Las Vegas Travel

Las Vegas Travel Guide

The 87 best hotels, restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, shows, tours, places, and things to do in Las Vegas. Nevada.


1. Wynn Las Vegas ( The Strip $$$$
Perfect mix of luxury, excitement, and amenities. Rooms have a classic feel, but with the latest technology and great views. Revamped sports book is the best on the Strip with massive high-def screens. Every restaurant has vegan options. Between center and north end of Strip. map (,-115.1679277,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c422de2a8695:0xb1c13b73cbbb6fed!5m1!1s2018-05-13!8m2!3d36.1264898!4d-115.165739) (702) 770-7000

2. Venetian & Palazzo ( The Strip $$$$
A modern take on Old World Italy. Twin resorts merge into one large property with a top-tier lineup of restaurants and busy casinos. Take a gondola ride through the Grand Canal Shoppes or visit Madame Tussauds. Prime location in the heart of the Strip and next to the Wynn. The best resort in Vegas that still has free parking. map (,-115.1718413,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c43e49978efb:0x7edf0a3a459f4e9b!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c415ac77058b:0xa1b4397e7377d345!5m1!1s2018-05-13!8m2!3d36.121174!4d-115.1696526) (702) 414-1000

3. Aria ( The Strip $$$$
The centerpiece of ultra-modern CityCenter. Sleek, futuristic exterior with stylish tech-friendly rooms, including the upscale Sky Suites. Great restaurants and vibrant, casino floor. An easy walk to the T-Mobile Arena and other attractions in the central part of the Strip. Map (,-115.1787723,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c431e35b9c4b:0xa1d65d6b6c79b3db!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c42e1d156485:0x2ef3882f44b3056f!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1073485!4d-115.1765836) (702) 590-7111

4. Four Seasons ( The Strip $$$$
A luxury escape in south end of the Strip. Quiet and peaceful with a great steakhouse and pool area. No casino chaos. Lobby connects to the busier attractions of Mandalay Bay. Free shuttle train to center of Strip. Rooms are upscale, but could have more tech and automation. This is where you go to avoid crowds. Highly personalized service. map (,-115.1765867,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c5c53105e859:0x6c1168e3114a3e3b!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c5c5a19b6a6b:0xf4237071b587e1c!5m1!1s2018-06-19!8m2!3d36.090428!4d-115.174398) (702) 632-5000

5. The Cosmopolitan ( The Strip $$$$
Draws a young crowd based on energy, style and contemporary image. Only high-rise on the Strip with open-air balconies. Great cocktail bars. Casino has rare open feel with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the Strip. Vertically-stacked with parking garage underground. Amazing location near the Bellagio, CityCenter, and everything else in the heart of the Strip. map (,-115.1760656,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c4304a587651:0x7edf0a3af2de8c7c!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43105c1ff4f:0x6d0f5e8df39e7c48!5m1!1s2018-06-19!8m2!3d36.1097553!4d-115.1738769) (702) 698-7000

6. Bellagio ( The Strip $$$$
Inspired by coastal Italy with a restrained and refined European style. Request a room with views of the fountains out front — an iconic image synonymous with Vegas. Lobby is busiest on the Strip and includes the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, upscale shops, and a great lineup of restaurants. map (,-115.1788938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c430cb5147bd:0x82f2c7c5d9d10d84!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1126264!4d-115.1767051) (888) 987-6667

7. The Cromwell ( The Strip $$$
Best boutique hotel in Vegas. Just 11 stories tall with less than 200 rooms. Casino is small, but has best terms and conditions on Strip. Home to the first and only full restaurant by Giada de Laurentiis. Rooftop nightclub and pool deck has jaw-dropping Vegas views. On busy intersection near the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and the High Roller wheel. map (,-115.1740149,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43a255c3435:0xafdca3bc0a70dfb8!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1150318!4d-115.1718262) (702) 777-3777

8. Trump International ( The Strip $$$
Politics aside, this high-rise is one of the most luxurious hotels in Vegas. Gold furnishings and decor are eye-catching, but not for everyone. Incredible views, thanks to a bend in Las Vegas Boulevard that places tower in the “middle” of the Strip. Not a lot of restaurants or shopping, but close to Fashion Show Mall, Wynn, and Mirage. map (,-115.17501,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c41115a22c6d:0xc4d2d80553e82!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1295451!4d-115.1728213) (702) 982-0000

9. Red Rock Resort ( Summerlin $$$
Biggest and best hotel in Summerlin has a desert-contemporary style with a horseshoe design that wraps around gorgeous and spacious pool deck. Lots of restaurants covering all categories. Most have outdoor patios. Free shuttle to Strip and airport. map (,-115.3357826,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8be4e73e8263f:0xd30fc834918990fc!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1569658!4d-115.3335939) (702) 797-7777

