If you had 24 hours in the greatest city in the world what would you do? Party till you can’t party anymore? Eat till your stuffed then eat again? Shop till you drop? Las Vegas hotels are designed to the point that you really don’t need to leave your hotel. Most hotels have their own collection of restaurants, shops, clubs and bars. So with all of these options how can you even imagine in 24 hours experiencing something outside your respective hotel? What season would you pick? Seeing that I’m a 32 year old single male I’m pretty sure you can get an idea how my trip would go. Well here is my ideal 24 hour Vegas vacation.
Vegas is absolutely amazing 365 days a year 24/7. My 24 hour vacation would have to be in the summer and on a Sunday. Why you might ask? Sundays are the best days to get more bang for your buck with the rollover of weekend traffic. Sunday Funday! My Las Vegas hotel of choice would be The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. My flight would arrive at 8 am and I would have the Cosmopolitan limo waiting for me curbside. After my driver drops me off and I check into my Cosmopolitan wraparound suite I would swiftly change into my bathing suit and head down to Marquee Day Club where my V.I.P. host is waiting to escort me to my pool side cabana. After a couple of hours of lunch, drinks and listening to one of my favorite top 100 DJ’s I decide to take an exit and head north on the strip for tourist things.
2:30 pm – First stop is The Miracle Mile Mall at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Yes it’s a full mile of shopping. I always make sure I stop by Blondie’s to grab a beer and catch the scores on the games. I always like to stop by the “Rain Storn” in the sky…go check it out it’s pretty cool.
4:00 pm – Linq Las Vegas and the High Roller. Las Vegas is now home to the Largest Ferris/observation wheel in the world (High Roller). After an amazing 30 minute rotation around the Linq viewing the stunning views of the Las Vegas valley I decided to stop by Tilted Kilt for a drink since I’ve never been to any of their establishments.
5:30 pm – Bellagio fountains. I am now almost 10 hours into my 24 hours. As I walk south down Las Vegas Boulevard I take a pit stop by The Bellagio Fountains. This never gets old.
7:00 pm – Dinner! So after hours of drinking and hitting the strip I decided to freshen up and head to my favorite dinner spot; The Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Las Vegas. They have an amazingly fresh libations menu along with a great tapas menu. Small plates are better for this guy so I don’t head back to my suite and fall victim to food coma. Mandarin Bar has one of the most amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip with floor to ceiling windows located on the 23rd floor of Mandarin.
8:30 pm – Always make time for heading down to Fremont Street. There’s so much activity going on in Downtown Las Vegas with The D and the new Grand Hotel. East Freemont Street has gone through a much needed renovation with a lot of hipster bars and restaurants leading up to the recently opened Container Park.
10:30 pm – Hakkasan Nightclub Las Vegas. I arrive to MGM Grand just in time to meet my V.I.P. host at the door to escort me to my dance floor table where i can listen to the sounds of Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Tommy Trash or any of their other amazing EDM DJ’s.
4:00 am – 4 AM has come and the headliner has left the stage. While most people think the party is stopping…it’s really just beginning with the afterhours.
4:30 am – Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas, Home to Drai’s Nightclub Las Vegas. After a couple of hours of bouncing between the EDM room and Hip Hop room I start to realize that my 24 hours of glory is quickly coming to the end.
6:00 pm – After picking up my luggage and making a stop by the Henry to grab carryout breakfast for the limo ride to McCarran I stop by the Cosmopolitan front desk the bounce into the sunrise.
If you had 24 hours in Las Vegas how would you spend it?