If you’ve been around a while, you know that one of our top places to visit frequently is Vegas! We were introduced to our favorite city by a few friends of ours and the habit has yet to die hard. If you’re like me, you might think of Vegas as party central. Rest assured, Ricky and I are not the party type! There are tons of low-key and classy places that we love to frequent and enjoy good food and drinks.
Since we have a direct flight from where we live (think an hour and a half), so it’s an easy getaway for a weekend. We love to go shopping and do a little gambling occasionally. Our favorite games are still blackjack, roulette, and craps.
I’m sharing a few of our favorite scenes below – from food to shopping to outfit inspo!
Wynn Las Vegas – There are several restaurants within the Wynn! One of my favorites is Terrace Pointe – they have avocado toast that is AMAZING! Definitely stop there for breakfast!
Sushi Samba – this is a MUST! We go strictly for the Wagyu experience. It’s not cheap, but it’s insanely delicious! They bring the meat out, and you cook your own on a hot stone that’s placed on the table. We also love their shishito peppers. We tried their chicken teriyaki and purple sweet potatoes this last trip, and those were great! And don’t forget the banana dessert!
Beauty & Essex – This is my favorite place. Great moody date night option! Everything is “shareable,” so we ordered a few things and shared them. For sure get the grilled cheese and tomato soup bites – SO dang good! Ricky loved them, and that’s not even his thing!
Nobu- Sushi MUST! You have to get the Jalapeño yellowtail as an appetizer- another thing Ricky normally wouldn’t eat, and he loved it! Nobu is another place you’ll order a bunch and all share! The experience with each plate is amazing and probably not things you would normally try.
Catch – Good seafood option! They also offer steak though if you’re not a seafood fan.
Casa Playa = This is within the Encore and it was so good!
Javiers – Our fave Mexican food option! Can’t go wrong with anything there!
Jardins – A great lunch option!
Allegros – They have the best late-night pizza and meatballs!
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We’ve only stayed at Wynn and Encore. They’re actually connected, so you can walk between the two. We really like Wynn and stay there pretty much every time.
They’re both located at the end of the strip, so they don’t seem as busy as some of the hotels located more central strip. I feel like it’s an “older” more “chill” kinda crowd, which we like! Still tons of fun and great high energy, but just not like a “club scene” … if that makes sense. I could literally stay at the hotel the whole time. The shopping is amazing, they have just about every designer store you could want! Then if you want more non-designer options, you cross the street and there’s a huge mall. So it’s perfect the location for all kinds of shopping! I typically like to stop at least at the Wynn, Fashion Show, The Shops at Crystals, and the Bellagio.
We’ve now gone pretty much in every season and I think they’re all great, depending on your style. The winter months seemed a lot more chill and less crowded. So that was great if you wanted a more relaxed kinda trip.
Summer is HOT but so dang fun!! The Wynn/Encore has tons of pool options! They even have a “family-friendly” pool at the Wynn… so it’s appropriate for kids. But … there are also adult-only ones … and they’re “interesting” to say the least.
The Encore Beach Club is definitely more the younger/party scene type pool!
I get asked all the time what some of my favorite outfits are for Vegas! Here are some guides for you!
Have questions about Vegas? Let me know below in the comments!