Although there will be plenty to see and do onsite, if you find yourself with a little bit of spare time in Las Vegas what should you do? We asked our members what their favorite thing to do in Las Vegas is - apart from attending the ISPA Conference that is!
surprisingly lots of our members are fascinated by the legendary Las Vegas Strip. For a first-time visitor it really is unlike any place on earth and well worth an hour or two of walking just to take in the sights and the sounds. From the fountains at The Bellagio, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas or a gondola ride at The Venetian, the strip offers people watching like nowhere on earth.
Of course, the strip isn’t to everyone’s taste. Visitors might want to get away from the bright lights, crowds and noise. Members recommended hiking the Red Rock Canyons or taking a helicopter ride to see the Hoover Dam, something that can be arranged through locations on the strip. According to one member (who lived in the city for nine years) there are many good restaurants to visit if you fancy a trip into the suburbs – The Lotus of Siam appears to be worth checking out.
For most, a trip to Las Vegas is incomplete without taking in a show. It seems like our members enjoy having their perceptions challenged because magic featured more strongly in replies than music. Cirque du Soleil, including the Beatles and Michael Jackson shows, got more mentions in the responses than any other Las Vegas attraction. Members also recommended Jersey Boys, Celine Dion and Penn & Teller. Check the listings – there is bound to be a show that takes your fancy!
Our members also like their food if their Las Vegas recommendations are anything to go by! There were so many recommendations it is impossible to name them all, but the best advice seems to be to do some research before you go and find something that really gets your taste buds going. Whatever you like to eat, in whatever surroundings and at whatever budget, you will find something to suit your appetite in Las Vegas.
Finally, this wouldn’t be a spa association if members didn’t recommend visiting a spa while in Vegas! Actually, after days of talking to exhibitors, networking and Professional Development Sessions, a trip to a spa sounds like just the ticket! Most popular among members seems to be the Encore Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, but plenty of others got honorable mentions including ESPA at Vdara and the Spa at Trump, Las Vegas.
We know you will have a great time in Las Vegas – and if you do get some spare time, make the most of it!