Las Vegas Vacations
Many things come to mind when considering a vacation in Las Vegas – top-name celebrities, eclectic hotels, destination weddings, lounging poolside with a bunch of your friends, and mouthwatering cuisine created by masterful celebrity chefs. With its ongoing 24-hour gambling, world-class shopping and entertainment, this town caters to those hungry for excitement or the next magical Cirque show.
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Escape to the desert and hide in plain sight. More than anywhere else, this real-life mirage in the Nevada desert can be whatever you choose. Bake in the sun, or bask in the glow of a neon slot machine. Life’s always a gamble, so why not vacation here?
Take a walk along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip or head out of town and take in some world-class red rock scenery. The choices are endless. Where else can you find an Egyptian pyramid, a Roman palace and a Parisian landmark on the same street? Vegas, baby – it’s where dreams are paved in gold.
What To Do
Visit such top-rated Las Vegas shows as Absinthe, Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group and concerts headlined by some of the world’s most famous musicians and performers.
Roam the strip, popping in and out of unique hotels and casinos along the way. Escape the desert heat at pools designed to transport you to exotic locales. Or visit the fun shops downtown along Fremont Street.
Get a birds-eye-view of the city high above the crowds on a grand helicopter tour. Race an Audi, Porsche or Lamborghini at SpeedVegas. Soar above the Las Vegas Strip on the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. Then, back at ground level, test your luck in the casinos.
What To See
Walk the Vegas Strip and see the entire world on a single street.
Visit the intriguing Mob Museum downtown, and learn about mobster Bugsy Siegel, who helped develop Las Vegas.
Take a gondola ride along picturesque canals at the Venetian.
There’s an endless variety of shopping options in Las Vegas. Check out the Fashion Show mall at the north end of the Strip and the enticing Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Shop amid the recreated fountains, statues and facades of ancient Rome at the impressive Forum Shops at Caesars. High-end rollers should browse the fashionable stores at Crystals and Via Bellagio.
It’s hard to tell day from night in a casino. There’s always plenty of entertainment around, from top-name comedians to the latest musical acts.
Watch the Bellagio Fountains spring to life in full technicolor glory.
View the Strip from a unique vantage point as you soar between the towers of the Rio Hotel on the Voodoo Zipline or sail across Fremont Street above a 12-story slot machine called SlotZilla. If you’re looking for a slightly more sedate experience, take a ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel.
In Vegas, you’ll find bars and clubs catering to every taste. When they close, there are lots of after-hour hotspots to dance the rest of the night away.
Las Vegas with Kids
Surprisingly, many Las Vegas shows are quite family-friendly. And some exhibits are even geared expressly to kids.
Ride the new High Roller Observation Wheel for staggering views 550 feet above the city. Go bowling at the LINQ Promenade. Visit the interactive Marvels Avenger S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island or rub shoulders with the stars in wax at Madame Tussauds on the Las Vegas Strip.
Cool off at Mandalay Bay’s unique Shark Reef Aquarium and walk-through tunnel sporting more than 2,000 ocean creatures. Or, if you dare, slip and slide into the Shark Tank Pool at the Golden Nugget.
Off the Beaten Path
Zipline above colorful Fremont Street for an exhilarating Vegas experience.
Take a scenic hike into nearby Red Rock Canyon.
Tour the Hoover Dam, less than an hour away, for a unique experience.
Food and Drink
The cuisine in Las Vegas ranges from all-you-can-eat to the best you’ve ever eaten.
You’ll find an abundance of celebrity chefs and restaurants to please even the most discerning palate. There are also more than 50 buffets to choose from, as well as unique dining experiences, such as lunching atop the Eiffel Tower or a secret restaurant with no name at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Take your pick from stacked burgers to haute cuisine, out-of-this-world sushi to the largest pancakes in the world. It’s all here, day or night, 24 hours a day. Sample the best of the best on a Las Vegas Lip Smacking Foodie Tour hosted by knowledgeable culinary insiders.