For the right couple, the Las Vegas’s glitz and glam and its myriad attractions provide the perfect backdrop for the day that will kickstart the rest of your life: your wedding day. And for all the reasons people hit Sin City for vacation, Vegas offers even more for a bachelorette party. But what happens if you’re a beauty who shuns bottle service, mega-clubs, and excess? If outside-the-box describes your idea of fun, the city offers plenty of atypical Las Vegas attractions for celebrating your final days of freedom.
Trapeze Las Vegas
If you’ve got a goodly amount of gumption (and a love of heights), gather four or more pals for a private bachelorette party at Trapeze Las Vegas. Despite the 360-degree views of the Valley and most of the Strip, this excursion is a far cry from your typical Las Vegas attractions and that’s what’s so cool. For 90 minutes, you and your besties can enjoy sessions taught by professional trapeze artists. The folks on the ground can enjoy extras like aerial hoop and silk lessons while waiting their turn to trapeze. All skill levels and body types are welcome. The only requirement is a desire to let go (of your inhibitions—not the bar).
Tea at the Mandarin
Plenty of bachelorettes hit Las Vegas for a blast of high-end daytime refinement, not the nocturnal craziness for which the Strip is known. More and more women are planning visits to the spa with friends—and adding to the fun with top-notch high tea. When complemented by cocktails and Champagne, the ornate service at the Mandarin becomes more sophisticated with each sip, bite, and pour on the hotel’s 23rd floor, overlooking the Strip.
Sage at Aria
If you’re looking for something as sophisticated as tea, but with a little more “juice,” just up the street is Sage at Aria Resort and Casino, home to what may be the Strip’s most refined mixology program. There, in the dimly lit bar (which is where all the cool-kid bachelorettes will want to be) is where dark walls and pin lights in violet and green hues will make you woozy with style before you even sip. In these hotels, mod elegance and “Yes, Ma’am” service perpetuate the Brit traditions of tea and cocktailing with contemporary Vegas glam.
Matt Goss at Caesars Palace
A doll like you doesn’t get hitched every day, so a swanky night with your gal pals soaking in some old-school, high-energy crooning might be in order. Singer/performer Matt Goss, in his mesmerizing song-and-danceman show at Caesars Palace (he also performs in Los Angeles), struts his mulitalented stuff on a stage that makes every seat feel VIP. In addition to Goss’s unbeatable voice, Las Vegas attractions here include a bevvy of beautiful backup dancers that provide almost as much blue-eyed eye candy as Goss, and table service—in Caesars’ real estate where Frank Sinatra once sang—that lets you sip while you dance in your chair. With the electricity of a show 10 times its size and the intimacy of a private concert, if you like music in the style of Martin-Sinatra-Darrin but in the voice of a true contemporary recording artist, you’ll love Matt Goss.