Some say 48 hours in Vegas is the perfect time to spend in the city – but it also means packing in a lot in two days. From bars and restaurants to stellar shows, it can be difficult to narrow down your itinerary for just two days. To help, read on to see our tips on how to optimize your 2-day trip so you get to do everything you want in 48 hours!
With only 48 hours in Las Vegas, you’ll be constantly on the go but luckily Downtown LV is a hub for all the action! If you have a dare-devil in your group, the SlotZilla Zipline is a must. This zipline launches you from the world’s biggest slot machine, over the Fremont Street Experience, allowing you to see DTLV all from a birds-eye view.
If adventure-seeking isn’t your thing, there are lots of other things you can do. Las Vegas has preserved some of its history in the Neon Museum, which showcases iconic signs from old casinos and other businesses. Las Vegas is also home to the Mob Museum, an immersive, hands-on experience that dives into the history and present-day struggles between organized crime and law enforcement.
Las Vegas has lots to offer if visitors want to come and go as they wish. The Downtown Container Park is a super cool center full of shops, restaurants, and live entertainment that’s perfect for someone who wants to relax and catch a bite to eat. Or take a walk down the Strip! Being the heart of entertainment, the Strip has all types of attractions that suit whatever mood you are in.
After a day of non-stop fun, head to the Andiamo Steakhouse to enjoy a stellar dining experience with options that are made from scratch every day, using the freshest ingredients. Or head to Barry’s Downtown Prime for some surf and turf, cozy cocktails, and vintage vibes! If you are craving a meal that is more lowkey, check out the Circa Resort & Casino, they have everything from BBQ to Pan-Asian. After a long night out, grab yourself a hot dog smothered in chili sauce at American Coney Island, which is open 24 hours.
Las Vegas is known for its energetic nightlife, so finding a place to party or somewhere to enjoy a nice drink has endless possibilities. If you are looking for a place for some great drinks and views, we suggest heading over to the Legacy Club. This premier cocktail lounge is on the rooftop of the Circa having a stunning panoramic view of all of Las Vegas. If heights aren’t your thing, head indoors and go visit Vegas Vickie’s cocktail lounge for vintage vibes that feel like they just came out of an 80’s movie.
Fremont Street is where all the action takes place! Located here are the D Bar and OneBar, where there are amazing drinks and entertaining bartenders. Vegas is also notorious for its sports betting and gambling scene, and it wouldn’t be right if there weren’t some of the coolest sports bars located here. From BarCanada®, a bar designed as an ode to Canadian sports, to the Overhang Bar that watches over the world’s largest sportsbook, you can watch your favorite sports team play with a lively crowd.
If you can’t choose just one bar, try a Downtown Las Vegas bar crawl to try a variety of bars in just one night!
Gambling in Vegas is a must. Even if you aren’t a master poker player, there are thousands of games that anyone can do! Like at the D Las Vegas Casino, they have everything from slot machines to table games. Whether you want to gamble or not, the Circa Las Vegas Sportsbook is a must-see. Having the largest sportsbook screen in history, you can enjoy 3 levels of sports betting action happening on a 78-million pixel HD screen! Or if you want to have fun in the sun, you can head outside to their new Stadium Swim® area to gamble and swim.
From concerts to comedy shows, Vegas has it all! Based on the time frame that you plan to visit, there are most likely shows or entertainment you can get tickets to. However, there are many shows and live events that occur daily! Head to the Fremont Street Experience and grab a drink to enjoy the Viva Vision Light Show. Look up anytime from 6 PM to 2 AM and watch the world’s largest digital screen display some mind-blowing visuals play with the music. The Bellagio Water Show is another daily show that is put on in front of the famous Bellagio hotel located on the Strip. Featuring choreographed lights and music that flow with the fountains is such an amazing sight, especially at night. Plus, both of these iconic displays are free to the public!
Staying for 48 in Vegas is a whirlwind of an experience, and it’s definitely worth it. Use these tips to plan an epic weekend you will never forget. When planning your trip, be sure to book a room at the D Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas to be near everything you’d like to do during your 2-day trip.