Traveling to Las Vegas? Here are some ideas for health and wellness while traveling

If you are looking for a weekend in the USA and a place to enjoy world-class entertainment and dining, swim in fabulous pools, relax in wonderful spas and yes, play, if you want – a short getaway to Las Vegas might be an option if that’s in your budget.

With a trip to Vegas, you can fly direct from dozens of US cities and arrive on a Thursday night or Friday, then fly home Sunday night or Monday.

The Las Vegas Strip is, of course, the mainstay of Vegas.

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But whether that’s your interest or not, Vegas offers something for everyone.

Interestingly, Las Vegas topped the list of popular cities for travel in July, with daily diner numbers up an average of 35.7% from July 2019, according to Open Table data.

If you’re traveling to Sin City, here’s how to incorporate a healthy approach.

Almost every resort in Las Vegas has a well-equipped spa, and when you book a spa appointment, you usually have access to spa facilities, which include tranquility pools, steam rooms, dry spas, and locker rooms. .

The Waldorf Astoria Spa in Las Vegas, a gambling-free upscale property, is worth considering.

It’s a sprawling retreat above the noisy street of Las Vegas.

Dream services include exclusive massages, facials, body treatments and more.

After your spa experience, consider making a reservation at the Waldorf Astoria Tea Room, which is a delicious and wholesome experience.

Another idea is the Spa at Wynn Las Vegas, which offers guests flexible and customizable treatments as part of the spa experience.

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At the Venetian Resort, one more idea, each room is a suite. You will have a bedroom and also a living room and a large bathroom. It’s a place to spread out and enjoy some downtime. The Venetian Resort’s central location and value are hard to beat. Plus, the famed Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian Resort lives up to its well-deserved hype.

You probably won’t have a bad meal in Las Vegas; there is every type of cuisine you can imagine. Entertainment icon Martha Stewart even opened her first restaurant, The Bedford, at the Paris Las Vegas hotel.

If you’re focused on wellness and healthy eating, here are some other fine dining experiences you might want to consider.

Giada at the Cromwell. Named after celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, this welcoming spot offers a healthy brunch.

You’ll enjoy nutritious options like the colossal shrimp cocktail, gourmet frittatas, innovative main-course salads and divine homemade pasta.

Pick up at Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Located in one of Las Vegas’ finest resorts, Harvest not only offers a glass-walled open kitchen, but also vegan dishes, organic poultry, fire-grilled steaks, and plenty of fresh appetizers.

The farm-to-table experience is enhanced by a sommelier to curate the wine selection.

To start an evening on a fun note, before dinner, consider attending the first show of “American’s Got Talent Live” at the nearby Luxor Hotel & Casino; then take a quick taxi to Bellagio for dinner.

Crossroads at Resorts World. This completely “plant-based” fine dining restaurant is a dream for vegans, but also a great choice for all other types of customers.

Some creative signature dishes include stuffed zucchini flowers, interesting pizzas and pastas.

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The restaurant also offers homemade plant-based sausages and delicious salads and appetizers. By the way, the Resorts World Theater is located right next to the hall.

AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD, at the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Located high above Las Vegas, this elegant restaurant is perched 800 feet above the city. It rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes.

The menu highlights are the steaks and seafood.

While at The Strat, catch the mentalist show “Banachek: Mind Games,” an hour-long experience of interactive fun.

Estiatorio Milos at the Venetian Resort. The dining experience at this gourmet restaurant is sublime and beyond healthy.

Seafood is flown in daily from Europe; you’ll feel like you’re on a Greek vacation while dining here. Next to the open kitchen is a fish market, the source of signature dishes.

There’s a raw bar to start with, if you’re interested; then choose a generous fresh salad with Greek influences. Also, the entrees are superb. Recommendations include grilled whole fish – or, if you prefer meat, lamb chops or filet mignon are excellent choices.

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The service is impeccable and when you leave Milos you will feel like you have eaten well.

After dinner, try the gondola ride at the Venetian Resort, which takes less than 15 minutes and is charming and fun.

The rock face of the Venetian Resort. If your goal is to push your body and mind, scaling the 40-foot indoor rock face might be for you. Shoes and helmets are provided.

Indoor skydiving in Vegas. Adventure seekers can try an experience that simulates the free-fall feeling of skydiving. It’s a controlled setting with a trampoline floor and padded walls.

Lake Mead. Jhe largest reservoir in the United States, it is best known for the Hoover Dam. Outdoor recreational activities include boating and horseback riding; it’s about 40 miles from Las Vegas. (Given lower water levels and ongoing drought, Lake Mead National Recreation Area encourages visitors to plan ahead and stay informed, according to the National Park Service. Be sure to check current conditions and alerts.)

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Explore the great outdoors with hiking trails and enjoy natural wildlife.

Reserve of sources. Just three miles from Las Vegas, this attraction features 180 acres of botanical gardens, walking trails, wildlife habitats and more. The Preserve is an idea for a detour from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip.

As with any planned trip, call ahead and do your due diligence regarding your destination before making reservations and arrangements.

Fox News Digital’s Kerry J. Byrne contributed to this article.

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