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Why Thanksgiving is just Better in Las Vegas

Last updated: November 6, 2020 at 4:23 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. No Comments on Why Thanksgiving is just Better in Las Vegas.

Thinking of celebrating Thanksgiving in Las Vegas this year? Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful thing. The family can get together for some quality time, eat some great dishes, watch some football, nap it off and maybe even get a jump on the holiday shopping. And when you do it in Vegas, you can let someone else worry about the cooking and dishes!

We’ve compiled a list of the four essential Thanksgiving qualities that you can step up by having the holiday in Las Vegas. Be sure to bookmark and keep an eye on this post as we update with more Las Vegas 2020 Thanksgiving dinner specials and menus.

4 Reasons To Celebrate thanksgiving in Las Vegas

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Pumpkin is the spice of life, at least in fall. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Quality Time with Family & Food

After getting loved ones together and some expression of gratitude, a nice, hearty dinner is probably the thing you think of most when you think of Thanksgiving. With so many family-friendly dining options, you can find the perfect Thanksgiving in Las Vegas, whether that means something traditional or a little off-beat.

Rao’s at Caesars Palace will have a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu with two traditional courses and a selection of sides starting at $65 per person. Start off with a choice of pumpkin soup, Caesar salad or fried green tomatoes caprese, then move on to either turkey, prime rib or pan seared branzino. Be sure to get some stuffing, cranberry sauce or mac and cheese on the side and save room for Rao’s pumpkin cheesecake.

If you’re looking to mix things up a bit more, Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace is built around family-style dining but with its eclectic takes on Chinese cuisine, you can trade the traditional turkey and stuffing for something like Beijing duck and hand-pulled noodles.

The huge portions at Hash House A Go Go at The LINQ are perfect for Thanksgiving-sized appetites, with wonderfully satisfying dishes like the sage-fried black skillet chicken and Andy’s Mom’s Meatloaf. More often than not at Hash House, second helpings are built in.

BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas has a traditional American steakhouse menu, with a welcoming ambiance and dishes to match. Whether it’s the steak, fish or lemon rosemary chicken that catches your eye here, sides like sautéed green beans and potato skins bring this back into more familiar Thanksgiving territory.

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Montecristo Cigar Bar’s fan cave experience awaits! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Catch All the Football Action

After all those other things and food, football comes next on the big ol’ list of “Thanksgiving things.” And watching football in Las Vegas is the best way to do it, short of being there in-person.

There are so many places to watch football games in Las Vegas, from the sports books to restaurants and bars. Rent out a fan cave or cabana for an epic gameday experience you can have all to yourselves.

And don’t miss the sports book VIP packages with drink wristbands and expedited betting line access, so you can make the most of your time with Thanksgiving Day football games.

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C’est magnifique! Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Sleep It Off With Suite Dreams

After all those things and football, a big, happy post-meal nap is probably the next thing you think of when you think Thanksgiving. If you’re planning a family getaway get-together here, an epic Las Vegas suite is the perfect way to level up your Thanksgiving game.  You can check out all of the suites in Las Vegas that we have available.

With plenty of space to stretch out and room for a quick nap after a day of feasting and football, something like the St. Tropez Suite in Paris Las Vegas, the Executive Suite at Bally’s Las Vegas or Augustus Spa Suite at Caesars Palace is a worthy upgrade for this holiday.

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“Marble” at the beauty of all these luxury brands under one roof. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

A Holiday Shopping Head Start

After every last thing we mentioned and some post-feasting R&R, holiday season shopping is definitely the next thing that comes to mind with Thanksgiving.  Check out all of the available shopping in Las Vegas that we have.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and the open-air Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s Las Vegas are home to brands from the high-end and luxurious to value-focused. Both shopping centers are also home to some excellent dining options, like Joe’s and Giordiano’s, so you can dine well even if you don’t have leftovers from before.

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Jorge has been writing in Las Vegas for about a decade, covering a mix of entertainment, nightlife and travel offerings for publications like Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Louisville Voice-Tribune. In his spare time, he's traveling, at pub trivia or not playing his stack of video games.

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