Las Vegas, NV

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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

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 Feb 20 to Feb 21
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade, High Roller, and Miracle Mile Shops. T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Convention ...
3.6/5 Good! (18,077 reviews)
"Loved the traditional look and feel of the place. Room was beautiful. Self check was fine, but miss the intension with people."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
4 out of 5
3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $35 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (20,752 reviews)
"Is an ok hotel but for the price is good"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

TI - Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Fully refundable
The price is $111 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (19,283 reviews)
"Mark Poe"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

The Venetian Resort 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.
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 $51 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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! (2,661 reviews)
"Properry was good, we sidnt like that there wasnt any cook ware available to use. No pot tops or pots pans."

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Jet Luxury Resorts @ The Signature Condo Hotel
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
7200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $80 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
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! (5,431 reviews)
"Everything clean, staff super nice. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel."

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
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 $59 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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! (6,042 reviews)

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
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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