Las Vegas
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Do anything in this entertainment oasis (except sleep).

The neon lights of mega-resorts, swanky casinos and desire-fulfilling factories might look like a mirage as your plane descends into Sin City. But believe it or not, what many call The Entertainment Capital of the World is as real as the money you can win at the blackjack tables.

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Things to Do in Las Vegas

High Roller


Nothing's small in Vegas. Cue the High Roller: the world’s tallest Ferris wheel turns amusement city into an amusement park. Forty people fit into one observation cabin, and each ride floats across the Las Vegas skyline for 30 minutes. Its designer brags it’s so smooth, you can’t even tell you’re moving. Business meetings are even known to congregate on board.

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  • 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open every day 11:30 am – 2 am
Fashion Show Mall

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Lights... camera... fashion! Whatever you need, the Fashion Show Mall directory will satisfy your consumer craving. Calling itself "the edge of fashion in the heart of Vegas," we won’t argue with any of its 2 million square feet. Though it's filled with fashion runways, the Great Hall’s the place to go to catch must-see models on the catwalk. It’s a living lookbook.

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Bellagio Fountains

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Take in a water show that dances to Elvis – it’ll set your soul on fire. Head to the Bellagio Fountains where the choreographed spray is an unprecedented aquatic experience. With heights that hit 450 feet, this free spectacle is a carefully constructed art show that you won’t see replicated anywhere. Whet your appetite here anytime, day or night.

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CityCenter Las Vegas

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The most indulgent urban complex in the world’s most indulgent city: six shiny buildings that make up a compound of luxury. Designed as living art, it's bursting with everything from avant-garde living spaces to opulent casinos. Peruse Prada, indulge in the culinary delights of Wolfgang Puck, and pamper yourself Shanghai-style at Mandarin Oriental.

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Stratosphere Tower

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Calling adrenaline addicts! The Stratosphere Tower’s thrill ride elicits fear in the bravest souls. Teetering over the building’s dizzying ledge, even teetotalers can experience a Vegas "hangover." Tamer travelers can head to the observation deck with its heart-pounding view from the world’s tallest freestanding tower. Nothing but desert sky and dancing lights for miles.

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Little Church of the West

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Just met the love of your life? Love knows no bounds at the Little Church of the West. Rewarding the spontaneous for over 70 years, this might be your only chance to invite Elvis as your guest of honor. Not looking to get hitched just yet? Scope out where the likes of Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton have tied the knot with a tour of the grounds.

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign


Whether it’s 2 pm or 2 am, when you pass "Welcome to Las Vegas," the city will be wide awake. This sign marks your official entrance into the City of Sin. This is where you trade desert dust for glitz and glam. Snap a photo to remember where your trip began. When you leave, the other side urges you to "Come Back Soon." And how could you resist?

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Las Vegas Premium Outlet

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Who doesn’t love a steal? Big brands at low prices let even the unluckiest gambler look like a winner. With over 150 stores, there’s something for every taste and budget. Perfect your prep with Tommy Hilfiger or lace up a pair of Chuck Taylors from Converse. Bargain shoppers beware: you’ll never want to leave!

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The Neon Museum


Where do neon signs go to retire? If they want to become public art, there’s no better place than the Neon Museum. The Boneyard exhibition of broken bulbs and twisted metal is curated with treasures from Vegas’s past. The guided tour explains the rescued signs’ colorful histories. Proof that glittering lights can’t shine forever.

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway


Blur the lines and test boundaries at Las Vegas's NASCAR Motor Speedway. Drag races and dirt tracks are quick and dirty – in true Vegas style. If you haven’t won the jackpot yet, you can sample the millionaire’s lifestyle by getting behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Audi or Porsche. There are no limits here, only speed.

Accommodations near Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • 7000 North Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89115
  • Open every day (changes seasonally; check website for details)

Accommodations and Hotels in Las Vegas

Alexis Park All Suite Resort

7.7 Good

Score from 1132 reviews


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  • 375 East Harmon, East of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
Best Western Plus Casino Royale - On The Strip

8.3 Very good

Score from 2731 reviews


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  • 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard South , Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
Holiday Inn Club Vacations: Las Vegas at Desert Club Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 2207 reviews


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  • 3950 Koval Lane, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
MGM Grand

8.2 Very good

Score from 8047 reviews


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  • 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
Platinum Hotel and Spa

8.7 Excellent

Score from 1488 reviews


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  • 211 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
The Carriage House Las Vegas

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1028 reviews


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  • 105 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South

8.8 Excellent

Score from 504 reviews


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  • 6560 Surrey Street, South of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Summerlin Tech

8.3 Very good

Score from 133 reviews


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  • 7101 Cascade Valley Court, Las Vegas
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 260 reviews


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  • 3400 Paradise Road, East of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas
Discover Las Vegas

Popular Neighborhoods in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip

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Need an energy drink? Take a sip of the Strip instead! A street of non-stop decadence and indulgence, this hub is why Vegas is dubbed the Entertainment Capital of the World. Put on your dancing shoes at The Cosmopolitan clubs, try your hand at the tables at Caesars Palace, and feast on Michelin-star dining. Do it all in a day if you dare.

