Sin City may be known for its nightlife and party scene, but Las Vegas is also home to incredible shopping, dining, and live shows. So, before you associate a Vegas bachelorette party with The Hangover, know that it is possible to relax and unwind in this busy city. If you're looking for some serious R&R, unforgettable meals, and low-key entertainment, consider this your guide to a grown-up pre-wedding celebration on The Strip.
Book a casino-free hotel.
You may choose to spend some time at the slots or tables, but if you want to ensure your bachelorette party is totally relaxing, book a hotel without a casino. The Mandarin Oriental is one of our favorites. It's super chic, has impeccable service, and it feels like a zen escape from the usual Vegas chaos. Even better you can actually sit by the pool and relax—there's no blaring music or daytime pool parties to worry about. Order their signature coconut-and-rum cocktail and the Hawaiian tuna poke bowl at the poolside café, then enjoy some sun with your best girls.
Go shopping while everyone is in the casino (or sleeping off their hangovers).
Pack light for your Vegas bachelorette because you'll be going home with more than a few souvenirs courtesy of Vegas' robust shopping scene. The Shops at Crystals, connected to the Aria, boast an array of luxe stops where you can find stylish wedding accessories. And if that doesn't fulfill your shopping itch, head over to the shops at The Venetian or Caesars Palace for a classic Vegas experience.
Plan a spa day.
What bachelorette party is complete without a day of pampering? You can't go wrong on the Mandarin Oriental's stunning spa, where you can release any wedding-related tensions thanks to the Journey Into Stillness Treatment which includes a foot scrub and full-body massage. Looking to break away from your hotel? Book an appointment at The Four Seasons spa, where you can get wedding-ready skin with one of their many stellar offerings (we recommend the Urban Life facial for city-dwelling brides-to-be), then do manis and pedis with your 'maids at the spa's new nail bar.
Check out the fine-dining options.
You deserve to eat and drink like an adult. Plan a visit to the Delano, attached to Mandalay Bay, and eat dinner at the French and Italian-inspired Rivea from world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Order the tasting menu with the wine paring while you enjoy an unbeatable view of The Strip (the restaurant is located on the 64th floor of the hotel and the views are incredible thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows). Then head over to the adjacent Skyfall Lounge and sip cocktails as you take in that same scene.
On your next night out, head to Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan for a dining experience that's only available in Vegas—it's a supper club, old-school vibe that can't be beat. Singers perform around the restaurant while you dine. Searching for a fun lunch spot? Try chef Jose Andres' China Poblano. It's delicious and different, thanks to a menu that offers Chinese-meets-Mexican fare.
Relive your teenage years.
You're getting married, but that doesn't mean you can't live out your teenage dreams. Plan to see at least one show—Mariah Carey, J. Lo, Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, or Celine—and we promise you'll have the most fun fangirling it out with your entourage.