Las Vegas, NV Travel Guide

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The Louis Vuitton store in Crystals is the largest in North America, filled with every Vuitton item you can imagine, plus private lounges, fine jewelry,... Read More

Located in the MGM Grand, this gourmet sandwich shop from celebrity chef Tom Colicchio is ideal for a quick, affordable bite on the Strip. Here, patrons... Read More

Joël Robuchon, at the Mansion at MGM Grand, is the only restaurant in Vegas to boast three Michelin stars, and it doesn’t draw diners so much as it does... Read More

Produced by Spiegelworld and BASE Entertainment, the raunchy cabaret-meets-acrobatics-meets-burlesque variety show at Caesars is hosted by the foul... Read More

Tucked in a strip mall on Spring Mountain Road, the heart of Vegas’s Chinatown, Raku shot to cult status soon after opening in 2008. The focus is... Read More

Chef Mitsuo Endo’s Raku—a Japanese-style grill specializing in robata and oden cooking (and nominated for a number of James Beard awards)—is the nearly... Read More

This indoor theme park in Circus Circus is the largest of its kind in America, and it packs in families for rides like the spinning Chaos or Sling Shot,... Read More

Chef Joseph Elevado returned to Vegas to create a vast menu of Asian food with specialties that include Wagyu beef, lobster rolls and a show-stopping... Read More

The year-old venue at Encore Las Vegas was named “Andrea’s” by Steve Wynn in a pretty tribute to his wife. At the helm of the cream-, cognac- and gold... Read More

Located in a stucco hut across from a pet-grooming service, most would not have glanced twice at this place and none would have guessed that Archi&rsquo... Read More

It takes a lot to make waves in Sin City, but Aria did it in 2009, redefining the skyline with its minimalist, curvilinear glass towers housing 4,004... Read More

Housed in a repurposed warehouse just south of downtown Las Vegas, The Arts Factory is the center of the vibrant 18b Las Vegas Arts District. Founded in... Read More

If you’d prefer a bit of nature-gawking to a major hike, Ash Meadows—with its 23,000 acres of blue-green streams and pools—is a strange and beautiful... Read More

Built in 1945, Atomic is the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, and famous for being the place where customers went up to the roof to watch the... Read More

The oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, Atomic Liquors was renamed in 1952 after its roof—then, Virginia’s Café—had served as a viewing platform for... Read More

Downtown Las Vegas was a tourist draw in the 1950s, not just for its nascent nightlife and gambling scene, but also for the spectacular mushroom clouds... Read More

Get a serious look at the history of the Nevada test site, along with an exhaustive collection of memorabilia from the era when atomic testing was an... Read More

Upon entering this upscale New American restaurant in Mandalay Bay, patrons are immediately wowed by a four-story glass wine tower where harnessed ... Read More

This Cote d’Azur-themed pool bridges the gap between spa-quiet and dance party, which is nice for adults who want a little grown-up mingling but not a... Read More

B&B Ristorante, located inside the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, is a joint venture from Italian cuisine experts Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. The... Read More

Powerhouse duo Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich have more than proven themselves a winning combination—and this venture, which aims to “captures the soul... Read More

After a $17 million revamp two years ago, the Caesars buffet—now seating 600 people and appropriately named “Bacchanal”—serves more than 500 dishes from... Read More

The Strip’s largest buffet, set inside Caesar’s Palace, seems to go on for miles and miles. It’s best to start all the way at the back, and case the... Read More

Of the six whacked-out burgers on offer, the highlight is an homage to the Vietnamese banh mi, blending beef, pork, shrimp, and pork pâté... Read More

Located in the Aria hotel, Bardot Brasserie's elevated French fare transports diners straight to Paris with dishes like the onion soup with braised... Read More

Barrel-aged cocktails have been big in craft bars for some time, but the small-batch drinks take time, and labor-intensive cocktails can be tough to... Read More

From chef Paul Bartolotta comes this Italian seafood restaurant set inside the Wynn Las Vegas resort.  The dining room is dramatically lit with... Read More

Chef Paul Bartolotta’s palace to all things sustainably fished from the Mediterranean and Adriatic flies in more than a ton of seafood (micro-chipped to... Read More

In a single week at the Wynn Las Vegas’s Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, chef Paul Bartolotta receives more than a ton of superbly fresh Mediterranean... Read More

A charming old-school ambiance, delightfully kitschy décor and tasty homemade Italian dishes have made Battista’s a beloved Vegas staple... Read More

Spanish superchef José Andrés is no stranger to the Strip, with Jaleo and the notoriously difficult-to-obtain table at é by José Andrés in the... Read More

Spanish superchef José Andrés deconstructs the Vegas steakhouse at Bazaar Meat in SLS Las Vegas where flaming grills are primed to serve up shareable... Read More

Spanish superchef José Andrés is no stranger to the Strip; he runs Jaleo and the notoriously difficult-to-obtain table at é by José Andrés in the... Read More

Bear’s Best was designed by golf champion Jack Nicklaus, and features 18 holes personally chosen from the golfer’s 200-plus previously... Read More

Gigantic aquariums holding hundreds of goldfish mark the entrance to Caesars Palace's casual outpost of Northern Chinese-style cuisine. Soup dumplings,... Read More

Though few formal art museums exist in Las Vegas, you'll find quite a good one right inside the Bellagio. The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts puts on some... Read More

Most know Bellagio for its public spaces—those fountains performing nightly, the Conservatory with its revolving, over-the-top floral displays (don’t... Read More

Most know the Bellagio for its public spaces—those fountains performing nightly, the Conservatory with its over-the-top revolving floral displays (don’t... Read More

Open during peak pool hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), this outdoor bar specializes in creative cocktails made with fresh juices and homemade mixes. The... Read More

This place doesn’t fool around when it comes to mixology. Culinary Dropout’s cocktail menu runs the gamut from “light & easy” libations like the... Read More

If you love downtown bars like Commonwealth and Park, on Fremont—with great mixology and quirky environments—you’ll love this higher-end space for those... Read More

Situated in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, this sleek steakhouse is designed with brown leather booths, dark wood tables, and stark, twisted... Read More

Just 30 minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, the Wild West-style Bonnie Spring Ranch is a good outing for kids (or grown-ups) who start feeling... Read More

Named after Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, this steakhouse contains original work by the eponymous artist, as well as other dramatic touches like... Read More

Thomas Keller, who for years was treated like a unicorn because it was so very impossible to get into his French Laundry in Yountville, became a little... Read More

Despite being hidden beneath the escalators at the Venetian Las Vegas, this small bakery stand is well known for its crispy-on-the-outside and chewy-on... Read More

For quite good reason, Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, now in its tenth year, is consistently cited as one of the best breakfast spots in Las Vegas. There... Read More

The main pool at the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool converts into a platform to hold up to 3,000 people for the “Set Your Life to Music” concert series ... Read More

