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7 Tips for Planning a Fun Night Out in Vegas

Las Vegas has long been the city to see and still continues to make leaps in bounds in tourism, with a total of 40.4 million people in March 2023 from a 12-month period. Casinos, bars, shows, and restaurants only make up a small part of the experience.

Whether you’re visiting for the week or live close by, planning a night out in Vegas can be overwhelming. To avoid this, you need to put a plan into place that keeps you focused so you don’t miss out on anything. 

Keep reading this guide to learn seven helpful tips for planning a fantastic night out in Vegas!

1. Do Your Research

A night out in Vegas definitely requires some serious research first. It’s no secret that Las Vegas is full of casinos and restaurants up and down the Vegas Strip.

So, you’ll need to decide what you can’t miss out on. Are you looking for the best bars in Las Vegas? Or something else?

Do a little Google research and make a list of the top Vegas clubs and Vegas restaurants you find. It’s also a good idea to research various shows and casinos in the area to see what strikes your fancy. 

Don’t be afraid to branch out and get more adventurous. There are plenty of unique shows and events you won’t find anywhere else.

Doing this research in advance will help you plan who you’ll spend the evening with and how you want to dress. 

It also allows you to plan when you’ll leave and whether you need to arrange another method of transportation to stay safe.

2. Take an Open-Top Bus Tour

If you’d rather take in the entire city, why not go on a bus tour? It’s a great option if this is one of your first times visiting the city.

One of the best tours you can take is the Panoramic Night Tour. This open bus tour is three hours long and takes you on an illuminated nighttime adventure. The open deck gives you amazing views, and you’ll see iconic landmarks like the High Roller Observation Wheel and the Bellagio fountains.

You’ll see famous locations such as Brewery Row, MGM Lion, and the Arts & Antique District. 

This tour even allows you to hop on and off to explore.

3. Spend the Night Clubbing

Clubbing in Vegas is one of the most popular things to do during a night out in Vegas, and for good reason. Vegas is well known for its wide range of nightclubs and party venues.

You may want to plan to visit a few different nightclubs so you don’t miss out. You can start with Drai’s Nightclub in the downtown district. This nightclub is a part of the Cromwell Hotel and is one of the most popular places after dark.

You’ll find mood lighting, private tables, and world-class live shows.

Hakkasan at MGM Las Vegas and OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace are also well worth visiting. Large dance floors, multiple bars, and colorful lighting will make the evening shine.

4. Gamble at a Casino

If you’re craving a traditional Vegas kind of night, gambling at a casino is as traditional as you can get.

Before you go, set a budget for yourself and stick to it. Remember, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the game and forget you can’t always have a lucky night.

You’ll definitely want to experience the best casinos in Vegas, including Ceasars Palace, the Bellagio, and The Venetian.

Most of these casino hotels offer a good mix of traditional casino games and more modern video machines that you’ll enjoy. Many people find success playing penny slots or doing some sports betting.

5. Play a Few Games of Golf

If you’d rather not focus on gambling, trying your hand at golf may be the way to go. Places like Topgolf still ensure you’ll have a great time even if you’re not totally into playing golf.

This entertainment golf club has many activities, so you’ll find something for everyone.

You can perfect your swing at the driving range or even book lessons with teaching pros at the club. You’ll also enjoy course simulators that allow you to play at locations like Angel Park Golf Club.

Even better, Topgolf is at the MGM Grand Resort, so it offers even more fun at night.

6. Visit a Museum

You may think visiting a museum is only for daytime, but the Neon Museum in Vegas is one of the coolest places to see at night. Those iconic neon signs are a huge part of the Vegas Strip but also have a lot of history.

The Neon Museum is a non-profit dedicated to restoring, studying, and preserving old and new Vegas signs.

You can walk through the “Neon Boneyard” and experience hundreds of unrestored hotel and casino signs. You’ll also find many restored signs lighting up the night.

Night tours are available, along with a brilliant light show. You’ll want to book your tickets online in advance since this museum tends to book up quickly.

7. Get the Full Speakeasy Experience

Prohibition began in the United States in 1920 and lasted until 1933. The 18th Amendment began the prohibition of the importation, production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages.

This led to the formation of illegal alcohol sales via bootlegging, distilling operations, and speakeasies.

If you’ve always craved an authentic speakeasy experience off the beaten path, you’ll love stepping back into the 1923 Prohibition Bar. This 1920s gem takes you back to the prohibition era and is located in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. 

The 1923 Prohibition Bar has a secluded bar, specialty cocktails, live entertainment, and burlesque dancers. Planning a night out at the Prohibition Bar covers all the bases of food, drinks, and entertainment.

The Hidden Bourbon bar has trained whiskey professionals to guide you through a whiskey-tasting experience you won’t forget. You can book a special tasting event if you have a larger group, like a birthday party or bachelor party.

The bar’s magic shows will light up your night. Ghost Stories takes you on a haunted journey through your mind. This mind-reading show runs Fridays and Saturdays.

Mysteries of the Hidden Chamber consist of adult humor in a 1920s speakeasy setting with plenty of crowd participation.

Enjoy Your Night Out in Vegas With These Tips

These tips will help you plan and enjoy a fabulous night out in Vegas that you won’t soon forget. 

Now you’ll need to take the next steps by booking your night out at 1923 Prohibition Bar. We’re open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 12 am and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2 am.

Our premium spirits, cocktails, and live entertainment will keep you coming back for more.

Make sure to visit us online today for questions about pricing and availability.

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