If you are a chocolate lover who is planning a trip to Las Vegas, you might find that your favorite parts of the trip don’t involve the swimming pools or slot machines. There are quite a few fun activities in Vegas that appeal to chocolate lovers, so consider adding these things to your must-do list.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
The Ethel M Chocolate factory, which opened in 1981 and is located in Henderson, Nevada, is an off-Strip must-see for any Vegas visitor who loves chocolate. Visitors can check out the self-guided viewing aisle, which gives them the chance to watch chocolatiers in action. Visitors can also take a chocolate tasting class, allowing them to sample the delicious goodies that Ethel M makes. The Ethel M Chocolate factory also has a three-acre cactus garden, which is the largest cactus garden in the Southwest United States. The factory even decorates the cactus garden with spectacular lights during the Christmas season, and there is an on-site chocolate shop where visitors can purchase Ethel M products to take home…if they make it that far!
Chocolate Fountain at the Bellagio
For those who take the time to visit the world-famous Bellagio hotel, there is an impressive sight to behold: the world’s largest chocolate fountain. A fascinating floor-to-ceiling sculpture, this impressive fountain is made up of over 500 feet of pipe, and it pumps a whopping 2,100 pounds of melted chocolate each day. This chocolate fountain spans from the Jean-Philippe Patisserie, where gourmet chocolates, pastries, and other sweet treats are available for purchase.
Hershey’s Chocolate World at NewYork-NewYork
Located at the NewYork-NewYork resort hotel and casino, Hershey’s Chocolate World is the brand’s West Coast flagship store. Spanning more than 13,000 square feet, the store offers plenty to see and do, as well as tons of products for purchase. Once inside, visitors can witness an 800-pound chocolate sculpture of the Statue of Liberty, star in their own Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup TV ad, and come up with their very own custom candy bars. Additionally, as visitors leave Hershey’s Chocolate World, next door in the casino there is the Chocolate Bar. For guests who are 21 or older and who want an interesting cocktail, there are a host of chocolate-based choices, including the sweet and boozy Chocolate Caramel Martini.
M&M’s World on the Las Vegas Strip
For M&M’s fans, M&M’s World is an absolute must-do on the south end of the famous Las Vegas Strip. This four-story building features tons of souvenirs for M&M’s fans, from keychains and T-shirts to luggage, dice, and everything inbetween. Visitors can also view a whopping 22 different colors of M&M’s, which are all displayed on a wall on the second floor of the store. On the third floor, guests have the opportunity to personalize their M&M’s with their own message, and they can watch a 3-D film featuring Red and Yellow on an epic Vegas adventure. Lastly, on the fourth floor of the store, visitors can see the M&M’s sponsored race car, a Toyota Camry, and view—and buy—special M&M’s NASCAR gear.
Hexx Chocolate & Confections at Paris
Hexx, a gourmet chocolate company, is wellknown for making its chocolates with only two ingredients: cacao beans and organic palm sugar. For guests who want to see how the company’s delicious products make it from cacao bean to tasty chocolate, Hexx offers a full kitchen tour. For those who are hungry for something a little more savory, the store also has the Hexx Kitchen and Bar, where guests can order breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night snack. Even though the pastas, pizzas, sandwiches, and other menu items can be quite appealing, guests who have a little more of a sweet tooth can purchase tasty sweet treats from the Hexx shop.
As you can see, Las Vegas is a great destination for anyone who is a chocolate lover. If you are a fan of sweet treats, these are five things that you absolutely must see and do while on your Vegas vacation!