LAS VEGAS, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- While women around the world flock to
movie theaters this weekend to see the biggest chick-flick of the year, Las
Vegas offers a reprieve for men who can't bear to have a discussion about
whether Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik is the superior shoe. Vegas is the
ultimate setting for a testosterone-driven guys' weekend with poolside
parties, golf, steakhouses, cigar shops and even trendy barber shops to get
an old-fashioned hot shave. What's manlier than that?
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With the NBA Finals, the Belmont Stakes, and various other sporting
events on the summer calendar, the best time to come to Vegas is right now.
The destination has a host of sports books from which to watch the big game
or the race, including the world's largest at the Las Vegas Hilton. There
are also a number of popular sports bars, the newest member of which is
music mogul Jay-Z's 40/40 Club at The Palazzo.
Of course, the key to an unforgettable trip is an incredible room. For
many fellas, The Palms has it covered with outrageous Fantasy Suites like
the Hardwood Suite, the only one in the world with an indoor basketball
court or a Sky Villa that boasts a massage room, bedroom balconies and the
amenity that every guy needs -- a revolving bed. On the Strip, the newly
opened Planet Hollywood Hotel offers rooms and suites with sleek, modern
decor accented by Hollywood memorabilia, while rooms at Trump International
feature luxurious amenities fit for a king such floor-to-ceiling windows
offering panoramic views of the Vegas skyline.
During the day, Las Vegas is gets really hot with some of the most
fabulous pools, and the most exciting poolside parties, in the world. From
the GO pool at the Flamingo and the new WET Republic at MGM Grand to the
European style bathing options at Bare at The Mirage and Tao at The
Venetian, there's no better place to hang and just take in the atmosphere.
For a break from the sun, you can head over to the new Bocce Bar and Grill
on the poolside patio of Rao's at Caesars Palace. The sexy "Bocce Bellas"
serve up great food and cocktails all while offering up tips to sharpen
patrons' bocce game.
A round of golf on a world-class course is the perfect way to kick off
a real man's getaway. Vegas is home to more than 60 courses including some
designed by golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Billy Casper,
Arnold Palmer and Pete Dye. Rio Secco combines two of man's favorite
things: superb golf and beautiful women. The gorgeous T-Mates not only
serve as knowledgeable caddies, they also make sure players have everything
they need while on the course from lunch to extra tees. Following a
strenuous morning on the greens, guys can get pampered for a big night on
the town with traditional hot lather shave by the barber at Kim Vo Salon at
As dusk falls on Vegas, things are just heating up. A little pre-dinner
gambling is even more exciting at the Pussycat Dolls Casino at Caesars
Palace or the Playboy Club at The Palms where stunning dealers are all part
of the fun. Nothing says manly like a good steakhouse and Vegas is home to
some of the finest, like Carnevino at The Palazzo, SW Steakhouse at Wynn
Las Vegas and the all-new Brand at Monte Carlo. Instead of dessert, a cigar
and cognac at Casa Fuente in the Forum Shops make a great segue from
evening to nighttime.
Las Vegas nightclubs take partying to another level and with so many
hot spots to choose from, the possibilities are endless. The Bank at
Bellagio is always a sure thing for celebrity spotting. As night turns to
day the party doesn't end in Vegas -- it is just taken poolside. Rehab at
the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the definitive pool party where revelers
come for a sun and little hair of the dog.
After a crazy, memorable trip to Vegas, guys can score big points with
their lady by using their winnings to pick up a pair of Manolos at the Wynn
Esplanade. She doesn't even need to know that he stopped by on the way to
catch a plane home.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with
marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination
worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and
Cashman Center. With approximately 136,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone
and more than 9.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space
citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers
of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to
http://www.lvcva.com or http://www.VisitLasVegas.com.
SOURCE Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority