Pretty much everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, and the stunning landscape with its impressive size should not be missed if you are anywhere close by. The national park consists of 277 miles (446 km) of the Colorado River and the erosion's effects on the surrounding landscape. The Grand Canyon itself is 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1,6 km) deep. It is possible to hike 9 miles (14,5 km) down the Bright Angel Trail to the very bottom, and this quite tough walk is most certainly worth it!
Do you know what happened with the familiar phrase 'what happens in Vegas, stays in Vega'? Follow the real life stories of criminal characters that are only familiar to you from TV dramas, as you walk through this one-of-a-kind Mob Museum, as you can here discover the story from the birth of the Mob to the activities of them today. The museum features real stories of both sides, from the Mob and the justice system, so that you will learn about how Las Vegas came to be, and about the hidden stories that have unfolded in its busy streets.
The High Roller is the largest and tallest observation wheel in the world, as its 146 m beat both the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer when it comes to height. For one of the best views combined with a fun experience, take a half hour ride and discover the city from a whole new angle, with 360-degree views and stares in awe. While an informative video will explain interesting and surprising facts about Las Vegas, the sunset can here be enjoyed best.
This sight at Stratosphere Hotel is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, and – with one of the best panorama view of the strip – a perfect spot for having a drink. The tower will give you a glimpse of the shimmering Las Vegas Strip and the grand casino's, and if you are feeling adventurous and brave, then do take the 829-feet Sky-jump, or the free fall drop tower. Be aware, however, that this activity is only meant for daredevils!
The Strip is probably the world's best-known boulevard stretch, so do prepare for an intense few hours among casinos, restaurants, stores, top-notch hotels and many other establishments. One of the most popular activities is taking pictures with people dressed up as the famous, and one of the choices are Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and even Alan from the movie 'The Hangover'. When having been here during the day, come back at night to rediscover, and for getting dizzy and amazed in the area of glimmering light.
There is no need to leave the US soil for having a romantic meal on the Eiffel Tower, as you only have to visit this Las Vegas landmark for dining with a 460-foot-high and 360-degree city view over the breathtaking Bellagio fountains. Rise above the crowded Las Vegas Boulevard in Paris Las Vegas, and enjoy some fine-dining whilst looking at one of the most beautiful views of Las Vegas. Do net forget to immortalise this moment by taking a professional picture in ''France in Vegas''.
With its great hiking trails, this area – only a 40-minute drive away from the Strip – is a perfect getaway if you try to escape the city for a while. Charleston Peak is with its 3,632 metres one of the highest mountains in the Nevada area, and it promises you clean and crisp air, as well as serenity and beautiful landscape for retreating from the smothering summer heat of the big city – you here deserve to catch your breath at one of the most enchanting places of Nevada.
There is no doubt about gambling being Las Vegas' main attraction, and there is a level for every visitor: experienced and first-timer, as most casinos offer free lessons that usually take place in the morning hours on table games such as Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette. The new penny slots are probably the most popular among the recreational gambler as to the bonus games within the games themselves. While the jackpots are, of course, not nearly as large as dollar slots, these games are fun and entertaining anyways, and you can still win some money.
Hoover Dam is a national historic landmark and the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, as it is more than 725 feet (220 m) above the Colorado River. Once known as Boulder Dam, this concrete arch-gravity dam on the border between Arizona and Nevada has 17 generators that produce 4 billion kilowatts of electricity a year, which makes it one of the country’s largest hydroelectric power facilities. Named after President Herbert Hoover, and dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt, the Hoover Dam is visited by nearly one million people each year.
The Bellagio Fountains at the quarter-mile lake in front of the Hotel Bellagio display a choreographed dance of water and light set to 29 different opera, country, or pop musical selections, are presented. Each show is different, lasting 5 to 10 minutes with water blasting hundreds of feet into the sky, and the best time to see this is at night, standing on the street side of the lake. Crowds will start to gather about five minutes before each show so head here a little early to get an unobstructed view.
