When you think of Las Vegas, you think flashing lights, casinos, nightlife, and Cirque du Soleil shows. Although I do enjoy all of these aspects, lately my trips to Las Vegas have included some R&R to balance out all the fun. Follow along as I show you some of the most relaxing retreats on the Las Vegas strip.
Resorts in Las Vegas tend to have a little bit of everything. The Venetian Resort seems to have it all – suites, gaming, dining, shopping, and entertainment. We stayed in The Palazzo tower where the accommodations were comfortable and luxurious. The separate seating area allows you to appreciate views of the casino skyline and the Nevada desert. The marble bathroom with the Roman soaking tub brings the elegant theme together as a perfect retreat after a full day of exploring.
Located inside The Venetian Resort is one of my favorite retreats, Canyon Ranch® Spa. Not only do they provide world-class service, but it is also one of the more affordable spas. A variety of treatments are priced under $200. If you still don’t want to spend that much, opt for a day pass! Price ranges between $50-$75 and includes access to standard amenities. At Canyon Ranch® Spa, however, it is all about the experience. Enjoy the dedicated relaxation room, AQUAVANA® experiential cabins, and salt grotto. Don’t forget the complimentary beverages and bites. I even took a yoga class as part of my day pass.
The Palazzo Pool Deck
Whether you are a hotel guest or a spa guest, you must take advantage of the Palazzo Pool Deck. At first, it may not seem like a relaxing place to be, but if you sneak off to the right or left of the main pool, you will find some quieter (and adult only) areas where you can soak up the sun in peace. The detailed Italian garden decor reminds you of a day under the Tuscan sun. A good book, a fancy cocktail, and a chill pool, what more could a woman ask for?
While I was exploring other resorts on the strip, I ventured towards the Bellagio’s Conservatory. Pass the casino floor and the check-in desk to get there. Don’t be surprised to find everyone in quiet awe of the botanical display. “Falling Asleep” is the perfect name for the autumn exhibit. Orange, yellow, gold and brown florals set the vibrant yet peaceful scene of nature and fantasy.
The MGM Grand’s Pool Complex is definitely the place to be. Some of the best pool parties in Las Vegas happen here, but it’s not easy to be there if you are not a hotel guest. Luckily you have options, from renting a single daybed to renting an eight-person cabana, all with poolside food and beverage service. We enjoyed unwinding at the lazy river with its tranquil waterfalls and tropical palm trees.
I actually like all craziness that comes with a trip to Las Vegas, however, I am grateful for the pauses that these places provide. Next time you go to Las Vegas, I highly suggest taking a break at one of these relaxing retreats.