Haven’t Been to Las Vegas?: Here’s Why You Should Visit, At Least Once!
If you have never been to Las Vegas, you may be wondering what is the draw? (pun intended). If you haven’t considered a trip to Vegas, rest assured there is much more to the experience Vegas brings than gaming. For context, did you know that Las Vegas welcomes about 42 million tourists per year to the strip?
By design, Vegas has something for everyone, this is perhaps what makes it a must-visit destination. Beyond its renowned nightlife, the Las Vegas strip has been carefully curated exciting experiences full of options for people of all ages. If you are looking to plan an unforgettable trip here are our Top 5 reasons why Las Vegas should be on that list!
Aesthetic of Abundance and Opulence
A stroll down the strip in Vegas can give you a taste of many major cities across the world – think Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Trevi Fountain, Gondolas in Venice and then some all within walking distance! Most of the hotel properties along the strip are attractions in and of themselves. The quality of the hotels is unmatched, the level of opulence, more is more and err of luxury encapsulates the Las Vegas experience. Its fantasy meets reality where you can’t help sitting back and think, “wow, anything really is possible” afterall Las Vegas is in Nevada, you’d never know you’re in the desert when watching the Bellagio fountains that promise to leave you awestruck.
The interior of the hotels, carefully curated to give you whatever experience you are looking for. If you want to relax during your trip, many hotels have world-class spas and amenities and most offer day passes even if you don’t plan to book treatment sessions. Another way to relax is to head to the pool and soak in some sun! Most hotels have year round pools – suddenly you can have a resort experience during a quick 3-4 day trip without the time commitment of a week long trip down south.
Calling all Foodies
Hands down, on the strip you will find some of the best restaurants in the world. There are more places to eat than you can possibly imagine. If you love to explore different cuisines, Vegas is full of restaurants that feature international foods. As food tourism continues to grow, many top chefs have established themselves at a Vegas eatery giving tourists access to exclusive recipes all conveniently accessible on the strip.
Aside from the food itself, the restaurants are designed to be an experience. The decor, fidelity to the theme is carried to the staff and service experience.
The service culture in Las Vegas is hard to miss, again, by design it’s clear that the hotels have made a significant investment in the art of hospitality. Attention to detail, relationship building and personalized service approach is something that the ARC team also embedded in our organizational culture and we know it takes a commitment to service excellence to set a gold standard and consistently deliver to that level.
If you’re not sure which restaurants you may want to try, here’s a shortlist to get you started of ARC Group’s favorites – Carbone (American-Italian), Javiers (Modern Mexican), Nobu (Modern Japanese) and Deliah (modern speakeasy & supperclub). Not only do these restaurants have incredible menu items, they are absolutely gorgeous inside and the service is truly impeccable.
Beyond checking out the hotel properties, (window) shopping and day time attractions from gondola rides, novelty experiences, museum and conventions, catching a show in Vegas is definitely something you should plan to do. Most of the hotel properties that have an in-house feature show performed in a custom constructed and designed theater. This means every seat in the house is essentially perfect. The shows are nothing short of magical, the imagery will transport you into a world of fantasy, music and boundless talent, that will again affirm – “wow, anything really is possible”.
ARC Group top picks for shows if you are looking to be absolutely amazed during your trip to Las Vegas would be O by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio would be at the top of our list. O has been a permanent resident of the strip since 1998 and is still going strong. The water themed show is a brilliant mix of mind-bending acrobatics, aerial and aquatics. If you can’t get tickets for O, any of the Cirque du Soleil shows on the strip promise not to disappoint.
If you are looking for something different and new, check out Awakening at Wynn. This multi-sensory show is infused with myth and magic in a state of the art new theater. Vegas is also known for its mind blowing magic shows, comedy shows, burlesque and tribute shows. Whichever you choose to do, Vegas shows are a great way to experience some of the glamor on the strip.
All Lit Up
The nightlife in Vegas is one of a kind, it’s famous for this for a reason of course! What you may not know is that one of the best ways to take in the nighttime view of the strip all lit up is from the High Roller at the LINQ. This relatively new feature on the strip takes the title of the world’s tallest Ferris wheel topping out at 550 feet. A full turn takes about 30 mins and the cabins are large enough to accommodate 40 people.
Another amazing viewpoint is the top of the Eiffel Tower of your own hotel room. If you are able to get a strip view room, take it. One of ARC Group’s biggest takeaways from visiting Las Vegas is, perspective is everything. The view of the strip and how it makes you feel in awe is completely different during the day versus when paired with the vibrance at night. The sunrises and sunsets are equally majestic, if you are an early riser or still awake when the sun comes up after a night out, both are a must see.
Without the night, you’ll never see the stars. So who’s name is in lights? Be sure to check out who’s in town when you’re planning your visit. Many hotels have exclusive celebrity residency performances planned for special events or longer runs. Seeing your favorite musician or comedian in a small venue in Vegas is an experience you are likely not to get anywhere else!
Tempted To Go?
If you find yourself heading to Las Vegas, reach out to your ARC Group contact for exclusive insider tips!