With a warm dry climate, lots of activity and a reputation for luxury, it's not surprising that Las Vegas attracts vacationers by the droves. But this desert oasis also caters to business travelers. In fact, over 20,000 conventions and conferences draw roughly six million people to the city each year. If you've got business in Vegas, making time for some leisure activities certainly should be on your agenda. Few cities offer so many options that allow you to get your work done and have some fun all in the same place.
Tickle Your Taste Buds
After a long workday, nothing satisfies like a delicious meal. Las Vegas is famous for fine dining establishments, and you will find the craving cure for any palate. Located at the SLS Hotel, Bazaar Meat showcases beautiful furnishings, warm mood lighting and a menu dressed to impress. Choices include the juicy bone-in strip loin, cotton candy foie gras and their ‘heart and soul’ suckling pig.
Start with one-of-a-kind appetizers in the post Caviar Room at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesar's Palace before moving to the restaurant for an elegant dinner. Choose from an à la carte menu, or the chef-designed tasting menu featuring specialties like artichoke and black truffle soup, and veal cheek with baby vegetables.
Savor a Little Spa Time
When your schedule for the day is cleared, benefit from some relaxation and rejuvenation at a luxurious spa. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub® spans 134,000 sq. ft. at The Venetian, and The Palazzo offers more than 150 select services for renewing the mind, body and spirit, so your pampering choices are sure to delight. Canyon Ranch features lots of variety with the Aquavana Experience, which includes a collection of therapeutic environments like the Crystal Steam Room, the Hydro Spa, the Finnish Sauna and the Igloo. If you're having workout withdrawals, attend a fitness class, make an appointment with a personal trainer or ring the bell at the top of a 40-foot rock wall.
Retail Therapy in Abundance
When it's time for some fabulous fashion finds, Las Vegas is a shopping mecca. Whether you need footwear, a business suit, post-conference cocktail attire, last-minute tailoring or just want to browse for a new ensemble, designer bag or the latest cosmetic creations, The Grand Canal Shoppes has you covered with over 160 luxury shops and department stores. With a prime location in The Venetian, it's also a great place to decompress at the end the day, take a gondola ride and people-watch. If you're looking for an out-of-the-box shopping spree, check out Downtown Container Park on Fremont Street. Fashioned from shipping containers, this quirky shopping center features unique eateries, shops, galleries and live music on the weekends.
Experience a World-Class Show
When it comes to exhilarating performances and eclectic music acts, Vegas has the best of the best. After a day of presentations, panels and networking, reward your effort with a night out at a show. Experience the paranormal at the Mindreading Magic Show at Bally's, or The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage. Le Reve has The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas, or groove with Jennifer Lopez All I Have at Planet Hollywood. Whether you're in the mood for music, dance, comedy, magic or acrobatics, top off your night with world-class entertainment.
Whether you want to spend your free time on your own or getting social with a group, when you are in Las Vegas on business, the city with endless opportunities delivers.