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Five Reasons To Visit Las Vegas For Spring Break

March 8, 2014 5:00 AM

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Las Vegas may not be the first place people think of when it comes to spring break, but there’s no doubt it’s one of the best. Home to some of the country’s hottest nightclubs (for those 21 and older, of course) and coolest attractions, there’s sure to be something to make everyone’s trip unforgettable—and the weather is pretty nice, too. Here are five reasons why Sin City makes the perfect spring break destination.

Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 942-7777
www.palms.com

This iconic resort, made famous by MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas,” truly goes all out for spring break, offering spring breakers free entry into all of its venues—including Moon nightclub, Palms Pool (opening March 17) and the recently remodeled ghostbar—throughout the month of March with college ID. Guests can also indulge in a $69 hosted open bar at Moon from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. or ghostbar from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with their student identification. Other drink specials are available throughout the resort as well, including $5 Bud Lights and $8 Absolut cocktails. For more on the Palms’ spring break offers and special events, visit palmsspringbreak.com.

REVIV At MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 644-4466
www.revivme.com

This wellness spa is just what the doctor ordered after a long night of partying—Dr. Feelgood, that is. Offering a range of intravenous and vitamin therapies to combat dehydration, REVIV should be at the top of every spring breaker’s to-do list during their Vegas vacation. Its IV therapies start at just $99 and include the UltraViv recovery infusion made with vitamin B12 and anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications to help alleviate any hangover symptoms and the MegaBoost wellness infusion loaded with multivitamins, antioxidants and immunity to restore the body’s immune system and energy levels. There’s also a Royal Flush infusion that combines both treatments for $195, guaranteeing guests are re-energized and feeling their best for the night ahead. Spring breakers ages 21 and older can get 10 percent off any IV treatment through March 30 with a valid student ID. It’s the perfect spring break pick-me-up.

Rose.Rabbit.Lie. At The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 667-0585
www.roserabbitlie.com

Las Vegas is known for its extravagant nightclubs, but its newest nightlife venue truly has to be seen to be believed. Dubbed “the rebirth of the social club,” Rose.Rabbit.Lie. is a communal venue that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and show to create a grand social experiment. The maze-like venue features food and beverage from Coastal Luxury Management and entertainment from Spiegelworld (“Absinthe” at Caesars Palace), the latter of which puts on a show, “Vegas Nocturne,” in three distinct cantos throughout the night. Portions of the production spill over into the restaurant throughout the evening as well, creating a nightlife experience unlike any other on the Strip.

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SkyJump Las Vegas At Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 380-7777
www.stratospherehotel.com

Eligible to challenge the Guinness World Record for Highest Commercial Decelerator Descent, SkyJump Las Vegas lets brave spring breakers experience the ultimate Vegas thrill as they free fall from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower. Guests will be connected to a high-speed “descender” machine before safely plummeting 855 feet to a platform below. The hair-raising experience costs $109.99 or $89.99 if you’re staying at the hotel. Guests can also purchase various packages that include photos and/or video of their jump to show their friends and family back home, just in case anyone questions whether or not they really took the leap. The entire experience may only last 17 to 19 seconds, but the memories are sure to last a lifetime.

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Shark Reef Aquarium’s Dive With Sharks Program At Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-4555
www.mandalaybay.com/shark-reef/dive-with-sharks

It may be the desert, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come face-to-face with some of the ocean’s most deadly predators during your spring break vacation. Shark Reef Aquarium’s Dive with Sharks program gives scuba-certified hotel guests of Mandalay Bay and THEhotel as well as Shark Reef Aquarium annual pass holders the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as they dive alongside more than 30 sharks, including sandtiger, whitetip and sandbar sharks, in a 1.3-million-gallon exhibit. The intimate experience is limited to just two participants and one dive per day and costs $650 for a single diver or $1,000 for two divers booked together. All equipment is provided, so spring breakers don’t have to worry about bringing any heavy equipment along on their vacation. Talk about one wet and wild spring break adventure.

When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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