Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Adventure Las Vegas
Got a hangover and don't want to lie in the sun all day? Then book a tour with Adventure Las Vegas, and enjoy a non-drinking day out.
Atomic Testing Museum
Engrossing displays and interactive exhibits focus on the controversial Nevada Test Site and the broader impact of the nuclear age.
Beijing Noodle 9
This noodle joint at Caesars Palace gives Noodles at the Bellagio some much-needed competition.
Bellagio Fountains
Day or night, The Bellagio's fountain show inspires some of the most romantic moments on the Strip.
Binion’s
Opened by legendary gambler Benny Binion, this is a classic downtown casino, where there's no lounge act, no dancing fountains and no white tigers.
Caesars Poker Room
Situated near the Sports Book in a ballroom, Caesars Poker Room has a large but private feel to it since it's away from the rest of the casino noise.
Coyote Ugly
If you've seen the movie of the same name, Coyote Ugly needs little introduction; think bartenders donning barely-there get-ups and seriously bad attitudes.
Downtown Cocktail Room
Just off Fremont Street, this cosy and dark lounge is favored by black-clad artists and media moguls who like the discreet, speakeasy feel.
Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower. In Las Vegas. Need we say more?
Ethel M Chocolate
Sweet tooth? Ethel's Chocolate Factory is the place to go and there are free samples to boot.
Fashion Show
Two-million-square-feet of unadulterated retail therapy visited by 10-million people a year.
Fiamma
Fiamma is a dimly-lit Italian trattoria in the middle of restaurant row at MGM Grand that's a hidden gem for those in the know-including locals and Vegas regulars who don't need to see and be seen.
Foundation Room
Find a way to get into the Foundation Room on the 43rd-floor of Vegas' Mandalay Bay resort and you'll find yourself looking at one of the most stunning views of the Strip.
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.
Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch is the crown jewel of the Station Casinos family, as well as the ultimate destination in Henderson, just 15 minutes and seven miles from the Strip.
Hard Rock
Feel like you've wandered onto the set of Swingers? You're definitely at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Jean-Philippe
Willy Wonka, eat your heart out. The chocolate fountain at this spot, located toward the back of the hotel past the conservatory, brings onlookers from all over Vegas.
The fourth Cirque to open in Vegas, Kà blows away audiences as much for its trademark theatrics as for its amazing stage-a custom-built contraption that moves in almost every direction.
Koi
The Vegas outpost of this L.A. hot spot is still low on the radar thanks to its tucked-away location on the mezzanine level of the Planet Hollywood.
Le Rêve
Another day, another Cirque show: This one's thin on storyline but thick on sets and stunts.
Le Village Buffet
French comfort food awaits at Le Village Buffet, where you can sample ski resort-style fare in cosy, fireplace-warmed surroundings.
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.
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.
Maverick Helicopter Tours
Enjoy a bird's-eye-view of Vegas courtesy of Maverick Helicopter Tours-one of the most renowned operators in Sin City.
MGM Grand
Though it's soon to be overtaken by other Strip resorts in the throes of expanding, for the moment the MGM Grand reigns as the largest hotel in the country.
Morels
A cross between next-door neighbour Bouchon (at the Venetian) and Drai's (the after-hours club at Bill's - formerly the Barbary Coast), this sultry newcomer is not your average brasserie.
MOzen
It would be easy to overlook this third-floor restaurant for Pierre Gagnaire's Twist (which sits 23 storeys up and has both stunning Strip views and a Michelin-starred chef). But don't.
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.
O
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.
Palm Restaurant
When it comes to steakhouses, The Palm is a true classic.
Paris Las Vegas
The most Epcot-like of all the theme hotels, Paris Las Vegas is also the one that best carries through on the fantasy, with gorgeous reproductions of famous Paris landmarks.
Peppermill
Excess comes as standard at Pettermill Fireside Lounge, a kitschy affair that's perfect for hot make-out sessions with sexy strangers.
Picasso
This rustic yet elegant restaurant is hung with nine original Picassos (with carpet and furniture designed by the master painter's son, Claude) and has a beautiful lakeside view of the Bellagio's fountain show.
Pink Jeep Tours
Enjoy all manner of adventure tours from the camp comfort of a pink Jeep-the only way to do Vegas!
Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood bears almost no resemblance to its predecessor, the Arabian Nights-themed Aladdin, and that's a good thing.
Rain
With celebrities in the crowd and celebrities on the stage, it's a star-studded affair at Palms' much-loved Rain nightclub.
Red Rock Resort
This so-called 'locals' casino' combines breathtaking views of the flaming Red Rock Canyon with a serene spa, sumptuous dining, hip nightlife, and state-of-the-art gaming.
Reflection Bay
This 7,261-yard, par-72 Jack Nicklaus-designed course provides breathtaking views of Lake Las Vegas and one of the best greens in Sin City.

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