Friday, November 19, 2010

Where to go wild in Las Vegas
Where to go wild in Las Vegas

Ten decadent "what happens here, stays here" Vegas experiences that won't land you in jail:

1. Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas. Crowned best strip club in town by Las Vegas Weekly this year and in years past, mainly for the attractiveness of its exotic dancers. Like other topless "gentlemen's clubs," it offers free limo rides to lure business. Its website offers a teasing look at the lovelies. 3340 S. Highland Dr.; 702-796-3600; Other popular clubs include Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, Scores Las Vegas and Déjà Vu Erotic Ultralounge, with unisex restrooms with see-through stall doors that turn opaque when a patron enters. For those looking to eyeball nude dancers, says only The Palomino Club has a liquor license.

2. Men of O.G. Popular with bachelorette parties and currently trendy "divorce celebrations," an area at the O.G. (Olympic Gardens) gentlemen's club becomes ladies-only Wednesday-Sunday nights as male dancers entertain. 1531 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-386-9200;

3. Harrah's 24-hour "Buffet of Buffets" pass. For $39.99 plus tax for Harrah's Total Rewards members (sign-up is free) and $45.99 plus tax for others, the pass grants pig-out privileges at buffets at seven Harrah's properties, including Caesars Palace, Paris, Rio, Imperial Palace and Planet Hollywood. You can waddle from buffet to buffet as many times as you please in a 24-hour period. Harrah's also currently has room specials with free buffet passes; you also can buy a pass at any participating buffet even if not a Harrah's guest. 800-427-7247;

4. Monday Night Football at the Playboy Club Las Vegas. Pigskin, pulchritude and poker in a throwback to the days when men wanted to be Hef and women yearned to be Bunnies. On select Mondays. 4321 W. Flamingo Rd.; 702-942-6900;

5. Zumanity at New York- New York Hotel & Casino. Zumanity is from Cirque du Soleil, so expect incredible acrobatic feats along with erotic moments, exposed flesh, risqué jokes and simulated sex. It involves audience participation, so be forewarned when cuddling on one of the sofas in the front row! Prices vary: military, seventh-anniversary and seasonal specials are offered. 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 866-606-7111;

6. Crystals at CityCenter. Want to get your Gucci on in architecturally fascinating surroundings? Splurgers should check out the new Crystals shopping/dining mall at CityCenter. Shops include Louis Vuitton and Prada. Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker has an eatery here called Beso. 3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 866-754-2489; If you're wallet-watching, just window shop and then head over to Las Vegas Premium Outlets, off the beaten track at 875 South Grand Central Parkway, for Burberry, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ferragamo and more at a discount.

7. Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Held Sundays from spring to fall at the resort's pool complex, this is the biggest, baddest outdoor bash in Vegas. Some residents stay away to avoid the bumping and grinding of off-duty strippers and cocktail-fueled antics of thousands of revelers. 4455 Paradise Rd.; 800-693-7625; For those who favor topless sunbathing, the Bare Pool Lounge at the Mirage resort is a good bet.

8. Fantasy Suites at the Palms Casino Resort. Digs with bowling alley, basketball court or infinity-edge pool (from $3,000 to $40,000 for the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa) can be booked if you have thousands to spend a night or are a high-roller who can get comped. Also popular is the "Real World Suite" made famous on that MTV reality show. 4321 W. Flamingo Rd.; 866-942-7770;

9. Stripper 101 classes at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Bachelorette parties and everyday female tourists flock daily to learn basic striptease and pole dancing moves from pros. 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-260-7200;

10. Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Tapped out at the tables? Thousands have headed here to trade jewelry, watches — even vehicles — for cash. Lines outside are common since the shop became famous via the History Channel's Pawn Stars. 713 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-385-7912 ;

This list was compiled with assistance from Anthony Curtis and Jessica Roe of

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