Las Vegas Girls Trip

Ultimate Las Vegas girls trip: 18 fun things to do in Vegas with girlfriends in 2023

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Planning a girls trip to Las Vegas? You have chosen the perfect destination! Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a fun getaway with your girlfriends.

There are so many amazing things to do in Vegas that are perfect for a rocking Las Vegas girls trip. In this post learn about the world class shows, grand buffets, best dining restaurants, amazing spas, popular nightclubs and pool parties that Vegas has to offer.

There are also a lot of free things to explore on the famous Las Vegas Strip like unique casinos , free shows and attractions.

The shopping opportunities here are endless from high end brands to affordable options.

I recently did a girls trip to Las Vegas for 3 nights with a group of 10 girlfriends and we had a blast! This was my 7th visit to Sin City and over the years I have seen most of the attractions, shows, and casinos here.

18 Best things to do in Las Vegas girls trip

Below is a list of amazing things you can do and experience on your Las Vegas girls trip. Pick and choose the ones that work the best for your group. It is good to pick favorites and make reservations in advance of your trip.

Make sure to not pack your schedule with a lot of activities, and leave some time to hang out and chill with your friends. Also with a larger group the logistics of going from one place to the next also takes up time.

1. Start your morning with a Brunch Buffet

Las Vegas buffets are an attraction in itself! The best ones are grand and feature food from multiple cuisines like Italian, Asian, American, Mexican. There are also a variety of food stations like salads, soups, breads, entrees, pizza, seafood, desserts, ice cream and much more.

Wynn buffet Las Vegas
Wynn buffet at Wynn Las Vegas

One of the best buffets and the one we tried is the Wynn buffet in the Wynn Resort and Casino. We went for brunch around noon and it was ideal as we could have the breakfast dishes like custom omelet station as well as lunch entrees. It had plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as allergy friendly options.

The Wicked Spoon in Cosmopolitan hotel is also another popular and good buffet option. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is also very good.

✅If you are looking for a drag brunch buffet then I recommend Drag Brunch at Senor Frogs at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino with show, buffet and open bar! Bottomless mimosas anyone?

Tip : Brunch buffets are cheaper than dinner buffets. So if possible go in the morning/afternoon than evening.

Another alternative to brunch is to take a food tour with your friends which will take you to some of the best bites on the Strip.

✅I recommend this highly rated Las Vegas walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours as it is small group tour and you will sample food from several star chef restaurants like Gordon Ramsay’s on the Strip.

2. Treat yourself to a Spa day

Enjoy a day of pampering at one of the top luxurious Spas in Las Vegas with your girlfriends! There is no better way to have a relaxing morning or afternoon.

The Spa at Encore, Waldorf Astoria Spa, Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace, Spa at Vdara, and Spa at Aria are some of the best spas in the Vegas Strip area.

These are really top quality world class spas with a variety of massages and treatments for everyone’s wish list. They all have a wonderful relaxing ambiance and you and your girlfriends will truly feel pampered and rejuvenated.

3. Splash at a Dayclub / Pool party

If you are visiting Las Vegas during the summer or fall months, there is nothing like a pool party in the day to have some fun. Day Clubs are parties at popular pools with DJs and drinks.

Some of the best pool parties in Las Vegas are at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore and Wet Republic at MGM Grand. They both draw huge crowds and have great DJs playing.

Liquid at Aria is smaller and intimate in size, high end and a bit less crowded but still with a DJ and all the party fun. Tao Beach Club at Venetian and Daylight at Mandalay Bay are also popular and draw large crowds.

Tip: Look for a promoter online or on social media to get on the guest list to avoid waiting in long lines. Be prepared to pay a lot of money for drinks!

✅Book this Las Vegas Club or Pool Crawl Experience to get transport and entry in 3 popular clubs on the Strip. You can pick from day club or nightclub excursions.

4. Go Shopping or window shopping in Las Vegas!

Las Vegas is a haven for shopping enthusiasts! Shop till you drop with your girlfriends in Vegas. It is so much fun to check out designer purses and try on brand name shoes and sunglasses on a girls trip.

You will find all the biggest brand names here for purses, clothes, accessories, jewelry, shoes and anything else your heart desires. Think of any brand and there will be a store here.

Forum shops at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Forum shops at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The best brand name shopping is at the Forum shops at Caesars Palace and the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian. These are giant indoor shopping malls themed with beautiful décor and you will feel like you are transported to Europe. These are some of the best places for window shopping in Vegas.

