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Las Vegas
Travel Guide

Las Vegas

Whether you want to gamble all night or treat the family to great attractions and entertainment, you’ll find your favorite activities here.

Once upon a time, Las Vegas was a dusty, desert town in Nevada. Then, in 1931, the first gaming licence was issued here, which attracted casinos and gamblers in droves. Since then, Vegas has continued to expand and evolve, from a post-war gangsters’ paradise to the favoured hangout of the mid-‘60s Rat Pack to the glittering spectacle we see today—a playground of big hotels, outrageous neon lights and outlandish personalities.

The themed hotels in Vegas are legendary—it’s possible to travel around the world just by going up the Las Vegas Strip. Head back in time to ancient Rome at Caesars Palace or climb aboard a gondola at the Venetian. Marvel at the Mirage’s erupting volcanoes, see The Big Apple skyline at New York New York or drink a cocktail at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel.

Despite being known as Sin City, there is more to Vegas than just gambling and adult entertainment. Families will find plenty of innocent fun, some of which, like the Bellagio hotel’s nightly fountain show, is free. A stroll along the Las Vegas Strip or The Forum Shops will also cost you nothing. At the Fremont Street Experience, you can watch the nightly parade without paying a cent.

Las Vegas provides experiences on an extravagant scale. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, is a just a few hours’ drive away—perfect for an overnight trip. Thrill seekers can try a record-breaking free-fall at Stratosphere Tower or swimming with the exotic sea creatures at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium. Even Sin City’s seedy past is on display at the fascinating Mob Museum.

The classic hamburger joints, diners and American-style all-you-can-eat buffets are still a feature of Vegas, but there are also plenty of options for the more discerning eaters who come here, with many newly opened restaurants to explore. The shopping here rivals New York and Los Angeles, with hundreds of designer boutiques, opulent malls, children’s stores and plenty of souvenir stops. If you can't find it in Vegas, it probably can't be found.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is AU$72 per night from 29 Apr. to 30 Apr.
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops, LINQ Promenade and Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. High Roller and Las ...
4/5Very Good! (12,111 reviews)
"Excellent!!"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
5 out of 5
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is AU$185 per night from 20 Apr. to 21 Apr.
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Fashion Show Mall and Sands Expo Convention Center. Las Vegas Convention Center ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (18,612 reviews)
"A little out dated room furnishings but overall clean large rooms a lot to do no need to leave hotel easily get lost ."

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is AU$69 per night from 10 May to 11 May
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Thomas and Mack Center and Las Vegas Convention Center ...
3.8/5Good! (15,014 reviews)
"Definitely this place is so convenient, everything is so close, walkable. I would love stay here every time I come here."

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is AU$145 per night from 20 Apr. to 21 Apr.
Situated in Las Vegas, this luxury condominium resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Gold Coast Casino, Orleans Arena and Bellagio Casino. Casino at the Rio All-Suite ...
4.2/5Very Good! (9,244 reviews)
"Stainless steel kitchen area, rainfall shower, oval tub with water jets."

Reviewed on 14 Apr. 2021

Palms Place
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3745 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is AU$78 per night from 22 Apr. to 23 Apr.
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this eco-friendly condominium resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops and T-Mobile Arena. High Roller and Allegiant ...
4.2/5Excellent! (5,550 reviews)
"Very friendly workers. And I loved my stay there. Thank you"

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
7200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is AU$233 per night from 19 Apr. to 20 Apr.
Situated near the airport, this condominium resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Town Square Las Vegas and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Mandalay Bay Casino and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (5,129 reviews)
"Beautiful grounds. Fun pool. I am sure it would have been that much more fun without Covid restrictions. Great location at the end of the strip."

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2021

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Las Vegas

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
252
5 - Excellent 44.919786096256686%
4 - Good
224
4 - Good 39.928698752228165%
3 - Okay
65
3 - Okay 11.58645276292335%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.3868092691622103%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.17825311942959002%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Mar. 2020

Unfortunately Coronavirus hit. Bellagio gave us 12 hours not that they were closing. Lady at reception was blunt and unhelpful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Feb. 2020

Much better then expected

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Feb. 2020

Loved Vegas just wish there wasn’t so much in your face of smoke/weed everywhere, the smell is to much.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Jan. 2020

We didn't enjoy the strong smell of marijuana as you walked along the strip

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Jan. 2020

Las Vegas is all about the Money

4/5 - Good

Jo

5 Jan. 2020

For families, don't miss Hersheys Chocolate, Coca Cola, M&M shops.

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