My best friend and I have been going to Vegas annually just us for the past few years and for many years before that with larger groups. We ALWAYS have the best most fabulous time (which is why we keep going back!). That said, I’d say we may be in a rut in that we always seem to do the same things (because we had so much darn fun there the previous times around!) As usual, I’ve planned our 5 night trip but trying to be more spontaneous – trying is operative word here as I’m not great at winging anything. So whilst this may seem quite “planned” for me the number of TBDs is an achievement in itself.
So, asking for review here as I really want us to try and do some different and new things.
Day 1 – arrive mid-day. Limo from airport (new – usually a car or taxi) to the Encore. Will try $20 trick for the sole purpose of trying to get a room FAR away from the noise of the Encore Beach Club below.
Roy’s for dinner (new). My friend is a very fussy eater and only eats plain food but loves steaks. I’m a lot more adventurous so wanted somewhere she can eat a filet and I can’t eat something besides steak. TA reviews were pretty good.
Rock of Ages (have done, but loved so doing again!)
TBD after - Not sure what to do. Thought to try Gilley’s as we usually do Toby’s place at Harrah’s. We did the Bourbon Room last time and that was fun. We’ll see where the night goes unless anyone has a great suggestion here.
Day 2 – Encore Spa treatments during day (have done but again loved and didn’t want to try a new spa as we’ve already done a few and this is our favourite).
Evening downtown (new – haven’t been for nearly 10 years). Stratosphere for 107th floor lounge (and maybe a SkyJump – DEFINITELY new) and then downtown to eat and gamble. Will do new zipline down Freemont street. Thinking Nic & Anthony’s or Hugo’s for steak but don’t want to book – not sure if we can just get in on a weekend night? Will stay and gamble – will probably hit El Cortez as don’t think I’ve ever played there.
Day 3 – Easy day TBD. Maybe Mon Ami Gabi for lunch – burgers! This is a usual but skipped last year and I missed it so we’re going again. Will pop over to Linq as that’s new for us. Shop, whatever.
Evening TBD! Have booked for drinks/nibbles at Mandarin Bar. NOTHING booked for dinner as I can’t make up mind. Want somewhere nice and classy but also FUN. All the while keeping easy menu for my chum. We used to do Voodoo Steakhouse and then spend most of evening at Voodoo Lounge and Rio gambling. Last year it just seemed tired and I’m ready to move on.
Day 4 – Day TBD and then concert at night. After concert is TBD – will just “wing it”.
Day 5 – Chill out day – pool possibly. Thinking an early afternoon buffet – Wicked Spoon or Wynn? Then out in the evening wherever – did duelling piano at NYNY last time which was good fun.
Day 6 – Go home.
What do you guys think? Any suggestions on changing up or where to go on TBDs? Promise its not to plan it but to keep it in my pocket in case we’re wandering around for something to do!
Thanks in advance.