Throughout my tenure at, I got to write dozens of features about shows, hotels, attractions and just about everything Las Vegas. This was one of my more interesting seasonal articles.

Moms Gone Wild: Mother's Day in Las Vegas

By Scott Roeben

What's going to make Mother's Day special this year? Chocolates? Flowers? Yawn. It's Mother's Day! Las Vegas is the place for mothers to cut loose, to let go, to throw caution to the wind and have an all-out blast. Las Vegas is saucy, sexy, wild, and full of adventure. Don't look now, but those are probably qualities that describe the mother in your life, too.

Don't celebrate Mother's Day the same old way! Make Mother's Day an occasion to remember by treating yourself, or that mother in your life, to all the exciting diversions Las Vegas has to offer. Rip off that apron, Mom, it's time to take a walk on the wild side!


Having fun in Las Vegas is all about getting into the spirit of America's most electric city. And what better to get into the spirit than…spirits?

Get Mom into a celebratory mood with a stop at one of these boisterous Sin City watering holes:

Margaritaville at Flamingo
Fado at Green Valley Ranch
V Bar at Venetian
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York
Red Square at Mandalay Bay

Getting Some Ink

Now that Mom's sufficiently buzzed, it's time to get inked. For years, tough guys have gotten tattoos sporting the word "Mom," but now it's Mom's turn!

The coolest spot for a tattoo is the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company at the Palms.

Good to be Bad

It's time for Mom to have some sure-fired fun at one of the city's fleshfests. Hey, she's might be a mother, but she's still got hormones!

The clothes will be flying as dear old Mom feasts her eyes on the bulging muscles at these steamy thrust-a-thons:

Australia's Thunder From Down Under
Chippendale's, The Show
Men, The Show

Playing Hard

Las Vegas is like a playground for grown-ups, so it's time to let Mom play! There's no mistaking that dreamy look Mom gets when she finds that lucky slot machine.

A visit to Las Vegas is not the time to think about paying for tuition or the mortgage. It's time to play and play hard in one of the city's casinos.

Not Your Typical Spa Day

If Mom's really going to get wild on Mother's Day, it can't be just your typical visit to one of Las Vegas' world-class spas. She might need a nudge, but Mom's going to love her new bikini wax!

These spas are uniquely capable of handling this delicate job:

Grand Court Spa at Golden Nugget (from $35)
Spa Moulay at Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas ($65)
Grand Spa at MGM Grand ($50)
Spa at Bally's Las Vegas (from $35)

Las Vegas is Tops

If Mom's going to let it all hang out in Las Vegas, we know just where she should start! Mom will show everyone she's still got it at one of the city's top-optional (also known as European-style) pools.

She can show off her natural assets at Moorea Beach at Mandalay Bay and at the pool at Caesars Palace.

All Decked Out

Mom can hit the mall anytime back home. In Las Vegas, it's all about breaking away from the ordinary. So, how about a more exotic shopping excursion?

Help Mom free her inner stripper with a trip to one of the city's adult clothing stores. From showgirl regalia to slinky lingerie likely to give Dad a coronary, Las Vegas has it all.

Might as Well Jump

Raising children can be quite an adventure, but we've got another one that's a little less precarious. How about treating Mom to a skydive? Whether indoors at Fly Away Indoor Skydiving, or outdoors at Skydive Las Vegas, Mom will never forget this Las Vegas adventure.

Go Wild

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Thankfully, Las Vegas is the perfect fit when it comes to making Mother's Day unforgettable.

Get creative. Get wild. You only go around once in life, Mom!

Book a room and let the Mother's Day fun roll!

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