Gay Las Vega Las Vegas City Guide

Curation by Yasmina Rodríguez, words by Laura Tucker

A dazzling den of vice and decadence at the base of the Mojave Desert, penned in by mountain ranges on all sides, is Nevada’s capital Las Vegas. While blinking neon signs advertise big-budget shows and dice-jingling high rollers take five at swanky restaurants, Las Vegas’ desert setting, on the doorstep of The Grand Canyon, allows visitors to balance debauchery with appreciation of its unrivalled natural wonders. Uncaged and sprawling, Las Vegas’ vibrant districts warrant days of exploration, by helicopter, from the rooftop infinity pool or on foot at strip level. Non-judgemental and inclusive with a young nightlife scene taking much advantage of the pink dollar, Vegas is an LGBTQ+ dream. In addition to liberal laws, Pride week celebrations and a gay rodeo, the city pack numerous gay icons onto its stages, including big names like Celine Dion, Elton John, Britney Spears and even Lady Gaga. Wanna know what to do in Las Vegas? Let our definitive Las Vegas gay travel guide give you the lowdown.

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The best hotels in Las Vegas

When it comes to over-the-top luxury, Las Vegas has accommodation options in reams. We’ve put together our Las Vegas gay city guide to the best hotels to help you decide. First up is the 5-star Encore at Wynn Las Vegas a place of velveteen and floral glamour with a casino connected to the Wynn Resort and Encore pool nightclub. The best thing about Encore is that they even have a “Pride Concierge” acting as your official Las Vegas gay scene guide, advising on where to go, what to see and how to party in the gayest of styles. Another 5-starrer is the household name Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, where privacy and seclusion can be expected. Many VIP guests stay long-term here, taking advantage of the quiet 23rd-floor atmosphere, far away from the flashing lights and roulette-wheel clinking down below.

Over on the South Las Vegas Strip, the M Resort Spa & Casino awaits, ready to provide non-stop upscale entertainment to its diverse clientele. As well the fabulous full-service spa and spacious gaming floor, M Resort also offers many dining options, five bars and even an on-site bakery. Travellers looking for classic decadence and modern styles should consider centrally located The LINQ Hotel based close to the High Roller Ferris Wheel. Despite standing amongst all the craziness, LINQ provides guests with a light and airy atmosphere with unparalleled views of the mountains as well as the strip. On-site facilities include a full spa and gym, a museum of classic cars, various delicious eateries and bars, an outdoor pool, and, of course, a casino. More affordable than the above and one of the top gay vacation spots is Luxor. Aside from hosting an infamous gay pool party every Sunday in summer, Luxor also boasts its iconic 30-story pyramid living space.

Photo: Pxhere

Photo: Pxhere

Luxor Hotel | Photo: Yasmina Rodríguez

Luxor Hotel | Photo: Yasmina Rodríguez

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