Even in a city like Las Vegas, there’s more to discover than meets the eye. We chatted with some of the top concierges in Las Vegas to find out about some of their favorite hidden gems.
Kristi Amundson, concierge at The Cromwell
Some of my favorite hidden gems include Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park; the Springs Preserve with the Nevada State Museum, a botanical garden and a butterfly habitat; and the Bellagio Conservatory.
Jasmyn Lam, Wynn Las Vegas concierge
Battista’s Hole In The Wall. I like the old-time Las Vegas atmosphere, memorabilia and enjoy the authentic Italian food and especially the free house wine with dinner.
Tina McConnell, concierge at the Westin Las Vegas
The Neon Museum. It’s not really hidden but I definitely think it’s underrated. This is perfect for anyone because the pictures are great and who doesn’t want a good Instagram photo to post about your vacation. You get to see all the classic Vegas hotel signs and get great photo ops while you’re there.
Ralph Carl Junio, Wynn Las Vegas concierge
When people think of Las Vegas they initially think of all of the glitz and glamour that the Las Vegas Strip has to offer. But what people don’t realize is that Las Vegas is home to some of the most relaxing and picturesque hikes at a national conservation area called Red Rock Canyon, located about 30 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. My favorite trail there is Calico Tanks, where at the peak of your hike you will have a panoramic view of the entire Las Vegas valley.
Jones Tantoco, concierge at the Delano
Any true hidden gem will be just a bit off the Strip. Herbs & Rye has amazing steaks, cocktails and one of the best happy hours in town. Totally worth the drive.
Marcey Esses, convention specialist at Morris Visitor Publications
My hidden gem would be Pamplemousse on Sahara Avenue near the Stratosphere. This hidden gem outshines the area it’s located. It’s a very quaint restaurant that serves classic gourmet French food.
Mark Miller, concierge at Mandalay Bay and the Delano
Andiamo Italian Steakhouse serves some of the most amazing, delicious food in Las Vegas. Check it out at The D.