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Vegas Activities: It's Time to Get Busy

Filed Under: Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is one of the top entertainment destinations in the United States with fabulous hotels, world-class gambling, over-the-top shows and more award-winning chefs per square mile than Paris. But if you're looking for a little something more, hit up these full-throttle, super sexy Vegas activities.

Boy Seeks Thrill
If you're looking for a way to get your heart pumping that doesn't involve a roulette wheel, check out the Stratosphere roller coaster. This white-knuckler is located high above the Vegas strip and is sure to make you squeal. But if heights aren't your thing, try indoor skydiving. Guests are able to simulate free fall without actually jumping out of an airplane.

How about floating in zero gravity just like they do on the space shuttle? In Las Vegas this is not science fiction but reality. Better make sure you've won big though, because this reality ain't cheap! To float like an astronaut, be prepared to lay down about $9,000. Perks include your own personalized flight suit along with champagne re-entry.

Pro-Vegas
If you're looking to step up your game, take advantage of the many pro lessons Vegas has to offer. The Venetian offers poker lessons you can take privately or with a group of friends. For a more unique experience, get up from the table and head over to the dolphin habitat at The Mirage. The hotel offers the chance for up to 4 people to grab their wet suits and spend a day in the water with a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Breakfast and lunch are included -- for you and the dolphins.

On dry land, the Las Vegas Speedway will put your driving skills to the test. Learn how to drag with the best of them, and get your driving certificate in only one day.

Before You Say "I Do"
Las Vegas is a city conceived, designed and built for good times, so it's no surprise it's also become the ultimate destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Ladies can enjoy their last night of freedom at the 2,300-square-foot Hot Pink Suite at the Palms. Aside from being color-coordinated, the suite comes with a Show Shower and a stripper pole.

If Vegas is the place for your wedding and reception, look no further than the infamous Little White Chapel. Join the ranks of stars like Michael Jordan and Slash by saying your vows at this Las Vegas landmark.

If you're looking for a bit more class, book a bridge wedding at St. Mark's Square at The Venetian. From the photos to the food to the honeymoon suite, you can have it all under one roof.

From The Bar to Par
Even though Las Vegas is smack dab in the middle of a desert, that doesn't mean there aren't acres of lush greens -- of course, you'll need a set of clubs and a reserved tee time to explore them. Las Vegas has over 55 golf courses, including ones designed by world-famous golfers Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Arnold Palmer. Most are not far from the Strip, and the award-winning 18-hole golf course at The Wynn is actually right behind the hotel.

If a country club is more your scene, check out the 27-hole masterpiece at the Spanish Trails Country Club.

If you're looking to spice up your game Vegas-style, check out Sin City Caddie Girls. Your model caddie will meet you and your party at tee-off and help you pick the right club to get out of the rough.

Why not drive the course in style? Place an order with Bad Ass Golf Carts of Las Vegas and you could be the proud owner of a Hummer, Escalade or Roadster prototype golf cart. As with most things in Vegas, these babies cost a pretty penny -- price tags on these luxury carts can go as high as $50,000.

Go Ballistic
For a little piece of the Wild West in this desert paradise, make your way over to The Gun Store, located conveniently on the Strip. This isn't your typical firing range. Here you can let loose with an assortment of machine guns -- from AK-47s to Uzis. Go ahead, it might just make your day.

Hot Tracks
These days, who doesn't have an album out? Scarlet Johansson, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan have all laid down their own tracks. At the Palms Recording Studio, you can put your vocals to the test in a professional recording studio, where artists like Panic at the Disco and Prince have recorded.

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