The Las Vegas Strip is the main street of Las Vegas, with much of what the destination has to offer.
McCarran Airport is right southeast of the Strip, though the terminal is at the other side of the runway, so walking isn't really an option. You can instead take a taxi or bus, or rent a car.
If you opt for the bus, the WAX (Westcliff Airport Express) service takes you from the airport to the intersection of Tropicana and the Strip, and the CX (Centennial Express) to the Fashion Show Mall. If you need to go north or south from there, take the Deuce or SDX (Strip & Downtown Express) service. These two are also your options if you're coming in from Downtown Las Vegas. See the RTC website for exact routes and schedules.
Expect traffic jam on the Strip, especially on weekends. If you're driving to a casino hotel at the Strip, take the I-15 or one of the north-south parallel streets to get as close to your destination as possible. The parking lots of casino hotels are usually accessible from the side streets, so you won't need to spend time sitting on the Strip at all.
- 1 Aquarium at the Mirage, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 24 hours. There is an impressive aquarium behind the check-in counter. Nearby, the atrium of the hotel beneath the dome has a miniature rainforest, with towering palm trees and waterfalls. Free.
- 2 Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . 10AM-7PM. In the back of the Mirage Hotel is a collection of exotic animals, including white tigers, panthers, and dolphins. $22 adults, $17 children 4-12.
- 3 Volcano at the Mirage, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. F Sa 8PM, 9PM and 10PM; Su-Th 8PM, 9PM. The volcano in front of the casino erupts in a terrific light show.
- 4 Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 24 hours. Inside of the casino is a display of trees and flower arrangements, changed once for every season and once for the Chinese New Year. Free.
- 5 Bellagio Fountains. M–F every half hour from 3PM to 8PM and every 15 minutes from 8PM to midnight; Sa Su and holidays every half hour from noon to 8PM and every fifteen minutes from 8PM to midnight. The Fountains of the Bellagio perform a magnificent display, set to music. If you have the time, it's worth staying for two or three shows, as it is not at all the same show every time. Free.
- 6 Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (In Promenade Shops across from main pool entrance), toll-free: . 10AM-8PM. May change due to private functions.. A fine-art gallery. See website for current exhibition. General:$18. Seniors (65+), Students, Teachers, Military and Nevada Residents:$16. Children 12 and under:Free.
- 7 Eiffel Tower Experience, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . M-F 9:30AM-12:30AM, Sa Su 9:30AM-1AM. You can take an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Strip, a half-sized replica of the one in Paris. This is a popular attraction, especially at night, for its excellent views of the Strip. Evening: $16.50 adults, $11.50 children/seniors; daytime: $11.50 adults, $7.50 children/seniors.
- 8 Flamingo Garden, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd. A 15-acre garden with flamingos and other exotic birds, as well as koi and turtles. Free.
- 9 Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Mandalay Bay Resort. Su-Th 10AM-8PM, F Sa 10AM-10PM; summer hours daily 10AM-10PM. The highlight is walking through a transparent tunnel with sharks, sea turtle, fish on all sides. $18 adults, $12 children.
- 10 Madame Tussauds, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd #2001 (at The Venetian), ☏ . Su-Th 10AM-9PM, F Sa 10AM-10PM. The only celebrity wax attraction on the Strip, featuring wax recreations of 100+ celebrities and famous figures. $24 online, $30 walk-up.
- 11 High Roller, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, The LINQ, ☏ . Daily noon-2AM. Opened in April 2014, this is the world's tallest Ferris wheel at 550 feet. One revolution lasts between 30 and 45 minutes in an enclosed cabin with excellent views of the Strip. Online tickets: $20 daytime, $35 nighttime, family/group options available.
- 12 Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Possibly the most famous of Las Vegas' many signs, this landmark welcomes visitors getting in from the south along the Strip. And even if one has arrived into Las Vegas some other way, it's still very popular to go there and take photos and selfies of the sign.
- In addition to the above, there are various characters you are likely to see while you visit the Strip, including Elvis impersonators.
- 1 Stripper 101, V Theater, 3663 Las Vegas Strip, ☏ . Pole dancing classes. For ladies aged 18 and over only. Advanced scheduling required. From $40.
