Contrary to popular belief, there is actually a right and a wrong way to do Las Vegas. Sin City is one of those magical spots that can either provide vacationers with the absolute best vacation of their lives or one of the worst, depending on what activities they choose to build into their trip. If you decide to hole up in smoky casinos and lose all of your hard-earned money at the tables, chances are you won't end up with very fond memories of this party town, but you will end up with debt and a wicked hangover.

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Las Vegas offers travelers so much more than pricey drinks and slot machines. The trick is knowing where to go in a short span of time because let's be frank: Vegas is a long weekend destination at best. Here is what a perfect forty-eight hours in Las, Vegas, Nevada looks like. Take note.

Relax Or Party By One Of Vegas' Top Rated Pools

If you are taking on Vegas during the warm months, then build in time to lounge around one of the many top-rated pools. Pools are plentiful here, the desert can become sweltering after all, but they are not all created equally. Some truly are small slices of paradise, while others are average at best. Different pools offer different vibes too. Some are made for rest and relaxation while others will give you the ultimate party experience.

The Encore Beach Club will make you feel like a legit celebrity, and the seven pools at Cesear's Palace include everything from swim-up blackjack to outdoor massages under the desert sun. The Tank at The Golden Nugget has a thirty-foot waterslide that winds through a twenty thousand gallon shark tank. Find the pool that works for you and spend a couple of hours there.

Make An Afternoon Out Of Museum Touring

Las Vegas is a party town for sure, but that doesn't mean that travelers can't squeeze in a little bit of culture and learning while they are there. Vegas is packed with fascinating museums that you won't find anywhere else on the planet. The Neon Museum is a fan favorite that is full of interesting road signs. The Mob Museum, another popular hotspot, draws curious travelers in each year as does Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum.

With so many museums packed into such a small spot, you'll have to put a bit of time into deciding which one fits your style. Choose the one that is most appealing to you and check it out during your stay.

Eat Your Fill In Chinatown

Just a couple blocks off of the main Vegas strip lives a little enclave of awesome known as Chinatown. Plenty of big cities have their own Chinatown, but this one is under-hyped and should be taken far more seriously by travelers and foodies alike. For those looking for a food experience like no other, this is the place to be. There is so much to see and to try, your senses will need a vacation after an evening here. Raku, Sparrow + Wolf, Yui Edomae Sushi are just a few must-tries in Chinatown. After dinner, stop by The Golden Tiki, The Sand Dollar Lounge, or the Leatherneck Club for a nightcap.

Take In An A-List Celebrity Show

Don't even think of traveling all the way to Las Vegas and NOT taking in at least one entertainment show. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment business now have residencies in Las Vegas, making it so much easier to see them live and in concert. Many moons ago, working the Vegas stages was considered to be cheesy, but now it is the place to be. Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Brit Brit, and Celine Dion have all made their way to the Vegas stage in recent history. During your stay, see who is in the midst of a residency and secure yourself some tickets. Don't leave without getting yourself a concert t-shirt. You'll sleep in that bad boy forever.

Work Off All Of That Buffet Food At Red Rock Canyon

With all of that eating and drinking that you will be doing in Vegas, finding some natural space to burn calories is going to be essential. Once you leave the bright neon lights of the city, you'll find that Nevada has a stunning landscape for outdoor lovers to relish in. Red Rock Canyon is only twenty minutes from the main drag and will give adventure seekers plenty of space to explore, hike, and soak up all of that good Vitamin D.

Resources: thrillist.com