Have lunch at Pizza Rock, where the co-founder, Tony Gemignani, is a 12-time World Pizza Champion. Pizza purists should go for the Burratina di Margherita, a Sicilian-style pizza with Burrata cheese, cherry tomatoes, basil and balsamic reduction, or opt for something a little more avant garde such as the Cal Italia, with asiago, prosciutto, mozzarella, gorgonzola, fig preserve and balsamic reduction.
Then shop for mid-century Vegas décor and accessories at Retro Vegas before heading over to the Golden Nugget hotel and casino to check out the shark tank, a 200,000-gallon, three-storey-tall aquarium filled with silvery swimming sharks. A one-of-a-kind tube waterslide cuts right through the tank – you have to be a hotel guest to try it, but buying a day pass is also an option.
As the sun goes down, stroll along the outdoor sections of the Neon Museum around Fremont Street, where retro signs – including vintage motel relics and a larger-than-life glittering martini glass – add a neon glow to the evening.