Las Vegas is a non-stop party—and many people understandably don’t like showing up to parties alone. So this begs the question: Can you visit Las Vegas as a solo traveler and actually have fun? The answer is yes! Las Vegas is what you make of it. The city may be a party, but you’re definitely on the guest list—and no plus-one is required.
Whether you’re here for a conference and want to take in the sights when you’re not trekking across the trade show floor or you’ve always wanted to visit but your friends aren’t down to make the pilgrimage with you, you can have a great time. Still feeling nervous about visiting Las Vegas alone? Follow these tips and plan your perfect solo vacation accordingly:
Go to a Museum
Museums in Las Vegas are a great activity for solo travelers. If you feel like a nightclub or restaurant is too overwhelming without a sidekick, head to the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, the Mob Museum, Atomic Testing Museum, Neon Museum, or one of many other museums in Las Vegas. Some (like the Neon Museum) even offer tours, which is a good way to meet other travelers.
Sit at the Bar
Mingling solo or hitting the dance floor at a nightclub doesn’t always come easy to solo travelers (unless you’re the extroverted type, in which case, go for it). Sitting at the bar, on the other hand, lets you enjoy a great cocktail while chatting with the bartender and anyone seated nearby. Sitting at the bar is also a great option for dining alone. While it is 100 percent cool to dine solo at a table, not everyone is comfortable with that. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the many, many incredible culinary offerings in Las Vegas. Simply sit at the bar and enjoy your meal there.
Go to the Spa
In many ways, a trip to the spa is actually better as a solo traveler. You can enjoy a massage treatment, hit the sauna, get a facial, and totally unwind by yourself. There are several spas to choose from depending on what hotel your staying at including the Mandara Spa at Planet Hollywood, Spa Mandalay at Mandalay Bay, The Spa at Aria or the Bellagio Spa & Salon.
Hang Out by a Pool That Isn’t a Dayclub
Again, if you’re extroverted, partying in a crowd of people might be just what you like even when you’re alone. For the rest of us, a wild dayclub isn’t always the best solo adventure in Vegas. Look for pools that offer a more lounge-like or family-friendly experience instead of a dayclub party and then relax with a novel and a cocktail. Great pools for this include the ones at Caesars Palace, Bellagio, and the Mirage.
Order Room Service
Just about every hotel in Las Vegas offers 24-hour room service—and it’s a far cry from the microwaved fare you might be forced to order from room service menus in less cool cities. From all-day breakfast and filet mignon to sushi and champagne, Las Vegas room service is often just as good as going out to eat. Get a room with a great view, order room service, and enjoy a gourmet dinner while you watch the sunset.
Yes, It’s Okay to Travel Solo in Vegas
Seriously, no one is judging you for visiting Las Vegas alone. No one is really side-eyeing anyone for doing anything in Las Vegas. Much like Planet Fitness, it is a judgment free zone. The only rule for visiting Las Vegas—whether it’s solo or in a group—is to do whatever you think is fun. If that means going to a restaurant, checking out a show, hitting up a pool party, or just chilling in your room, it’s all about doing Vegas the way you want to!