5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerDec 10, 2019
1st time to Vegas, won’t be my last!
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.
Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: Lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and those infamous wedding chapels and neon lights.
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.
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.
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 is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Boulder Strip and Las Vegas Country Club.
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.
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019
Reviewed on Dec 8, 2019
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.
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.
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.
This world-famous hotel is home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate fountain show.
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.
Enjoy a trip to The Linq, a well-known attraction in Paradise. Discover the area's entertainment choices and shops.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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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