With plush king- or queen-sized beds, in-room views of the Sierra Nevadas, and more than 400 square feet of living space per suite, the Nugget hoists guests into the seat of sumptuousness. Lap up luxury in the indoor atrium pool and the Jacuzzi spa, or visit the expansive casino to play games of chance, such as Texas Hold 'Em, and games of skill, such as roulette. Visitors can feast faces on beauty treatments at the day spa and face feasts at eight scrumptious restaurants before going face-to-face with their pillows and feasting on dreams of not having to make the bed in the morning.
When they graduated from the University of Nevada, the owners of Archie’s Giant Hamburgers & Breakfast didn’t move far. They planted their restaurant near their college campus, a short walk from Mackay Stadium, to suppress the hungry howls of students and locals with mammoth burgers and breakfast served around the clock.
Archie’s is split between two stories—a diner on the bottom and a memorabilia-packed sports bar on top. Exposed steel rafters and brushed metal walls absorb the game-day cheers that ricochet through the upper level equipped with plasma TVs, a pool table, and a jukebox. Below, forks dig through flapjacks amid ‘50s-style decor befitting of Grease, a film titled for the bacon fat teens once used to slick back their hair.
Ballet Nevada's FIT classes in Zumba, ballet, jazz, tap, and strength and conditioning galvanize training twirlers and aerobic aces alike with elegant arabesques and prodigious boogying. Taught by a highly trained troupe of former soloists and choreographers, sweat-soaked, silhouette-sculpting FIT classes are offered in seven weekly sessions. FIT ballet classes are an ideal destination for miniature music-box ballerinas who have come unhinged from their moorings. Opt for the torso-chiseling core conditioning, or burst into elaborate musical routines at work using jazz or tap moves. Zumba classes, meanwhile, use dance to target specific muscle groups, backed by a pulsating soundtrack of actual pulses. Ballet Nevada uplifts aspiring Astaires with portable barres and nonskid Marley floors, and its scenic new studio overlooks the Sierras, enabling covert surveillance on the technique of pirouetting black bears.
The downtown Silver Legacy Resort Casino quarters boarders with posh lodging and a night of activities and entertainment. Each of Silver Legacy's 1,700-plus rooms comes furnished with flat-screen LCD TVs, pillow-top mattresses, and wireless Internet. Ease into the evening with a well drink, domestic beer or house wine from any of Silver Legacy's four on-site bars or casino bars before snagging a pair of seats at Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club. Having helped launch the careers of celebrated side-splitters such as Robin Williams, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Jerry Seinfeld, the comedy-club chain boasts shows Tuesday–Sunday nights. After the show, shuffle across Silver Legacy's 85,000-square-foot casino floor complete with 1,600 slot machines and 85 table games.
Known for helping launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, and others, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club offers chuckle enthusiasts a plethora of emerging mirth-masters six nights a week in its spacious showroom. Snag a seat at an intimate table with two of your closest friends and let laughter experts tickle your funny bone or droll circulatory system. There is no drink minimum, and seating begins 45 minutes before the show. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $15.95–$17.95, depending on the day of attendance. While those under age 21 have the ability to produce audible expressions of amusement, only those 21 or older are permitted to enter and laugh within the premises.