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Quick Summer Getaway Guide to Las Vegas

Annie Schlechter 15 Quick Summer Getaways

Photo: Annie Schlechter

The culinary scene in Las Vegas has evolved: world-class chefs have been bypassing bigger cities to cater to an increasing number of visitors intent on spending their time at gastronomic—rather than gaming—tables. Still, most top restaurants are inside casinos, so the slots are never far away. What airport doesn't have nonstop flights to Vegas?No wonder it's so popular for quick escapes.

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Destinations: The Strip · Summerlin

Hotels (3)

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    Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa

    It’s impossible to get any closer to the stunning Red Rock Canyon conservation area—located 10 miles west of the Strip—than at the Red Rock Casino,

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    The Mirage

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

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    THEhotel at Mandalay Bay

    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,

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Restaurants (3)

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    Fleur de Lys, Las Vegas

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    Burger Bar Las Vegas

    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 L

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    RM Seafood

Similar Trips (7)

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  • Las Vegas Transformed

    Las Vegas, Downtown, Harmon Corridor, Primm, The Strip

    No city in the world has the power to transform itself like Las Vegas, a sales-savvy amusement park that unapologetically changes themes whenever it likes. But beyond the Strip, an entire city exis

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  • Las Vegas Hot Spots

    Las Vegas, Downtown, Harmon Corridor, Primm, The Strip

    No longer a stage set masquerading as a metropolis, Las Vegas has finally grown into a real global city, offering a diversity of experiences to rival any other’s—from intimate to over-the-top, ersa

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  • Driving Trip: Texas Hill Country

    Hill Country, Wimberley, Driftwood

    Driving from Austin to Wimberly, Texas—and stopping to shop, drink, and eat barbecue along the way— is best in spring is when Texas bluebonnets carpet the desert landscape.

  • The Best New Restaurants in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, The Strip, Midtown East

    Under attack in its homeland, grand French dining is finding an unlikely refuge in Sin City.

  • Affordable Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, The Strip

    You don’t have to be a high roller—or a roulette winner— to do Vegas in style.

  • The Best Swimming Pools in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas, The Strip

    Las Vegas casinos all look pretty much the same once you're parked on a vinyl stool with a scotch in hand, but the pools are a different story. Some are inventive expanses with sandy beaches, pound

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  • Spa and Casino in the American Southwest

    Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon National Park, The Zion National Park Area, Ivins, The Strip

    After indulging in Sin City's guilty pleasures, take a two-hour drive to Utah's Red Mountain Spa for couples' massages, tai chi, and hiking in gorgeous national parks.

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