B is for Bachelor, V is for Vegas

What are the two words every bride-to-be fears? Bachelor Party!

But today’s bachelors are trading in their frat-type habits for a different kind of experience. Instead of a naughty night out and secrets to keep from the fiancée, today’s grooms (and their friends) are opting for all-out, high priced, full-blown vacation celebrations.

Can you make a deal with your fiancée to have a bachelor party in Vegas with no strippers and still have a bang-up time? Yes. You might even opt for something girlie-sounding — like a guy’s day of pampering.

So how would a bachelor party in Vegas be without the debauchery of The Hangover? Quite exciting and up to your imagination. Visit Vegas.com’s bachelor guide for tips on where to be a good (or not so good) boy.

FOR $25,000 YOU COULD…

Challenge your best man to an in-suite game of basketball. The Hardwood Fantasy Suite at the Palms lets boys live out their NBA dreams on an in-suite basketball half-court, complete with scoreboard, locker room and cheerleaders.

FOR $10,000 YOU COULD…

Live the suite life with your own private billiards hall and movie theater (for a weekend, anyway). Kick back, relax and let the butler grab you a beer at the Venetian’s Presidential Suite.

Ride in style in a Maybach ’62 sedan all the way to MGM Grand’s Skyloft where you can watch ESPN in the Infinity spa tub, play “DJ” on custom Bang & Olufsen audio and visual entertainment systems and have your buds customize your espresso from the in-suite machine.

Call one of Steve Wynn’s custom Bentleys your own when staying at the Wynn’s Fairway Villa. Your personal infinity pool overlooks the golf course and your butler (on call 24-7) will happily prepare all of your meals. Not too shabby.

FOR UNDER $5,000 YOU COULD….

Explore the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam by land, sea and skies with a Hummer/Helicopter/Jet Ski Tour. An 8-hour package for five costs $2,745 and can be booked on Vegas.com’s Tours section.

Tell them it was out-of-this-world, for real. Used by NASA to train its astronauts, the ZERO-G lets bachelors have a “weightless” experience without going into space. Taking place inside a Boeing 727-200 aircraft complete with padded floor and walls, this 90-minute ride costs $3,500 per seat.

FOR UNDER $1,500 YOU COULD….

Feel the pure adrenaline rush in a 600-horsepower, NASCAR-style race car at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along package costs $1,200 for a party of eight and is available on Vegas.com’s Attraction section

Pamper yourself at the Men’s Zone at Caesars’ Qua Baths & Spa. There’s nothing “girlie” about a gentlemen’s facial, hot lather, straight-razor shave and a massage.

FOR CHEAP BASTARDS

Sink your teeth into a 75-cent hot dog from the Gold Coast, then head over to the Rio for the free “Masquerade Show In The Sky.”

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