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How do you do Vegas? If you want to do Las Vegas Aria-style, prepare yourself for luxury, delicious cuisine, pampering, and incredible nightlife. I recently got a chance to experience Aria during one of the most plush press trips I've ever experienced. Don't get too jealous, though, you could win a getaway at Aria, too! The Aria How We Vegas Sweepstakes comes with all sorts of incredible touches, like two nights in an Aria Sky Suite, cabana and $300 pool credit, $500 Aria dining credit, $300 spa credit, two tickets to Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, and a special welcome amenity from Jean Philippe Patisserie. Drooling yet?

Aria Sky Suite sunset view, bath tub, bedroom and living area in Las Vegas

Aria Sky Suite sunset view, bath tub, bedroom and living area (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Two nights in an Aria Sky Suite

Among the largest rooms on the Las Vegas Strip, the Sky Suites at Aria boast over 1,000 square feet of space. Expect a separate living area, a bedroom with an incredible view of the strip, and a swanky bathroom with crazy touches like a heated toilet seat and a television in the bathroom vanity. Set your automatic curtains to open in the morning for a pleasant way to ease into the day.

Lots of action at the Aria pool in Las Vegas

Lots of action at the Aria pool in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Cabana + $300 Pool Credit

The pools at Aria Resort & Spa are lovely, but lazing poolside in a cabana is the best way to do Vegas, especially if visiting during the summer when temperatures often reach triple digits. Watch the game or your favorite shows from your cushy lounge chair on a 42-inch LCD TV while you keep cool with a ceiling fan and water misters. Your fridge will be stocked with non-alcoholic beverages but you can use your pool credit to keep the cocktails flowing.

Samplings of food from Jean-Georges Steakhouse, Julian Serano Tapas, and Five50 at Aria

Samplings of food from Jean-Georges Steakhouse, Julian Serano Tapas, and Five50 at Aria (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

$500 Aria Dining Credit

Where do I begin? Let me start with one of the best meals I've ever had in my entire life. (And I've had some awesome meals!) It was at Jean-Georges Steakhouse. Go for the six-course Signature Tasting Menu, which starts with Osetra caviar served with lemon gelee, creme fraiche and fresh dill, and continues to delight course after course.

Five50 Pizza Bar provides a decidedly more casual feel along with scrumptious pies and salads. Julian Serrano, the Spanish restaurant at Aria offers up tapas and paella in a bright, modern setting. (Be sure to check out their rainbow-tiled bathrooms!) There's also Sage (serving up artisanal American cuisine), Lemongrass (for Thai cuisine), the Buffet (offering all-you-can-eat AND all-you-can-drink), and several other Aria dining options on-site, including room service and Starbucks (for those who need their java fix).

Hot tubs at the Aria Spa and Salon

Hot tubs at the Aria Spa and Salon (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

$300 Spa Credit

Every day should start with a spa treatment if you ask me! I was treated to a Gemstone Facial at the Aria Spa and Salon, during which my face was treated like royalty with a special serum infused with micronized diamonds.

The large, modern gym next door is complimentary to Aria guests and looks out onto the pool, providing incentive to work off your extra Las Vegas calories. I recommend signing up for the Indoor Hike (for an additional fee)—a one-hour art tour/work out that gets your heart pumping while you learn about the artwork in and near the Aria.

Zarkana provides a taste of several types of Cirque du Soleil shows, all rolled into one

Zarkana provides a taste of several types of Cirque du Soleil shows, all rolled into one (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Two tickets to Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

Zarkana is a Cirque du Soleil sampler of sorts, featuring an array of Cirque acts like acrobatics, high wire, jugglers (seven balls at once!), and trapeze artists. “Movers” dressed in outlandish white costumes and speaking “Cirquish” (gibberish) provide comic relief between breath-holding stunts.

The Aria's Jean Philippe Patisserie chocolates are as delicious as they are beautiful

Jean Philippe Patisserie chocolates are as delicious as they are beautiful (Photo credit: Aria Resort & Spa)

A Special Welcome Amenity from Jean Philippe Patisserie

As delicious as they are beautiful, the chocolates and pastries at Jean Philippe Patisserie at Aria are works of art. In fact, the pastry shop's giant sculpture made entirely of chocolate, is included on the Inside Hike art tour. If you can resist temptation, take your goodies home for a sweet souvenir of your stay at Aria Resort & Casino.

Enter to win the Aria How We Vegas Sweepstakes

Click here to enter the Aria How We Vegas Sweepstakes now! Total prize value is $3,350. Must be 21+ and a legal resident of the U.S. to enter.  Giveaway ends November 15, 2014. See additional rules.

Aria How We Vegas Sweepstakes - Giveaway includes two nights in an Aria Sky Suite, $500 Dining Credit, $300 Spa Credit, Cabana and $300 Pool Credit, Two Tickets to Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil and a Welcome Gift from Jean Philippe Patisserie.
What's your favorite thing about Las Vegas—the shows, the pools, the casinos, the spas, the food or something else? Let us know in the comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: MGM hosted my stay at Aria Resort & Casino. I was not compensated for this post, nor was I required to share information about the Aria How We Vegas Sweepstakes. 

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments

  1. mike reitsma says:

    It’s all about the pools

  2. My favorite thing about Las Vegas is the food, followed closely by the spas. This Aria package sounds DIVINE.

  3. Best vacations says:

    Las Vegas is the one of the best places in the world to enjoy ones leisure time.The environment and food of Les Vegas is very good and yummy.The packages are also suitable for everyone.

  4. Abby of Baby Birds Farm says:

    My favorite part of Vegas is the food and fine dining. People watching is a close second.

  5. We are going to Vegas tomorrow actually. I’m taking my daughter to see the Blue Man Group. People watching is one of my favorite things to do though.

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