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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

Beware the Time Share

Written by Red Mezz on 29 Mar, 2010

It seems that in recent times, the introduction of the 'Time Share Salesman' to areas like Las Vegas and Reno is nothing new. When I spoke to friends about it after our experience, more than one of them came out with 'Yes, I experienced…Read More


There Is Great Scenery Nearby

Written by Wasatch on 02 Jan, 2010

Day Trips from Las VegasAlthough Las Vegas is in a pretty grim, polluted setting, there is good to great scenery close at hand. Several day trips to some fine western scenery are possible from Las Vegas, and at least one, Zion National…Read More


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Transportation Tips for Las Vegas Day Trips

Written by airynfaerie on 12 Oct, 2009

There are various options one has for transportation around Las Vegas and the areas within day-trip distance. Let's start from arrival into the area by air...All flights into Las Vegas are directed though the McCarran International Airport, which sits conveniently just off the southern end…Read More


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A Las Vegas Love Letter

Written by CarolinaPanthers1983 on 25 May, 2009

Dear Las Vegas,I have watch you in many television shows and movies. Every time I saw you, you called me to visit and enjoy what you have to offer. Every time I heard about you from family and friends, I craved to visit you even…Read More


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A Slower Pace in Vegas

Written by two cruisers on 28 Jan, 2009

This is our third trip to Vegas. Obviously we like the place. This trip served as a decompression chamber between the slow pace and warm temperatures of Maui and the frantic normal pace of home and its snow and icy weather. We had three goals…Read More


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Doing the Strip

Written by skeptic on 31 Dec, 2008

Great as the time share is, you don’t want to spend the whole week in your room. You need to do The Strip.Some of the places on The Strip are legends. Some are new, and their history is yet to be made.…Read More


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Best General Vegas Tips

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

People are always consulting me before their Vegas trip for advice on what to do, where to stay, etc. Here’s my greatest hits as far as general Vegas tips go.Stay on the Strip. Not to take anything away from the Hard Rock, Rio or Palms,…Read More


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Best Ways to Lose Your Money

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

Play blackjack. Let’s get this straight, all the odds on all the games play in the house’s favor, otherwise, there wouldn’t be much of a business in casinos, right? However, blackjack is one of those few Vegas card games that, if you play by the…Read More


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Christmas Time in Sin City

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

Like everything else in Vegas, Christmas is BIG. It’s everywhere during the month of December, and it’s kind of a unique holiday experience. I read that Las Vegas is the top Christmas destination in the U.S. and having now been there during the holiday season,…Read More


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Best Day Trips - Leaving Las Vegas

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

Even for the heartiest gamblers, Vegas can get to be a bit too much. All the neon and noise seem to pound in your head. So, I recommend day trips to Vegas visitors, just to get out into the great Southwest and let your lungs…Read More


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