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10/01/2014 12:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
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6 Major Reasons Why You Should Do Business In Vegas

It’s a no-brainer that Las Vegas is great for business: the city averages 320 days of sunshine per year, can play host to both a 100,000-person convention as well as a night out with your clients, and is super-accessible from anywhere in the world.

This has made Vegas the second busiest city in the United States for business travelers.

But just because you are in Vegas for business doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time for fun, as well. With this in mind, we’ve partnered with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to bring you a guide to ensure that you, your coworkers, and your most prized clients are getting the full Vegas experience from day to night.

1. The Strip has a ton of fine-dining restaurants that cater to big groups, whether you're talking business or kicking back.

picasso restaurant

Picasso
Website
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Located at The Bellagio, this restaurant boasts a world-renowned chef and more than 1,500 bottles of wine to choose from. Executive Chef Julian Serrano is a 13-time recipient of the AAA Five Diamond Award. That’s no small feat!

CarneVino
Website
3325 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

You're sure to find a delicious meal at this Mario Batali steakhouse located at The Palazzo.

2. The entertainment doesn’t have to end at dinner.

blue man group

Cirque du Soleil
There is truely a Cirque show for every taste. Check out “Zarkana” to see how well rock music and acrobatics complement each other.

Zarkana at ARIA
Website
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89158

Blue Man Group is the perfect, client-friendly show to cap off (or start!) your evening.

Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
Website
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Broadway shows
Las Vegas is a main stop for touring Broadway shows. “Jersey Boys” is currently playing at the Paris Hotel and Casino, and “Wicked” and “Pippin” are set to begin later this year at the Smith Center.

Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
Website
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Smith Center
Website
361 Symphony Park Ave
Las Vegas, NV, 89102

Concerts and dance performances
If your clients aren't as into musicals, Donny and Marie Osmond and Jabbawockeez, winner of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” have ongoing shows on the Strip. And don't forget other shows like Smokey Robinson's "Human Nature: The Motown Show."

Donny and Marie Osmond at Flamingo Las Vegas
Website
3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jabbawockeez at Luxor Hotel and Casino
Website
3900 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Smokey Robinson's "Human Nature: The Motown Show" at The Venetian Las Vegas
Website
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

3. You can take your meetings out of the conference room and onto the golf course.
Las Vegas is home to over 50 golf courses, so there’s certainly a type of course for every skill level.

golf course

Wolf Course at Las Vegas Paiute
Website
10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89124

This is the longest golf course in Nevada, measuring at 7,604 yards.

Royal Links Golf Club
Website
5995 E. Vegas Valley Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89121

This incredibly challenging course is modeled after 11 different courses used in the British Open.

4. If golf isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the outdoors.

linq las vegas

The LINQ
Website
3545 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Head to the LINQ, an outdoor plaza where you can eat, shop, and even do a little people watching. End your journey at the High Roller observation wheel for an unforgettable bird's-eye-view of the Strip and surrounding area.

5. If you're with a bunch of thrill-seekers, you can race exotic cars around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

racing

Exotics Car Racing
Website
6925 Speedway Blvd C-105
Las Vegas, NV 89115

At Exotics Car Racing, you can rent luxury cars like Porsches and Aston Martins. Where else will you be able to channel your inner James Bond?

6. But don't worry if high speeds aren't your thing.

brooklyn bowl

Brooklyn Bowl
Website
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Head to Brooklyn Bowl for a some bowling action. Once you're all bowl-ed out, you can catch a show and eat delicious fried chicken from the geniuses at Blue Ribbon. See? Vegas really does have something for everyone.

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