11 Reasons You Need A Vegas Vacation

Photo: Courtesy of The Jeff Wagner Agency
Heading to Vegas for EDC, a.k.a. the Electric Daisy Carnival? Make the most of your time in the desert with our rad guide to Sin City.
From the perfect place to work off that hangover to a new Polaroid photo bar, we’ve got a list that guarantees you won't be bored between sets. Viva Las Vegas!
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Photo: Courtesy of Pizza Rock.
Pizza Rock
Named one of the hottest pizza places in the U.S. by Eater, Pizza Rock's Las Vegas outpost opened late last year. How do we know it's good? Owner Tony Gemignani is an 11-time World Pizza Champion — yes, that's a real thing!

Pizza Rock, 201 North 3rd Street; 702-385-0838.
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Photographed by Kristin Guy.
Pinball Hall of Fame
Calling all pinball wizards: Sin City is home to the world's largest collection of the nostalgic arcade game of your youth. And, they're not just for show. Every machine covering the museum's 10,000 square feet is available for play — we dare you to try each one.

Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 East Tropicana Avenue; 702-597-2627.
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The Artisan Hotel
Great for an after-hours nightcap or a weekend jaunt, the Tim Burton-meets-Federico Fellini boutique hotel stands out among the sea of massive big-name hotels along the strip. It's charming, weird, and definitely unique — in other words, it's perfect for Vegas.

Artisan Hotel, 1501 West Sahara Avenue; 702-214-4000.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tivoli Village.
Movies In The Park at Tivoli Village
Need a night off from partying? We hear your buddies Mike, Sulley, and the rest of the animated Pixar crew from Monsters, Inc. will be coming to Tivoli Village's Movies In The Park. In other words, tired folks should take a breather from raging, pack a blanket, and watch a super-cute movie under the stars instead.

Tivoli Village, 440 South Rampart Boulevard; 702-570-7400
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Photo: Courtesy of MGM.
Jean Philippe Patisserie at ARIA Resort & Casino
Given Las Vegas' penchant for all things extravagant, it should come as no surprise that Jean Philippe Patisserie is far from your average mom-and-pop pastry shop. Filled to the brim with gourmet chocolates, crepes, and pastries, as well as salads and sandwiches, this spot will satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings in no time.

Jean Philippe Patisserie at ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-590-7757.
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Photo: Courtesy of Wicked Creative.
Anti-Gravity Yoga At Shine Alternative Fitness
Craving a little hang time? Shine Alternative Fitness' Anti-Gravity Yoga is literally your answer. Stretch out those tired muscles while suspended upside down by a silk hammock. When in Vegas, right?

Shine Alternative Fitness, 6415 South Tenaya Way; 702-420-2358.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Neon Museum.
The Neon Museum
Need a break from the bright lights of the Strip? The Neon Museum — often referred to as the "Neon Boneyard"— features over 150 iconic Las Vegas signs sans the fluorescent blare. It's wacky, inspiring, and well worth a quick visit. Plus, you're bound to get some rad instagram shots out of it.

The Neon Museum, 770 North Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-387-6366.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Mob Museum.
The Mob Museum
Turns out, you can do more than just party in Vegas. You can also learn a thing or two about the history of organized crime and law enforcement at The Mob Museum. With over 17,000 square feet of exhibition space showcasing authentic artifacts, interactive displays, and more, the museum is a must-visit for any history buff.

The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Avenue; 702-229-2734
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Photo: Courtesy of The Polaroid Foto Bar.
Polaroid Foto Bar
How many of your photos actually end up being printed? Probably not a lot. Well, the Polaroid Foto Bar, which just opened up in Vegas a few months ago, will help you remedy that. You can instantly print pictures in the classic Polaroid style, plus create customized products with your snaps using canvas, metal, bamboo, and more. Just remember to shake it like a Polaroid picture...

Polaroid Foto Bar, 3545 Las Vegas Strip; 702-793-2040.
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Photo: Courtesy of Retro Specs.
Retro Specs
Whether contemporary or vintage, Wayfarer or cat-eye, classic or kitsch, Retro Specs without a doubt will have the summer shades of your dreams — plus, about a million more pairs you'll likely fall in love with, too.

Retro Specs, 3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard; 702-698-7620.
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Photo: Courtesy of O Face Doughnuts.
O Face Doughnuts
And the winner for best doughnut-shop name is...O Face Doughnuts. This joint just opened up shop in April, but their scrumptious desserts have already already garnered a devoted fan base. Don't even think about missing out on this one.

O Face Doughnuts, 124 South Sixth Street; 702-476-3223.