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Las Vegas, NV
Travel Guide

When Las Vegas calls, pack your sunglasses and leave your watch behind. This party town shines brightly under a desert sun by day and neon lights by night. 

Once a dusty, desert town in Nevada, Las Vegas is now a playground of big hotels, outrageous neon lights and outlandish personalities. Its transformation into a gambling hotspot began in 1931, when the first gaming license was issued. Since then, Vegas has continued to expand and evolve, from a post-war gangsters’ paradise and favored hangout of the mid-’60s Rat Pack to a glittering spectacle.

The themed hotels of Vegas are legendary. Experience ancient Rome at Caesars Palace or climb aboard a gondola at the Venetian. Marvel at the Mirage’s erupting volcano, see The Big Apple’s skyline at New York-New York, or drink a cocktail at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel.

While it’s known as Sin City, Vegas is more than gambling and adult entertainment. Families will find plenty of innocent fun, some of which, like the Bellagio Resort and Casino's nightly fountain show, is free. A stroll along the Las Vegas Strip or The Forum Shops will also cost you nothing. At the Fremont Street Experience watch the nightly parade without paying a cent.

You can also see fantastic Las Vegas shows featuring A-list, superstar performers, and for the seriously adventurous, experience the thrill of driving an exotic performance or true race car.

Las Vegas provides experiences on an extravagant scale. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, is a just a few hours drive away. There’s a record-breaking free fall at Stratosphere Tower and exotic sea creatures at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's Shark Reef Aquarium. Even Sin City’s seedy past is on display at the fascinating Mob Museum.

Though the famous all-you-can-eat buffets and juicy hamburger joints remain, Vegas has stepped it up in the food stakes, with a fresh crop of restaurants attracting discerning clientele. The shopping here rivals New York and Los Angeles, with hundreds of designer boutiques, opulent malls, children’s stores and plenty of souvenir stops. If you can't find it in Vegas, it probably can't be found.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥5,289 per night from Mar 18 to Mar 19

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops, LINQ Promenade, and Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. High Roller and ...

4/5Very Good! (11,643 reviews)

"The property was beautiful and the location is great."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥3,778 per night from Apr 5 to Apr 6

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade, Miracle Mile Shops, and High Roller. T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Convention ...

3.7/5Good! (16,400 reviews)

"Muy bueno se los recomindo para que se queden una noche"…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2021

Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥4,857 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops, LINQ Promenade, and Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. High Roller and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (9,004 reviews)

"I enjoyed my stay at Planet Hollywood. This hotel has a lot to offer while being very affordable. I would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥10,146 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Las Vegas, this luxury condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gold Coast Casino, Orleans Arena, and Bellagio Casino. Casino at the Rio All-Suite Hotel ...

4.2/5Very Good! (9,168 reviews)

"The hotel was well kept with cleanliness, and the door guys were very respectful..The room was exactly like the picture un advertisement."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Palms Place
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
7200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥13,924 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated near the airport, this condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Town Square Las Vegas and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Mandalay Bay Casino and Casino ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,105 reviews)

"We love the resort. We go every year with our kids. The lazy river is always clean and BBQ area is a nice place to sit outside and eat and relax. They recently added a small arcade and if feels like home when we stay there."…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3745 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥5,732 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this eco-friendly condo resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops and T-Mobile Arena. High Roller and Allegiant Stadium ...

4.2/5Excellent! (5,494 reviews)

"Perfect location with a balcony. I return over and over."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
30103
5 - Excellent 45.67011560518251%
4 - Good
26491
4 - Good 40.190247898777194%
3 - Okay
7427
3 - Okay 11.267712473829535%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.9950238189155567%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8769002032952028%

4/5 - Good

Lynn

Jun 8, 2020

Very quiet due to recently reopening after COVID-19. That was so nice not being in elbow deep crowds! No wait for lunch or drinks. Staff super friendly!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Hoping that with the re-opening things will get better. Every other slot machine open sucks when you’re trying to play with your partner. When we did find two machines near each other one wouldn’t work. Long time visitors...disappointed.

5/5 - Excellent

Unknown

Jun 5, 2020

Local

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

I LOVE VEGAS I LIVED HERE 20 YRS BEFORE MOVING LAST YEAR FOR MY JOB.HOWEVER I JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN VEGAS ON PERSONAL MATTER . DURING THE SHUT DOWN & 6 DAY RIOTS IT WAS CRAZY NEVER BEFORE HAS VEGAS SHUT DOWN NOR HAD RIOT FIRST TIME IN HISTORY .

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Everything was closed because of COVID. This was not a vacation stay

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I have a lot of family and friends in Vegas

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