10 ways to celebrate a bachelor party in Vegas

Congratulations on your last night of freedom. Here’s to hoping you do it right (since there’s a 50 percent chance you won’t be doing it again).

Las Vegas is party central and an awesome choice for the ultimate bachelor party. A mancation to end all mancations. Here are 10 ideas to consider when planning a bachelor party in Las Vegas:

1. Topless Shows

Let’s just cut to the chase. It’s a bachelor party. You’re wondering where you can see topless women. Well, boys, you’re in luck!

Don't forget to hide the evidence.

If you want a strip club vibe without the strip club noise (and without having to pull out a wad of dollars), get up close and personal with the sexy topless dancers in X Burlesque at the Flamingo or Raack and Roll at the D Las Vegas. The theaters are small enough that you feel like you’re in a strip club, plus a lot of the dancers will come out and dance on mini stages right in front of you.

For more of a tease, check out the steamy dance numbers in Peepshow (currently starring the voluptuous Coco Austin) at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The best part of seeing a topless show (besides the obvious), you can get pics with the girls after the show so you can remember the night forever. Just be sure you hide the evidence when you get back home.

2. Strip Clubs

Now that you’re all warmed up, head on over to one of Vegas’ many strip clubs (don’t forget to hit the ATM first). Our recommendations include:

  • The mammoth Sapphire Las Vegas with its 10 themed skyboxes, areas for private lap dances, a champagne room, a karaoke room and two main stages. Oh, and strippers. Lots and lots of strippers.
  • Crazy Horse III because you get access to an after-hours nightclub.
  • Although it sounds like a bubblegum flavor, Spearmint Rhino is actually a widely popular strip club. Even celebs like ultimate bachelor George Clooney agree.

3. Bars & Clubs

What you think you look like.

So many drinks. So little time. Why not maximize your drinking potential with a party bus package?

Remember how you used to have a handwritten sign on the door of your old treehouse reading, “Boys Only!”  Well Boys Night Out – Men Only! is sort of like that. Except with more booze. This is an inclusive bachelor party experience, including a fully equipped party bus and stops at Vegas’ best strip clubs and nightclubs.

For a party on wheels, check out the VIP Club Crawl. You’ll visit an ultra lounge and three Las Vegas nightclubs. Plus, you’ll ride on a tricked-out party bus.

If you just want to wing it, there are plenty of bars and clubs worth checking out:

  • Chateau at Paris Las Vegas has a beer garden on weekends. Who needs flowers when you can have a garden full of beer? Although that might not work for your bride’s bouquet.
  • After partying at Haze in Aria, your memories may be just that, “a haze,” which is probably for the best considering you’re going to have to face your fiancee in the morning.
  • For more of a spring break, no-holds-barred sort of bachelor party, check out Señor Frog’s.
  • Yardhouse at Town Square or Red Rock Resort has more than 200 beers on tap.

4. Cars

Life in the fast lane.

Gentlemen, start your engines!

Things may slow down considerably once you walk down that aisle, so fulfill your need for speed with your buddies by getting behind the wheel of a race car at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

At Exotics Racing, you’ll push the limits in a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche or Audi on a real racetrack, with one-on-one coaching from a professional instructor.

Just around the corner,  hop through the window of a V-8 NASCAR-style stock car and reach speeds of up to 137 miles per hour at the Richard Petty Rookie Driving Experience. Or fulfill your Dream Racing Experience with five laps in a car that’s not even street legal, a Ferrari F430 GT.

If you like nice cars, but you don’t necessarily want to drive fast, check out the Red Rock Canyon Exotic Driving Experience or the American Muscle Car Driving Experience. You’ll look like a total stud as you drive these super cars through the beautiful and majestic Red Rock Canyon.

5. ATVs and Dune Buggies

Getting down and dirty.

Seals & Croft once said, “Summer breeze, makes me feel fine” to which the Eagles replied, “On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.” It’s a little known fact (because I just made it up) that these legendary musicians were actually referring to open-air vehicle tours in Las Vegas.

You and your friends will go to extremes in a custom-built dune buggy on the Vegas Mini Baja Chase. Expect to get sand in your  face (and just about everywhere else) as you race across the Nellis Dunes on this action-packed adrenaline-filled ride.

You can also kick up sand on an ATV Tour such as the Desert Adventure ATV Tour in Overton, just outside Valley of Fire or the ATV Hidden Valley through the Mojave desert.

6. Guns

Relax dude, she's not pointing it at you.

Las Vegas is known for lots of things. Neon lights. Showgirls. Strip clubs (see above). We’re also becoming known for our gun ranges.

Many gun ranges offer packages for your shotgun wedding, and thereby also offer bachelor party packages. I mean, honestly, who doesn’t want to shoot a zombie or a terrorist in the face before they say their “I do’s”?

At Machine Guns Vegas you and your friends will choose from an array of firearms including pistols, fully automatic machine guns, vintage weapons from World War II and one-of-a-kind weapons used by United States Navy SEALs. Groups enjoy a sophisticated VIP lounge with two private shooting lanes.You can even kick back, relax and watch TV.

Some other choices:

7. Golf

You'll definitely want to explore these fairways.

Trade in your semi-automatic for a driver and head to one of Vegas’ many golf courses. A day on the links is a great bonding experience for you and your buddies; it’s also relaxing and fun. Just remember to wear sunscreen. The sun here is strong, and your bride-to-be doesn’t want to walk down the aisle with a lobster.

8. Shave and a Haircut

Want to keep it clean at your bachelor party? Clean up with a shave and a haircut. A lot of spas offer these men’s services (as well as massages and more). The Spa & Salon at The Mirage, for instance, has a barbershop offering shaving and hair services for men in a private, posh setting.

At The Art of Shaving, your face will feel like a masterpiece as you recline in a classic leather seat, listen to cool jazz, enjoy a hot towel treatment, massage with mollifying pre-shave oil and warm shaving cream and finally a masterful shave.

9. Dinner

We all know that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so here are some dining suggestions that are sure to swell your … heart:

  • She by Morton’s steakhouse in Crystals at CityCenter has women in lingerie prancing around.
  • Hofbräuhaus across from the Hard Rock (insert your sausage joke here).
  • STK at the Cosmopolitan is a hip, trendy steakhouse.
  • Texas de Brazil at Town Square is practically a meat market.
10. Pool Clubs

Plenty of water to cool you off.

Free-flowing booze, DJs and hot-bodied women in G-string bikinis. Need I say more?

Now is the perfect time to indulge in all your nightlife activities during the day at a pool club.

Party like a prince at Wet Republic (where Prince Harry partied last summer prior to showing off his royal jewels). When this MGM Grand pool club debuted in 2008 it promised to be the birth of “daylife.” And thanks to a recent renovation, the five-year-old pool club doesn’t look a day over four.

Marquee Dayclub is located at one of the hotest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, the Cosmopolitan. On weekends, Marquee is a rockin’ party with DJs like Avicii, EDX, Keidy and Cosmic Gate.

And who can forget party central, the Palms Pool, home to Ditch Fridays and Ditch Saturdays. Party at the pool well into nighttime with concerts by big-name artists like Diddy.

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