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Las Vegas’ Hot Spot for Millennials

This is Day One on a Weekend Tour of the City of Sin’s Newest Hot Spot for Millennials, The LINQ Hotel & Casino.

Written By: Alexa Erickson, Jessie Dax-Setkus & Michelle Slieff  Las Vegas’ Hot Spot for Millennials

The three of us immediately began planning what we wanted to wear for all of the generous events set up. “How am I going to pack all of my sequined dresses into a carry-on?” “How many pairs of black pumps is acceptable to pack?” and, “But what if I don’t have time to shop?” were questions feverishly flying out of our mouths. The end result, as we met at the office on Friday morning, was a ridiculously oversized duffle bag weighing close to 50 pounds, an even more absurd vintage suitcase from the 1950s, and an underwhelming tiny toddler carry-on. With complimentary flights provided by Caesars, we filed onto the airplane and prepared ourselves for the last hour of calm before the storm.

Touchdown: Las Vegas. We were greeted in baggage claim by a man in a sharp suit holding a sign with our names on it. Feeling like celebrities, we snuck smiles at each other as we confirmed with the man that we were from LOCALE, and he then ushered us outside to our very own limo. We pulled up to our home for the weekend, The LINQ, and checked into our own individual rooms before vigorously unpacking our plethora of outfit opportunities.

Day 1: Star Treatment

3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 634-6441 |

Once we settled in and explored The LINQ’s penthouse, we headed to the lobby for an exclusive cocktail tasting at the hotel’s newest infusion bar, 3535. A hanging chain-link façade encloses the bar’s floor-to-ceiling, multi-colored vortex LED fixture; once inside, 3535 took us away from the lively chaos of casino life and passersby streaming through the grounds. Beverage Operations Manager TJ McNally, a humble and jolly man with a passion for the industry apparent in his light-hearted yet eager attitude, educated us on the bar’s offerings and the drinks we’d have the pleasure of trying. Trays upon trays circulated our small crowd as we gained knowledge of the unique and innovative custom-made infusions. Each sip sent us into a new conversation of, “I’ve never tried this!” or, “This is my absolute favorite!”

Our Pick: The Thin Mint Oreo Martini, made with Mint Oreo-infused Skyy Vodka and rimmed with crushed Oreo cookies.

Native Knowledge: If you’re not in the mood for a cocktail, don’t fret because 3535 features six wines on tap, as well as an array of champagne selections.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 794-3139 |

Roughly 12 samples later, our stomachs were craving something a little more substantial. Keeping the energy up, we headed to the lively atmosphere of Guy Fieri’s for unique spins on classic American food. But before we could eat, our server greeted the table with an excessive tray of Fireball shots. “You gotta take it!” our server laughed. “It’s Guy’s favorite liquor to consume.” Bottoms up!

If you’re looking for tapas, take yourself elsewhere. Guy’s is for going all out. From the shareables to the entrées, these plates are packed with sweet, savory, and sensational grub. We got our hands on favorites like the Sashimi Won-Tacos made with sashimi-grade ahi tuna packed into crispy wonton shells with mango-jicama salsa, sweet soy, scallions and wasabi cream, the Dragon’s Breath Chili Cheese Fries made with Guy’s “low and slow” cooked chili topped with melted cheddar, pico de gallo, sour cream and scallions, and the tangy crispness of Morgan’s Greek Salad. For entrées, we devoured the 14-Hour Beef Brisket and Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger.

Our Pick: Save room for dessert! We didn’t think we could muster up the energy to put one more bite into our mouths, but we’re glad we did. The Fried Ice Cream Boulder Sundae and Guy’s Cheesecake Challenge are melt-in-your-mouth mountains of goodness.

Native Knowledge: Guy’s bar features a frozen tap system that dispenses eight different shots for your party pleasure. Why? Shots strained or mixed with ice can become diluted, and who wants that?!

OMNIA Nightclub
Caesars Palace
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 785-6200 |

If you’re living it up in Las Vegas, even a food coma can’t keep you down. Our last stop of the night was the brand-new and brilliant nightlife experience of OMNIA, located just across the street from The LINQ at Caesars Palace. We arrived early, around 11 p.m., but the lines were already wrapped around the perimeter of the venue with crowds of excited partygoers prepared to dance straight into Saturday morning with Calvin Harris. Entering the multi-level nightclub, which spans 75, 000 total square feet, was like entering a private kingdom. The sensory overload offered a sexy and vibrant ultra-lounge, main room, mezzanine and rooftop garden. We snagged a booth in OMNIA’s Main Room, where we sipped on Grey Goose and danced underneath the colossal LED chandelier that ties the entire venue together.

The LINQ Hotel & Casino
3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
800.634.6441 |

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Alexa is thrilled to be a part of LOCALE, as working in editorial has always been her passion. An eclectic soul, you can find her anywhere from the city to the beach, hitting up art shows, music events or staying active with surfing, yoga and hiking.

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