Death Valley is a low and dry desert valley of about 3,000 square miles (7,800km²) within the Mojave desert, east of the Sierra Mountains and close to the border of California and Nevada. This area holds the record for the hottest July temperature ever recorded at Furnace Creek, as on July 10, 1913, temperatures reached stunning 134 °F (56.7 °C) – do not forget to pack your sunscreen, and a couple of bottles of water!
The Fremont Street Experience is a highly successful attempt to draw the millions of visitors back to the downtown area. The domed-canopy 90 feet (27,5 meters) above the street was constructed along five city blocks, lined with some of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. Every evening from sundown to midnight, the canopy becomes a giant screen showing high resolution images accompanied by concert-quality sound. At the top of each hour, visitors pour into the streets, looking skyward in anticipation of one of the six different shows lasting six to nine minutes.
The tranquil waterfalls in front of the Mirage are transformed into an erupting volcano, beginning with thunderous explosions, and followed with bright orange flames leaping into the night sky, and molten lava streaming through the three-acre lagoon area. The heat can be felt by onlookers standing across the wide Las Vegas Boulevard so it is almost impossible to ignore one of the most majestic and, on top, free experiences of Las Vegas!
Every hour, the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show is presented in the Forum Shops next to the Cheesecake Factory, including the mythical King Atlas, sibling greed, a 20-foot winged beast, fire, floods, and best of all, giant talking statues. The story behind the show is that King Atlantis is unable to make a decision between his heirs, and about who will rule the kingdom, since they all want to destroy each other for the opportunity to be the next ruler.
Red Rock Canyon State Park offers scenic desert cliffs that reach up to 3,000 feet (914 meters), spectacular rock formations, and abundant wildlife including hawks, squirrels, and lizards. Recreational activities here are camping, sightseeing, hiking, cycling and whatever you can think of, and even if you are not a fan of the outdoors, you should definitely pay a visit here.
Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935, and it is named after the red sandstone formations that arose from great shifting sand dunes during the age of dinosaurs. The area boasts petrified wood and a 3000-year-old Indian petroglyph, as well as brilliant formations of eroded sandstone and sand dunes dating back 150 million years. Also, there are 7 tall red boulders in the desert which are called 'The Seven Sisters' but take a peek yourself!
Enter the Secret Garden, a tropical sanctuary for some of the most exotic and rare creatures in the world. Siegfried and Roy, famous for their magic shows, are deeply committed to saving these animals from extinction through research and education. In addition to the Royal White tigers, there are leopards, white lions, black panthers, and an Asian elephant, and atlantic bottlenose Dolphins live in a 2.5 million gallon water habitat including an artificial coral reef nearby.
There are over 100 different tours offered by a variety of companies in Las Vegas, including sightseeing to the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, the Colorado River, Red Rock, the Valley of Fire and Mount Charleston. The tours last from 2 to 10 hours, and they can be taken by van, bus, airplane, boat or helicopter. One of the most exciting tours is the Grand Canyon Sunset Tour: leave by helicopter, make a low-level flight over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and land at the Grand Canyon for a Champagne picnic at sunset before returning to the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. If you have a car, it is an easy drive from the Las Vegas Strip to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead (51 km/31 miles), Mount Charleston (64 km/40 miles), Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (24 km/15 miles ) and the Valley of Fire (85 km/53 miles).
Witness one of the most compelling stories of our time through the precious treasures left by those aboard the Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage, as this exhibit will take you to the Titanic’s resting place, and into the depths of the North Atlantic Ocean. When entering, you will receive a boarding ticket from an actual passenger of the Titanic, and it will give you some information about the person, and in the end you will find out if the person survived the catastrophe or not. This exhibit will give you a real sense of perspective of the magnitude of the disaster.
