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Need a reason to visit Sin City? We've got a few...

A truly sexy city is hard to come by - and even more challenging to define. If you define hedonism on sale as sexy, you're in luck with Vegas. If not, it's still one of the glitziest (and most lavish) places on the planet to spend a weekend.

Las Vegas glitz and glamorLas Vegas glitz and glamorEven during our economic challenges, more than 36 million visitors made their way to sin city this year - for both business and pleasure - and made good use of the 14,000 hotel rooms.

When I visit Vegas, I mix business with pleasure. You too? Carly Milne, a GG writer, is a big Vegas inspiration filling our list of all that's delish about Vegas.  

Restaurants in Las Vegas

Whenever I travel, where I eat is always a priority. As a vegetarian, it can be a struggle to find something yummy to nosh on. Stacy Rosien, my in-house correspondent (pun intended) travels with me and he's an adventurous eater - our restaurant choices are all over the map, so to speak.  

Eiffel Tower Las VegasEiffel Tower Las VegasEiffel Tower Restaurant - From Trip Advisor: "We sat at one of the tables for 2 right along the windows facing the strip. It was so magnificent!! Especially when the Bellagio fountains danced and when the sun went down and the lights of the strip came on."

Alize Restaurant - The perfect restaurant? It is according to Frommer's, "thanks to a combination of the most divine dining room and view in Vegas, not to mention one of the best chefs in Vegas."

P.F. Chang's Restaurant - I have a lust-on for just about everything vegetarian on the menu - especially the Lettuce Wraps.

TAO at the Venetian - If Kim Kardashian celebrates her birthday at TAO, it must be something special, right? I plan to start with dinner and move upstairs to the nightclub to while away the hours flirting dancing.

Lavo DiningLavo DiningLAVO at the Palazzo - Color me intrigued after reading reviews from Fodor's: "The Moroccan furnishings and dim lighting are intended to give guests the feel of an ancient public bathhouse, so the music-including trance and hip-hop-may seem out of place to those not intent on visiting the adjoining nightclub (of the same name) after dining."

Playing in Las Vegas

TAO Nightclub - I have to admit, the descriptions of women dancing in bathtubs filled with pearls or rose petals has me more than a little curious. And the hip-grinding in the presence of Buddah statues - can't wait to see it for myself...

LAVO Nightclub - Another gem from the creators of TAO, I know it's going to be opulent and uber-sexy. Oh, and Kim Kardashian is a frequent guest here as well.

MARQUEE Nightclub - Inside the Cosmopolitan, the newest playground on the strip. According to the Las Vegas Sun, "Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub seems to have effectively addressed one of the chief nightclub complaints in Las Vegas, which is, "What?!" We can't hear in these places, too often, but one of the club's operators, Louis Abin, says his crew has addressed that concern..."

Zumanity's Loveseat seatingZumanity's Loveseat seatingZumanity - Cirque's steamiest show yet. This one isn't even a question - we have tickets for the loveseats built for two...but of course, there are a lot of Cirque du Soleil shows to choose from if Zumanity feels a little too steamy.

Touring the Grand CanyonTouring the Grand CanyonGrand Canyon Helicopter Tour - Vegas is more than glitzy casinos and I can only imagine the thrill of a helicopter ride to the Canyon. Might be a little like our helicopter ride over a volcano in Montserrat.

For a full listing of shows in Las Vegas, Visit LasVegas.com. I'm considering seeing Cher, Donny and Marie or maybe Barry Manilow - what a selection!

Sleeping in Las Vegas

Palazzo - "The sister property of the Venetian, the Palazzo is one of our favorite places to go when we decide to go to the Strip," says one of many happy Yelp reviewers.

Bellagio Fountains at nightBellagio - Once the belle of the ball, the Lonely Planet says, "This Italianate resort, which starred in the remake of Ocean's Eleven, has been outshined by newer casino hotels."

Cosmopolitan - The Glitterati are regulars here, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kayne West, John Mayer and Cold Play who all rocked the house on New Year's Eve. People has the full story.

MGM Grand - Foodies can't miss the chance to eat French food from the hands of a true master, at Joël Robuchon and L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, from Frommer's Best of Vegas.

Encore - Wynn Las Vegas and Encore continue to set the bar for luxury and excellence in Las Vegas, earning top honors from the 2011 Forbes Travel Guide Star awards. Wynn and Encore are two of only 54 hotels in the world to receive Five Stars for 2011 Five Stars in hotel and spa.

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Hands down for me was staying at the Bellagio. I loved Alize, but want to try your other recommendations. I loved the bling, but the highlight was that trip over Grand Canyon - incredible juxtaposition. ps the Alize link came up 404

I love vegas!!!! I want to go to there now!

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