10. The M Resort ( Henderson $$$
Ultra-modern alternative to the Strip. You’re sacrificing location but in return, get more bang-for-your-buck in room quality. Chic lobby. Sleek pool deck. Just off the I-15 before entering the metropolitan area of Las Vegas, making it ideal for Californians driving north. Drinks on 16th floor bar with awesome Strip views. map (,-115.1718551,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8cc1449fff7e7:0xc04c73959734c863!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d35.9652245!4d-115.1696664) (702) 797-1000

11. Park MGM ( The Strip $$$
Completely redesigned and renovated from the old Monte Carlo. Pastel art deco style is a nice contrast from the rest of the Strip. Juniper lobby bar has largest gin collection in Vegas. Park Theater is intimate and high -tech. Next to the T-Mobile Arena and The Park outdoor promenade. map (,-115.1782132,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c432700e369d:0xe2dda86cde111bc8!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.1046923!4d-115.1760245) (702) 730-7777

12. Caesars Palace ( The Strip $$$
Iconic Vegas property with Roman theme. Sprawling, but full of great restaurants and amenities. Garden of the Gods pool complex is a big draw for families. Some rooms show their age, others have been dramatically renovated. Lavish bungalows for high rollers. Near the Bellagio, Paris, and The LINQ outdoor promenade. Connects to the Forum Shops at Caesars. map (,-115.1766877,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43c44cae095:0x77c9c8f2a2af3ff7!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.1161685!4d-115.174499) (866) 227-5938

13. JW Marriott ( Summerlin $$$
The big draw is the lush landscaping. Lots of grass, trees, and ponds. There’s even a few small animals roaming the grounds and an herb garden. Great pool area with a waterfall. Close to a few golf courses and about a 15 minute drive to the Strip. Casino is geared toward locals and not as nice as the rest of the hotel. map (,-115.2933055,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8bf8c790d8827:0x784fdcab011408d2!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.1758508!4d-115.2911168) (702) 869-7777

14. Green Valley Ranch ( Henderson $$$
Tuscan-inspired resort. Pool is fantastic with large deck, trees, and even a small vineyard. Rooms have rustic appeal and nice balconies. Lots of breathing room. Spa is charming and overlooks pool. A great choice for those who’ve done the Strip a few times and want an alternative. Steps away from the District outdoor shopping plaza. Location next to the expressway makes it an easy drive to the Strip or Airport without the hassle. map (,-115.0922865,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8d1de52b6fcc5:0x87c12bd8548fb3d0!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.0209736!4d-115.0900978) (702) 617-7777

15. Golden Nugget ( Downtown $$
Top choice for a Downtown hotel. Shark Tank water slide is highlight of the pool area. Next to the Fremont Street Experience and an easy walk to the bars and restaurants in the Fremont East district. map (,-115.1469821,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c3a1c94f9a33:0x2010e5b6b996618b!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.1703422!4d-115.1447934) (702) 385-7111

16. Paris Las Vegas ( The Strip $$$
A resort modeled after the French capital, including a half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower. Ride to the top and check out one of the best views of Vegas. Casino is busy with go-go dancers and wide-open bars. Chateau nightclub and a few of the restaurants have great views of the Bellagio fountains across the street. Ask about the remodeled rooms. They cost a bit more, but are worth it. map (,-115.1728592,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c36c00000001:0x4544b406fe1e5c01!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.1125414!4d-115.1706705) (702) 946-7000

17. The Artisan ( Off the Strip $$
A fun choice for those with a naughty side — and a budget. Adults-oriented boutique hotel with a gothic-style lobby and topless pool. Lounge and patio hosts early morning after-parties for when the nightclubs close. Book the entire hotel for a big event. map (,-115.1720537,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c40a6ee23f97:0xd8fcccba344e0424!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.143717!4d-115.169865) 702-214-4000


18. Restaurant Guy Savoy ( Caesars Palace $$$$
Only restaurant outside of France by famed chef Guy Savoy. Deep wine list and incredible tasting menus. Service is on-point with a full team waiting on you. In a quiet tower of Caesars Palace with great views of the Strip. map (,-115.1771799,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43b75d76021:0x47e96d6e94d9586b!5m1!1s2018-06-25!8m2!3d36.1151829!4d-115.1749912) (702) 731-7286

19. Joel Robuchon ( MGM Grand $$$$
French dining inside what feels like a private mansion. Fantastic multi-course meals that last for hours, but worth every minute. Round dinner out with pastries, wine, and cognac. Next door to sister restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, which offers a similar experience in a more casual setting and a slightly smaller price tag. map (,-115.1721566,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c5cb4177ef67:0xca323b1c26ec0aa8!8m2!3d36.1022507!4d-115.1699679) (702) 891-7925

20. é by Jose Andres ( The Cosmopolitan $$$$
The most exclusive dinner on the Strip. Up to nine people sit at a counter for just two seatings a night of molecular gastronomy. One of the most inventive meals you’ll have in Vegas with incredibly focused and personalized service. Despite the high-level presentation, a fun and social experience. Go with the wine pairings. map (,-115.1775798,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c431a8ffb015:0x747f85df7f106007!8m2!3d36.1095493!4d-115.1742885) (702) 698-7950

