Aria provides cozy and luxurious accommodations with great service all-around. The restaurant line-up is beyond amazing with the likes of Bardot Brasserie, Javier’s and Sage. But if you are looking for nightlife entertainment, Alibi Cocktail Lounge is the place to be, with tasty cocktails and a fun atmosphere. As part of the CityCenter complex, Aria is just a few steps away from Crystals, a luxury brand shopping destination for those who love to indulge.
The twin resorts of Wynn and Encore are the complete package: luxury accommodations, restaurants, shopping, a dayclub, nightlife — and free parking. XS is more than 10 years old, but remains one of the top nightclubs on the Strip. Encore Beach Club brings DJs and dancing to an expansive pool deck. Restaurants like SW Steakhouse and Lakeside surround the scenic Lake of Dreams while Mizumi serves up authentic Wagyu and modern Japanese cuisine. The new Wynn Plaza sits on the Strip with shopping and Cipriani for Italian dining. The Wynn is in the process of reintroducing a revamped golf course and convention center. Expect even more changes in the near future and perhaps a brand makeover now that longtime CEO Steve Wynn is no longer involved with the resorts.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of the most sleek and modern resorts on the Strip. Although never outdated, the rooms have seen recent renovations with even more stylish decor and artwork. The Boulevard Pool has gorgeous views of the Strip while the Chelsea Pool serves as a secluded retreat. Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub has its own pool deck, surrounded by multi-story bungalows. If you’re seeking a stiff drink, the Cosmo has one of the best bar lineups in Vegas. Vesper, Clique, Ghost Donkey and the three-level Chandelier Bar are all great options for craft cocktails. The new Barbershop is a men’s hair salon and speakeasy all rolled up in one. More entertainment can be found at the intimate Chelsea Theater or if you prefer small-scale lounge performances in a dinner club setting, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. Top restaurants include Jaleo and é by José Andrés, as well as STK, which is a steakhouse in a lounge environment.
The Park MGM was renovated from the Monte Carlo and is suddenly one of the most popular attractions on the Strip. Although the hotel rooms are relatively small, they’ve been given a quirky, modern revamp and come at a price more affordable than other Strip competitors. The attractions, however, are stellar. The Park Theater is one of the hottest music venues in town with residencies by Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars and Cher. The all-new restaurant lineup includes Bavette’s Steakhouse, Roy Choi’s Best Friend and Eatlay, which combines retail and dining into one Italian-inspired package. On the Record is a new kind of nightclub. Think of it as a large lounge with a focus on 80s music. Park MGM is next door to the T-Mobile Arena and The Park outdoor promenade. The NoMad Las Vegas hotel within a hotel is loaded with New York style and comes with its own bar, restaurant and pool, Check out Jemma, a refined take on the dayclub concept.
Rounding up the top 15 and our only off-strip entry, the Palms Hotel & Casino embraces all the fun of Las Vegas Boulevard but without a lot of the hassle. The Palms grants their visitors a fourteen-screen movie theatre and a state-of-the-art concert venue, the Pearl Theater. The fun doesn’t stop there; Ghostbar, Rain and Moon create a fantastic force of nightlife power.
The Strip isn’t all Vegas has going for it.