Business by Day, Vegas Vacation by Night

Time gets away from you after you’ve been in convention halls and meetings all day, but when work can finally be set aside—it’s time to unwind. Staying at The Venetian and The Palazzo affords so many opportunities to savor some of the best food, gaming, and entertainment in Las Vegas. With so many choices and so little time, we’ve put together a list of the can’t-miss things to do in Las Vegas.

Where to stay in Vegas

There’s some things you shouldn’t skimp on when you’re traveling, where you sleep is one of them. One of the best Vegas experiences is staying The Venetian® or The Palazzo®. With a standard suite more than double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, you’ll be sleeping in absolute luxury. What’s even better? The Egyptian cotton linens on each bed, offer you a luxurious space to de-stress after a long day.

Best Steakhouses on the Strip

Food is fuel, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than an expertly prepared steak. Some of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas are just steps away from the casino floor. Grab a seat at Morels Steakhouse & Bistro’s bar and ask the bartender for their special dinner menu. This three-course meal features a different steak selection and choice of side every week, along with a side salad, a macaron ice cream sandwich, and unlimited glasses of Vanishing Point Pinot Noir. Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse has been serving up Creole cuisine for close to twenty years and is a favorite on the Strip, but what many don’t know is they have an extensive whiskey menu with over 700 choices from eight different countries.

Drinks for Every Mood

It’s not hard to find alcohol in Vegas, the real trick is finding well-made cocktails that wow your palate. Chica’s Latin influence extends to its delicious specialty drinks, their Tamarind Guava Colada is a modern hand-shaken take on a piña colada. Ice is an important part of creating a balanced cocktail, Yardbird has five different types of hand-harvested ice. They even take it a step farther with their flavored ice cubes to enhance selected spirits. If you’re feeling adventurous, try The Porkchop: Old Forester 86 bourbon, house-made Dijon mustard syrup, yuzu juice, and apple cider with a Dijon thyme cube. If beer is your drink of choice, Public House has over 200 selections, including 24 beers on tap and three seasonal cask beers. For a truly unique experience, The Dorsey is one of the best bars in Vegas. Sit in the library for the perfect place to unwind and enjoy one of their signature cocktails. For something refreshing, Booze ‘N Juice is your choice of libation mixed with fresh pressed Granny Smith apple juice.

Learn from the Experts

Whether you’re a novice or haven’t played since your last trip, take advantage of The Venetian’s complimentary gaming lessons. The most popular Vegas table games are available: Texas Hold’em, Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, and Spanish 21. On Saturdays the lessons take place in The Venetian casino near the Cashier. Most classes are available before noon, but there are a select few available later in the day. Make sure to ask questions, the dealers are there to teach you the ins and outs so you’re prepared when you start joining in on the action.

Picking a Game

If you’re new to gaming, but are unsure of where to start with so many options on the casino floor, think about what type of person you are. With that in mind, consider what your goals are for your gambling experience and you can create your own casino strategy for how to approach the casino.

  • If you have lofty goals and dream about the chance to win a life-altering jackpot, then you should check out progressive slots.
  • If you enjoy being social and like a game with some mental effort, try the poker room or the blackjack tables.
  • If you’re looking for a fast-paced game, there’s nothing more exciting than the craps table. It’s a high stakes game where players tend to win and lose in streaks, but it’s a rush of adrenaline all the same.
  • If you’re not looking to socialize but you enjoy a challenge, video poker machines are for you. The odds are good and you can get a decent return on your investment by playing smart.

Relaxation at its Finest

After a long day of listening to speakers and networking it’s time to head to Canyon Ranch. They’re one of the best spas in Las Vegas and have over 150 treatments for soothing away the stress of the day. Sign up for Grazie® and you can receive a discount on any of their spa services. We recommend one of their incredible massages and a Classic European Facial to cleanse your entire body. Afterward discover the peace and serenity to be found in their Aquavana® thermal suite. Their series of hydrothermal chambers has moving water, fluctuating temperatures, thermal cabins, tubs and saunas that is a Las Vegas experience unlike anything on the Strip.

Embrace the Music

The Strip is known for its world-class entertainment and when you want to know what to do in Vegas, business or not, a trip here isn’t complete without seeing a show. One of the must-see shows in Vegas is Human Nature’s Jukebox. The fearsome foursome from Australia dress up some of America’s most beloved tunes in fantastic new ways. Jukebox spans multiple genres: Doo-wop, Pop, Motown, Soul, and more. Human Nature’s high energy and passion are tangible; you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing and dancing right along with them.

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