Vegas Attractions for Guys of All Kinds

Whether he's a nerd, foodie or part dolphin, your guy will find his zen in Vegas

Las Vegas has ways to spoil dads of any personality, whether a nerdy type who likes to think, a foodie guy who likes to eat well, a stylish dad who wants the latest threads or a fit father who wants to show off his pecs. Here’s where to take each.

THE NERDY GUY

National Atomic Testing Museum. Smart dads will love a trip to the museum, which takes a look at the effect of nuclear testing through exhibits and learning activities. Tickets start at $22. Near Strip.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Superhero fathers can check out this interactive exhibit of Marvel superheroes filled with displays of Captain America’s shield, Vision’s birth cradle and Bruce Banner’s laboratory. Tickets start at $34 for adults. Treasure Island.

HyperX Esports Arena. The gamer dad can play to his heart’s content at this 30,000-square-foot, multilevel arena that hosts competitive gaming, from daily play to high-stakes esports tournaments. Tickets start at $10 for one hour. Luxor.

THE FOODIE GUY

Best Friend. Los Angeles-based chef Roy Choi’s Korean barbecue serves a meal fit for a food-loving father, with a replica of a liquor store in the front and a counter for ordering quick bites and some favorite dishes from LA in the back. Park MGM.

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen. Fathers who are fans of Gordon Ramsay can see a replica of his reality TV show with blue and red sides to the kitchen. Beef Wellington, sticky toffee pudding and more make the menu. Caesars Palace.

L’atelier de Joel Robuchon. The homage to the late French chef gives foodie dads a chance to sit at the counter and watch a meal cooked before his eyes. Favorites include the quail stuffed with foie gras with a side of potato puree on the side. MGM Grand.

THE CLUB GUY

XS Nightclub. This lavish nightclub gives EDM dads a chance to dance to their favorite headliner deejays in a gold-accented setting with a poolside patio. Afrojack, The Chainsmokers and David Guetta are among the talent. Encore Las Vegas.

OmniaThis tri-level club gives dads who want a different nightlife experience a chance to dance, hang out on a patio overlooking the Strip or have a more low-key night at Heart of Omnia. Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris and Tiesto all perform here. Caesars Palace.

KaosThe pop who wants the newest and latest can fall in love with this indoor and outdoor party when acts such as Cardi B, Marshmello and Kaskade take the stage. Palms.

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THE FASHION-FORWARD GUY

The Shops at CrystalsFashion-forward fathers can find their fill of on-trend looks at Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna and Stefano Ricci. 

Forum Shops at CaesarsDads who like nice duds can find John Varvatos, Ted Baker London and Sam Edelman.

Fashion Show. Boss Hugo Boss, Topman and UntuckIt keep chic dads dressed well. 

THE SECURE-IN-HIS-SKIN GUY

NoMad Pool. The laid-back dad who just wants to laze by the pool can find a garden-like oasis, inspired by the Majorelle Gardens of Morocco during the week that transforms into JEMAA on the weekends with cocktail program, table-side service and a roster of DJs. NoMad.

Wet RepublicThe 54,000-square-foot pool oasis pampers dad with 6,000 square feet of salt water pools and a 2,500-square-foot open-air lounge. Dress to impress. 

Liquid Pool Lounge. This chic pool features eight cabanas, banquettes on the main pool deck and daybeds for the dad who wants to see and be seen. Aria.

 

Susan Stapleton
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