21. Mizumi ( Wynn Las Vegas $$$$
Scenic upscale modern Japanese fusion. One of just a handful of restaurants to carry true certified kobe beef. Secluded table in center of a pond is perfect for a special date night, but needs to be booked well in advance. map (,-115.1694279,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c414d0ac7c03:0xac737b08a68b35f8!8m2!3d36.1269615!4d-115.1672392) (702) 770-3320

22. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres ( SLS Las Vegas $$$$
Eclectic steakhouse dedicated to all forms of meat. Japanese wagyu, a fire-roasted pig, three types of tartare in a “meat bar” — you name it. Tasting menus are a great indulgence, but require serious endurance. Begin any meal with a stick of cotton candy foie gras. Map (,-115.1592041,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c476bf6b1385:0x3525a1c57ecf84a!8m2!3d36.143379!4d-115.1570154) (702) 761-7610

23. Delmonico Steakhouse ( The Venetian $$$
Creole-seasoned steaks with the biggest and best whiskey list in Vegas. Understated decor. All business. Book the private chef’s table for a custom meal that overlooks the kitchen. Just off the casino floor at the Venetian. map (,-115.1710797,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c43e5fe7780d:0xf87b9091b549198b!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43ddfcb694f:0x76a9bf35c4cb3ff3!8m2!3d36.122992!4d-115.168891) (702) 414-3737

24. Estiatorio Milos ( The Cosmopolitan $$$
The best Greek and Mediterranean cuisine on the Strip. Fresh seafood flown in daily is kept on ice in the dining room. Fresh and flavorful tomatoes. Patio overlooks the Strip. map (,-115.1759412,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43105c1ff4f:0x3882b04296c1c836!8m2!3d36.1094167!4d-115.1737525) (702) 698-7930

25. RM Seafood ( Shoppes at Mandalay Place $$$
Chef Rick Moonen is one of the country’s top experts on sustainable wild-caught seafood. Located in the shopping plaza between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay. map (’s+RM+Seafood/@36.09305,-115.1784739,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c5cfa8c99873:0xd050920d72d8832b!8m2!3d36.09305!4d-115.1762852) (702) 632-9300

26. Lotus of Siam ( Off the Strip $$$
Small hole-in-the-wall family-owned restaurant that grew into a larger off-Strip location based on nationwide reputation. Thai-focused Asian menu with heavy sauces, vibrant flavors, and large eclectic wine list. map (,-115.1520474,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c47decbe13bf:0x601671d9c1b61a37!8m2!3d36.1151389!4d-115.1498587) 702-735-3033

27. Sparrow + Wolf ( Chinatown $$$
Evolving menu that knows no limits in Chinatown. A variety of Asian and American flavors with meats and vegetables cooked in a woodfired oven. map (,-115.2034568,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c6baa91b4ba9:0xfb2c0e7788e76825!8m2!3d36.1265479!4d-115.2012681) (702) 790-2147

28. Carson Kitchen ( Downtown $$
Downtown’s favorite restaurant. The best place to eat when visiting nearby Fremont Street. Rooftop patio and menu of modified gastropub favorites. map (,-115.1428395,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c37597507bb5:0xb52ef0e92b55e80d!8m2!3d36.1679129!4d-115.1406508) (702) 473-9523

29. Esther’s Kitchen ( Downtown Arts District $$
Farm-to-table Italian. Big hit with the downtown crowd, but refuses to raise prices. Pasta and bread made in-house. Every glass of wine is $5, even the good stuff. Trendiest restaurant in the Arts District south of Fremont Street. map (’s+Kitchen/@36.1575727,-115.155089,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c38550358ce3:0xf6a00559b9fa68e0!8m2!3d36.1575727!4d-115.1529003) (702) 570-7864

30. Pizza Rock ( Downtown $$
The best pizza in Las Vegas. Brainchild of award-winning chef Tony Gemignani with a wide variety of pies made in a wide variety of ovens. Original Downtown location has a late-night to-go window. Second location is a great detour in the Green Valley Ranch casino. map (,-115.1444525,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c3a00cf903f3:0xd6ff3c0689c5fced!8m2!3d36.1715991!4d-115.1422638) (702) 385-0838

31. The Goodwich ( Downtown $
A simple sandwich reinvented as an art form. Everything from the bread to the pickles are made in-house. Downtown just off Las Vegas Blvd. Second location opening in the southwest valley. map (,-115.1493815,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c39b57fed101:0x3177e4237801e31e!8m2!3d36.1600197!4d-115.1471928) (702) 910-8681


32. Shops at Crystals ( The Strip
Bright, open shopping mall that’s all about luxury. More than 50 shops, including flagship stores by Tom Ford, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana. Most upscale element of CityCenter and an easy walk from the Cosmopolitan map (,-115.1766515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43205bae33d:0xf5d2b43538f09fde!8m2!3d36.1078894!4d-115.1744628) (702) 590-9299

