While others may be making their way to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, a bachelorette weekend or a special birthday celebration in Sin City, there’s a growing trend of divorce parties happening all around Las Vegas.
According to a recent Bloomberg article, both men and women are taking to Las Vegas after a divorce to shed the stress and negativity that often comes with the process. If you really think about it, why not? There’s endless entertainment, the best restaurants, poolside parties, and so many ways to be distracted in Las Vegas.
What is a Divorce Party?
For anybody who’s been through a rough break-up after a messy relationship, you can probably relate to the feelings of relief and, sometimes, blatant euphoria that follows. It looks as though some people are taking that to the next level by hosting a celebration with their closest friends to mark the end of a challenging chapter and the start of a new beginning.
If you want to host your own epic divorce party, here’s why downtown Las Vegas is the perfect destination.
Dining in Downtown – The Divorcee Way
Downtown Las Vegas has some of the best dining options in the city, whether you’re looking for something fun and casual or more high-end and swanky. Either way, this is your celebration, so you do you!
For a more casual culinary experience, check out Cadillac Mexican Grill at Golden Nugget. Not only are the margaritas ice-cold and the nachos to die for, but the happy hour menu has some of the best selections on Fremont Street. You and your crew are always in for a good time at Cadillac.
Head to Andiamo Steakhouse at The D if you want your celebration to be a little more upscale. The menu perfectly combines the finest American steaks with classic Italian flavors for an unforgettable savory dinner. Pair that with one of the best wine menus in Sin City and you’re sure to shed that stress in no time.
It’s Time to Let Go on SlotZilla
There’s nothing like a heart-pounding thrill ride to get you out of a funk and SlotZilla zipline in downtown Las Vegas is just the ticket.
Feel the wind in your face as you let it all go soaring high over the Fremont Street Experience crowd.
Rally up your closest friends and choose whether you want to ride sitting at 77 feet up or fly superhero style at 114 feet above the ground. Sidenote: Feel free to scream as loud as you want. Nobody’s judging you on SlotZilla!
Live Free – Enjoy Downtown Rocks Concert Series
Rock out and dance like nobody’s watching with a free live performance at Fremont Street Experience. Yes, you read that correctly. Every live concert is completely free! The Downtown Rocks concert series runs through the end of October with some of the hottest bands and biggest names in music gracing the stage.
Just check out the performance calendar then head on down to Fremont Street for an unforgettable time dancing it out with your buddies.
Start Your Lucky Streak in the Casino
So, you’ve never tried gambling before? Well, this divorce party is all about diving head first into new beginnings! Even if you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to the art of gambling, downtown Las Vegas offers some of the best odds you’ll find on slots and table games.
Take a chance at one of the many casinos in downtown Las Vegas for a fun and exhilarating time with your divorce party crew. Some options to consider are playing craps at Main Street Station (which offers an unbelievable 20x odds at their craps tables), blackjack at The D Las Vegas (which has a house edge as low as 0.46 percent on some tables) or double ball roulette at Binion’s Gambling Hall (one of the only places to offer it in Las Vegas).
Relax and Unwind at the Spa & Salon at Golden Nugget
Then there’s always the more traditional way of unwinding after a stressful ordeal. The Spa & Salon at Golden Nugget is a world-class facility that offers the most relaxing massages and rejuvenating spa treatments so you and your friends can indulge.
Between your treatments, you can take a soak in the whirlpool or sweat it out in the sauna or steam room. Just make sure you make an appointment, especially if you’re with a larger group, and try to arrive early.
Make It a Trip to Remember
Having to go through a divorce is always a tough time in anybody’s life. Although it can stir up a lot of feelings, it’s okay to indulge and enjoy yourself as you welcome in a new milestone.
If you want to let go and celebrate your new freedom and independence, downtown Las Vegas has you covered! Be sure to check out our list of things to do in downtown Las Vegas to help plan it all out.