At the opera house of Bellagio, the show "O" is performed above the water by a internationally-renowned cast of world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, and divers. The first three rows are the 'wet seats', as to the distance with the stage, so keep this in mind when choosing a sitting area!
Delmonico is an all-American Steakhouse with a Creole influence, the New Orleans Style. The upscale restaurants already impresses with an impeccable service, an impressive presentation, and an elegant surrounding but the menu features most tasty dishes with beef, chicken, pork and seafood, and their desserts are probably most famous – look to the pecan pie with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce.
From Europe to Asia and back to America again, we can definitely not forget about the food of beautiful Australia, and this when you can turn to Outback Steakhouse. This restaurant is known for the tender meat which almost melts in your mouth, but they also have other plenty of options such as 'The Outbacker', Grilled Chicken on the Barbie, and chicken & shrimp pasta. This is an Australian feast for everyone!
Whether it is pizza from the wood-fired oven, or grilled salmon with capellini pasta, you will definitely enjoy this playful but elegant eatery with open air sitting that will give you an amazing view of what Las Vegas and MGM has to offer. This restaurant serves California-inspired cuisine combined with a contemporary bar-and-grill menu with a twist, and one of the most ordered dished are the grilled hamburgers – they apparently are grilled to perfection so that they will leave you waiting for more.
Travel the world at the largest buffet in Las Vegas. Choices are divided into “stations" such as Dim Sum, Italian, Mexican, Mongolian grill, sushi, Japanese, Asian, and American, but as the name already suggests, the main part of the buffet exists out of amazing seafood. If you are seafood-lover, you have entered your personal food-heaven, but the centerpiece is also the dessert station with 70 varieties of pies, cakes, and pastries.
Las Vegas has always been fond of Paris, hence the Eiffel Tower in the centre of the city. JJ's produces French baguettes for all the restaurants at Paris Las Vegas, and here, you can order freshly-made sandwiches, salads, soups and, of course, straight-from-the-oven pastries and baked goods – you can also watch how the breads are made, and both the sight and the smell will leave your mouthwatering. As their food is not only inspired from beautiful France, you can also get a Danish, pizza, gelato and a British scone.
The Buffet at Treasure Island is perfect for the whole family, as they have one of the most variety of cuisines in Las Vegas, ranging from American BBQ and Italian pizza and pasta to Japanese Sushi and Chinese noodles; best features are also the six flavors of crème brulee and the self-serve coffee, cappuccino, cafe latte, and espresso. Champagne brunch is available at the weekend, and seafood buffet is available from Friday to Sunday.
Perched high above the Las Vegas Strip, one of the most intimate and romantic restaurants in Las Vegas takes guests up in a glass elevator to their venue on the 11th floor of the Paris Hotel/Casino, with a spectacular panoramic view of the glittering lights and, not to mention, a glorious view of the Bellagio Fountain Show below. This is the time of having the meal and the view of your life!
Dinning during sunset, high atop the Stratosphere Hotel as 844 feet in the air, is a must-do and for sure also a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The restaurant actually rotates 360 degrees every hour, providing unmatched views of Las Vegas, while a good menu choice is the three-course Chateaubriand for Two, including soup or salad, certified Angus beef tenderloin with vegetables and the Chocolate Stratosphere for dessert.
Copper Whisk Café at Orleans Casino is open 24/7, allowing guests to enjoy breakfast whenever they like. A plate-sized Copper Whisk Cinnamon Roll and fresh cut Fruit Plate, omelets, burgers, or Hawaiian Breakfast are only some of the menu's features, and the guests' favourite is the Oxtail soup – although it might not be considered as breakfast, you sometimes need some savoury treat in the morning!
Delicious and healthy at the same time is no longer a problem, as Go Vegan Café, Juice Bar & Market offers cooked vegan dishes, raw wraps, fresh salad, juice, smoothies and a wide range of healthy food. Gluten-free options are also available, but do not worry, as people who enjoy a piece of meat from time to time will also have a large variety of burgers and pizzas!
