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3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
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If you go to Vegas and want to enjoy a drink or two before or after dinner with an amazing view, Mandarin's bar is absolutely the place! The drink menu features a lemongrass mojito, a lychee smash, as well as a cucumber & cilantro margarita—among...
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2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
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You can see all of Las Vegas from the city’s highest watering hole, 800 feet above the Strip. The scene is hectic, but a Jet Fuel cocktail will take the edge off. (702) 380-7777. Read Bob Guccione Jr.'s Spin the Globe story on Las Vegas. This...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Bellagio's newest restaurant, LAGO by celebrity chef Julian Serrano, overlooks the resort's popular fountains. It's a view to be remembered, especially when paired with one or many of the small plates on the menu. A lot of thought has been put...
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2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Open 24 hours a day, Peppermill is an age-old diner that is both stuck in the past and hasn't gone out of style. It's one of the few free-standing restaurants still in existence on the Strip, and the tacky neon fascade makes it hard to miss in its...
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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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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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Level 1, The Chelsea Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Vesper Bar at The Cosmopolitan is our favorite spot for a serious Old Fashioned—or Elderfashioned, the house’s riff, which gets a dose of St. Germain. For more drinking tips, check out our feature "How to Drink Anywhere in the World" ...
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The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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As far as bars go, Minus 5 is without question the coolest place in Las Vegas. The place sits in a giant freezer, and everything inside is made of ice—the walls, the chandeliers, the seats, the bar itself, even the very glasses in which you...
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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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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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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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3629 W Hacienda Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
Las Vegas is teeming with tour operators eager to take visitors to the far corners of the city and beyond. One of the best and most consistent is Pink Jeep Tours, which offers a number of excursions to Nevada state parks and natural attractions as...
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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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3121 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Every nightclub in Las Vegas has a personality, and Surrender's is chic, sensual and upscale. Surrender is connected to Encore Beach Club, creating a daylife/nightlife combo that appeals to socialites who like the pool scene under the sun and the...
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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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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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In the spirit of going big or going home, Hakkasan Las Vegas is a nightclub that basically outdoes all other when it comes to size and entertainment. To begin with, there is a two-story restaurant, which has a contemporary design and offers the...
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4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
Few places offer such an incredible dining experience coupled with such knock-out views as Alize, a French fine dining restaurant located at the top of Palms Casino & Resort. This restaurant is not only one of the top-ranked dining establishments...
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525 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
As part of the downtown revitalization renaissance, one of the new, interesting places to open in the area has been Commonwealth, a stylish Prohibition-era cocktail bar complete with its own speakeasy. The cocktail menu consists of two types of...
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2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
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For the thrill of your life, head to the top of the Stratosphere on the north end of the Strip. My favorite is the Big Shot -- I can't count how many times I've been. Take the elevator to the very tippy top, where you'll find yourself outside,...
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Adelaide Parklands Terminal Richmond Rd, Keswick SA 5035, Australia
The two-night journey traverses 1,851 miles from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory. As the train traces the route taken by 19th-century Afghan camel drivers, Platinum Service travelers have the opportunity to...
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United States
Yellowstone National Park is no secret by any stretch of the imagination. Yellowstone is one of America's most popular tourist destinations, and with good reason; there few places in the country where you can rub shoulders with grizzlies, smack...
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21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Dumplings are delicious. That's not much of a secret. But snacking on dumplings in one of the world's busiest and most atmospheric night markets? That's an entirely different experience. Namdaeumun Night Market, located smack dab in the heart of ...
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Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA
Bourbon and Branch is a traditional speakeasy. Their 8 house rules—hushed voices and no cell phones among them—encourage neighborly conversation in a very relaxed setting. It's a great way to meet people if you're traveling alone as...
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Utah 84718, USA
It's really fun to visit a place that has such rich travel-related history. National Geographic magazine, who photographed the area using Kodachrome film for a 1949 photo-spread, hence its name. This is Grosvenor Arch, named after the former...