The largest of Cosmopolitan’s three pool areas, the multi-level Boulevard Pool has an unobstructed view of the Strip, four stories below. Big, blue,... Read More

Located in The Cromwell's hotel lobby, one of the Strip’s most sophisticated lounges, Bound by Salvatore's cocktail list includes a Vermouth-infused... Read More

Renowned for his inventive New American cuisine and commitment to the farm-to-table concept, James Beard Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden opened this... Read More

The refined, royal blue interior of Breguet's boutique in the Bellagio (a nod to the pocket-watch made by Breguet for the Empress Josephine, a loyal... Read More

At 80,000 square feet, the new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, located in The Linq, isn’t intimate per se. It’s a sprawling entertainment complex with... Read More

Bubble Bar, located in the Guy Savoy restaurant in Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, offers diners a more affordable way to experience the innovative... Read More

Though it serves 4,000 patrons a day, the Bellagio buffet manages to balance quantity and quality. The dining room's high traffic requires constant... Read More

A fanciful departure from the usual Vegas buffet (generally characterized by harsh décor and overcooked, institutional food), the Buffet at Wynn, lit... Read More

Build your own gourmet burger at this Mandalay Place mainstay from celebrity chef Hubert Keller, also the owner of Fleur (Las Vegas) and Fleur de Lys ... Read More

Situated in the Red Rock Casino & Resort, Cabo is known for its relaxed atmosphere and happy hour specials, available weekdays from 4 to 6:30 p... Read More

With nearly 4,000 rooms and suites and thousands of additional visitors flocking to the Forum Shops at Caesars and Colosseum, there’s very little people... Read More

Between the nearly 4,000 rooms and suites and the thousands of people that flock to shop and eat at the adjoining Forum Shops at Caesars and see shows... Read More

One of the Strip’s most massive complexes, the Greco-Roman themed resort property has lots of kid-friendly attractions, including a giant aquarium and... Read More

The Venetian and Palazzo hotels share the absolutely massive, 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch Spa, which has including fitness classes, a 40-foot... Read More

Carbone has dominated the foodie conversation of late, thanks to its luxurious ambience and tableside service by Zac Posen-outfitted captains and... Read More

Red meat and wine: it's a popular combination that this Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich steakhouse delivers. Set in the Palazzo, the Italian-inflected... Read More

Sit at the massive butcher-block bar and nosh on some crispy fried chicken skins with smoked honey and hot-sweet bacon jam at "Rock 'n' Roll Chef" Kerry... Read More

Sit on the massive butcher-block bar that separates just a few lucky diners from the open kitchen in this cozy room and sample everything from... Read More

Kerry Simon has been known as “The Rock ‘n Roll Chef” ever since Rolling Stone first made the pronouncement years ago, and his new Carson Kitchen in... Read More

A local favorite for authentic Mexican fare in downtown Las Vegas, Casa Don Juan is ideal for a casual, affordable meal off the Strip. The restaurant... Read More

Celine Dion has performed nearly 1,000 times in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace since it was built for her in 2003, and she puts on one of the most... Read More

Many of Chanel's most exquisite pieces find their way into Chanel's boutique in Encore, where the gold and beige interior pays homage to Coco Chanel's... Read More

Did Vegas need another Chanel? Of course. Its new outpost is the only Chanel devoted to beauty, fragrance, and eyewear. On-site specialists offer Vegas-... Read More

Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal has become a darling among celebs for her kitty-cat flats and quirky, graphic heels. After opening in seven... Read More

The Chelsea, which was gutted and reconfigured last year, is considered The Cosmopolitan’s “intimate” venue, which never ceases to amuse me, since it’s... Read More

Circus Circus is a must-see stop for film buffs in Vegas, since it’s one of the most recognizable locations in Vegas. In Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,... Read More

Perfect for families and visitors on a budget, Circus Circus is one of the most affordable and fun-filled places to clown around on the Vegas Strip. The... Read More

One of Cirque’s classic Vegas shows, O takes guests on an undeniably heart-stopping and magical journey. One of its biggest delights is the massive pool... Read More

A behemoth development of hotels, residences, restaurants, stores, and casinos may seem an unlikely paragon of sustainability, but the year-old... Read More

Claude Baruk had been summering in St. Tropez—where Steve and Andrea Wynn were clients—doing house calls to private yachts for celebrities like Naomi... Read More

As much social experience as it is a salon, this Roman-style indulgence at Caesars offers Champagne in the lounge, or sharing tea with a best friend or... Read More

One of the best additions to downtown Vegas’ cocktail scene, inside Commonwealth's 28-seat speakeasy style "Laundry Room," you'll find bartenders... Read More

The atrium inside Bellagio Hotel and Casino transforms five times per year from one over-the-top botanical display to another. A massive team of... Read More

If you’re a Nobel Prize recipient, former president, or celebrity of any kind, you’ll almost certainly take your Las Vegas lunch at the Country Club.... Read More

Sure, Tom Colicchio was running restaurants before anyone heard of reality TV, but he has taken to the medium and become everyone’s favorite judge... Read More

Widely considered one of the best buffets on the Strip, Cravings in The Mirage offers an eclectic variety of international dishes ranging from freshly... Read More

If you’d rather make sauce than get sauced on your dream bachelorette weekend, sign up for the interactive culinary classes led by Bellagio Executive... Read More

Short ribs and "rough cuts" including Waygu sliders, tuna tartare sandwiches, and tempura onion rings as well as a variety of more than 500 wines are... Read More

Daniel Boulud’s new classic, upscale brasserie in the Venetian uses ingenious design moves to make the subterranean space (formerly the dark and dated... Read More

When Daniel Boulud shuttered Daniel Boulud Brasserie at Wynn in 2010, it left a gaping hole in the Vegas dining scene. But the chef is back and better... Read More

This spot in Eastern California’s Mojave Desert is the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America—and got dubbed Death Valley by prospectors... Read More

Located just off the Strip inside the MGM Grand, Diego serves traditional Mexican fare in a colorful dining room adorned with red banquettes, light... Read More

Among the best additions to the city's burgeoning Downtown area is the three-story Discovery Children’s Museum, full of interactive exhibits for kids... Read More

Just north of the Strip is Las Vegas’ Downtown—the formerly down-and-out “Glitter Gulch”—and now reinvented as a playground for all ages. Among its best... Read More

Revitalized Fremont Street has quickly become the favorite under-the-radar bar scene, and the Downtown Cocktail Room is appropriately hard to find. Its... Read More

Once the down-and-out Lady Luck, this 629-room hotel has been revived into an urban cool resort in the heart of the Downtown entertainment district. It... Read More

Located on the roof of The Cromwell, with 150 VIP tables and nighttime swim parties in its eight pools, this 35,000-square-foot party zone has a great... Read More

Drift Spa and Hammam at Palms Place in the Palms Las Vegas offers the city’s first and only hammam experience, a Turkish-inspired steam bath... Read More

