Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Border Grill
TV chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken established an outpost of their popular Border Grill restaurant chain alongside Mandalay Beach, and promptly scooped up awards for their spicy fare.
Vdara
The all-suite, non-gaming Vdara is tucked away from the Strip in the $8.5-billion CityCenter complex.
Canaletto
The tastemakers behind the Il Fornaio restaurant chain take their authentic yet affordable tastes of Northern Italy to a new level with this panoramic two-storey eatery.
Eiffel Tower
Neon Museum
Have an appreciation for flickering neon signs? You've come to the right place - if not on the Vegas Strip, than here at the Neon Museum.
Tabù
Meld Jeffrey Beers' architectural expertise with the special-effects artistry of Roger Parent, former art director for Cirque du Soleil, and the result is a mind-blowing club with an interior that shifts and changes throughout the night.
New York-New York Coaster
As Sin City's scariest coaster, Manhattan Express will please even the most die-hard adrenaline junkie.
The Big Shot
Get a taste of weightlessness with the four Gs of force on this awesome ride way up in the desert sky.
Red Rock Lanes
Try your hand at bowling, Vegas-style, at these super-trendy lanes.
Caesars Sports Book
When men find a sports book they like, they stick with it. And after they've been to Caesars, there's no going anywhere else.
Rocket Fizz
All the fizzy drinks and sweets you could want, and more. Not just for kids.
Fashion Show
Two-million-square-feet of unadulterated retail therapy visited by 10-million people a year.
Ethel M Chocolate
Sweet tooth? Ethel's Chocolate Factory is the place to go and there are free samples to boot.
Madame Tussaud’s
The tenth in the family of Tussaud wax museums, this outpost features some decidedly Las Vegas personalities.
Shark Reef
Those curious about what lies beneath the water's surface will love Shark Reef, which houses over 2,500 kinds of marine life.
21 Historic Markers
To celebrate the Las Vegas Centennial in 2005, the Historical Marker Initiative selected 21 sites that best signified the creation and evolution of Vegas.
Bellagio Fountains
Day or night, The Bellagio's fountain show inspires some of the most romantic moments on the Strip.
Studio 54
An updated tribute to its New York namesake, this tri-level space caters to a fun-loving crowd with lots of entertainers and disco favourites.
Thunder From Down Under
Expect burly Aussie blokes in barely-there costumes as they perform for a female-only audience.
The Pearl
The Pearl is one of Sin City's must-play concert halls; big names play to small, intimate audiences.
The Improv
This world-renowned comedy franchise continues to launch the careers of some of the freshest funnymen around.
The Beatles: LOVE
This odd, yet seemingly inevitable collaboration, celebrates the musical legacy of the Fab Four through the stunning visual imagery of Cirque du Soleil.
Sirens Of TI
It doesn't get any more campy-fabulous than this Vegas spectacle, complete with barely clad babes of both sexes battling it out with fireworks and cannons.
Rita Rudner
The Rita Rudner show moved to Harrah's in the fall of 2006, and has had comedy-loving crowds flocking ever since.
Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller need little introduction: The comedy and magic duo has been a team for 30 years, racking up TV and stage appearances across the globe.
Blue Man Group
This long-running favourite continues to enthrall audiences with its trio of blue dudes playing rhythms and performing comedy skits.
Palomino Club
This Wild West bordello-style club has burlesque on the main stage downstairs and unparalleled lap dances in the lounge upstairs. A bit seedy, but did we mention full nudity and full bar?
Gipsy
The longest-running gay dance club in Vegas has a very loyal and high-energy following.
Freezone
Gay is the way forward at Freezone, manned by unpretentious staff and hosting a legendary drag night every Friday.
Criss Angel Believe
Headed up by TV star Criss Angel, Believe is a trippy glimpse into a world of magic and wonder.
Cleopatra’s Barge
Dance like there's no tomorrow at Cleopatra's Barge, where an older - but no less trendy - crowd congregate until the small hours.
Chippendales
Chippendales, The Show needs no introduction - nearly-naked men performing for on-the-brink women. What's not to love?
Yard House
Rough around the edges, Yard House has become the go-to spot for those seeking decent beer and decent music. Not a Hilton sister in sight.
The Buffet
Not all buffets are created equal. Like everything done by Steve Wynn, this one - simply named The Buffet - rises above the competition in terms of both setting and food.
Sushi Roku
If the Palms or Hard Rock seem too far off the Strip to go to party with hipsters, try Sushi Roku.
Pink Taco
Pink Taco is one of the more casual eateries at The Hard Rock.
Serendipity 3
Comfort food is very much the order of the day at Serendipity 3, an outpost of the New York legend.
Dos Caminos
Served with a hefty side order of Mexican culture, Dos Caminos will line the stomach of even the most die-hard tequila-guzzler.
Diego
If you're craving a good mole, but don't want to lose the hip, fun vibe of Vegas, Diego is your spot.
California Pizza Kitchen
This famed thin-crust pizza and chopped-salad joint has become comfort food for many West Coasters, and is a great place to nosh at all hours of the night.

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