Thanksgiving is fast approaching.
If you’re dreading the annual traditions at home this year or you want to take the family on a well needed weekend getaway, you might want to consider visiting Las Vegas for the holiday.
Las Vegas is one of the most exciting and entertaining destinations on the planet. Thanksgiving in Las Vegas is fun and though the city’s pace will slow over the holiday, there are lots of shows and entertainment options that are open for you to enjoy.
The city is also sprinkled with many eye catching attractions, bars and hotels to meet the needs of all those who visit the city.
So what can you expect if you choose to spend 2014 Thanksgiving in Las Vegas?
Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas
Well, you shouldn’t be surprise that dining is one of the biggest focus in Vegas during Thanksgiving. If you don’t feel like cooking?
No problem. It’s not hard to find a great place to eat in Las Vegas as the city has more restaurants per capita than most other cities in the world as well as some of the nation’s top restaurants. From buffets and steakhouses to cafes and restaurants all will be open and the city’s finest chefs will roll out their holiday-specific menus for you to satisfy your palate.
Most Las Vegas restaurants offer special Thanksgiving dishes as well as classic and creative takes on the holiday meal.
The city’s buffets usually spice up their daily selection with holiday favorites, including mouthwatering turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and delicious pumpkin pie for you to fill up on. Fresh foods, like fish, clams and oysters are also available for your Thanksgiving dinner as well.
For an opulent thanksgiving dinner, the Palms Casino and Resort serves up some classic favorites as well as culinary specialties that are sure to satisfy even those that are hardest to please.
In addition to its mouthwatering menu, you will be surrounded by beautiful views of the twinkling Las Vegas strip as you enjoy your meal. Allowing the culinary superstars at the MGM Resorts to cater to you is another way for you to dine in true Las Vegas style.
The talented chefs at Excalibur, Bellagio, Monte Carlo, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage will provide you with plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with their tantalizing dishes and a selection of seasonal sides.
Las Vegas Thanksgiving Shows
Let’s face it, Las Vegas is home to some of the most amazing shows in the world. This is one of the reasons that most visitors come to the city and even though it is Thanksgiving the show must go on.
While a handful of performers might be taking the night off, you can expect to find all of your favorite attractions open and running as scheduled.
This includes old standby like the Blue Man Group, Mystere, Le Rêve – The Dream, Absinthe with its acrobatics and other risky acts and Cirque shows “O,” “Love,” “Zarkana” and “Ka.” Jeff Dunham will also be performing in the city and you will also have the option to catch some newer productions that will be well worth the money.
Thanksgiving Weekend Concerts in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World for a reason. Apart from its amazing shows, Las Vegas has some great concert venues.
Each Thanksgiving Weekend some great acts come to town and dominate the stages. The 2014 lineup includes The Temptations, Rock of Ages, Boyz II Men at the Terry Fator Theatre, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere, Raiding the Rock Vault T and Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience World Tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Las Vegas Thanksgiving Shopping and Tours
You will even have the chance to explore the malls as they unveil their Christmas specials. As it relates to shopping, Las Vegas is near the ranks of New York City, London, and Rome so you’ll have the option to shop ‘til you drop as you will find all the latest designer wears in the city.
There is a vast amount of tours in Las Vegas – both within the city and beyond for you to take advantage of this Thanksgiving. The city’s helicopter ride over the Strip is one of the top tours and if you get the chance you should experience it this holiday.
You can also go on a guided or walking tour if you don’t like helicopters.
The Casinos in Las Vegas
Who can forget about the casinos? Vegas is known across the globe as a paradise for gamblers and after you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner, you can visit one of the city’s many casinos to try your hand and luck at one of the table games or slot machine.
Las Vegas’ casinos features all the latest games and technology, so you are certain to have a great time. Additionally, many of the city’s newest clubs also offer gambling as an option.
A Final Word
Unlike some other destinations across the country, Vegas will be in full performance mode. Considering this is a city that never sleeps, you won’t miss out on the hottest events and nightlife that the city has to offer.
This includes the many bars, clubs and lounges, where you can relax and have a beer or a few cocktails with the group or by yourself.
Thanksgiving with the family is bound to be fun and Las Vegas is an incredible place to spend it. Frankly, if you are looking for entertainment, dining, an active night life or whatever you fancy, you are going to find it in Vegas, even on a holiday like Thanksgiving.
As you would expect from a city of this stature, if you decide to spend your time in Las Vegas you will have plenty of options when it comes to your accommodations.
From prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award hotels and luxury resorts with chic decor to well-equipped mid and budget friendly options, you will find a great place to stay that is designed with your comfort in mind.