When dining in full view of an original Picasso at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Bellagio, it seems appropriate to go all out with the wine pairing. My wallet might come to regret it, but this is Las Vegas—a destination that’s all about living in the moment and indulging. And who knows, I could win the cost of this extravagant multi-course meal back with just a few good hands at the tables. That is the magic (and the risk) of playing in Sin City.
Everything about Las Vegas is over-the-top: The shows, the restaurants, the clubs, and the luxury hotels. Opulence takes on new levels in this city where a rooftop suite can cost upwards of $35,000 per night. If you can’t afford such decadence, fear not: Las Vegas has tens of thousands of hotel rooms to choose from. And best of all, entry-level rooms at many five-star properties are less outrageously priced than you might expect.