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Visit Las Vegas

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

Las Vegas Strip
The Strip showing a casino, night scenes and a city

Las Vegas Strip

Known for Casinos, Entertainment, Shopping

4/5(52,088 reviews)

Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: Lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and those infamous wedding chapels and neon lights.

Downtown Las Vegas
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Downtown Las Vegas

Known for Casinos, Entertainment, Live Music

4/5(7,642 reviews)

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

Summerlin
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Summerlin

Known for Shopping, Entertainment, Casinos

4.5/5(191 reviews)

Travelers come to Summerlin for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex and Bruce Trent Park while you're in town.

Green Valley
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Green Valley

Known for Family-Friendly, Casinos, Shopping

4.5/5(927 reviews)

The first-class casinos and popular shops are just a few highlights of Green Valley. Make a stop by Ethel M Chocolates Factory or Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens while you're exploring the area.

Winchester
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Winchester

Known for Casinos, Family-Friendly, Dancing

3.5/5(302 reviews)

Winchester is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Boulder Strip and Las Vegas Country Club.

Sunrise Manor
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Sunrise Manor

Known for Family-Friendly, Casinos, Dining

3.5/5(1,414 reviews)

Travelers to Sunrise Manor praise its first-class casinos. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Boulder Strip and Royal Links Golf Club.

Top Hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
¥1,753
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3

This family-friendly Las Vegas resort is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center and Fashion Show Mall. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.3/5 (70,534 reviews)

"Not very high end property. But cheap place for kids all age, all day. If you go without kids, go to a better place."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
¥4,557
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (58,305 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Not the most efficient checkin process but there were hundreds of people checking in at the same time so perhaps that affected the process."…"

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
¥3,475
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (70,306 reviews)

"The hotel itself is very pretty and the Egyptian statues are massive. The elevators sway when going up & down. Our room was mediocre & looked like it hadnt been updated in some time. The bed & arm chair were very worn. There wasn't a mini fridge or microwave. The cleaning staff did a good job other ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino

Popular things to do in Las Vegas

Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam

4.5/5(8,880 reviews)

Hoover Dam is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Boulder City. Check out the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

4.5/5(4,150 reviews)

Explore Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a favorite green space in Las Vegas, and also enjoy the area's bowling alleys. Make time for the casinos and golf courses in this relaxing area.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway

4.5/5(1,336 reviews)

Catch an event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during your trip to Las Vegas. Discover the desert landscapes and casinos in this family-friendly area.

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(15,063 reviews)

This world-famous hotel is home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate fountain show.

Fashion Show Mall
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Fashion Show Mall

4.5/5(5,995 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Fashion Show Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Paradise. Make time to visit the area's casinos, or simply enjoy its lively bars.

The Linq
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The Linq

4/5(8,083 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to The Linq, a well-known attraction in Paradise. Discover the area's entertainment choices and shops.

Top activities in Las Vegas

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

¥10,839

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where you can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

¥1,642

Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

¥13,637

Le Rêve leads you into an imaginary world where dreams transform into reality. With a massive pool serving as the show's aquatic stage, this unforgettable performance features a cast of 90 world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, ballroom dancers, and divers.

Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®
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Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®

¥11,486

An immersive journey hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

Helicopter City Lights w/ Champagne & Luxury Transportation
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Helicopter City Lights w/ Champagne & Luxury Transportation

¥9,197

Sip champagne before boarding your helicopter for an unforgettable flight over the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Hover over Luxor, Bellagio, and the Stratosphere Tower and travel in style to and from your hotel in limousine style transportation.

Shop and Shuttle Las Vegas
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Shop and Shuttle Las Vegas

¥5,874

Itinerary Hop On Hop Off Plus Shopping! Route Duration: 8 hours Stops on the Hop On Hop Off Plus Shopping!: Miracle Mile Shops Attractions on the Hop On Hop Off Plus Shopping!: Stratosphere Tower / Bally's / Casino at Circus Circus / Casino at Excali

Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
26358
5 - Excellent 45.62338808786111%
4 - Good
23327
4 - Good 40.37699271285895%
3 - Okay
6476
3 - Okay 11.209388468661832%
2 - Disappointing
1118
2 - Disappointing 1.9351600228480432%
1 - Terrible
494
1 - Terrible 0.8550707077700656%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

1st time to Vegas, won’t be my last!

3/5 - Okay

JB

Dec 10, 2019

I'm not a big gambler so it's not really my thing. The strip was better than Fremont street. Fremont is way too loud!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

Tons of fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

It was a blast can’t wait to return

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 10, 2019

Always a good time.

5/5 - Excellent

A.D.

Dec 10, 2019

The Blue Man group was phenomenal. It’s indescribable, you just have to experience it. The Void at The Venetian was such a cool virtual reality experience! The Cosmopolitan hotel hands down has the best dining. The old strip (Fremont) was awesome!

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