Alfred Dunhill, a brand associated with its stylish British menswear (and iconic cigarette accessories) since 1893, is now at the Forum Shops—its second... Read More

Think of “é” as a restaurant-within-a-restaurant. The eight-table space, carved from a private room adjacent to Jaleo, has only two seatings a night... Read More

On the ground floor of a run-down apartment building, you will find Chef Natalie Young’s breakfast and lunch joint, which infuses American classics with... Read More

Romantic souls easily fall in love with Chef Jean Joho's Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which sits on the 11th floor Paris Las Vegas’ half-scale replica... Read More

Before you dismiss Eiffel Tower Restaurant as the territory of bereted, fake-accented waiters, consider this: Chef Joho—also the proprietor of Chicago’s... Read More

The oldest continuously run hotel casino in Vegas, El Cortez in Downtown’s Fremont East district is still priced like it’s 1975, despite the fact that... Read More

As the largest indoor theme park in America, Adventuredome at Circus Circus already packs in families for rides like the Sling Shot, which shoots up... Read More

The first thing you’ll notice about this performance by Elton John at the Colosseum (doing classics like “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer”) may not be... Read More

Even the exterior of Pucci's sleek boutique in The Shops at Crystals is marked with a trademark Pucci print—monochromatic to better showcase the... Read More

The $2.3-billion sister property to Wynn (connected via a shopping esplanade) is smaller than its predecessor. The 2,034-suite hotel with 185,000 square... Read More

Casino magnate Steve Wynn and nightclub entrepreneur Sean Christie partnered to create this indoor/outdoor club on the Strip. Inside, the 5,000 square... Read More

White wicker, wood, and gorgeous red drapery surround the three-tiered pleasure complex that is Encore Beach Club. You can lounge on oversized lily pads... Read More

The 75,000-square-foot house casino at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore resort is the prototypical Vegas card palace. This modern space on The Strip has the... Read More

Located in the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes, Otto is the brainchild of famed chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. The casual... Read More

The natural lighting of Wynn Las Vegas certainly makes life more optimistic—and perhaps more conducive to spending. Wide walkways and bright floral... Read More

You might not expect a masterpiece of desert conservation education to exist in, of all places, a chocolate factory, but that's what you'll find at... Read More

Topped with colorful turrets rising high above the Strip, this castle-themed resort was the world’s largest hotel when it first opened in 1990.... Read More

There are a number of terrific experiences you can have driving exotic cars on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but World Class Driving doesn’t confine you... Read More

Strictly for speed demons, Exotics Racing lets would-be racecar drivers pick from among 50 exotic cars, including a Ferrari 458 Italia or a Lamborghini... Read More

You don’t have to be a speed demon to appreciate Exotics Racing and its fleet of rare automobiles, like the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, McLaren MP4-12C,... Read More

The two-million-square-foot mall across the street from Wynn Las Vegas is marked by its UFO-shaped canopy (which inspired Steve Wynn to erected a wall,... Read More

Ideal for date nights and pre-show dinners, this modern trattoria in the MGM Grand showcases authentic Italian cuisine from executive chef Pierpaolo... Read More

Part street carnival—fire-breathers, mimes, exhibitionists, and local bands mix with the pedestrian traffic—and part serious exhibition, the... Read More

Established by the creators of The Bank nightclub, this Bellagio restaurant specializes in upscale American comfort food. Beneath a dramatic undulating... Read More

Opened this spring, FIZZ is, naturally, dedicated to the bubbly stuff, with 40 sparkling wines and Champagnes on the menu. It’s even decorated in beige... Read More

In a town where "classic" is a euphemism for "marked for implosion," Flamingo Las Vegas, which was originally owned by Bugsy Siegel in 1946, has... Read More

This giant, 160-shop mall resembles an ancient Roman city, with columns and arches, piazzas and fountains, and faux-outdoor cafés beneath cloud... Read More

This over-the-top, 636,000-square-foot Roman extravaganza at Caesars contains hundreds of stores, such as Valentino, Burberry, Christian Dior, Hublot... Read More

There are plenty of free attractions along the three-mile stretch of the Strip, but the one you definitely won’t want to miss is the choreographed... Read More

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is a non-gaming enclave on floors 35-39 of Mandalay Bay. The recently renovated 424 guests rooms and suites underwent a... Read More

The first hotel to open in Vegas without a casino (it debuted, somewhat ironically, in a tower adjacent to Mandalay Bay in 1999), the Four Seasons is... Read More

There was the golden age of the tiki bar—but once the Stardust’s fantastic Aku Aku was gone (and its monumental tiki idols auctioned off), Vegas was... Read More

If you're a devoted hiker and have even half a day, you’ll love Frenchman Mountain, which is the highest peak in the range along the eastern border of... Read More

Located in Showcase Mall on the Las Vegas Strip (and next to the MGM Grand), GameWorks offers fun for kids of all ages. This arcade on steroids,... Read More

Eight distinctively different pools make up this massive complex which, true to its oversized Roman theme, is filled with classical landscaping, Roman... Read More

Sure, there are casino wedding chapels galore in Vegas—is there anything sadder than watching a bride trudge through a casino floor?— and any number of... Read More

Located on the 55th floor of the Palms, Ghostbar offers a 360-degree view of the Strip from its open-air deck, which also features a Plexiglas inset... Read More

Since Riccardo Tisci took over as creative director of Givenchy in 2005, he has been surprising the fashion crowd with forward-thinking designs. Perhaps... Read More

One of the most famous throwback gems of the 1950s is the Golden Steer, where you can still get a great Caesar tossed at your table, a massive... Read More

Enter Golden Tiki bar through a lava-rock cave to a "headhunters village" with a waterfall, chanting "natives," and a collection of shrunken heads of... Read More

Master jeweler and horologist Graff is known for its craftsmanship and the rarity of its jewels and timepieces. And the Graff store in Las Vegas often... Read More

Big, airy spaces in The Shoppes of the Palazzo are anchored by Barneys New York, and surrounded by show-stopping boutiques: Van Cleef & Arpels,... Read More

Of course, it’s one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. But until the many helicopter companies began flying visitors over—and into—it, you... Read More

There are myriad helicopter tours that depart from the Las Vegas Strip, but no one except Sundance Helicopters flies you over and into the Grand Canyon,... Read More

This tour operator runs daily bus trips to Red Rock Canyon and offers convenient hotel pick-up. Read More

A palm tree-lined parkway leads guests to the scenic and Spanish-villa-like exterior of the Green Valley Ranch. The full-service resort and spa offers... Read More

Located 20 minutes south of the Strip in Henderson, Green Valley Ranch is another luxe “locals’” casino by Station, which captures its fair share of... Read More

Yes, Guy Savoy attracts serious gourmands, but in 2012, the three-Michelin-starred chef created a more playful menu than his traditional, nine-course ... Read More

