Las Vegas may be known as a gambler’s paradise but there is so much to see and do in the city that doesn’t involve chips, cards or dice. You know the saying ‘When in Rome’, well ‘When in Vegas’ don’t miss out on these 8 things that you just have to do while you’re in town for UnGagged Las Vegas.
1. See a Cirque du Soleil show.
Old school Vegas came with showgirls, the Vegas of today comes with some insanely talented circus performers. With seven shows in Vegas to choose from, there really is something for everyone. Information overload from the conference? These show are the perfect excuse to sit back and just enjoy, here are our 3 favorites:
Mystère at Treasure Island (from $98) is the original Cirque du Soleil production that combines high-energy acrobatics and dramatic dance set to the thunderous rhythms of the Taïko drums.
The Beatles LOVE at the Mirage (from $111) which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of The Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance.
Zumanity at New York New York (from $100) is a seductive twist on reality, making the provocative playful and the forbidden electrifying! Part burlesque and part cabaret.
Top Tip: Need help booking your tickets? The concierge team at Tropicana Las Vegas, the official hotel for UnGagged Las Vegas, are happy to book any shows for you.
2. Wander the Strip with a yardstick.
And when we say yardstick we are obviously talking about the ridiculously large souvenir glasses that you’ll see people carrying up and down the Strip. We recommend “Comfortably Numb” from Chill’m in the Tropicana. A mix of Piña Colada & Strawberries with Skyy Passion Vodka, topped with a Cruzan Guava floater, plus a nod to Pink Floyd, what’s not to love?
3. Get pampered at Glow.
This Mandara Spa located in Tropicana Las Vegas is a great place to recover and re-energize from all your conference learnings, providing an outlet for complete immersion in T.R.T. – total relaxation time.
4. Play a round of golf.
There are over 30 golf courses around the city, so chances are you can find a course suitable for you and your best networking buddy to play on. If serious golfing isn’t your thing, check out Topgolf which is a driving range that includes food, bottle service and three levels featuring views of the Strip. It’s basically a nightclub in a golf course.
5. Spend some time at Bellagio.
Have your own Ocean’s Eleven moment (the ending, please don’t try to rob a casino) and watch the Fountains of Bellagio. While there, make sure to head inside and check out the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden located next to the hotel lobby. And speaking of the hotel lobby, the ceiling is composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers known as Fiori di Como.
6. Ride the world’s tallest observation wheel.
While UnGagged London may have had the London Eye right outside the venue, the High Roller eclipses it by standing 550ft tall and measuring 520 feet in diameter. The wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one full revolution and offers incredible views of Las Vegas and the Strip.
Top Tip: Book the Happy Half Hour cabin for an open bar in the sky!
7. Get hitched.
Vegas is known for its quickie weddings, so why not embrace the madness and get married on the fly. Hey, you could even have Elvis as your minister! Just don’t pull a Ross and Rachel.
8. Get your picture taken at the Las Vegas sign.
Could you imagine going home without one of the photos to show to your friends and colleagues? You just have to. Bring the team to the event and you’ll have the coolest team photo around!