When Vegas goes country, things get rowdy. Especially when the big, bad, bull riders come to town to compete in the PBR World Finals each October at the Thomas & Mack Center. Thirty-five of the world's best riders go toe-to-toe -- spur-to-spur -- conquering the toughest bulls in the business. And if you need more opportunities to yell "yeeehaw!," mosey on over to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo each December for more non-stop action. It'll be a bareback-ridin', steer-wrestlin', team-ropin', barrel-racin', bull-ridin' good time.
Year-round, you'll find country adventure around every corner. Las Vegas is home to several down-home bars, where the standard dress code includes jeans, boots, hats... and a personalized belt buckle. Order up some whiskey and scoot your boots around the dance floor at Coyote Ugly at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, or take some western dance classes at Revolver Bar & Saloon at Santa Fe Station. Then throw on your sexiest western wear and head over to Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island for a thigh-slappin' good time with bikini bull riding and some of the sexiest cowgirls this side of Texas. Of course, there's the famous Stoney's Rockin' Country at Town Square, where you can polish up your line dancin' moves, too.
Hopefully, you'll work up an appetite for some of the best steak in the country. Try The Flame Steakhouse at El Cortez and experience vintage downtown Vegas. Or stick to the Strip and belly up to the bar at the Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace.
Quick bites and beer more your thing? Grab a burger at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, named after the country singer's hit single. This joint at Harrah's features more than 100 pieces of the singer's memorabilia, including signed guitars, platinum records and clothing worn by the man himself. Or head over to PBR Rock Bar & Grill in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood for some traditional American comfort food.
The Las Vegas Convention Center is home to the annual NFR Cowboy Christmas Show each December as well. With hundreds of vendors, you'll find the perfect gift for that special cowboy or cowgirl in your life. And since it's shop-till-you-drop season, the Mandalay Bay also hosts the Cowboy Marketplace Gift Show, showcasing the year's latest products and gifts. Whether it's chaps, saddles or boots on that holiday wish list, you'll find it all here.Grab your finest Stetson and get to Las Vegas.