Ah, Sin City. We've seen its effects in countless movies (ahem, The Hangover), 21st-birthday pictures, and of course, those blurry moments hidden at the back of our minds. A trip to Las Vegas is a must-do for everyone at some point in their lives, though unless you're an awesome gambler, it's probably better sooner (and younger) than later. 

It's no secret that girls get everything for free. Promotional agents roam the 4-mile strip handing out cards for free entries, free drinks, and free VIP treatment to every long-legged, pretty-faced girl that strolls by. Men, of course, can have just as much fun (and just as much VIP treatment), though it'll cost them. After all, somebody's got to pay for all those neon lights to stay on. 

The themed hotels are probably the best place to stay, particularly the four-star Caesar's Palace or the five-star Bellagio. Spend a day wandering the strip, stopping for photo ops of the Eiffel Tower, Egyptian pyramids, and even the Venice canals before you take to the high-end restaurants and night clubs. Next day, treat your hangover at one of the totally indulgent all-you-can-eat buffets to fuel yourself for an afternoon of day drinks and pool parties. There's always something insane happening in Vegas, and we've got a full list right here. While you're planning, though, let your imagination run amok in Las Vegas with these 13 Instagrams:

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