So you’re going to Vegas with the boys for the trip of a lifetime. But before the fun starts, someone is going to have to plan all your epic adventures. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best resorts, bars, restaurants, pools, casinos, activities, and more in Vegas, so that your mancation goes from fun to epic. Read on for tips to plan the best vacation for you and the boys.
The first step in planning your Vegas getaway is picking somewhere to stay. Of course, there are tons of options on and off the strip and almost every casino is attached to a hotel. But when it comes to making your mancation memorable, there are two places we highly recommend.
The Golden Gate Penthouses are all about elegance and luxury in vintage Las Vegas style. Each spacious penthouse includes 2 bedrooms, a plush living area with three giant flat-screen TVs, an island bar, and a kitchen area. The penthouses also include a large outdoor patio with lounge seating and a grill, a wall-mounted fireplace, a full wet bar, and a 50-inch flat-screen TV. These penthouses also come complete with access to all the amenities at the Golden Gate Hotel to make your stay larger than life. Fun fact: You can have room service for massages. Guys need spa days too!
If you’re looking for a more energetic and exciting experience, the Circa Resort is all about living life to the fullest. With 34 floors of cozy rooms and luxury suites, there are plenty of different ways to enjoy your stay at Circa. One way to stay is the bunk suite, fully outfitted with 8 bunk beds, a living room, and plenty of room for you and the guys to hang out. Plus it’s adults-only, meaning no kids running around the halls or splashing around in the pool.
No Vegas stay is complete without visiting the great bars and restaurants the city has to offer. Whatever the vibe of your vacation, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect spot for your group. Some of our favorites include OneBar, where bikini-clad bartenders serve up frozen drinks and ice cold beers, Bar Prohibition! which honors the location’s legacy dating back to 1906, steakhouse and premium Italian restaurant Andiamo Steakhouse, and Legacy Club, a rooftop bar located at the top of Circa’s 60th floor. If you can’t decide on a bar, why not go on a bar crawl to try them all?
Now the fun starts. Stadium Swim® is, for our money, the coolest place to chill in all of Las Vegas. Hang out in one of six pools on three different levels, all of which have a perfect view of the 40-foot HD screen playing whatever popular sport is happening at the time. Best of all, when you stay at Golden Gate Hotel, you get two free guest passes per room.
Stadium Swim is also home to swim-up bars, 337 chaise lounges, 30 cabanas, and 38 day beds so you and the fellas never run out of alcohol or the space to enjoy it. Plus the pools are all heated for enjoyment year-round.
Speaking of year-round, if your trip coincides with a certain big football game, Stadium Swim is hosting the Big Game Bash, giving you the ultimate Vegas experience while you enjoy the game. The party starts at 11am, so be sure to book a spot early by reserving online or by calling 702-247-2258!
No Vegas mancation is complete without hitting the casinos for a few table games or stopping off at the sportsbook to make some wagers. The Golden Gate is home to the oldest casino in Vegas and was the site of the largest roulette spin in history. Try your luck on the slots or make the night unforgettable with a hot streak in blackjack, roulette, craps, and many other exciting and unique table games.
If you prefer gambling on sports, the Circa | Sports sportsbook is your place to go. There are locations at the D and Golden Gate, but Circa Resort is home to the main Circa | Sports sportsbook, a three-story sportsbook with a 1000-person capacity and a 78M pixel screen – making it the largest sportsbook in the world. You can even reserve private boxes for groups so you can watch all the big games with a bit more privacy.
Vegas shouldn’t be all about staying inside or partying at the pool. Downtown Las Vegas boasts many different attractions and activities, including free concerts, museums, ziplines, light shows, and much more to keep you and your group entertained. Golden Gate’s Fremont Street Experience you enjoy drinks, food, and entertainment under the bright lights of the city, all night long.
Lastly, Vegas is home to many outdoor activities perfect for large groups. From golf to hiking to water sports, it won’t be difficult to find something that everyone will enjoy.
No matter what you end up doing, just remember that a trip with your boys to Las Vegas should be about having fun and making lasting memories. With entertainment, bars, restaurants, and countless activities, Las Vegas is one of the best mancation destinations. Be sure to book your room or penthouse at Golden Gate Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas to be near all the things that will make your guys’ trip complete. We hope you’ll come visit!