Las Vegas
Once upon a time, Las Vegas was known for its expansive buffet spreads, and while there are still buffets in nearly all the city’s properties, these days dining experiences are focused much more on quality than quantity. (For a taste of vintage Vegas, order a meal at Peppermill.) Foodies flock to Las Vegas to dine at restaurants known for their celebrity chefs. Several interactive culinary experiences—Vegas Uncork’d, Epicurean Epicenter, the World Food Championships, for example—give visitors the opportunity to learn about food, how best to pair it with a variety of beverages, and sometimes how to prepare a similar dish in their own kitchens.