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You’re turning 21. Your best friend is getting married. Your boys want to pull a “Hangover” weekend. We get it. You’d like to do Vegas proper: gambling, people-watching weirdos in leopard prints, day drinking, showing up wasted to the Celine Dion show, sleep, repeat. Our Las Vegas city guide includes some bucket list options, but also scratches a bit below the surface for a slice of everyday life.
Going on vacation without breaking the bank. We hand-picked best value hotels in Las Vegas so you can splurge on making memories.
Our list of best looking, designer-approved hotels in Las Vegas. From themed landmarks to modern luxury and more.
Dogs, cats, or anything stranger. These are the best pet-friendly hotels in Las Vegas, from budget to luxury.
Las Vegas Hotels and Mega Nightclubs go hand in hand. Here’s our top hotels where to keep the party going 24/7.
Conference in Las Vegas? No problem. We picked the best Las Vegas business hotels where to get work done.
When traveling to Las Vegas for a full-blown Strip experience, you can’t beat a sky-high view of the city lights. Here are our picks for best hotel views.
Travel local and come face-to-face with lesser explored Downtown Gems in Las Vegas. Here’s a few to get you started.
When you hear that the Vegas Strip is in the middle of nowhere, you’re not being lied to. Except for the fact that “nowhere” actually means amazing, sprawling landscapes.
It’s always interesting to see how a city changes decade after decade. Today, parts of Downtown Las Vegas remain (mostly) intact, and have become an attraction worthy of a visit.
It’s no secret that Vegas visitors come prepared to spend. Our gaming tip is to quit while you’re ahead. Instead, walk away with your earnings and go drop some cash on new Saint Laurent boots.
The Strip, although grand in attractions, can be a walkable hike with endless stops along the way. Just don’t try and do this hungover in the summertime. With a total of 4 miles from Mandalay Bay to the Wynn, it’s not uncommon for people who choose to explore by foot. What’s nice is that some hotels even have walkways connecting multiple buildings. A bar-crawl on the Strip can be a new tradition, if you’re a first timer.
Further out or off-the-Strip stops are opportunities for Uber and Lyft. These are cheaper and more reliable than cabs and most hotels have a dedicated pick-up area. Just keep a few things in mind: surge pricing, high-traffic areas may cause inaccurate pick-up times, and you can’t get picked up at the airport.
We’ll leave the tourist traps off this list. You can easily walk into any ol’ spot on the Strip and get a giant steak and an overpriced cocktail. Here are our alternatives for interesting, delicious meals and more, locals-approved.
Outings & Drinking
Skip the hotel bars, overpriced cocktails, and explore some of Las Vegas’ best venues and boozy establishments. Believe us, there’s plenty. Here’s a few favorites:
Oddball & Kooky Vegas Staples
Some of the strangest museums can be found in this city, and believe us, there’s plenty of weird to go around.
A few stops on the oddball bus: the Zombie Apocalypse store, Pinball Hall of Fame, The Mob Museum, Neon Boneyard, and Atomic Testing Museums. While they may not be for everyone, we consider them unique, non-Strip Vegas stops.
If you’re looking for a more high-brow experience, try The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Writer’s Block for writing and literature, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, or even the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park.