For those who love epic events, there's no better place to spend Memorial Day weekend than in Las Vegas, where locals, visitors and celebrities alike will congregate to revel in five straight days of parties at nightclubs and beach clubs, concerts, bull-riding events and much more. That's because in Sin City, the holiday weekend starts Thursday.
Below are just a few suggestions for what to do in this top destination for the holiday weekend. Wherever you go, don't forget to check for last-minute specials on drinks, day passes and other goodies.
This list is by no means exhaustive; it should merely whet your appetite for the dozens of concerts, parties and other events that highlight all the glam Vegas has to offer this coming weekend (and don't miss these hotel deals). For so many, Memorial Day marks the start of summer -- so why not kick it off in Vegas?
Thursday: At 10 p.m., Method Man and Redman will play at the Foxtail Pool Club, a glam venue in the heart of the hotel SLS Las Vegas (tickets start at $20). Or you can check out the album release party for Steve Aoki's Neon Future II, which dropped last week, at the prestigious Hakkassan Nightclub (Kanye West reportedly dined there Sunday).
Friday: If you can, rise and shine to hear Grammy-nominated DJ Morgan Page at the Daylight Beach Club at 11 a.m., or check out the dance party at Drai's Beach Club instead, or one of numerous other beach clubs and pool lounges throughout the city.
Take a break to eat and splurge on any of Las Vegas' fine dining establishments, from the lavish French restaurant Joel Robuchon to the equally highly rated Japanese venue, Raku. There are dozens of other places to consider, for every budget and taste, from Brazilian steakhouses to comforting American food.
Things will heat up again on the Strip come evening, with DJ Kaskade (he was one of two electronic artists on the main stage at Coachella) at XS at 9:30 p.m. Porter Robinson will play at Marquee at 10 p.m., and with a multitude of other DJs, artists (50 Cent at Drai's) and personalities (Khloé Kardashian at 10:30 p.m. at 1 OAK) gracing stages throughout the city, it will be hard to decide which event to attend.
Saturday: The party starts again at 10 a.m. at beach clubs, or you could check out the very first Cowboy Spring Break event at MGM Resorts Village, which features the world's best professional bull riders. Alternatively, Kesha will play at Rehab at 11 a.m. Tickets for that start at $50.
Spend the afternoon at the Mirage's Rhumbar, where you can try the new Captain America cocktail, inhale from an unlimited number of hookahs, and dance your heart out to the resident DJ's tunes. This party's final day starts at 4 p.m. Saturday and continues until 2 a.m. Sunday, but you can also go earlier in the week.
Sunday: As part of a long-lasting tour, the History of the Eagles, which kicked off in 2013, the Eagles are playing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday night. They're likely to play "Desperado," "Witchy Woman" and, of course, "Hotel California," the Los Angeles Times reports. If the Eagles are not your cup of tea, revered hip-hop artist Nas will perform at 10 p.m. at Marquee.
Monday: By Monday, you'd think things would be winding down, but not in Vegas -- David Guetta and Cash Cash are playing at beach and day clubs, respectively, before noon. Wrap up the weekend with Carnage, at Marquee, at 10 p.m., or with DJ Calvin Harris at Omnia.