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770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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Reservations required—and no wonder. The tours at the Neon Museum sell out months in advance. A walk through the museum's famous "Boneyard" (where neon goes to die) is fascinating, from motel row to the first integrated casino (one that shut...
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4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
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I found this deal while researching my Las Vegas guide. Ask for the Steak Special and they'll serve a high quality Hangar Steak with a shrimp cocktail, salad & baked potato. Best Vegas dining deal around. Plus I got to check out Britney Spears'...
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3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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For French fare at reasonable prices, Mon Ami Gabi is my go to restaurant when it's my turn to pick a restaurant. If you're a breakfast guru you'll especially want to try out their crepes and—my personal favorite—their crab eggs Benedict. Chunks...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
My favorite part of the Bellagio hotel is the lovely Conservatory & Botanical Gardens that features a range of exhibits throughout the year. Holland was the theme of this exhibit, packed with tulips and brightly colored poppies. The Conservatory &...
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4810 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
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One show that you must spend the money to see is Love by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage. A spectacular show with great music, fantastic stunts and gorgeous visuals that represent the evolution of The Beatles and their music while woven into a...
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9480 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA
The fresh and local food movement has hit Vegas in recent years, and the fresh52 farmers and artisan market is a great way to discover the best that Vegas has to offer. Also, the Sunday markets often feature live entertainment, chef's...
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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
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The Shark Reef Aquarium can be counted among the new generation of underwater experiences, giving visitors the sense that they're immersed, or at least surrounded, by some of the most striking marine creatures on the planet (including some 15...
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520 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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The Beat Coffeehouse is part dive bar, part roadhouse, part concert hall, part cafe, but somehow, this combination works. It's a great place to catch a live show, chill out over a cappuccino (or a beer), and listen to tunes (on vinyl, of course)...
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3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
With a level of service that the huge hotels cannot come close to, the 392-room Mandarin Oriental is one of the rare, non-casino luxury hotels that provide an almost residence-like respite within steps of all that makes Las Vegas Las Vegas....
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301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
The D's Italian steakhouse, Andiamo, is the number one place to go for an old-school vibe that offers five-star food -- and doesn't require going off the beaten path. Located on Fremont Street in the heart of downtown (with easy parking), Andiamo...
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361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106, USA
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The Smith Center's 2012 grand opening Downtown was a huge deal for Las Vegas locals. Finally, touring musicals like Wicked and Book of Mormon had a had home in the Entertainment Capitol of the World. Both the Philharmonic and the Nevada Ballet...
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3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
New York New York Hotel and Casino, which opened in early January, 1997, is located at the popular intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. It has a large casino with all of the typical offerings along with many restaurants, bars, stores, and...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Forget any notions you have about boring vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes. At Holsteins in The Cosmopolitan, milkshakes are given an innovative twist, and many of them have a spirited, high-proof kick. At its roots, this is a...
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3720 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
World-renowned artist Dale Chihuly is present at the GALLERY with a dramatic new exhibition venue located along Gallery Row at Crystals Place in Las Vegas, right by Aria Hotel. More than 4,000-square-foot space features a diverse representation of...
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is the icon of the city, and no trip is complete without a stop here. The sign is located on the south end of the Strip, just south of Mandalay Bay. A parking lot was recently built to accommodate all the...
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3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
There's something electrifying about catching a view of the Las Vegas Strip, lit up in all its neon glory, 46 stories above the city's streets. While there are plenty of vantage points along Las Vegas Boulevard, the scene caught from the viewing...
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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Cirque du Soleil's newest show in Las Vegas, Michael Jackson ONE, is part tribute, part acrobatic performance, part dance show and all around outstanding. The show features a number of Michael Jackson's best known songs, and together they tell the...
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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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In recent years, there has been an awesome pizza trend in Las Vegas. Gone are the days when the average toss-it-in-the-oven pie was the only option; today, there are fun local pizza eateries, high-end gourmet pies and even hidden alcoves housing...