Restaurant Guy Savoy is a hushed jewel box of a room filled with very serious gourmands—and Daniel Boulud will confide that though it’s hard choosing... Read More

The Cantonese-themed restaurant chain that began with its Christian Liaigre-designed London location has swept the world—and now has locations in Mumbai... Read More

The 80,000-square-foot, five-story megaclub in MGM Grand has become the place to party—but if any celebs are here, they’re most likely hidden away in... Read More

Known for a hard-rocking atmosphere, musical residencies that can’t be topped, and its long-running debauched summer Sunday pool party, Rehab, HRH has... Read More

Hard Rock, with its incredible music scene and incomparable rock residencies, is a hard-rocking planet unto itself. Many people – mostly music fans and... Read More

Known for a (hard) rocking atmosphere, musical residencies that can’t be topped, and long-running summer Sunday pool party Rehab, HRH has been fine... Read More

The 1,200-pound front wheel of an enormous replica Sportster juts forth from the façade of this casual All-American eatery. Located on the Strip,... Read More

There’s something just a little bit mortifying about eating in a place that serves food in vessels with a striking resemblance to troughs. It’s best... Read More

The Light Group’s executive chef Brian Massie is known for his easy-to-love and accessible restaurants like Stack in the Mirage and Fix in Bellagio –... Read More

This off the Strip spot offers a throwback to Old Vegas dining—classic beef carpaccio, linguine and clams, the iceberg wedge—all served in black leather... Read More

This spot off the Strip offers a throwback scene with Old Vegas dining—classic beef carpaccio, linguine and clams, the iceberg wedge of your dreams... Read More

At 550 feet high, the High Roller boasts of being the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, which opened in 2014 at The Linq, the walkable district between The... Read More

Thousands of people a day travel to the Hoover Dam, which is only about 45 minutes away from the Strip. From the overlook—when you look straight down... Read More

Part of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in downtown, this pool and lounge area is next door to the hotel’s infamous club Rehab. In 2010, Hard Rock... Read More

One of the best-appointed Hugo Boss stores, this Forum Shops outpost sells clean-lined mens- and womenswear lines in an elegantly neutral environment.... Read More

Before Sam Nazarian gutted the old Sahara and made it into the new SLS Las Vegas, he transformed Bellagio’s Fontana Bar into Hyde Bellagio, with... Read More

Bellagio's beloved but aging Fontana Bar was transformed into Sam Nazarian’s hot new Hyde Bellagio a couple of years ago. Today, the sleek, Philippe... Read More

If regular old overpriced bottle service doesn’t impress you, plunk down a quarter million for the front-and-center table over the Fountains of Bellagio... Read More

Located in the center of the Rio Casino, this cocktail lounge was the first to install Microsoft Surface tables: 30-inch touch screens that enable... Read More

Brace Yourself: Not all the scariest rides are roller coasters, a fact that everyone who has been to the top of the Space Needle-like Stratosphere hotel... Read More

Located in Treasure Island Las Vegas, Isla is known for its affordable gourmet Mexican cuisine and extensive bar featuring more than 100 varieties of... Read More

Before he set up shop in Las Vegas, Jason Arasheben—better known as the man behind Jason of Beverly Hills—met customers by appointment only in his Los... Read More

Chocolate hazelnut bombes, crème brulee gelato, chocolate truffles, tropical fruit crepes: pastry chef Jean Philippe Maury’s creative menu... Read More

Solo pilgrims come to Joel Robuchon to put themselves in the hands of the master for his 16-course degustation menu, bookended by incredible breads and... Read More

There are diners who make solo pilgrimages to this temple of gastronomy at the Mansion at MGM Grand simply to indulge in the 16-course degustation menu.... Read More

Julian Serrano's tapas restaurant serves up great pan con tomate, rafts of toasted bread rubbed with tomato, garlic, and grassy olive oil. Serrano is... Read More

Nine golf courses surround JW Marriott, whose on-site golf concierge from TPC Las Vegas helps guests with reservations and recommendations – and... Read More

Chef Scott Conant somehow finds time to run his flagship Scarpetta restaurant in New York, plus in multiple venues in other North American cities ... Read More

Kathy Falkensammer co-founded Las Vegas-based Prestige Travel, an American Express Travel Representative, in 1982. She specializes is business travel,... Read More

Yes, the Dam is impressive when you drive over the bridge, but you’ll gain new respect for the hulking landmark when you paddle up close to it in a... Read More

Shoppers will find plenty of western wear in Las Vegas, but Kemo Sabe elevates the boot and hat game. The third boutique of the Aspen-based company (the... Read More

Seasonal discovery menus are playful, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon though devotees will order signature items like Le Caille—carmelized free range quail... Read More

Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano creates tapas-style Mediterranean dishes including red wine risotto, grilled langoustines and pristine crudot in... Read More

Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown,” Tony Hu oversees nearly 20 restaurants in Chicago, and although Vegas itself has a sizeable Chinatown along Spring... Read More

Just a 15-minute drive west of the Strip is Las Vegas Springs Preserve, the 180-acre, $250-million preserve Las Vegans consider their Central Park.... Read More

Recently transformed from a restaurant and nightclub into a private gaming room and lounge, Lavo has a bit of everything from an elevated Italian menu... Read More

Opened on Labor Day 2007 in the newly revved-up Luxor, LAX is 26,000 square feet of opulence, with black chandeliers and Art Nouveau balustrades... Read More

Le Rêve, presented at the Wynn Las Vegas, is a mesmerizing, water-inspired creation from Franco Dragone, the man behind such popular Cirque... Read More

Le Reve, at the Wynn, will hit its decade anniversary in 2015, and to celebrate, it has just added ambitious hydro- and pyrotechnics, to the tune of $3... Read More

SLS Las Vegas is an incredible transformation of the old Sahara, but happily not so drastic that you can’t feel its historic bones. LiFE, its 20,000... Read More

One of the newest and funniest acts in Vegas right now recognizes the many hilarious female comics who have been rotating through the Sands Showroom in... Read More

This terrace pool and lounge in the Strip’s Aria Hotel and Casino Center is part of the Light Group network of Las Vegas destinations ... Read More

Located along the Extraterrestrial Highway near Area 51, this quirky outpost includes a small motel, bar, and restaurant, all of which cater to... Read More

One of the most iconic symbols of Las Vegas, the Little White Wedding Chapel has been performing the infamous “Vegas wedding” for years.... Read More

Easy to overlook due to its ho-hum location, Lotus of Siam has nevertheless firmly entrenched itself in many folks’ minds as the foremost Thai... Read More

The dazzling, art- and history-filled Louis Vuitton store in The Shops at Crystals is the brand's largest in North America and fifth-largest in the... Read More

Red-checked tablecloths, giant Mason-jar drinks, and a kid-friendly atmosphere make this small barbecue chain a winner for families. I use their (very... Read More

