You’ve got a birthday coming up and have already made the good call of choosing Vegas for a destination celebration. However, Sin City can be a bit daunting, with all its flashy lights, hundreds of shows and other cultural activities to choose from that might increase the stress levels even more! If you’re looking for fun plans, but can’t bear to go through the countless activities offered on the Strip every night, we’ve rounded up a list of entertaining birthday ideas to celebrate your special day.
All you have to do is think of getting the birthday cake. From party bus crawls and glitzy vaudeville shows to enthralling hike trails and relaxing massages, these foolproof birthday plans suit every interest. So, put on a party hat and here’s to you!
Let’s be honest, if you’re in Vegas, it’s almost an unwritten rule to celebrate your special day drinking refreshing cocktails and partying all night long. And there ain’t no party like a Party Bus Crawl party, the ultimate night out experience that takes you to some of the hottest spots in the city.
You’ll depart on the Strip and ride a fully-decked out party bus that will take you to fierce venues and popular spots with VIP perks, as you sip on complimentary drinks. We can’t think of a better birthday idea to start your celebrations and see where the night takes you!
📍 Las Vegas Strip
This isn’t something you can do every time you’re in Vegas, because most of these places are pretty pricey. But then again, it’s not any other day, it’s your birthday! Live your best lux life with your loved ones at the most glamorous and dazzling restaurants curated by iconic celebrity chefs you’ve seen on TV.
From Gordon Ramsay’s six restaurants and Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian-inspired “Giada” to one of the most celebrated French chefs in the world, Guy Savoy’s namesake restaurant and Bazaar Meat by extravagant Spanish chef José Andrés—there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from, all specialized in different cuisines and flavor profiles.
📍 Various locations across Vegas
Unless you have horrible vertigo and acrophobia, visit The STRAT, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the US! Make your way up to the observation decks and enjoy breathtaking views of Sin City. If you dare, try the thrill ride tickets that will take you to new heights, literally!
Do you feel like getting a taste of Big Shot, a catapult ride that fires you 160 feet into the air? Or perhaps Insanity, a claw-like metal arm that spins you over the side of the building? If this isn’t enough, take the X-Scream, a rollercoaster that threatens to shoot you over the edge. You can also toast to your special day at 108 Drinks, the highest bar in Vegas; that is, if you make it out alive…
📍 The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd
The legendary Laugh Factory that first opened its doors in 1979 on Sunset Boulevard in LA, expanded to Vegas in 2012 after the renovation of the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. It’s become an important comedy institution on the strip boasting A-list performers as well as rising starts of stand-up with two shows per evening. If you’re looking for a fun birthday idea, laughing with hilarious jokes by the hottest stand-up comedians in the business truly can’t be beat.
📍 Laugh Factory, 3801 South Las Vegas Boulevard
This next one goes to all adrenaline junkies that have always dreamt of driving a sleek and irresistible Ferrari. I mean, talk about indulging your deepest desires on your special day. Zoom around a heart-pounding 1.2-mile racetrack full of hairpin bends and double-apex corners. Valid ID and US driver’s license are required to participate and remember to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes to better tap into your inner pro driver.
📍 14200 S Las Vegas Boulevard
6. Plan a day trip to a top destination with stunning views
Another exciting birthday idea, take a trip to some of the most iconic landmarks in Nevada and beyond and escape the constant stimuli of Neon City. You don’t have to go on full party mode for your b-day. Instead, explore the legendary Hoover Dam, Arizona Joshua Tree Forest, Horseshoe Bend Overlook, Bryce Canyon and Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Soak in the stunning views and marvel at the magnificence of these natural parks for a day.
Treat yourself to a private 60-minute session at this deeply relaxing couples massage at Star Foot Spa. For anyone that wants to have an intimate birthday with that special someone, this is the best plan to alleviate all your stress and leave you feeling invigorated and ready to take on the day. With two 40 Licensed Massage Therapists, you can choose a female or male masseur; whatever makes you more comfortable.
📍 3455 S Durango Dr #109
For those of you that love puzzles, clues and scavenger hunts, this next one’s for you. Release your adventurous inner self and find storied casinos, glittering signs and brand new cultural attractions in Downtown Las Vegas. Each player chooses an interactive role and while answering trivia questions and solving challenges, you’ll discover the city’s hidden gems with Let’s Roam.
📍 200 N Main St
An equally moving and energizing way to spend your birthday is by attending an intimate concert paying tribute to some of the most iconic artists in music history. As you sit in a breathtaking setting enveloped in the warm glow of hundreds of twinkling candles, you can revisit familiar tunes, performed by world-class classically trained musicians. This season, you can expect to hear the powerful scores of film composer Hans Zimmer and heart-warming holiday classics including “The Nutcracker”.
📍 The Industrial, 2330 South Industrial Road
There’s no business like show business and if you’re in Vegas celebrating your birthday weekend, you can’t skip a visit to a vaudeville show. Vegas! The Show is a dazzling experience that perfectly embodies the glitz and glamor of the city and show business.
With a number of incredible acts, including out-of-this-world singers, dancers, vaudeville pantomimes, acrobatics, and magicians that pay tributes to legends like the Rat Pack, Elvis, and Tina Turner, you’ll be left in awe of the talent and stardom that are the performers, taking to the stage every night at the Saxe Theater.
📍 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #454A
Say you’re tired of the flashy lights and the many distractions of the city and you want to enter a serene oasis without leaving the Strip. At the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at Caesars, you can experience the beautiful creatures in all their glory as they roam in the relaxing four-acre gardens complete with meandering streams, waterfalls, exotic birds, turtles and fish.
If you’re celebrating your birthday with your family and bringing the little ones as well, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in a calm atmosphere that is fun for the whole family. And best of all, entrance is free!
📍 3555 Las Vegas Boulevard S
With 42,000 square feet of electrifying live music and action, the legendary Hard Rock Café seems like a no brainer when choosing a bar for your festivities. Tantalize your taste buds with a mouth-watering 2-3 course meal inspired by American cuisine and wash it all down with a sensational drink that will refresh your senses. If you like iconic hard rock tunes and American classics, why not combine the two and have an epic evening at Hard Rock Café?
📍 3771 Las Vegas Blvd S #120
Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, but in the early 2000s, the city seemed to have lost some if its charm. Cue 2002 when the city created an entertainment district from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson.
With six vibrant blocks full of side-walk cafes, bustling bars, cocktail lounges, lively entertainment and special eateries, Fremont East is an amazing spot to spend the day and explore all the local businesses. Don’t forget to snap a few pictures of your celebration with the bright neon signs and interesting art installations in the background to always remember your special day.
📍 Las Vegas, NV 89101