Las Vegas

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Las Vegas
Whether you want to gamble all night or treat the family to great attractions and entertainment, you’ll find your favorite activities here.

Las Vegas, known for gambling and bright lights, also offers family-friendly entertainment and attractions. Stroll along The Strip at night and marvel at dozens of high-end casinos, many with attractive fountains, themed features and street-side entertainment.

Gambling developed in the early days of Las Vegas to attract men constructing the nearby Boulder Dam. Learn about the intertwined history of gambling and crime in Las Vegas and across America at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, aka the Mob Museum.

Today dozens of casinos offer legal gambling, from penny slot machines to high-stakes tables, but you don’t have to gamble to enjoy Las Vegas. Entertainment ranges from Cirque du Soleil to comedy acts, magic shows and big-name performers, including Celine Dion and Britney Spears.

Gaze at the city’s one-of-a-kind structures. The Stratosphere Tower offers views from 1,149 feet (350 meters) in the air as well as catapults, sky jumps and free-fall rides from the dizzying height. See a half-scale Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and replicas of the Statue of Liberty and buildings from the Manhattan skyline at New York New York Hotel.

The Bellagio’s fountains provide outstanding water shows with lights and music. Enjoy the conservatory and botanical gardens of this Italian-style hotel. See more than 2,000 marine animals at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. The Fremont Street Experience has zip-line rides and free nightly light shows. Enjoy 25 rides and attractions at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Visit 160 shops and restaurants at the Forum at Caesars Palace.

Experience outdoor adventures in less than a 1-hour drive from the neon lights of Las Vegas. Hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and explore the Mojave Desert. See the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam, formerly Boulder Dam, and its man-made Lake Mead.

The city proudly promises, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Make a visit to Las Vegas and you’ll want to stay here too.

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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, 89109
Fully refundable
The price is CA $34 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $34
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free parking, 2 outdoor pools, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.2/5 (18,636 reviews)
"The place was fine."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2022

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89119
The price is CA $47 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
CA $47
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 3.5-star spa resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy 4 outdoor pools, 11 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.7/5 Good! (17,427 reviews)
"The uniqueness of property was great. Could have been cleaner found a peanut on floor in room, which makes me question cleanliness."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Luxor Hotel and Casino
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The price is CA $160 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
CA $160
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free parking, 4 outdoor pools, and 20 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (16,892 reviews)
"The suit was really good and my daughter was so satisfied looks like castle. We ordered a in-suit breakfast as room service, but we had to wait a long time for the serving. Then they discounted the fee, so that’s okay."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2022

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
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.
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
8335 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89123
Stay at this 3-star spa aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (4,679 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3745 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the WiFi and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (6,794 reviews)
"Having kitchen was perfect"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89103
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10,172 reviews)
"The description of the place should of said that the property was not at the casino but a sub of it."

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2022

Palms Place
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
3494
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4 - Good
3325
" "4 - Good 43.56085418577231%
3 - Okay
672
" "3 - Okay 8.803877898598191%
2 - Disappointing
109
" "2 - Disappointing 1.428009956766671%
1 - Terrible
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" "1 - Terrible 0.4323332896633041%

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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