Nora's has, by locals, been hailed the best Italian restaurant, as well as the best cocktail bar in Las Vegas. Be sure to bring your appetite since Nora's serves large portions of unique dishes like crazy Alfredo, which is fettuccine alfredo piled with chicken, sausage, shrimp, mushrooms, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and jalapenos. Reservations are recommended if you are impatient about enjoying Italian meals.
Florida Café Cuban Restaurant serves an authentic Cuban cuisine with an attentive and friendly staff that is – reiterated by those who regularly visit the venue – considered to be excellent. Try their Cuban sandwich or their tostones, or a keenly executed Cuban coffee paired with any dish.
This small and family-owned restaurant has generated some big buzz with their Mexican, Chinese, Korean and American-inspired meals, and abiding by their own rules of fusion cuisine, they have created dishes like Fusion Bulgogi Nachos: nachos topped with meat, mozzarella cheese, pico de gallo, jalapenos and Korean hot sauce. Portion sizes are generous, and prices are affordable, so do remember to eat a little bit less than usual, and prepare yourself for a fantastic meal!
This swanky, upscale steak house has locations in ten of America's bustling metropolitan cities, and each of them is designed to reflect the character of the city it calls home. Its Las Vegas location is situated just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, and it features eight private dining rooms,as well as live music each night and outdoor seating. A tip from the locals and the regular guests: try the sesame-seared tuna!
As the name implies, M&M serves nothing but the best of soul food in Las Vegas or even Nevada, and as their menu is so lauded and appreciated, they have already received numerous and consecutive "Best of Las Vegas" awards from the Las Vegas Review Journal. Due to its popularity, another restaurant is located at the North Strip, and both of the restaurants have the same quality and an excellent service!
Dine and enjoy a view of Bellagio fountains at this French bistro, where they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as brunch on weekends. Gluten free options, desserts, and a long list of wine and cocktails are also available, but a dish that you should definitely try is the classic Steak Frites, as after one bite, you do believe that you are actually in a bistro somewhere in France. Remember to check out their recommendation on the daily menu.
At The Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Martorano’s – a popular chain – is under the helm of creator Steve Martorano, who brings his South Philly cooking and Italian food with a list of wines and drinks to Las Vegas itself. As a nice surprise, the food is less expensive but as high levelled as menus of other high quality restaurants. Just to help you with making a decision, the veal parmigiana with pasta is highly recommended, while the live music performances later at night should also not be missed.
One of North America’s finest Greek restaurants makes its way to Las Vegas in a big and delicious way, as Estiatorio Milos serves seafood from the raw bar, and cooked in the subtlest ways. Dine here on authentic and top notch Greek cuisine while overlooking the Las Vegas skyline.
Sunrise Coffee Co. is a popular independent cafe with great reviews, friendly staff and free Wi-Fi, and it serves roasted organic coffee, organic teas as well as tasty vegan and vegetarian food, as "all organic, all good" is their highest device. On top, they do not only focus on the traditional coffees, as their menu features flavours like Nutella Latte, and – for the Harry Potter fans – a Butterbeer Latte, while gluten free options are also available.
Welcome to the traditional American breakfast and brunch restaurant of your innermost dream: to Zenaida's Cafe, which is known for its infinite amount of breakfast dishes from traditional American oatmeal to more innovative Truffle Parmesan Fries. At least once in your life, you have to try their famous Avocado Toast and Eggs Benedict, but what really drives the customers insane with hunger is the home-made hollandaise sauce – go on and have a try!
You probably already notices that Las Vegas is totally in love with France: from the replica of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe to the countless French restaurants, you can find it everywhere. Le Petit Café & Bakery is one of the most popular place to go to if you want to experience the traditional meals of France. When you open the door, you will be greeted with the mouthwatering smell of classic croissants, quiche, macaroons and so much more. Don't forget to ask what the soup du jour is!
