Bypass the packed pool parties and nightclubs and enjoy the long weekend by indulging in one of the following jaunts.
Want to sip wine in a cool cellar below the Strip? Read on to find out where.
Have an Incredible Meal
One of the most talked-about eateries in Sin City sits in the brand-new SLS Las Vegas. Designed by Philippe Starck, Bazaar Meat is the latest epicurean venture by Chef José Andrés. Despite its name, this isn't your typical high-end steakhouse; the inventive small-plates menu is meant to create a social dining experience. To make it even more social, we suggest starting with something off the imaginative cocktail menu, like a Salt Air Margarita. 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 855-761-7757
Book a Luxurious Spa Package
Unwind this weekend at one of Vegas' most extravagant spas—the opulent 27,000-square-foot, two-story spa at the Mandarin Oriental. Start relaxing upon arrival in the steam room or upon a heated tepidarium chair overlooking the Strip. For your treatment, we recommend the Signature Oriental Harmony that features a soothing foot bath followed by a warm scrub and massage—all performed by not one, but two therapists. Go all out and finish with the personalized Ultimate Facial. 23752 Las Vegas Blvd., 888-881-9530
Catch a Dance-Inducing Show
Michael Jackson fans who haven't seen Cirque du Soleil's tribute to the King of Pop should do so this weekend. Michael Jackson ONE, directed by Jamie King, celebrates the star and his music in true Cirque fashion—through choreography, acrobatics, and aerial performances. Get your tickets here, because what better way to liven up your three-day weekend? Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 800-745-3000
Spend Some Time in a Wine Cellar
Step into a rustic tasting room that contains over 10,000 bottles valued at more than $10 million. Sound like a wine lover’s paradise? It is. At Rio’s public Wine Cellar and Tasting Room, take your pick from more than 100 wines by the glass, 30 tasting flights, and a variety of cognac, single-malt scotch, and port. For a special treat, the food and wine pairing menu offers a selection of international cheeses and spreads served with freshly baked artisanal breads. 3700 W. Flamingo Rd., 866-746-7671