Soon-to-be-21-years-olds come from the world over to celebrate the legal drinkin' and gamblin' age in Sin City, but Las Vegas' 24-hour activity, unstoppable sunshine, luxury accommodations, and one-of-a-kind club scene make it one of the best places in the world to celebrate any birthday, milestone or otherwise.
The only thing is, all of that gamblin', drinkin', and clubbin' can cost a pretty penny. But don't worry; we've got ya covered. Another reason Vegas tops the list for birthday destinations? Freebies. Check out six of our favorites:
1. Free Starbucks beverage
All you've got to do is register for My Starbucks Rewards at least 30 days prior to your birthday, and not only will you receive a free beverage (or treat!), but you'll also get 15 percent off a purchase on StarbucksStore.com.
Starbucks Strip Locations: Caesars Palace, Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's, Harrahs, The Linq, Planet Hollywood, The Cosmopolitan, MGM Resorts, Crystals Mall at City Center, Vdara, Aria, Mirage, Treasure Island, Monte Carlo, the Fashion Show Mall
2. Free Krispy Kreme doughnut
Download the Krispy Kreme app or Join Friends of Krispy Kreme (the official Krispy Kreme e-club) and they'll email you a voucher for a free doughnut and a small coffee or soft drink. What sweeter way to start your birthday festivities?
Krispy Kreme Strip Locations: Excalibur, Circus Circus
3. Free blow dry and style at Las Vegas Aveda Institute
There's no better way to treat yo' self on the day of your birth than a luxurious wash-and-style by one of Aveda's super helpful, super talented stylists-in-training. Plus, you'll look incredible when you inevitably hit the club later that night. The Institute books up in a flash, so be sure to call at least a month in advance to ensure they're able to accommodate you: (702) 459-2900
4856 S. EASTERN AVENUE, LAS VEGAS, NV 89119
4. Free pizza at Grimaldi's
Join Grimaldi's e-family and enjoy a free single-topping birthday pizza.
Grimaldi's Strip Locations: Palazzo, the Fashion Show Mall
5. Free dessert at the Yard House
Dine in at either the Linq or Town Square location on your birthday and receive a free dessert! This offer doesn't require any registration or coupon, so be prepared to pull out ye olde I.D.
6. Free $30 certificate for Benihana
Sign up for the Chef's Table at least a month before your birthday, and you'll receive your $30 certificate sometime during your birthday month. Possible extra freebie: According to some sources, the chef may flip a shrimp into the birthday person's mouth if they ask nicely.
Benihana Strip Locations: the Fashion Show Mall
What are your favorite birthday freebies? Besides Vegas, where are your favorite birthday destinations?