How To Make the Most of 5 Days in Las Vegas ☀️️

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Since moving to North America in my early 20s, Las Vegas hasn’t really been high on my travel wishlist. I guess, in my mind, this city was just a party place and nothing more. I just came back from my first trip there and boy, was I wrong! I was captivated by its grandeur and liveliness, and mesmerized by all this city had to offer! One of my friends that visited a couple of years ago said it’s like Disneyland for adults, and I know now what she meant by that. Even though others may have different ideas about how to make the most of such a trip, I wanted to share my take on how to spend five days in Las Vegas and experience as much as possible while there!

What to do

Walk the whole Vegas strip

This requires a few hours, and the most comfortable shoes and clothes you own. I was blown away by the diversity of the hotels and their themes, the lights and music around the city. Everything is so alive! I loved exploring the interiors of few of those hotels too. I felt like each was a different experience on its own!

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Dancing fountain at the Venetian/Palazzo
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Dancing fountain at the Venetian/Palazzo
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View at the ‘Venetian” hotel

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Fountains at the ‘Caesars Palace’
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Interior of the ‘Bellagio’ hotel

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Experience one of Vegas’ big nightclubs (if you are into it!)

I happened to go to “XS” at the Wynn on the first night I arrived, and it was crazy busy! Over a few hours, the outside pool filled up with people, while the featured artist of that night (Kygo, for the connoisseurs) was still to perform. It was fun, but I was so tired after the flight that I had to end it sooner than I would have liked. But it was a great experience, nonetheless!

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‘XS’ club

Lounge by the hotel’s pool

If you have that option, it’s a great way to relax and enjoy one or several cocktails. I stayed at Encore, which is part of the Wynn resort, and there were different pool options available. What better way to relax than this? 🙂

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Try your luck at the casino

You can’t leave Vegas without trying your luck at the casino. Take your pick, you’ll never be left without options! I’m personally not a big fan of this activity, but I like it a bit just for fun! 🙂

Where to eat

I recommend trying at least one fancy restaurant, if possible. I had an amazing culinary experience while there.

Gordon Ramsay Burger

I hadn’t been to any of his famous restaurants until now. Although the wait in line was a bit more than half an hour, it was all worth it! They don’t take reservations, so be prepared to wait in line. The food was exceptional, but that was to be expected from Gordon Ramsay!

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Delicious burger dish at the ‘Gordon Ramsay Burger’ restaurant

Sinatra (at Encore)

This is a gorgeous and elegant Italian restaurant that is all about Sinatra. Absolutely delicious food and the decor was lovely too. An amazing dinner with Sinatra’s music in the background, this restaurant is a must-try!

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Elegant fish dish at the ‘Sinatra’ restaurant
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“Sinatra” restaurant interior

Jardin (at Encore)

I can’t say enough about how much I loved the dishes and the atmosphere of this restaurant! They also have a terrace outside by the pool, and that’s where I chose to enjoy my dinner that evening. From their absolutely delicious cocktails to the perfectly crafted dishes, make sure to check out this restaurant! And if you do, give the truffle pizza a try – you’ll thank me later! 😉

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The Buffet (at Wynn) or any other buffet of your choice

I can only speak from experiencing The Buffet at Wynn, which was really remarkable. Yes, a buffet is a buffet, nothing special you might say, but this place had delicious dishes beyond my expectations. Also, I must mention, their interior decor was so beautiful, as everything else is in that resort!

What to experience

The dancing fountains at the Bellagio

Everybody’s heard of them and some have seen them too. It’s definitely an experience and a must-see if you happen to visit Las Vegas. It’s a beautiful show that starts every 15 minutes, so you can see at least twice if you have time. To me, it was impressive, as I remember seeing a video of them while growing up in Romania, and it brought out so many emotions back then. I never knew they existed until that moment, and seeing them for real, many years later, was surreal!

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Catch a Vegas show

Regardless of what you’re looking for in a show, you can surely find everything in Vegas! I chose to go see Pen & Teller on the last day there, which was great, but, of course, photos weren’t permitted during the performance. They both came out into the theater lobby at the end of the show to greet fans though, which I thought was lovely! I also experienced ‘Lake of Dreams‘ at Wynn, which is an amazing water and lights show on a lake, all while sipping a cocktail on the terrace 🙂

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Lights and Water Show at ‘Wynn’
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Lights and Water Show at ‘Wynn’

Take a nighttime helicopter ride

This has totally been the highlight of the trip for me! I’ve never been in a helicopter before, but experiencing this and seeing the gorgeous city view from above was magical! If you haven’t done this yet, I highly recommend it. It’s one of those things that will stay with you. The price for a 15 min trip was below $100, but gets higher for longer trips (such as the Grand Canyon at sunset, which is already planned for the next year… or at least in my mind!). I get goose bumps just remembering that feeling I had. As I said – it stays with you! 🙂

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The view from the High Roller Observation Wheel at Linq

This is another great not-to-be-missed experience! The Wheel is huge and it will give you the best Las Vegas view (apart from the one on the helicopter). For a more fun approach, you can get tickets that include an open bar while on the wheel, so you have 30 min to keep ordering drinks while enjoying a gorgeous ride.

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There you have it! I hope you’ll find these helpful for your next (or first) trip to Las Vegas. Coming up next, I’ll review the hotel and share a few of my outfits from the trip!

