Savour the traditional and the unexpected in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Grand Canyon by Helicopter
Fly right from the Las Vegas Strip to the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world, then below the rim into the Canyon itself. Along the way, fly over the engineering marvels Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Alternatively, night flights over the Vegas Strip give a unique perspective of the city’s man-made wonders.
Rent a Harley Davidson
Rent one of Haley Davidson Las Vegas’s rides for a trip to the Grand Canyon. Day one takes you by Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam and then continues on the famous Route 66. Spend the night in Flagstaff and then go north through the magnificent Painted Desert. Stay at the North Face of the Grand Canyon where the sunset over the deep canyon is a must-see. The final day head west and go back into Las Vegas. You will have gathered incredible memories of this scenery and will never forget your trip.
In a city famous for showgirls, fancy dress and extravagance, don’t you deserve your own scent? The Four Season Hotel’s Spa joined forces with Ajne, the leader in couture perfumes, to unveil an innovative experience in which you create your own custom fragrance. During a one-on-one appointment, the Spa’s mélanger will blend a unique Ajne fragrance just for you.
Vegas rivals any city’s retail offerings, but while every casino has shopping, the best upscale stores and boutiques are tucked into a handful of smaller enclaves. Via Bellagio’s shops include Fendi, Hermès, and Prada; Wynn Esplanade has Brioni, Cartier and even a Ferrari and Maserati dealership; the Shops at Palazzo have Jimmy Choo, Chloé and Vegas’ first Barneys. Outside the casinos, the Fashion Show Mall has expanded and now includes more than 250 stores with powerhouse anchors Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Red Rock Rendezvous
On the Strip it is easy to forget that Vegas is in the middle of the desert. For a reminder, head just five miles outside the city to stunning Red Rock Canyon, with 200,000 protected acres of impressive red sandstone peaks and stark Mojave desert beauty. For the full experience, a Pink Jeep tour is a must, with professional and well-informed guides.
Pools, Pools and More Pools
When it comes time to take a break from the heat, you have plenty of watery options. Many hotels have pool complexes offering serene privacy with attendants offering up Evian spritzes and fresh fruit, plus whirlpools and a children’s wading pool. The Mandalay Bay Beach, an 11-acre complex with a huge wave pool, lazy river, three other pools, real sand beaches, and even adult-only European bathing.
Vegas is famous for its theatrical spectacles, with multiple Cirque du Soleil shows, renowned magicians including Lance Burton, Broadway shows like The Lion King and Jersey Boys, and singing regulars Barry Manilow and Bette Midler. But many other big names, including Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and David Copperfield, appear regularly, so chances are good that someone special is in town when you are.
Not one but two of France’s—and the world’s—most decorated chefs have come to Vegas. Both have been awarded Michelin’s highest rating, three stars, and offer up lavish, multi-hour, special occasion French meals. Guy Savoy’s eponymous eatery is at Caesars Palace (the black truffle soup is a must-have) and Joël Robuchon, nicknamed "Chef of the Century," with more Michelin stars than anyone alive, is in the Mansions at MGM Grand.
A Desert Oasis
The neon lights and casino frenzy seem a world apart from one of the many spas, where signature treatments are based on the Nevada desert environment. The Desert Oasis body treatment uses essential oils and plant extracts that change seasonally, while the stone massage and stone facial utilize local basalt. Vitality of the Glacier uses glacier water extra rich in trace elements and minerals.