A night of revelry and excess in Sin City is the ultimate farewell you could give to a bro. Don’t believe me, just check out all the travel sites that rate Las Vegas as the number one bachelor party destination in the country.
Judging from decades of Vegas bachelor party flicks — from Swingers to Think Like A Man Too –, a Vegas bachelor party can be insane for better and worse. You want nothing but the best for your buddies, of course.
Here’s how to plan an epic bachelor party in Vegas, such like the one in The Hangover, but without the mishaps — hopefully.
1. Book a stay at a Luxury hotel
The “wolfpack” speech on the roof of Caesars Palace is an unparalleled classic moment in cinema. You need your own moment, at the Caesars or elsewhere. Suites in Las Vegas range from the affordable Tropicana to the high-end crib suites at the Venetian to the refined penthouses of the Bellagio.
Regardless of the price-range or the amenities you are looking for, you will want to reserve early — at least 3 months in advance. Do plenty of research online for deals and to make sure everything works with your guests, the flights, etc.
2. Get around with style
Unless you road tripped to Sin City in the groom-to-be’s father-in-law’s Mercedes convertible, you need a decent ride to get around in style. The obvious choice to accommodate your wolfpack would be a limo rental. You could arrange for a single destination ride from the airport to your hotel, with plenty of time to sip down a bottle of champagne.
Single-destination rides are much cheaper than all-night rentals. Besides, most attractions are on the Strip in walking distance one from the other. Plus, should you really want to go all out, put on your fancy suits and rent exotic cars.
3. Hang out with celebs
Should you come back to your suite to find Mike Tyson’s tiger, just remember: tigers love pepper; they hate cinnamon. But if you don’t get the chance to meet Mike in person, just know that there are plenty of places in Vegas great for people-spotting with a chance of bumping into David Guetta.
The two sleek towers of the Cosmopolitan have everything you need for people-watching, with top-class nightlife, dining, and boutique shopping venues. Clubbers would love to spend time at the EastSide Lounge at Encore — within Wynn. As for dining spots, grab a table — if you can — at Mon Ami Gabi or the Patio Bar at Four Queens.
4. Make your own experiences
If there is anything to learn from two decades of Vegas Bachelor party movies it’s that things never really go as planned. That is expected and what makes the trip so epic. Don’t overplan your stay and just let things happen — as long as they don’t get out of hand.
You are looking for the party? Head to one of Sin City’s top party hotels and nightlife venues. Meet and mingle with other partygoers at the Hakkasan at the MGM Grand, the Tao or the XS. During the day, stay hydrated sipping cocktails at the craziest pool parties in town. There is much to see and do in Vegas. Luckily, what happens here is said to stay right here!
5. Do not lose the bachelor
Yes, I know in the Hangover, they lost the bachelor and ended up also losing teeth, trashing fancy cars, and going through a whole lot of mishaps. You don’t want that, do you? Stir clear of the most regrettable bachelor party mistakes, and enjoy your last night of freedom to the fullest.