Almond chip, scotch crème, lemon, maple walnut, apple spice, peppermint, peanut butter, champagne cherry—with flavors like these and a... Read More

Featuring a 30-story black glass exterior topped with the world’s brightest light beam, the Luxor is one of the most recognizable buildings on the... Read More

The Palms Casino Resort is known for its fantasy suites—two of the most extravagant, for instance, cost $40,000 each per night. The Hardwood Suite is... Read More

Known worldwide for its strikingly lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds has grown into an international phenomenon in the 200 years since its namesake... Read More

You could consider Mandalay Bay to be a mid-range hotel, with add-ons (Delano and Four Seasons are both connected to it) to give the whole complex a... Read More

Two words: shark reef. At 1.6 million gallons, Mandalay Bay’s aquarium, with more than 15 types of sharks and a Komodo dragon, has some of the best... Read More

23 floors above the Strip, Mandarin Oriental’s minimalist bar is subtly reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai with its dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and... Read More

For those who love to be sequestered—and pampered as formally as possible – the 392-room Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas is a beautiful ode to elegant Asian... Read More

At the 392-room property, interior designer Adam Tihany tries to re-create the experience of contemporary Hong Kong. When guests step off the elevator... Read More

Secretive, secluded, and luxurious, the Mansion at MGM Grand is modeled after an 18th-century Tuscan villa and is typically reserved for high-rollers... Read More

It’s difficult to envision a lovely alfresco meal by a swan-filled lake when you arrive at this restaurant’s nondescript desert strip mall on the city’s... Read More

With three distinct rooms surrounded by leather booths and an attached day club and pool, Marquee is one of the best bets for a consistently packed... Read More

Brought to Las Vegas by the creators of perennially popular Tao, Marquee—with its three distinct rooms and attached day club (for outdoor gaming in good... Read More

This club at The Cosmopolitan—with its three distinct rooms and attached day club for outdoor gaming—is one of the best nightclub bets on the Strip, in... Read More

This club at The Cosmopolitan is great for bachelorette parties because of the one-stop shopping nature of the venue, which has an attached day club and... Read More

The restaurant at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, offers sushi, Kobe beef, and modern Asian specialties. Read More

This Vegas outpost of the New York chocolatier offers nine cocoa drinks; the Suckao is a shot of pure chocolate warmed by a flickering tea light. Read More

Southwestern cuisine from Iron Chef Bobby Flay draws Food Network fans to this restaurant in Caersars Palace Las Vegas. Flay's first establishment... Read More

The 5,000-plus-room ode to Emerald City on the south end of the Strip is massive. Home to some of the world's top chefs (Robuchon, Puck, Colicchio,... Read More

MGM, with its more than 5,000 rooms, is so big, it can’t help but have something for everyone. In fact, for families (rightfully) worried that their non... Read More

Educated at the Culinary Institute of America, chef Michael Mina was famous for his seafood creations at Aqua in San Francisco before he was asked to... Read More

Featuring fish and live lobsters flown in from Mediterranean waters, the menu of simply prepared Greek specialties at this elegant restaurant can make... Read More

By taking part in this adventure through Sun Buggy—which does ATV tours and rents out dune buggies—you will be reinforcing what most people think the... Read More

Featuring some of the best views in Vegas, Mix is located on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay and is lined with enormous wall-to-wall windows... Read More

Diners can reserve a floating pagoda table near two 90-foot waterfalls as they watch the koi swim by at chef Devin Hashimoto's ultramodern Japanese... Read More

The former federal courthouse where such landmark hearings as the 1950 Kefauver Hearings on Organized Crime were held is now a museum dedicated to the... Read More

This former federal courthouse—where such landmark hearings as the 1950 Kefauver Hearings on Organized Crime were held—is now a museum dedicated to the... Read More

Named for celebrated chef and owner Gabino Sotelino, this lovely sidewalk bistro is renowned for its delicious and surprisingly affordable French... Read More

There’s no better people watching any time of day than at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris casino hotel—which feels as authentic as a faux Parisian bistro can... Read More

It might be a surprise that Moncler, know for its heavy-duty yet luxurious parkas, would land in Las Vegas (whose climates punish only in the summer... Read More

Opened in May 2010, Monta specializes in tonkatsu ramen, a nutty pork broth of unfathomable depth, laden with wood-ear mushrooms, scallions, and a... Read More

Only 17 miles from the Strip, you can stroll the cobblestoned streets, piazzas, lakeside boat docks, and boutiques within this re-created Tuscan village... Read More

The first non-native permanent settlement in the Valley, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort was established by Mormon missionaries in 1855. Located downtown... Read More

One of the most dramatic scene changes in Las Vegas takes place on the road 35 miles northwest of the Strip on Mount Charleston, which rises to an... Read More

The journey up Mount Charleston is fun all the time, but it’s at its most dramatic in the summer. That time of year, you can drive just 35 miles... Read More

Located at a 7,717-foot elevation, the Mount Charleston Lodge is known for its panoramic views of Kyle Canyon's Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. Large... Read More

The hushed, modern dining room on the third floor of Mandarin Oriental is one of the best places to impress an out-of-town guest, with its menu that... Read More

British leather goods brand Mulberry is known for its bags, accessories, and a growing line of impeccably tailored clothing and footwear, but the posh... Read More

Downtown Las Vegas became a tourist draw in the 1950s not only for its nascent nightlife and gambling scene, but also for the spectacular mushroom... Read More

Legendary London barman Salvatore Calabrese brings one of the most civilized experiences to the Strip by way of his cozy Cromwell lobby bar, Bound. The... Read More

After years of opening by appointment only and going by the “Neon Boneyard,” this collection of 150 neon signs (the largest in the world) dating from... Read More

After years of operating as the “Neon Boneyard” (and by appointment only), this collection of 150 neon signs dating from the 1930s is open to the public... Read More

While this casino offers plenty for gamblers—it houses 1,723 slot machines, 39 table games, and live poker—it’s also home to the... Read More

The bright white Nicholas Kirkwood boutique on the Esplanade at Encore, in which shoes are displayed as art in shiny silver hexagonal frames, is only... Read More

Repeating shapes and fixtures in the bar and in the main dining room give this MGM restaurant a sleek, streamlined design. Serving modern American... Read More

Right off the casino floor in 4,000-plus-room Caesars Palace, star chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened his first hotel within what was the old Centurion Tower.... Read More

Inside what was the Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace is now the hushed first hotel by star chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The quiet and distinctly Japanese... Read More

Right off the casino floor in 4,000-plus-room Caesars Palace, star chef Nobu Matsuhisa opened his first hotel within what was the old Centurion Tower.... Read More

In-room dining at Nobu Hotel in Caesars Palace is not, in fact, priced that high compared with many other dining options on the Strip. It doesn’t even... Read More

An offshoot of the famed Manhattan original, Nobu, Las Vegas offers modern Japanese cuisine from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Located in the Hard Rock... Read More

