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Wander Guide: How To Spend 2 Days In Las Vegas

We spent the first and last days of our American Southwest Road Trip vacation last year in Las Vegas. There are so many things to do in the city that it can be overwhelming to decide how to spend your time. Drinking, eating, and gambling are obviously at the top of the list for things to do in the city. But there are so many more things to do. Here are a few suggestions on How To Spend 2 Days In Las Vegas.


How To Spend 2 Days In Las Vegas

I think a good vacation includes a nice balance of adventure and relaxation. Las Vegas is a good place to do both of those things. There are so many options in Las Vegas that it is easy to build a trip that is perfect for your interests. Personally, Kyle and I like to focus on the outdoors, food, and budget friendly activities.

Where To Stay

The first decision to make is where to stay. We stayed one night in both The Cosmopolitan and The Luxor.

The Cosmopolitan: I loved The Cosmopolitan. It was the nicest hotel that I’ve ever stayed in. And the location was perfect- right in the middle of everything. However, it is expensive, and we only stayed here because we had enough credit card points to stay for free for one night.

The Luxor: The Luxor was fine. It’s definitely more budget friendly and the location wasn’t as great.

There are a lot of great hotels, so just book whatever one works best for you and your budget.

Where To Eat & Drink

Eat: delicious brunch spot. Located near Fremont St.

China Poblano: a fantastic Asian/Mexican fusion restaurant. Highly recommend. Located inside The Cosmopolitan.

Taco Bell’s Flagship Restaurant: because Kyle and I love TB and they serve margaritas + a bunch of other drinks here. (Because, Vegas.) It’s definitely an experience. Located on the Las Vegas Strip, across from The Cosmopolitan.

Fat Tuesday: order an oversized daiquiri and chill out on the Las Vegas Strip. Multiple locations.

There are SO many other great restaurants in the city, these are just a few of the ones we checked out and that I would recommend.

What To Do

Bellagio Fountains: (Free) Checking out the Bellagio Fountains is a must for any trip to Las Vegas. It was one of my favorite things that we did in the city. I’d recommend going at night.

Take a picture at the Las Vegas Sign: (Free)

Walk around the Miracle Mile shops: (Free) Get out of the heat and walk around/shop at this indoor shopping mall.

Bellagio Garden: (Free) Beautiful themed garden inside the Bellagio.

Check out Fremont St.

Rent a car and drive to Red Rock Canyon (30 min away), Hoover Dam (40 minutes away), or the Grand Canyon Skywalk (2 hours away).

Drive a supercar at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

See a Las Vegas show.

Relax at the hotel pool.


Las Vegas can be pretty expensive, but there are still plenty of things to do in the city that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. I hope my little How To Spend 2 Days in Las Vegas guide has helped you plan your trip, whether Vegas is your destination or just a city to stop in for a couple of days before you go explore some of the beauty that is close to the city.

How To Spend 2 Days In Las Vegas
Hannah Bubp
<p>Hannah Bubp lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband, Kyle, baby girl, Claire, and two dogs. She is a professional photographer and a new Stay At Home Mom. She enjoys writing, cooking, hiking, traveling, and navigating life as a new mom.</p>

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