33. Wynn Esplanade & Wynn Plaza ( Wynn Las Vegas
Upscale brands in an elegant environment. Louis Vuitton, Prada, Saint Laurent, Givenchy. Need help on how to shop rich? Book your own personal shopper. map (,-115.1694341,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c2cc6478404b:0xb0efec66bdbb93f9!8m2!3d36.1256558!4d-115.1672454) (702) 770-3549

34. Bonanza Gift Shop ( The Strip
Famous for being the “world’s largest gift shop” and a piece of Vegas history. Full of souvenirs, clothes, and inexpensive jewelry. A convenient spot for a liquor run or to buy some inexpensive pool wear. Near the north end of the Strip. map (,-115.1595187,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c476f0d43673:0x60021d724d454aa5!8m2!3d36.144451!4d-115.15733) (702) 385-7359

35. Via Bellagio ( Bellagio
Front and center in the Bellagio lobby, a rare example of luxury brands being surrounded by crowds of tourists. Highlights include Omega watches, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoes, Tiffany Jewelry, and a partnership between Cirque du Soleil and figure artist Richard McDonald. map (,-115.1788938,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c430cb5147bd:0x82f2c7c5d9d10d84!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1126264!4d-115.1767051) (888) 987-6667

36. The Atrium ( Palazzo
A department store with counters selling high-end brands like Dior, Mac, and Burberry. Spirits area has occasional tastings and fresh-rolled cigars. map (,-115.1713851,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c4158127463f:0x3a8ed0c3b0b2618e!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1239296!4d-115.1691964) (702) 607-6768

37. Downtown Container Park ( Downtown
Retail and dining complex built from old shipping containers. Playground at center is great for kids. The cocktails at Oak & Ivy and wine at Bin 702 are great for adults. Just east of the Fremont Street Experience. map (,-115.1404658,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c3744bcce085:0x339e1d9265a9c021!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1680196!4d-115.1382771) (702) 359-9982

38. Forum Shops at Caesars ( The Strip
Sprawling indoor shopping center with Roman theme to complement Caesars Palace next door. A mixture of familiar brands like Express, restaurants like Joe’s Steak & Seafood, and several art galleries. Free animatronic show, Fall of Atlantis, has a fire-breathing dragon and kitsch appeal. map (,-115.178335,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43cc56af049:0x9f705e5a0fef88b9!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1189986!4d-115.1761463) (702) 893-4800

39. Antique Alley ( Downtown Arts District
A loosely associated collection of shops in the Downtown Arts District. Your best bet for retro furniture, quirky consignment clothing, and kitschy Vegas collectables. Cowtown Guitars attracts musicians from around the country. ReBar is a bar and antique shop in one. map (,+Las+Vegas,+NV/@36.1599335,-115.156602,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c39a93d8c991:0x6aa99e61a4dd7d96!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1595961!4d-115.1518603)

40. Grand Canal Shoppes ( The Strip
Italian-themed shopping between the Venetian and Palazzo has something for everyone. High-end shops, restaurants, food court, and gondola rides that echo classic Venice. St Mark’s Square is a higher-end plaza with street performers. Includes a shop and bakery by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro. map (,-115.1712622,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43dd68e55e5:0x4b555ef66f741be9!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1219102!4d-115.1690735) (702) 414-4525

41. The LINQ ( The Strip
Outdoor entertainment and retail promenade with restaurants, bars, and tourist-driven shopping. Brooklyn Bowl is a concert venue and bowling alley in one. High Roller observation wheel makes for a good centerpiece. New zip line in the works. The LINQ Hotel next door is a decent value on the Strip. map (,-115.1725333,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c43943575b77:0x16e9f4fc867710ea!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1175831!4d-115.1703446) (800) 634-6441

42. Pawn Plaza ( Downtown
Shopping plaza that’s grown from the success of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop featured in the “Pawn Stars” reality show. Almost like a mini-container park. Good Pie has some of the best Brooklyn-style pizza in Vegas while Rick’s Rollin Smoke is popular for barbecue. Downtown location is close to where the Strip ends near the Stratosphere. map (,-115.1475508,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c39ce90b79b5:0x466ed92f9c1b9c42!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1613589!4d-115.1453621) (702) 385-7912

43. Grand Bazaar Shops ( The Strip
Outdoor shopping plaza in the center of the Strip. Swarovski has a light show twice a night, but most of the other shops are geared toward Middle America, including the only Wahlburgers in Vegas. map (,-115.1741033,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c4309e324aab:0x71a9c48cb505eba9!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1141187!4d-115.1719146) (844) 837-3700

44. M&M’s World ( The Strip
A required stop for those with kids. Four levels of candy and enough M&Ms to mix and match your own color patterns. Free 3D movie is good break from the action. Across the street from Hershey World ( at New York-New York, making this part of the Strip a true mecca for candy lovers. map (,+Las+Vegas,+NV+89109/@36.1019218,-115.1744841,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c5ccb94f9643:0xfd2462c6f905bdd0!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1019218!4d-115.1722954) (702) 740-2504


