How to Plan Your Day Around a Las Vegas Show

Seeing a residency has become a tradition in this desert city. Here’s what to do before and after the main act.
 

Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub, photograph by Kabik/RetinaDigital.

10 a.m.

Mediterranean Breakfast at Primrose, photograph by Patrick Michael Chin.

Fuel up on breakfast at the Primrose in the Park MGM. At this French-inspired bistro, dine on a basket of assorted baked goods, the smoked salmon bagel or the buttermilk pancakes topped with almond cream and maple syrup.

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Noon

Arts District, photograph by Michael Montoya.

Spread across 18 blocks, the Las Vegas Arts District is filled with murals, galleries, shops and restaurants. Visit The Arts Factory and its more than 20 gallery spaces and studios.

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3 p.m.

HeadzUP Vegas’ Trick Art Museum, photograph courtesy of HeadzUp123.

Pose with menacing extraterrestrials or a stampeding triceratops at HeadzUP Vegas’ Trick Art Museum, one of the largest 3D art collections in the U.S. HeadzUP also offers axe-throwing, archery and escape rooms.

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5 p.m.

Vanderpink Margarita, photograph courtesy of Vanderpump Cocktail Garden.

Enjoy an appetizer and a drink at the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Caesars Palace, opened by the Vanderpump Rules star. Nibble on avocado naan flatbread while sipping on The Vanderpink Margarita.

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Mariah Carey at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Thanks to her hit song “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey has become a yuletide tradition. Get into the holiday spirit, even in the middle of the desert, with the singer’s song-titled show on Nov. 22, 23, 27, 29 and 30 (performances start at 8 p.m.). Can’t visit until after the holidays? Carey returns in February for her eight-night The Butterfly Returns residency.

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11 p.m.

Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, photograph by Kabik/Retina Digital.

Located in the basement of The Cromwell, a boutique-style hotel and casino on The Strip, Drai’s After Hours features four dance floors and two bars. If you prefer dancing with iconic Vegas views, the hotel’s rooftop is home to Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub.

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[This story appears in the November 2019 edition of WestJet Magazine.]

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