Las Vegas History: 10 Things You Can Do Only in Las Vegas at 2 a.m.
New York might be the city that never sleeps, but at 2 a.m. what can you really do in the Big Apple? You won't have that problem in fabulous Las Vegas. Food, gambling, alcohol, dancing -- if you can think it, you can probably do it here at almost any hour. This is just a sampling, but chances are pretty good that a majority of you aren't doing the following back home at 2 a.m.:21. Not only go to a bar, but also actually see other people and possibly even a band or two. We've gone to bars in other cities, and every time, without fail, the bartender announces the same thing to the bar's patrons about 1 a.m.: "Last call!" To this day, we still don't know what that means.
22. Be at a nightclub during its busiest hour. Don't you hate it when you're working up a sweat on the dance floor of your favorite nightclub about 12:30 a.m., when suddenly the music stops and people start clearing out? That won't happen here in fabulous Las Vegas, where most clubs don't even open their doors until 11 p.m., and some after-hours clubs (such as Drai's ) really get going at 4 or 5 a.m.
23. Play slots at 7-Eleven. Of course, if your hometown is Reno, this is irrelevant. But what's better than going to a 7-Eleven at 3 in the morning, grabbing some Cheetos and a Mountain Dew, dropping a buck into a video poker machine, and then hitting a royal and walking out $500 richer? We really don't know.
24. Eat breakfast. Out. For 99 cents. Oh, we're sure there is a 24-hour greasy spoon or Denny's somewhere in your neighborhood. Heck, there's one we've found in Provo, Utah. But, check out these graveyard breakfast deals: Over at North Las Vegas' Cannery Casino Hotel, you can pick up two eggs, home fries and bacon or sausage at Victory Café for 99 cents. And there are dozens of other spots to grab similar or better meals for less than $5; click here to view them all! Hungry for more than breakfast? You can have a full-on Vegas-style buffet at any time. Don't believe us? Check out the World's Fare Buffet at the Riviera.
25. Play basketball in your hotel room. We challenge you to find another hotel suite like the Palms' Hardwood Suite, a 10,000-square-foot party room complete with a half basketball court, pro locker rooms, scoreboard and … well, more accommodations than you could imagine. To be honest, there are a lot of things you can do in your room at 2 a.m. if your room happens to be one of the Palms' Fantasy Suites. Like play pool. Or bowl. Or be your own DJ. No matter what time of day, the possibilities are endless.
26. Go bowling. Just finished with a late night of drinking and gambling, but you're too wired to head back to your hotel room? How about knocking over some pins on a waxed floor with a polished, heavy ball? Problem solved! Las Vegas has almost as many bowling alleys as it does golf courses. Almost all these are in casinos, and many of them are open 24 hours a day, including the lanes at Texas Station and the Orleans .
28. Cash a check or exchange foreign currency. Casino cashier cages are surprisingly versatile operations. Aside from handling the cashing in of casino chips and slot machine vouchers, many cages also handle foreign currency exchange, credit card cash advances and check/travelers' check cashing 24 hours a day. Actually, most casinos have enhanced their paycheck cashing services with lucrative promotional incentives. If you have a personal check to cash (or any other various negotiable goods, such as money orders, that a casino cashier won't accept), there also are quite a few 24-hour check cashing/quick loan businesses around the city that will cash just about anything for a small service charge.
29. Buy alcoholic beverages. Practically anywhere. In addition to the bars that are almost all open 24 hours, every grocery store, gas station and convenience store open at 2 a.m. (which is most of them) sells wine, beer, spirits and anything else you need to satisfy your distillery and brewery cravings.
30. Enjoy a sundae, banana split or a great chocolate shake. Yeah, maybe you can get the creamy stuff from a local grocery store or even fast food drive-through. But at Mr. Lucky's 24/7, inside the Hard Rock hotel and casino, you can enjoy some of the best handmade shakes, along with sundaes and banana splits, in town 24 hours a day. Don't think that's very Vegas? How about pairing it with their $7.77 steak and shrimp special after partying all night at a rock concert in The Joint. That just screams Vegas.
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