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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

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 Sep 7 to Sep 7
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! (13,923 reviews)
"Great time,great place"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
5 out of 5
111 Resorts World Avenue, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $104 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Las Vegas Convention Center. AREA15 and T-Mobile Arena are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (199 reviews)
"My wife and I are 65 and have never had the front reception staff walk us to the elevator before going to our room. She gave insights about the hotel and how to use the room key to run the elevator. Such great customer service."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World
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 $135 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 8
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! (19,582 reviews)
"I love the restaurants and all the amenities. The hotel is simply amazing. The gondola rides are great."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

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 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 Sep 7 to Sep 7
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 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (5,805 reviews)
"On strip, rooms were clean."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $99 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
Situated in Las Vegas, this luxury aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gold Coast Casino, Orleans Arena, and Bellagio Casino. Casino at the Rio All-Suite Hotel ...
4.1/5Very Good! (9,530 reviews)
"Lots of changes since covid. It was quieter but the main entrance was blocked, no valet available. It was a nice stay for overnight."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Palms Place
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
8335 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is $81 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 7
Situated near the airport, this spa aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, Allegiant Stadium, and T-Mobile Arena. High Roller ...
4.2/5Very Good! (3,799 reviews)
"Area was beautifully done everyday, team members absolutely kind and thoughtful. Very nice pool, no issues. Loved it"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Cancun Resort 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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