Las Vegas, lovingly known as Sin City, is regarded as one of the top destinations for shopping, fine dining and nightlife – where everything is larger than life. What many travellers may not know is that Vegas is a hotspot on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) where visitors come to try their “luck of the Irish.”
St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year where it is commonplace to become an “honourary” Irishman; with travellers across the world wearing green and celebrating the shamrock. In fact, in Newfoundland and Labrador, St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday observed on the Monday following the celebrations (March 21).
For Canadians looking to get lucky this holiday, we have curated a list of four leaf clover-worthy St. Patrick’s Day attractions, activities and casinos in Las Vegas:
TOP IRISH HANGOUTS:
O’Sheas Casino & Pub in The LINQ Hotel will be hosting a blowout parade complete with bagpipers, leprechauns and stilt walkers. The LINQ fountains will be turning green on the special day, offering a great photo opportunity for guests on the promenade.
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York – New York Hotel and Casino will be full of Irish flair from March 15 – 17. The hotel will be dying its famous fountain green in honour of the holiday.
Ri Ra Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay opens early on St. Patrick’s Day and offers a full Irish breakfast, live music and Irish dancers.
You can also visit The Pub at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on Fridays and Saturdays for live music, great food, and hundreds of brews.
All of our recommended four leaf clover hangouts are located on The Strip and are sure to bring out the Irish in you this holiday!
MUST-VISIT CASINOS TO ‘GET LUCKY’:
Bellagio Resort and Casino is among one of the most famous mega-resorts in the world, with an elegant casino that is internationally renowned and more than 2,300 slot machines.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is known as the “No Limit Capital” of Las Vegas and the Poker Room is the Strip’s number one hotspot for Texas Hold’em, open 24 hours.
The Mirage Resort & Casino is home to table games like Black Jack, Ultimate Texas Hold ’em and Mississippi Stud. Whether you’re a novice or a serious player, you’re sure to get lucky on their casino floor.
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Just a short 20 minute drive from The Strip, the 50th annual Shamrock and Shenanigans Parade runs from March 11 – 13 and includes a carnival, festival and live entertainment.
Fremont Street Experience will be hosting live entertainment the evening of March 17, including Dancing Irish DJs, Sham-Rock Rising and the Celtic Rockers.
The Fountains of Bellagio are essential viewing for Vegas visitors. The free, choreographed water show has more than 1,200 illuminated jets of water and runs every 15 to 30 minutes.
With flight and hotel packages to Las Vegas from Vancouver starting at $685 per person* for four nights and flight and hotel packages from Toronto starting at $770 per person* for four nights, getting lucky in Vegas this St. Patrick’s Day has never been easier!
*Prices as of February 22, 2016 for four star accommodation based on two travellers