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Las Vegas

Travel Guide
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

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Fully refundable
The price is CA $40 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
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. High Roller is 1.6 mi ...
3.3/5 (26,543 reviews)
"Love the family themed fun. Rooms are a little outdated…. Went to McDonald’s on the midway at 9:40 pm and they were closed. Pool closes at 6 which is somewhat lame. I know they have to have lifeguards, but it would be nice if they stayed open a little later like they advertised on the website."

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2021

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
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 CA $44 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade, High Roller, and Miracle Mile Shops. T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Convention ...
3.7/5Good! (18,027 reviews)
"The location is great...more central to everything. You are able to go to many different shops without being outside too much which was great as it was about 110 degrees outside while we were there!"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2021

Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $78 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
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! (21,710 reviews)
"This hotel is very clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful and also it is convenient to"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2021

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and 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.
Jockey Resort Suites Center Strip
Jockey Resort Suites Center Strip
3 out of 5
3700 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $116 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bellagio Casino and T-Mobile Arena. Fashion Show Mall and University of Nevada, Las ...
4/5Very Good! (1,937 reviews)
Location!
"The location of this property is ideal if you would like to spend a lot of time on the strip and have a comforts of home. However the unit could use some updates and work on the air conditioning (although it was 120 degrees every day so this may be the reason it wasn’t super cold). Overall we had ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2021

Jockey Resort Suites Center Strip
Grandview at Las Vegas
Grandview at Las Vegas
3 out of 5
9940 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $302 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
This family-friendly Las Vegas aparthotel is located near the airport, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Casino at South Point Hotel, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Allegiant ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3,159 reviews)
"Clean and comfortable unit. Easy access to a casino without the big crowd of the strip."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2021

Grandview at Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise (Convention Center)
Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise (Convention Center)
3.5 out of 5
455 Karen Avenue, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $254 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,361 reviews)
"I loved The comfort of the suite"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2021

Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise (Convention Center)
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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