- The Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf (in the basement level of Bally's). Glow-in-the-dark Twilight Zone–themed miniature golf, on an indoor course illuminated by black (ultraviolet) lights. Good for kids.
- 2 Vegas Indoor Skydiving, 200 Convention Center Dr, toll-free: . 10AM-8PM. Fly your body in a vertical wind tunnel. No experience necessary, all training and equipment provided. Safe for all ages. $75.
- 3 Adventuredome Theme Park, 2880 South Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . America's 2nd largest indoor theme park with 25 rides and attractions for all ages. Day pass $31.95. Under 48 in:$17.95. Individual rides: $6-12.
- 4 Big Apple Coaster, New York New York Hotel, ☏ . A roller coaster that lifts riders up 203 feet, then drops down 144 feet, reaching speeds of 67 mph. Simulates a jet fighter's barrel roll, with a 180° turn, a section that leaving riders hanging in the air, then twists and dives. Individual tickets $15; day pass $26.
- 5 Gondola rides, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd (at the Venetian Hotel), ☏ . Su-Th 10AM-11PM, F Sa 10AM-midnight. $18.95 for 15 minutes on four-seat gondola; private two-person gondolas $75.80 (reservations may be made at the Emporio D'Gondola in the Grand Canal Shoppes).
There are places on the Strip where you can buy half-price show tickets, but generally not for the really popular shows on the same day of the performance. Cash or credit card accepted.
- 6 Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . From 11:30AM, every half-hour. Aerialists, jugglers, acrobats and trapeze artists take the stage at the world's largest permanent circus daily. Free.
Las Vegas hosts 8 popular Cirque du Soleil shows. To secure the best seats, reservations well in advance is recommended. In order of opening date, the shows are:
- 7 Mystère, Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . A classic Cirque show, full of amazing feats, impressive costumes, and humor. Definitely worth the time and money. Although it's family-friendly, it verges on too intense and psychedelic for younger children, so consider avoiding for children who are under eight. $69-119.
- 8 "O", Bellagio, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . The stage at the Bellagio contains a 1.5-million gallon swimming pool, from which most performers emerge and retreat to. It's an incredibly impressive show.
- 9 Zumanity, New York-New York, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . An adult show. You must be 18 or older to attend.
- 10 KÀ, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . Spectacular show that tells a tale of imperial twins on a journey to fulfill their destinies. $69-150.
- 11 The Beatles Love, Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . This addition to Cirque du Soleil is a show based on the music of The Beatles. The show explores the content of the songs as interpreted by performances from a cast of 60. $79-180.
- 12 Michael Jackson One, Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . A tribute to the King of Pop.
Reserve your tickets well in advance for the best available seating. The most popular shows are sold out on the weekends. Make sure to always book your seats directly from the official hotel website.
- 13 Absinthe, Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd. A carnival themed mix of comedy, acrobats, and provocative performances. Filled with blue comedy, not for the timid. Adults only. $99 and up.
- 14 [dead link] Blue Man Group, Luxor, toll-free: . Nightly 7PM and/or 9:30PM. $64-289.
- 15 Comedy Pet Theater, V Theater, Planet Hollywood, ☏ . Thursday thru Tuesday at 4PM. Extraordinary talents of performing pets. Highly entertaining for children. $35.
- 16 Le Rêve, Wynn. F-Su 7PM & 9:30PM. Held in a domed stage with no seat further than 40 feet from the stage. Le Rêve takes you through a young woman's dream, and features acrobats, synchronized swimming and diving. $99-195.
- 17 Menopause - The Musical, Luxor.
- 18 Tony and Tina's Wedding, Windows, Bally's, ☏ . Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6PM. From $90.
- 19 Tournament of Kings, Excalibur. 6PM & 8:30PM except Tuesdays. A medieval themed dinner show featuring knights, horses, swordfights, and other performances. $60.
- 20 V - The Ultimate Variety Show, V Theater, Planet Hollywood, ☏ . Nightly 7PM & 8:30PM. Includes magic, special effects, death-defying stunts, wild comedy, visual artists. $60.
- 21 Vegas! The Show, Planet Hollywood, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ . 7PM and 9PM nightly, except Su. A trip back to the swank days of Frank, Dino and Sammy features a tap dance number, a tribute to Gladys Knight and a performance of the Can-Can. $80.
