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Don't Gamble With Your Trip

Don't Gamble With Your Trip

There are lots of chances to take when you visit high-rolling cities like Atlantic City, Reno, or Las Vegas, but its best to leave risk at the tables when its time for fun, food, and sleep. In Outs March issue, we highlight the top spots in Atlantic City. Here we show you the best Nevada has to offer. Reno Where to stay: Eldorado (800) 879-8879, www.eldoradoreno.com A big hotel, but it feels intimate. We recommend you indulge in the spa suite with the whirlpool tubs, steam showers, and pop-up TVs. Where to play: Atlantis Casino (800) 723-6500, www.atlantiscasino.com While the Silver Legacy may boast a more Vegas-like atmosphere, the younger, friendly staff at Atlantis makes this the place to roll the dice. Where to eat: Lulous (775) 329-9979 With eclectic dishes to choose from, this intimate restaurant and its open-air kitchen is the place to beso make sure you have a reservation. Where to shop: The fresh air Lets face it, Vegas and Atlantic City have the top shops, but stunning Lake Tahoe is close to Reno, and hiking there sure beats an hour on the elliptical in your hotels gym. Where to party: Divinity lounge at 210 North (775) 786-6210,  While Reno has its share of gay bars, newcomer Divinity (a slick lounge inside the larger club) attracts a hip mixed crowd. Where to indulge: Chocolate Bar (775) 337-1122 If chocolate is an aphrodisiac, be prepared to be overstimulated. The cakes are moist and heavenly, and the chocolate-infused cocktails (cocoa amaretto martini, anyone?) electrify. Las Vegas Where to stay: The Hotel at Mandalay Bay (877) 632-7800, www.thehotelatmandalaybay.com Stunning doesnt begin to describe these ultraluxurious rooms that offer flawless views of the Strip and the skyline. The pool area is the best in Vegas. Where to play: Bellagio (888) 987-3456, www.bellagio.com The casino is huge but not overwhelming, with something for everyone. Plus, you can watch the pretty fountains dance every few minutes. Where to eat: N9NE Steakhouse at Palms (702) 942-7777, www.palms.com The succulent steaks are delicious, and the fresh seafood is incredible. Try the lobster with mashed potatoes as a side and the make-your-own smores for dessert. Where to shop: Fashion Show (702) 369-0704, www.thefashionshow.com One of the largest malls in the country is right on the Strip, with Saks, Neiman Marcus, Macys, and over 250 other stores where you can spend the money you dont lose gambling. Where to party: Flex (702) 385-3539 While Krave is the Strips gay club, locals prefer the action (and the strippers) at this watering hole. Open 24 hours for you round-the-clock lushes. Where to indulge: The Cupcakery (702) 207-2253, www.thecupcakery.com Yes, its about 10 miles from the strip. That said, for cupcakes this good, its worth the trek. And if youre lazy or carless, they deliver. Have your own favorite place in Vegas or Reno? Let us know!

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