You’d think that with strip joints on every corner, casinos, lavish night clubs and million other distractions, Vegas would not be the ideal hot spot to host your new boyfriend’s birthday party. Somehow I’ve managed to find a way to make it work, and so here’s a comprehensive couple’s guide to 72 hours in Vegas. Just don’t stay any longer! 😉
Day 1: 4pm – Check in to the Hard Rock Hotel
Located off the strip on Paradise Road, the Hard Rock Hotel is home to a cool-looking crowd and AMAZING amenities. Make sure to opt for the sophisticated HRH Tower Luxury Suites for their ultra-comfy beds and possibly the coolest bathroom I’ve had a chance to get dirty in…
Day 1: 9pm – Splurge on a romantic dinner at Bartolotta
I try to eat at Bartolotta at the Wynn Hotel every single time I’m in Vegas. If you are a fish lover, you won’t find freshest anywhere else in town, as the fish is flown in from Italy every morning. Get any pasta dish as an appetizer and share a red snapper with crudo sauce. It’s going to cost you $250 for two at the minimum, but you won’t regret it.
Day 1: midnight on… – Party at the Gold Lounge
You don’t need to go to Old Vegas to get a feel of the King’s sins… A 3,756-square-foot ultra-lounge designed by Cirque du Soleil, the Gold Lounge at the new Aria Hotel was inspired by Elvis Presleyâ€™s Graceland. Time to get a good buzz and hit the dance floor…
Day 2: 3pm – Shop for some new lingerie
Once you’ve had enough of the desert sun and the Mai Tais, drop your man on the casino floor and take a taxi to the Agent Provocateur store. You’ll need the gear for later…
Day 2: 7h30pm – “O” by Cirque du Soleil
The Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic masterpiece “O” turned twelve years old last Friday and it is still the most extravagant, mind-bowing spectacle you can see in Vegas. Get to the Bellagio an hour before the show and stop by Petrossian for a martini and some caviar.
Day 2: 9h30pm – Surf & Turf, Japanese Style At Benihana
Seriously the only reason to go to the Hilton – but it’s a good one. A 2-hour long meal with a lot of sake will work wonders to put you right to bed!
Day 3: 9am – Couples Massage At The Reliquary Water Sanctuary
Go to bed somewhat early in order to get up on time for a couples Swedish massage at the Reliquary Water Sanctuary. Get your sweat on in the steam room or relax in the pool until it’s time for lunch. This spa is so amazing that if I had enough money, I’d take a helico and head out there every weekend!
Day 3: 2pm – Eat before you hit the road again – Hash House A Go Go
Biscuits layered with eggs, cheese, bacon, fried chicken fresh spinach leaves, and chipotle sauce, served on mashed potatoes. This outrageous dish will cure ANY hangover and yes, Hash House A Go Go will stick a knife in your food before handing it to you. Twisted farm style…
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