Las Vegas Offers Summer's Ultimate Mancation

May 30, 2008, 01:00 ET from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

    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
 The Mirage.
     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.
     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 or

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