Vegas makes for one heck of a time, no matter the season or occasion (and hey, it's totally cool if you want to host your bachelorette party there!). CEO of Vegas Girls Night Out Bri Steck has the best tips for avoiding bachelorette clichés and getting the most out of the city.
Planning the Trip
- Check the weather forecast before packing. Vegas is a desert, not the tropics, so we have a Winter and there can be unseasonable cold in the Spring. Last year it snowed twice. It might not be NYC, but it's also not Hawaii.
- We recommend to start planning at least six months in advance. Find out what everyone's budget is and what they want to do while in Vegas.
- Have a separate party budget from your travel "necessities" budget. Collect money ahead of time; you can really spoil your trip when someone owes money and doesn't want to pay.
- Discounts are given when you book as a group, so it's worth it to be organized and have all funds collected well ahead of time.
What to Do
- We have amazing hiking, Lake Mead for boating, Mt. Charleston for skiing in the Winter, natural hot springs, kayaking, etc.
- We also have the downtown area with Fremont Street Experience and some really cool hipster bars. It's fun to barhop downtown.
- I personally enjoy an amazing dinner — Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the world! Gordon Ramsay Steak and Giada are at the top of my list.
- Hyde at Bellagio is one of my favorite spots, because you can watch the fountain show from the comfort of a seat while sipping a glass of Champagne.
- The "Welcome to Vegas Sign" is a must! It's synonymous with Vegas and is perfect for a great group shot. When you book a limo with us or the Thunder Storm Through Vegas package, a stop at the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" is one of the stops before reaching your destination.
- XS is probably my favorite club in Vegas, especially if you sit outside on a warm Summer night. It is so elegant that you forget you're at a club in Vegas.
- See Boyz II Men! It is full-blown entertainment from start to finish. They play all their hits and then some. It is my favorite show in Vegas and the guys are so genuine — you can feel their passion and love for their fans when they perform.
- [Attend] Night School 4 Girls, our pole dancing class! It is a blast and anyone can do it. Our instructors teach the basic pole dancing moves, followed by lap dance/chair dance and even how to twerk! Everyone is laughing and having a great time, and it's such a fun experience that you can't get anywhere else. The girls also receive a goody bag and a souvenir t-shirt. To take a glimpse in, we were on season three of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — even Lisa Vanderpump got on the pole. It was hilarious.
What NOT to Do
- Do not depend on taxis. Taxi lines can take up to two hours, and your group will most likely be split up (Uber isn't in Vegas yet). We recommend booking a limo or party coach to transport your entire party so everyone can stay together. Prices are as low as $4 per person inclusive of tax when you book through us.
- Don't try to walk! It really is an optical illusion — the hotels look like they aren't that far away, but they are. The walk is not fun, especially when it's scorching hot outside. Also, finding a cab can be impossible. You can't pick up a cab on the side of the road; you can only get one from the hotel taxi lines.
- Don't wait in lines. Purchase your nightclub passes in advance. The lines to get into a nightclub can take up to four hours, entry prices are around $35 per person, and each drink will cost $15 or more. Also, pool parties aren't free; you will have to do the same thing if you don't purchase in advance. We offer VIP entry into some of the hottest nightclubs, and free drinks and open bar at select nightclubs for $29 or more per person. I don't think there is a better deal out there, and for $10 more, you can get the pool passes, too.
Throwing a Bachelorette Party
- [Go to] the Thunder From Down Under! The guys are so hot and the accents don't hurt either! Because we own and produce the show, we have the best seats in the house. I recommend table 12 — it's a center table in VIP, and the blokes dance on that table and usually bring at least one girl from that table on stage.
- If you want to step outside of the box — hair and makeup services, either at a high-end salon or in your hotel room, followed by dinner at a nice restaurant. Spa services are always enjoyable as well!
- My favorite spa in Vegas is the spa at Encore. It is absolutely beautiful and so relaxing. The facility is amazing with separate dipping pools, hot tub, steam room, and sauna — also one of the best massages I've ever had.
- The Cosmopolitan [is one of the girliest hotels on the strip]. It seems to be the place where all the "pretty people" stay, and the rooms are gorgeous. Also, Marquee nightclub is right downstairs — it's one of the hottest clubs in town. They also have a dayclub that is a lot of fun.