EDC Las Vegas, the best three days of your life

Another year, come and gone. To say that EDC Las Vegas was lit af (or whatever the cool kids say these days) is an understatement. People come from all over the world to experience, what feels like, an overwhelming sensation of euphoria. And no, you don’t have to take blue pikachu’s to feel that way. The people are in the best moods, you see better costumes than Comicon and the effects they instill on the stage are downright the coolest things we’ve ever seen. EDM lover or not, everyone is welcome at EDC Las Vegas. At this festival, you’ll see more colors in the world than ever before (kind of like what Pocahontas said in “Colors of the Wind”). If you didn’t go this year, don’t worry, you have 365 days to plan for the next one. And if you did go this year, see if you can spot yourself in the pics below. EDC Las Vegas is nothing like any music festival you’ve ever experienced before.

Photo credit: Shaun Burgess

Photo credit: Shaun Burgess

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Photo credit: Shaun Burgess

Photo credit: Shaun Burgess

Photo credit: Shaun Burgess

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EMERGE Impact + Music 2018 recap

As you already know, Sin City is all about that new-new. Whether it’s new Las Vegas shows, things to do in Las Vegas or Vegas restaurants, this city is always on the up-and-up. So it’s no surprise that EMERGE Impact + Music wanted to unleash their roster of musicians, speakers and tastemakers onto the Entertainment Capital of the World. And did they ever. Showcases on showcases at Harrah’s, The LINQ, Flamingo, Brooklyn Bowl and The Bunkhouse Saloon inspired new ideas about engaging with each other, activism and even introduced some new artists to the playlist rotation. If you were able to experience EMERGE Impact + Music 2018, enjoy this little trip down memory lane. If you missed out, here’s your chance to get stoked for next year. And as always, be sure to check out our Las Vegas Events page to learn about the year’s upcoming events.

Polish Club. Photo Courtesy of EMERGE Impact + Music

Bay Ledges. Photo Courtesy of David Clark

OK GO. Photo Courtesy of EMERGE Impact + Music

Sego. Photo Courtesy of David Clark

The Fairytale Ball. Photo Courtesy of EMERGE Impact + Music

Bay Ledges. Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Depressed Monsters. Photo Courtesy of EMERGE Impact + Music

Luna Aura. Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Poppy. Photo Courtesy of EMERGE Impact + Music

Bay Ledges. Photo Courtesy of David Clark

OK GO. Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Photo Courtesy of David Clark

Vegas Bitez Ep. 2: Ferraro’s | Pici Al Cinghiale

You know the kind of place that makes you feel like you’re the guest of honor at dinner and they’ve made your favorite meal? That’s Ferraro’s. And this is where the Italians eat in Las Vegas.

A Sin City staple since 1985, the Ferraro family sticks to three principles: Mangia (Eat), Bevi (Drink) and Divertiti (Have fun). A motto that has served them well over the years, and one we can certainly get behind. So, when Chef Francesco invited us into the kitchen to see how he prepares the pici al cinghiale (wild boar ragu) from his new spring menu, we practically broke our necks to see firsthand what keeps them on top of the food chain.

It takes about a day and a half to prepare the dish. Sourced directly from the rolling hillsides of Tuscany, the wild boar marinates in a medley of herbs and veggies until it reaches the peak of perfection 24 hours later. Then it simmers all day long until it’s tender and fragrant, just in time for the dinner rush.

The Ferraro’s team makes roughly 50 pounds of pasta by hand each day, some of which is the plump spaghetti-like noodle called, “pici.” Originating from Siena, it’s hand-rolled and stretched into stringy shoelaces of dough, encouraging maximum slurpability.

The Ferraro’s kitchen, thick with steam and the spiced aroma of braised meat, is a hotbed of culinary activity. But don’t take our word for it, check out the video to see what we mean. Brace yourself, carnivorous friends, this is about to get delicious.