There are always different comedians coming to Las Vegas. Always a great way to get a laugh and end the night.
- 26 B - A Tribute to the Beatles, V Theater, Planet Hollywood, 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . A popular Beatles tribute band. $50-75.
- 27 Human Nature, The Venetian, The Sands Showroom. A celebration of Motown showcasing the distinctive, dynamic harmonies of members Toby Allen, Phil Burton, Andrew Tierney and Michael Tierney. This quartet is known for outstanding concert and stage performances and has toured with Céline Dion and Michael Jackson.
- 28 Hitzville The Show, V Theater, Planet Hollywood, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd S, Ste. 360, ☏ . 5:30PM daily except Sunday. Includes the Motown hits of Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Temptations, Tina Turner, The Four Tops and Motown diva Diana Ross & The Supremes as they rock the stage. $45-55.
- 29 David Copperfield, MGM Grand. One of the world's most famous magicians. Some of his best known illusions are making the Statue of Liberty disappear, walking through the Great Wall of China and flying over the audience (which he does nightly).
- 30 Mac King Comedy Magic Show, Harrah's. $25.
- 31 The Mentalist, V Theater, Planet Hollywood, ☏ . Nightly except Wednesday at 7:30PM. From $50.
- 32 Nathan Burton Comedy Magic, Saxe Theater, Planet Hollywood, toll-free: . Daily 4PM. Comedy and magic, family friendly From $22.50.
- 33 Mat Franco - Magic Reinvented Nightly, Mat Franco Theater, LINQ, ☏ . nightly 7PM and 9:30PM except Wednesday and Thursday. Family friendly comedy and magic in an intimate setting from winner of America’s Got Talent Season 9. From $46..
- 34 Anthony Cools - The Uncensored Hypnotist, Paris, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd.
- 35 Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis, V Theater, Planet Hollywood, ☏ . Nightly except Friday 10PM. From $35.
Topless female dancers
- 36 Fantasy, Luxor. Nightly: 10:30PM. Vocalist Lorena Peril takes center stage. Steamy choreography and striking vocals fused with a touch of comedy. The high-energy production show features a variety of performances including salsa, belly dancing routine and celebrity impersonations by comedian Sean E. Cooper. From $39.
- 37 Jubilee!, Bally's. Spectacular sets & elaborate costumes. 25 years running. See the Titanic sink on stage.
- 38 X Burlesque, Flamingo. Nightly at 10PM, 90 minutes. Showcases a variety of performances by six gorgeous dancers set to contemporary music. Combines high-energy performance with the use of props such as bathtubs, guitars, lollipops and feather boas. $45.
Topless male dancers
- 39 American Storm, DB's, Miracle Mile Shops, Planet Hollywood. $30.
- 40 Thunder from Down Under, Excalibur. Su-Th 9PM; F Sa 8 & 10:30PM. From $47.
- 41 Vegas Golden Knights, T-Mobile Arena, 3780 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . NHL (ice hockey) team that made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in its first season in 2017–18 (though losing). The city's first team in one of the "big four" professional sports of the US and Canada, although they'll soon be joined by the relocated Oakland Raiders of the NFL. $25 to $450.
- 42 Las Vegas Aces, Mandalay Bay Events Center, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd. WNBA (women's basketball) team that began play in Vegas in 2018, after having relocated from San Antonio.
- 43 Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium, 3333 Al Davis Way. NFL (Football) team that began playing in Las Vegas in 2020 after relocating from Oakland.
- 44 Professional Bull Riders World Finals, T-Mobile Arena. The finals of the Professional Bull Riders series, a rodeo circuit devoted exclusively to bull riding. This isn't the only contrast with the city's other major rodeo event, the National Finals Rodeo held at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. Unlike the NFR, which is exclusive to the US and Canada, the PBR finals, held in late October/early November at the T-Mobile Arena since 2015, have more of an international flavor. PBR runs national series in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Australia, and all of these countries, especially Brazil, are represented on the U.S. circuit.
