Where to dine, relax, have fun in Lake Las Vegas

Peter Fish,  – December 22, 2005

Como’s, the resort’s fine-food beachhead, is the work of Joseph Keller, brother of the French Laundry’s Thomas. Steaks rule here, with surprises such as a superior pork chop glazed in root beer barbecue sauce. $$$$; lunch and dinner daily. MonteLago Village, 10 Via Brianza; 702/567-9950.

In MonteLago Village, Sunset & Vines is a first-rate wine shop and bar. Tastings from $20. 40 Costa di Lago; 702/382-7900.

For an only-in-Las-Vegas-experience, twirl on a floating ice rink moored on the lake. Through Feb 14; $15 per hour, including skate rental. MonteLago Village; 702/564-4766.

You are on a lake, after all. Explore it via kayaks, canoes, and pedal boats you can rent from the Lake Las Vegas Marina (from $25 per hour; 702/568-6024). Or try a gondola cruise (from $125 for two; 877/446-6365).

Spa Vita di Lago
offers facials, massages, and Hydrating Blue Flowers (“aromatic botanicals” applied to your body) in the deluxe surroundings of the Ritz-Carlton. Treatments from $75. 702/567-4700.

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