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Visiting Las Vegas

An oasis of opulence in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is home to flashy casinos, luxurious hotels and some of the world’s best nightlife that makes it a favorite travel destination for families, gamblers and thrill-seekers alike.

The famous Las Vegas Strip is home to the city’s most famous casinos and hotels. Fabulous monoliths like Caesar’s Palace, the MGM Grand and the Mirage impress by day and dazzle by night. As do the world-famous Bellagio Fountains, which spray intricate patterns of lighted water hundreds of feet into the air.

Those in search of entertainment have come to the right place. Las Vegas plays host to some of the world’s best entertainers, from Dolly Parton to Celine Dion to town favorite Wayne Newton. Cirque du Soleil’s seven shows in residence add a wow-factor to the offerings, and favorites like O and Mystère are almost... Read More
An oasis of opulence in the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is home to flashy casinos, luxurious hotels and some of the world’s best nightlife that makes it a favorite travel destination for families, gamblers and thrill-seekers alike.

The famous Las Vegas Strip is home to the city’s most famous casinos and hotels. Fabulous monoliths like Caesar’s Palace, the MGM Grand and the Mirage impress by day and dazzle by night. As do the world-famous Bellagio Fountains, which spray intricate patterns of lighted water hundreds of feet into the air.

Those in search of entertainment have come to the right place. Las Vegas plays host to some of the world’s best entertainers, from Dolly Parton to Celine Dion to town favorite Wayne Newton. Cirque du Soleil’s seven shows in residence add a wow-factor to the offerings, and favorites like O and Mystère are almost constantly sold-out.

With crowded spectacles like the Freemont Street Experience as well as monolithic malls like the Forum Stores at Caesar’s Palace, the shopping scene in Las Vegas is second to none. Neither are the world-class restaurants and hotels that pepper the city.

So once you’ve booked your flight and picked your lodgings, peruse our pages for itinerary ideas inspired by fellow travelers who’ve had the time of their life in Sin City.    Close

Stories and Tips Las Vegas

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Hawaiian Airlines: Escaping Vegas

Written by two cruisers on 11 Aug, 2013

Hawaiians consider Las Vegas their "other" island. Many Hawaiians move here for employment in the hospitality industry or visit for entertainment. So it is only reasonable that Hawaiian Airlines makes a direct flight to Vegas. This was a special trip for us and my husband…Read More


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Bally’s and Paris: Sister Casino Hotels

Written by two cruisers on 11 Aug, 2013

We wanted to spend most of our time on this layover in Paris-Las Vegas, but thought the sister resort Bally’s might be a better value. I always considered Bally’s the plain Jane sister of the two. I was very wrong, about the price.…Read More


Things that are free to enjoy in Las vegas

Written by catsholiday on 16 Jun, 2013

THINGS TO DO FOR FREE IN LAS VEGASWe spent a week in Las Vegas and apart from food we enjoyed free sightseeing the entire time we were there.THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN SHOWThis takes place throughout the day and is different each time so try and catch…Read More


Bargain deal for food in Las Vegas

Written by catsholiday on 16 Jun, 2013

Bargain Buffet deal in Las VegasMy children were going to treat us to a meal out while we were in Las vegas but so many were so expensive. I spotted this deal run by Caesars Entertainment. They had a  24 hr passes which was able…Read More


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Las Vegas For Wildlife

Written by dkm1981 on 15 Jan, 2012

Despite the fact that Las Vegas is located slap bang in the middle of the desert, there is lot of wildlife to be seen on the strip. Granted, not much of it is (if any) is local, but it is worth searching out all…Read More


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Las Vegas For Shoppers

Written by dkm1981 on 15 Jan, 2012

When you think of shopping in the US, you wouldn't necessarily think of Las Veags straight away but you should because it really is a shopper's paradise. Whether you are looking for bargain basement offers or high end designer wear, you'll find a mall to…Read More


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Las Vegas For Free

Written by dkm1981 on 14 Jan, 2012

When you think about Las Vegas, you automatically think about spending money because of the gambling and the big budget shows, but Las Vegas doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact there are a lot of things in Las Vegas that you can do for…Read More


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Las Vegas For Foodies

Written by dkm1981 on 13 Jan, 2012

There are so many options for dining out or eating on the go in Las Vegas that it is hard to know where to start, but here are a few suggestions:-Eating at a Buffet-Buffets are one of the dining experiences that Las Vegas is famous…Read More


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Las Vegas For Children

Written by dkm1981 on 09 Jan, 2012

When you think of Las Vegas, you instantly think of an adult's playground because you have to be over 21 to enjoy everything that it offers right? Not so. There is a lot to do for younger visitors as well. In fact even more so…Read More


Lagging along the Strip

Written by rufusni on 16 Oct, 2011

Las Vegas has never appealed to me as a destination in its own right...it never stole my soul like Rome...or my heart like Paris...or mind like New York. In fact the sole reason for passing through was it proximity to the main reason for my…Read More


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