Have you been to Las Vegas yet? If you have, let me know if there’s something I might’ve missed in this post. If you haven’t, is this place on your travel wishlist?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! 🙂

 

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54 Comments

  1. Hey Sabina!

    I’m so happy you loved and enjoyed all that Vegas has to offer. I personally love seeing all the shows and walking from one casino to another ( plus, it’s such a great exercise.)
    I still haven’t done the helicopter ride, so I might as well, next time I want a different kind of adventure.
    For me being on the linq wheel was a wonderful experience, seeing Vegas from so high… it really made me appreciate it more.

    Have fun in Romania… looking forward to your next post. ❤ Radi

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    1. Thank you so much, Radi! Yes, Las Vegas is stunning and a helicopter ride is definitely something you should experience! You won’t regret it, I promise you! 🙂 <3

  2. Wow! Vegas looks amazing at night! You did such a great job capturing these photos. I’d love to visit just for the experience. All the food and buildings look incredible.

    1. Thank you so much, Kuleigh! 🙂 Vegas is definitely an incredible place that I hope you’ll get to experience! 🙂 xo

  3. I’ve only been to Vegas once, but I want to go back so badly! We spent the whole time walking around sightseeing, but there were still plenty of things that we didn’t have time to check out. The Fountains of Bellagio were one of my favorite things!

    1. I’m so glad you got to visit, Raine, and maybe next time you’ll get to explore Las Vegas even more! 🙂 The Bellagio Fountains were my favorite too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! xo

    1. Oh, I will definitely do more of that next time I’ll visit! I tried only the one at Wynn, and I was so impressed with both their food and decor! 🙂 xo

  4. I’ve been to Vegas once and one of my favorite things I did was ride the gondolas at the Venitian! The inside boat rides make you feel like you are actually in Florence. I would definitely suggest doing it next time!

    Thanks for sharing all of these activities!

    1. Yes, I definitely want to do that on my next visit! There wasn’t enough time to ride the gondolas, but I wanted to. This is something to look forward to for next time 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Katie! <3

  5. I have been to Las Vegas once and loved it! We saw several shows including Cirque du Soleil Beatles. I would love to go back and see more!

    1. That sounds amazing! I wish I planned seeing more shows before leaving to Vegas, but next time I’ll definitely save some time for that! Thanks, Willow! 🙂 xo

  6. Your trip sounds like it was so much fun girl!! Glad you got to do the full Vegas experience! There’s definitely so many other fun things to do other than party..so many amazing restaurants, shows and activities and I think you captured them perfectly!

    1. Thank you so much, Jessi! I agree, I only wish I had more time to explore all that Vegas has to offer! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, lovely! xo

  7. I have never been to Vegas because I couldn’t figure out what to do and unless you gamble or party it seemed that it would be pretty boring. So I am glad I came across your page because I am clearly wrong. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Nicole! Yes, I thought the same thing, until my recent experience where I discovered Vegas is so much more than that! Give it a try if you can, I don’t think you’ll regret it! 🙂 xo

  8. Wow your photos are amazing!! You definitely made good use of your 5 day stay. The helicopter ride and The Wheel are some things I haven’t experienced yet. Now I’m really itchin to go to Vegas…thanks for sharing your trip!!! I’m excited to go now

    Merryl
    http://www.missmerryl.com

    1. Thank you so much, Merryl! I hope you’ll get to Vegas soon and I can’t recommend enough trying both the Wheel and the helicopter! It’s a fantastic experience seeing everything from above! 🙂 <3

    1. I’m glad you got to experience it twice and you loved it so much! It’s a place that needs more time to be explored for sure! 🙂 xo

    1. That’s great that you can now travel there, Annabelle! Hope you’ll have an amazing time discovering everything that Vegas has to offer! 🙂 xo

  9. We flew into Vegas just a few weeks ago, but had to leave again almost immediately since we had plans to go to the Grand Canyon and beyond. I’d love to go back and explore more–you’ve given me some great ideas for our return trip!

    1. Oh, I want to explore Grand Canyon too so badly! Hopefully next year! 🙂 And yes, I recommend going back and seeing more of Vegas! There’s so much to do and see 🙂 xo

  10. I’ve never been to Vegas nor has it ever crossed my mind, but I do think the Vegas strip must be quite a sight to see! I’ve also seen that dancing fountain thing a bunch of times in movies, it must be breathtaking to see in person!
    I am so in love with your blog and your content. I’d love if we can follow each other on Bloglovin maybe? Do let me know! Have a good week xx

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

    1. Thank you so much, Joanne! Vegas is a very impressive place, you should definitely try to experience it if you can! And yes, the Bellagio fountains were indeed breathtaking! Hope you’ll get to see them in person! xo

    1. Thank you so much! I recommend visiting Las Vegas if you can. I’m also interested in visiting Macau, so I hope to see the Venetian there too! 🙂 xo

  11. Hey! Oh my god you gave me so many great new things to check out on my visit to Vegas. It is cool to see vegas from a whole different perspective. I felt like you were telling me about a totally different city great input here

    1. That’s so great to hear, Drai! I’m really happy I was able to present it this way 🙂 I hope you’ll get to experience some of these things when you go to Vegas. I’d love to know how you liked it! 🙂 xo

  12. 5 days! Oooooofff I don’t know if I could last that long in Vegas lol. I’ve done 4 and that was sooooo long. Definitely recommend the High Roller! That’s so much fun. 🙂

    1. I actually found 5 days to be perfect for exploring a bit of what Vegas is about! I could definitely have done it in 4 days too haha! And yes, the High Roller was an amazing experience, as well as the helicopter ride! 🙂 xo

    1. I hope you’ll get there at some point, Dora, it’s such a fun place for a girls getaway too! Glad to know this post was helpful for your future trip! 🙂 xo

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