- Las Vegas is also a major regional center for college basketball tournaments every March. As of the current 2019–20 season, four NCAA Division I conferences hold their annual men's and women's tournaments in the area; each of these tournaments sees the winner receive automatic entry to the NCAA tournament. However, only the Pac-12 Conference, one of the so-called "Power Five conferences" of Division I football, plays its tournaments on the Strip. The Pac-12 men's tournament is at T-Mobile Arena; the 2020 women's tournament will be at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Finally, Las Vegas is one of the world's main centers for combat sports. For decades, many of the biggest championship events in boxing have been held at venues on or near the Strip. The Strip has also become an epicenter for mixed martial arts; the world's biggest promoter of MMA events, UFC, is based in Las Vegas.
- 45 Lockdown Escape Rooms - Highland, 3271 S Highland Dr, Ste 715, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Noon-Midnight (reservation required). Three themed rooms for 2-8 players: Hostage Rescue, Mob Boss, and Crazy Professor rated from easy to medium difficulty. $35 per player.
- 46 Xterious Escape, 105 E Reno Ave, ☏ , ✉ XteriousEscape@gmail.com. Six escape rooms for 2-10 in five flavors can be found here: Casino's Dark 11, Code 13, Bugsy's Nightmare, Curse of Mapuche, and two identical versions of The Great Escape to allow teams to compete against each other. $30 per player (reservation required).
There are a handful of shopping malls that are not affiliated with casinos:
- 1 Fashion Show Mall, 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd. Offers nearly every major and deluxe U.S. retail chain store, numerous others often associated with named designers, a large food court and several excellent restaurants, all in a fully-enclosed, air-conditioned facility. Has extensive, free covered parking that often gets quite busy by mid-day.
- 2 Forum Shops, in Caesars. A huge high-end shopping area that also offers free animatronics shows at Fountain of the Gods and Atlantis located at either end of the mall.
- 3 Grand Canal Shoppes, in the Venetian. Another massive shopping area that features the tacky objets d'art shop featured in Martin Bashir's interview with Michael Jackson.
- 4 Miracle Mile Shops, in the Planet Hollywood Casino. Another large shopping area with approximately 150 stores and restaurants.
- 5 LinQ Promenade, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd. A smaller promenade (at least in comparison to the others), but it contains a fair share of stores and restaurants, as well as the world's largest Ferris Wheel, the High Roller.
- 6 Grand Bazaar Shops, 3635 Las Vegas Blvd. S, toll-free: . at Bally's.
- 7 The Shops at Crystals, ☏ .
Buffet restaurants can be found in pretty much every casino hotel; some of them are listed below.
- 1 Le Village Buffet, Paris Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ . Featuring dishes from five French provinces, the Village Buffet offers exquisite classic French foods, some made to order, and seasonal specialties under a faux sky in a village-like setting. Patrons may, for example, choose to sit in a town square or French country home. Lines can be long. For an extra $10 per person, patrons can go to the head of the line.
- 2 Spice Market, Planet Hollywood, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . The casino changed names, but the buffet is the same. All styles of food including good seafood. Line moves fast.
- 3 The Buffet, Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ . 8AM-10PM, Sa Su brunch 8AM-3PM. 16 exhibition cooking stations and a luxurious selection of extraordinary dishes. Dress is casual. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, with champagne brunch on weekends.
- 4 The Buffet, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ . 7AM-10PM daily, Sa Su brunch 7AM-4PM. Arguably the best buffet on the Strip, with the dinner menu including pre-split crab legs, venison, Kobe beef, and wild boar. Gourmet Friday dinner includes Beef Wellington, Rack of Lamb, Veal Ossobuco, Grilled Swordfish, and Curried Duck Legs. The Buffet has spectacular selections from Italy, China, and Japan as well as fresh seafood and traditional American food. Wait to enter can be 90 minutes or more. no charge 4 and under.
- 5 Craftsteak, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Considered to be one of the best steak houses in America. $95.
- 6 Diablo's Cantina, Monte Carlo, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Popular Mexican eatery with an excellent bar and a great menu.
- 7 Hash House A Go Go, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd (in the Linq hotel). American food with enormous servings—two or three people can easily share an order. Has a few locations, including one on the strip, one downtown, and a couple further out.
- 8 Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Flamingo, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd. A fun tropical-themed restaurant featuring dishes named after many of Jimmy Buffett's songs (for example: the Cheeseburger in Paradise). At happy hour from 5-6PM they have beer for $0.05.
