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? (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080421/LAM532LOGO ) 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. 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.
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