Located just steps from the casino in The Venetian Las Vegas, this casual Pan-Asian eatery is owned by acclaimed chef Kevin Wu, also known for his Royal... Read More

One of the Bellagio’s more affordable dining options, this pan-Asian restaurant serves a wide variety of noodle dishes from Thailand, Japan, China... Read More

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Established in 1991, this authentic Italian eatery began as a tiny, 12-seat space and now serves an average of 300 people per day. Located just west of... Read More

From caviar sushi topped with gold flakes to a roaring 95-foot waterfall, every aspect of Okada exudes Vegas-style drama. Located in the Wynn, this... Read More

Modeled after a European opera house, celebrity DJs Afrojack, Calvin Harris, and Armin Van Buuren have all played this four-story club with mezzanine... Read More

Located in the Mirage Las Vegas, Onda Ristorante welcomes guests into a front lounge adjacent to the hotel casino. There, beneath an arched stained... Read More

When you grab hold of the controls of an Extra 300 stunt plane with tour operator Sky Combat Ace, you’ll make like a fighter pilot and head up to 6,000... Read More

With its Moghul archways and amiable staff, Origin is a cut above the typical South Asian restaurant. You could make a fine meal from the street-snacks... Read More

Once a sous and sushi chef for Masaharu Morimoto in Philadelphia, chef/owner Dan Krohmer is making his mark at Other Mama with some of the freshest... Read More

Since it opened in 2010, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has differentiated itself by investing in cutting edge works of public art, which can be seen all... Read More

After a decade of entertaining celebs (and finally getting its hip factor undercut by the Cosmopolitan), the Palms changed management and underwent a ... Read More

The Palms has always known how to party – and its parties are legendary, like its ongoing “Ditch Friday” party at Palms Pool & Dayclub and its... Read More

If you want to immerse yourself in the glitz and glam of Las Vegas, the Palms Hotel is where you want to be. Just five minutes from the Strip, this... Read More

Palms Place, part of the Palms Hotel & Casino complex in Las Vegas, is an exclusive tower of luxury studio apartments and penthouses completed by... Read More

The 599-room tower that adjoins Palms Casino Resort by skytube feels most residential of the three Palms towers (elsewhere you’ll find a frenetic pool... Read More

Just yards away from the Strip, Parasol Down patrons sip handcrafted cocktails beside the secluded Lake of Dreams, fed by a huge waterfall and filled... Read More

Parasols of differing shapes, sizes and colors hang throughout this relaxed lounge, which is connected to its sister retreat, Parasol Down. Just off the... Read More

With its central location on the Strip and its effortless synthesis of boutique coziness with sprawling amenities, Paris is the go-to spot for travelers... Read More

Located inside Caesars Palace, Payard showcases the talents of its namesake pastry chef, François Payard. The eatery is composed of three parts:... Read More

This unapologetically campy 40-year veteran has served as a backdrop for movies like Casino and Showgirls. While the restaurant serves breakfast around... Read More

With colorful neon lights, cozy black booths, faux vines and a blazing fire pit surrounded by bubbling water, Peppermill’s Fireside Lounge is an... Read More

"For an antidote to the Las Vegas Strip, I head to Pho Kim Long II, a great, casual place for getting together with fellow chefs after work. A group of... Read More

Original paintings and ceramics by the restaurant’s eponym brighten this Bellagio dining room, which is also adorned with vibrant flowers,... Read More

With its soaring ceilings, romantic balcony that sits virtually on top of the famous choreographed Bellagio fountains, and walls hung with real Picasso... Read More

Piero’s has been a hotspot for gangsters and those who love them ever since Tony “The Ant” Spilotro started coming here for the osso buco three decades... Read More

Located in the Gold Coast Hotel, one mile west of the Strip, this casual Chinese café offers lunchtime dim sum as well as dinner entrées... Read More

An offshoot of the LA original, this well-loved eatery, located inside Planet Hollywood, serves up all-beef hot dogs with loads of fresh toppings. With... Read More

Leaving the buzz of the Strip behind, visitors to the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara discover an exotic space adorned with terra cotta hues, pointed... Read More

Known as Vegas’ first blow-dry bar, don’t think of this 8,000-square-foot hair paradise, southwest of the Strip, as a mere blowout bar. They may... Read More

Platinum started life as a residential property whose residents could turn their condos into a rental pool—which means that the Platinum, which is now a... Read More

The Platinum Hotel, a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel started life as a residential condo property. Its rooms start at 950 square feet, and include... Read More

Often lauded as the best steakhouse in Las Vegas, this iconic restaurant excels under the direction of award-winning chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges... Read More

Open since New Year’s Eve 2004, Pure is approaching icon status. The interiors of the bi-level club range from the stark white main room to the... Read More

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesar's Palace takes a unique perspective on the spa concept by drawing on Roman traditions that emphasize social interaction... Read More

In 2005, Qua introduced the concept of the super-spa to Vegas, with its then-unheard-of 50,000-square-foot area in Caesars Palace. It remains one of the... Read More

A 10,000-gallon, double archway aquarium serves as the entrance to this jungle-themed MGM restaurant, where snakes hang from branches and animatronic... Read More

This rainforest-themed dining room inside the MGM Grand erupts regularly with “thunderstorms,” and although the menu can be a little uninspiring ... Read More

Reservations are a must at this tiny Japanese restaurant, located in an unassuming Chinatown strip mall. Frequented by off-duty celebrity chefs (former... Read More

Dishing up what many consider the best Italian fare in Las Vegas, Rao’s at Caesars Palace is a more accessible offshoot of the New York original,... Read More

The Venetian, on the Las Vegas Strip, isn’t the only place where Italy is re-created in Nevada’s Mojave Desert. Consider Ravella, a... Read More

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One of the Wynn Las Vegas’ more casual dining options, Red 8 is an attractive option because many of the tables overlook the action on the... Read More

Nevada’s first National Conservation Area—only 17 miles west of the Strip on Charleston Boulevard—is enormous: It’s 195,000-plus acres, and visited by... Read More

Many visitors bypass the club scene altogether in favor of Vegas’s more natural splendors and outdoor pursuits. Just 17 miles west of the Strip, you’ll... Read More

In the Summerlin neighborhood west of the Strip, and abutting the just-opened Downtown Summerlin complex of restaurants, movie theaters and retail, Red... Read More

In the Summerlin neighborhood west of the Strip, and abutting the just-opened Downtown Summerlin complex of restaurants, movie theaters and retail, Red... Read More

In 2006, local gaming company Station Casinos opened a resort casino in the far reaches of West Las Vegas, about 30 minutes from the Strip and on the... Read More

Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area has hundreds of acres of hiking trails, but you can cover the most area—and get a terrific workout—in the dramatic... Read More

