For an authentic taste of Vegas, you can hardly do better than the Venetian resort. It combines a glittering take on foreign lands – in this case, Venice, Italy – with fabulous dining, nightlife, and entertainment options to keep you up all night. With standard rooms starting at 650 square feet, you won't even have to leave your room for a great experience, but trust us, you'll want to.
With a full sixteen restaurants to choose from, gourmets of all stripes will find a satisfying meal awaiting them. Premier dining options include Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico, which features a spectacular wine list and delicious steaks and prime rib. Celebrity chef fans will find a happy home here, as the Venetian also offers two restaurants headed by Mario Batali, including the Enoteca San Marco, a traditional Italian experience, and the more casual B and B Ristorante, featuring a more daring take on Italian cuisine. Bouchon is a fantastic, high-class French bistro, and Aquaknox offers good seafood in a unique setting. Check out David Burke for a modern take on American cuisine that won't disappoint.
Once you've enjoyed a meal, take a stroll down the Venetian's very own canal, where you can hitch a ride in a gondola or simply take advantage of the excellent spending opportunities at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Have a cup of gelato for dessert before you head over to the theaters.
The show options at the Venetian resort more than match the class of the restaurants. See The Blue Man Group just for the experience of this off-the-wall music and comedy show. If you prefer your comedy less blue and yet paradoxically more made up, check out TV star Wayne Brady's Las Vegas spectacular. -Phantom of the Opera is always a safe bet for a date, as is a stroll through Madame Tussaud's.
Wrap your night up with a visit to Tao, the sprawling nightclub atop the Tao Bistro. This celebrity-magnet club has been among the premier nightlife destinations for tourists and locals alike since it opened in 2005, giving it the type of longevity rarely seen on the Strip. With four separate bars and scenery aplenty from the zen-inspired décor to the go-go dancers shimmying high up on elevated platforms, you'll be kept entertained. This hot destination attracts equally hot clientele, so you'll enjoy the view whether you're on the dance floor or taking advantage of the venue's excellent table service with a bottle or two.