Vegas always promises gambling and a good time, but the best trip to Vegas combines both of those with a little R&R. Below we feature two relaxing alternatives to traditional Vegas resorts, perfect for couples—or even families—looking for a little fun (and rest!) under the desert sun.
Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa brings travelers away from the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip to the tranquil and breathtaking Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The 800-room property boasts desert-inspired architecture and textures like stunning crystals, exotic woods, and red sandstone, personifying the natural landscape on the resort’s exterior. Here are five resort perks you’ll love:
The Sandbar Pool: Lavish rooftop with inviting music and gorgeous views of Red Rock Canyon. Order a fresh Cucumber Breeze cocktail and lounge via plush cabana. Who needs to gamble when there’s endless sunshine outside?
The Spa at Red Rock by Well and Being offers mountainside treatments and therapeutic practices. Highlights include sumptuous body treatments, massages, healing therapies, facials and medical guidance through certified professionals.
Outdoor Adventures: The resort is located on the edge of Red Rock Canyon, which encompasses 195,819 acres within the Mojave Desert. While staying at the resort, guests have access to hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and bike riding through the Adventure Spa.
Butler Service: Celebrities and high rollers trust the resort’s team of butlers with everything from their private flights to the contents of their safe, the scent and music choice in their suite, and even their specific flavor of toothpaste.
Wellness: Begin the day with inspiration from the mountainous desert and get moving. The resort offers Wall Yoga, guided meditation, TRX, In-Trinity Board Class, WellFit, along with more traditional movement and group exercise classes like yoga, spinning, Latin beat and total body conditioning.
The Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean-inspired retreat far from the maddening tourist crowds yet close to the Las Vegas Strip and in the vicinity of several golf courses and cultural attractions. With a range of suites elegantly furnished and spacious, the standard rooms are about 100 square feet larger than average rooms on the Strip. Four resort highlights include:
Sand Bottom Pool: In the property’s spacious backyard, head to The Pond which has an incredible sand bottom and nearby beach with private cabanas, a poolside café and a Mediterranean-style lounge. The upbeat atmosphere is also perfect for outdoor concerts and pool parties during the spring and summer months.
Design: Prominently positioned on eight lush acres, the resort’s architecture and surrounding elements offer the feeling of a Mediterranean villa. The lobby has an elegant ambiance akin to European manor houses of centuries past.
Dining: Within the resort is the variety of dining options including the finest in gastronomy at Hank’s, a steakhouse known for its impeccable service and high-quality prime cuts of beef. Another favorite among guests is Tides Oyster Bar, where the seafood is fresh and served with New Orleans spirit.
Spa: Equipped with an indoor lap pool, a steam room and a gym this lavish facility offers a variety of delightful experiences in addition to a menu of massages and body treatments— like the Watermelon Sugar Scrub, an exfoliating treatment.
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