Things to do in The Strip
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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 in Vegas knows only too well.
Revitalized Fremont Street has quickly become the favorite under-the-radar bar scene, and the Downtown Cocktail Room is appropriately hard to find. Its hidden door is marked only by a tiny Downtown sign, and its speakeasy feel is part of the appeal.
Parasols of differing shapes, sizes and colors hang throughout this relaxed lounge, which is connected to its sister retreat, Parasol Down.
Known worldwide for its strikingly lifelike wax figures, Madame Tussauds has grown into an international phenomenon in the 200 years since its namesake first learned the art of making wax duplicates.
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 features former Nobu chef Joseph Elevado, who cranks out mini-Kobe burgers and shrimp and pork lump
A relaxing luxury pool at the Venetian turns into a hip nightclub as the sun goes down on the Vegas Strip. Columns light with fire as the DJ’s beat pulses around the glowing pool area.
This giant, 160-shop mall resembles an ancient Roman city, with columns and arches, piazzas and fountains, and faux-outdoor cafés beneath cloud-painted ceiling skies (the lighting even changes with the time of day to mirror the real world).
Chocolate hazelnut bombes, crème brulee gelato, chocolate truffles, tropical fruit crepes: pastry chef Jean Philippe Maury’s creative menu has patrons lining up at all hours of the day.
After shopping at Kenneth Cole and Bebe or floating down the Venetian’s Grand Canal in a gondola, unwind with a drink at the Very Venice Bar.