Looking for a Las Vegas show or more things to do in Las Vegas before or after your meal? We’ve got you covered.

The Vegas Golden Knights are bringing down the house. Here’s where you can watch a game in Las Vegas.

The Golden Knights in Las Vegas might be playing on ice, but their sticks and skates are on fire. Everyone wants a piece of the action, and tickets are skyrocketing with every win under their belt. It can be hard to justify taking time off to travel to one of these games, and no one wants to have a “conversation” with their significant other (or worse) their mother. So here’s a few alternative places to watch a Vegas Golden Knights game, just in time for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Lagasse’s Stadium in The Palazzo Las Vegas

Why save the best for last when you can put it up to bat first? Ooh, wrong sport. Sorry, blame it on all the “slap shots” we’ve been chugging down at Lagasse’s Stadium inside The Palazzo. For those of you who haven’t been there for a game yet, that’s a specialty cocktail they dedicated to the team. And that’s just the beginning. They also have what they call a “puck drop” which is tater tots topped with brown gravy, shredded beef brisket and pepper jack cheese. Every bite tastes like you’re scoring a goal in your mouth. Sit back in their plush seats, eat and drink plenty and enjoy the game on one of their hundreds of HDTVs throughout the sports book.

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Brooklyn Bowl in The LINQ Promenade

What’s better than sitting back and watching the game? Crushing your friends in a game of bowling and watching the Golden Knights take home a W at the same time. Brooklyn Bowl in The LINQ Promenade has 32 lanes for bowling and six bars. And while you’re tossing one back or throwing a ball down the lane, you can catch the game on their big screens (trust us, even someone with glasses can’t miss the puck). Time to throw down the gauntlet with your friends and watch your favorite NHL hockey team. Brooklyn Bowl is where it’s at when it comes to catching a Knights game.

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Rí Rá Irish Pub in Mandalay Place

Hockey isn’t just a Canadian thing, it can be an Irish thing too. Yeah, they might not be known for their talents on the ice, but they sure know how to party. And what’s better than partying and watching hockey at the same time? Nothing. Head to Rí Rá Irish Pub at Mandalay Place and drink with your friends while the Golden Knights are throwing down on the ice. If you wear your Golden Knights gear, you’ll shave 15% off your bill. That can be a life saver after a night of drinking. Go home a winner, and don’t cry over your bank statement in the morning. Party on people! Knights, this shot is for you.

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MacKenzie River Pizza in City National Arena

Pizza and sports are a classic combo like Canada and hockey. At McKenzie’s River Pizza inside the City National Arena, you get to devour a whole pie (don’t judge) and catch hockey teams practicing at the same time. This is home to the Golden Knights practice facility, along with the UNLV Rebel hockey team and other smaller leagues. So when the team isn’t dominating the division at T-Mobile Arena, you can catch them practicing here. If you just want a place to chill and watch them crush the competition, pull up a stump and watch the game on one of the TVs. There’s no limit to the action when it comes to hockey. So why not catch a part of it for yourself? Afterall, no one likes a mad case of FOMO.

Dolla, dolla bills y’all. Here’s how to spend your tax return in Vegas

This is the time of year where you’re either taking a money bath or you’re holding your head in your hands asking, “How did this happen?” Yep, that’s right, it’s tax season and the IRS is either your best friend or your worst enemy. Now that you’re done flipping your house upside down looking for receipts to turn into your tax person, it’s time to spend that hard earned money on a Vegas vacation. Vegas is where you escape the nightmares of the IRS and have a Mai Tai poolside instead. Here’s what you should do with your tax return.

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If you owe money:

Yeah, you might not be in the best position to spend money right now, but our motto is YOLO! Scream it with us! Live your best life and if that means booking your stay at one of our Las Vegas hotels, going to see a Vegas show you’ll remember for a lifetime or taking an adventure with a tour or attraction, so be it. It’s time to create stories that will be told for decades to come. And it just so happens that they all start with “that one time in Vegas.” Take a risk, live a little. What’s the worst that can happen?