East of the Las Vegas Strip

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East of the Las Vegas Strip are more tees and greens. "Tea" off at the Wynn Golf & Country Club, followed by an event at the Thomas & Mack Center. Craving a bird’s-eye view? Take a helicopter to see the Grand Canyon from the sky. Or you can descend into debauchery at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s infamous Rehab pool party.

South of the Las Vegas Strip

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For a break from the tables, discover the subtleties down south. You can bounce around at the Trampoline Park or treat yourself to some retail therapy at the Town Square Mall and Las Vegas Premium Outlets South. You’ll probably be here anyway to wave hello or goodbye to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, the city’s famous gatekeeper.


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Who doesn’t want to follow in Celine Dion’s footsteps? Head to Henderson, where the diva owned a house on Lake Las Vegas. In a desert dominated by commercial flair, Henderson offers a small town alternative. This ever-sunny desert-scape provides endless golf options and easy access to Sin City. Kick up some dust in its maze of hiking trails.

Downtown Las Vegas - Fremont Street

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Modern design accompanies yesterday’s glamour in Downtown Las Vegas. Wander the city’s first casinos at the Fremont Street Experience as you're courted by the glittering lights. Other downtown picks include the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North and the Mob Museum – which documents the city’s more sordid secrets.


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Escape the 24-hour-ness of Vegas and head to this affluent development nearby. Hit a hole-in-one on one of the many greens. Adventurers rejoice in the multitude of high-desert trails, bike paths, and climbing routes in the nearby Red Rocks. Spires of mountains in the background create a picture-perfect downtown Summerlin.

Local Tips for Las Vegas

Earth Moving Experience
Angela by Angela

Angela is a Vegas veteran, having lived there for 18 years! She loves poolside time with her family.

Bring childhood fantasies to life at Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground! Literally a giant 5-acre sandpit for big kids, you can even get behind the wheel of a bulldozer or a digger. Build mounds, dig trenches, and get your hands dirty for the ultimate fun!

  • 3012 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Changes seasonally; check website for details
Best Pool
Marcus by Marcus

An 8-year Vegas local, Marcus’s advice for the glitter city is to let loose and be spontaneous!

Mandalay Bay Beach is the best pool in Vegas, an aquatic oasis with a sandy beach, a wave pool and a lazy river where you can float around on an inflatable ring! Whether you bask in the sun at your private cabana or turn up the party at Moorea Beach Club, this place is splash-tacular!

  • 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Open Monday to Sunday 8 am – 6 pm (changes seasonally; check website for details)
Great Museum for a Rainy Day
Laura by Laura

San Franciscan Laura loves heading to this sun-drenched party paradise for a weekend with the girls!

Inside the stunning glass pyramid of the Luxor Casino lies an unlikely treasure, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. Great for a rainy day, you will be taken back in time to discover over 250 artifacts recovered from the shipwreck. (Dare you to walk through without humming Celine Dion!)

  • 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 8911
  • Open Monday to Sunday 10 am - 10 pm
Insert Coin
Robin by Robin

Vegas’s buzzing entertainment, shopping and gaming scenes have kept Robin living here for 17 years!

What do you get when you mix clubbing with vintage arcade games? Insert Coin(s) of course! Located downtown, this unique nightlife experience is a fun night out. Battle your buddies on the big screen at the interactive PS3 gaming bar, or kick it old school with retro games like PacMan.

  • 512 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • Open Wednesday to Sunday 8 pm – 2 am
Unique Piano Bar
Kimberly by Kimberly

Las Vegas born and bred, Kimberly loves museums that delve into the city’s colorful history!

Located in the trendy new LINQ dining and entertainment area, BLVD. Cocktail is the perfect spot for a cheeky evening drink! This reimagined piano bar features beautiful vintage décor and an extensive menu of handcrafted creations. Take a ride on the nearby HighRoller afterwards!

  • 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open Monday to Sunday 5 pm – 2 am
Zip Line the Las Vegas Strip
Kaitlin by Kaitlin

Kaitlin loves the ever-changing nature of Sin City and hitting the hottest bars and clubs!

If soaring above the heads of tourists while you strike your best Superman pose sounds up your alley, then you will love the Fremont Street Experience! The SlotZilla Zip Line will be the ride of your life, flying 40 miles per hour past the sparkling lights of Old Vegas casinos!

  • 425 Fremont Street, Suite 160, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (The Strip)
  • Open Sunday to Thursday 12 pm – 12 am and Friday and Saturday 12 pm – 2 am
Las Vegas Strip People Watching
Karriem by Karriem

Karriem rounds up his buddies for a fun weekend in Vegas, exploring the Strip’s secrets!

Walking the Strip is the best way to experience the city’s wacky and wonderful treats. You can also travel the world all in a day with the exciting casino themes! Ride a gondola at The Venetian, climb the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel or brave the roller coaster at New York New York!

