Playground For The Rich & Famous
When it's time to go out, celebs would just as soon hop a flight to Sin City than drive to a local club. With casinos as busy at 2 a.m. as they are at 2 p.m., sleep is an afterthought. When you do opt for some shut-eye, make it count. Oprah Winfrey declared that the beds in the recently opened Wynn Las Vegas (rooms from $240; wynnlasvegas.com) were "the most comfortable" ones she'd ever slept in. Don't need a flat-screen TV in your bathroom or a $32 hamburger? Try the Westin (rooms from $169; starwoodhotels.com/westin). The smoke-free hotel has a Reebok gym, 10,000-square-foot spa, and rooms with double-head showers.
Believe it or not, Las Vegas is home to one of the Southwest's best hiking areas, Red Rock Canyon, a quick 30-minute drive from the Strip. The rocky, steep 5-mile round-trip hike to Turtlehead Peak provides a heart-thumping workout, but the park is also a popular destination for some of the world's best rock climbers. If you're inspired, practice your hand- and footwork indoors on the 40-foot rock wall at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian Hotel ($35 for a day pass; venetian.com) across the street from the Wynn.
For an only-in-Vegas spa experience, try the Chakra Balancing treatment at the new 50,000-square-foot Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace (from $255; quabathsandspa.com). You'll be one of the first to have your energy centers aligned with massage and warm oils. Or go straight to the source at Hands On Massage ( handsonmassagelv.com), the company that supplies hotels with in-room therapists. A 60-minute massage ranges from $90 to $100--a bargain in this city.