For mid range and more affordable shopping, the Fashion Show Mall opposite Wynn is a good place to check out. It has brands like Macys, Niemen Marcus, Forever 21, Shoe Palace and also high end brands like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany, Pandora etc.

If outlet shopping is your thing then check out the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets which are only a few miles from the north and south end of the Strip.

5. Check out amazing views at Happy Half hour at High Roller at the LINQ

The High Roller Observation Wheel is hard to miss and visible from pretty much anywhere on the Strip. We could see it from our villa balcony. The color changing orbs are so cool at night!

During evenings they have special cabins with an open bar and bartender for one full rotation of the wheel which lasts 30 minutes.

You can enjoy drinks with your girlfriends while taking in some magnificent views of the neon lights of the Strip area and casinos.

👉Buy your Happy Half Hour on The High Roller at The LINQ tickets by clicking here.

6. Try ziplining in Vegas

Looking for some thrill and adventure? Try ziplining on your Las Vegas girls trip! The two most popular ziplining options in Las Vegas are the FLY LINQ Zipline in Las Vegas and the SlotZilla in Fremont Street.

FLY LINQ Zipline is the most popular zipline on the Strip. It starts at Las Vegas Boulevard from a 12 story tower, goes over the LINQ Promenade and ends at the LINQ High Roller. The best part is you can zipline at the same time with several of your girlfriends as there are 10+ parallel ziplines.

👉Buy your LINQ zipline tickets by clicking here.

Another very popular ziplining in Vegas is SlotZilla Zipline at Fremont Street which is also called downtown Las Vegas.

SlotZilla offers two kids of ziplining experiences, a lower seated zipline experience and a Superhero style higher ziplining experience. I saw some people flying Superhero style when we visited Fremont street and it looked like a lot of fun!

7. Take a Helicopter tour to Grand Canyon

Taking a full day or half day trip to the Grand Canyon via a helicopter tour is a very grand and bucket list experience. Visiting the Grand Canyon by road can be very long but it is very convenient to fly over it and get impressive aerial views.

Helicopter Tour to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas
Helicopter Tour to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

The tours are half day or full day and can include landing inside the Grand Canyon. The helicopter tour that I had taken on a previous trip was an evening tour and included landing in the Grand Canyon.

They provided a picnic of light dinner and champagne and on the way back we saw awesome views of the Las Vegas Strip at sunset.

✅I recommend this highly rated Grand Canyon Deluxe Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with landing inside the Grand Canyon. The tour includes Champagne toast and snacks, and hotel pickup and drop off.

Taking a helicopter tour would be a great outdoor activity to do on your Las Vegas girls trip and create memories of a lifetime.

8. Take a Morning trip to Hoover Dam

Another very popular outdoorsy activity from Las Vegas is a trip to the Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel and is a working dam providing power to Las Vegas. The reservoir created by the dam is called Lake Mead.

Hoover Dam from Las Vegas
Hoover Dam tour from Las Vegas

Hoover Dam is only 45 minutes by car from Las Vegas making it very convenient to do a half day morning trip. If you are not renting a car in Vegas (we didn’t), then the next best option is to take a half day morning tour to Hoover Dam which sometimes includes lunch.

✅I recommend this highly rated Ultimate Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas With Lunch, it includes a guided tour of the Hoover dam and lunch. Also includes a bonus stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign!

You can also see aerial views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead from a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon and the dam’s massive size is impressive.

Vegas Girls Night Out

Evening is the time to dress up and paint the town red with your girlfriends.

Las Vegas has endlessly awesome things to do for a smashing Vegas Girls Night Out like taking a Limo, watching a Cirque Du Soleil Show, enjoying artisan cocktails, experiencing fine dining, and finally dancing your heart out at a Nightclub!

Las Vegas Girls night out
Las Vegas Girls Night Out

9. Ride in a Limo with your girlfriends

A girls night out in a Limo is a very popular thing to do in Sin City. Explore the various attractions on the Strip, go to a show, dinner or nightclub in style.

Limos come in various seating capacities, some even seat 12 people! Many limo tours include champagne drinks and some even come with a professional photographer to capture memories from your night out.

✅I recommend this highly rated 1.5 Hr Las Vegas Strip Limo Tour with Champagne and Photographs

You can typically book the limo for a couple of hours or more and decide which attractions you want to stop at. Taking a limo with your girlfriends will be a very memorable activity of your trip.

10. Enjoy Cocktails in evening

Try some hand crafted cocktail drinks with your girlfriends at some of the trendiest bars in Las Vegas. Although you will find several bars at every casino, there are some places that are especially noteworthy.

Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

How about a bar that is inside a three storied floor to ceiling crystal chandelier? Head to the Chandelier Bar in Cosmopolitan for some artisan cocktails and some cool photos for your Instagram with the beautiful chandelier in the backdrop.

Other popular cocktail bars are Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace and Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas. The Skyfall Lounge is on the 64th floor of Delano and offers panoramic views of Las Vegas.

11. Watch an awesome Cirque Du Soleil Show

Watching a show is one of the most popular things to do in Vegas on a girls trip itinerary. Vegas is home to some of the best shows in various categories like Cirque Du Soleil shows, Male dance shows, comedy shows, magic shows and many more.

Some of the best Cirque Du Soleil Shows are O at Bellagio, Ka at MGM, and Absinthe at Caesars Palace. We saw O at Bellagio on this Las Vegas girls trip.

O Cirque Du Soleil show at Bellagio was amazing and the whole dynamic changing set design with water was just spectacular. The acrobatic acts and synchronized swimming were jaw dropping. O is one of the best Cirque Du Soleil shows in Vegas.

👉Book O Cirque Du Soleil show at Bellagio by clicking here.

O show at Bellagio Las Vegas
O show at Bellagio Las Vegas

On a previous trip I saw KA Cirque Du Soleil at MGM and that was very good too. In comparing the two, I think I like KA better. KA show had a story to it and the stage design was just out of this world. I was blown away by the constantly changing stage and the amazing acts and performances.

👉Book KA Cirque Du Soleil show at MGM by clicking here.

12. Experience Fine Dining at Amazing Restaurants

You will be spoiled for fine dining options in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has some of the best celebrity chef restaurants to delight your taste buds. You should try at least one fine dining restaurant on your girls trip to Las Vegas.

✅I recommend this highly rated Las Vegas walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours as it is small group tour and you will sample food from several famous chef restaurants like Gordon Ramsay’s on the Strip.

Some popular celebrity chef restaurants are Amalfi by Bobby Flay at Caesars Palace, Nobu at Caesars Palace, Hell’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay at Caesars Palace.

Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay Las Vegas
Hell’s Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay Las Vegas

There are so many regular dining restaurants as well that you can just walk up to when hunger strikes. The Grand Canal at Venetian has several cute restaurants along the water that you can eat at. We tried the Canonita Mexican restaurant at Venetian. We received exceptional service and the food and drinks were delicious.

13. Visit a Nightclub in Vegas

Las Vegas has some really cool and sophisticated nightclubs that you can visit with your girlfriends and have a rocking time dancing the night away!

Some of the best nightclubs in Vegas are Hakkasan at MGM, Omnia at Caesars Palace, Marquee in Cosmopolitan, Tao in Venetian, XS in Wynn Encore, Drai’s at Cromwell and Zouk at Resorts World Hotel.

Tao Nightclub at Venetian Las Vegas
Tao Nightclub at Venetian Las Vegas

All of these nightclubs are highly popular due to their really cool venue designs, and trending DJs creating the perfect party atmosphere to have fun.

We visited Tao Nightclub in Venetian and had the best time. Entry was free as we got ourselves on the guest list a couple of days earlier. Most nightclubs have free entry for women.

We went a little early around 11 PM and got ourselves a large booth. Around midnight it got very crowded. We had tons of fun dancing, having drinks and taking selfies.

✅Book this Las Vegas Club or Pool Crawl Experience to get transport and entry in 3 popular clubs on the Strip. You can pick from day club or nightclub excursions.

14. Try your luck at the Casino

A trip to Vegas is incomplete without trying your luck at the Casino. Almost every major hotel on the Strip has a casino and you can enjoy the slot machines or try your hand at one of the table games.

Caesars Palace Casino Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Casino Las Vegas

We had a great time exploring the various slot machines. The Game of Thrones and the Sex and the City slot machines were so much fun!

Tip: You can play directly with cash, no need to get a casino card to play for the slot machines.

Free things to do in Las Vegas with Girlfriends

You and your girlfriends can have a fabulous time in Las Vegas without spending anything on attractions and shows. There are so many awesome free things to do on a girls trip to Las Vegas.

15. Explore the Las Vegas strip

Casino hopping is a great way to spend time in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas strip is lined with unique themed casinos like Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Wynn, MGM Grand, New York New York, Paris, Aria, and many more.

Walking around the Strip and taking in the sights and neon lights is a great way to spend an evening on a Las Vegas girls trip.

The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at Flamingo hotel is a cool attraction. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is very beautiful with seasonal displays of hundreds of plants and flowers.

16. Take some cool photos for your Instagram

Las Vegas has several Instagram worthy photo ops for your girls trip!

