Mojave Desert’s brightest nightspot is a city with many nicknames. One of its most famous ones is The Entertainment Capital of the World. There is no doubt that this is a well-earned title with roots planted by the 1950s hotel/casino expansion in Clark County. However, given that, over the past decade, Vegas lost its crown as the world’s gambling capital, and other destinations have boosted their entertainment offerings, some people are wondering if Sin City is still the number one spot to party in the US?
The blunt answer is: absolutely.
Vegas’ partying lineage is undeniable, and it has only grown stronger over the years. In all honesty, it is now more a theme park than a city. Slews of casinos are open 24/7 with a vast array of slots and table games on offer, as well as exclusive card rooms. Though, when it comes to the latter, many nowadays prefer to play online poker with friends due to the level of convenience mobile apps provide. Gambling aside, Vegas is packed with pubs, nightclubs, adult entertainment venues, and more. It can all get a bit overwhelming and awe-inspiring if you do not know what to expect. So, yes, Vegas is still the best place in the US to unleash your inner party monster.
Best Nightclubs in Las Vegas
If Vegas is the nigh time king of the US, what are the best clubs to visit if one were to find him/herself in Nevada’s largest metropolitan area? It is a tall order to list the most attractive spots, as every hotel on the Strip has one or more party venues running. In most tourists’ eyes, XS at the Wynn is the most elegant club on the Strip. It has an inside area with multiple bars and an outside pool. It is almost always packed, so patience and comfortable shoes are a must if you plan to visit.
The Omnia inside Caesars Palace emanates opulence. It mixes lavish splendor with modern design and state-of-the-art technologies to produce an unforgeable experience for its patrons. It boasts a rooftop garden with a spectacular view of the Strip, and the Omnia has a dedicated hip-hop section that acts as a club within a club.
Other buzzing locales are the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Tao at the Venetian, Dari’s at the Cromwell, and Hakkasan at the MGM Grand.
What Cities Are Vying for This Title?
New Orleans is likely Vegas’ most serious contender. It has a long history of hosting festivals and events such as the famous Mardi Gras when the whole city turns into a massive street party. It is mainly because of that event that New Orleans has attained the moniker – America’s Rio de Janeiro. There are also dozens of high-quality clubs on Bourbon Street, and the city has an impressive jazz scene.
Miami has been a long-standing super-hot party destination known for its poolside shindigs and rooftop bars. Exotic Honolulu, popular Atlantic City, the wide offer service in Madrid and Key West are a few other options worthy of consideration.