience right next to the Las Vegas Motor speedway. They allow you to jump behind the wheels of the latest Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches, taking them for a spin around their 1.5-mile racetrack of fast sweeping corners and epic chicanes.
With celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah and Zac Efron covering their Instagram feed, be sure to get your own snap before you compete to get your time on the leaderboard. If that isn’t enough octane to satisfy your needs, there are the 270 CC go-karts on the same property to see if you can overtake your travelling friends.
See Vegas from Above
Nothing says travelling like a celebrity than arriving by helicopter, so why not take to the skies with Maverick Helicopters who offer a variety of tours to suit any itinerary and occasion.
Either wait until the sun sets and the famous neon lights of the Vegas strip shine bright before you take a 15-minute tour around this once in a lifetime trip. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, why not take the exhilarating wind dancer tour out of Las Vegas Valley and toward the Grand Canyon passing Lake Mead and Hoover Dam on the way. It swoops into the Grand Canyon to land for a picnic and champagne to toast one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.
Be A High Roller
Soar 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip is the High Roller Ferris Wheel. With stunning 360 views of the epic architectural landscape, it also happens to be the world’s tallest observation wheel which is nothing short of the grandeur expected in Vegas.
Boasting several awesome experiences, including a happy half-hour ticket with open bar included or if you need to wind down and relax try a Yoga class allowing both your body and mind to soar above the Vegas Skyline. Not to mention the chocolate experience - sign me up!
Test Your Fear Of Heights
If adrenaline is your thing and you have the need to scare yourself into a quivering mess, then test your metal at the Stratosphere’s Thrill Rides at the top of its 1km high mega-tower.
First up is The Big Shot, which sends you flying into the air at insane speeds, followed by Insanity, a Giant mechanical arm that spins you off the edge at heights of 866feet up. Just make sure you don’t take your sunglasses on with you!
Finally, X-Scream catapults you headfirst over the edge and lets you dangle 109 stories in the air. This surely isn’t for the faint-hearted!
Cool Off At The Pool
If the night's entertainment was too addictive to allow it to end, then come sunrise the plethora of pool parties and dayclubs through the Vegas strip will satisfy your needs. Wet Republic in the MGM Grand is nothing short of epic, with an unbelievable DJ line-up throughout the summer including Zedd, Steve Aoki, and Martin Garrix, be sure you are ready to party the day away in the beautiful Nevada sun.
Just turn up in your swimming costume as most clubs have a strict policy on entry, but truly necessary when the champagne showers start pouring!
Let Off Some Steam
For a real nostalgic American experience, head over to Machine Gun Vegas to try your hand pressing the button on several high-powered machine guns Las Vegas’s premier shooting ranges. This isn’t a walk-in gun store, but a full-on professional and sensory experience from start to finish and lets you handle the artillery you’ve seen in Hollywood blockbusters each year.
With several packages on offer, the Gamers Experience lets you test out rifles from your favourite FPS video games such as Call of Duty and includes equipment such as the AK47, MP5 and Glock 17. For complete novices and first-time shooters, there’s thorough training and each step if gone through step by step so you come out feeling like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Feel Like Superman
Head over to downtown Vegas and walking down the Freemont Street Experience you’ll notice something that looks like superman overhead. Well, not exactly Superman. The Slotzilla zipline experience which sees riders travel headfirst throughout the length of downtown’s strip, whizzing past the public below and possibly a few live gigs they have throughout the evening.
There’s also the world’s largest video screen above, that displays an awesome ‘viva vision’ light show which is a true must-see in vegas. The best part? it’s free!
FOOD AND DRINK
An elegant and stylish take on the traditional steakhouse restaurant, entering Bavette’s transports you into a casual glow of 1950s jazz parlour. With thick juicy steaks, fresh seafood and a classic selection of side dishes, including brussel sprouts to die for, the accompanying cocktail menu and wine lists make this an epic downtempo boudoir a place to really escape the bustle of the main Vegas strip and treat yourself to the finer things in life.
Korean BBQ remixed with Mexican cuisine, fused in Los Angeles and given an essential Las Vegas twist, where do we begin! From stepping into the Best Friend’s bright Asian store inspired entrance to the personal pictures dotted throughout the menu, there’s is a really unique feel to the restaurant. Guests are given experimental options to try as well as classic treats to leave licking your fingers, and a belly full of awesome Korean BBQ, YUM!
Eataly is less a single restaurant, more an entity of delicious Italian food, both savoury and sweet. With hundreds of high-quality Italian products and ingredients, you can choose your own steak from a butcher and watch him cook it to your preference before your very eyes - now that is fresh!
Or if you’re looking for a more traditional pizza option, head to La Pizza e La Pasta for a wide-ranging menu of fresh seasonal pasta and Neapolitan style pizza.
PLACES TO STAY
Well-located along the Vegas strip, the newly renovated Park MGM resort is a beautifully finished hotel with suites and rooms for all needs. It boasts several excellent restaurants downstairs, a full casino, the On The Record Nightclub as well as the 5,200 seater Park theatre that features some premier Vegas shows. Not to mention Jemaa, Park MGM’s own pool party located 5 minutes walk from your room, now that is handy!
Palms Casino Resort
Step up Palms Casino Resort, that resume boasts the world’s most expensive hotel rooms, designed by legendary designer Damien Hirst. This premium hotel boasts everything from signature rooms to unique themed suites such as the basketball-themed Hardwood suite including full basketball practice court and bowling themed Kingpin suite with a full bowling alley. There’s also Vegas biggest club, the 100,000 square feet KAOS nightclub, with acts such as Cardi B, Post Malone, Marshmello and Travis Scott all gracing its walls. Palms is designed in the true essence of Vegas grandeur.
By James Fenn
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