Let’s step it up a notch with some luxury experiences that show off the ultra glam side of Las Vegas. In this city of excess, well-heeled travelers can spend their winnings in style, by driving exotic supercars around a world-class track at a venue where celebrities frequent. Or, those who prefer to fly a little higher can take an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, not forgetting to stop on the way for a champagne lunch. Golfers are in manicured paradise, at the man-made stretches of Lego-green golf courses situated right in luxurious hotels. And, speaking of luxurious hotels, when on a trip like this, one must stay in the crème de la crème accommodation - perhaps an awe-inspiring villa at Aria or Mandalay Bay?
Race your dream cars at this world-class track. Drive a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin or Audi around the infamous Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Visitors who prefer to have a chauffeur on their vroom-vroom experience can enlist one of their professional racers to handle the wheel while they sit shotgun. It might not be cheap, but it’ll tide you over nicely until you can afford a super car of your own! Celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez have been known to come down for a drive.
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Often, the best view of Las Vegas is from the sky. Visitors can take a helicopter tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and see the sights from a new perspective. Perfect for dates, family adventures, special occasions and even proposals, there’s always an excuse to jump on a scenic flight with Serenity Helicopters. The Sky Dancer Landing & Picnic tour even takes you to the Grand Canyon to enjoy a champagne picnic lunch.
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Sky Villa is not just a catchy name, it’s an understatement of what this place is. The penthouse suites of the Aria Resort range from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet and offer panoramic Vegas landscape at the feet of whoever can afford it. The top Sky Villa is a two-story impeccably designed pad that comes complete with its own bar, gym, hair salon and steam and sauna rooms. Fixtures and fittings are, of course, top of the range, so expect the works, including marble floors and floor to ceiling windows.
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Located within the 11-acre Mandalay Beach complex are luxury private cabanas with their own decks just above Mandalay Bay’s adult’s only, "European-style" lounge area. These cabanas can accommodate up to 16 people and complete with an mp3 docking station, a 50 inch LCD TV, wet bar, private restrooms, changing stations and a semi-private pool (shared with the next cabana over). However, should villa guests get bored of lounging on the deck with one eye on the topless babes below and one eye on the game, they also have access to the hotel facilities, which include a casino, three private swimming pools, a few whirlpools, a lazy river ride and a full sand beach.
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Las Vegas might be in the middle of a desert, but money can make even green grass sprout. This Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course cost $40 million to sculpt and the end product is a gorgeous green oasis with pine trees, towering waterfalls, serene creeks and gardens. Access was once quite restrictive but these days, all members of MGM Resorts International have this peaceful respite to beg off to before a day of hitting the concrete.
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