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Las Vegas, NV
Travel Guide

Bellagio Casino

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

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $127 per night from May 19 to May 19
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (18,847 reviews)
"the large rooms we're great."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
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 May 19 to May 19
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (12,523 reviews)
"This was a first class property - had everything there that you need plus central on strip"

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $33 per night from May 19 to May 19
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade, Miracle Mile Shops, and High Roller. T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Convention ...
3.7/5Good! (16,916 reviews)
"Room was missing items and broken fixtures. Couldn’t contact front desk from room. Bed was broken..."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Flamingo Las Vegas - 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.
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $99 per night from May 19 to May 19
Situated in Las Vegas, this luxury condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gold Coast Casino, Orleans Arena, and Bellagio Casino. Casino at the Rio All-Suite Hotel ...
4.2/5Very Good! (9,314 reviews)
"Loved the ambience in the room. I was in a king suite with balcony strip view. It was excellent. Not too busy since its not directly on the strip. Yet close enough to get to everything in under 15 mins."

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Palms Place
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 $74 per night from May 19 to May 19
Located in the heart of Las Vegas, this luxury condo resort is within a 10-minute walk of The Cosmopolitan Casino and Miracle Mile Shops. Bellagio Casino and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,188 reviews)
"Excellent"

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

Jet Luxury Resorts @ The Signature Condo Hotel
Grandview at Las Vegas
Grandview at Las Vegas
3 out of 5
9940 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $240 per night from May 19 to May 19
This family-friendly Las Vegas aparthotel is located near the airport, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Casino at South Point Hotel, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Allegiant ...
4.4/5Excellent! (3,095 reviews)
"Able to cook in the apartment. able move around freely in premises. clean everything. enough parking all the time. something different from a hotel but good. No employees harrasing with stuff you can't do (within the normal of course)"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Grandview at Las Vegas
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

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 45.67011560518251%
4 - Good
26491
4 - Good 40.190247898777194%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.267712473829535%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.9950238189155567%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8769002032952028%

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

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

I have a lot of family and friends in Vegas

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