Spago is a favourite among locals and tourists alike but despite its always crowded venue, it still manages to deliver quality food without focusing on quantity only. While choosing between dishes of a seasonal cuisine with global influences, a peek at the international wine list and cocktails is also worth a try.
The visitors and residents of Las Vegas do not only adore the French cuisine, as they have the same appreciation for South America. Makers & Finders is a coffee bar which focuses on traditional Latin coffee and treats, such as handmade arepas, empanadas and chipotle chicken wings. The baristas are highly trained in coffee making, as being familiar with seven different brew methods and five single-origin coffee beans, so do prepare yourself for a caffeine boost!
Las Vegas has numerous cafes and restaurants that offer vegan and vegetarian dishes, but the Bronze Cafe is one of its kind. One of their most popular dishes is 'The Bizness' which is a salad filled with Brussel sprouts, chickpeas, and quinoa, and as a bonus to its healthy impact, the salad is also big enough to keep you satisfied for almost an entire day.
Even in Las Vegas, New York is never far away, and the Bagel Cafe – with its delicious New York-style bagels – is the living proof as to its 20 different kinds of fresh bagels with many more spreads to choose from. The dishes can be both savoury and sweet, and the venue also sell overstuffed sandwiches, such as the traditional corn-beef, lobster salad and egg salad ones. Do take your time for choosing from its plenty options!
If you are looking for a traditional American brunch, do not look any further but head to PublicUs, as they will offer you everything that you could possibly fantasize about while having these typical dreams about brunch. From Frenchie Toast and Smashed Avo Toast to Steak & Eggs and Buttermilk Fried Chicken, they meet every expectations, and by also featuring a yogurt bar, house made vanilla iced latte and a macadamia nut paste latte, this is the time to chase all your dreams.
If you just need a quick bite, you will find quite a few cafés inside the Bellagio Casino, and if you feel for something cold, try the Italian ice cream or a smoothie in Café Gelato. When longing for a freshly brewed coffee, head to Palio, where you will also find homemade chocolates.
This early bird cafe opens up before all other places in the mall, and they have all the necessary treats for an outstanding coffee experience. As there are 20 locations around the Las Vegas Valley, and even a mobile coffee truck, you cannot miss this opportunity out.
Sambalatte is an exclusive coffee lounge and espresso venue that takes pride in both their coffee and their baked goods of wonderful taste. Their popularity does not only come from their great quality but also from their unique inventions such as their iconic rainbow latte that you just have to try.
This place literally rocks: the setting is an ornate replica of a Roman barge on the Nile, that gently rocks in a shallow pool, while its floating lounge, in the main casino at Caesar's Palace, features both DJ and live music. There is no cover charge but only a two-drink minimum, so this is definitely a venue for a good night out!
The Mandarin Bar crafts original cocktails with an Asian twists which cannot be beaten by any other drink. While this location is both luxurious and laid-back, as some combination that is really found rarely, this venue spreads a great atmosphere that can best be enjoyed near the windows, with a fantastic view from the 23rd floor and a great drink.
Fat Tuesday is a local favourite when it comes to getting a pre-party buzz going. While many drinks here are served in bong-like glasses, you can get a discounted refill at locations other than your original one all around the Strip, and their are seven Fat Tuesday bars in whole Las Vegas, so do take your pick, and and then some look around.
The loudest pool party in Vegas, with world-class DJs and gaming tables, takes place at this venue, which exactly looks like a movie's stereotypical spring break . Remember to check the event calendar, in order to get a ticket in advance: Martin Garrix, Avicii and Tiësto have already shown their expertise, so stay tunned about what (or who) is coming next.
Venture out from the Strip and get your buzz going with the locals in the always exotic Frankie's Tiki Room, where a cocktail's strength is marked by the amount of skulls, from 1 up to 5. Filled with original carvings just like Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, you can here enjoy the most exotic drinks.
