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Las VegasUnited States of America

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

The Strip which includes a hotel, night scenes and a casino

Las Vegas Strip

4/5Very Good!(8,467 area reviews)

Visitors to Las Vegas Strip rave about its fantastic nightlife, great live music, and first-class casinos. You might also want to make some time to see Park Theater or T-Mobile Arena while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Las Vegas Strip
Downtown Las Vegas featuring signage as well as a small group of people

Downtown Las Vegas

4/5Very Good!(662 area reviews)

Visitors to Downtown Las Vegas rave about its fantastic nightlife, great live music, and first-class casinos. You might also want to make some time to see Fremont Street Experience or Mob Museum while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Downtown Las Vegas

Top Hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $68 per night

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Thomas and Mack Center and Las Vegas Convention Center ...

3.9/5Good! (37,411 reviews)

"Always professional nice staff. Very a comodating."…"

Reviewed on May 3, 2020

MGM Grand 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 $67 per night

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! (62,284 reviews)

"We only stayed one night. Virus shut everything else down and we had to leave."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $220 per night

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury resort is steps away from Crystals at City Center and Miracle Mile Shops. T-Mobile Arena and Welcome to Fabulous Las ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (18,273 reviews)

"We enjoyed the view. We had a short stay because of the virus, and several things were closing down as we got to the hotel. We never tried the dining at the hotel as we looked at the prices and they were out of our budget as we had kids with us. The hotel was nice overall. The virus this month just ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas

Popular places to visit in Las Vegas

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(2,622 reviews)

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

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

4/5(2,764 reviews)

See where Vegas began on legendary Fremont Street, now a pedestrian-only area with free nightly shows and special events.

Stratosphere Tower
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Stratosphere Tower

4/5(566 reviews)

Check out the thrilling rides at the top of Las Vegas’s tallest structure, or just enjoy the stunning views and a fresh perspective.

Top things to do in Las Vegas

Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe SMALL GROUP TOUR from Las Vegas
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Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe SMALL GROUP TOUR from Las Vegas

96% of travellers recommend
CA $253
Per adult
Valley of Fire State Park Hiking Adventures
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Valley of Fire State Park Hiking Adventures

100% of travellers recommend
CA $170
Per adult
3 HOUR HOOVER DAM MINI TOUR
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3 HOUR HOOVER DAM MINI TOUR

92% of travellers recommend
CA $71
Per adult
4 Nightclub Crawl with Live DJ Party Bus & Unlimited Drinks
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4 Nightclub Crawl with Live DJ Party Bus & Unlimited Drinks

CA $55
Per adult
Sunrise Balloon Ride
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Sunrise Balloon Ride

CA $281
Per adult
Famous Elvis Themed Wedding or Renewal at Graceland Chapel
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Famous Elvis Themed Wedding or Renewal at Graceland Chapel

94% of travellers recommend
CA $251
Per adult

Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
3492
5 - Excellent 45.766710353866316%
4 - Good
3324
4 - Good 43.564875491481%
3 - Okay
672
3 - Okay 8.807339449541285%
2 - Disappointing
109
2 - Disappointing 1.4285714285714286%
1 - Terrible
33
1 - Terrible 0.4325032765399738%

5/5 - Excellent

NolP

Apr 10, 2020

Stinks this whole epidemic cause I really looked forward to seeing and visiting Vegas again!

5/5 - Excellent

John

Apr 4, 2020

Great atmosphere and places on the strip. Fabulous canyons: Grand Canyon, Antelope, Zion, Bryce

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 27, 2020

We stayed for a week and there was so much to do. Cant wait to check out whats new when we return!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 21, 2020

Las Vegas on the strip can be very expensive. However, buying stuff from CVS or Walgreens helps bring the cost down. I skipped breakfast and had brunch and dinner as the main meals. There is a place called off the strip near Harrah's that is good.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 20, 2020

Everything was shut down.

5/5 - Excellent

H.F.

Mar 20, 2020

I was never really a fan of the idea of Vegas, but I decided to go for a concert (although it was cancelled) and I actually have to say it is a fun place! I’m not a nightclub person, but the food scene is amazing! Check out the food tours.

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