- 9 , Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd. Tropical island-themed restaurant with great atmosphere that serves standard fare.
- 10 L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd. Sophisticated French Michelin-starred restaurant with dim lighting, ruby red furniture, and spectacular food.
- 11 Mesa Grill, Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . With a brightly colored decor and festive atmosphere, chef Bobby Flay serves us some tasty Southwestern food with flair.
- 12 Mon Ami Gabi, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Nice restaurant serving mostly steaks and seafood. The staff makes a tribute to the restaurant's location by talking with French accent. Mains start at $20.
- 13 Ocean One, 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd (inside Miracle Mile Shops). Surprisingly inexpensive lunches for a restaurant on the strip. Not fine dining by any means, but a filling and tasty meal if you're trying not to break the bank. $4.99 for each lunch option; $10–20 for dinner.
- 14 Peppermill Fireside Lounge, 2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . 1970s space-age decor and waitresses that call you 'hon'.
- 15 Red Square, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Unique Russian themed restaurant featuring popular Russian and American entrées. Guests may also partake in visiting the ice-cold Vodka Vault to enjoy a wide selection of vodkas.
- 16 Strip House, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South (inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino), ☏ . daily 5PM-11PM. Prime cuts of beef, sides, an extensive wine list and desserts based on the New York Strip House. Appetizers $12-$19 Entrees $29- $55.
- 17 Stripburger, Fashion Show Mall, 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd. Outdoor bar serving sliders. Great for stopping in for a few mini burgers and beers that won't fill you up on the way to your next destination. Waitresses are good-looking.
- 18 The Steak House, Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Su-F 5PM-10PM, Sa 5PM-11PM. Considered to be a hidden gem, The Steak House at Circus Circus doesn't seem fit in with its surroundings; indeed, it has been consistently voted one of the best steaks in Las Vegas for over twenty years. Beautiful decor, outstanding food, and impeccable service, as well as an extensive wine list. $40-70.
- 19 Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, Harrah's, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd. American cuisine that includes steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and even dishes like meatloaf and fried catfish. During the evening the restaurant features live country music bands.
- 20 H2(EAU), 2000 Fashion Show Dr (in the Trump Hotel & Tower), ☏ . H2(eau) features casual American favorites and offers a vibrant atmosphere in which to dine poolside.
- 1 Centrifuge, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd. Circular shaped bar/lounge; every hour the bar staff dances on the bartop or lounge tables.
- 2 Casa Fuente Cigars, Caesars Palace, 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd. Cuban-themed lounge offering more than 100 different cigars and a good selection of whiskeys. Try the $40 Opus X cigar.
- 3 Cleopatra's Barge, Caesars Palace. A luxurious floating lounge in a ornate replica of the barge that transported Cleopatra down the Nile.
- 4 Nine Fine Irishmen, New York-New York, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd. This pub was constructed in Ireland and then shipped to Las Vegas. A great Irish band plays most nights starting around 9PM, the crowd is always energetic, and the Guinness and Bass flow easily. Beer: $7.
- 5 Stripper Bar, Planet Hollywood, 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd.
- 6 Todd English Pub, Crystals CityCenter, 3720 S Las Vegas Blvd. Sports bar with great pastrami sliders and over 30 beers on tap.
- Sin City Brewing Co, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd S (in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood), ☏ . 10AM-1AM. Small brewpub with at least 5 of their beers on tap at any given time. First location, but there are 2 other locations near the strip.
- Sin City Brewing Co, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd South, Ste. 2120 (in Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian), ☏ . 10AM-1AM. Small brewpub with at least 5 of their beers on tap at any given time. There are 2 other locations near the strip.
- Sin City Brewing Co, 3717 Las Vegas Blvd South, Ste. 210 (at Harmon Corner), ☏ . 10AM-1AM. Small brewpub with at least 5 of their beers on tap at any given time. There are 2 other locations near the strip.
- 7 Coyote Ugly, New York-New York, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Su-Th 6PM-2AM, F Sa 6PM-3AM. Just like the movie, expect beautiful 20-something women serving you drinks and getting rowdy on the bar. Free entry for locals, $10 for all others.
