Sin City Exclusives: Only in Las Vegas

You’re a globe trotting, fun seeking party animal with an eye for time management. There’s a city for that. An Egyptian pyramid, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, canals of Venice — dining, nightlife and attractions included — all in the span of one shiny street.

With all the world at your fingertips (and possibly liver), unique experiences are bound to abound. I’m not only talking about the kind of experiences that involve an empty yard-long margarita container and your face in a toilet bowl (although we do have some unique bathrooms if you’re into that sort of thing). I’m talking about the good stuff, the thrilling stuff, the stuff you can only do in Sin City (yard-long margarita optional).

Zip it
I know what you’re thinking. Lines can be zipped anywhere in the world. Well, you’re right. That said, there’s only one place where you can zip the fabulous Las Vegas Strip or a long span of downtown Las Vegas. VooDoo Zip Line at the Rio hotel sends you soaring ski-lift style between two hotel towers. The open-air views may help you forget that there’s only a seat belt between you and the ground 400 feet below. Or not. In downtown, you can launch off a ginormous slot machine and soar care-free above the heads of tourists underneath the world’s largest LED canopy on SlotZilla. Jackpot!

Potty all night long
If you’re going to spend the night with your head in the toilet, it might as well be a fancy schmancy one. Vegas is home to some of the fanciest and schmanciest, such as the men’s and women’s bathrooms at Venetian’s Zefferino, made from material imported from Italy including Carrera marble tiles, handcrafted wooden doors, Venetian plaster, solid marble sinks, limestone columns, silk curtains and Murano glass chandeliers.  The Flirt Lounge bathroom, located next to the Chippendales Theater at the Rio, features a circular dressing area called “the gossip pit”  as footage of the sexy Chippendales dancers is broadcast on flat-screen TVs. At Mix Lounge, women can do their business in a fully-enclosed bathroom with floor-to-ceiling windows 43 floors above the Strip while men have a row of urinals overlooking the city. Speaking of urinals, one of the men’s restrooms at Main Street Station houses a graffiti-covered section of the real Berlin Wall left over from the Cold War. Sadly, the women’s stalls aren’t divided by an iron curtain. Total missed opportunity.

Suite life
No one other than the occasional narcoleptic comes to Vegas to sleep, so it’s a good thing that many of our suites offer assets other than a comfy bed. Palms, for instance, has a suite with a bowling lane, a suite with a basketball court, a hot pink suite and a suite with a hip-hopping hydraulic bed. The hotel is also home to the as-seen-on-TV Real World Suite, home to the cast of MTV’s original Real World Las Vegas. The Hard Rock Hotel, meanwhile, offers a room service-style program that delivers some “hot” accouterments (i.e. flirty peek-a-boo bras and panties, naughty feather spankers, fur handcuffs, sensual silk blindfolds and an aphrodisiac-like bath milk) from Love Jones, a  lingerie boutique in the hotel’s retail area. If you’re feeling nostalgic for old-school Vegas, you can sleep in the same penthouse occupied by Elvis in the 1970s (now divided into separate rooms) at the Westgate Las Vegas.

Scuba duba doo
The best seat in the house? At Le Rêve, it’s underwater. The audience typically watches this dreamlike show at Wynn Las Vegas from a 1,608-seat theater that wraps around a pool of water. Those who are scuba certified can opt for a Dive Package, slip into their wet suit and go inside the 27-foot-deep pool to get a truly wet and wild perspective on the show’s exotic aquatic creatures (i.e. acrobats).

Jump off a building (and live to tell the tale)
Contrary to popular belief, some people prefer vertical action to horizontal. For those people, there’s SkyJump Las Vegas. Safely plunge off the tallest observation tower west of the Mississippi on a controlled free fall from the 108th floor. Landing like a skilled archer on a black and blue bull’s-eye below will help to fulfill your secret superhero fantasies and instantly boost your street cred. Win-win.

Get married before breakfast
You love breakfast almost as much as you love your fiance (if not more). Who can blame you, really? Why not marry the two, literally-ish, in the marriage capital of the world. The Denny’s at the Fremont Street Experience is the first in the country built with a wedding chapel inside. Say your “I Dos” with a side of wheat toast as the scent of bacon grease wafts through the air. Sure just about everyone has eaten Denny’s. Not many people can say they’ve been married inside one. Now that’s a Grand Slam!