Nowhere else can you head out for an evening stroll and experience the world, from Venice to New York to ancient Greece - all with a backdrop of the beautifully stark red rock of southern Nevada.
Famous for its casinos, Las Vegas boasts the best tables, roulette wheels, and slots anywhere. But there's so much more to this desert destination.
Immerse yourself in the decadence of the Strip, stopping to take a gondola ride at the Venetian or watch the erupting volcano of lights at the Mirage. Enjoy superb entertainment such as The Blue Man Group or Cirque du Soleil, or hang out with your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.
You don't have to go to Milan or Paris to indulge in a shopper's paradise. Designers such as Dior, Blahnik, and de la Renta are easy to find among the city's compilations of high-end shops. After a day of perusing, soothe your tired muscles at one of Las Vegas' plentiful spa, or indulge in a delectable dinner in one of Las Vegas' famous eateries.
If you're struck with the urge to get back to nature, you won't have to go far. Venture away from the city lights to nearby Hoover Dam, and stop at Lake Mead for some boating, fishing, or rugged desert hiking. Or take a scenic drive through Red Rock Canyon and stop to go rock climbing.
Visit Las Vegas and see the world. But you can leave your passport at home.
Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery. This is not your typical brew pub; the atmosphere here is more conducive to families. The menu includes low-priced pizza, barbecue, chicken fingers, and other items sure to please both parents and children.
Toto's. For hefty servings of great Mexican food, venture east of the Strip where the locals like to eat.
The House of Blues. Stop in for great music or just great food. Or experience the best of both worlds every Sunday at the renowned gospel brunch buffet.
Bonnie Springs Ranch/Old Nevada. This Wild West oasis is worth the short trip west (about 24 miles from Las Vegas). Kids of all ages will enjoy horseback riding - and the stunning desert mountain views.
Watch the Pros Play. Professional golfers love competing in Las Vegas, home to many outstanding championship courses. See them compete in the LPGA Tour's Takefuji Classic each April and the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open each October.
Get Ready to Rumble. Nothing is quite as over-the-top as a Las Vegas boxing match. If you get the chance, don't miss a title match at the Caesars, MGM Grand, or The Mirage.
The Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Tour Hoover Dam or enjoy a plethora of exciting water sports on Lake Mead, the reservoir lake created from the construction of the Dam.
Valley of Fire State Park. Explore many of the 36,000 acres of amazing red rock formations that are typical of the Mojave Desert.
Red Rock Canyon. World-class rock climbing may not come to mind when you think Vegas, but Red Rock Canyon's popular boulders and scalable canyon walls are just 19 miles west of the city.
The Esplanade at Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas' newest destination for high-end shopping is The Esplanade. Chanel, Gaultier, and Vuitton are just a few of the names that now call the Wynn home.
The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace. Exquisite shopping is enhanced by living Grecian statues, large fountains, lavishly painted ceilings, and more.