Grab your bros and make Vegas your man cave

Hey, man. Are you looking for a good time? Look no further than Vegas, baby. Fast cars, gun ranges and girls, girls, girls … we’ve got the ultimate mancation for you.

Maybe you’re a manly man. Maybe you’re a metro man. Maybe you’re the best man. No matter what kind of man you are (or aspire to be), you’re sure to find the Vegas vacation to fit your man-style. With so much to see and do, you won’t have time to worry about putting the toilet seat down — and that’s OK too.

So pack your bags, gather your bros and get the heck over here already.

Give it a shot

My gun is bigger than your gun. Photo courtesy Bullets and Burgers.

Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t want to shoot a zombie in the face with an Uzi? I know I certainly do. Gather the guys, grab your gun and practice your life-saving tactics in advance of the approaching Zombie Apocalypse by shooting an AK 47 at facilities throughout Las Vegas including Range 702Machine Guns Vegas, Guns and Ammo Garage, and the only gun range on the Las Vegas Strip, Strip Gun Club. Trust me, your brain will thank you.

If the idea of zombies eating brains is making you hungry, Bullets and Burgers is for you. This adrenaline-inducing gun range experience offers you a chance to shoot at a private outdoor range outside of town. We’re talking fully automatic machine guns, specialty weapons and belt fed machine guns, including the same guns used in action flicks like “Rambo” and “Terminator.”

We would write a caption, but we're too busy salivating over this big, tasty hunk of meat. Photo by Aleza Freeman.

Once your tour guide picks you up at your hotel, you and your buddies will pile into a van and head to the range just outside Nevada, checking out the iconic Hoover Dam on the way. Or you can opt for a view of one of the seven natural wonders of the world from a helicopter on the Grand Canyon Air & Bullets and Burgers Adventure.

Upon arrival at the range, it won’t be long before you’re staring down the barrel of some pretty serious guns, including a .50 Caliber Browning, .50 Caliber Barret Sniper Rifle and more (depending on what package you buy).

Shooting heavy-duty guns in a Desert Storm atmosphere builds up quite the appetite, so the experience is followed up with a juicy burger and a beer, well drink or soda at the quirky World Famous Arizona Last Stop restaurant. You will then head back to the Las Vegas Strip fully satisfied and ready to conquer anything that comes your way!

Chicks, man

She is so slippery from her dip in the pool that her top fell right off. Photo courtesy Moorea Beach Club.

Vegas and topless women — they go hand in hand. (I know what you’re thinking. That’s naughty.)

It’s no secret that Vegas is home to many a strip club, which is something entirely different from a Las Vegas Strip club (see the ABCs below). Whether you’re here for the impromptu guys’ trip or even a bachelor party, Vegas offers the full spread of gentlemen’s club experiences, ranging from trashy to somewhat less trashy. But rather than pontificating on the virtues of half-naked women gyrating on laps, I’ll just provide you with this handy link to a full list of strip clubs.

If it happens to be pool season (which is most of the year), here are some of the topless optional Vegas pool clubs where the “girls” are hanging out:

If you want to appear dapper and cultured while shamelessly ogling women you may opt for a Vegas adult show, such as X Burlesque or Fantasy. Or experience rigor mortis at Zombie Burlesque.

Born a gambling man

Win, place, show, glue. Photo courtesy the Tropicana.

Whether you have a passion for playing the ponies (see Vegas sports books here) or poker is more your game (see Vegas poker rooms here), the gambling options in Las Vegas casinos are hard to beat (see what I did there?).

Some Vegas casinos, such as Planet Hollywood and Caesars Palace, even have party pits with sexy dealers who dance on poles in between hands (there is just so much that’s wrong with that sentence, why does it feel so right?).

You may even be able to play blackjack at — or in — the pool at hotels including Palms, TropicanaHard Rock and Downtown Grand. But considering the size of the bathing suits people are wearing these days, I’m not exactly sure where you’re supposed to keep your chips.

Hot wheels

Vegas has more fast cars than Tracy Chapman can sing about. Photo courtesy Exotics Racing.

