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The grand dame of the Strip, the Bellagio still seems new compared to the vintage hotels of downtown Las Vegas. The hotel and casino has been one of the city's top resorts since 1998, when it was the most expensive hotel ever built. Named after the Italian town on Lake Como, Bellagio is known for luxury in a city where over-the-top is the norm.
Lined with cobblestone walkways and wrought iron street lamps, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino offers a taste of the French capital on the Las Vegas Strip. Enjoy Parisian-style shopping and cafés, a Montgolfier-style hot-air balloon, a mini version of the Arc de Triomphe—and of course, a 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower.
One of Las Vegas’ cozier venues, the V Theater, inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, is a favorite spot for live entertainment. It has two showrooms offering different stage productions, including V - The Ultimate Variety Show, which features a dozen rotating acts—everything from comedians to magicians to jugglers.
The Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park, covers 34,880 acres (14,115 hectares) of red rock formations, sandstone cliffs, dramatic canyons, and peaceful valleys. Some of the park’s most famous features include the ancient Moapa petroglyphs at Atlatl Rock and the three-mile (4.8 km) Fire Canyon hike, which shows off the colorful sandstone that gives the park its name. In addition to being one of the most popular hiking destinations near Las Vegas, the Valley of Fire also attracts picnickers, campers, and photographers.
Despite being one of the driest, hottest, and lowest places in the United States, Death Valley National Park is actually not as ominous as it sounds. Comprised on otherworldly landscapes—from volcanic hills and snow-capped mountains to sand dunes and badlands—Death Valley National Park is also home to much wildlife, including big-horn sheep, desert tortoises, and jackrabbits.
Shaped like a pyramid and modeled after the tombs of ancient Egypt, the Luxor Hotel & Casino has been a Strip staple since opening in 1993. Though still guarded by a statue of the Great Sphinx, the hotel was renovated in 2008 to update some of the Egyptian decor with more modern interiors.
The Las Vegas location of the popular Madame Tussauds franchise is more than just a museum, it’s an attraction that allows you to interact with its wax figures in different settings, as well as take part in a 4D theater experience with Marvel super heroes. There’s also a bar inspired by the movieThe Hangover where you can grab a drink.
The largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1993, the MGM Grand is a Las Vegas mainstay known for its green façade and original “old Hollywood” theme. It’s one of the busiest hotels on the Strip with thousands of rooms and dozens of restaurants, bars, and live entertainment venues.
When it comes to Las Vegas, City of Sin, and a cluster of neon lights, hiking isn’t the very first thing that comes to most people’s minds. The reality, however, is that Vegas is surrounded by dozens of great hiking trails and rung by mystical mountains, with the trail to the top of Fortification Hill offering one of the area’s best views. From the top of this rocky pinnacle inside of Lake Mead National Recreation area, climbers are rewarded with panoramic views of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. This six-mile trail is for serious hikers who are comfortable with a little bit of bouldering, as sections in the middle can require scrambling for about 10 vertical feet. Most of the trail is straightforward, however, albeit a little steep, as the trail gains approximately 1,400 feet in a little under three miles. While you’re sure to work up a sweat when climbing—especially since there isn’t any shade—the view from the top makes every step completely worth the effort.
The Venetian® Resort boasts a bustling nightlife and entertainment scene, along with grand architecture and romantic gondola rides. The hotel will transport you to the streets of Venice with its hand-painted frescoes, nods to the Italian city, and Grand Canal Shoppes, an area filled with luxury boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.
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Named after the fabled sword of King Arthur, the Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a medieval-themed resort located on the Las Vegas Strip. At the resort, you’ll find all the popular slot games and gambling favorites such as live keno, craps, and roulette as well as many kid-friendly activities including arcades, waterslides, and an interactive medieval dinner show.
Enjoy the vibes of South Beach as you gamble in Las Vegas, at the Casino at the Tropicana Las Vegas. Spanning 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters), the classic casino features more than 650 gaming machines, as well as dozens of popular table games, a high-stakes area, and a race and sports book betting area.
Las Vegas’ Mob Museum offers an inside look at the world of organized crime, from mobsters and hit men to the law enforcement officials tasked with solving their crimes. You’ll learn real stories about the Mob through interactive exhibits and see rare memorabilia captured from the nation’s most notorious criminals.
Treasure Island used to be famous for greeting guests with its show of swashbuckling pirates. The free performance ended in 2013, but a rowdy, fun attitude (and two life-sized ships) remained. The hotel now has a sleeker appearance, thanks to the multilevel shopping mall and exhibit area that replaced the performance space.
If you’re into American cars, it doesn’t get much better than Las Vegas’ Shelby Heritage Center, the brainchild of race car driver Carroll Shelby. Shelby American is behind the AC Cobra, and has churned out premier performance versions of Mustangs and other cars. Now fans can check out many of the company’s creations.
Open since 1997, New York - New York Hotel & Casino is one of the most recognizable structures on the Las Vegas Strip with its replica of a mini-Manhattan skyline, Statue of Liberty included. You can experience its Big Apple theme inside too, by visiting Times Square and Greenwich Village neighborhood areas.
One of Las Vegas’ original hotels–and still as popular as ever–the Flamingo Las Vegas brings together classic Vegas glamour with modern amenities in an art deco–style building. Highlights include a vast casino floor, accessible to guests and non-guests alike, as well as a monorail, adults-only pool, and wildlife center.
Make your wedding or vow renewal one to remember at A Special Memory Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Featuring a New England-style wedding chapel, they offer traditional weddings, drive-through weddings, and Elvis weddings, as well as an option to hold the wedding in outdoor locations such as the Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon.
The Eiffel Tower, a monumental half-size replica of the French icon connected to the Paris Hotel and Casino on the Strip, offers views of glowing neon signs and the dancing fountains of the Bellagio from a windy observation deck, plus the opportunity to dine on the finest French cuisine Las Vegas has to offer. C'est vrai!
One of Las Vegas’ most recognizable landmarks,Ceasar’s Palace hotel & Casino has been a stalwart of The Strip since the 1960s. Its opulent interiors are designed to give visitors the feel of being transported back to the height of the Roman Empire.
Visit the site of one of History Channel’s most popular shows, Pawn Stars, at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. Get a chance to meet the owners and cast members of the show, and browse their wide range of unique and collector's items, including antiques, toys, coins, historic firearms, watches and jewelry, fossils, and more.
A historic staple in downtown Las Vegas, Binion’s Gambling Hall is an integral part of the Fremont Street Experience. The vintage joint boasts everything from traditional poker tables to the latest slots and games. Plus, the establishment’s multiple bars and restaurants ensure an experience that suits a range of appetites and budgets.
A trip to Count’s Kustoms, a hotrod showroom just off the Strip, is a must for fans of the reality TV showCounting Cars as it’s the show’s home base. Take a free tour of the room filled with cars, choppers, and other works of automotive art made famous by thePawn Stars spin-off.
Formerly the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Bally’s Las Vegas is a fixture in Sin City. With nearly 3,000 guest rooms that are oversized compared to other rooms on the Strip, Bally’s embodies quintessential Vegas glitz, glam, and luxury. The property boasts a neon-wrapped moving sidewalk, a diverse mix of restaurants, a pool and spa, and more.
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