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If you got $0 – $500:

So you’re not swimming in the dough, but you have a good chunk of change that can be spent living it up in Vegas. First, you’re going to need a roof over your head. If you don’t mind staying off the Strip, try the Rio (around $105/night) or The Palms (around $150/night). If you’re keen on location, look for the Excalibur (around $100/night). Next up, pick up a ticket to one of our amazing shows. There’s BAZ – A Musical Mash-up at The Palazzo (around $52/ticket), INFERNO! The Fire Spectacular at Paris Las Vegas ($46/ticket) or even KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand ($75/ticket). If you’re more of a doer, spend money on our attractions like the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck (around $10/ticket), The High Roller (around $18/ticket) or put all your money down at Exotics Racing (around $99/ticket). If you’re really thrifty, you can do one of each. Just because you didn’t get the biggest return, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

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If you got $500 – $1,500:

Now we’re talking. This is the ideal tax return when coming to Vegas. It’s like Goldilocks always said, “not too small, not too big, just right” and that totally applies to this tax return. Upgrade to a suite at MGM Grand (around $355/night), Treasure Island ($219/night) or Bally’s ($257/night). Now that your crash pad is off-the-chain, time to look into a Vegas show. Your time here wouldn’t be complete without seeing one of these bad boys. To truly make your trip one for the books, check out icons like Celine Dion at Caesars Palace (around $102/ticket), Cher at Monte Carlo (around $150/ticket) or Jenny from the block, Jennifer Lopez, at Planet Hollywood (around $170/ticket). After you’re done swayin’ to your favorite tunes, you can pedal to the metal with these adrenaline-inducing attractions. Make your way through the desert on dune buggies with Zero 1 Desert Adventures (around $224/ticket). If you want to fly like an eagle, jump off the 108th floor of the Stratosphere at Skyjump Las Vegas (around $120/ticket). Follow this guide above, and there will be plenty to talk about when you get home to Poughkeepsie.

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If you got $1,500 – $3,000:

Oh, ah, your bank account is on swoll. There’s no turning back from the suite life now. If the lower tier could get into one, so can you. Check out Paris Las Vegas (around $500/night), Planet Hollywood (around $634/night) or the wrap-around suite at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (around $547/night). No matter which suite you pick, you’ll have a great view of the Strip and/or Bellagio Fountains. And once you’ve gotten over the beauty of your room, and realized you spent four hours staring at it, you’ll want to get your entertainment on ‘til the break of dawn *cough* 9:30 p.m. *cough.* You have the raunchy side with Absinthe at Caesars Palace (around $90/ticket), the sexual side of Zumanity at New York – New York (around $100/ticket) and the lovey-dovey side of Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas (around $140/ticket). And once you have those boxes checked, it’s time to get your blood pumping. But first, time to get your grub on at the best steakhouses in Las Vegas. You’ll find the best cut here and everything you order will melt in your mouth. Once you’ve got your fill, jump on a helicopter and have the best view of the city with Vegas Nights (around $100/ticket). And if you’re feeling up to it after a busy night, wake up the next morning and book the Valley of Fire Tour (around $110/ticket). Your bank account might be stripped a little bare, but every penny spent will be worth it.

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If you got $3,000+:

