How To Spend Your Afternoon in Las Vegas

The middle of the day in Las Vegas is tricky. If the sun is out you want to bask in the sunshine at the swimming pool but if you stay out too long you might drink too much, or the sun will zap away the energy that you desperately need for the evening’s activities. You need a solution to your middle of the day problem. Eating is always good, and a little exercise never hurt a soul.  These suggestions should get you well on your way to bridging the gap between waking up and dancing until dawn.


TopGolf Las Vegas

Before you put down your drink, you’ll check the score, and then you’ll realize that as long as you stay hydrated, you’ll be fine. You see, in Las Vegas, the concept of hydration is having a good cocktail. At Topgolf Las Vegas keeping score is just another excuse to have fun by pumping your opponent with more drinks. If you are playing golf at TopGolf Las Vegas, you can be sure that the competitive spirit will only venture as far as the hitting bays that direct you toward your targets. The drinks, the food, and the atmosphere will soon make you forget you were playing golf.

Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand

Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Las Vegas, Open Daily 9 am – 2 am


Lunch at Milos Las Vegas

Find a space on the patio and order a crisp Greek white wine. The fish is fresh, the tablecloths are white, and you can almost imagine the Mediterranean sparkling off in the distance. Estiatorio Milos at Cosmopolitan is still the best deal for lunch in Las Vegas. Their lunch special gives you a taste of one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas for a bargain price.

Lunch at Milos Las Vegas

Estiatorio Milos Las Vegas, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Open for Lunch & Dinner Daily


Drinks at Parasol Down

Go down the escalator and through the glass doors and enter a Las Vegas that is different from the stereotypical. Find a seat near the water and take in a deep breathe. Order a drink. Put your sunglasses on. Smile at a stranger. Parasol Down is the complete opposite of what you think about when you think about a Las Vegas bar, but it is precisely what you should imagine would be a cornerstone at Wynn Las Vegas.

The Patio at Parasol Down at Wynn Las Vegas

Parasol Down at Wynn Las Vegas, Open Daily 11 am – 2am


Dessert at Lago

If you love a great view with your afternoon dessert the patio at LAGO at Bellagio Las Vegas cannot be beaten. Giada at Cromwell has a view that might compete, but this terrace overlooking the fountains is pure Vegas. Grab a cocktail and put on the sunscreen. The Las Vegas strip sprawls out before your eyes, and the fountains do a little dance for you. The wine should be crisp, and the dessert should be sweet.

Dessert at Lago Las Vegas

Lago by Julian Serrano, Bellagio Las Vegas, Open Daily 11:30 AM to 11 PM


Yoga on the High Roller

If you consider Yoga extremely strenuous stretching you might embrace it while on vacation in Las Vegas.  If you practice regularly you will be surprised at just how good it can feel to do yoga while 550 feet above Las Vegas. Yoga on the High Roller is not a gimmick. It is an actual class taught by an outstanding instructor that is personalized to each person in the pod for any given level.

Yoga on the High Roller at The LINQ Las Vegas

Yoga on the High Roller, LINQ Las Vegas, Sunday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30 AM


Esther’s Kitchen

In a city of lights, Esther’s Kitchen is the bright light at the front of the bullet train that is the Las Vegas culinary scene. While there are a lot of gems in the restaurant world of the Las Vegas strip what is happening off the Las Vegas strip is finally getting some attention. Chef James Trees has an infectious passion that comes through in his cooking and the atmosphere at his arts district restaurant. Brace yourself for some of the best pasta dishes that you can find anywhere, and when you consider the attention to detail coming from the kitchen, you’ll check for a Michelin star.

Esther’s Kitchen Las Vegas

Esther’s Kitchen Las Vegas, 1130 S. Casino Center Blvd., Las Vegas NV, 702.570.7864

Zeke Quezada

"Zeke, you've flown it, eaten it, drove it & drank it! - Denise Henwood, Las Vegas lover, with her accurate description of what I do and what I've done in Las Vegas. If you consider a Las Vegas vacation as an opportunity to redefine yourself, if only for a few hours, then I'm sure this guide will help you. Las Vegas is about having fun and trying new things, I'm the bad influence you need. You're sitting at your desk thinking, "I need to talk to Zeke Quezada today!" Get in line behind my wife, who just so happens to forget that if she sent me an E-mail maybe I would respond. You're headed to Las Vegas and you are just not sure about a thing or two. No worries, drop me a note and I'll try to help you. If I don't get back immediately, don't take it personally, the inbox can get a little thick with questions and I can only type with one hand if I'm at a restaurant stuffing my face and abusing my liver. Send an email to "If you are in an elevator and some guy starts asking you questions about what you liked and disliked in Las Vegas, it's probably me."