- 8 Drai's, The Cromwell, 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd (above the Cromwell)), ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. until 9AM. Beach Club by day, Night Club after sundown, the most popular place for after hours on weekends, so expect long queues especially from 5AM. Relocated in 2014 to the rooftop of newly renovated Cromwell. Two dance-floors: the main floor features trance and Euro dance (otherwise rare in Vegas), the VIP floor (extra charge) features hip hop. $20-30.
- 9 Haze, Aria, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:30PM-4AM. Designed by the Light Group. 25,500 square feet.
- 10 LIGHT, Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd. Wednesday opens 10PM, Friday & Saturday opens at 10PM. A theatrical night club and the only club in Las Vegas to infuse Cirque du Soleil performers.
- 11 TAO Las Vegas, Venetian, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . W-Sa 10:30PM-close. A 10,000 square foot nightclub. There is an outside terrace with Strip views, 3 bars, two main rooms playing a variety of hip hop, house and rock.
- 12 Wet Republic, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . 11AM-Dusk. A mix of a pool and a club. Have a blast swimming around in one of the many pools, or swim (yes, swim) up to a bar and order your favorite drink. Not into getting wet? Relax at a cabana or day bed. Bottle service is available. Live DJ's on select days.
- 13 XS Nightclub, Encore, 3121 S Las Vegas Blvd. Officially, this $100 million 40,000 square foot club is the most expensive nightclub ever built. Popular among NBA stars and celebrities.
- 14 Skyfall, Delano at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Fwy, ☏ . Skyfall, located on the 64th floor atop the Delano Hotel at Mandalay Bay, offers guests views of the Strip and the Las Vegas Valley from its floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces.
- 1 Howard Johnson on East Tropicana, 165 E Tropicana Ave (near Hooters), ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Has a pool, free wifi, lots of parking and nearby to several bus stops. from $27.
- 2 OYO Hotel & Casino, 115 E Tropicana Ave, toll-free: . Located behind the Tropicana and a quick walk to the Strip or monorail. Home to the world’s largest Hooters Restaurant. From $35.
- 3 Bally's, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. A moderate hotel and casino, but the location at the center of the Strip and the large rooms makes it one of the best values around.
- 4 Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . A cheaper and less upscale casino that caters to families. The Manor Motor Lodge is in poor shape; the Tower rooms are somewhat better.
- 5 Excalibur, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . Named after the mythical sword of King Arthur, this family friendly hotel has a large pool and rides for the kids.
- 6 Flamingo, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ , fax: . A pink-colored resort located in the middle of the Strip, the Flamingo was one of the first casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, and is famous for being owned by Bugsy Siegel.
- 7 Harrah's, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ .
- 8 Luxor Resort and Casino, 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . An Egyptian-themed hotel with a massive pyramid that offers interesting room layouts. This hotel is a good option for those looking for a lower-priced but still upscale room on the Strip.
- 9 Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo), 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Modeled after the opulent Place du Casino in Monte Carlo. Non-smoking casino and hotel.
- 10 The Linq, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Until 2012 known as the Imperial Palace and briefly known as The Quad. It has been refurbished and is surrounded by many forms of entertainment. The Linq Hotel offers access to the High Roller and Brooklyn Bowl, a nightlife bowling alley with live music. It also has many lounges, sports bars, and restaurants. In addition to the usual game tables, slot machines and restaurants, the Linq also hosts a car museum and the Polaroid Fotobar.
- 11 New York-New York, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: , ✉ email@example.com. From $89.
- 12 Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip, 3735 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Cable TV, free parking for motor coaches and buses and a heated outdoor pool that's open all year. From $59.
- 13 Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ , toll-free: . From $99.
- 14 [dead link] Tropicana, 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . From $36.
- 15 Artisan Hotel, 1501 W Sahara Ave, ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. A small non-gaming boutique hotel, popular among younger crowds seeking a vibrant night scene.
- 16 Desert Rose, 5051 Duke Ellington Way, ☏ . Spacious 284 condo-styled suites with the comforts of a vacation resort. Sparkling resort pool and hot tub, surrounded by lush foliage.
- 17 Aria, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Two hotel towers, nine bars, 17 restaurants, 1,840-seat theater, gift shop, 800,000 square foot spa, pool and 300,000 square feet of meeting space.
