For all of those who feel like it’s time to take a break from work and remind yourself that it doesn’t have to be all work and no play, maybe it’s time to escape for a weekend to Vegas. Remember that having fun is a vital part of life. Nowadays we tend to forget that having fun is just as important as working or maybe even more. If you are happy, you are better, not only at your job but at life in general.
So plan something fun. No, it’s not selfish, it’s necessary. And Vegas has something for everyone, so here are some options to reconnect with your fun self (remember them?!) and create some new happy memories to fuel your life. There’s nature, there’s food, there’s fiesta, there’s entertainment and also a very well needed dose of chillaxing.
1. Find inner peace at one of the best spas in the world
On every trip you take, you should always try to take some time for self care. You need some time to unwind, reconnect and relax. This is why a spa can be such an amazing experience. Think of it as a way to thank your body for all the hard work it does for you every day. Transport yourself to paradise in one of their out-of this-world spas and enjoy! Our pick, Grand Spa at The Signature MGM, a magical place where you can let go of your worries and reconnect with yourself.
2. Ride a Helicopter to see the Grand Canyon
Have you ever ridden in a helicopter before? Where’s a better place to do it than flying over Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon? Surprisingly, this adventure is very affordable and it includes all you need, adventure, history, nature and a lot of fun. If you are interested, Sundance Helicopters offers tours every day and is one of the top picks of celebrities.
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3. Enjoy good food 24 hours a day
Vegas is home to some of the best restaurants not only in the US but in the world. Almost every important chef has a place or two in Vegas, like David Chang’s Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan. And there is something for every taste and budget. You can take a culinary tour around the world in only one city. There is casual dining, there is fine dining and there are 24 hour spots for all of us to enjoy a bite past midnight. Experts tip: some say that Las Vegas has perfected the art of pozole so be sure to look for some 😉 .
4. Get an adrenaline rush driving exotic cars
They say there’s no better way to beat stress than with some adrenaline rush. And what better way to do that than to drive an exotic car on a race track? At Exotics Racing you can choose any of those cars you stare at when they drive past you and now be the one behind the wheel. You will first be trained by a professional on how to do it safely and then, buckle up baby! You are going to know what it feels like to drive a car over 100 mph (ek!).
5. Have a splash in one of the best pool parties of the summer
It’s summer people, we need pool parties. Most hotels in Vegas host pool parties every week and they have the best DJ’s in the world. Just this summer DJ’s like Kygo, Alesso, Slushii, Marshmello and Dillon Francis, among many others, will be behind the turntables at the Encore Beach Club at Wynn. So pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, and your dancing chanclas, because you will be needing them.
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6. Get your mind blown at a live show
Cirque du Soleil, magic shows, your favorite pop stars? Vegas has them all. You just need to check out the calendar for the days you will be there and you will be surprised to find all the options you have. Just think, in one night there’s J.Lo at Planet Hollywood, Celine Dion at Caesars Palace, several Cirque Du Soleil shows, Mat Franco’s magic show at the LINQ and at least 50 other mind-blowing options to choose from.
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So let the endorphins roll and the stress levels go down with a fun weekend in Vegas. We, Latinxs, tend to work way too hard and sometimes forget that we need to take time for ourselves. They say reconnecting with nature, eating food that makes you happy, having a good dance and a massage can all be great ways to reset your body to be ready for what’s to come. Fortunately for you, Las Vegas allows you to do all this and more in one amazing city. So now, go and seize it.