Nevada

Tips and Articles in Nevada

Las Vegas, New Mexico, isn't much of a town these days. Its tumbleweed look and feel make it seem more like an afterthought than a destination. In fact, after barreling along the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the way down I-2...
A fresh generation of hotel rooms is giving new meaning to the nickname Sin City. The main attractions in the retro-style Playpen suites at the Palms (4321 W. Flamingo Rd.; 866/942-7777; www.palms.com; suites from $1,500)?Dance floor, stripper pol...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Horoscopes. Matt Murphy, 38, a Capricorn from New York City, is planning a big trip in 2009 but agonizing between a jaunt to tango in Buenos Aires or a nightlife jag in Shanghai. The price is the same, but which t...
It's official: beef is back. Thanks to a cash-rich and protein-craving population, the steak house is again the hottest joint in town, from coast to coast. What's more, some of the country's most celebrated chefs are moving in with a whole new tak...
Last year a lot of travelers found that their favorite hotels--and sometimes an entire city's worth of rooms-were sold out for the dates they requested. Many destinations (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas) were fully book...
During her eight years covering Las Vegas for the Wall Street Journal, Christina Binkley trailed hotel developers Steve Wynn (Wynn Las Vegas), Kirk Kerkorian (MGM Mirage), and Gary Loveman (Harrah’s) as they battled it out on the Strip. In detaili...
"If you have what my sister Delia calls ’the fun gene,’ you understand why Las Vegas is so great. I’ve always loved it, but there came a moment eleven or twelve years ago when Las Vegas got the joke about itself—and got it in amazing ways. It’s t...
So you're not a diva who travels with a makeup artist in your entourage?Well, there's hope for you yet. In major cities, a new class of beauty boutique is cropping up where personal attention and expert advice are the hallmarks. As antidotes to th...
I've just returned from a two-day, $489 Delta Dream Vacation, and dream is indeed the operative word. How like a dream it passed! Forty-eight hours in Vegas allows many things, but it is not for procrastinators or spontaneous types who rise late ...
Paris Le Relais du Parc, at Sofitel le Parc 55–59 Ave. Raymond-Poincaré, 16th Arr.; 33-1/44-05-66-10; www.sofitel.com; dinner for two $170; doubles from $272. THE LOWDOWN It's a rare treat to savor top dishes by two of the world's greatest ch...
A little more than a year after the first bomb went off at the Nevada Test Site, the Last Frontier Hotel—an early theme casino on the Las Vegas Strip—crowned Candyce King Miss Atomic Blast. "Radiating loveliness instead of deadly atomic particles,...
Golf | Shopping PALM SPRINGS A getaway for the winter weary, who come for hot days, cool nights, and 100-plus golf courses, Palm Springs is undergoing a makeover. To wit, the Parker Palm Springs (4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.; 800/543-4300; www.thepa...
See our slideshow of Hotels Haunted by Celebrities. You’ve checked into the Beverly Hills Roosevelt hotel, donned your chicest outfit, and are ready to hit Tinseltown. On your way out, you stop to admire your fresh look in a lobby mirror when eer...
If your idea of a perfect summer day involves an adrenaline-infused rush from a truly frightening ride, skip the kiddie parks this year. The Matterhorn at Disneyland and Space Mountain at Disney World are both great when you’re 12, but they won’t ...
See the results and vote for your favorite city! And then there were six. Six cities. Six contenders. And only one can grab the title of America’s Favorite City. Round #2 of travelandleisure.com’s interactive bracket game is complete. And Cinder...