Gamble your life savings
Get hitched by a fake Elvis
Eat copious amounts of maki, pasta salad, prime rib and ice cream–all in the same buffet
Buy a condo on the Strip with your winnings and turn it into a Las Vegas vacation rental
Party with Mike Tyson, only to find his tiger in your bathroom
(Oh wait, that was a movie.)
Well, there’s another side of Sin City that singletons oft forget: the shopping. Yes, folks, there is life outside the casinos. From The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace to the Fashion Show (which hosts regular catwalk events), consumers can snag the best of the best in couture handbags, glitzy clubwear and casual and work gear from mainstream brands like The Limited, Kenneth Cole and Gap. And if you’re a bargain hunter, even better.
Several outlets are stationed in Vegas, including the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Outlet Center, which are more extensive than most disounters of their ilk. How many times have you been to an outlet emporium whose pride and joy seems to be the Nautica store? In Vegas, you’ll at least find fashions that belong to this decade–Ed Hardy and True Religion to name a few.
So in this season of spending, skip the blackjack table in favor of retail therapy. You’ll for sure be able to come home with goodies. The same won’t necessarily be said after a pull at the slot machines.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.