Laughlin, NV

Travel Guide
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A popular gambling destination with plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun, this laid-back riverside town offers casinos, entertainment and dining at a fraction of the price of Vegas.

With its 24-hour casinos, Laughlin is often cited as being a cheaper alternative to Vegas. But this riverside town actually has a lot more to offer than just legal gambling. Embark on riverside hikes, cycle along scenic trails, play golf at well-maintained courses and go boating, Jet skiing or kayaking on the river.

Find most of the city’s casinos located along the Laughlin Strip, known as Casino Drive. There are a dozen or so casinos, including the Old West-themed Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall, the tropical rainforest-inspired Golden Nugget Laughlin and the Colorado Belle Casino Resort, which is situated in a 600-foot (182-meter) long replica of a 19th-century paddlewheel riverboat. In addition to gambling facilities, such as slot machines, blackjack tables and poker rooms, many of the casinos also have on-site dining options, bars and live entertainment.

For anyone craving outdoor adventure, Laughlin provides extensive options. Golfers can get swinging at the desert-set Huukan Golf Club and the David Druzisky-designed championship course at Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, located just across the Colorado River in Arizona’s Bullhead City. The Colorado River also presents opportunities for water-based activities, including boating, fishing and waterskiing.Ascend the granite peak of Spirit Mountain. From the summit, you can see the sprawling Mojave National Preserve.mining ghost towns, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Hoover Dam is just a 90-minute drive away.

Find Laughlin at the southern tip of Nevada on the banks of the Colorado River. Visit in spring, fall or winter to avoid the stifling summer temperatures. If you plan on spending all your time in the casinos, it is possible to walk between them or rely on taxis and water taxis. If you want to travel outside the city, it’s best to rent a car.

Tropicana Laughlin
Tropicana Laughlin
3.5 out of 5
2121 S Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV, 89029
The price is $50 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly resort in Laughlin. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
3.6/5 Good! (4,257 reviews)
"At check-in we were told there were no other rooms available. The kids in the room across from ours set their sprinkler systems off as we we're walking in. We went back down and we were upgraded to a higher floor and better room. It would have been nice to avoid that by being given the option ..."

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Tropicana Laughlin
The Aquarius Casino Resort, BW Premier Collection
The Aquarius Casino Resort, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
1900 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV, 89029
The price is $79 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly resort in Laughlin. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms ...
3.8/5 Good! (6,041 reviews)
"Love this hotel! Quiet room,clean & modern. Free parking area confusing, need signage indicate boat parking only’ will recommend to friends"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

The Aquarius Casino Resort, BW Premier Collection
Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort
Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort
3.5 out of 5
2020 S. Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV, 89029
The price is $59 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly resort in Laughlin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.5/5 Good! (4,843 reviews)
"I like it and good"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort
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.
Peaceful Getaway, Great for long stays!
Peaceful Getaway, Great for long stays!
Laughlin, NV
The price is $431 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Laughlin. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Harrah's Laughlin Casino and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Amazing property
"This review is an easy one to do. During this winter we stayed in 4 houses. They were all nice. However, this property is amazing. Quiet residential neighborhood, close to shopping, restaurants etc. The house is very comfortable but the patio and pool area is where we spent our time. The oversized ..."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Peaceful Getaway, Great for long stays!
Downtown Laughlin, steps to the casino and the boardwalk
Downtown Laughlin, steps to the casino and the boardwalk
Laughlin, NV
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Laughlin. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (13 reviews)
Close to casinos, dog friendly
"Nice property, good location, little dated but wasn't a concern, cul de sac quiet neighborhood"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Downtown Laughlin, steps to the casino and the boardwalk
Laughlin, Nevada. Hidden gem on the Calorado river.
Laughlin, Nevada. Hidden gem on the Calorado river.
Laughlin, NV
Stay at this vacation home in Laughlin. Enjoy 2 bathrooms and 2 bedrooms. Popular attractions Harrah's Laughlin Casino and Casino at Don Laughlin's Riverside ...
Laughlin, Nevada. Hidden gem on the Calorado river.
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 Laughlin

Renting a car is probably your best option for getting the most out of your trip to Laughlin. The center is compact and easy to walk around, but the casinos, restaurants and hotels of Casino Drive, which are what draw most visitors, sit a couple of miles away from downtown. There are a couple of bus routes, but no extensive public transit. The Laughlin Riverwalk connects Casino Drive and the Colorado River. Visit the Nevada Transportation Authority website.Browse Laughlin rental cars.

Best time to visit

Sitting in the Mojave Desert, Laughlin has dry weather throughout the year, so you shouldn’t worry too much about packing for rain. By the same token, the height of summer tends to be extremely hot, with average high temperatures of 112 F (44 C) in July. This is also the busiest time of year. Spring and fall are quieter, cheaper, and warm but not too hot.

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