A single weekend – or a few days mid-week if you're on a budget – in Las Vegas is enough time to get into financial trouble or the swing of things in America's capital of "Why not"? We recommend the latter because the payout (mostly stories you can tell your friends back home) is guaranteed.
Here are some of the rewarding ways (think great golf, great cigars, and driving really, really fast) a non-gambling man can spend time in Sin City – and come away with tales of not-so-gamey fun worth telling.
Visit hip Fremont East.
If you're the curious traveler who wants to explore beyond the predictably flashy Strip, the Fremont East District is the sport for you. Between Las Vegas Boulevard and Sixth Street, this real-life old-town neighborhood boasts hip bars, bistros, boutiques, and even art studios. Two new establishments epitomize the redevelopment of this once-derelict district: Park on Fremont's ground-level outdoor garden patio attracts a colorful, congenial young crowd with comfort food and specialty Bloody Marys. Prohibition-themed Commonwealth challenges drinkers' expectations with cocktails spiked with a dash of eccentricity. Commonwealth's rooftop bar offers both a view of LED-lit downtown and the neon signs lining East Fremont Street.