las vegas bachelorette party

Sin City… the quintessential bachelorette party destination. Filled with tons of tasty restaurants, plenty of places to party, and 24-hour gambling, a Las Vegas bachelorette party is the ultimate girls’ getaway weekend for a bride who really likes to live on the wild side. But aside from the gambling and plethora of night clubs to choose from, there is plenty to do on—and off—the strip during your Las Vegas bachelorette party.

Start planning your Las Vegas bachelorette party with this helpful guide!

What to Do

To start your Las Vegas bachelorette party, an entire day can be spent walking in and out of the hotels along the strip—they’re a sight to be seen all on their own, from the stunning glass-sculpture ceilings of the Bellagio to the “canal” that you can ride a gondola through in the Venetian. Not to mention the Big Apple roller coaster that soars in and out of the New York New York Hotel or the new High Roller—a 550-foot high Ferris wheel with picture-perfect views (book at happy hour time for a car with an open bar for your half-hour ride). For a real thrill head to the Stratosphere where you can dangle 1,149 feet above the strip from the edge of the building or—if you and your gals are feeling really brave—sky jump and repel from the top to the bottom.

Once you’ve landed safely on the ground, there’s plenty more to do here. Put on your bathing suits and head to Mandalay Bay for a day on the beach. The hotel’s beach area has real sand, a gigantic wave pool, 100 cabanas for rent, and a DJ pumping tunes all day long. Want to hit two parties in one day? Head to Drai’s Beachclub for the ultimate pool party.

Come night time, the city really comes to life. No Las Vegas bachelorette party is complete without a show, and Vegas has so many on offer (including those famous Bellagio fountains) that you won’t be able to pick just one! And we’re not counting the countless singers with residencies here. Consider first a Cirque du Soleil show—pick from one with classic beats (Michael Jackson One or The Beatles LOVE), one with a little spice (Zumanity—an eclectic blend of Cirque acrobatics with an erotic and comedic twist), or a Vegas signature (Kà at the MGM Grand). If you want to go for something with a little less clothing, Thunder from Down Under is a fun show at the Excalibur hotel that will have your living out your Magic Mike fantasy. Or the Pussycat Doll Lounge will fulfill all your burlesque dreams in a bar atmosphere.

Just off the strip you’ll also find Old Vegas (known as Fremont Street) where everything real began. It’s worth a visit here, at night or during the day, to see a bit of classic Sin City. Here you can play classic casino games, see the light show above Fremont, and grab a drink (or take a tour) at Banger Brewery.

Along with the hundreds of bars and clubs that you can hit on the strip, your Las Vegas bachelorette should also include a trip to the Minus5 Ice Bar. In the Mandalay Bay and the Venetian, this -5 degree (F) bar will outfit you in faux fur coats and gloves so you can enjoy the ice sculptures and displays while enjoying deliciously refreshing cocktails. Book a private party to really get the most of your experience.

Where to Eat

Las Vegas may be known as Sin City, but it’s also a gourmet heaven. There are tons of top-of-the-line restaurants for you and your gals to try during your Las Vegas bachelorette party. At the Wynn Hotel you can trade the standard Vegas breakfast buffet for brunch at La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway. This butler-style brunch on Saturdays and Sundays includes an all-you-can-eat menu of more than 15 brunch items from egg sandwiches to truffle grits and veal short rib hash. For an extra fee you can get bottomless drinks, too.

For lunch or brunch, check out Milos at the Cosmopolitan, a lovely Greek spot with an option Pre-Fix lunch option that will satisfy everyone in your party.

A must-do dinner is Yellowtail at the Bellagio, where you might spot celebs who frequent the place so often they’ve been given their own in-house chopsticks. This Japanese spot has delicious eats—from shared plates like lobster carpaccio and kobe beef tataki to specialty sushi rolls including popping spicy crab (with pop rocks!) and Cajun spiced albacore with spicy aioli. And all of this, accompanied by some of the best views on the strip—the balcony overlooks the Bellagio fountains.

Other great spots include Chayo, in the relatively new Linq on the strip. You can visit this Mexican joint for dinner, or stop by for happy hour where specials include $5 margaritas and tacos. Don’t forget to take a ride on the bull! It is a Las Vegas bachelorette party, after all. Also head to Crush at MGM. This chic spot combines a lounge-y vibe with Tuscan flare, and offers some of the tastiest comfort foods you’ll find on the strip, from wood-fired pizzas to rustic gnocchi and shrimp risotto. Don’t miss dessert here. We’re talking Nutella ice cream sandwiches.

Speaking of dessert, if you ever find yourselves hungry while walking the strip, head to the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM (located outside the Linq), where you can have a fresh cupcake in seconds for a quick pick-me-up. There’s also the Sugar Factory, full of over-the-top sweets and cocktails, as well as a chocolate lounge.

Where to Stay

You won’t be want for hotel options on your Las Vegas bachelorette party, and half the fun in choosing a place to stay is finding the spot that matches your bride’s personality. The Cosmopolitan Hotel is a fantastically girly place, outfitted in pinks and purples and includes a chandelier bar. If your gals love some R&R and a classic Vegas spot, stay at either The Venetian or The Palazzo. The two hotels share the massive Canyon Ranch Spa, where you can spend an entire day getting pampered. And for the bride that loves luxury, a stay at the Aria is a must. One of the newer additions to the strip, this hotel includes sky suites with amazing views, easy access to the Vegas monorail, three pools, and amazing dining options like Catch and Bardot Brasserie.