Las Vegas, NV

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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

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $25 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
This family-friendly Las Vegas resort is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of Excalibur Casino, T-Mobile Arena, and Park Theater. Bellagio Conservatory ...
3.7/5 Good! (24,284 reviews)
"Good location, close to Park MGM venue. Didn't like that the room didn't have black out curtains."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
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 $49 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (14,853 reviews)
"Room was clean, Easy access to everything. I'm just concerned why check in is at 4:00 pm then check out is at 11:00 am. It's like the hotel is getting some of our hours that we paid. Need more lotion, Shampoo etc. You are just giving 1 each. Why do They have to ask more? But room and bathroom are ..."

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $28 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Situated on the Strip, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grand Bazaar Shops, LINQ Promenade, and Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. Miracle Mile Shops and High ...
3.5/5 Good! (10,093 reviews)
"Is great place to stay and tha location is great near to the mall and street"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Rio All-Suite Hotel & 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.
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 $58 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in the heart of Las Vegas, this luxury condo resort is within a 15-minute walk of The Cosmopolitan Casino, Bellagio Casino, and Park Theater. Tropicana ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,608 reviews)
"The property was perfect for us. We were going to the hockey game. The location was perfect and there were no fees. We only stayed one night."

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2021

Jet Luxury Resorts @ The Signature Condo Hotel
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 $89 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops and T-Mobile Arena. High Roller and Allegiant Stadium ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (5,994 reviews)
"Price for the location"

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
7200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $119 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Town Square Las Vegas and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Mandalay Bay Casino and Casino ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (5,406 reviews)
"It was a little far from downtown and no shuttle to and from airport."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
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.

Getting around Las Vegas

Like many American cities, Las Vegas was built with cars in mind. While you can see much of the Strip on foot, driving is the best way to get from one end to the other quickly, as it is 4 miles (7 kilometers) long. Rent a car to explore the Strip and further-flung areas, or just treat yourself to plenty of taxi rides. Alternatively, ride the monorail, which has seven stops on the Strip. Visit the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) website. Browse Las Vegas rental cars.

Best time to visit

Visit Las Vegas in shoulder season, which runs roughly from March to May and from September to November, for lower prices on flights and accommodations. There will still be plenty of sun at these times of year, but temperatures will be far more manageable than in the sizzling summer months. In spring and fall, you will be able to comfortably spend lots of time outdoors even at the peak of the day’s heat.

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Reviews of Las Vegas

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.19084316878546%
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3 - Okay 11.26702873266786%
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1 - Terrible 0.8768469917169817%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jun 23, 2020

Most of the shows still no open

4/5 - Good

Lynn

Jun 8, 2020

Very quiet due to recently reopening after COVID-19. That was so nice not being in elbow deep crowds! No wait for lunch or drinks. Staff super friendly!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Hoping that with the re-opening things will get better. Every other slot machine open sucks when you’re trying to play with your partner. When we did find two machines near each other one wouldn’t work. Long time visitors...disappointed.

5/5 - Excellent

Unknown

Jun 5, 2020

Local

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

I LOVE VEGAS I LIVED HERE 20 YRS BEFORE MOVING LAST YEAR FOR MY JOB.HOWEVER I JUST HAPPEN TO BE IN VEGAS ON PERSONAL MATTER . DURING THE SHUT DOWN & 6 DAY RIOTS IT WAS CRAZY NEVER BEFORE HAS VEGAS SHUT DOWN NOR HAD RIOT FIRST TIME IN HISTORY .

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Everything was closed because of COVID. This was not a vacation stay

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