You’ve tallied your deductions, completed your 1040, and your tax return has just landed in your bank account. Now it’s time to take that cash and create memories in Las Vegas. It’s easy to spend money in Las Vegas. You can burn through a hefty chunk of change in an hour at the card tables. Or, drop hundreds on a couple rounds of drinks at any bar in the city. But what about doing something that will create memories that’ll last a lifetime – or at least a story or two to tell your buddies back home? Let’s look at several ways to have fun with your tax return in Vegas this year.

Food: Vegas is home to the $5000 hamburger (the FleurBurger 5000 – available at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino), but there are ways to have fun and experience incredible food without having to take out a second mortgage on your home. Enjoy dinner at the Strip House, select one of their incredible steaks, then prepare to splurge on their famous 24-layer chocolate cake. It will easily feed ten people, and costs $120. It’s something that dreams are made of for die-hard chocolate fans and worth the money.

Or, visit Bazaar Meat at the SLS and order roasted pig for the entire table for about $520. It’s incredible. For the sushi lover out there, Sushi Roko is the sushi destination in Vegas – where you can order the High-Roller Roll, a Bluefin tuna, caviar, and tempura lobster concoction that is a once-in-a-lifetime order for $250. There is no shortage of incredible food options, so be thankful you itemized those deductions so carefully and planned your trip around your tax return.

Adventure: You can work up a real adrenaline high at the poker tables, but consider this – Vegas is home to a wide array of exhilarating attractions and activities that guarantee a return on your investment. Try getting that at the casino. First, embark on a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip or the surrounding areas. This isn’t as expensive as you might think, and the skilled pilots are adept at showing you all the area has to offer. Maverick Helicopters is a local favorite. They’ll even fly you to valley of Fire State Park for an ethereal yoga class on top of the Red Rock cliffs.

If you’re looking to stay close to Vegas, head down to Fremont Street and ride the Slotzilla Zip Line. For just $20, each member of your party can glide 114 feet above the street across 850 feet of zip line. We recommend reserving a spot at night when the area is lit up. Vegas is about adventure – so allocate those tax return dollars appropriately and create memories that will last a lifetime!

The Resorts: There is no shortage of fabulous places to stay in Las Vegas, but consider using some of your tax return dollars to stay at a relaxing resort that’ll rejuvenate your soul. Club de Soleil is a sunny, French-Mediterranean-themed oasis just three miles from the Strip. Our spacious suites come with numerous convenient amenities and are the perfect choice for a quick weekend getaway or an extended visit.