Las VegasUnited States of America

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Visit 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

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

Las Vegas Strip

Known for Casino, Entertainment, Shopping

4/5(7,498 reviews)

Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: Lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and those infamous wedding chapels and neon lights.

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

Downtown Las Vegas

Known for Casino, Entertainment, Live Music

4/5(581 reviews)

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. 

Top Hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $21
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3

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. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.3/5 (70,581 reviews)

"We were able to get connecting rooms with our other party"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
CA $46
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

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! (58,308 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Not the most efficient checkin process but there were hundreds of people checking in at the same time so perhaps that affected the process."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
CA $42
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (70,268 reviews)

"a nice stay and the style of the hotel building is unique. Some improvement: look inside from the 5th floor (5050) hotel room, there are nothing at the two sides of the plaza level. Why not put some decorations (flowers bed/garden/sculptures), it will make the visual much better."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino

Popular things to do in Las Vegas

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

4.5/5(2,351 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(2,449 reviews)

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

Top activities in Las Vegas

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

CA $131

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.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

CA $165

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.

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

CA $27

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.

Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®
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Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®

CA $139

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.

Absinthe Vegas
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Absinthe Vegas

CA $125

“If you only see one show in your entire life, make it Absinthe!” – Huffington Post Having opened at Caesars Palace Las Vegas in 2011, Absinthe was recently named “the #1 greatest show in Las Vegas history” by Las Vegas Weekly.

Exclusive: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Mega-Ride Wristband with Meal
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Exclusive: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Mega-Ride Wristband with Meal

CA $56

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix Family Fun Center, 1401 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108-1864 Enjoy our 7-acre amusement park featuring go kart tracks, amusement rides, a huge arcade, and a full-service snack bar.

Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
3092
5 - Excellent 45.84136397331356%
4 - Good
2940
4 - Good 43.587842846553%
3 - Okay
587
3 - Okay 8.702742772424017%
2 - Disappointing
96
2 - Disappointing 1.4232765011119348%
1 - Terrible
30
1 - Terrible 0.4447739065974796%

4/5 - Good

Ed

Dec 10, 2019

Always a fun place to go at ant time of the year. Enjoy the entertainment and try for a NHL game.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 9, 2019

Always lots of fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 9, 2019

I found eating out was somewhat pricey, but the food was great.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 8, 2019

Great place to loose track of the time, but that’s the fun part.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

Dec 8, 2019

Vegas did not appeal to us. Not our thing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 7, 2019

Had a wonderful time. Seen the Legends show. It was ok but I expected so much more. The show the entire family loved and would see again was All Shook Up. This Elvis was amazing. Do yourself a favour go see this show

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