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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

Top Hotels 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
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥5,222 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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! (11,622 reviews)

"Love the view! And overall staying was excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 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
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥3,730 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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! (16,351 reviews)

"I LIKE THE FLAMINGO HOTEL, VERY CLEAN AND ALL STAFF FOLLOWING THE CDC REGULATIONS FOR COVID . I WISH COME SOON."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Caesars Palace - Resort & Casino
Caesars Palace - Resort & Casino
4.5 out of 5
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥9,485 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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

4/5Very Good! (8,172 reviews)

"It was wonderful and clean. Everyone was wearing their masks. Hand sanitizer and free mask stations were everywhere. The only thing I noticed was how many things were not wheelchair accessible."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Caesars Palace - 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.

Vacation Rentals in Las Vegas

Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥9,485 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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! (9,158 reviews)

"Easy check in, easy check out. Love the place it's self."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2021

Palms Place
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 ¥5,659 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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! (5,488 reviews)

"The rooms comes with everything you need besides food. If your staying with family this is the place for you."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
7200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is ¥9,485 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

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! (5,106 reviews)

"Awesome. We wanted to vacation in warmer weather but do not like the Las Vegas Strip. This is off of the strip enough to still enjoy having what we wanted nearby. Our room was the size of an apartment with a sauna shower and jacuzzi bathtub. There is a Whole Foods down the street allowing us to shop ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
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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