The glittery spectacle that is Las Vegas ranks among the world's most popular urban destinations, and although this mecca for gambling, shopping, and dining has a smaller gay scene than L.A. or New York, the city draws just as many GLBT tourists. You'll find some of nation's best concerts and theatrical shows at the many swank casinos along the Strip, plus a slew of friendly - and often quite cruisy - gay bars around town. Here's a photographic journey through this kitschy-cool metropolis.
|Hawks Gym, a men's club northeast of the Strip in the Commercial Center||Krave Nightclub, the only gay bar on the Strip, at Planet Hollywood||Traffic and casinos at Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue||Luv-It Frozen Custard, just north of the Strip on the edge of downtown|
|Lotus of Siam Thai restaurant, in the Commercial Center, near the Strip||Badlands Saloon, a cowboy-themed gay bar not far from the Strip||Bar Charlie and Restaurant Charlie, inside Palazzo Resort & Casino (closed 2010)||Gipsy Nightclub, in the Fruit Loop gay bar district |
|Ghost Bar, 55th-floor rooftop bar with stunning views of the Strip||Fremont Street in downtown LV, looking east from Las Vegas Boulevard||Bellagio Las Vegas, at night, with Bellagio Lake in the foreground||Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens|