The best shows & attractions

Mac King Comedy show – It’s funny, exciting, amazing, & keeps you guessing the entire time. Best of all, it is one of the best values in Vegas. Find 2 for 1 tickets (occasionally) on Yelp.

Mac King Comedy show at Harrah's Casino in Las Vegas

Eiffel Tower Experience – Fantastic views at a fraction of the cost of the High Roller or helicopter rides. Views are great both day and night. 2 for 1 deals often offered on Groupon.

Fantastic sunset views of Vegas from the Eiffel Tower Experience

Pinball Museum Hall of Fame – It’s a bit off The Strip, but worth the drive. Get ready for nostalgia overload with hundreds of classic pinball machines from the 50’s-90’s. A total blast for fans of arcade and old-fashioned tech free fun. Just 25-50 cents a game means hours of fun for basically nothing – a great place to save a few bucks after indulging in pricey restaurants & attractions.

Old time pinball machines at the Las Vegas Pinball Museum
Classic pinball machines from the 50’s! Just 25 cents a game – talk about a bargain in a pricey area!

Dining & drinking in Vegas

Looking for a restaurant with fabulous views of The Strip?

Some of my favorite restaurants, which delight not only with stunning views, but also great food & service, are Nove Italian at The Palms, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris Hotel, and the Mandarin Oriental Tea Room. All of these offer the perfect setting for a romantic date or celebratory dinner.

NOVU Italian at the Palms in Las Vegas
Great view of the Palms sign and The Strip from Novu Italian at the Palms. Be sure to request a window seat for the best views!
Nice views of The Strip from the Eiffel Tower restaurant
Gorgeous views of The Strip and a front row ticket to the amazing Bellagio fountain show from the Eiffel Tower Restaurant!
Afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas
Tea with a view at the Mandarin Oriental!

Best coffee shops?

Skip the overwhelming chains and get a quality made espresso drink at Sambalatte, an amazing coffee shop right on the Strip near the Monte Carlo casino. Expertly made espresso drinks, a wonderful cozy ambiance, super friendly baristas, and a convenient Strip location make Sambalatte the perfect option for anyone who prefers to keep it local. If you are like me and hate burnt Starbucks coffee, you need to keep it local.

Sambalatte – a great coffee lounge alternative to picking up a coffee to go from a chain like Starbucks.

Americano at Sambalatte in Las Vegas NV
A perfectly made Americano at Sambalatte.

Update: The Monte Carlo location has closed. However, there is another location in Boca Park.

Best place for a drink?

Definitely the Mandarin Oriental bar, which features tremendous views of The Strip in an elegant, trendy setting. For those avoiding alcohol (a good idea in a dry desert climate), a delicious variety of loose leaf teas are available. And if you are looking for more of a party atmosphere, the best nightclubs are Tao at The Venetian and XS at the Wynn Encore.

Amazing views of The Strip from the Mandarin Bar in Vegas
Drinks with a view at the Mandarin Bar. Great pricing, great views, & great service – what more could you ask for?!