If you’re looking for a spot to get glamorous with the girls by night and shop, swim, and get in some spa time, there’s no better way to do it than to take a girls trip to Vegas. There’s never a shortage of things to do in Vegas.
Don’t wait for the next bachelorette party to get your Vegas on. It’s the perfect spot to get away and create an unforgettable experience with your besties. This is the ultimate guide to help plan your perfect Vegas trip.
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Where to Stay on a Las Vegas Girls Trip
There’s no better place to stay in Vegas than on the famous Las Vegas Strip. In the heart of Vegas, you’ll have easy access to all of the best entertainment, shopping, casinos, and nightlife while being only steps (or a short Uber ride) away from your room.
While there are countless quality hotels on the Strip, these are some of the most in-demand destinations that may just have you wanting to extend your stay.
This all-suite hotel offers rooms that overlook the breathtaking Bellagio fountains. Dip into their stylish lounge, Vice Versa, for small plates and creative cocktails. Be sure to reserve a daybed or private cabana with a semi-private plunge pool on the rooftop.
This hotel has a private pool only available to ARIA guests, suites that are up to 2,060 square feet and stunning views of the Strip or the mountains. In addition to its award-winning spa, this hotel has previously won the award for #1 hotel in Las Vegas from U.S. News and World Report. It’s also centrally located, so you can always be close to the entertainment.
If you’re looking for swanky dining experiences, this top-rated hotel is a must-stay. There’s a variety of options from Spanish tapas and classic Italian with a contemporary feel to modern izakaya-style Japanese. Stylish suites offer incredible views and some feature wraparound terraces to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Strip (or the serenity of the mountains) from your spacious private space.
This 88-acre property brings together three of Hilton’s brands to create a vast resort that incorporates seven pools and a multitude of restaurants. There’s no shortage of luxury shopping at the resort, and it has its own entertainment venues, too.
With well over two dozen places to sip and dine (one of which features a Michelin-starred chef), an entertainment venue that welcomes top-notch performers that range from comedians and musicians to acrobats and dancers, and a plethora of stylish shops, The Wynn is a destination unto itself. Sophisticated rooms are designed with comfort and style in mind, with some offering panoramic views or a private pool deck.
This iconic mainstay on the strip is known for its beautiful fountains, but it’s also home to stellar restaurants, a fine art gallery, and beautiful botanical gardens. Rooms feature gorgeous views of the valley or its famous fountains.
Best Things to See and Do On A Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway
Vegas is a great place to stroll and take in the sights, from street performers to just plain people-watching. But you can also plan a few destinations where you’ll have a great time.
1. Have a Spa Day
Canyon Ranch Spa
With a focus on wellness, Canyon Ranch offers over 120 beauty services. There’s everything from facials and massages to ayurvedic treatments, nail and hair care, and makeup. In terms of fitness, you can scale their 40-foot climbing wall, use either of two well-appointed gyms or sweat out the previous night’s debauchery in group classes.
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QUA Baths & Spa
Located in Caesar’s Palace, this 50,000 square food sanctuary offers Spa Squad packages perfect for a girls’ day of relaxation. After a massage or facial, your group can enjoy the entire spa, from a steam room and the Roman baths to their Arctic Ice Room, sauna, and relaxation area.
If you choose to stay at Caesar’s Palace, you can also gain access to their fitness center to keep your workout routine going during your stay.
With a desert-inspired ambiance, this upscale spa oozes tranquility with its lounge featuring peaceful falling waters and a unique hammam experience. It’s the perfect place for detoxification and relaxation.
If you prefer, indulge in one of the many massage and skin care options or upgrade to a treatment that includes clay or a body peel.
Purchasing a treatment over $100 dollars entitles guests to a day pass for the spa and fitness center.
2. Go shopping
This Roman-themed collection of stores is connected to Caesar’s Palace. Shop upscale brands like Balenciaga, Davi Yurman, and Tiffany & Co.. If you want to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw, head over to Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton.
If hauling around all of those bags works up an appetite, there are plenty of places to eat. There’s everything from steak and seafood or sushi to Italian and seasonally-inspired restaurants.
Grand Canal Shoppes
Housed at The Venetian, there’s no shortage of designer digs to dip into at this collection of primarily high-end stores. You can also take in performances from singers and dancers or try your hand at darts or trivia.
Grand Canal Shoppes is also home to Spirits & Spice where you can take a shopping break with a 45-minute long whiskey tasting.
Take a trip to Fremont Street in Old Vegas (or downtown Las Vegas) for a shopping experience at this whimsical open-air spot built from shipping containers. Find some new shades and vintage apparel, or get your hands on some artwork as a lasting reminder of your trip.
There are plenty of places to sip or snack, too, from a pizza joint and a taco spot to a whiskey bar and a purveyor of gelato-filled freshly made waffle cones.
3. Walk the strip and check out the over-the-top lobbies
The fountains may draw you in from the outside, but the Bellagio’s breathtaking lobby is a show-stopper, too. With an incredible glass-ceiling art sculpture, that features thousands of hand-blown glass flowers in the brightest of colors and a larger-than-life metallic horse sculpture, this lobby is a must-see.
Don’t miss the botanical gardens at Bellagio, either. Natural light spills through the glass ceiling of this spectacular garden.
Another favorite hotel lobby is The Wynn. This distinctive and luxe property is an art-lover’s dream with its Eden Gallery featuring vibrant contemporary pieces of art. You can also settle into the sophisticated Lobby Bar with its large Greek centerpiece sculpture and red and gold decor.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel is a Vegas hotspot that features an array of digital artwork, intended to be immersive. The collection is inspired by travel and beauty and wows visitors with the 15-foot columns and the panels on which it’s displayed.
