Las Vegas, NV

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Bellagio Casino

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.

Whether you want to gamble all night or treat the family to great attractions and entertainment, you’ll find your favorite activities here.

Las Vegas, known for gambling and bright lights, also offers family-friendly entertainment and attractions. Stroll along The Strip at night and marvel at dozens of high-end casinos, many with attractive fountains, themed features and street-side entertainment.

Gambling developed in the early days of Las Vegas to attract men constructing the nearby Boulder Dam. Learn about the intertwined history of gambling and crime in Las Vegas and across America at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, aka the Mob Museum.

Today dozens of casinos offer legal gambling, from penny slot machines to high-stakes tables, but you don’t have to gamble to enjoy Las Vegas. Entertainment ranges from Cirque du Soleil to comedy acts, magic shows and big-name performers, including Celine Dion and Britney Spears.

Gaze at the city’s one-of-a-kind structures. The Stratosphere Tower offers views from 1,149 feet (350 meters) in the air as well as catapults, sky jumps and free-fall rides from the dizzying height. See a half-scale Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and replicas of the Statue of Liberty and buildings from the Manhattan skyline at New York New York Hotel.

The Bellagio’s fountains provide outstanding water shows with lights and music. Enjoy the conservatory and botanical gardens of this Italian-style hotel. See more than 2,000 marine animals at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. The Fremont Street Experience has zip-line rides and free nightly light shows. Enjoy 25 rides and attractions at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Visit 160 shops and restaurants at the Forum at Caesars Palace.

Experience outdoor adventures in less than a 1-hour drive from the neon lights of Las Vegas. Hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and explore the Mojave Desert. See the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam, formerly Boulder Dam, and its man-made Lake Mead.

The city proudly promises, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Make a visit to Las Vegas and you’ll want to stay here too.

Where to stay in Las Vegas

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The price is ¥3,765 per night from Jul 27 to Jul 28
Stay at this 3.5-star spa resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy 4 outdoor pools, 14 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.7/5 Good! (22,565 reviews)
"Location, pool, and knights show was good. Smoky smell throughout. No fridge to keep kids milk cool. Some TV channels were unviewable. Only sound. Over all it was a good stay. Not perfect but rather enjoyable."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Fully refundable
The price is ¥4,591 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 30
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.2/5 (20,392 reviews)
"Property was sufficient"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino, a Radisson Hotel
Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino, a Radisson Hotel
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The price is ¥7,569 per night from Jul 11 to Jul 12
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (19,601 reviews)
"When we arrived, there were no towels in the room. We had to call the room service twice and waited four hours before getting our towels."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino, a Radisson Hotel
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.
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3745 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The price is ¥7,181 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 29
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the WiFi and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (6,315 reviews)
"The place itself was very nice. The property around seemed a bit ghetto."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
8335 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89123
The price is ¥12,049 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star spa aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (4,256 reviews)
"This is a great family resort. I felt safe that they have multiple life guards in the pool area. Staff is friendly, the food and drinks are good in the pool area as well. The BBQ area is available until 10pm. The rooms/suites are very spacious."

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
Jet Luxury Resorts @ The Signature Condo Hotel
Jet Luxury Resorts @ The Signature Condo Hotel
4.5 out of 5
145 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The price is ¥9,163 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury condo in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,922 reviews)
"This place was very nice. You have to realize that it is NOT a hotel, these are condos. As long you the visitors understand that, the're golden."

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

Jet Luxury Resorts @ The Signature Condo Hotel
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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