Someone has a new sugar daddy, and his name is the IRS. And you better believe he’s paying for the best Las Vegas vacation eva. First things first, find the nearest penthouse suite and snatch it up. Or look for them at ARIA (around $576/night), Wynn Las Vegas (around $1,025/night) or The Venetian Las Vegas (around $476/night). There, you’ll feel like Adam Sandler from Mr. Deeds. You might not get a private butler or a water fountain that spews Hawaiian Punch, but your bathroom will be bigger than you need and your room will feel like a home in and of itself. Don’t forget about the view, you’ll be blown away by how much you can see. After clawing your way out of your extravagant bathroom, enter the streets of Sin City and catch dinner at one of our gourmet restaurants and a show. It’s time to indulge and get those fancy seats that are front row, and center. You’ll be so close to the stage people might mistake you for a performer. The Las Vegas shows that will give you an over-the-top experience are “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio which is practically liquid magic (around $205/ticket), a sensory overload experience at Blue Man Group inside Luxor (around $115/ticket) or get serenaded by your favorite boyz in R&B, Boyz II Men at The Mirage (around $175/ticket). And after the razzle-dazzle wears off, it’s time to end your trip with an adventure of a lifetime. Head to the Grand Canyon in style with the Grand Canyon picnic with limo tour (around $505/ticket) or the Grand Canyon Landing tour (around $450/ticket). It’s one of the Natural Wonders of the World for crying out loud, you can’t go wrong with that. But if you’ve been there, done that, then choose to float down the Colorado River like Pocahontas instead. Book your Black Canyon River Adventure Tour ($150/ticket) and zip through the rapids at lightning speed. No matter what you choose, this will end your vacation with glitter cannons and sparkles going off in your head. Vegas is no doubt the perfect place to spend your tax return.

Earth Day is EVERY DAY in Las Vegas

Earth Day 2018 is right on the horizon. And if you’re instantly asking yourself, “when is Earth Day?!,” we don’t blame you for not knowing that it’s on the 22nd of April. Of course, everyone knows about shows in Las Vegas and all the other great things to do in Las Vegas, but our city’s love for Mother Nature isn’t as widely known. We’re wise enough to know that just because something isn’t obvious, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. So we’re going to hit you with a great reveal and let you know what’s up on how to best celebrate Earth Day. Without further ado, these are the Earth Day activities you need to check out.

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Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden at Bellagio Las Vegas
We sort of feel like we’re cheating with this one, because, well, everyone already wants to see this place. Besides being one of the best 20 things to do under $20 in Las Vegas, the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens isn’t like anything else in Sin City. The 14,000-square-foot space is filled to the brim with tens of thousands of flowers, plants and trees. Each and every season, the green-thumbed horticulture team flips the script to create a new theme. But what really gets the Mother Nature seal of approval is the 90% vegetation recycle rate. Kuddos, Bellagio for not just talkin’ about it, but actually being about it, too.

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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Dun, dun, dun, dun… dun, dun, dun, dun. We know that anything with the words “shark reef” attached to it instantly makes you think of the deadly, man-eating beasts. And after seeing our fair share of “Shark Weeks,” we get it. But Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay wasn’t created to exploit that made-for-TV nonsense. Instead, the good folks at MGM Resorts just unconditionally love these snaggletooth creatures. And their love is our gain! Shark Reef’s dedication to research, conservation and education is on full display in a shiny $60 million facility. And if accolades float your boat, it should be known that Shark Reef Aquarium is the first and only animal care facility in the State of Nevada to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Two fins up for that.

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Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage Las Vegas
Known for their snazzy outfits and big cats, it probably comes as a surprise that the two magicians were equally as devoted to wildlife conservation and well-being. From the beginning, the primary focus of Secret Garden has been one of scientific research, education and conservation outreach. So every time you visit the habitat’s majestic white tigers or beautiful bottlenose dolphins, know that you’re promoting the preservation of those animals and their natural habitats. Wow, sorry for getting so deep, but there’s something about these animals that just really tugs on the ol’ heartstrings. ***Fights back tears*** We love them!

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Grand Canyon West Rim & Lunch Tour
There’s nothin’ better than gettin’ outside, and It’s even better when you do it on Earth Day. And what screams “earth” more than the Grand Canyon? This thing is a beaut. After you wipe away your tears of joy. After that, you’ll get a chance to stretch your legs out with a chill walk through Guano Point before getting your grub on. And if you’re into upgrades, an awesome upgrade awaits: helicopter ride and pontoon boats. Yeah, you read that right. So prepare to get whisked away to the canyon floor via helicopter before merrily floating down the Colorado on a pontoon boat. The nature isn’t finished there though! Whether or not you upgrade, the day finishes with a stop at Joshua Tree Forest. So much nature, so much adventure, so little time.

