The Vegas You
Hotels and No-tells
For many visiting the land of a million lights, the only place to stay is on The Strip, where the big casino resorts have made "suite living" more than just an adjective. You can eat at a five-star restaurant, hit the dance floor for a night in the spotlight or check out one of the many Las Vegas performances, all without leaving your hotel. Walk the sidewalks and you can see the sites of New York, New York, the Paris, Excalibur, Treasure Island, the Luxor and MGM Grand. Further down the Strip, you will find the Venetian and Bellagio, as well as Caesar's Palace, the Monte Carlo and Bally's, just to name a few.
Off the Strip, Steve Wynn has made luxury accommodations more opulent than ever with Encore and Wynn resorts. These "cities within the city" provide entertainment at all levels, without forgetting the reason most people venture into Vegas - the gambling. World-famous entertainers have made these off-Strip accommodations the hottest ticket in town for visitors. So, whether the Vegas You is an on-Strip or off-Strip kind of guy or gal, you have nothing but the best when it comes to where you can stay.
The Joker is Wild
Of course, the real reason most visitors come to Las Vegas is the miles and miles of top-notch gambling, where Lady Luck can smile on Vegas You at the table, at the slots, in the sports book or at the off-track-betting screens. Almost every casino offers hundreds of ways for you to succeed at "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
For the sport lover in Vegas You, the city plays host to some of the top sporting events in the country, from boxing and ultimate fighting to poker, X-games and, of course, golf. Speaking of golf, Las Vegas boasts hundreds of courses designed by the Masters themselves to offer you a challenge that doesn't involve quarters. Get your green in a different way by putting on those golf shoes and hitting 18 in the beauty of the desert.
If Vegas You prefers to spend money seeing the sites, create a really wild adventure by NOT gambling. Take a tour of the outdoor scene with one of the many landscape tour guides. Music lovers can find entertainment by local blues, jazz, rock, hip-hop or funk artists. Whatever your Vegas You taste may be, they have it.
Are you hungry for more?
Speaking of taste, all of the fun and games can leave Vegas You hungry for more - or for food - whichever comes first. Not to worry, Las Vegas is an epicurean's delight with five-star restaurants peppering the Strip.
Famous chefs from Emeril Lagasse to Wolfgang Puck bring their A-game to Vegas and offer unique culinary fare, robust wine cellars and delicacies that cannot be explained with words. Prefer to eat off the beaten path? Ask your concierge for recommendations of the top local dives - everything and anything you want is available with choices that fit every budget. Vegas You can be a global gourmet or stick to the classics - it's up to you!
Mama needs a new pair of shoes
Take those five steps in your favorite pair of shoes - or, buy a new pair in one of the many amazing shops up and down the Strip. Once Vegas You has hit your stride on the tables, you can stride over to the hundreds of luxury shops that are scattered along the Las Vegas Strip.
From elite goods such as Breitling, Louboutin and Chanel to your local favorites of the Gap and Nike, Vegas You is in shopping heaven. Most Strip hotels offer a unique shopping experience, plus there is a central mall that allows serious shoppers to find goods and services that fit every budget and every need. From bargains to bling, Vegas You can do it right and leave with your luggage packed full of new goodies you just can't live without.
Shhhh, don't tell!
If all of this adventure is too much for Vegas You, speak with your hotel concierge and treat yourself to a little pampering. There is no better place to unwind than at a Las Vegas spa. Most feature a full menu of unique services, from hot stone massages and organic body wraps to couples retreats, pedicures, manicures and more.
Once your muscles have been subdued into submission, slip into some of the most amazing pools in the United States. Beach front, heated or lazy-rivering their way around the hotel, the water features of Las Vegas will make Vegas You believe you are in a private Caribbean island, with your own cabana staff.
I do, I did, I don't remember
You don't have to get married in Vegas to make a commitment to fun. Now that the Vegas You has experienced all there is to experience in Sin City, take some time to think about your next Vegas vacation and invent a whole new Vegas You to start the fun all over again!
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