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

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Fully refundable
The price is $25 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$25
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.2/5 (18,393 reviews)
Dated but well kept.
"I was sceptical because everyone warned me that it’s not a great hotel-but besides being dated it’s kept clean and the bed was comfortable. I’m there to sleep and shower. And the fact that it’s old means it’s a bathtub rather than stand alone shower and THAT is wonderful on the feet and legs after ..."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89119
The price is $31 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 16
$31
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
Stay at this 3.5-star spa resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy an outdoor pool, 11 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.7/5 Good! (17,134 reviews)
"Still needs some updates on rooms and elevators"

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Luxor 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, 89109
The price is $119 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
$119
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Las Vegas. Enjoy free parking, 4 outdoor pools, and 20 restaurants. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (16,710 reviews)
"Wonderful staff, best in the city."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 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.
Polo Towers
Polo Towers
3.5 out of 5
3745 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the WiFi and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (6,808 reviews)
"The pool was great and the people were so nice"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Polo Towers
Cancun Resort Las Vegas
Cancun Resort Las Vegas
3 out of 5
8335 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89123
Stay at this 3-star spa aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (4,693 reviews)
"Check in was a great experience. Affordable comfortable optio near the strip to Uber in for fun but enough away to enjoy breaks for the busy."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Cancun Resort Las Vegas
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89103
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Las Vegas. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10,178 reviews)
"Nice spacious room. Good but not great."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Palms Place
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

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Top Destination
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
7427
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2 - Disappointing
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" "2 - Disappointing 1.9964197942898754%
1 - Terrible
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" "1 - Terrible 0.8768469917169817%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler
Jun 23, 2020

Most of the shows still no open

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

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