Enjoy an open bar on the High Roller
If there's one touristy thing that every tourist and local alike should do in Las Vegas, it's a spin on the High Roller. You'll spend 30-40 minutes on the world's tallest observation wheel -- not to be confused with a "Ferris" wheel, because you can actually stand up and walk around in this thing. And if you want to spend a few extra bucks, you can even arrange a private bartender to serve drinks throughout your rotation. It's well worth the extra expense, since everything in Vegas is better with a drink -- and a great view. At the highest point, you'll be 550 feet in the air, offering perfect sight lines of the Strip, airport, surrounding valley, and pretty much all of Las Vegas.
Say goodbye to the Monte Carlo and welcome the Park MGM
After lots of talk and lots of construction, the Monte Carlo will officially transform into the Park MGM on April 30. The arrival of Eataly and the Nomad hotel-within-a-hotel are still months away, but for now, you can book a renovated suite, check out the new pool decks, or just roam the casino lobby and appreciate how much better everything looks. If you get hungry, head to the outdoor garden patio at Primrose or the stylish dining room at Bavette's Steakhouse.