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Vegas’s ARIA & Bellagio Are Waiting for You—Here’s Your Socially Distant Luxury Resort Itinerary

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The Vegas dream vacation is back. We partnered with MGM Resorts International to show you how to spend an unforgettable 72 hours on (and off) the Strip.

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MGM Resorts’ legendary Vegas resorts, Bellagio and ARIA, are welcoming guests back to experiences where “extraordinary” is the expectation. 

That extends to enhanced safety measures (including a Seven-Point system) to ensure guests can cut loose knowing that their health is in good hands. Just pick your base camp—an opulent Lakeview Suite at the iconic Bellagio, or a sprawling Sky Suite with Strip and mountain views at the luxe ARIA... or both, if you’re feeling extra ambitious—then dive into a 72-hour getaway. Between the two resorts a mere half mile apart, you’ll find everything you need to have an unforgettable Vegas vacation, one where the MGM’s traditions of fun are just as impressive as ever before. Here’s how to do it right. 

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Day 1

Check into your room, then get to exploring. Kick things off at the ARIA’s Patisserie—crepes here come both savory and sweet, and a vast array of pastries brings a taste of France to the Strip. Follow that with a stroll through the Bellagio’s 14,000-square-foot Conservatory, where a seasonal array of plants curated by world-class horticulturists changes by the season and transforms the property into a surreal, naturalistic playground. 

Looking to keep those relaxed vibes going? At the Bellagio, afternoon tea service at the Petrossian Bar means tea and caviar-and-cocktails indulgence set to the sound of a one-of-a-kind Steinway grand piano. Then switch gears radically over to the BetMGM Sportsbook, where 99 racing monitors keep tabs on the tracks and all bets are on across dozens of screens.

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Senses effectively piqued, it’s time to choose your first show-stopping dinner. You could be swept off to Spain with pan-European fare surrounded by the works of the namesake artist at Picasso by Executive Chef Julian Serrano, or indulge in the four-star steaks and seafood by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Prime. But for a truly transportive trip to the Vegas of your dreams, book a table at Mayfair; with the famous Fountains of Bellagio as the backdrop and Old Vegas charm everywhere, the supper club features live entertainment from some of Vegas’ top talent, including jazz musicians and cirque performers. 

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Properly sated, you can finally spend the rest of the night in ARIA or Bellagio’s legendary casino, a paradise of slots and table games highlighted by the 7,000-square-foot poker room, where among the 40 tables are two high-limit areas dedicated to the game’s most famous players… play your cards right, and you may be among them. 

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Day 2

After a big first day, kick off day two with a trip to the spa. At the ARIA, you’ll find the country’s largest five-star spa, an oasis where you can breathe healing air in the famous Shio Salt Room before sprawling out on the balcony pre-massage.

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Next up, grab a cocktail, and bask in the luxury of the ARIA’s three ellipse pools, where guest limits ensure you can fully immerse yourself in the poolside vibes. Take the experience up a notch by reserving your own cabana or palm-shaded gazebo, where personalized service means you and your companions receive a true VIP experience. 

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Now that you’re fully recharged, the night beckons at the ARIA. Make a pit stop for some craps and Texas hold’em at the ARIA’s world-famous casino before staking a claim at one of the resort’s show-stopping restaurants. The lineup here is a nonstop tour of world cuisine, highlighted by the famous dumplings at Din Tai Fung, the Asian-influenced sushi, seafood, and steak of CATCH, and decadent tableside Italian-American comfort of Mario Carbone’s namesake eatery. If you have trouble choosing, you're in luck: in this 24-hour city, you can always have an early dinner followed by a much-later one. 

Following your feast (or between seatings), take a pitstop for innovative top-shelf cocktails at the retro-chic ALIBI Ultra Lounge, or kick back at the 24-hour Lift Bar for finely crafted cocktails, live entertainment, in-bar games, and a panoramic view of the ARIA’s bustling game floor. Maybe you’re here for a night cap. Maybe you’re here for a little extra energy between games. Regardless of whether you’re winding up or down, you’ll be doing it with panache. 

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Day 3

It’s your last day, so kick it off big with a taste of New York at Bellagio. Sadelle’s Cafe is a brunch-lover’s dream, playing the NYC hits with a taste of Vegas opulence; think oysters and champagne, bagels and lox, or caviar with soft-scrambled eggs… all overlooking the beautiful Conservatory. 

Now that you’ve feasted, it's time to give your eyes a turn: the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Vegas' premier collection of modern and 20th century masterpieces, where you might find the works of legends like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, and Takashi Murakamo mingling under one roof. Fine art is also on display at ARIA, whose collection contains works from Maya Lin, Claes Oldenburg, and Jenny Holzer, creating a robust museum experience with all the comfort and luxury of the resorts.

Once you're done being dazzled, it's time for a little retail therapy—and, conveniently, some of Vegas's best art is right next its best shopping, courtesy of a promenade packed with some of the world's most iconic brands.

Drop off your bags and grab one more big dinner, then spend one last night embracing Bellagio and ARIA as your personal playground. Whether you're spending your night at the high-stakes tables, hitting the slots, or lounging at a bar adjacent to the casino floors, make sure you make it to the one Vegas show that is always on: The iconic water and light show at the Fountains of Bellagio, a quintessential Vegas experience that can fill anyone with wonder. The show goes on every 15 minutes nightly until midnight, offering up a spectacular, eye-popping experience that stirs memories of Vegas past and present. 

Afterwards, you’d be forgiven for collapsing in your suite… But you’d also be forgiven for hitting the casinos until dawn. After all, it’s your Vegas dream you’re living.

Find the perfect room and book a much-needed escape to Vegas at MGM Resorts. To learn more about how MGM Resorts International’s Seven-Point Safety Plan is keeping guests comfortable and protected, click here.

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