What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas' is the time-honored mantra of the world’s center of debauchery. What better place to hold your stag party weekend? Casinos and strip clubs galore, world-class stage shows, beautiful women, endless food and 24-hour drinking earned Las Vegas its Sin City nickname. You can’t go wrong with Vegas.
In a nutshell:
• Nearly 600,000 people live in Las Vegas.
• The largest jackpot ever won was $39.7 million.
• Feared gangster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was behind the glitz and glamour Vegas was built upon.
• Casinos literally line the Las Vegas Strip for about 7km.
• Las Vegas lives up to its reputation.
Las Vegas is served by most British airports – perfect for an arriving stag party weekend. Virgin Atlantic and BMI are just two of the many carriers that fly to McCarran International Airport. Book flights early as Las Vegas is a very popular destination. Flight time from the U.K. is about 10-11 hours.
Casinos and clubs are packed together on the strip and walking is easy between establishments. For longer trips the city’s taxis are fairly cheap and can be hailed at stands at most major hotels. It is illegal for a taxi to stop on the road to pick up a fare.
When considering any outdoor activities – especially during summer – remember Las Vegas is hot. It’s very hot. However, exciting activities do await your stag party weekend. Drive Hummers or four-wheelers on the desert dunes, shoot machine guns, or maybe even take a flight over the Grand Canyon. Or you can gamble.
Nightlife in Las Vegas goes 24 hours. It never ends. Clubs, casinos, restaurants, more clubs and casinos, whatever your stag party weekend seeks – it’s bound to be found in Las Vegas. Beat thumping clubs with celebrity DJs are peppered throughout Vegas and generally go until 4 a.m. Dress codes vary, but most clubs frown on casual attire so make the extra effort on your stag do in Las Vegas. Expect to see and be seen by the most beautiful women when out on the town in Las Vegas. Strip clubs are everywhere and populated with the hottest dancers ever to wrap their legs around a brass pole. Playboy-quality women everywhere. Las Vegas is home to Sapphire, the largest strip club in the world at 70,000 square feet. Don’t miss it on your stag party weekend in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has every eating option you can imagine. The large casinos will have several offerings from smaller cafes to the quintessential Las Vegas buffet. If dinner isn’t comped by the casino, a good buffet generally runs about $30. Lunch is a better deal at about half price and breakfast is even cheaper. Las Vegas’ most popular buffets are at the Rio, Bellagio, Paris and Aladdin. Tipping is customary at restaurants with waiters – 15 percent for good service and 20 percent for exceptional, so keep that in mind on your stag do in Las Vegas.
Probably the most inexpensive thing your stag party weekend will do in Las Vegas is drink. Cocktails are generally free at most casinos even if you aren’t a high roller. However, forget to tip the cocktail waitresses and you may go dry.
Las Vegas is in the desert so expect hot and dry – year round. In summer it’s just hotter and drier.