Hundreds of glimmering crystals will surround you in this exquisite cocktail lounge bar where you can savour different selections of drinks within each of the bar's levels. Start with their most significant ones: The Forbidden Fruit, The Infinite Playlist, or Fire-Breathing Dragon.
This venue is a downtown live piano bar off the beaten tourist tracks that features an open mic and different singers. While you can order a song to your liking from the resident musician, one of the many talents of the barmen is the ability to sing almost every song that was ever known to humans – if you want proof: the national anthem of New-Zealand was already performed.
The Garage is a laid-back gay and sports bar where drinks and fun flow aplenty. Happy Hour starts from opening to 7pm, and you can then enjoy any two drinks for the price of only one. Do also check out their daily deals and specials throughout the week, and make sure that you arrive here a bit earlier, as it gets crowded quite fast.
This British pub is great for watching football as well as for participating in a game yourself, albeit on a Foosball table. However, if football is not your cup of tea, try pool or darts, and you can afterwards take your pick from the great beer selection, of course. On top, the Crown & Anchor Pub believe that a dog truly is a man's best friend, so that you are allowed to take your dog to the patio, and this even perfects the literally happy hour from 3pm to 6pm everyday.
Formerly known as the 1970s pop culture inspired nightclub Studio 54, Hakkasan is as popular as ever, with world-renowned DJs Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Steve Aoki already heating up the stage. As it was named one of “America’s Best New Clubs” by Rolling Stone, and awarded the title of “No. 1 Nightclub in the World” by Playboy Magazine, do head here and not miss it out.
Seize the opportunity and go to the place that got famous, or rather infamous, by the eponymous "Coyote Ugly" movie, as much like in the movie, Las Vegas' Coyote Ugly is brimming with dancing, rowdiness, and pure fun. The happy hour lasts 6pm-9pm everyday, and as you have to pay an entrance fee of 10 dollars after 9pm, head here earlier.
The Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub is located on the 51st Floor of the Rio, and it offers an open-air rooftop dance floor and live music as well as themed drinks include the Witch Doctor and VooDoo Doll. Prepare yourself for a night filled with EDM, hip hop and 80s pop music, and indulge yourself in a crowded, romantic and trendy atmosphere.
The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesar's Palace is a European-inspired funzone for adults (over the age of 21), where multiple watering holes, cabanas, and sunbathing spots make for a favorite destination during the warmer months. Six different pools evoke separate moods and feelings, so do find out which one is perfect for you.
XS Nightclub topped the USA Today's list for Top venues in 2012, as the club with house and electronic music and DJs, stylized after and inspired by the curvature of the human body, was even frequented by Prince Harry and Ryan Lochte. Heat up the dance floor with your dance skills before taking a break and a drink at the cool pool nearby.
TAO, a 10,000-square-foot night club, is one of the longest-running clubs in Las Vegas, and with its Asian-fusion menu, an Buddha-inspired decor, and coquettish patrons, a prefect venue for enjoying the night. The 40-foot terrace allows you to overlook the shimmering Strip while you can combine both beachclub (during the day) and the nightclub (during the night)
With 160 shops and boutiques, and 13 new restaurants, the recently completed addition to the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace ranges among the largest shopping complexes in the world. With premium stores including Harry Winston, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hugo Boss, Christian Dior, Faberge, Gucci, Victoria’s Secret, and FAO Schwarz, this complex indeed impressed, and it got actually voted 'The Best Shopping Destination' in Las Vegas in 2015.
This Coke memorabilia store is fun to browse around in, even if you do not intend to swap your linens to Coca-Cola themed ones in the near future (although it might happen). Do not forget to take a picture of with the famous polar bear who has been the mascot of Coca Cola since 1922, and you can also sample Coke from around the world – go easy, however, as some might taste very different to what you are used to!
