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Five of My Favorite Las Vegas Hot Spots

Five of My Favorite Las Vegas Hot Spots

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I love Las Vegas! I’ve been visiting for over 15 years mostly for work purposes but I always manage to squeeze in some fun!

Over the years I’ve accumulated a list of my favorite go-to places and finally, I’m going to share them with you!

Hotels & Pools

I’ve stayed and played at more Las Vegas resorts than I can count but only a couple stand out in my mind as favorites!

1. The Wynn

The Wynn Hotel

The Wynn is my favorite low key resort and pool. The poolside bar service is fantastic and the beautiful grounds complete with gorgeous cabanas are at the top of my list!

Wynn Pool with cabanas

Walking into the Wynn with its colorful interiors makes for a highlight of my vacation! After all, doesn’t everyone love fancy accommodations?!

Wynn foyer

Plus the rooms with their floor to ceiling windows are amazing!

2. MGM Resort is my top choice for a moderate or less expensive hotel stay. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not cheap by any means, but in comparison to my favorite, this is the more affordable option. The rooms are fresh and well kept and perfectly comfortable for your stay.

The MGM Grand Pool Complex is huge and has a pool for all of your different moods. A quieter pool for relaxing and enjoying drinks and the Vegas sun and for a more upbeat crazier experience you should hang out in the lazy river! By late afternoon the lazy river is jam-packed full of people and hard to move through so make sure you enjoy it earlier in the day and enjoy the loud music with a drink in hand!


3. Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi patio

This French steakhouse is a favorite of mine that I eat at nearly every time I’m in Vegas. It’s located at the Paris Hotel across Las Vegas Blvd from the Bellagio.

Bellagio Las Vegas

Bellagio Fountains

Mon Ami Gabi has a few things going for it. Location is at the top of the list. Make a reservation for about 30 mins prior to your desired eating time and when you arrive put your name on the patio waitlist.

You can’t make a reservation specifically for the patio so this is the only way to be seated outside. And trust me this is where you want to sit! No matter what the temperature is!

The hustle bustle happening on Las Vegas Blvd, the lit up strip and the views of the Bellagio fountains are worth the extra wait!

As if you needed any more reasons to eat here they have fantastic gluten free options including my favorite filet mignon and shallow fried frites. (yes I spelled that correctly!)

Filet at Mon Ami Gabi


4. FiAmma Italian Kitchen – MGM Resort

Another of my favorite Las Vegas restaurants that is a great go-to location! Fabulous food and drinks and a beautiful atmosphere.

Their gluten-free menu is great and each time the chef makes me special gluten-free bacon smashed potatoes! Yum!


5. Chandelier Bar – at the Cosmopolitan.

Chandelier Bar Chandelier Bar decor

The Chandelier Bar is by far the best bar I have EVER been to! It’s a repeat, go to, must see, always recommend bar spot in Vegas! It’s all the things! Just go!

The menu is so fun, the drinks super yummy and the bar itself is stunningly beautiful!

Chandelier Bar Menu

Order the off the menu “Buzz Button” and get your video camera ready! It’s the strangest thing EVER!

Jamie with a Buzz Button

Buzz buttons

More to know about Las Vegas

* You can make reservations at most restaurants on Open Table

* MGM is huge! One of the largest casino and hotels on the Vegas Strip, aka Las Vegas Blvd.

* The Wynn is smaller than the MGM yet still big. There are casinos at both resorts.

* The Cosmopolitan does not have a casino and is part of the newer City Center area next to the Bellagio and is home to a high-end shopping area, The Cosmopolitan, Aria, Madrin Oriental and Vedara hotels.

* The Bellagio fountains play nightly every 15 minutes on the hour. The fountains dance to various songs amazing guests of all ages. It’s a must see!

* For a really crazy adults only pool club experience visit the Wet Republic at MGM. Men will pay a cover charge. Women are typically free. While here you can expect an overly loud and rowdy crowd with drinks galore.

* Reserve a “daybed” for reserved seating next to the lazy river front. These large beds seat 6 and have bar and food service staff. You can also reserve a cabana for nearby reserved seating. All other lounge chairs in the pool complex are on a first come first serve basis.

* Stay at Mandalay Bay for a great family pool. Good for adults too but it’s zero entry sand pool is fun for the kids!

* For an old school Vegas vibe and cheap blackjack take an Uber or taxi to Fremont Street. The original Downtown Vegas location. You’ll be delighted to see the show in the sky or to zip line across the crowd.

Additional Vegas Dining Locations Worth Trying!

* Wynn Buffet

* Mon Ami Gabi brunch – Paris

* China Pablano – Cosmopolitan

* Lake Side – Wynn

* Mizumi – Wynn

Readers Recommendations

* Burger Bar – Mandalay Bay

* Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak – Mirage

* Bouchon – The Venetian

* Black Tap – The Venetian

* Beauty & Essex – Cosmopolitan

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Jamie Rumph
Jamie Rumph
Hi, I'm Jamie, traveling mama, entrepreneur, and travel advisor. I'm addicted to Disney, traveling and exploring the world with my family, and have a passion for helping families experience the magic of travel. My home is filled with love and chaos, 2 crazy girls, 2 large dogs, and the most spectacular architect and Disney Cast Member I call my husband. We live in Florida and spend our weekends playing at Orlando's many theme parks and visiting the beach. In 2015, after helping numerous families plan their vacations to various Disney Destinations, I started a blog to answer all of the many travel questions I received daily. In 2016, the blog grew into a travel agency, and Love of the Magic Vacations was born. With a team of nearly 20, we spend our days creating family vacations around the world. What started as a blog is now a full service, worldwide vacation destination planning service. I create custom itineraries for each of my clients that not only meets but exceeds expectations. There is no greater gift than making memories while sharing the world and its cultures with your kids.


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