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You're Going to Love Las Vegas

Famous for being “America’s Playground”, Las Vegas is the place to go for glitzy showbiz events, cavernous casinos, luxury hotels, and endless buffets serving up every kind of food you can think of.

You don’t need to enjoy gambling to have a great time in Vegas. It’s a destination that families can enjoy, thanks to amusement parks like Adventuredome and Adventure Canyon. Golfers will love playing on some of America’s finest courses, while shoppers can lose themselves in the Fashion Show Mall.

Whether you want to immerse yourself in a week of gambling, feel like catching a world-class showbiz event every evening or just want to be pampered in luxury hotels, Las Vegas is the destination for you.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas

What to do in Las Vegas

The Strip
Fremont Street Experience
Stratosphere Tower
Shark Reef Aquarium
Top activities in Las Vegas

When to Visit Las Vegas

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The best times to visit Las Vegas are just before the height of summer and immediately afterwards. If you schedule a trip between March and June or September and November, you should experience warm weather without the intense heat of July and August. The city is also a great place to be for New Year’s, although you’ll need to book well in advance if you plan to stay at a hotel in the city center.

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How to Get to Las Vegas

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Where to Stay in Las Vegas

The majority of visitors to Las Vegas stay on the Strip, a 4-mile long collection of hotels and casinos. Technically, it’s not in Las Vegas, lying just to the south, but as far as most travelers are concerned, it’s the place to be. Popular hotels on the Strip include Aria (3730 Las Vegas Blvd), Casino Royale (3411 South Las Vegas Blvd) and Flamingo (3555 Las Vegas Blvd S). For a luxury option that doesn’t include a casino on-site, you might try the Mandarin Oriental (3752 S Las Vegas Blvd) while the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay is another great high-end choice (3960 Las Vegas Blvd S). For families and showbiz fans, the MGM Grand (3799 Las Vegas Blvd S) is another great hotel. Be aware that many of the hotels on the Strip will add a “resort charge” on top of the basic fee (often around $15).

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The Strip

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Most booked hotels in Las Vegas

How to Get Around Las Vegas

The Cost of Living in Las Vegas

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In general, Las Vegas has a low cost of living compared with other American cities like New York or Boston. Expect to pay around $2.50 for 12 eggs, $12 for a good bottle of wine and $40 for a pair of jeans. It’s also a great place to shop. The Strip is the best place to head for boutiques, chains and discount outlets. There are two major malls, Town Square (6611 S Las Vegas Blvd) and Fashion Show Mall (3200 S Las Vegas Blvd). Bargain hunters will want to head to Downtown’s Las Vegas Premium Outlets (875 South Grand Central Parkway).

Groceries and Other

Shopping for groceries can be a problem on the Strip and Downtown, where there are very few supermarkets and the stores in hotels charge high prices. If you want to shop for everyday groceries, there are a number of Walgreens on the strip, but the best bet is probably to head to Albertson’s (1300 E Flamingo Rd). You could also catch bus number 201 from Tropicana Avenue, which stops at a Walmart a couple of miles away.

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Where to Eat in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has a massive collection of restaurants serving every imaginable cuisine. For a high-class, high-value French buffet, Le Village Buffet is an excellent choice (3131 Las Vegas Blvd S), while you can fill up on seafood at Village Seafood (3700 W Flamingo Rd). Craftsteak in the MGM Grand is rated as one of America’s best steakhouses, while Mr. Lucky's 24-7 is a fun rock and roll-themed diner at the Hard Rock Hotel, and the Bellagio is home to Olives, one of the city’s best Italian eateries. On Paradise Road, ENVY serves up great steaks (3400 Paradise Rd) and Ferraro’s is an excellent place for Italian (4480 Paradise Rd).

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