26. Hit a Vegas buffet the right way
Avoid the old-school cheap buffets and go for the ones that are worth every bite. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, The Buffet at Wynn, and Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan specialize in small servings with the same quality you'd find at high-end restaurants, with the latter being the cream of the crop. Considering the exceptionally high quality of everything it serves (sushi, tapas, caviar), it's on the more affordable end of the buffet spectrum. You can also add select bottomless beverages for $15!
27. Get pampered at ESPA
You don't know what you're missing in life if you've never had a good massage, and the massages (and whole spa experience) at ESPA are the best.
Vegas may have one of the most underrated Chinatowns in the country, and Monta is the best ramen here. The pork, which is featured in many of its dishes, is simmered for 12 hours, making it a truly tender treat.
The Fremont Street Experience is a 24-hour pedestrian mall with a massive LED canopy that's just the right kind of over-the-top Vegas fun for people with a sense of adventure and little patience for the monster Strip casinos. While you're there, take a zip-line ride from a two-story-tall replica of a slot machine called SlotZilla. Also, squeeze in a Fremont pub crawl and hit places like Commonwealth, Park on Fremont, Beauty Bar, The Laundry Room, Vanguard Lounge, and Banger Brewing, and be sure to do as the locals do and get rowdy at The Griffin to either start or end your night.
You're in high hipster heaven at the Gold Spike, which is basically a romper room for fledgling adults complete with a massive backyard, live music, and lawn games. You can even stay there at the newly revamped boutique hotel, The Oasis, which is a great place to spend the night downtown.
31. Enjoy a naughty show
It seems that Vegas gives you more ways to see nipples than any other city in America without having to step foot inside a strip club (of which there are, of course, many). There’s Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood, or X Burlesque at the Flamingo, or X Rocks at the Rio, or Crazy Girls at Planet Hollywood, or SEXXY at the Westgate or, if you're into nudity that's a little more artful, Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity at New York New York.
Carnevino is known for aging steaks weeks beyond industry standards, but the very best-of-the-best cuts are saved for the riserva program. They're aged at a special offsite facility for up to 11 months, and if you're aiming more for baller-on-somewhat-of-a-budget, get the proprietary "BBL" (Batali Bastianich Lang) beef tasting menu for $150 per person.