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Red Rock Canyon Tour
Many people don’t know this, but natural beauty is literally just moments away from the Strip, and no we’re not talking about the strip clubs in Las Vegas. Red Rock is more than a west-side casino, people. This National Conservation Area is appropriately named after its naturally red rocks. As with anything outdoor related, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes because once you get done checking out the visitor center, you’re off to check out various areas of the park. The tour guide is super knowledgeable about all things park-related, so don’t be afraid to catch them off guard with some questions. For example, a favorite knee-slapper of ours is “How often do you freshen the rock’s paint?” Hilarity is (almost) guaranteed to ensue, so have fun.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to nature-y things to do in Las Vegas, people. If you need more deets on these activities or anything else Vegas related, you can probably learn about it by clicking on our site. Seriously, we got the 4-1-1 on the best restaurants in Las Vegas, Las Vegas shows and more.

Viva las pool season!

THE. WAIT. IS. (almost) OVER! Pool season is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more stoked! Las Vegas shows are ridiculously amazing and Las Vegas hotels are the best in the world, but there’s just something about pools that really wets our whistle. This is Las Vegas, it’s hot in herre. And just like our favorite Band-Aid wearing rapper, taking off all our clothes and gettin’ down with a little splishy splashy is what we’re good at. And lucky you, we’re also really good at giving advice. So check the best pools in Vegas and get ready for some cool tunes, tasty waves and piña colada scented sunblock. What a time to be alive.

Hotel Pools

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
An appreciation for the finer things in life is a theme that runs throughout The Cosmopolitan, and their pools are no different. They have two similar, yet different pools on property. The difference: **hippie voice** the vibes, man. Boulevard Pool is all about the tunes, so expect plenty of get-down. The Chelsea Pool on the other hand, is more Namaste. There’s plenty of space for privacy, so feel free to drink up all the chill you can handle.  Combine the Strip skyline with the super posh daybeds, lounge chairs and pristine grounds of The Cosmopolitan and you have all the ingredients needed to make a boujee smoothie. Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?

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Mandalay Bay
“Beach” isn’t just a witty name. With 2,700 tons of real sand and a 1.6 million-gallon wave pool, calling this place a beach isn’t too farfetched. Ready to go next level? Mandalay Bay pool err- Beach, even has a lazy river. This thing is a quarter-mile in length and is packed with plenty of alcoves for you to ditch the socks-and-sandal wearing masses. And unlike most public beaches, having more than 100 rentable cabanas, daybeds, bungalows and villas means that there’s plenty of room for you and your crew to stretch out. We know what you’re thinking, “if only this place had tunes!” And that’s exactly what makes this one of the best pools in Las Vegas! From May through September, their Beach Concert Series brings live music right to sand and surf, meaning that you can swim during the shows. Your move, public beaches. Your move.

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MGM Grand
Just calling this place, “MGM Grand pool” or “MGM pool” doesn’t do it justice. Sitting on 6.5 acres, you could probably hail a taxi from one end of the Grand Pool Complex to the other. Four swimming pools, three whirlpools, waterfalls and a lazy river make up this watery oasis. Trekking across this desert got you all hot and bothered? A poolside massage is just what the doctor ordered. Not a worshipper of the sun gawd? The cabanas have room for up to eight, come complete with a flat-screen TV and did someone say WiFi? This place really is grand.