Start your girls trip by taking a group picture at the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ iconic sign. This sign is at the southern end of the Strip in the median divider on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Chandelier bar in Cosmopolitan hotel is also a great location to snap some pictures. Some other popular photo spots are with the New York Skyline in front of New York New York casino.

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Las Vegas
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Las Vegas

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has really beautiful landscaped gardens which make a great backdrop for photos.

If your girls group is anything like mine, I am sure you will all be taking selfies at every corner!

17. Visit Downtown Las Vegas for Fremont Street Experience

For a true Las Vegas experience visit Fremont Street which is also called downtown Las Vegas. Here there are free live shows in the evenings and many street performers. There are several casinos here like Golden Nugget Casino and 4 Queens Casino.

Fremont Street’s main attraction is the Viva Vision Light Show which is a spectacular digital show displayed on a canopy built over the entire Fremont Street. The digital show is accompanied by some great music. The show happens every hour and lasts around 10 minutes.

Viva Vision show at Fremont Las Vegas
Viva Vision show at Fremont Las Vegas

The SlotZilla Zipline is very popular here at Fremont Street and has two kinds of ziplining fun to experience, the lower chair style zipline and the higher Superhero style zipline. Have some fun zip lining across Fremont Street with your girlfriends.

Visiting Fremont Street and watching the Viva Vision Light Show is free, the SlotZilla Zipline is paid.

18. Watch free shows on the Strip

There are several casinos that have free shows on the Las Vegas Strip which are worth your time.

  • The most popular free show is the Bellagio fountain show in front of Bellagio casino. The dancing water fountains to music and lights are phenomenal to watch.
  • The Mirage Volcano show in front of Mirage casino is a great show with fire, light and music elements.
  • The Fall of Atlantis is a free show at Caesars Palace Forum shops with animatronics, fire, water, lights and sound.
  • There are free shows with Circus acts at Circus Circus hotel and Casino that are fun to watch if you are in the area.
Fall of Atlantis Show at Caesars Palace
Fall of Atlantis Show at Caesars Palace

Planning a perfect girls trip to Las Vegas

It is important to plan a few things before your trip and make sure you take care of logistics before you arrive. That way you can relax and enjoy once you reach Vegas.

Why is a girl’s trip necessary?

Spending quality time with your girlfriends is very important for every woman out there. It is therapeutic and relaxing and rejuvenates your soul.

It’s fun to get away from your work and family once in a while and enjoy a girls only trip or long weekend getaway. Do fun experiences as a group and catch up on all the gossip.

Is Vegas good for a girls trip?

Las Vegas is the ultimate destination in the United States for a girls trip or long weekend getaway.

There are so many fun things to do here like watching world famous shows, hitting day pool parties and nightclubs, indulging in gourmet buffets, fine dining by celebrity chefs, treating yourself to a spa day, and world class shopping.

Best time to visit Las Vegas

The best time to visit Las Vegas is in early spring and late fall. Late February to May, and October to mid December are the best months to visit as the weather is moderate, and flight and hotel prices are reasonable.

Winter months especially Christmas to New Year’s are high tourist season and so is February during the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day. Flights and hotels are expensive during this time.

Summer months from June to September are incredibly hot as Las Vegas is a desert region.

How many days are needed in Las Vegas

You need at least 2 days and 3 nights in Las Vegas to experience the city and all that it has to offer. Anything less than that is not enough and will feel rushed.

If you plan to do road trips to the National Parks near Vegas you need to add more days to your Las Vegas itinerary.

How to get to Las Vegas

The best and quickest way to get to Las Vegas is by flight. The main airport here is the Harry Reid International Airport. The airport is only 10 minutes by cab from the Las Vegas strip, which is the main casino area in Las Vegas.

If you book your flights a couple of months in advance, you can get really good deals on flights to Las Vegas. It is not uncommon to find flights as cheap as $50 to $250 one way, depending on the time of the year and the day of the week.

You can pre-book a Airport Transfer Service from Las Vegas airport to your hotel.

✅I recommend this private luxury Limousine Service for airport transfer, this can take 8 passengers. You can book the return transfer through this same service.

Where to stay in Las Vegas with friends

MGM Grand Las Vegas
MGM Grand Las Vegas

There are endless options to stay in the Las Vegas strip area for every budget. The best location to stay on the Strip is the Center Strip so that you can walk to several casinos on the North and South Strip.

Where to stay on the Las Vegas Center Strip with friends

Venetian and Palazzo enjoy central location, Venetian has the Tao Nightclub, the Gondola ride and the Grand Canal Shoppes for shopping.