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3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
One of the best things about Las Vegas is there is actually an abundance of free activities. One of these is the Mirage volcano, which sits outside the front of the resort and can be viewed from the sidewalk. It's a great stop for those traveling...
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Arts District, Las Vegas, NV, USA
If you find that the Vegas Strip isn't really your cup of tea, head to the 18b Arts District which boasts galleries, restaurants and coffee shops at affordable prices.
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Due to its prime location and sophisticated design, one thing you're guaranteed to get when you stay at The Cosmopolitan is a stellar view. Every room has a balcony — a wonderful vantage point for viewing the city's lights. Though the views...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Cosmopolitan is a great place to wine, dine, sleep, and play, but it also emphasizes the importance of the arts. Throughout the property, there are a variety of pieces—the giant shoe on the casino floor is perhaps best known—many...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Famous since its 1998 opening as the place with the dancing fountains (further immortalized in the final scene of the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven), the 3,933-room Italian-themed Bellagio is a Las Vegas icon. There is a fantasy feel about it,...
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3600 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Tucked off the casino floor, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art holds its own when it comes to well-established works of art. The gallery is small compared to the massive museums found in the likes of Paris and Washington, DC, but it is more than...
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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Wynn Las Vegas, and its younger sister Encore, are known as some of the nicest properties in town, and for good reason. The suites are spacious and clean, the beds are comfortable, there is a lot of room in which to spread out and the views are...
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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Le Rêve (the dream) show at the Wynn in Las Vegas is a must-see show. Not only the special effect with the water, but also the beautiful stage design. The VIP seats can have an extra view of what's going on under the water...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Beyond the day-to-day pool lounging in the summer, The Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool transforms with the seasons and events into a unique social space. On Dive-In Movie Nights the pool becomes a movie theatre and anyone is welcome to watch (for a...
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2900 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
CATCH Week1: On a road trip from Texas to California, I stopped in Arizona for a sleep. While driving though the lonely and isolated desert roads, headed towards Nevada, I spotted these cactus that reminded me of the Caribbean coral species the...
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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
We had the fabulous opportunity to spend a week at the Venetian and here are my findings. I loved it the minute I got out of the taxi. It has an opulent front entrance, with a massive ceiling adorned with frescoes. Inside you are greeted with more...
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4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
Even spa skeptics can't refuse Vegas's five-star saunas, Roman baths, beautiful treatment rooms, and world renowned therapies. Hard Rock hotel’s Reliquary Spa has a mixed-sex hammam, so twosomes can steam together before heading into their joint...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Intimate. Hilarious. Impressive. Less expensive than the others. Just go!
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You can drop your dollar bills on the poker table, or you can take them to the Pinball Hall of Fame, where Las Vegas visitors of all ages can enjoy playing classic arcade games (namely pinball machines). Encompassing 10,000 square feet, the...
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300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Though the city isn't normally considered a go-to hot spot for history buffs, Las Vegas' past is steeped in organized crime; without it, the city would be a very different place than it is today. Throughout the years, money has been exchanged...
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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Colosseum was built for the great Celine Dion, and she still performs there -- when her son isn't in school. During the rest of the year, A-listers Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Elton John rotate, with other greats such as Jerry Seinfeld...
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900 E Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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For 20 years now, the Spring Mountain corridor north of the Las Vegas Strip has been a hotbed of hot pots—and every other Asian dish under the desert sun. When celebs such as Anthony Bourdain and Penn Jillette raved about the real-deal...
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1407, 3327 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Bauman Rare Books is well known among antiquarian booksellers, and marks a striking contrast to most of the shops and boutiques you'll find in Las Vegas. Having worked in the rare book business in the past, I can't resist a beautifully tooled...
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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
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Happy hours (and reverse happy hours after about 10:00 p.m.) are one of Vegas’s best kept secrets. Belly up to the bar of gourmet restaurants like Aria’s American Fish for excellent deals on drinks and bites such as lobster rolls and mac ‘n’...