Gourmands are attracted to three Michelin star chef Guy Savoy's classic dishes as well as his 13-course “Innovation” menu including prawns in a “sweet... Read More

The décor is more modern at this two-star Michelin restaurant than at Guy Savoy in Paris, but the menu is designed to emulate the original—and to great... Read More

Often hailed as the most scrumptious seafood in Vegas, the dishes served at celebrity chef Rick Moonen's RM Seafood are truly extraordinary. Patrons can... Read More

Every month, up to 800 revelers gather at an ever-shifting location—a club, a restaurant, a resort pool—to taste wines from as many as 50... Read More

The Rolex store in Wynn Las Vegas not only carries one of the world's best selections of the brand's timepieces, it also has opened the only Rolex... Read More

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Chef Shawn McClain made his name at Spring and Green Zebra, in Chicago. Sage hews to the same farm-to-table approach—or, in Vegas’s case,... Read More

The Cosmopolitan’s 50,000 square foot spa takes the “oasis in the desert” theme quite seriously: walking through the sandstone halls is like a dreamy... Read More

A nice alternative to the hustle and bustle (and sometimes insanity) of hotels on the Strip, Sam's Town Hotel is equally ideal for those who like their... Read More

Yes, we know: There are outposts of Scarpetta in Toronto, New York, Miami and Beverly Hills. But the signature pomodoro is legendary for a reason—and... Read More

Led by renowned chef Michael Mina, this marine-inspired MGM Grand restaurant is adorned with an illuminated water wall, vibrant aquarium, and bold red... Read More

Stone walls, waterfalls, and chrome accents adorn the dining room at this Bellagio restaurant, which offers an eclectic mix of New American, Asian, and... Read More

Home of the famous frozen hot chocolate from the original location in New York, this outpost in Caesar’s Palace also serves a great Rueben, and an only... Read More

A Neapolitan pizza parlor in suburban Green Valley. Settebello is equipped with a 950-degree wood-fired oven for blistering the crust just so. The... Read More

It’s proof that, even after seeing Jaws and its sequels, some people are still willing to pass themselves off as chum—and pay for the pleasure. This... Read More

Situated just off the Strip, this aquarium is home to more than 2,000 animals, including 100 sharks, piranhas, rare golden crocodiles, and a 300-pound... Read More

Inspired by Tokyo’s Shibuya district, this upscale Japanese restaurant on MGM’s Studio Walk offers inventive cuisine ranging from small... Read More

On the south end of the Strip near the MGM Grand and Monte Carlo, this multi-level complex leans more heavily toward entertainment than shopping, but it... Read More

This all-suite, non-gaming, and non-smoking property is a serene oasis in the midst of the bright lights and bustling activity of Sin City. Located in... Read More

Celebrated Chef Kerry Simon serves up his signature contemporary American cuisine at this celebrity hotspot, which is ensconced in the dazzling Palms... Read More

Tucked inside Palms Place, the posh tower at the Palms Las Vegas, Simon at Palms Place is a visually stunning vehicle for the culinary expertise of Chef... Read More

Steve Wynn decided to create a fine-dining tribute to his friend Frank Sinatra in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, and happily, this place does justice to Ol’... Read More

In 2014 Sisley opened its first U.S. boutique in The Shops at Crystals. It's a lovely little room where aestheticians help customers find the perfect... Read More

While Aria’s main hotel is massive—4,572 rooms and suites—its very separate Sky Suites, with their separate indoor and outdoor entrances to the hotel... Read More

While Aria’s main hotel is massive—4,572 rooms and suites—its very separate Sky Suites, with their separate indoor and outdoor entrances to the hotel... Read More

See all that stuff attached to the top of the Stratosphere? Yes, it is a roller coaster, 866 feet above the ground. You’ll get propelled headfirst, 27... Read More

What's the fastest way to evacuate from the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino? Jump the 800-foot (100 story) distance from the top. You’ll suit up in a... Read More

All of MGM’s 51 luxury, two-level Skylofts—sitting 29 floors over the Strip—have a private entrance, gallery foyers, sweeping staircases, butler... Read More

MGM’s 51 luxury, two-level Skylofts—29 floors over the Strip—have a private entrance, their own gallery foyers, sweeping staircases, butler pantries,... Read More

MGM’s 51 luxury, two-level Skylofts—29 floors over the Strip—have a private entrance, their own gallery foyers, sweeping staircases, butler pantries,... Read More

The $415 million remake of the old Sahara into Sam Nazarian’s 1600-room SLS was the most anticipated opening of the year, and the star-sightings didn’t... Read More

Unlike most splashy new Vegas hotels, SLS has a past. Instead of being imploded to make way for a new construction, the former Sahara Hotel & Casino... Read More

The only nightlife venue with a good kitchen that’s open nearly all night (food is served until 4 a.m.), this bamboo birdcage-bedecked space... Read More

Society Café dishes out late-night comfort food. Cap of the night with roasted tomato bisque, with a salad of Rosso Bruno tomatoes and creamy,... Read More

The sun has gone down and everyone else is in the clubs, but at Aria, you can indulge in the After Dark Private Spa Retreat, which includes two hours of... Read More

Roman-style baths worthy of Caligula, indoor igloos and massive communal spaces: where most spas on the Strip impress with size (and bells and whistles)... Read More

Dine on the "patio" under the faux-sky ceiling at Caesars, where Wolfgang Puck's Spago serves up classics like the signature house-smoked salmon pizza,... Read More

Hyde offers the absolute best views of the Bellagio fountains’ choreographed water-and-light show, especially from its front-and-center VIP table (where... Read More

One of the six fine dining options in the Mirage, Stack’s design outshines even the food. Pieces of curved blond wood are stacked all the way to... Read More

Styled to feel like the ultimate men's lounge, Stitched carries a range of men's collections from Tom Ford, John Varvatos, Eton, Billy Reid, Loro Piana,... Read More

Rising 1,149 feet above the Strip, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest structure in Las Vegas. Its two observation decks make it especially popular... Read More

This satellite of the New York City steakhouse original is located on the mezzanine level of Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The... Read More

This “studio”-style buffet—lined with more than 100 screens—plays in-house cooking demos and Food Network programs while you graze, and prepares more... Read More

Let’s be clear: Adults who love Sugar Factory probably choose it for its tooth-achingly sweet, 60-oz. shareable (we hope!) “goblets” filled with Mai... Read More

Right on the lake’s banks, you’ll find the wine cellar–themed tapas and dinner bar, where you can choose from 70 top-flight wines by... Read More

During the evening, glowing columns and huge suspended lamps provide light for the square wooden tables with black chairs and booths in Sushi Roku&rsquo... Read More

Descend a grand, winding escalator to this classic American steakhouse, where velvet ropes and burly security guards keep gawkers at bay and make those... Read More

The Scene: It's not uncommon to see chefs Paul Bartolotta and Alex Stratta parked at cafeteria tables under fluorescent lights at T.C.'s Rib Crib,... Read More

