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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

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $61 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
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! (12,190 reviews)
"Very clean. Great customer service. We had a little problem in our room and they switched us rooms with no problem. The hotel manager was very nice and helpful."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Free cancellation
The price is CA $159 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (18,690 reviews)
"Loved the shops and gondolas going through the shops."

Reviewed on Apr. 20, 2021

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
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 $58 per night from May 11 to May 12
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! (21,771 reviews)
"It was a nice place. Really great view from the room."

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 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.
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is CA $124 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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! (9,249 reviews)
"Stainless steel kitchen area, rainfall shower, oval tub with water jets."

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 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 CA $66 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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! (5,560 reviews)
"The Internet was horrible but besides that everything was perfect !"

Reviewed on Apr. 19, 2021

Polo Towers 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
The price is CA $80 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in the heart of Las Vegas, this luxury condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of The Cosmopolitan Casino and Miracle Mile Shops. Bellagio Casino and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,151 reviews)
"Had a view of the strip. Very beautiful"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2021

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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Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 45.780922431865825%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.55345911949686%
3 - Okay
672
3 - Okay 8.80503144654088%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.428197064989518%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.43238993710691825%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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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