Las Vegas
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Nevada, United States
Sin City has been cashed up, cleaned out, torn down, built up, and golf turfed too many times to count—and no one wants to miss Las Vegas Strip's next thrilling act.
Getting Around Las Vegas
If staying on the Las Vegas Strip, walking and taxis are the easiest way to get around Las Vegas. Renting a car is advised if you plan to explore the greater Las Vegas area. Taxis cannot be hailed on the street but are readily available at virtually all casnio entrances. Ask your driver to take side streets if you are trying to get down the strip.
Nearby Airports
  • McCarran International Airport-LAS
Airport Taxis
  • $20
Things to Do and See in Las Vegas
DowntownThe StripChinatownParadiseThe Lakes
Although there are many glamorous mega-casinos on the Strip, Downtown still draws die-hard gamblers with its loose slots. Once popular among pensioners and devotees of $4.99 prime rib buffets, Downtown has begun to appeal to young partiers and families alike. Almost any casino features towering frozen drinks, go-go dancers and frequent free concerts—everything from local acts to marquee names like Little River Band, Lady Antebellum, and Jefferson Starship. After Fremont Street cleaned up and installed a canopied screen with a dazzling 12.5-million LED display, it began attracting families with a zip line, carnival fare, and Elvis impersonators posing for photos. In 2012, the city opened the Mob Museum, chronicling Las Vegas' colorful history.
The Strip continues much further than many out-of-towners realize. Beyond the bustling end of Las Vegas Boulevard lies the South Strip, which is home to M Resort, South Point Casino, and Silverton Casino. M Resort is a higher-end alternative for off-Strip gaming, featuring a spa, pool, wine bar, and cheeky eateries like Hash House a Go-Go and Baby Cakes. South Point Casino is the equestrian center of Las Vegas, hosting rodeo games and breaking records for the world's longest polo game. Silverton Casino is a down-to-earth gambling hall with the ambience of a hunting lodge, adjacent to a Bass Pro Shoppe offering fishing and hunting workshops.
Although it may not be as exotic as the Chinatowns of cities like San Francisco, New York and DC, Las Vegas' unofficial Chinatown delivers the goods: reflexology, acupuncturists and a gastronomical feast of Korean, Chinese, Thai and Japanese food.
Paradise has a thriving LGBT scene that includes hotspots such as Piranha, Free Zone and Gipsy. This trendy area attracts a young, edgy crowd with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which has a number of live music venues, including the Joint and Vinyl. It's also home to the Artisan's sister hotel, Rumor, an upscale boutique hotel with sleek South Beach decor and a dog-friendly "Yappy Hour" in the lounge. Next door, Kiss houses a "Hotter Than Hell" wedding chapel, featuring Starchild, Demon, Space Ace and Catman wedding get-ups.
A popular wedding destination, Lake Las Vegas is home to the Lake Las Vegas Resort and the Aston MonteLago Village Resort, a picturesque Mediterranean-style lakeside resort. Seventeen miles away from the bustle of the Strip, the area offers gondola rides, golf, pedal boating, lake cruises, kayaking, fishing, and Jet Ski rentals.
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Top of the World Restaurant

Easter Brunch will feature an East/West crepe dDuo for $32, in addition to the regular Top of the World Sunday brunch menu. The dish includes an Eastern-influenced chive and sweet potato crepe filled with hoisin barbecue duck and another crepe stuffed with mixed seafood including shrimp, scallop and lobster. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For Easter dinner, the restaurant added Colorado lamb chop with rosemary and pomegranate balsamic reduction for $75; center cut Alaskan King crab legs with jalapeño chili lime butter for $75; or petit filet with demi-glace and elephant black garlic for $75. Dinner is served from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

Lotus of Siam
Arguably the best Thai food in Vegas. Saipin Chutima specializes in Northern and Eastern Thai food. Pair your meal, where you can request a degree of hotness, with the excellent list of Reislings, a perfect balance to the spice.
XS Nightclub
Night Swim, the weekly pool party at  XS, returns on May 5 featuring Redfoo of LMFAO as the headlining DJ. Guests are invited to dress to impress in their swimsuits while immersing themselves in the pool as the DJ takes the stage at the Sunday after-dark soiree.
McCall's Heartland Grill
One dish on the Easter menu include lobster mousse-filled smoked pork rack with caramelized pear chorizo risotto cake for $29 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.