Chances are, if you like trying your luck at the tables or on the slots, you’ve already been to Las Vegas.

After all, it is the premier gambling destination in the world. No news there, right? But perhaps you had a tough time break­ing away from the casino to venture out and see what else the city has to offer.

Whether traveling with family, friends or your significant other, there’s so much more to Las Vegas than rolling dice.


Of course, if you’re staying at a place like Aria Hotel and Casino, one of Las Vegas’ newest properties, breaking away from your temporary living quarters during that Vegas getaway won’t be easy. Located in the heart of Vegas’ new City Center, Aria plays hosts to some of the city’s hottest attractions.

The guest rooms at Aria feature some of the latest technology like one-touch control of lighting, room temperature, television/video systems, music, wake-up calls, draperies and requests for service through a single, easy-to-use remote control. Guests can set the system to wake up gradually through controlled temperature, lighting, curtain opening and preferred music.

The hotel features three pools and Liquid Pool Lounge, an adults only water playground if you’re into more of a party scene. Be sure to have that credit card on hand, though, if you plan on visiting Liquid. The pool is a bit pricey but partying in Vegas usually is.

Of course, the party at Aria doesn’t stop poolside. The hotel features a number of lounges and HAZE, one of the latest clubs presented by the industry leaders, The Light Group. The plush club features a one-of-a-kind sound system for an unforgettable nightlife experience at the hotel.

Aria also features a unique onsite spa and salon that offers everything from massage therapies to facial care. Just don’t get too comfortable because there’s so much more to do.


Once out and about, picking a spot to dine in Vegas won’t be easy because there are so many options.

If you’re in the mood for a more casual atmosphere, there’s The Pub at the Monte Carlo. With more than 70 beers on tap and countless big screen TVs, The Pub is a great spot to stop in and grab a cold one and catch a game while in Vegas. And with a menu that includes fresh mango chicken quesadillas, grilled fish and some of the biggest burgers you’ve ever seen, you’ll find more than enough to eat.

The Pub is also known for its famous adult milkshakes, such as “The Luck of the Irish” or “Peppermint Snowflake,” and hosts live entertainment on the weekends.

For fine dining, look no further than Michael Mina’s American Fish located at Aria. The menu includes signature dishes like shrimp and grits (loved it), cornmeal-crusted rainbow trout, and Hawaii Big Eye Tuna, and impeccable service.

Another one of my favorite restaurants in Vegas is the Burger Bar. Whether you’re in the mood for a beef, buffalo, turkey or vegetarian burger, you’ll find it here along with a range of gourmet toppings and buns. If you like sushi, be sure to check out Social House, now located in City Center.

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