Day Clubs

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Encore Beach Club at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Any mention of “pool clubs in Vegas” or “Las Vegas pool parties” has to include Encore Beach Club. EBC (as the cool kids call it), is everything you love about Las Vegas nightclubs combined with the refreshing wetness of H2O. Big time artists like Marshmello, The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer all call this place home. Twenty-six cabanas come stocked with refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, daybeds and other luxuries of home (well, assuming you had David Guetta or Diplo performing at your house every night, that is). But when you want to get really, REALLY next level, EBC has eight bungalows that feature infinity dipping pools, cooling systems and most importantly, the holy grail of all amenities: your very own private bathroom. It’s the simple things that matter most, people. Speaking of simple things, because Vegas doesn’t stop being hot at night, EBC night swims are a great way to rock both your water wings and your party pants. OMG, did we just become stylists? You’re welcome.

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Wet Republic at MGM Grand
Brought to you by the fine folks of the Hakkasan Group, Wet Republic picks up when Omnia, Hakkasan Las Vegas and Jewel flip their “open for business” sign. What’s better than partying in 6,000 square-feet of water and drinking at a 2,500 square-foot lounge? Having super DJs like Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki as your “background” music. And because Wet Republic cares about you, their pools aren’t filled with just any old, regular “chlorine” water, oh no. Saltwater is the name of the game here. The gentleness of saltwater on your skin means that you’ll be able to get down for longer AND walk away with glowing hair and skin. Gah, these people know how to treat us.

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Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell Las Vegas
People all across the country are coming to Las Vegas to get high and listen to music. No, we’re not talking about that recreational, we’re here for the live music that’s puffing out the top of The Cromwell at Drai’s Beachclub. Perched 11 stories above the Strip, Drai’s Beachclub swims against the current of other pool clubs in Vegas by offering live performances from some of the world’s most popular artists. Zeds Dead, A-Trak, Dada Life, maybe you’ve heard of them? Ambiance and music don’t float your boat? Drai’s Café can fill that empty void in your stomach. But this isn’t your average “café.” They have fresh shrimp ceviche that’s made to order. Their homemade hummus is bomb.com and if you’re lookin’ for something a bit more hearty, the sliders are amazeballs. Tasty food, live music and a rooftop pool are the ways to our hearts. Drai’s is our spirit animal.

Whether you’re lookin’ for a Las Vegas pool party or just a place to spread out and catch some rays, consider this list your guide to aquatic bliss. And if you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas while away from the pool, we’ve got Las Vegas tours out the wazoo and know a thing or two about Las Vegas attractions, as well. We might need a moment to dry off, but we always got your back.

Spring Break in Las Vegas is an everyone kind of affair

For college students, spring break is a time where they get to drop their books and studies and drink more than their livers can handle. Or for parents, this is where you can spend some quality time with your family. Some would say this is the most important week of the year. But how are you supposed to juggle school, your kid’s schedule and planning spring break in Las Vegas? No need to fear, the Vegas crew is here. We’re going to give you a checklist of things to do in Vegas for spring break, so by the end of it you’ll wake up even more sleep deprived. Spring break in Las Vegas is going to be off the chain.

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Attractions

There’s so much more you can do (besides partying) that’ll make your spring break one for the books. First up, Indoor Skydiving. Here you’ll feel like you drank that bubble juice in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” You don’t have to jump out of a plane to get the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. This place will hand-deliver it to you with a side of awesomeness. After you’ve flown like a bird, it’s time to spread your wings to the next attraction, Pole Position Raceway. Feel the need for speed in these advanced go-karts. They have drifting abilities and the instructor clocks your time so you can prove that you annihilated your friends on the track. Now, we don’t want to have to tell your mom that we sent you home with a full-blown adrenaline addiction, so let’s take a breather and check out The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas. You’ll learn all the history behind The Mob, you’ll get to interact with a crime lab and the use of force training experience. So hurry up and figure out who killed Harry because we still have one more stop to check off the list. Drum roll please. Slotzilla is the big finale finish. It’s time to zip line through Fremont Street with finesse. What’s so special about this zip lining experience you may ask? Well, one you get to people watch from a bird’s eye view, and two you get a stellar close-up look of the trippy digital canopy that everyone Instagrams about. Have we transformed you into an adrenaline junky yet? We hope so.

