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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Gambler’s Book Club
Everything you ever wanted to know about gambling can be found within these walls.
Grand Canal Shoppes
Perhaps the most iconic shopping destination in Las Vegas, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian is worth a visit.
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.
Crystals is a shopping masterpiece: the 500,000-square-foot complex encompasses an exrtaordinary selection of retail and entertainment.
Voted 'Best Boutique in Las Vegas', this two-storey themed store is the perfect setting for the chic apparel it carries.
Bettie Page
Indie, vintage, rockabilly - this boutique rocks retro.
Madame Tussaud’s
The tenth in the family of Tussaud wax museums, this outpost features some decidedly Las Vegas personalities.
Atomic Testing Museum
Engrossing displays and interactive exhibits focus on the controversial Nevada Test Site and the broader impact of the nuclear age.
Bellagio Gallery
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art showcases travelling exhibits of museum-quality paintings, sculpture, works on paper and costumes.
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.
Pink Jeep Tours
Enjoy all manner of adventure tours from the camp comfort of a pink Jeep-the only way to do Vegas!
Little White Wedding Chapel
This 50-year-old chapel does 35,000 weddings a year-and has united a slew of A-list c'lebs in its time.
Little Church of the West
Looking for a speedy wedding in Vegas? Call off the search and head to the Little Church of the West glorious Vegas kitsch.
Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower. In Las Vegas. Need we say more?
Bellagio Fountains
Day or night, The Bellagio's fountain show inspires some of the most romantic moments on the Strip.
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.
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.
Whether you're hungover or not, this is the best place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
High-rollers with deep pockets and businessmen with company cards, stunning cocktail servers, and a sea of beautiful, well-dressed girls: it's safe to say there's a good-looking crowd at XS.
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.
The Bank
A refreshing departure from mega-nightclubs Pure and LAX, The Bank is relatively intimate, maxing out at around 1,000 partiers.
A $26-million refurb turned this former fitness club into a very different kind of hard-body showcase: The owners claim this 24-hour strip-o-rama, where upwards of 300 gals take it off nightly, is the largest in the world.
Spearmint Rhino
Rumoured to have some of the hottest dancers in Sin City, this topless spot is packed with both women and male patrons, giving it a high-energy vibe.
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.
Revolution, Cirque du Soleil's first nightclub, is every big as trippy as you'd expect with a Beatles-themed hotspot designed for hedonists.
With celebrities in the crowd and celebrities on the stage, it's a star-studded affair at Palms' much-loved Rain nightclub.
Planet Hollywood Theater
This theatre was the only thing left standing when the original Aladdin Hotel was demolished back in 1998 to make room for Planet Hollywood.
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.
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber's worldwide phenomenon is one of the most famous Broadway musicals to hit the Vegas strip.
The 10,000-square-foot stage at The Bellagio is transformed into a million-and-a-half-gallon pool to handle O's water acrobatics.
Blue Man Group
This long-running favourite continues to enthrall audiences with its trio of blue dudes playing rhythms and performing comedy skits.
The burlesque show at Planet Hollywood, starring Holly Madison of The Girls Next Door and Dancing with the Stars, has plenty of T&A.
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?
With a retractable roof to enable dancing under the stars, Moon - atop Palms' Fantasy Tower - is one of Sin City's slickest clubs.
Known for its exclusivity and no-camera policy, this latenight hotspot is a magnet for celebs looking to escape the paparazzi.

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