45. Atomic Liquors Downtown
Oldest operating bar in city of Las Vegas. Great cocktails, plenty of vintage decor and history. Used to be a viewing spot for watching atomic bomb testing in the distant desert. Recently added a popular kitchen and food menu. Try the brunch. map (,-115.1376821,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c37154d080f1:0xfb2af8e0ad845935!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.166838!4d-115.1354934) (702) 982-3000

46. Rosina ( The Palazzo
Dark and secluded with an art deco design and spacious booths for large parties. Rosina sticks to the classics, but prepares them with incredible expertise. Spirits, liquor, glassware, ice — everything is on point. map (,-115.1706582,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c4158127463b:0x27b3eae44da9ca96!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1242285!4d-115.1684695) (702) 607-1945

47. Frankie’s Tiki Room ( Downtown
Vintage tiki bar heavy on rum cocktails. Very dark inside. Strength of each drink is reflected by the number of skulls next to the name on the menu. A little out-of-the-way, but close to the Downtown Arts District. map (’s+Tiki+Room/@36.1591391,-115.1668325,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c39336c1f2df:0xfe2749b3feec4422!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.1591391!4d-115.1646438) (702) 385-3110

48. Chandelier ( The Cosmopolitan
Bar passes through three floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel. Decorated in thousands of crystals. Social meeting spot and a great place to take a photo. map (,-115.1761007,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c4304a587651:0x7edf0a3af2de8c7c!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43106db0c9b:0xc8d3715d39f2f24f!8m2!3d36.109767!4d-115.173912) (702) 698-7979

49. The Dorsey ( The Venetian
Upscale lounge with inventive cocktails on the casino floor of the Venetian. Lots of brass, oak, and a library with a fireplace. The most stylish place you can have a drink in the middle of the Strip. map (,-115.1717659,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43e35d67c45:0x57a100f4be84dc76!8m2!3d36.1224253!4d-115.1695772) (702) 414-1945

50. Downtown Cocktail Room ( Downtown
Innovative cocktail menu that changes with the seasonal. Great absinthe selection. A longtime locals favorite in the downtown area. Inconspicuous spot just around the corner from Fremont Street. map (,-115.1428884,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c37570125815:0x85707991f846c824!8m2!3d36.1688736!4d-115.1406997) (702) 880-3696

51. Herbs & Rye Off the Strip
Masters of the craft. The place where all the other bartenders go on their own time. Unique spirits and a menu of cocktails that covers different eras — Gothic, Prohibition, Tiki, etc. Food isn’t bad either. Happy hour and reverse happy hour has half-price steaks. A short drive west of the Strip. map (,-115.1939755,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c155d56cc535:0xe4a6e00391f27e69!8m2!3d36.1440374!4d-115.1917868) (702) 982-8036

52. Skyfall ( Delano
Craft cocktails and amazing views. Stylish lounge with open-air patio. Soak in the neon glow of Vegas from the 64th floor of the Delano resort. Punch bowls are great for large groups. map (,-115.1791217,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c5d03b9cc161:0xba5fffad76ca82a8!8m2!3d36.092833!4d-115.176933) (702) 632-7575

53. Oak & Ivy ( Downtown
The flagship cocktail bar in the Downtown Container Park. The space is small with just a few seats, but that’s what you get when the bar is made from an old shipping container. Extra seating on the patio and roof. Great whiskey list. Nine versions of a Moscow Mule. Ginger beer made in-house. map (,-115.1405191,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c37449805e83:0x200ac38dea689ae9!8m2!3d36.16736!4d-115.1383304) (702) 553-2549

54. Velveteen Rabbit ( Downtown
Hipster hangout without any pretension. Evolving craft cocktail menu. Decorated in random vintage furniture. A favorite of the Downtown Arts District. map (,-115.156079,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c38ff31e4dc5:0xec9f75c8c384b810!8m2!3d36.1566877!4d-115.1538903) (702) 685-9642

55. Tenaya Creek ( Downtown
Brewery with a social clubhouse vibe. On a remote street in Downtown near the expressway, but almost feels miles away from Vegas. Beer is smooth and well-balanced, not too hoppy. Almost always at least one food truck in the parking lot. map (,-115.1556859,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8ea9a5fd14185:0xa3c21b6d4099d3d4!8m2!3d36.176621!4d-115.1534972) (702) 362-7335

56. Dino’s Lounge (
Wonderful old-Vegas dive bar and the best Karaoke place in Las Vegas. Don’t go until after 10pm. map (702) 382-3894


57. Omnia ( Caesars Palace
Hottest nightclub on the Strip. Massive levitating chandelier hangs above the dancefloor. Big-name DJs, including Calvin Harris and Zedd. Outdoor patio overlooks the Strip. map (,-115.1763523,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c43c44ca7527:0x72ed99a24dac712b!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43b79c38849:0x7fe4c6478a6de758!8m2!3d36.1170243!4d-115.1741636) (702) 785-6200