  • S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Paradise)
Day Pool Parties
Rachel by Rachel

Having spent 13 summers in the sizzling desert heat, Rachel cools off at the pool parties.

Nothing says summer like a Las Vegas pool party! These water wonderlands are full of teeny bikinis, oversized drinks and the hottest beats in town. Hot spots are Wet Republic at MGM Grand and Encore Beach Club at Wynn, or for a more chilled out vibe head to Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria.

  • 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open Monday to Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Best Night Out
Nancy by Nancy

Nancy has spent her entire life in the city which she believes is the greatest show on earth!

The Cosmopolitan is a nightlife mecca! Start with a Verbena Cocktail at the classy Chandelier bar, simply dripping in crystals and opulence. Next, head over to Marquee Nightclub for a night you’re sure to remember (hopefully!), where you can party to the tunes of world-renowned DJs.

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Monday to Sunday 10 pm – 5 am

In Las Vegas you see it all. One city one stop 24 hours a day 365 days a year!

How the casinos light up at night.

Whats happens in vegas stays in vegas

Walking the strip. The vagrants and people trying to give you rubbish is getting bad But if you want a girl in your room in 20mins it's the place to go asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Las Vegas for food?

Pretty much anything you're craving can be found here. Where else can you get Shake Shack, White Castle AND In-N-Out burger within a few miles of each other?

get public bus pass and get on and off at any place on the strip

Las Vegas has great shopping, and while many stores on the Strip are extremely unaffordable due to their luxurious nature, Fashion Show Mall does a good job of combating them with more affordable shopping options. There are also some good outlets just off the Strip.

All types of shopping-designer/outlet/bargain/touristy catered for.

Either eat up market or clean and basic with nice atmosphere. Avoid all the 2 for 1's


Las Vegas Transportation


McCarran is Las Vegas’s main airport, and has over 1000 slot machines! The fastest connection to the Las Vegas Strip is by taxi, which takes 10-15 minutes and will set you back about USD 20 (plus the expected 15% tip and USD 1 per suitcase). Tell your taxi driver at the start of your journey to avoid the freeways! A cheaper option is a group shuttle bus, but it can take a while if there are multiple stops to be made. Car rental is also available.


The Las Vegas Monorail is a great way to explore the Strip without having to do loads of walking! Starting at the MGM Grand, it runs one block back from and parallel to the strip, with 7 stops down to the SLS Hotel, including the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased outside stations at vending machines or online; single rides are USD 5, and there are 1- to 7-day passes available. It runs from 7 am until 12 am, with extended hours on weekends.


Cruise the Strip in true Vegas style, on The Deuce gold double-decker buses. Running every 15 minutes around the clock, these buses stop at nearly every casino and downtown. It’s a cheap option (at just USD 8 for 24 hours) however it can be slow due to heavy traffic and the number of stops. Tickets can be purchased on board. There’s also the Strip and Downtown Express (SDX) bus, which runs a more limited stop (meaning faster!) service for the same price.


Walking is a fun way to explore the Strip’s hidden treasures (you can even sip on an oversize margarita while you stroll!), but sometimes the heat or your high heels call for an easier way. In that case, taxis are your go-to method, and while they can be pricey, they run 24/7 and are readily available. It’s illegal to hail a cab off the Strip, but there are taxi ranks at every casino and attraction. Keep in mind drivers usually expect a 15% tip!


Renting a car in Las Vegas is simple and gives you the freedom to explore the great areas and attractions of this jewel in the desert! After arriving at McCarran Airport, follow the ground transportation signs and look for the blue and white McCarran Rent-A-Car Center Shuttle. This takes you to the office, which is open 24 hours and has easy access to the Las Vegas Strip. Most hotels have a free valet service, so there's no need to stress about paying for parking!

Food in Las Vegas

Top Restaurants in Las Vegas

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Battista's Hole In the Wall
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Noodle Asia in Palazzo
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Serendipity 3
  • 3507 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open every day 08:00-23:00.
  • 001 7027317373
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Mesa Grille
Upscale Dining
  • 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open every day 17:00-23:00.
  • 001 7027856628
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Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
  • 4178 Koval Lane Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open every day 00:00-23:59
  • 001 7027338901
Mid-Range Fare
Firefly on Paradise
Upscale Dining
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Fresh Grill & Bar
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Pin Up Pizza
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Pink's Hot Dogs
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Milos, Estiatorio
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STK Las Vegas
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Del Frisco's Steakhouse
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Toscano Italian Steakhouse
  • 3900 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • Open every day 11:30-21:00.
  • 001 7026857171
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DJ’s Taco Bar
  • 3743 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV ‎
  • Open every day 11:00-24:00.
  • 001 7027783051
Mid-Range Fare
Upscale Dining
ENVY The Steakhouse
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Peppermill Fireside Lounge
  • 2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Open every day 00:00-23:59
  • 001 7027357635
Upscale Dining
Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub and Restaurant
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Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Paymon’s Mediterranean Cafe & Lounge
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Bazaar Meat by José Andrés - SLS Las Vegas
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