Before I finally(!) get to the next sober-friendly strip tips I wanted to write about a podcast I’ve been listening to this week that’s been really healing.
She Explores is a website & podcast dedicated to creating conversation around women and the outdoors.
It’s not necessarily about extreme sports or adventuring, moreso, it’s interested in dialog around all kinds of women and why they explore outside.
I haven’t had a chance to listen to everything yet, but I’m working my way through and they are thoughtful conversations that offer inspiration and encouragement.
I was especially moved by the episode exploring mental health and the outdoors. For me in my sobriety and recovery, being outside, even if it’s just for a walk, has been particularly healing.
Okay, onto the next Sober-Friendly Strip Tips…!
This property is beautifully designed and has a calm feel on the interior–which is rare for The Strip.
The Wynn offers upscale retail options (which although don’t fit my pocketbook are at the very least lovely for window shopping) and one of the main things this property focuses on is dining.
I’ve written before about why sometimes it’s difficult for me to do more upscale sit down dinners (because that’s where I used to love to do some of my blackout drinking…) but I also realize this isn’t a trigger for others.
If you’re a person who isn’t triggered at sit-down restaurants that offer a cocktail menu, The Wynn is a fantastic option for you.
They have an array of options, most of which I will give you a heads up require a reservation and have a dress code–but that’s part of the fun of a trip to Vegas is doing something upscale and fancy, right?!
The Wynn also prides itself in offering Vegan and Vegetarian dining options throughout their property.
If you happen to be at The Wynn at night, you can enjoy watching the Lake of Dreams, a spectacle show involving lights, water, projections, holograms and puppetry.
Something The Wynn is offering that’s a little different are their Master Classes.
A small warning–a good portion of the classes involve alcohol (so not great for those of us who are sober…) but they also offer alot of other classes that seem interesting & fun that aren’t focused on cocktails. And this is kind of a unique offering as far as I’ve seen on the Strip!
Who wouldn’t want to learn how to make pasta from Sinatra’s grand-daugther?!
And if you are looking for entertainment beyond the Lake of Dreams, you can see Le Reve at the Wynn Theatre.
It’s a circus style show featuring water and acrobatics, and goes with the water theme most of the Wynn properties embrace.
Standing right outside the Wynn Theatre is a Jeff Koons sculpture of Popeye.
You could spend hours in LA or NYC waiting to get into a museum to see a Koons sculpture for free-instead, why not stop by Vegas? 🙂
I really enjoyed my trips over to The Wynn and learned more about this property than I knew before–even being a local I’m still discovering more everyday!
Thanks for reading and happy sobering friends!