Destinations

Bachelorette Parties in Vegas: Things to Do, See and Eat

November 7, 2016 / Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the ultimate party destination, and there’s nowhere else under the sun that’s a better setting for a bachelorette party. There are of course the palatial hotels and they’re fabled restaurants—like Nobu at Caesar’s Palace and Le Cirque at the Bellagio—and the perennial shows—like the multiple Cirque du Soleil productions across the city or pretty much anything at the Venetian. But this oasis of a city has more to offer than you realize. A bachelorette party in Vegas is the stuff of legends, but there are endless option to really ring in your weekend in style and to make it uniquely your own.

Fitting with the all-inclusive nature of Las Vegas, there’s an Uber option for however you celebrate—uberX if you want to save a little for an extra toast to the bride, uberXL if you’re visiting with a big wedding party, or UberSELECT if you want to splurge on a night of luxury.

What to See & Do

You can start off your trip in a centered place by doing yoga surrounded by live dolphins at the Mirage, or with a visit to the massive spa at Aria, where you can refresh on heated stone beds or in therapeutic salt rooms before descending to the more raucous Liquid Pool Lounge. If that’s got you too relaxed, head to Exotics Racing, where you can hit a racetrack in a Ferrari or Lamborghini for a shot of adrenaline.

In Las Vegas, even a museum is bachelorette party-appropriate. The city isn’t awash with museums, but two in particular are quintessentially Vegas and pretty much sum up the whole place: the Neon Boneyard Park and the Mob Museum. Between the retired neon signs taking up two acres of land and the history of organized crime, you can see everything that’s made Las Vegas great in the past (they also make for great pictures to post under your custom hashtag for the weekend). Then you can head to what makes the city great today, and check out the Shops at Crystals. Whether you’re looking to buy or explore, the designers on display are gawk-worthy, from Tiffany’s to the extensive Louis Vuitton store.

Of course, Vegas is known for nightlife. The Hakkasan Nightclub, with its five levels and ground-floor dim sum restaurant, is known for its size and stunning decor, while Beacher’s Madhouse, a massive, multi-stage club behind a fake bookcase in the MGM Grand, has servers descend from the ceiling as risque circus acts go on throughout the night. Or for a more romantic, classical Las Vegas vibe, visit The Barrymore or the newer, Elton John-owned Fizz, where you can celebrate with the finest champagne cocktails in the city.

What to Eat

Gambling may soon be the second best-known thing about Las Vegas as its restaurant scene continues to boom and stun on the international stage. From classic French cuisine at Bardot Brasserie the minimalist Japanese-inspired desserts at Sweets Raku, you and your bachelorette party can find anything you crave. There’s the ever-classic Peppermill, but also be sure to check out the phenomenal Chino Poblano, serving up Mexican-Chinese fusion from the mind of chef José Andrés (think duck tongue and lychee tacos or lamb pot stickers). Elevating the buffet to the level of haute cuisine is the Wicked Spoon, while the 24-hour Honey Pig will give you all the tableside-grilled midnight pork belly you could ever want. For something more posh, visit the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan, with apple- and verbena-heavy cocktails, or to Joel Rubuchon’s high-end L’Atelier, the only restaurant in the city with three Michelin stars, where you can indulge in foie gras-topped burgers.