Hotels to Stay In Before You Die
The Las Vegas Strip

We'll leave the Las Vegas Strip behind in this article.

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Hotels often simply serve as launchpads for vacation adventures, but in some cases, the lodgings themselves are what make a particular vacation unforgettable. From shocking novelty to elegance incarnate, these 10 hotels all offer the sort of remarkable experience every jet-setter should have at least once in a lifetime. If you're planning to tour the world, make sure to set up stays at these lodgings, which range from unconventional to exotic to out-of-this-world luxuriousness.

First stop: Cottonwood, Idaho. Didn't see that one coming, did you?