Vegas is THE town for playing fast and loose, so slip into the driver’s seat of a high-performance vehicle and do just that. From a NASCAR-style race car to an exotic beauty like a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche, Vegas offers several ways to slip behind the wheel of a fancy car and take her for a spin.

At Exotics Racing, you can push the limits on a real racetrack with one-on-one coaching from an instructor. Drive a Porsche Cayman S, a Ferrari F430 F1, or if you prefer your driving experience to be shaken, not stirred go with the James Bond-inspired choice, the Aston Martin. You can even do a ride-along with a real race car driver and experience the speed from the passenger seat.

We hope you're referring to the car. Photo courtesy Richard Petty American Muscle Car Challenge.

The Richard Petty Rookie Driving Experience teaches you to drive like a pro at speeds up to 137 miles per hour in a V-8 NASCAR-style stock car. You can also try pumping it up to 150 miles per hour as a passenger in the Richard Petty Ride-Along Experience.

For an added rush, drive a Ferrari F430 GT race car — a car that isn’t even street legal — at Dream Racing Experience.

Hot rodders will get their kicks by hopping into a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 and 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Richard Petty American Muscle Car Challenge.

If you want to take things slow (oh, how charming), and you’re looking for some nice photo opportunities, check out the American Muscle Car Driving Experience. You’ll drive a Shelby, Corvette and more through the scenic Red Rock Canyon with plenty of stops for photo ops and chances to update your Facebook profile pic.

If you’d rather hit the open road on a motorcycle, Vegas has a tour for that too.

Check out all our race car tours, here.


Shave and a haircut

Here he comes to shave the day. Photo courtesy

Even a guy needs a little pampering. They don’t call it a MANicure for nothing.

Most Vegas spas not only have men’s facilities with wet spa, sauna, steam room and relaxation areas — such as The Men’s Lounge at Reliquary Spa, which offers a fireplace and flat-screen TV — but many also offer treatments tailored to the male, such as the Men’s Purifying Facial at ESPA at Vdara or the Emperor Face & Body Ritual at Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace.

I’ve never actually been on the man side of a spa (go figure) but I hear you get to watch sports back there while sprawled out on a couch in your robe and slippers. The girls’ side usually has a time-elapsed video of different types of flowers budding. I’m totally serious right now.

With four locations in Las Vegas (Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo, Fashion Show, Miracle Mile Shops and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place), The Art of Shaving turns the chore of shaving into a relaxing ritual involving hot towels, pre-shave oil, warm shaving cream, natural sea sponges soaked in fragrant lemon oil and a lavender oil-infused towel wrap. Men can also enjoy a hot shave in a private barbershop setting at The Spa & Salon at The Mirage.

The ABCs … Adrenaline, Beer and Clubs

It's like Pink Floyd Laser Show and deadmau5 had a baby. Photo courtesy Hakkasan.

Two feet, 850 feet above the Strip. Photo courtesy

: Whether you’re conquering your fear of heights and your fear of falling on SkyJump Las Vegas at the Stratosphere or driving a custom-made dune buggy through unpredictable sand dunes on the Vegas Mini Baja Chase, you’re sure to earn tons of street cred on one of our many Vegas thrill rides or an ATV tour.

Beer: Sometimes you just want to grab a brewski and chill. And when you do, we have plenty of options. Triple 7, located downtown at Main Street Station, offers six varieties of handcrafted beer and a great happy hour. Banger Brewing on the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas has several beers to choose from that you can order by the pint or as part of a flight. Also downtown, Bier Garten recently celebrated its grand opening at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, offering two dozen craft beers on tap as well as artisan sausages (tee hee, sausages) in a laid back  outdoor beer garden environment overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. With everything from classic lagers to obscure ales, Yard House offers locations at Town Square, Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa and The Linq. See our Las Vegas bar guide, here.

Clubs: In Vegas, the party lasts all night long and well into the day. Clocks are pretty much irrelevant. Pools clubs, also known as day clubs, offer some of the hottest party action around — no wet noodles allowed! While you won’t wear much at a day club, nightclubs are your chance to dress things up a bit and impress the ladies with your sexy style and smooth dance moves. If you don’t have either of those, no worries. It’s usually pretty dark in there anyway.