Caesars Palace is centrally located and has the Forum shops for shopping and a great food court.

Bellagio is on the Center Strip as well and home to the ‘O’ Cirque du Soleil show.

Where to stay on the Las Vegas South Strip with friends

Aria is a modern hotel with great décor, great location and restaurants.

MGM Grand is on the South end of the strip and is home to the Ka Cirque du Soleil show. It has a great food court.

Mandalay Bay has a huge pool complex and is popular for pool parties.

Where to stay on the Las Vegas North Strip with friends

Wynn is a little further up on the North Strip but hosts one of the best buffets in Vegas.

Encore is right next to Wynn and more upscale with great restaurants.

There are several nice vacation clubs near the Strip, many of them have larger one or two bedroom villas with kitchen amenities.

We booked several villas in the Holiday Inn Vacation Club for our Vegas girls trip. Hilton Grand Vacations Club is another great option for larger suites.

Book your stay in Las Vegas by clicking here.

How to move around in Vegas

Getting a rideshare like Uber or Lyft is the best way to quickly reach hotels, casinos and restaurants in the Strip area and to /from the airport. Most rideshares arrive in less than 5 minutes of booking.

Cabs and Taxis are also easily available outside each hotel/casino.

Another budget friendly option is to rent a car from the airport and drive around yourself. This is especially convenient if you are planning to go out of the city to nearby places like Hoover Dam for half day trips.

Travel tips for Las Vegas girls trip

Below are some travel tips for planning that will ensure that you have a great time on your Las Vegas girls trip while also saving some money.

Book flights early to save money

As soon as you finalize your travel dates, book your flights to get the best deals on airfare. If you book months in advance you can get flights as cheap as $50 one way to Vegas from many cities.

Get larger suites that can be shared

Getting larger suites with 2 bedrooms or more which can be shared by a big group will not only save money but will ensure a terrific slumber party with your girlfriends. There is nothing more fun than cozying up near the fireplace with your friends and talking and gossiping till morning!

Make advance reservations for shows and dining

As soon as your flights are finalized, make reservations for the shows you want to see to ensure the best seats for your price range. Also make dining reservations for high end table service restaurants to avoid hours of wait times.

Get on the guest list for Day Clubs and Nightclubs

This is a very important tip to avoid waiting hours in line and even save money. Find a promoter for the Day Clubs and Nightclubs you want to visit either online or on Instagram and get on the guest list.

You will save time waiting in the regular line and can sometimes also avoid the entrance fee for your girls group.

Wear good walking shoes

There is a lot of walking in Las Vegas. Even if you take Uber for Casino hopping, the casinos themselves are huge and it takes a lot of walking to explore them. Good walking shoes will go a long way!

Use food courts for some meals

Using table service restaurants for every meal can quickly get expensive especially if you are staying for more days. There are several excellent food courts at most of the casinos where you can grab quick bites like burgers and pizza for less.

Use Rideshare like Uber / Lyft for casino hopping

It is so convenient to use Uber for casino hopping as they arrive in less than 5 minutes. This saves considerable time and energy walking and you have more time to enjoy your Las Vegas girls trip.

Final takeaways: Girls Trip to Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a girls trip or a girls night out. Below is a quick summary of fun things to do in Vegas with your girlfriends either on a bachelorette party or a girls weekend getaway.

Summary of top 18 things to do in Las Vegas Girls Trip

  1. Start your morning with a brunch Buffet at Wynn buffet
  2. Treat yourself to a Spa day at Spa at Encore
  3. Splash at a Dayclub / Pool party like at Encore Beach Club
  4. Go Shopping or window shopping at Caesars Palace Forum Shops
  5. Happy Half hour at High Roller at the LINQ
  6. Try ziplining at LINQ or Fremont Street
  7. Take a Helicopter ride to Grand Canyon
  8. Take a Morning trip to Hoover Dam
  9. Ride in a Limo with your girlfriends
  10. Enjoy Cocktails in evening at Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan
  11. Watch a Cirque Du Soleil Show like Ka at MGM or O at Bellagio
  12. Experience Fine Dining at Celebrity Chef Restaurants
  13. Visit a Night club like Hakkasan, Omnia, Marquee or Tao
  14. Try your luck at the Casinos
  15. Explore the Las Vegas strip and larger than life casinos
  16. Take some Instagram worthy photos at Welcome to Las Vegas sign
  17. Visit Fremont street and watch the Viva Vision digital show
  18. Watch free shows on the Strip like the Bellagio fountain show and Mirage volcano show

Hope this post was helpful for you to plan the ultimate girls trip, and your girls group has the best time in Vegas!

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