The classic rock hit “Lick It Up” by KISS includes a simple instruction: “you gotta live like you’re on vacation.” Well, that’s what being a resident of Las Vegas is like. Millions visit our town every year to cash in their paid time-off — and hopefully a few casino chips — but there’s nothing quite like making the most of a locals discount and enjoying a staycation on the Strip. A few times a year, I leave home and take a quick drive to one of the city’s best resorts. Most are known for their suites, restaurants and nightclubs, but I especially enjoy the spas. Spending hours in a quiet retreat where I can receive a deep-tissue massage, sweat out the toxins in a steam room or just take a long soak in a hot tub is a treasured experience I will always appreciate.
That sense of pampering carries over to the best hotel rooms in Vegas, many of which have Jacuzzi-style hot tubs of their own. Whether you win or lose on the casino floor, nothing takes the edge off a long day of playing tourist then turning on the jets, heating up the water and relaxing with the lights turned down low. Invite someone special and you’ve mastered the formula for an intimate, romantic evening — all without the fuss of leaving your room or suite.
If this sounds good, make sure to choose the right accommodations. Some of the best hotel rooms in Las Vegas come with a Jacuzzi or hot tub. You just need to pick the one that’s right for you.