Your Guide to Spring Break In Vegas
Last updated: March 10, 2017 at 9:26 am. Posted by Allison Duck in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas. No Comments on Your Guide to Spring Break In Vegas.
It’s time to put away the lecture notes and put on your shades for Spring Break in Las Vegas. Even if you (gasp) have school work to do, we promise it’s more fun reading poolside in Vegas. So, round up your study buddies, sorority sisters or whomever needs a little Vegas vacay to break up the school year.
Spring Break dates obviously vary by school but rest assured there will be plenty of fun in the sun on the Strip all season. Many Spring Breaks overlap with the college basketball championships and what better place to cheer on your team than Las Vegas? You can even lay down a bet if you’re over 21. Don’t leave anyone back at the dorm; there are plenty of awesome things to do in Las Vegas for Spring Break for your under-21 crew members too.
Admit it; you’re totally over the dining hall and Uber Eats delivery options on campus. It’s time to revive your taste buds in a major way at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, ranked the No. 1 Las Vegas buffet by “USA Today.” You won’t get bored with more than 500 items including the stuff #instabrunch dreams are made of like red velvet pancakes and lobster Benedict.
Escape to the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis to soak up some sun and dish on your TA crushes. There are seven different pools for your dipping pleasure. If you’re 21 and older, Venus Pool offers a European-style experience with cabanas, daybeds and couches plus tasty fare served poolside.
The LINQ Hotel & Casino
There’s so much to do at The LINQ Hotel & Casino and the neighboring LINQ Promenade that’s bursting with shopping, dining and entertainment options. Start by booking a Deluxe Poolside Cabana Suite at The LINQ and enjoy your own personal patio retreat entering out to the main LINQ Pool. Use the Total Rewards app to order food anywhere on property at The LINQ and it will be delivered to your exact location. See, we told you Vegas beats Uber Eats.
Next up, hit The LINQ Promenade and The High Roller, aka the world’s tallest observation wheel. Get some killer snaps against the Vegas skyline. Pick up your spring break essentials at the shops along The Promenade. Snag some stunners at Chilli Beans, known for limited edition sunglasses so you’ll stand out at the pool. Grab a new bathing suit or cover-up at Pier 30 then check out the brand new Harley Davidson Store to scoop up tanks, tees and more.
Brooklyn Bowl is just down The Promenade. Nosh on some delicious Blue Ribbon fried chicken and jam out to live music while you show off your mad bowling skills at this all-in-one venue. Those sexy shoes really make an outfit. Click here for the full event calendar. If you’re 18 and up, catch indie rockers and festival darlings Portugal. The Man on Saturday, March 11, without the hefty festival price tag. Prog rock jam band Umphrey’s McGee takes the stage Saturday, March 17 for another 18 and up show. The improv masters are guaranteed to put on a memorable performance.
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Think you can’t go surfing in the desert? Wrong! Book a pool package at Planet Hollywood and get a special room rate plus two FlowRider passes included so you can show off your sweet moves or at least have something to laugh about later if you overestimated your skills.
Take “Everybody” to Backstreet Boys or dance “Till the World Ends” at Britney Spears, both performing at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood on various dates throughout March and April. It’s “I Love the ’90s” central with these two headliners performing the soundtrack to your childhood.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Dip, zip and Chipp at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Book a Rio Pool Package and spend the day by Rio’s gorgeous pool with a $50 food and beverage credit. Take a dip when the spirit moves you. For the 21 and up crowd, the spirits can literally move you. Grab a drink and relax by the waterfalls at Rio’s VooDoo Beach.
Next up it’s time to zip through the air on the VooDoo Zipline. Fly higher than 400 feet in the air from the top of VooDoo Lounge, reaching speeds of 33 miles per hour. You can always use the buddy system and travel two at a time if you’re a little timid.
Spend the night with the Chippendales. The male revue’s sexy dancers will loosen your inhibitions and bring out your inner flirt. Being naughty never felt so nice. If your Spring Break is later in the season, you’ll get to enjoy special celebrity guest host Tyson Beckford who joins the cast March 30.
Start your day on a fancy note at The Cromwell. Enjoy food as pretty as the atmosphere and view at GIADA. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday through Thursday and Fridays through Sundays are all about brunch. Opt for the brunch tasting menu or go a la carte and dine on scrumptious choices like eggs Benedict deviled eggs, limoncello soufflé with buttermilk gelato, and Italian chicken & waffles with cacciatore sauce. Yes, please!
Now that you’re fueled up, it’s time to party. Dance under the sun at Drai’s Beachclub. Travis Barker performs Saturday, March 11 and Waka Flocka Flame takes the stage Sunday, March 12. Check the event calendar for the schedule when you’re in town. If you get hungry again, Drai’s has a satisfying menu that takes pool food to the next level. When the sun goes down at Drai’s, the stars come out in more ways than one. Drai’s Nightclub is open Thursday-Sunday and features performers like Nelly on March 11 and Chris Brown on March 18.
Flamingo Las Vegas
Spring Break often boils down to one simple thing: cheap beer. It’s tough to beat the daily five cent beer happy hour at the It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar at Flamingo Las Vegas. You read that correctly. Beer for just a nickel from 5-6 p.m. every single day. Play a game of beer pong while you’re there. Who knows? Maybe the brews will actually improve your aim.
No matter how “scandalous” your bathing suit is, go party poolside with Siqso at GO Pool Saturday March 25. He’ll be performing “Thong Song” live with DJ support from Eric Forbes. If you’ve got “dumps like a truck truck truck” and want to show them off, GO for it.
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Looking to party on a budget? Harrah’s Las Vegas is the spot. Grab a bite at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and stick around for free live country music every night starting at 9 p.m. You can’t beat free boot-scootin’ entertainment.
Those over 21 can enjoy more free entertainment at Carnaval Court. The open-air street party just outside Harrah’s has live music, DJs and insanely entertaining flair bartenders. If you’ve never seen flair-tenders, prepare to be amazed as they flip bottles faster than you can say, “rum and Coke, please.”
Bally’s Las Vegas
If you’re staying at Bally’s, choose the Bally’s Pool Package for a $50 food and beverage credit that can even be used while you’re lounging poolside. The serene Blu Pool is surrounded by palm trees to give you an island vibe while you soak up some rays.
Let’s be real; you’re probably already planning to share your food and expenses so why not dine at a family-style restaurant and get more bang for your buck. Buca di Beppo has all your Italian favorites in ready-to-share sizes. The wide menu features everything from fried calamari to apple gorgonzola salad to spaghetti with meatballs plus specialty and baked pastas and of course, dessert. Early risers can hit the breakfast buffet for an all-you-can-eat feast including eggs, smokehouse bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, pastries, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee and juice. It’s a deal at $15.99 and beats the heck out of dining hall grub.
Paris Las Vegas
If you’re staying at Paris Las Vegas, be sure to book the Paris Pool Package for a $50 food and beverage credit. Enjoy the beautiful weather and make use of that credit at Beer Park’s 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Feel like you’re having a picnic in the park, only with more beer options. If you’re of drinking age, there are more than 100 draft, can and bottle beer selections to choose from. The whole crew can enjoy Beer Park’s bar games like giant Jenga, pool and darts plus stadium-style eats like the bacon-wrapped Backyard BBQ Dog and chili cheese fries.
Those 21 and up should visit Napolean’s Dueling Pianos to belt out classic hits with no shame. Grab a little liquid courage at the bar if you’re shy. Bonus points if you can convince the pianist to play your college fight song and get the crowd singing along. Hey, it’s a small world; it could happen.