Las Vegas has the first and only restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. Try to avoid the busy hours and get a table by one of the open windows overlooking the busy intersection of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo.
The pool at the Golden Nugget comes with a three-story water slide that passes through a shark-infested aquarium. You can also take a behind-the-scenes tour to see how it all works and how these creatures feed.
16. Attend one (or more) booze-tasting events
There's always some kind of wine walk, small-scale beer fest, or free cocktail tasting happening in Vegas, but there's also a handful of annual events that are so massive and elaborate they're worth planning a whole trip around. UNLVino includes a night of Champagne, a night of sake, and a grand tasting with top-tier beer, wine, spirits, and food from Vegas' best restaurants. Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit includes four days and nights of celebrity-chef dinners, brunches, cooking demos, cocktail showcases, and the sprawling grand tasting held at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars. And the Great Vegas Festival of Beer by Motley Brews has quickly become the signature craft-brewing event.