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Travel Itinerary: An Adventurous Weekend in Las Vegas

The Bellagio pool

Are you looking forward to reconnecting with the great outdoors? When it's time to travel again, we’ve got an exciting itinerary for a three-day weekend in Las Vegas packed with destinations for outdoor activities and the perfect places to relax and refuel on the Strip. 

 

Download a convenient map of all the sites in this itinerary here. For more adventurous Las Vegas area locations, pick up a copy of the new Beyond Las Vegas Quick Guide map, a pocket-sized resource for outdoor recreation around Las Vegas. It's free for members at your local AAA branch!

 

Day 1

Begin your day at Sadelle’s Café, a vintage-style NYC eatery at Bellagio that serves breakfast classics, such as eggs benedict and blueberry pancakes, all day long.

 

Pack a lunch and drive to Valley of Fire State Park. The park has over 40,000 acres of stunning red rock wilderness for sightseeing, hiking, and camping. Visitors can see many of the landmark formations with a scenic drive through the park and stopping at attractions that involve walking short distances. Hikers can take advantage of several trails with gorgeous vistas. Enjoy a picnic with breathtaking views at any of the shaded day-use areas throughout the park.

Valley of Fire State Park

Back on the Strip, revel in a dining experience like no other at The Mayfair Supper Club. Blending music, live performance, and gourmet cuisine, this glamorous venue presents a reimagined and contemporary take on classic American supper clubs. After sunset, take a ride over to The Neon Museum of Las Vegas in downtown and stroll through illuminated displays of restored Las Vegas signs in the museum’s Neon Boneyard. End the night by trying your luck at a variety of table games and slot machines at the Park MGM casino before getting a good night’s sleep for a big day tomorrow. 
 

 

Day 2

Have breakfast in style at Primrose at Park MGM, where seasonal fare meets sophisticated French-inspired ambiance. Fill up with brioche French toast, or for a lighter choice, try the popular Mediterranean Plate, artfully prepared with fresh vegetables, feta, and hummus. Pair your meal with a latte or cappuccino—you’ll need the energy for day two of your action-packed weekend!

Picasso
  • Picasso at Bellagio
    Pablo Picasso’s renowned paintings and charming ceramic pieces grace the walls of Picasso, while the tables are laid with incredible dishes from Executive Chef Julian Serrano, inspired by the regional cuisine of Spain as well as France. Picasso also boasts a wine cellar stocked with more than 1,500 selections from the finest European vineyards. For a signature Bellagio experience, guests may dine outdoors, where the patio overlooks the romantic artistry of the Fountains of Bellagio. 

 

  • Primrose at Park MGM
    We believe that breakfast is better without a deadline and garden parties with bubbles are the best way to brunch—which is why at Primrose, you can enjoy all-you-can-drink sparkling rosé and brunch every day until 2 pm. Whether you’re settling in with your crew for an all-day affair or just grabbing your morning coffee or a pressed juice to go, Primrose has what you need. Every dish is fresh and full of flavor, from oatmeal and omelets to grilled plates and Mediterranean-style salads. Being good? We’ve got you. Feel like fries? We have that, too.

 

  • Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
    Inspired by a group of extraordinary Irishmen who led lives of great adventure, this is a pub of epic proportions that was built in Ireland and shipped to the heart of Las Vegas! As for food and drink, signature dishes are made of only the freshest, natural Irish ingredients that pair perfectly with the finest stouts, ales, lagers, and spirits.

 

  • Tom’s Urban at New York-New York
    At Tom's Urban, your game is always on! Cheer on your team with your favorite draft beer in Tom's iconic two-handed 40oz stein or indulge in some favorites like Deep Dish Nachos or Tom's Famous Prime Rib Dip. Catch the game or get the party started and stay for live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night until 2 am!  

 

Outdoor Entertainment

Delight in exciting open-air activities and shows on the Strip. Get close to exotic animals or marvel at the thrilling sights and sounds you can only find in Las Vegas.

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage
  • Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
    Come face-to-face with some of nature's most majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose dolphins, white tigers, white lions, and leopards, right in the Mirage's backyard.  

 

  • The Park
    The Park is an immersive, outdoor destination for dining and entertainment. Nestled between the T-Mobile Arena, Park MGM, and New York-New York, The Park is a perfect spot to gather with friends or to grab a quick bite before an epic show. Discover the energy and excitement of Las Vegas’ newest must-see neighborhood.

 

  • Bellagio Fountain
    At Bellagio, more than a thousand fountains sway in front of the hotel, enhanced by music and light. The display spans more than 1,000 feet with water soaring as high as 460 feet into the air. The Fountains of Bellagio is a daily experience in Las Vegas, every 30 minutes, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, and every 15 minutes from 8:00 pm to midnight. On weekends and holidays, the fountains display their magic every 30 minutes from noon to 8:00 pm and every 15 minutes from 8:00 pm to midnight. (Schedule may vary. The outdoor display is subject to cancellation due to weather.)

  • The Volcano at Mirage
    Boom. Pow. Wow. 
    The iconic front yard at the Mirage has more bang than ever, thanks to taller explosions, more fireballs, and a driving soundtrack from The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Indian tabla sensation Zakir Hussain.

 

The Best Las Vegas Pools

Chill out with a dip in the pool, Vegas-style. The Strip is home to some of the most impressive pool complexes in the world, boasting features such as lazy rivers, wave pools, swanky daybeds, and poolside bottle service.

Pool at Bellagio
  • Bellagio Pool
    Treat yourself to the romantic lure of a Mediterranean-infused poolside experience at Bellagio—unquestionably Las Vegas' most inviting pool area. Take a relaxing dip in refreshing azure waters. Five distinctive pool courtyard settings are yours for the taking. Spas, an exquisite garden vista café, private cabanas, and poolside massage treatments are also available to complete this outdoor oasis. (Must be 14 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian of at least 18 years.)  

 

  • ARIA Pool
    At ARIA's three pools, the most activity you'll need to do is raise your hand for another cocktail. Grab your sunglasses and soak in an indulgent Vegas pool experience. ARIA’s three ellipse-shaped pools are perfect for lazing about with friends or people-watching with a drink from Pool Bar.  

 

  • MGM Grand Pool
    The MGM Grand pool complex offers 6.5 acres of fun featuring four refreshing swimming pools, three whirlpools, cascading waterfalls, and top-notch amenities. Grab a tube and float down the famous Lazy River, stretch out on a comfy daybed, enjoy a variety of food and drink options, or find your bliss with a poolside massage. For those looking to dial it up a notch, the spacious cabanas have room for eight and include flat-screen televisions, personalized bottle and food service, and amazing views that overlook the pools. 

 

  • Mandalay Bay Pool
    Mandalay Bay Beach is an 11-acre aquatic playground that invites you to sun, swim, splash and soak on your terms. Ride tides in the wave pool. Flow with the Lazy River. Lounge in a lagoon. Catch some shade in a convenient cabana. And, when you’re ready to refuel, grab a bite at Beach Bar and Grill or cocktail at one of three bars. Discover a personalized pool experience. It’s your beach. Dive in!  

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