58. XS ( Wynn Encore
Possibly the most lavish — and crowded — club in Vegas. Decorated in gold and other chic furnishings, XS has a busy dancefloor, top resident acts like the Chainsmokers, and an expansive pool deck to catch a break from the action. Centrally located at Wynn Encore. map (,-115.1669625,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c414f11eb46f:0xf628131a7ed6deaa!8m2!3d36.1280185!4d-115.1647738) (702) 770-0097

59. Hakkasan ( MGM Grand
Multi-level club in the MGM Grand with Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and other top DJs. Large VIP booths. Next store to sister Hakkasan Restaurant, which has great Cantonese cuisine, cocktails, and mezcal. map (,-115.1721566,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c5cc93820985:0xc506af43be4d4704!8m2!3d36.1022507!4d-115.1699679) (702) 891-3838

60. Drai’s ( The Cromwell
Incredible views from the 11th floor rooftop of the Cromwell in the heart of the Strip. Check out the neon lights of the Strip in between sets from top hip-hop, R&B, and EDM acts. map (’s+Beachclub+%26+Nightclub/@36.115049,-115.1743327,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43a255c3435:0xcd1d538bbc3d77f3!8m2!3d36.115049!4d-115.172144) (702) 777-3800

61. Jewel ( Aria
Downstairs club is tight and intimate, but full of energy. Lots of high-tech features. Five VIP suites each have their own theme and look down over the dancefloor. map (,-115.1787723,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c431e35b9f01:0x66408678b07db5a4!8m2!3d36.1073485!4d-115.1765836) (702) 590-8000

62. Intrigue ( Wynn Las Vegas
Sister club to XS at the Wynn, but more intimate and less hectic. Gorgeous pond and waterfall. Private VIP lounge space is called the Living Room and looks like one — full of vintage decor. (,-115.1675539,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c415328b665f:0x82b926ad5cbc08ba!8m2!3d36.1265953!4d-115.1653652) (702) 770-7300


63. David Copperfield ( MGM Grand
World’s most famous illusionist performs classic tricks with plenty of humor. Stage is surprisingly understated, but a fun night with one of the best in the business. map (,-115.1721233,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c42fb7000001:0xdd00ccdc8ef77ba4!8m2!3d36.1015229!4d-115.1699346) (702) 891-7777

64. Ka ( MGM Grand
Ambitious Cirque du Soleil production with Asian theme and levitating stage. Has more of a plot than most Cirque shows, but like all of them, it’s best to just relax and focus on the stunts. Incredible costumes. On the south end of the Strip at the MGM Grand. map (,-115.1721887,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c433370be08d:0x487d2ebb69e733c5!8m2!3d36.1029!4d-115.17) (702) 531-3826

65. Absinthe ( Caesars Palace
Not for the faint of heart. Raunchy and naughty. Show is staged like a rowdy dinner party in a big-top outside Caesars Palace. Lots of fun with acrobatic stunts. map (,-115.1762029,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43b007ddb3f:0xfe2402f2dec0a8b4!8m2!3d36.1153091!4d-115.1740142) (855) 234-7469

66. Le Reve ( Wynn Las Vegas
Often mistaken for a Cirque production, this water-focused show at the Wynn features divers, swimmers, and dancers performing on an evolving stage and pool. map (,-115.167019,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c422de2a8695:0xc0c32a27b0c96c88!8m2!3d36.1271069!4d-115.1648303) (702) 770-9966

67. Penn & Teller ( Rio
Comedy and magic rolled up in one. One of the longest-running shows in Vegas, and one that’s designed into make you think. Card tricks, stunts, and a dose of libertarian politics. map (,-115.1892127,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c420f49dac83:0xa1d65d6bf78028cb!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c420cf225d1d:0x127d1d9a09547c8e!8m2!3d36.1185397!4d-115.187024) (702) 777-2782

68. Celine Dion ( Caesars Palace
Residencies come and go, but Celine Dion has been the anchor for the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for than 15 years. The voice is as big as ever, but the lights and effects are the loudest things on stage. map (,-115.1772363,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c42359c8ddbd:0xaddf71dda3825113!8m2!3d36.1179046!4d-115.1750476) (855) 234-7469

69. The Beatles LOVE ( The Mirage
How to make a Cirque show even better? Throw in music from the Beatles. This long-running show at the Mirage features remixed music from the Fab Four, a booming sound-system, and 60s-era psychedelic scenery. map (,-115.1769029,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c43d0d5cf857:0x197dcd8145afb5a7!8m2!3d36.1204933!4d-115.1747142) (702) 792-7777

70. Carrot Top ( The Luxor
Orange-haired prop comic brings the laughs in an intimate theater inside the Luxor. Legit laughs. Everyone says the same thing: “That show was a lot better than I thought it would be.” map (,-115.1782477,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c5ce3db9ef03:0xfd0c7c3d284a5fab!8m2!3d36.095517!4d-115.176059) (702) 262-4400