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29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, USA
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Valley of Fire is the oldest state park in Nevada, and a great place to see 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs and explore the red sandstone formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Bring your camera to photograph the landscape while...
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7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131, USA
Las Vegas may be seated in the heart of the Desert Southwest, but there are still a few places to pluck apples from trees and choose the biggest pumpkins from right off the vine. Gilcrease Orchard is one of those places. The orchard is only open...
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3500 S Las Vegas Blvd N7, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Las Vegas doesn't have a professional sports team, but where it lacks in pro sports, it makes up for it in quirky athletic teams and plentiful sporting events. The city has minor league baseball and hockey teams as well as university athletic...
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For their morning cup of joe, many locals living and working on the west side of the city head to Sambalatte, a locally owned coffee shop with an extensive caffeine-fueled menu and a laid back vibe. It's common to find local runners and cyclists...
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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
No wonder Maroon 5 wrote the song, "Moves Like Jagger" Mick dances unlike any performer (artist) I have ever seen before! A weekend trip to Vegas is always a must; especially when it involves tickets to The Rolling Stones Live on their 50th...
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Penn & Teller is one of the longest running shows in Las Vegas, and these guys have been cracking up audiences with their antics at Rio Las Vegas for the entire tenure of their run. Penn & Teller is a comedic magic show featuring the boisterous...
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3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Despite what its name implies, Menopause The Musical doesn't only speak to middle-aged women; anyone who has any contact with these women can relate as well. The show's description sums up Menopause The Musical very well: Four women at a lingerie...
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3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Luxor Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Strip clubs and burlesque shows abound in Las Vegas, so if you're looking simply for flesh, the options are everywhere. Fantasy, one of these burlesque shows, rises to the top of the list of good entertainment far beyond the lure of skin....
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Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Yeah Baby! The Strip might get all the attention, but if you want the real Vegas the only place to go is Fremont St. With its enclosed light show of a ceiling, freak show of people watching, and rock 'n' roll show of live entertainers you could be...
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506 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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Park on Fremont is a everything that a gastropub and beer garden should be, with a very cool, hipster bar (featuring taxidermy—a must these days), as well as ample space to stretch out underneath cafe lights in the back. It's like a little piece...
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2910 West Lake East Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89117, USA
In the heart of Vegas, it can be difficult at times to find the healthiest of meals, given the penchant for fine dining (and steak) that characterizes the Strip. However, Go Raw Cafe has your back—with two locations in Vegas, Go Raw is on a...
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Wander around downtown Las Vegas and you're likely to notice a number of old school signs that look nothing like the glitzy neon signs on the Strip. Vintage Vegas is alive and well in downtown, and there's been an active movement to preserve and...
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Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
A zip line installed down Fremont Street Experience has just gotten bigger and better. Slotzilla is a two-level, 1,700-foot-long zip line that will send riders speeding over the famous downtown pedestrian mall at 35 miles per hour. Wandering along...
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3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Their popular show closed abruptly with Roy’s injury in 2003, but the famous animal trainers and illusionists have established a research and education center. It teems with lions, tigers, leopards, black panthers, and bottlenose...
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7260 S Cimarron Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113, USA
Childs' Play offers that rarest of things in Las Vegas—a safe space for kids to run around indoors and have fun without having to dodge slot machines along the way. They've also thought about the parents, so mom and dad never fear—coffee is...
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360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, NV 89106, USA
Las Vegas' Discovery Children's Museum is freshly relocated to its new location near The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, but it seems to be doing well in its larger space (more than 50 percent larger than its old space). The museum has...
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3377 S Las Vegas Blvd #2001, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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If you can't see your favorite celebrity in person, the next best thing may be seeing his or her likeness sculpted from wax. At Madame Tussauds, dozens of celebrities ranging from political leaders and rock stars to Las Vegas icons and the world's...
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3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
M&M's World is a colorful, candy-filled wonderland featuring the world's favorite chocolate-covered characters. This multi-level store has all kinds of M&M gear--clothing, home decor, toys, bedding, jewelry and other assorted souvenirs. There is...