Welcome to this colourful world of M&Ms, and one can simply not leave this incredible store empty-handed – mainly due to the inconceivable variety of m&ms and m&m memorabilia, but do also not miss out the free 3D cinema, and if you are lucky, you may even witness a dance by Red or Yellow!
If you want to see a Statue of Liberty made of nearly 800 lbs of Hershey's chocolate, then head over here, where the biggest moment of a chocolate lover's is literally met, and fully fulfilled. Both floors of this incredible store are filled tight with chocolate and Hershey-themed merchandise, and you even have the opportunity to create your very own chocolate bar, so do get creative!
Antique Mall of America is an incredible find for antique-lovers, as this mall brings together an enormous variety of collectibles as well as rare and unique items such as typewriters, camera lens, and paintings. Its variety makes the Antique Mall of America one of the most authentic shopping experiences in Las Vegas, and as prices here are quite reasonable, do prepare yourself for a good long hunt.
This place is museum rather than a bookstore, and an unexpected treat for history and literature lovers as to its lot rare editions and first publications of important texts that have been carefully selected to be here, and out for sale. On top, they do not only sell books but also offer important letters which are signed by some known figures in history.
For Vegas souvenirs, head straight here to the city's largest gift shop, where you will find whatever you are looking for. The variety of gifts is incredible, and prices are affordable, too, and as the shop added a special kids department, there is no excuse about forgetting to buy a gift for your niece or nephew!
If you are a fan of this celebrated Irish stout, then you will definitely enjoy a visit in this Guinness-themed store for a browse, and for getting a customized pint glass. All items on sale here revolve around this very special beer brand, and you will probably not leave empty handed.
This place is an alternative shopping experience for those who are looking for a variation in shopping destinations, especially for purchasing turquoise jewellery. Selling native American silver, crystal, and mineral jewellery as well as many other authentic items of pottery and artifacts, this store will give you all what you wished for.
Immerse yourself in old-world Venice, and stroll the cobblestone walkway along St. Mark’s Square, with its sky-dome, while listing to the beautiful sounds of the violins. Indulge yourself in this elegant atmosphere, and in the uniqueness of this shopping experience, as Sephora, Banana Republic, II Prato, Mikinoto, Dooney and Bourke, bebe, Venetzia, and Dior are only a few of the shops along the Grand Canal.
The Fashion Show is a 2-million-square-foot (185.806 square metres) shopping centre featuring upscale department stores such as Saks, Macy’s, Dillards, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus along with 200 small boutiques and chain stores. Fashion shows are presented every hour, beginning at 1.30pm, and there is also a food court, and plenty of resting areas for tired shoppers.
Travelers looking for bargains of top brands must check out Las Vegas Premium Outlets, as they will here find over 150 outlet stores including Armani Exchange, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, DKNY, Juicy Couture, Nike, and Michael Kors. There are also places to grab a bite to eat, and as located just minutes north of the Strip, the mall is easily accessible by car, bus, or taxi.
Featuring 500,000 square-feet of retail and dining options, this shopping centre is the world's largest, and about to receive LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council. Luxury shops at Crystals include Jimmy Choo, Donna Karan, Prada, Christian Dior, Versace, and Stella McCartney, and it also features art galleries while being dotted with aesthetic elements like a 70-foot-tall tree house.
Located at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino just off the Strip, Masquerade Village is a 60,000 square feet shopping mall offering a huge variety of shops selling clothing, souvenirs and gifts, children toys, cosmetics, jewellery, and artwork. Prepare yourself to stay here for a while!
Shopping, dining and entertainment are abound in this open-air center that features pedestrian-friendly streets and walkways for popular shops and restaurants as well as an 18-screen movie theater. Other Town Square attractions include Town Park, a children's park and special events.
Located at Excalibur Resort and Casino, this set of shops and kiosks is set up to mimic the look and the feel of a medieval bazaar, where you will find a variety of merchandise as well as food, sweets, magnets, entertainment, and games. Ask the staff for advice about the perfect souvenir to bring back home.
