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Travel Itinerary: An Adventurous Weekend in Las Vegas

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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 FireValley of Fire, esudroff/Pixabay

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!

Primrose at PARK MGMPrimrose, MGM Resorts

Adrenaline junkies ought to make the drive to Boulder City and check out Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park for some of the best mountain biking in the country. For unrivaled views of Bootleg Canyon, an exhilarating zip line tour with Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon will have you soaring above the desert terrain at speeds of up to 60 mph. Need a break from the desert? Head to Lake Mead Recreation Area and rent a pontoon boat or kayak for a day out on the water instead. If you prefer to leave the sailing to someone else, book a Hoover Dam sightseeing cruise on a Mississippi-style paddleboat with Lake Mead Cruises.

Kayaking the Black Canyon Section of Lake MeadKayaking the Black Canyon Section of Lake Mead, NPS Photo/Andrew Cattoir

There's no better way to unwind after an active day than with a luxurious spa visit. The Spa at ARIA offers an array of luxurious treatments in beautifully appointed accommodations that will leave you feeling pampered and refreshed. After some well-deserved R&R, make your way to The Buffet at ARIA to refuel and feast on a delectable selection of dishes. For tonight’s entertainment, head over to MGM Grand to be captivated by legendary magician, David Copperfield, and his spectacular illusions. Nearby TAP Sports Bar is open late for a nightcap after the show.

The Buffet at ARIAThe Buffet at ARIA, MGM Resorts

Day 3

Ease into your day with a hearty breakfast at Pantry inside The MirageFeel free to sleep in—this homestyle restaurant serves breakfast 24 hours a day. Stretch your legs and stroll The Park, a vibrant outdoor venue with an assortment of restaurants, bars, and entertainment. If you brought the kids along, take them to Springs Preserve, a family-friendly attraction off the Strip with interactive exhibits, nature trails, botanical gardens, and more. 

 

In the afternoon, 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 wave pools, swanky daybeds, and swim-up bars. For a lush and refreshing escape, visit The Mirage Pool, replete with lagoons, waterfalls, and a Private Oasis.

The Mirage PoolThe Mirage Pool, MGM Resorts

When hunger strikes, you’ll find more than a dozen authentic Italian eateries serving up mouth-watering pasta, pizza, and gelato at Eataly Las Vegas located in Park MGM. Afterward, hop on the free tram for a short ride to Bellagio. For the grand finale of your adventurous Las Vegas weekend, take the plunge with Cirque du Soleil’s original water show, “O”, and delight in the surreal artistry and theatrical acrobatics of this spectacular production.

 

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