There's a side to Vegas you don't know. Or, maybe you do. Vegas veteran or not, here's a comprehensive guide to nightlife, spas, dining and other very Vegas adventures. Or click here to download a PDF of our LGBT Out Guide.
Las Vegas has plenty of gay nightlife options available. For an ultra-lounge/club atmosphere, check out SHARE Nightclub just blocks from the Palms Hotel. Head downtown to Snick's Place, the oldest gay bar in Vegas and the gay equivalent to Cheers. Enjoy the drinks, strippers and games at Flex. Or catch some country-western flavor at the Badlands Saloon or Charlie's. Other exciting clubs include 8 ½, Piranha, Backdoor Lounge, The Garage, The Buffalo, Charlie's, Escape Lounge, Fun Hog Ranch, Goodtimes, Las Vegas Eagle, Las Vegas Lounge and Spotlight Lounge. Several night spots feature "ladies nights" for the women's community. On Tuesdays, Freezone offers Beer Bust for the girls, and Fridays, head to Gipsy for Girlspot. Saturday nights feature Candy Bar inside Krave at Planet Hollywood.
Las Vegas' premier resorts aren't just a place to crash and store your stuff. With all of the amenities that the city's amazing hotels have to offer, you're sure to enjoy a wonderful getaway. From the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas to the canals of Venice at The Venetian, to the beautiful lakeside Bellagio, Las Vegas welcomes visitors to some of the most unique casino resorts in the world. Several Las Vegas hotels offer LGBT packages. Planet Hollywood, Wynn Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, New York-New York and Luxor offer packages geared specifically with the LGBT traveler in mind. Or, check in to the Blue Moon Resort, the only all-male, Las Vegas gay-owned hotel.
The unique settings of the Bellagio Chapel, Caesars Palace, Luxor, The Wedding Salons at Wynn Las Vegas and the Eiffel Tower observation deck at Paris Las Vegas are perfect for a Vegas-style commitment ceremony. New York-New York and Cirque du Soleil are offering a commitment ceremony package and Paris Las Vegas offers an LGBT honeymoon package. You could also visit the only gay owned and operated chapel in Las Vegas, the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Chapels or clergy that perform commitment ceremonies issue a certificate of holy union that identifies the partners, the officiate, the place and the date that vows of fidelity are taken.
Prefer getting pampered indoors? No problem - Las Vegas is home to the more than 45 unique and relaxing luxury spas, making it easy to find your favorite retreat. Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Palazzo offers gracious, tranquil gathering places and a European-style thermal treatment suite. Or refresh yourself at the Paris Spa by Mandara with its Eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna and full-service salon. For some style, try the sleek and modern BATHHOUSE at THEhotel, or the stunning Spa at Encore.
Once known for its all-you-can-eat buffets and bargain shrimp cocktails, Las Vegas has transformed itself into a top culinary destination. Today, Las Vegas has the most comprehensive collection of celebrity chefs and world-class restaurants, more Master Sommeliers than any other city in the world and more wine sold per capita than in any other destination. From Mobil Travel Guide awarded restaurant Joël Robuchon at The Mansion at MGM Grand to Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place and Payard Patisserie and Bistro at Caesars Palace you're sure to find something perfect for your taste buds
The Entertainment Capital of the World has plenty to keep you entertained. Catch Cher at Caesars Palace or Holly Madison at Peepshow at Planet Hollywood. Visit Jubilee! at Bally's to witness a traditional Vegas production show with glitz, glamour and beautiful showgirls. For a stunning display of acrobatics don't miss one of the seven Cirque du Soleil shows: ZUMANITY at New York-New York, "O" at Bellagio, KÀ at MGM Grand, Believe at Luxor, Love at The Mirage, Mystère at Treasure Island and Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino. Need your Broadway fix? The Smith Center for the Performing Arts brings the top touring Broadway shows to Vegas in a new state-of-the-art theater in the heart of downtown!
Las Vegas has evolved into a shopping Mecca, with everything from souvenir shops to haute couture boutiques. Crystals at CityCenter is the newest shop on the block, joining favorites such as The Shoppes at The Palazzo, featuring Barneys New York, Michael Kors, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget; The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace featuring 160 boutiques from Abercrombie and Fitch to John Varvatos to Michael Kors; and The Fashion Show Mall with nearly 2 million square feet of shopping heaven including Neiman Marcus, Dillard's, Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. And for great deals, visit the Las Vegas Outlet Center or Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Great buys are in store, no matter where you shop in Vegas!