TAKE TO THE LAKE IN,
YES, VEGAS

Maybe you can’t beat the house, but you can break from it. Twenty minutes from the casino-walled Strip, the new RITZ-CARLTON LAKE LAS VEGAS opens its doors as a satellite retreat. Facing a 320-acre lake, man-made of course, the resort models the Mediterranean complete with beach, 36 manicured golf holes, an opulent spa, and a water-spanning, guestroom-housing bridge based on Florence’s famed Ponte Vecchio. The casino spares players the drive to town. From $200. (800) 241-3333, www.ritzcarlton.com