When Las Vegas comes to mind, we can't help but to think of late nights at the casino and an incurable hangover. However, there are other ways to spend your time in Sin City than poolside with The Chainsmokers or making your way over to the blackjack table from the roulette game you probably just lost.
From swoon-worthy truffle chicken to the chicest hotel bar followed by Brian Newman's After Dark jazz performance, this the coolest way to spend a full day in America's most sinful city, while staying out of trouble. Ahead, you'll find six not-so-basic experiences you won't want to miss during your next girls' trip to Vegas.
Head to the Bellagio for french toast at Sadelle's
New York City's most popular brunch spot has popped up in Vegas. Located inside the Botanical Gardens of the Bellagio, this whimsical-meets-vintage Sadelle's outpost offers a wide range of culinary options. Although known for their gourmet bagel tower, we suggest branching out and indulging in the french toast. The deep-fried challah is soaked overnight in egg, milk, and cinnamon, making for the most crispy delicious breakfast you'll ever have.
Embark on a curated tour of Park MGM's artwork and installations
Infused among the walls of the Park MGM hotel, you'll find an extensive collection of curated artwork that pays tribute to nature with many elements of surprise. The stunning installations include work from famous artists such as David Hockney, Henrique Oliveira, Shoja Azari and Shahram Karimi. The coolest part? The abstract tree branches and roots hanging from the lobby ceiling. Remember to look up from your iPhone, because you might just miss it!
Stop at Julian Serrano for some Paella and churros
Make your way over to the ARIA resort with just a short walk and you'll stumble upon Julian Serrano's namesake restaurant. From modern tapas to traditional paella, you will not leave hungry. Pro tip: save room for the hazelnut dipped churros.
Indulge in a 50-minute massage at The Spa at ARIA
Upon entering The Spa & Salon at ARIA, you'll be greeted by large Aji stone boulders within a tranquil water garden. From the Himalayan salt stone massage to their signature aromatherapy, you can't go wrong with any of these packages. This is the perfect way to get re-energized before your big night out.
Splurge on the black truffle-laced roast chicken at the NoMad Hotel
After you've hit the spa and have taken a pre-dinner nap, the NoMad Hotel restaurant is ranked No.1 on our must-do list. The two-story dining room features a library of over 25,000 books (some dating back as early as the 1800s) with most of the collection coming from David Rockefeller.
Aside from the incredible ambiance, the French-inspired modern cuisine meets all expectations. The best thing on the menu? The signature roast chicken for two. Infused with black truffle, we can guarantee this will be one of the best meals you've had in a while.
Head over to Park Theatre to catch Lady Gaga's Enigma residency show
Instead of nightclubs and bottle service, we suggest catching one of the many residency shows Las Vegas has to offer. From Lady Gaga to Aerosmith, spend your night dancing away and singing along with these iconic artists.
End your evening with a nightcap at the NoMad Hotel bar and a performance by Brian Newman
If you're looking for a truly authentic experience, 'Brian Newman After Dark' is worth every penny. After the NoMad closes for dinner, the restaurant transforms into a sleek old-school lounge for Newman's late night performance. The modern jazz icon, known for producing Lady Gaga's cover of “La Vie en Rose,” puts on an incredible show with his band.
You might even spot Lady Gaga in the intimate crowd. And if you're lucky she'll join Newman on stage for a surprise performance until 5:00 in the morning!