While we couldn’t work all of these into our group itinerary, we recommend
checking out some of these sites and excursions on your own time!
Famous Vegas Attractions
Neon Museum & Boneyard (770 N Las Vegas Blvd) - The Neon Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits iconic signs spanning Vegas’ rich history. The two acre campus includes outdoor Boneyard parks and indoor galleries, displaying over 220 signs throughout. Day tours ($18) run every half hour 10am - 4pm, night tours ($25) run 6pm - 8:30pm. Online or walk-up tickets available.
Brooklyn Bowling (The LINQ, Suite 22) - Voted Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas Travel & Leisure, BK Bowl boasts three levels of live music, 32 lanes of bowling, and tasty Blue Ribbon BBQ. Open 5pm - close, bowling is $20 Sun/Thurs, $25 Fri/Sat, shoe rental is $5.
Big Apple Roller Coaster & Arcade (New York, New York Hotel & Casino, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd) - Known as the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree twist & dive maneuver, this ride is sure to get your heart pumping. Open daily 10:30am - 11pm, $14 to ride.
Madame Tussauds (The Venetian, 2277 S Las Vegas Blvd) - The most famous wax museum, here you can take selfies with Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball, the cast of The Hangover, and other red carpet and Vegas superstars. Open daily 10am - 9:30pm, $24 tickets online or $30 on site.
Erotic Heritage Museum (3275 Industrial Rd) - Originally a partnership between a preacher and a pornographer, the EHM preserves erotic artifacts, fine art & film. They’ve produced exhibits and events on just about every subject you can imagine… really. Open daily 11am - 10pm, $30 for entry.
Mob Museum (300 Stewart Ave) - Presenting a bold and authentic view of organized crime’s impact on Las Vegas, the Mob Museum features true stories and actual events presented in interactive and engaging exhibits. Open daily 10am - 7pm, tickets are $20 online or $22 walk up.
Beauty Bar (517 Fremont St) - This trendy retro-cool beauty salon themed nightspot mixes manicures and martinis, 50s style hair dryers next door to a giant cocktail room and dance floor. Check out beautybarlv.com for info on nightly live music, DJs, and cover. Open nightly 9pm - 4am.
Mermaid Lounge (Silverton Casino, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd) - The magical Mermaid Lounge has a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with 4,000 fish, sharks, stingrays, and yes, live mermaids swimming around. Dine in this aquatic atmosphere daily 11am - 1am; kitchen serves 2pm - 9pm.
Popular Shows Running This Weekend
Elton John: Million Dollar Piano - A dazzling show with fascinating visuals alongside world-renowned singer and songwriter Elton John. Guests are encouraged to visit Fizz for a glass of champagne before the show; Fizz is owned by John’s partner David Furnish and features artwork from their personal collection. Show runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm at The Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace.
Absinthe - Absinthe features outrageous comedy and a fantastical blend of carnival and spectacle, featuring wild and outlandish acts in a theater-in-the-round presentation. Show runs Wednesday - Sunday at 8pm and 10pm at the Roman Plaza at Caesar’s Palace.
Margaret Cho - This queer comedy princess heard we were coming to Vegas and added a special stop on her tour (or so we’d like to think). Cho performs Friday, October 16 at 9pm at Treasure Island.
LGBTQ Nightlife Spots
Freezone (610 E Naples Dr) - the most popular “ladies night” spot in Vegas on Sunday nights.
Charlie’s (5012 Arville St) - this cowboy-themed bar is designed for the Western leather lovers
Las Vegas Eagle (Tropicana Plaza, 3430 E Tropicana Ave) - a rollicking gay bar with karaoke
Revolution Lounge (The Mirage) - every Sunday starting at 10pm, this Beatles & Cirque inspired club goes gay with sexy Go Go dancers, DJs, and entertainment.
Rave-Reviewed Brunch Spots
Buddy V's Ristorante
Buddy Valastro's family brunch every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. features dishes served buffet-style throughout the restaurant. Look for mac n’ cheese carbonara, panettone French toast, roast vegetable frittata as well as carved meats, antipasto and sweets. Also land bottomless sangria, bloody Marys, bloody Caesars, domestic beers, frozen specialty cocktails and wines by the glass for $14.95. Brunch is $32.95 per person and $14.95 per child under 10. Fabulous Baker Boys entertain.
Citizens Kitchen & Bar
This 24-hour restaurant at Mandalay Bay takes care of your hangover on Saturdays and Sundays until 4 p.m. Look for eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, corned beef hash skillet, chicken chilaquiles and crème brulee French toast. Add bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas for $25
Off The Strip
Off The Strip at The Linq has the Just Real Food Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For $25, guests can choose one starter for the table, one entrée and one dessert. Bottomless breakfast cocktails go for $20 with the purchase of brunch.
Bubbles & Brunch takes over Cosmopolitan's Overlook Grill every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The á la carte menu features crispy French toast sticks with Nutella cream and fresh strawberries; Chicken Fried Chicken served with sausage gravy, eggs and potatoes; spicy blue crab lettuce wraps with fresh herbs and crispy garlic; California BLT Benedict with bacon, avocado, arugula, tomato and Hollandaise; and warm monkey bread with pecans. Bottomless mimosas are available for $18 a person, with the option to upgrade to rosé sparkling wine for $24 a person.
Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Rockhouse brunch at the Grand Canal Shoppes features bottomless drinks. For $30, select your choice of brunch entrée and an endless flow of mimosas, draft beer and well cocktails. A Tito’s Handmade Vodka bloody Mary bar spices things up. Live music from the Peter Love Trio provides just the right brunch ambiance. Entrée choices include a variety of breakfast tacos and breakfast dogs.
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