At The Wynn and Encore Esplanades, you will find luxury fashion from Alexander McQueen, Hermès, Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Nicholas Kirkwood among many other brands. The complex is located along the broad avenue, connecting Encore Las Vegas with sunlit corridors, and it also has a great garden outside.
Shoppers looking for something unique will find what they are looking for in the boutique shops of Mandalay Bay, as located on the sky bridge between Mandalay Bay and Luxor, this 40-shops venue offers popular retailers like Urban Outfitters among other one-of-a-kind shops. Mandalay Place is also home to several eateries as well as the nation's first GUINNESS store.
Over 100,000 people pass through the McCarran International Airport every day. While numerous Airport Shuttles are available 24 hours a day, taxis also provide their services round the clock, and it takes about 15 minutes to get from the airport to any Strip hotel.
Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
Las Vegas is not only known for its casinos and its entertainment but also as to its extremely hot weather. The best time to visit the city is in autumn, from September to November, and in spring, from March to May, when the temperatures are around 20-25 degrees. During the winter time, the amount of tourists is great, especially during the holidays, so do try to plan a mid-week trip, as both the plane tickets and hotel prices are significantly lower in comparison to the weekend.
Taxis are one of the most used means of transportation in Las Vegas, and every hotel and casino has a taxi stand at the front door. Keep in mind that there is a small charge for the amount of time that the taxi has to wait for its passengers. One of the many taxi companies is Frias Transportation Management, which owns five taxicab companies: ACE, A NLV, UNION, Vegas Western, Virgin Valley besides Las Vegas Limousines and Airline Shuttle.
Sidewalks are always packed, during both day and night but the well-lit streets and elevated crossovers make it safe and easy to traverse the busy Las Vegas Boulevard. The Strip is divided into three sections, and if you want to visit another casino in the same area, walking is certainly the best option. If you wish to navigate from the South Strip to the North Strip, however, you will need to take a taxi, private car or bus. RTC Buses is run by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). The Bonneville Transit Center is the transfer point for many routes; while most routes cost around $2 or $1, you can also buy a 24-hours pass for $8. Launched July 2004, the Monorail has stations at Sahara’s, Las Vegas Hilton, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Bally’s, Paris and the MGM Grand. The first station of the Monorail is the SLS station, where also tickets can be purchased.
Chain pharmacies – CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Walgreens etc. – as well as smaller neighborhood stores operate in whole Las Vegas, and while working hours may greatly vary, a few are open 24/7. Pharmacy signs are often in red and white, and they are often located inside department stores. Most of the pharmacies sell both prescription as well as over the counter medicine.
Except for a special evening of dinning and dancing, visitors to Las Vegas dress very casually. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes and swimsuits, and also carry proper identification with you, especially when gambling. Ladies, however, should not carry a large purse, as it will only get in the way when being gambling.
Every casino will offer a Player's Card, that can be purchased free of charge after a short application of about 5 minutes, but you will need a drivers’ license or another form of identification. Every time you play a slot machine, do insert the card into the appropriate slot so that it will track the amount of play: the longer you play, the more credits you will receive. You can also get credit on your card for table games, so do simply hand the card to the dealers, and they will add credits depending on the amount of your play. The credits accumulate, and they can be used for small gifts, free meals and even free nights at a hotel – even penny slots gather quite a few credits. Some cards cover multiple casinos, and you can use it at any venue listed on the card. Do not worry about loosing your card, as all the information are transferred to computers, and the staff will gladly issue you a new card at no charge.
Tix4tonight sells same-day show tickets for half price, and one of its largest establishments is located at the giant Coca Cola Bottle on the Las Vegas Strip, next to MGM Grand. The shops accept both credit cards and cash, and all purchases must be made in person, as phone orders are not accepted. The chances of finding headlining performers, such as Bette Midler or Elton John, are not very good, but there are many terrific shows that may be available, such as Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group.