The Stratosphere's 1,149-foot observation tower soars over every other building in town, and it's an iconic part of the Las Vegas skyline. The tower itself contains one-of-a-kind thrill rides, a fantastic restaurant (Top of the World), and a great bar (Level 107). Down below, in two hotel towers, standard rooms were renovated in late 2010 and are now downright sumptuous for the price. (Stratosphere Select rooms, with a touch more space and higher-end amenities including
free Wi-Fi, also are a decent value.) Restaurants worth exploring: Roxy's Diner, a throwback greasy spoon, and Fellini's Ristorante, an old-school Italian restaurant that harkens back to the days of mob-influenced Vegas. The most popular show, Pin Up, is burlesque with a twist and is great fun.