If you want to step back in time, head to the Venetian. Bold columns and hand-painted frescos are just a part of the elegant hotel’s architectural and art-focused charm. Sculptures and curated installations will enthrall any art enthusiast.
Caesar’s Palace is bedecked with sculptures that reflect the Roman theme of this luxurious hotel. Fountains welcome visitors and gorgeous golden lighting spreads across the interior. Seasonal flowers are used to decorate the intricate sculptures, and the ceiling is artistically decorated, as well.
4. Catch a show
For a great time on your girls trip to Vegas, make plans to see one of the popular productions. For a group we recommend Cirque du Soleil, Absinthe, Thunder from Down Under (sure to get hearts racing), MJ, or Criss Angel MINDFREAK.
5. Take a ride on the High Roller Observation Deck
Essentially a giant Ferris wheel, this tourist attraction gives a view of the city from 550 feet up. Hop on to catch the best aerial view of Sin City. Grab tickets for High Roller here!
6. Watch the Bellagio Fountain Show
No trip to Vegas is complete without a visit to the Bellagio fountains. Set to music, the fountains “perform” every thirty minutes or fifteen minutes, depending on the day and time.
7. The STRAT SkyJump
If there’s an adrenaline junky in the group, this is your destination. Located at The STRAT, this open-air jump gives you the opportunity to descend 829 feet at 40 mph for a heart-racing opportunity to take in a fast-paced view of the city.
8. Helicopter Ride Over the Strip
Day or night, you and your crew can head out on a helicopter tour of Las Vegas. It’s a great way to spot all of the city’s sights. Upgrade and get a dinner added on after your jaunt.
9. Neon Museum
Open from the afternoon until 11 pm or midnight, this outdoor museum experience features signage from iconic Vegas institutions. Sign up for a guided tour or do a self-guided one on your own.
10. Go hiking in Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire State Park
Las Vegas isn’t all neon and decadence. Lace up your hiking boots and take in the incredible views just outside of the Strip.
11. Morning hot air balloon ride
Start your morning off right by seeing Vegas from above. Hop on a hot air balloon first thing in the a.m. to see the sun rise and take in the views over the Mojave desert.
Best Pool Scene in Vegas To Hit Up In Vegas With Friends
If you miss the days of pool parties with your best friends, relive them in an upgraded version at the top spots.
Housed at the Circa Resort, this pool is open 365 days a year. All six pools have views of the enormous flat-screen television, so you don’t have to miss whatever big event is happening during your trip.
Delano Beach Club
Get your swanky swimming (or tanning) in at this Miami-styled pool that’s part of Mandalay Bay. Hammocks are available, but why not upgrade your squad to the personal cabanas? They come with bar service so you can sip or swill while you soak up some sun.
Wet Republic Ultra Pool
Located at MGM Grand, this sleek swimming spot sports a 2,500-square-foot lounge (all open-air), two saltwater pools, and a few VIP pools, as well. Go for the DJ-curated tunes and stay for the pitchers of drinks.
Best Place for a Cocktail During Your Girls’ Weekend
There are far too many places in Vegas with incredible craft cocktails to narrow this down to a shortlist. But if you’re looking for the perfect place to sip, these are a few great options.
Vic’s Italian Jazz Bistro
Class up your Vegas visit with a night of jazz and booze at Vic’s. Enjoy the performances or sip on crafty cocktails while snacking on small plates.
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
Fans of Lisa Vanderpump and the “Vanderpump Rules” crew, won’t want to miss a chance to sip cocktails in this over-the-top space inside Caesar’s Palace.
This multi-story bar inside the Cosmopolitan hotel is sure to take your breath away. The centerpiece is a massive chandelier draping over the bar and lounge area. Recommended drinks are the Hotel California and All Knight Long, how can you go wrong?
Depart from the Strip for a hot minute to visit this Parisian cocktail spot at Red Rock Resort & Casino. As expected, given its name, expect to find velvety red decor, but it also boasts quite the cocktail menu. There are three separate bars and a menu elevated enough to offer caviar.
Want a little challenge before you locate your next libation? Look for The Lock. This speakeasy at Horseshoe Las Vegas has a hidden entrance. You’ll have to crack a few codes before you can saunter in and order one of their creative cocktails or partake in crafting one of your own.
Not to Miss Restaurants On Your Girls Getaway
There are restaurant galore up and down the Las Vegas Boulevard. Tons of them will have long lines, so if you want to ensure a seat, make sure to get a reservation or come at an off time. That said, if you’re looking for a unique experience, from spotting celebs to throwing it back to your younger days, these are our top picks.
This Asian bistro at The Venetian is THE place to go for elevated sushi and small plates as well as impeccably prepared seafood and Wagyu beef. The wine menu is impressive, the whiskey menu features over a dozen and half options, and, for the tea-lover, there’s no shortage of varieties, from oolong and black to herbal and green.
This Mexican food restaurant inside The Venetian is known for its fabulous brunch and delicious dinner. We love the beautiful design and epic bar that is drool-worthy.
Beso serves Mediterranean and Eastern European cuisine, and it’s worth the 10-minute drive west of the Strip. Don’t miss the assorted dips platter, cevapi, or mixed grill.
If you want to spot a celebrity, this American restaurant at The Mirage is a top spot to do just that. This American-style hotspot serves up steaks and lobster tacos alongside Chilean seabass and shrimp-stuffed Maine lobster.
Girls Trip to Vegas Wrap Up
Whether your girls trip to Vegas includes a spa and pool scene, or looking for the next lounge, nightclub, or on-trend restaurant, we hope these travel tips will help you create the weekend getaway you’ve been dreaming about.