Overview Las Vegas

See all photos

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

3 Photos  
Best of the Beef - Vegas Steaks

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

I consider myself a connoisseur of steak. It’s one of my favorite meals, and it’s one of the things I treat myself to whenever I go to Las Vegas. Come on, Vegas is a foodie paradise, so how can you possibly not get a gourmet…Read More


6 Photos  
Best Hotels (Places to Not Sleep) in Las Vegas

Written by Carmen on 29 Dec, 2008

I would say that the question I get asked the most from people who are going to Las Vegas is "Where should I stay?"There are so many considerations that go into answering this question. What do you want your Vegas experience to be like? Do…Read More


1 Photos  
Coming Back Is Always a Little Strange

Written by svearvaldyr on 22 Dec, 2008

I visited Las Vegas 6 years ago with my then-girlfriend, now-wife. It was an eye-opening place. You hear accounts and stories about Sin City from those who love it, those who hate it and those who've never even seen it, but you really…Read More


4 Photos  
MGM Grand and the Bellagio Hotel

Written by melissabowman on 10 Jan, 2008

Since the Bellagio, MGM and the Mirage are all part of one I thought I would put these two together. When we first got to Vegas we parked at the MGM Grand and walked through there to get started. My first time in a…Read More


4 Photos  
Vegas Strip/ Freemont Street

Written by melissabowman on 10 Jan, 2008

This was my first visit to Las Vegas and to see the strip. It was everything I expected it to be. It was BIG, it was bright and it was busy. Going on Christmas Eve was pretty crazy and needles to say…Read More


4 Photos  
Our Las Vegas Wedding - July 1, 2002

Written by MilwVon on 30 Sep, 2006

Cheesy as it sounds, a Las Vegas wedding can be romantic and all a woman can hope for on her special day! Given this would be a second marriage for each of us; we didn’t want to go the church route. David and…Read More


4 Photos  
Spring Mountain

Written by Saphira on 06 Jul, 2006

On every vacation, there is always a pinnacle day. When all the other memories of your trip fade away, this one day will forever be etched in your memory. For me, no other day was as special, as the day I spent hiking…Read More


2 Photos  
Part 1: Days 1&2&3

Written by two cruisers on 20 Jun, 2006

Iowans love to comment that Nebraska is a Native American word meaning “ a long way across”. We suspect that Nebraskans say the same thing about Wyoming. The first day covered the lush green of Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. We watched farmers planting fields, pretty…Read More


3 Photos  
The Hoover Dam

Written by gatorgirl1977 on 06 Jun, 2006

On one of the day trips out of Vegas, my friend and I decided to visit the Hoover Dam. I think it had to be the hottest day ever known to man. The reports on the radio stated it was about 113 degrees. As we…Read More


3 Photos  
The Valley of Fire

Written by gatorgirl1977 on 06 Jun, 2006

The Valley of Fire State Park is one of the most beautiful sites that I have ever visited. With its gorgeous red rock structures naturally eroded by winds and brilliant blue skies, it was unreal. There is even a natural arch here along with beehive-like…Read More


  • 21-30 of 355 Las Vegas Stories And Tips

Las Vegas Weather

  • Jan57°
  • Feb63°
  • Mar68°
  • Apr77°
  • May87°
  • Jun100°
  • Jul105°
  • Aug103°
  • Sep94°
  • Oct82°
  • Nov67°
  • Dec57°