Your Weekend Getaway Guide to Las Vegas

Las Vegas makes for a great Weekend Getaway. After all, it has cheap and plentiful hotels, frequent flights, plenty of things to see, and the kind of fun that usually only lasts a few days before the regret kicks in.

So if you only have 48 hours in Las Vegas, what should you do and see? Luckily for you, we’ve assembled this Weekend Getaway Guide to Las Vegas to get you started with the Top 10 Things to Do:

1. Snap a picture of the quintessential Las Vegas sign

It might be the only thing on your camera from the whole weekend, but at least this will prove to your friends (and to yourself) that you were there!

Las Vegas sign

Trover photo by Robert Elsishans


2. Take a Gondola Ride at The Venetian Hotel

It’s basically like the real thing! Or at least, it will look like it after a few drinks…

The Venetian Gondola Ride

Trover photo by Adrian Roberts


3. Party hard in a club like the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

You’re only young once, right?

Marquee Club

Trover photo by Alexis Ng


4. Watch the famous Fountains of Bellagio from the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas

Shows happen every 30 minutes in the evening, so you have no excuse to miss it.

Fountains of Bellagio

Trover photo by Nathan Mays


5. Have a drink (or two or three…) like one of these from the Hard Rock Cafe

Luckily for you, drinks are available pretty much everywhere in Vegas: poolside, mini bar, party buses, bars, clubs, casinos, and even on the street!

Drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas

Trover photo by Megan


6. Cool off at a pool party like this one at Drai’s Beach Club

No shoes, no shirt, bar service!

Pool party at Drai's Beach Club

Trover photo by Karla Tovar


7. Devour the famous Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3

This could be the thing you least regret all weekend.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Trover photo by Nica F!


8. Check out the signs at the Fremont Street Experience

Ooh flashy!

Fremont Street Experience

Trover photo by Kenneth Adkins


9. See an over-the-top show like Le RĂªve at Wynn Las Vegas

It doesn’t count as a Weekend Getaway to Las Vegas unless there are sequins, feathers, and/or smoke machines.

Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas

Trover photo by Jesse I.


10. And finally, take a walk of shame (or pride!) down the Strip

No Las Vegas Weekend Getaway is complete without one!

The Strip Las Vegas

Trover photo by Michelle


Need more ideas on how to spend your 48 hours in Las Vegas? Check out more things to do in Vegas here, and don’t forget to share your own Weekend Getaway discoveries on Trover!



Vegas Baby: Top Sights in Sin City

More than just casinos and shows, Las Vegas Nevada offers everything for the traveler from wonderful outdoor adventures to sophisticated architectural highlights. Today’s Las Vegas is a multifaceted jewel with top restaurants, high end shopping and gorgeous art in many of its beautiful hotels. One of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada

This conservation area close to the city offers red rock canyons and 3000 ft sandstone walls.


Trover photo by RestlessCuriosity.

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Las Vegas, Nevada

Five seasonal themes, including a colorful interpretation of Chinese New Year, are presented in these beautiful gardens.


Trover photo by Shmara Tagill.

The Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Arguably the Strip’s most luxurious and glamorous hotel.


Trover photo by Andrew.

Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada

Huge dancing waters choreographed to music every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening.


Trover photo by Jason Gallo.

The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Strip is the beating heart of Las Vegas: home to the most famous casinos in the world.


Trover photo by The Camangian’s

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