There is a lot to see and do in this town and there is a little bit of something for every taste. For the thrill seekers you have rides and roller coasters; for the culturally minded there is art and history; for the animal lover you can get close to lions and tigers and dolphins (oh my!); and for everyone there are those iconic Vegas experiences from fountains to giant lights in the sky.
Las Vegas used to be a wasteland when it came to dining, most famous for cheap buffets and graveyard prime rib specials. These days Sin City is one of the top dining destinations in the world with most of the biggest names in the culinary world in the kitchens (or at least directing the people who are). From award-winning haute cuisine to affordable fare, Vegas has a little bit of something for everyone.
Did you know you can gamble in Las Vegas? It's true! With more slot machines, card tables, and games of chance than any other city in the country, Vegas is the Gaming Capital of America.
There are more hotel rooms in Las Vegas than in any other city in the world - 150,000 or so and counting! We have reviews, contact information, photos, and more for all of the major hotel-casinos in Las Vegas and a few other non-casino hotels that are worth your attention.
Las Vegas has loomed large in American culture, from its early days as a Wild West railroad town through the birth of The Strip, Bugsy Segal, The Rat Pack, Elvis, and the modern casino era. We have collected some amazing memorabilia from Las Vegas' past, on display here in our Museum.
New York, London, Los Angeles, Ibiza... these are cities that are famous for their nightlife scene. But Las Vegas has more hot clubs, bars, lounges, and strip clubs packed into a smaller area than just about anywhere in the world. Almost every major hotel/casino has at least one high-energy nightclub and several bars and lounges. If you hit several a night you could spend a month and still not even come close to visiting them all.
Las Vegas is a recreation lover's paradise with golf courses designed by some of the sports biggest names; outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, skiing, and more; tennis; bowling; auto sports; and much more. And of course if all that sounds like too much effort, you can always just relax in one of Las Vegas' world class spas.
Whether you've been to Vegas a million times or are planning your first trip, there are lots of details to think about. The Resources section has plenty of helpful advice on helping you plan a great trip, transportation, health and safety, weddings, and information for travelers with special needs.
Las Vegas is not just for tacky souvenirs anymore. These days the city has become a destination for shoppers, where you don't just pull out your credit card and buy things, you have a shopping "experience." Some of the highest revenue generating malls and stores in the world are located here and visitors to the city spend almost as much money in them as they do in the casinos.
Say what you want about Hollywood, Vegas truly is the entertainment capital of the world. Where else can you see showgirls and big name superstars, Elvis impersonators and eight(!!) Cirque du Soleil productions, magicians, female impersonators, singers, comedians, and so much more?
There are few cities in the world that move at a pace as quick as Las Vegas does. It seems like every week there is something new happening, something old going away, and something big being rumored. In the Vegas4Visitors Weekly Column, you can stay up to date with all the latest goings on in Sin City.
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