The cafe at this often-overlooked casino shouldn’t be. Almost anything you order will be good, but there’s a sirloin steak dinner, complete with salad, potato, vegetable, and garlic bread, that’s just $4.95. It’s yummy, filling, and available 24 hours, but it’s not on the menu, so you’ll have to ask.

expensive, (702) 869-2251.
This inviting dining room in west Vegas puts out what many think is the best food in town (just check the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s.annual poll). But in addition to its scrumptious French-influenced cuisine, Rosemary’s is known for offering, of all things, beer pairing suggestions with most of its menu items.

The Falls Golf Club

(702) 740-5258
The Falls is the newest course at Lake Las Vegas, an upscale development 17 miles east of the Strip. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, the layout ranges from mountainous to desert floor and features the occasional visit by bighorn sheep.

Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden Tour

(702) 458-8864
Not only can you see how Ethel M makes her mouthwatering sweets here, but you can wander the four-acre grounds and check out the more than 300 species of succulents and desert plants.

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
(702) 382-3445
This family-friendly outpost features dozens of interactive exhibits that, for instance, let kids pilot the Space Shuttle, make their own cartoon, and learn how to use an ATM (how very Vegas!).

“When I travel, I always take my backpack, which has to have my books and the journal that I keep for my son. I write to him. In case of the possibility that I don’t have the privilege of being around as he gets older, I want him to have an understanding of who I was. So I spend a lot of time on the plane writing to him.”