We just came back from a fabulous week in Sin City.  Actually, after being there, I'm starting to think that this nickname might be antiquated.  There are a ton of things to experience there besides the "sinful stuff".  Here are just 5 examples, with photos to boot! 

1. Have a handsome guy sing an Italian aria to you in "Venice".

photo by Richie PHillips

This is actually the Venecian Hotel, and you are INSIDE, in a high class mall like setting complete with fake sky and everything!  It really is very fun and relaxing, and for a nominal (?) fee, you can take a gondola ride up the fake river.  It's a really nice fake time, for real

2.  Visit the set of the TV show,  Pawn Stars.  It's an actual working pawn shop in the older section of Vegas.  When we visited, there were people lined up to get in.  Unfortunately you don't really get to see the part of the building where the actual show is filmed.  That costs extra, of course (they're not stupid)

photo by Richie Phillips

3.  Take a 45 minute or so ride and see the most incredible site ever - the Hoover Dam. I don't care WHAT kind of camera you have - you'll look like a Time Magazine photog.

photo by Richie Phillips

Get your giggles on at a Vegas comedy club.  This one is owned by "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Brad Garrett.

photo by Richie Phillips

And if you really have nothing to do, you can always get married in an Elvis chapel.

photo by Richie Phillips