The popular balloon rides from Vegas Balloon Rides take off in the early morning, and you’ll soar hundreds of feet—as high as 800 feet— over the Vegas... Read More

Full of sleek, sexy touches, Tao's menu has been freshened up to include drunken lobster pad thai and chicken wing lollipops. Upstairs, a dance... Read More

When I’m here I never fail to see a Kardashian, some other reality-show celebrity, and/or a bachelorette wearing some kind of obscene headgear (you know... Read More

A bit newer than Bacchanal, the Buffet at Aria has a bright, museum-cafeteria feel: cheery and easy to navigate. Its 11 specialty stations, including... Read More

Hailed as one of the most scrumptious all-you-can-eat spreads in Vegas, the Buffet at TI specializes in five types of cuisine: American, Italian,... Read More

Thanks to an airy, sky-lit atrium and Carmen Miranda-meets-Willy Wonka décor, Wynn Buffet could be the most lively and delightful buffet in Las Vegas.... Read More

Two million strands of shimmering crystals comprise the tri-level Chandelier Bar in the center of the Cosmopolitan. Read More

Consider a massive theater based on the ancient Colosseum in Rome, though with 10 motorized stage lifts; 200 acoustical panels to control amplified... Read More

When the Cosmopolitan opened in 2010, it made an urbane, design-forward statement that is still relevant and hasn't yet been surpassed. It lures people... Read More

When Cosmopolitan opened in 2010 it made an urbane, design-forward statement that is still relevant, even (gasp) nearly five years later. It lures... Read More

Once the Barbary Coast and later Bill’s Gamblin’ Saloon, this prime piece of real estate facing the Bellagio fountains mysteriously stayed seedy for... Read More

Once the Barbary Coast, and Bill’s Gamblin’ Saloon, it was always a mystery why this prime piece of real estate facing the Bellagio fountains stayed so... Read More

Programs like Trainer for a Day let you get up close with the dolphins at the incredible Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage, and an underground viewing area... Read More

Okay, so Vegas’ Eiffel Tower—at 460 feet tall and 50 stories—is about half the size of the original. But that doesn’t make it much less romantic. From... Read More

Right in the heart of Downtown, the Golden Nugget is definitely vintage, but constant refreshes have kept it relevant and even hip—plus, those who love... Read More

The go-to bar for the Las Vegas hipster set, The Griffin is hard to miss with its iconic neon sign: the bar’s name is actually topped by a green... Read More

Many of the biggest names in music have played The Joint in Hard Rock since it first opened in 1995, including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Coldplay,... Read More

Caesars is massive, and to set its most luxurious rooms apart, it formed The Laurel Collection—the rooms of the Augustus and Octavius towers. Like other... Read More

With an emphasis on the exotic that pervades everything from the architecture to the tasteful tropical decor, the Mirage is one of the premier hotels on... Read More

What kid wouldn’t love a hotel fronted by a giant, lava-spewing volcano? The tropical-themed Mirage is a great lure for families, with its huge atrium... Read More

When it was simply the Neon Boneyard – a collection of 150 Las Vegas neon signs from the 1930s put out to pasture, it was the background of a number of... Read More

The 3,000-plus guest rooms in this newer wing of Venetian start at 720 square feet and are decked out with remote-controlled Roman shades and Anichini... Read More

A block from Las Vegas Boulevard, Platinum has 255 suites, which come with full stainless-and-granite kitchens, and—unlike most properties on the... Read More

One of the best escapes in Las Vegas—even for those who aren’t staying in the Mandarin Oriental— is on this hotel’s 8th floor. For just the price of a... Read More

An escape from the blinking neon lights of the Strip, this resort is located 30 minutes from the city in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Embracing... Read More

Opened in 1955, the Riviera was the first high-rise on the Strip and because of its literally star-studded appearance—and its retro-fabulous appearance... Read More

This glittering mall in the 76-acre mixed-use development of City Center is chock-a-block with designer stores, and keeps adding more. Highlights... Read More

In contrast to the intimate Spa at Mandarin Oriental, the cavernous space of the 80,000-square-foot Spa at Aria is what makes it particularly luxurious.... Read More

Where Wynn’s sister property is Asian-themed and exotic, its spa amps up the drama just a notch. Glowing golden Moroccan lanterns line long hallways,... Read More

Don't let the dizzying amount of meeting and exhibition space lead you to believe that the Venetian is simply a business hotel. It has also played host... Read More

Fashionably minimalist, THEhotel is meant to feel like a boutique hotel (though with 1,117 rooms, this is hardly the case). A non-gaming property, it... Read More

Whether you’re gearing up for the day or winding down after a night on the Strip, it’s always a good time for breakfast at Tiffany’s,... Read More

The P.U.B. menu is a cheesebomb of drunkfood for guys who tuck in their polos and dudes who don't tuck in their dress shirts: BLT sliders; swordfish... Read More

Tom Ford's second freestanding store in the United States, his nearly 8,000-square-foot shop in The Shops at Crystals, is modern and dramatic. It... Read More

One of the most civilized places to have a morning coffee or an after-work (or post-convention) cocktail, the lobby of the elegant Wynn Tower Suites... Read More

Opened in 1993 as a family-focused, pirate-themed resort, Treasure Island traded in its skull-and-crossbones designs for more a contemporary, adult... Read More

With a history dating back to 1957, Tropicana is one of the few remaining “original” resorts on the Strip. Guests would never guess its age,... Read More

The Trop has been background scenery in Diamonds Are Forever, plus the 1970s TV series Vegas was filmed here,  but it is best known to those who... Read More

The 1,282-room Trump Las Vegas provides something unexpected in the heart of Sin City: a family- and pet-friendly resort. In addition to its Trump Kids... Read More

All the drama one might expect from Steve Wynn is here: velvet walls, alligator-embossed leather booths, and a 95-foot waterfall cascading into a pool... Read More

The first stateside restaurant from chef Pierre Gagnaire. Gagnaire’s cooking is quirky and cerebral, which doesn’t mean it can’t be... Read More

Chef Pierre Gagnier has three Michelin stars for his restaurant in Paris, and his lovely, 23rd-floor restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental is the only... Read More

A resource for interiors magazines and set designers (products have shown up on shows like Sex and the City and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Unica... Read More

It’s well worth the 90-minute drive to get to Nevada’s oldest state park. Most people consider Valley of Fire to be the ultimate hiking dream, with its... Read More

Some high-carat pieces will never make it to the front counter at Van Cleef & Arpels in The Shops in Crystals, where big spenders are often invited... Read More

At the 1,495-room condominium hotel, designed by Rafael Viñoly, there is a ground-floor restaurant called Silk Road, a new venue for chef Martin... Read More

If you’re avoiding the paparazzi or just want to live the dream that you are doing so, Vegas Mobile Drybar is the team of spray-tan wielding beauty... Read More