- 18 Bellagio, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ , toll-free: . One of the most upscale hotels in Las Vegas, the Bellagio features an art gallery, a massive indoor flower garden, and the Cirque du Soleil show "O". One thing to do at the Bellagio (you do not have to stay there) is to have afternoon tea at the Petrossian Bar; it costs around $32 per person and is very classy, but you have to book at least a day in advance.
- 19 Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . Renowned for its originality and features, Caesars Palace offers 3,300 hotel rooms and more than 26 different restaurants and cafes.
- 20 Cosmopolitan, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . The resort's uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the city. The new 2,995-room resort features residential-style living spaces with expansive private terraces.
- 21 The Cromwell, 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Renovated in 2014, a luxury boutique hotel on the Strip. Features gambling and a rooftop pool with dayclub/nightclub. 188 rooms.
- 22 Four Seasons, 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ , fax: . Occupying the top four floors of Mandalay Bay's main building, the Four Seasons is one of the most high-end accommodations in Las Vegas.
- 23 Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Located at the far southern end of the Strip next to the Luxor.
- 24 Mandarin Oriental, 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . The most luxurious, nongaming hotel in CityCenter. 47 floors. The guest rooms and public spaces subtly reference Asian design with art and decorative accents, paintings of kimono, panels that slide like shoji screens, pendant lamps that resemble Japanese lanterns, and high-sheen built-in drawers that suggest the lacquer and tiers of Tansu chests. From $345.
- 25 The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . An upscale hotel located near the middle of the Strip, the Mirage features a "volcano" that erupts every hour, a white tiger exhibit, a 200,000-gallon tropical aquarium, and a tropical rain forest. $75-500.
- 26 MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Opened in 1993, this Hollywood themed resort has 5,044 guest rooms. 6.6 acres of swimming area, 2 wedding chapels, 3 theaters, multitudes of restaurants, a spa and salon, a 380,000-square-foot conference center, shops galore, and 165,000 square feet of casino floor. start $79.
- 27 The Palazzo, 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: , ✉ email@example.com. The Venetian's sister property located right next door, The Palazzo has an extraordinary 50-floor luxury tower with 3,066 suites, along with a 100,000-square-foot gaming casino, and a 450,000-square-foot meeting and convention facility. It is home to over 60 boutiques, Barneys New York, the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, the 40/40 Club, the Broadway play Jersey Boys, and 15 restaurants.
- 28 Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . A hotel casino with over 2,900 rooms and large gaming floor that replicates a pleasant Parisian atmosphere
- 29 Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . 2,500 rooms, 2 swimming pools, casino, spa, fitness center, shops, 24-hour room service, free parking, restaurants and bars.
- 30 The Signature at MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd. A luxury suite hotel behind the MGM Grand.
- 31 SLS Hotel & Casino, 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: . A boutique hotel and casino with over 1,600 guest rooms and suites, gaming, two pools, and diverse restaurant and nightlife options.
- 32 The Venetian, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . A high-end hotel located near the center of the Strip and offering everything from the Grand Canal shops to shows and connected to the Palazzo complex. Rooms are spacious with quality furnishings although no coffee/tea making facilities and it can be a long walk from your room to facilities. Plumbing occasionally questionable (noise and temperature).
- 33 Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Las Vegas, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ . Built at a cost of $2.7 billion, this is the most expensive resort in the world, with the money plowed into (among other things) a private golf course, an artificial mountain with a 5-story waterfall and a million-gallon water tank for the nightly show. From $250.
- 34 Vdara, 2600 W Harmon Ave, toll-free: . 57 floors. Includes a sizable spa, pool complex, restaurant, bar and nearly 1,500 suites. Vdara is one of the few upscale Las Vegas hotels hospitable to families. 250 panoramic rooms, include a four-person dining room table, a washer-dryer and full-sized kitchen appliances. A non-smoking hotel. From $129.
- 35 Trump International Hotel, 2000 Fashion Show Dr, ☏ . 64 floors. Sweeping panoramic views of the city. 1,232 suites and 50 penthouse suites, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Spa at Trump and Health Club.
- 36 Westin Las Vegas, 160 E Flamingo Rd, ☏ . 826 rooms and suites offer understated style. Non-smoking.