Things to Do

71. Pink Jeep Tours ( Off the Strip
Explore the nature that surrounds Vegas in comfy custom vehicles. Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon, and more. Tour guides are older and experienced — they know their stuff. map (,+NV/@36.093044,-115.1903477,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c5d617afc019:0xd697613632751200!8m2!3d36.093044!4d-115.188159) (800) 873-3662

72. Fremont Street Experience ( Downtown
Five blocks of classic Downtown Vegas is now closed to traffic and converted to a pedestrian mall. Surrounded by classic neon marquees, bars, restaurants, casinos, and souvenir shops. Street performers can be a nuisance. Watch video shows in the world’s largest LED display in the overhead canopy. map (,-115.1464592,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c39fe106ae7b:0x19ef4a53d2cc5034!8m2!3d36.1707881!4d-115.1442705)

73. High Roller Observation Wheel ( The LINQ
You don’t sit. You stand. Spend at least 30 minutes on a barely noticeable slow rotation on the High Roller observation wheel, the centerpiece of The LINQ outdoor promenade on the Strip. 550 feet at peak height. A great way to see the entire valley. Cabins are large enough to add a bartender or book a yoga session. map (,-115.170391,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c4391fe604bb:0x2ef9528190f64cb7!8m2!3d36.1176372!4d-115.1682023) (800) 634-6441

74. Mob Museum ( Downtown
Learn about the mob and the long criminal history of not just Vegas, but the entire country. Top exhibits are dedicated to wiretapping, casino crime, and Prohibition. A speakeasy and distillery operate in the basement. Designed from the old Downtown courthouse where these mobsters were once prosecuted. map (,-115.1434312,17z/data=!3m2!4b1!5s0x80c8c30a833693dd:0x84517d8419228bb0!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c30a83b0d4e9:0x5535db1cc0e7329d!8m2!3d36.1728146!4d-115.1412425) (702) 229-2734

75. Speedvegas ( South of the Strip
Race exotic cars around a rack track more than a mile long. Full of sharp turns. Choose from a Ferrari, Lamborghini or a number of other hot rides. On Las Vegas Boulevard far south of the Strip. map (,-115.1913957,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8cb7fd419a953:0xe8771d59a68a967!8m2!3d35.933672!4d-115.189207) (702) 789-0568

76. Lip Smacking Foodie Tours ( The Strip & Downtown
A walking foodie tour that doesn’t cut corners. (No retail stops here.) Visit top restaurants while dining on signature dishes. A great choice for dinner if you’re only in Vegas for one night. map (,-115.4285235,10z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8ce9400000001:0xe897036829100e5b!8m2!3d36.1603131!4d-115.1482108) (702) 888-681-4388

77. Neon Museum ( Downtown
Vintage signs and marquees on display in outdoor “graveyard” environment. Awesome slice of Vegas history. Temperatures are much cooler during night tours. New show “Brilliant” ( brings unplugged signs back to life with light projections and video — definitely worth a ticket. map (,-115.1374644,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c30c04199771:0xd95c2a661291ef97!8m2!3d36.1769697!4d-115.1352757) (702) 387-6366

78. Lion Habitat Ranch ( Henderson
A sanctuary to lions and other exotic animals, including some that used to be part of shows and exhibits on the Strip. However, the big draw is Ozzie, a giraffe that paints with a brush in his mouth. map (,-115.1579397,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8cc3a29fafff5:0x9dc0265b5ce9dcea!8m2!3d35.969078!4d-115.155751) (702) 595-6666

79. Pioneer Saloon ( Goodsprings
Oldest bar in Southern Nevada is a tribute to the old Wild West. Southwest of Las Vegas near the California border. Take part in a ghost tour, late-night stargazing, or buy your own whiskey barrel. Barbecue burgers are legendary. map (,-115.4341021,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80cf4d2f1e8a676b:0xa4600cd5884c5c0!8m2!3d35.8325359!4d-115.4319134) (702) 290-8325

80. Vegas Golden Knights ( The Strip
The newest NHL expansion team has full support of Las Vegas after reaching the Stanley Cup finals in debut season. Home games at T-Mobile Arena are noisy and fun. Food and drinks are just outside at The Park outdoor promenade. map (,-115.1806211,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c4332388f181:0xed7176bcb1ef7767!8m2!3d36.1028767!4d-115.1784324) (702) 692-1600

81. The Stratosphere ( The Strip
The rooms, restaurants, and shops are okay, but there’s nothing like taking an elevator to the top of the Stratosphere tower. At 1,149 feet high, the tallest structure in Vegas. Grab a drink at the bar, step outside to the windy deck, and freak out on one of several rooftop thrill rides. map (,+Hotel+%26+Tower/@36.147247,-115.1582196,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x80c8c3881129edf3:0x1b9f311e25d08807!5m1!1s2018-06-18!8m2!3d36.147247!4d-115.1560309) (702) 380-7777


