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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...
6605 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Town Square is designed to look like a charming European town with street lamps and landscaping throughout the winding pedestrian mall. Store fronts mingle with restaurants, and in the center of it all is a community area complete with a...
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...
770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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...
953 E Sahara Ave E-10, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
Komol Restaurant has been around since 1986 for a reason, and is a favorite of both locals and tourists alike. Using traditional Thai cooking techniques, Komol is also unafraid of the occasional modern twist, and offers an extensive vegetarian...
3600 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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...
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, USA
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...
875 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89106, USA
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Visiting the Strip? Save time for its spas. One of my favorites: Qua, at Caesars Palace. The Roman baths make you feel like you've left Las Vegas behind, and the snow room is worth a (quick -- it's cold!) stop. Then the treatments are out of this...
900 E Karen Ave h102, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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...
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" ...
3377 S Las Vegas Blvd #2001, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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...
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Hidden on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan, down an unmarked hallway lined with vinyl album covers, you'll find fabulous off-the-grid pizza. In fact, "Secret Pizza" as it's known, is so under-the-radar it isn't even listed on their website....
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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...
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
Since it opened in 2009, the Aria Resort & Casino has been a leading example of the post-kitsch, post-theme-hotel era of Las Vegas luxury accommodations. As the 61-story centerpiece of CityCenter—a cluster of hotels, residences, and...
3012 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
How much fun can it possibly be to maneuver excavators, dig holes in dirt and carry heavy stuff around? It turns that this having your hands on the controls of heavy machinery is a lot of fun! Dig This is essentially an adult's playground (ages...
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,...
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...
5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA
Of course there is no shortage of great food in Las Vegas, but this place is different. First of all it is not on The Strip, so it is not accessible unless you know about it. It's in a strip mall in an area with a lot of other Asian restaurants,...
3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
It's no secret to my blog readers that I wouldn't recommend staying at New York New York Hotel & Casino now that it is showing its age and added the tacky table dancers at each Black Jack area - not to mention the outdated rooms. But I would...
Nevada 89005, USA
Hoover Dam is an easy drive of only 30 minutes from Las Vegas. When you approach, keep your eye out for the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge sign and swing into the parking lot for it. Completed in 2011, at a cost of $240 million, it is the second-highest...
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