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Shows

This is where we get to the bread and butter of our city. Las Vegas shows are one of those things that you see, and your whole life is changed. Entertainment is our middle name, and once you witness one of these shows, you’ll see why. Absinthe at Caesars Palace is the first one on the list. You know why? Because it appeals to your filthy minds and makes you laugh with all their gentlemen and lady parts jokes. They have crazy stunts that will make your brain explode, much like that emoji on your keyboard. But, if you’re over laughing about the word, “penis,” and want to take a more serious dive into sensuality, head to Zumanity at New York-New York. They prove that your body can do a lot more than you think. And they use whips, chains, silks and even an erotic fruit pass between two mouths that will get your…attention. If you’re not looking to get naughty in Sin City, you know because you have a family and stuff. Blue Man Group at the Luxor will get the party going with a sensory overload with a heaping portion of humor on the side. At Le Rêve – The Dream inside Wynn, you’ll see our romantic side blossom. But what’s love without a little action. Not only will you follow the main character through her love story, but the cast will do double, triple and even quadruple flips into the water from high places.

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Pool Clubs

What’s better than night drinking on a weekend? Day drinking at a pool club on a weekday with 500 of your closest friends. We are known for our pool club scene, and that’s because it’s sunny all-year-round. We have DJs, specialty cocktails and even celebrity chefs that make world renown food that’s delivered to your cabana, poolside. But if our city is ever under the weather. We have a mega-dome, pool club called Marquee inside The Cosmopolitan that is open all year, rain or shine. If you’re looking for a more intimate pool club with 250 of your closest friends, try Daylight at Mandalay Bay or Liquid at ARIA. There, you won’t be smushed up against someone while trying to “dance” in the pool. And to make it better, they have fun floaties in the pool that are shaped like pizza and donuts. If you want to unleash your wild side, head to Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel. This is where it all began, so it’s more of a “history” lesson instead of a party scene. That’s what we tell our moms anyway.

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Bars

Shots! Shots! Shots! It’s time to keep that buzz going in the best way possible. Las Vegas bars are wild. And there are the people who would rather bar hop then go to da club. Stroll down The LINQ Promenade. They have more than enough bars to get even an elephant tipsy. If you’re a one bar kind of person, head to Minus5 Ice Experience at Mandalay Place or the Grand Canal Shoppes. This bar is completely made out of ice and you’ll look like Jon Snow with their faux fur coats. If you want to stray away from the cold and imagine you’re in Mexico, check out Cabo Wabo Cantina inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. They have a patio so you can soak up the sun and indulge in their many drink specials dedicated to you spring breakers. But, there’s also Fremont East. This place gives off a hipster vibe with a string of bars offering craft cocktails and beer. Hipster, Hipster on the wall, where’s the best bar of them all (that offers all organic, gluten free, cage free, everything-free stuff). The answer is Park on Fremont. They have some of the best cocktails downtown and they even have a seesaw for crying out loud. So check it out and check this last bar off your spring break list.

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Nightclubs

It’s time to get pretty and hit the city. The next thing on the list of things to do on your Spring Break in Vegas is hit the nightclubs. These are some of the best in the world! If you’re looking to dance with an extra-over-the-top chandelier, head to Omnia at Caesars Palace. If you’re trying to be a high socialite with a side of class, Tao at The Venetian is for you. If you’re hip and get down with the latest music trends, then check out the Chain Smokers at XS inside Encore. And if you want to hang with the O.G. of clubs, Hakkasan at MGM Grand is where it all started. Let’s see if you can create your own “Hangover” experience.

That completes your spring break checklist. Can you tackle it all? You’ve been pulling a lot of all-nighters for this very moment. It’s time to unleash your inner party beast, or Clark Griswold depending on who you’re with, onto the city of Las Vegas.

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