The Strip is best-known as an adult playground, a place where grown-ups can do almost anything they please. The hotel casinos encompass every type of design, from elaborate themes of by-gone eras to modern, sleek styles with lots of windows. The entertainment options include adults-only shows, nightclubs, and every kind of casino game you can imagine–and probably a few you've never heard of. Last call is virtually unheard of, and you never know what celebrities you might see. It's Vegas, baby!
See & Do
Las Vegas staked its reputation on gambling, and today it offers every type of betting you can imagine: table games, machine games, and sports books. Mobile gaming has arrived at some resorts, like the Palazzo and M Resort, which allow you to use a handheld device to place some bets.
When Las Vegas took a sharp turn toward luxury and upper-crust accommodations, the city also welcomed award-winning chefs. Look for well-known names like Charlie Palmer, Thomas Keller, and Wolfgang Puck. Some chefs have more than one restaurant in Las Vegas, and with the city's enhanced dining profile, some chefs have located their only U.S. locations here, like Guy Savoy.
Almost every hotel casino has a nightclub, but the seriously trendy clubs aren't just a place to go for a few drinks and dancing. The long lines to get in attest to how popular places like XS and Tao are, and the prevalence of celebrity sightings is proof as to just how chic the best Las Vegas clubs are.
You will definitely need a "you are here" map for some of the large properties on the Strip. The MGM Grand and the Venetian/Palazzo complex are among the largest hotels in the world, offering guests every imaginable type of room. These large hotels also contain shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Guests need never leave these mammoth buildings unless they simply want to.
Luxury stores can be found all along the Strip, at any of the malls. At places like Caesars Forum Shops and the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes combine high-end retailers with elaborate interior designs and entertainment. The Strip's newest mall, Crystals, offers exclusive shops, like Tiffany, Versace, and Dior, without any pretense. The only stand-alone mall on the Strip, the Fashion Show, appeals to both tourists and locals with a large selection of mid and upscale retailers.