Ever since our first girls trip to California in 2013, (years before this travel blog was born), I’ve been wanting to plan our next trip. In 2016, after much deliberation, we headed to the ultimate place for a girls trip: Las Vegas! With only 4 days to spare, we made sure we had a jam packed itinerary.
Arrived in Las Vegas at 7am, called an Uber and headed straight to the hotel, SLS Las Vegas. Once we dropped off our luggage at the front desk, we had breakfast at the Northside Cafe which is located inside the SLS hotel. Perfect! Refueled and ready to shop!
Around 10am, we headed out to Trader Joes located at S. Decatur Blvd. since it was the closest one around our hotel. (Can you tell we don’t have any Trader Joes in Hawaii? Look at our full cart haha!) We also went to Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. After our shopping, we headed back to the hotel around 3pm and relaxed until our first activity in Las Vegas.
At 6pm, we were picked up by a complimentary shuttle and headed to Maverick Helicopters! Such an exciting experience seeing Las Vegas at night. Beautiful lights, beautiful city! If you are in Vegas for at least a night, set aside time to see the nightlife from above.
Finishing our amazing helicopter tour, we headed back to the hotel and had a quick dinner at Umami Burger. This is one of our favorite spots for burgers and fries when visiting the Mainland U.S. If you haven’t tried it before, definitely grab a bite, it’s a must!
What’s a girls trip in Vegas if you don’t go to the nightclubs, right? Right after dinner, we got ready and headed to Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub which is located right on the strip. We were there for Fetty Wap’s (a famous American rapper/artist) concert! From 11pm to 4am. We danced the night away!
The following day, we woke up around 11am, and purchased our monorail tickets for the next few days to get around Las Vegas. Definitely recommend the monorail pass as it will save you some money (and time) instead of using lyft, uber or taxi. The Las Vegas Monorail connects to some hotels along the strip making it easier to get to restaurants, hotels, and casinos on the strip.
Being that we woke up a little late, we happened to skip breakfast. We headed straight to lunch at Lobster Me located at Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood. Again, a must place to grab a bite, especially their delicious lobster roll!
Sugar Factory was our next stop after lunch. They are famous for their fabulous drinks that are served in a tall plastic bottle! In Las Vegas, you’re allowed to have an alcoholic drink in hand all day and night while walking around in public areas!
With drinks in hand, we were ready to check out hotels on the strip. We found ourselves walking through a few beautiful hotels like the Wynn, Cosmopolitan, and also checked out the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio.
At 7:30pm, we took an uber outside the strip to check out a unique themed bar called The Golden Tiki. They have some really delicious drinks on the menu. It such a great time!
Since our last meal was at Lobster Me, we decided to go back to our hotel for dinner and enjoy the fleeing downtime. 800 Degrees caught our eye right away with their “Create your own pizza” sign!
On our third day, we had an open itinerary and decided to spend it walking around the strip. A few hours of walking later, we were starving! We ate lunch at The Buffet which is located inside Wynn hotel. The food was great but the sight was beautiful!
We continued walking around through more hotels and ended up at The Venetian. While at The Venetian, we experienced the indoor Gondola Ride (seats 4 people max). What an amazing 15 minute ride! We were given blue roses before going on the gondola and our guide sang in french! Marvelous & Romantic!
At exactly 7:30pm, we took an uber to downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street. We had an 8pm activity with Slotzilla – a zipline over Fremont Street. This was such a cool experience!
We ended our night at Gold Spike which is located a few blocks away from Fremont Street. A fun place for adults where you can play human size chess, beer pong, and other fun games in Gigantic Size. Inside Gold Spike, we ate at a place called FiddleStix, open 24 hours!
On our last full day, we decided to walk around the strip more and visit other hotels. Hotels we walked through were New York New York, Luxor, Monte Carlo, and Excalibur. We rounded it up with a brunch at the Excalibur Buffet. After freshening up at the hotel, we rode the monorail to The Linq for our sunset High Roller ride.
Highly recommend doing the High Roller – You can see the city views of Las Vegas with unlimited alcohol drinks from the bar inside. Great deal for an all you can drink spot with magnificent views!
Then, we were off to dinner (or breakfast for dinner) at Serendipity located right outside of Ceasar’s Palace. Amazing place to dine in! They’re famous for their frozen hot chocolate.
To end our last night in Las Vegas, we watched a late night show of Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island. It was such an incredible show!
Although our itinerary looked like we did it all, we had a few things that we didn’t get to do such as taking a photo in front of the Las Vegas Welcome Sign and watching the Bellagio fountain at night. Overall, we had an amazing four days and we can’t wait to go back!