Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the country for gay and lesbian travelers. Many Las Vegas hotels - Paris Las Vegas was among the first - go out of their way to cater to LGBT clientele, with packages and special offers that can even include commitment ceremonies. At Wynn and Encore, there's a Pride concierge, dedicated specifically to helping LGBT guests make the most of their time in Las Vegas. The Luxor also has special hotel packages offers geared specifically for LGBT guests. And the Blue Moon Resort for Men offers an exclusive oasis for gay men, including a clothing-optional pool. Not that you'll need much help when there's something fabulous around every corner.
Of course, you can't do Las Vegas without hitting the bars and clubs just south of the Hard Rock Hotel on Paradise Road - home to the FreeZone, Piranha Nightclub and 8 ½ Ultra Lounge. Also, don't miss Charlie's Las Vegas, which was recently voted "Best gay bar to meet new friends" by Naked Boy News. And no Las Vegas visit would be complete without a trip to Snick's Place, the oldest gay bar in Las Vegas.
One of Las Vegas' newest gay hot spots is SHARE Nightclub, featuring a club, bar and ultra-lounge experience with VIP seating and a private bar atmosphere on the second floor. Looking to enjoy the local scene, other popular hangouts include The Garage, Flex, Badlands Saloon, The Eagle and Goodtime.
Of course, there's more to life than partying. You've got an eye for the finer things in life and Las Vegas is certainly up to the challenge. The public art on display at CityCenter includes masterworks from Maya Lin, Nancy Rubins and Claes Oldenburg. Right next door at The Cosmopolitan, street artists such as Shepard Fairey were commissioned to paint different floors of the underground parking garage. For a little exploration of Las Vegas' storied history, head downtown and check out the Mob Museum and Neon Museum. If you enjoy the arts, Onyx Theater frequently features hip, alternative theatrical performances.
If you're visiting during the summer months - in Las Vegas, summer starts early and ends late - then don't miss out on some of the most scintillating pool parties on the planet. Luxor heats things up with its popular summer pool party from mid-May through early September. And Blue Moon Resort takes it to a barely there level with enticing food, fun and music from March to early October.
One thing that's not underground is the amazing dining and shopping, found up and down the Strip, that round out any perfect getaway. Enjoy a delicious meal with a breathtaking view. Check out the Top of the World restaurant at the Stratosphere, Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas or enjoy the fabulous Fountains of Bellagio with a meal at Todd English's Olives. Then, get your shop on! Take a gondola ride through The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian or look through the 170 specialty stores at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. For additional savings, print this shop Las Vegas voucher to earn additional discounts.
Come wear your colors proudly in Las Vegas.