By Vince Font
If there’s any place in the world that’s more appropriate than Vegas to give yourself a rowdy, pre-marriage bachelor or bachelorette blowout, I’ve never heard of it. What better surroundings to bring your wild and reckless ways to a close in preparation for a life of wedded bliss? Las Vegas vacations win hands down every time in that regard. Here’s a brief round-up of some great Sin City spots to help give you a good and proper send-off into the ranks of the spoken-fors.
Kiss goodbye to your rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle in style by booking a luxurious tower suite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Staying here you’ll have easy access to the hotel’s own swanky and happening Vanity nightclub, the DJ-hosted Rehab Sunday pool party, and live concerts at The Joint. And with a Pink Taco and Johnny Smalls restaurants on site (among others), you’ll never have to drink on an empty stomach. The obvious destination for the Las Vegas vacation of the soon-to-be wed, the Hard Rock even caters special events for bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Aiming to be the one-stop shop for all your Las Vegas vacation party needs, the Palms Casino Resort features four of the hottest night club venues in the whole of the city – and unless you’re a total stick in the mud, you’ll be pleasantly blown away by all of them. Rain nightclub is a 25,000-square-foot, high-energy dance club that brings in world class DJs and offers VIP seating overlooking the dance floor. At the Playboy Club, gents exiting singlehood can try their hand at beating the odds against some of the best looking blackjack dealers in the world. But wait, there’s more! Moon is a club that occupies the top floor of the hotel’s Fantasy Tower and boasts a convertible roof. And Ghostbar, which offers a view 55 floors above the Vegas Strip from its open-air sky deck, is quite possibly one of the coolest places on planet Earth. In short, whatever kind of party environment you’re looking for, the Palms has you covered.
Nervous grooms and brides who need to take a serious breather and unwind before the big nuptials can do no better than visiting the Canyon Ranch Spa Club at The Venetian. Spend a couple of days here getting stone massages, deep tissue massages, and aromatherapy treatments, and you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll say “I do” to just about anything without thought. For this reason, bring some friends along on this leg of your Las Vegas vacation to keep you in line.
You don’t have to be a drinker or even a die-hard party animal to celebrate your “end of single days.” If you like to eat, you’re in luck. One of the best cities in the United States for incredible eating experiences, Vegas is teeming with great restaurants where you can get in one last binge before the ball and chain decides to put you on a post-ceremony crash diet. Check out CUT at the Palazzo, Picasso at the Bellagio, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand, and the Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace to get your culinary fix.