The largest city in the Mojave Desert, you have probably heard of Las Vegas as the Entertainment Capital of the world. Located in the state of Nevada, it is the ultimate destination for people in the US looking to unwind, party or simply, have a really fun time!
Not just USA, Vegas attracts tourists from all over the world, with dazzling lights, beautiful women, the most amazing casinos, and obviously, its delectable fancy high-end cuisine.
If you are travelling to Vegas, be sure to try out its identifying dishes – Butter Poached Lobster and Champagne poached Oysters. If you have some money to waste (or earn, if your stars are with you), have a fun time gambling at the best casinos, or simply just enjoy the nightlife walking down the Las Vegas Strip and The Fremont Street Experience. Majority of popular hotels and casinos that Vegas boasts of are located here and you would really want to get drunk and lost in this bedazzling, sparkling town.
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It is the most popular las vegas hotels, and a must-see landmark. With its fountains and lights, and the statue of Augustus Ceasar at the entrance, Caesar’s palace has the best casinos and fine-dining restaurants in all of Vegas. Games include blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, everything you could possibly imagine. It is also a host venue for live music shows and sports entertainment as well. But their restaurants serve the best fare in all of Vegas : Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro has a pastry and chocolate shop. Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill is a must-visit, as it is the only English pub of its kind in the Las Vegas Strip. Beijing Noodle No. 9 serves Chinese delicacies, while Wolfgang Puck’s Spago also serves Michelin starred dishes to die for.
The Bellagio :
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Inspired by the town in Italy, the Bellagio is one of the best hotels in las vegas, known for its elegance and the Fountains of Bellagio. With over 3950 rooms, its sheer size and grandeur are jaw-dropping. With not one but fourteen different restaurants serving all kinds of delectable fare, The Prime Steakhouse, Lago, Picasso, Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and The Buffet are worth the visit.
Be sure to check out their Gallery of Fine Arts, the conservatory and the botanical gardens of the Bellagio. It is also the proud winner of the AAA Five Diamond Awards 15 years in a row!
New York-New York Hotel & Casino:
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Located at Las Vegas Boulevard, The NYNY architecture is basically inspired by the New York skyline. With amazing replicas of the Empire State Building,The Statue of Liberty, The Chrysler Building,etc. NYNY has many attractions, but the one to die for is their “Manhattan Express” or “Roller Coster” — It is a roller coaster within the hotel itself that has coaches themed like New York taxicabs, travelling throughout the entire estate. NYNY also hosts Zumanity, an adult-themed show from Cirque du Soleil, with the theatre arranged like a cabaret, with bar stools instead of normal seats. Restaurants like Shake Shack, ESPN Zone and Tom’s Urban are worth the visit.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino:
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Themed to the city of Paris, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has a whooping 540ft replica of the Eiffel Tower in its property. It is the host of many live shows and movies are shot here a lot , mostly because of the French theme, right in the middle of Vegas. Owned by the Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Paris boasts of Gordon Ramsay Steak : another restaurant that you should try out if you are a steak lover travelling to Vegas. The Chateau Nightclub and Hexx Kitchen and Bar are good to try out as well, but what you must not miss is the Hexx Chocolate and Confexxions : the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker of Vegas, and The Beer Park : a rooftop grill and bar operated by Budweiser.
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With the largest operating casino in the world, the Venetian is a must-visit if you are looking for some serious gambling fun. Its architecture is inspired by the city of Venice,Italy with the Palazzo Ducale, the Rialto Bridge, the Lion of Venice Column and St.Mark’s Campanile to name a few.
Be sure to visit the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, and the four theatres : The Opaline, The Sands Showroom, The Venetian Theatre and the Palazzo : all of which host some amazing shows and concerts. Try the TAO nightclub for some intoxicating times, or tie the knot with your loved one at the Venetian Chapel. Be sure not to do them in the order mentioned, or you might be looking at some hard times the next morning !
Fremont Hotel and Casino:
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Located on The Fremont Street experience, The Fremont Hotel and Casino has been featured in many movies and TV shows. The casino is operated by Boyd Gaming, and is a must visit. Try out their sushi – it’s the best Vegas has to offer. Tony Roma’s Steak and Lobster and the Second Street Grill are restaurants that attract the most enthusiastic fodies who visit this place. If you are in Vegas, be sure to atleast spend a day here!
Luxor Hotel & Casino:
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Designed inspired to the ancient city of Thebes,Egypt, The Luxor is famed for its sheer size and brilliance — the 9th largest hotel in the world, 6th in Vegas itself. Easily recognisable because of the architecture, The Luxor has a giant pyramid, an obelisk and a statue of the Great Sphinx of Giza — a great example of post-modern architecture. It has the largest Atrium in the world and if you are visiting the Luxor, be sure to check out their shows: Criss Angel Mindfreak and Fantasy(a topless striptease famous in all of Vegas). Relax and unwind at the LAX Nightclub, but what will catch your eye is the Luxor Sky Beam : the strongest beam of light in the world, created by focusing the light of xenon lamps by curved mirrors. On a clear night it is visible from over 440kms away! Dine at the Tender Steakhouse, the Pyramid Cafe, Rice n Company or simply have fun at Tacos n Tequilla. Dessert lovers be sure to check out the Blizz, and if you are looking for something more rustic, like a pizza , Slice of Vegas is where you should head to.
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When it opened, The Mirage was the largest hotel in the world with its Polynesian themed Y-structure and over 3000 rooms. With magic shows and theatres, what is different in The Mirage, is that you would find an assortment of the most amazing wild animals in the Mirage Habitat. Featuring a 53ft tall aquarium with over a 1000 specimens of aquatic life, The Mirage also boasts of an artificail volcano, which erupts at night! Bare is a poolside lounge where women go topless, and you need age identification to enter this nightclub. Tom Colicchio’s Heritge Steak is a must-visit, and if you are looking for some Italian food, try out the Osteria Costa. East coast dishes are featured at the Carnegie Delicatessen, while Cravings has options of unlimited beer and wine. Otoro and Stack also serve some mouth-watering junk food that you must try out if you are visiting the tropical ambience at the Mirage.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
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Located on the Las Vegas Strip, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has two high-rise towers: The Boulevard Tower and the Chelsea Tower. A high-end luxury resort, the Cosmopolitan introduced a new nightclub concept : Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Here you get American classic fine dining alomngside musical performances, while Zuma serves delectable Japanese cuisine and the Momofuku is a classic fusion of American and Asian cuisines. Pok Pok Wing, Ghost Donkey and Lardo are some other restaurants worth a visit, but be sure to check out Eggslut, Holstein’s and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Check out the casino, and the Marquee nightclub. They have a chatbot named Rose the Mischief maker, while shows at The Opium transcend the usual and enter a psychedelic level.
The Wynn/The Encore:
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Two adjacent properties by the same owner, The Wynn and the Encore together make up the 7th largest hotel in the world. State-of-the-art and luxurious, they have combined the room key and the casino frequent player cards into a single one. The Lake of Dreams is an amazing waterfall on a mountain right inside the hotel premises. Shows like Avenue Q, Le Reve and Monty Python’s Spamalot are must-visits. Chill out at the Encore Beach Club, or simply enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the pyrotechnics at the Intrigue, by the waterfall — an attraction which is unique to The Wynn in all of Vegas. Try Asian food at Andrea’s, Japanese at Mizumi, or watch live-action cooking at the Buffet. The Country Club features an amazing Filet Mignon steak, while Costa di Mare boasts of some of the finest Italian dishes. La Cave Wine Bar and Charlie’s Bar n Grill are some options for you to get drunk and yet experience high-end fine-dining.