CARDS ON THE TABLE: THE ULTIMATE VEGAS STAG DO
Whether you’re the best man taking on traditional stag arranging duties, or a groom with a best man you simply can’t trust, then this is the guide for you.
Las Vegas is one of the world’s best stag do locations - quite simply, there’s nowhere else like it on earth. But with so much to do, from helicopter rides and skydiving to dune buggy racing and pool parties, we thought you might need a little help to whittle down those Las Vegas stag do ideas and create the ultimate Vegas stag do.
WHERE TO STAY IN VEGAS FOR STAGS?
Not sure where to stay on your Las Vegas stag weekend? These hotels offer something for everyone...
If you want to party all day and all night, then the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will not disappoint. As you’d probably expect, this hotel features wall-to-wall music memorabilia from some of the biggest names, along with drum cymbal lampshades, guitar-shaped door handles and more. The star of the show is undoubtedly the hotel’s very own sandy beach, featuring swim-up blackjack tables, five pools, four jacuzzis and everything else you need for a hedonistic party lifestyle.
If you’re looking for a little luxury away from the excesses of the Strip, the presidential Trump International Hotel is the sophisticated, non-gaming retreat for you. Wellness is the name of the game at this 64-storey hotel, with its 11,000 square feet spa providing plenty of opportunities to rejuvenate before heading out to the nearby Las Vegas Boulevard. You can also take a dip at the 7th-floor pool or sip cocktails and enjoy a bite to eat at the poolside restaurant and bar.
Shaped like a giant pyramid, the Luxor Resort & Casino is one of the more unique sights on a Strip full of extraordinary hotels. If gambling is the priority among your group of stags then the Luxor will not disappoint. The onsite Casino Luxor features 120,000 square feet of gaming tables and slot machines as well as a gaming area within the hotel itself. When you’re ready to celebrate your wins (or commiserate your loses), you can head to the pyramid’s extensive range of bars before heading into the mammoth LAX nightclub.
ACTIVITIES FOR ADRENALINE JUNKIES
In Sin City, you’ll never be short of things to do, whatever you’re into. Here are a few Las Vegas stag do ideas for the adrenaline junkies among you…
Race Cars at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Put the drinks on hold and head out to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which hosts several NASCAR races every year. Here you can satisfy your need for speed with a simulation session before hitting the track and taking an instructor along for the ride.
SkyJump from the Stratosphere Tower
SkyJump is a controlled free fall which, although not as quick as a bungee jump, is every bit as terrifying. Jumping from a height of 829 feet might sound like an ordeal, but for the groom, it’s nothing compared to the big day!
Race a Dune Buggy
Dune buggy racing is the most fun you can have on four wheels. You’ll race against your mates over undulating dunes in a spectacular desert setting and decide, once and for all, who is the best driver amongst you.
See the Grand Canyon by Helicopter
Seeing one of the world’s natural wonders from the air might seem like an unbeatable experience, but when you land inside the canyon walls, crack open a bottle of Champagne and tuck into your picnic, you’ll be lost for words. And all in time to head back to Strip for happy hour!
ACTIVITIES FOR PARTY ANIMALS
So far we’ve tried to keep your Vegas stag do as wholesome as we can, but no stag do is complete without plenty of partying, so what should you do…?
Beer Crawl on the Strip
We’re not saying a beer crawl on the Strip is obligatory, but if you don’t head out on a Downtown bar crawl, you and your stags should take a long hard look at yourselves. Although Las Vegas was slow to join the craft beer revolution, it’s now making up for lost time. Notable stops include Hop Nuts Brewing, where the taproom pours 20 beers at a time; Banger Brewing, which offers tours and tasting sessions; and Tenaya Creek, where you’ll be able to sup seasonal favourites and guest pints until long into the night.
Try Your Hand at Poker
Come on, admit it, you’ve secretly always fancied yourself as a crackerjack poker player, haven’t you? Well, now you have the perfect opportunity to test out your skills against elite poker players and the average Joe off the street. In the Bellagio Casino, casual gamers and professional players alike grace the 24/7 poker lounge, which is kitted out with no fewer than 40 poker tables, and there’s table-side dining if you can’t tear yourself away. Just make sure you “know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, and know when to walk away.” Thanks, Kenny.
Soak Up a Pool Party
Las Vegas is situated in the Mojave Desert, but with some of the world’s most dramatic poolscapes there’s certainly no shortage of water. At these indulgent aquatic playgrounds you can listen to some of the world’s best DJs while enjoying a booze-infused time. We’ve all seen those US teen movies where impossibly gorgeous people live it up at a pool party - well, now you can join them. We’re sure they won’t mind.
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