Pack your bags with party wear and your pockets with enough money to have some merriment gambling, but not too much dough so you can’t eat next week. Start out on the 10 East, switch to the 15 North, sit back and let the good times roll. Start searching for sweet hotel deals online before you go. There are many lively themed places to stay on the Strip, including New York-New York (3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.), with an inside roller coaster for thrillseekers.
10 p.m. For your first night on the town, walk the Strip and feast your eyes on architectural wonders like the Luxor (3900 Las Vegas Blvd.), a huge black pyramid-shaped structure, then feast your belly on crêpes, Parisian delicacies at Paris Las Vegas (3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.) or take an Italian gondola ride at the Venetian (3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.).
Las Vegas days are meant to be spent sleeping in, laying around the pool or shopping (Fashion Show Mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S. or Showcase Mall, 3785 Las Vegas Blvd. S.). If you’re a chocolate lover (who isn’t?), there are a few must-stop shops: Ethel’s Chocolate Lounge at Fashion Show and M&M’s World Las Vegas at Showcase.
7 p.m. Treat yourself to a scrumptious dinner at Social House at Treasure Island (3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.). The atmosphere is lounge-y and laid back, there’s often a live DJ spinning, the food presentation is enticing and the service is super friendly and fast. Try the Yellowtail Tartar with Yuzu Pepper, Mini Kobe Burgers and Curry Lobster, Cucumbers, Avocado Roll. Food nirvana!
10:30 p.m. All of the Cirque du Soleil’s are amazing, but why not go for something a lil’ naughty and check out Zumanity, located in New York-New York. The acrobatic feats and exotic dancing coupled with silly jokes and audience interaction will keep you oohing, aahing and laughing all night.
1 a.m. Now it’s time to really let loose. Stop by the raucous bar Coyote Ugly in New York-New York or switch locales to LAX Nightclub in the Luxor. LAX is truly magnificent from its cavernous main room with balconies to its star-studded clientele and topnotch DJs.
Walk the Strip again to discover new things (Circus Circus, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S.) or venture off the beaten path to Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix (1401 N. Rainbow Blvd.) or Sun Buggy Fun Rentals Las Vegas (6959 Speedway Blvd. Ste. W103).
1 p.m. For your last meal in Vegas, why not stop by RA Sushi in the Fashion Show Mall? Fill up on rolls with names like Viva Las Vegas Roll, featuring spicy tuna, crab and cream cheese, Gojira and Pacific.
The Comedy Festival Las Vegas takes place Nov. 20-22 at Caesars Palace (3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.).