Summertime is nearly upon us! School will be out in mere days and although you may have an extravagant summer vacation planned, living in Las Vegas allows locals to experience an extraordinary staycation. Planning a staycation is more than just “staying home.” It is a complete vacation filled with excitement and family fun, just a little closer to home. Clean your house and make an itinerary! Just as if you were leaving town.
Here are 4 must-dos on your Las Vegas staycation:
The High Roller
It is the world’s tallest observation wheel and the view from the top is nothing but magnificent.
Las Vegas locals who show a valid ID can purchase one discounted ticket for more than 50 percent off the original price! Adult tickets are $13 during the day and $18 for anytime tickets. Youths ages 13-17 are $7 during the day and $12 for anytime tickets. Kids ages 12 and younger always ride for free. Las Vegas locals ages 21 and older also can upgrade to a Happy Half Hour ticket with an in-cabin open bar for an additional $10 during the day and $15 for anytime tickets.
It is certainly guaranteed to kick off your staycation in style.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
If Las Vegas is where people go on vacation, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is where art goes on vacation. And as if we needed any other reason to visit the always stunning Bellagio, the gallery gives you an opportunity to soak up the arts while on your Vegas staycation.
Currently the gallery is featuring “Yousuf Karsh: Icons of the 20th Century.” Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the exhibit features 60 portraits of this incredible portrait photographer.Nevada residents are $14 with valid ID and children 12 and under are free.
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay – Sea Monsters Revealed
You may have visited the Shark Reef before, but a new exhibit has taken center stage at the aquarium where guests can see the outside and inside of the sea’s most splendid creatures, including an 18-foot, 3,000-pound whale shark. It is adjacent to the aquarium and something new and amazing for your family to enjoy.
Adult tickets are $22 with a valid Nevada ID for a combination ticket for the aquarium and the exhibit. Children ages 4-12 are $19 and children age 3 and under are free.
Cirque du Soleil
You can’t visit Las Vegas without seeing Cirque du Soleil! It is entertainment for adults and children alike. It is the circus on a whole other level with incredible acrobats and jaw-dropping feats of human strength, flexibility, and beauty.
Through December 25, 2016, you can save up to 15% on tickets to Michael Jackson’s One and O, and up to 35% off the family favorite, Mystère. Ka and The Beatles LOVE are offering buy one ticket, get one for $39. Visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/las-vegas/deals to purchase your tickets!
But, where should we staycation, you ask?
SLS LAS VEGAS
It wouldn’t be a staycation if you stayed home! SLS offers an exclusive discount to locals. Recently remodeled and reopened, the old Sahara is back to its once glamorous and luxurious self. The package is called THE CODE and includes the following:
• Preferred room rates and availability at SLS Las Vegas
• $5 happy hour drink specials Sunday-Thursday 5-8pm
• $30 dining credit during your birthday month
• Complimentary and CODEplay slot credits
• SLS “Lucky Spin” for a chance to win up to $5,000 in CODEplay
• Complimentary champagne with table package on your birthday
• 25% off treatments in Ciel Spa, Sunday-Thursday
• Skip the line on Industry Nights at The Sayers Club on Sundays & Foxtail on Mondays
• Access to exclusive off-menu food and cocktail items
• Exclusive offers & invites across the sbe Collection
Lake Las Vegas
If you truly “wanna getaway,” Lake Las Vegas transports you to another place. Check their event schedule as they always have something up their sleeve for visitors to enjoy such as concerts, wine walks, beer festivals, and model boat races. It is relaxing and it is beautiful. You can golf, shop, dine, and rejuvenate in the spa, all in one place.
Nevada residents can save 20% off room rates at Aston MonteLago Village Resort. This offer includes Wi-Fi and Fitness Center access.
The Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is currently offering a $150 resort credit that can be used at Medici Café, Poolside Lagoon Bar & Grill, Room Service, The Spa at Hilton Lake Las Vegas and Firenze Bar.
Some additional tips:
• Visit www.caesars.com/las-vegas/deals/locals to download offers exclusive to Las Vegas locals. Text LOCAL to 227466 to receive offers and updates via text message from Caesars Entertainment.
• Visit www.mgmgrand.com/en/offers/locals-offers.html for exclusive offers for locals at MGM properties including discounts on rooms, shows, dining, and the spa.