Satiate your need for speed even before your first cup of coffee at Pole Position Raceway (4175 S Arville St; 702-227-7223, polepositionraceway.com/vegas; $25 per race), where electric go-karts cruise at speeds of up to 45mph. "It's common for professional racers to show up here," says company president Ken Faught. "We've had everyone from NASCAR's Kurt and Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo Montoya to IndyCar's Al Unser Jr. and Paul Tracy." Afterward, experience what it's like to be Iron Man with a SkyJump free fall, which sends you hurtling from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Hotel (2000 Las Vegas Blvd South; 800-99-TOWER,skyjumplasvegas.com; $99, free shuttle available from the Raceway). Head south to soak up some Sin City--style culture as you gawk at one of the largest assemblages of authentic Elvis-owned items, including some of the King's more questionable wardrobe choices (a mermaid suit), at The King's Ransom Museum (Imperial Palace Hotel, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd, thekingsransom.com). Or hit the Pinball Hall of Fame (1610 E Tropicana Ave, pinballmuseum.org; free), where you can play more than 200 games from the past 50 years. Come nightfall, visit the kind of CatHouse (Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Blvd South; 702-262-4228, cathouselv.com) where $39 actually buys you something—in this case, a three-course dinner at Iron Chef Kerry Simon's 19th-century-bordello-inspired playpen of traditional American food with a sexy twist.
It doesn't get more Playboy than the Palms Casino Resort (4321 W Flamingo Rd, 866-942-7777; from $159), where you'll find the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, 95,000 square feet of gambling space and an in-hotel tattoo parlor.