82. The Strip (,+NV/@36.1174891,-115.2014624,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c4383428d4eb:0x43e2195d0c26834c!8m2!3d36.1147065!4d-115.1728484)
Four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard and the main tourist corridor of Southern Nevada. Iconic colorful skyline with shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, casinos, and resorts — often with an upscale glamorous touch. Beware of hidden fees, from new and expanding parking charges to the notorious “resort fees” that don’t appear on initial hotel prices. Walkable, but exhausting if you don’t pace yourself, especially in the summer. Don’t miss: the Bellagio ( with its outdoor fountain shows and floral-filled conservatory… the amazing views from the High Roller (, the tallest observation wheel in the world… a chance to visit several top restaurants in one night with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours (… The Beatles LOVE ( (a Cirque du Soleil production featuring Beatles music)… Omnia ( (a hot nightclub with an outdoor patio)… the Shops at Crystals ( (upscale luxury shopping mall)… the killer lineup of restaurants at the Venetian (, Wynn (, Cosmopolitan (, and Caesars Palace (

83. Downtown (,+Las+Vegas,+NV/@36.1700203,-115.1510302,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c373a778174d:0xfb08722262eae752!8m2!3d36.1670593!4d-115.1355545)
The official “City of Las Vegas,” which celebrates vintage Sin City culture and is enjoying an economic resurgence. A mix of tourists and hipsters (and government officials looking the next hot lunch destination). North of the Strip and best known for Fremont Street, a popular stretch of road that defines “Old Vegas” style. Don’t miss: the Fremont Street Experience ( (a pedestrian mall that’s closed to traffic and features LED canopy shows)… Fremont East ( (bars, restaurants, and the Downtown Container Park (… the Arts District ( (hippest area of Las Vegas with Esther’s Kitchen ( and other hot hangouts)… Neon Museum ( (outdoor collection of vintage Vegas signs and marquees).

84. Henderson (,+NV/@36.0083181,-115.1999497,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c9ae1f5f4291:0xef1b2a38ca2061b5!8m2!3d36.0395247!4d-114.9817213)
Family-oriented suburban area southeast of Las Vegas. Second-largest city in Nevada. Known for extensive parks and trails. A good alternative for those seeking hotels away from the chaos of the Strip. Don’t miss: Green Valley Ranch ( (casino and resort with scenic pool deck and Pizza Rock(… The M Resort ( (including views and drinks from the 16th floor)… Lion Habitat Ranch ( (sanctuary for lions and a giraffe)… popular local breweries (Bad Beat (, Crafthaus (, Lovelady (, Joseph James(… Water Street ( (charming downtown district)… Lake Las Vegas ( (scenic lake surrounded by hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants).

85. Summerlin (,+Las+Vegas,+NV/@36.181121,-115.3281311,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8bfdd4a718369:0xbf6ad6ea11a16ac9!8m2!3d36.1871005!4d-115.2956118)
Master-planned community and dominant presence in the West Valley. A combination of luxury homes, shopping, and sports. Framed by Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and the Spring Mountains. Gorgeous desert scenery. Don’t miss: City National Arena ( (practice facility for the Vegas Golden Knights, open to public ice skating)… Red Rock Resort ( (large contemporary resort and casino with great collection of restaurants)… Downtown Summerlin ( (outdoor mall with food and shopping)… Tivoli Village ( (outdoor retail plaza with distinctive Old World architecture).

86. Chinatown (,-115.1981447,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8c6a5a014c221:0x28b81ee4d7b7293a!8m2!3d36.1258655!4d-115.195956)
Underrated and overlooked conglomeration of Asian culture — with other global elements thrown in to make things even more interesting. Just west of the Strip, centered around Spring Mountain Road. An easy detour for tourists. Amazing collection of restaurants Don’t miss: Raku ( (Asian cuisine known for robata grilled meats)… Chinatown Plaza ( (the “gates” of Chinatown, with a market and small restaurants)… Golden Tiki ( (fun and mysterious Tiki bar)… Sparrow + Wolf ( (inventive restaurant that mixes styles and culture)… Leatherneck Club ( (marine bar celebrating America’s veterans)… Kabuto ( (intimate no-frills Japanese spot where sushi is treated as an art form).

87. Boulder City (,+NV/@35.8440932,-115.0762073,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c8d057fb66ae51:0x15a36c8790c5f993!8m2!3d35.9782216!4d-114.8345117)
City southeast of the Las Vegas Valley that emerged from the construction of Hoover Dam. Charming residential area with parks and vintage single-story ranch homes. Close to Lake Mead and outdoor activities. Gambling ban is a welcome relief to those who avoid casino culture. Don’t miss: Hoover Dam (… Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon ( (outdoor zipline park), the Flying Saucer ( (Area 52-themed gift and snack shop)… Rail Explorers (foot-pedal vehicles on train tracks)…. Boulder Dam Hotel ( (historic hotel with free lobby museum dedicated to Hoover Dam history).

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