Bachelor parties are a special time in any guy’s life. It’s a celebration of happiness, a time to have fun with your friends and an excuse to go completely wild for the best possible reason.

The general idea is that a man will only have one bachelor party during his lifetime – experienced as the groom-to-be, anyway – so the role of the party organisers is to make it as special as possible and what city could be more special, for hosting a bachelor party, than Las Vegas.

Vegas has everything you need to host a truly legendary bachelor party. If you are a best man looking for inspiration, here are five reasons why Vegas should be your dream destination.

The Bucket List

For most guys, visiting Las Vegas sits very highly on their bucket list; the lights, the glamour, the attractions, the reputation. All these aspects combined form the perfect bachelor party experience. Plus, if you have a partner – who might not be so accommodating to the idea that Vegas is an ideal holiday destination – a bachelor party is the perfect excuse to tick Vegas off your list.

The Casinos

You can’t go to Las Vegas without visiting the casinos. It’s a gambling mecca, known all over the world for its vast array of different casinos, where visitors of all skill levels can enjoy playing poker, black jack, roulette, or simply just enjoy the slot machines in some of the worlds most iconic venues including The Venetian and the Bellagio.

If you don’t want to risk your trip turning into a scene from The Hangover, you’re going to want to do your homework on the best way to conduct yourself in Las Vegas casinos. This Casino Survival Guide, created by Party Poker, features plenty of useful hints and tips to keep yourself safe and in-control whilst inside one of Vegas’ casinos.

The Other Attractions

Whilst the casinos are a “must-visit” for any bachelor party, unless you’re a professional, you probably won’t want to spend your whole trip in them. Thankfully, Vegas has plenty of other attractions to keep everyone in your traveling party thoroughly entertained.

Travel website Thrillist put together this Definitive Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide, outlining all the fantastic activities you can partake in, during your trip to Vegas; from which restaurant does the best steak to which is the best strip joint and where to find the best pool party in town.

The Hotels

Vegas is home to some of the most glamorous and wacky hotels out there, and if you have the cash to splash, Vegas is definitely a destination where the hotel becomes very much part of the experience. How about sleeping in a pyramid at The Luxor or taking a ride on the roller coaster at New York New York? Or if you’ve got money to burn, there are some seriously impressive penthouse suites for all those after parties.

The Stories

No matter where you host your bachelor party, you will come away with some incredible and embarrassing stories to tell friends and family who didn’t attend. However, if you hold your party in Vegas, the magnitude of those stories will be amped up exponentially. They say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, but where is the fun in that?