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Facts & FundamentalsLas Vegas's legendary Strip is not really within the city limits of Las Vegas-proper. "A-one for the money ..." The King (Elvis Presley) performed more than 800 consecutive sold-out shows in Vegas. Who's Vegas Vic? Actually, Vegas Vic is an enormous neon sign (one of the largest in the world) that looms over Freemont Street. It's not all about the gambling in Vegas - in fact, some 100,000 couples get married in Sin City each year! Legend has it gangster and Vegas innovator Bugsy Seigal named his Flamingo casino in honor of his girlfriend's long legs. Aptly named Stratosphere Tower is over a 1,000 feet high, making it the fifth tallest building in the US. In the state of Nevada, if somebody shoots your dog on your own property, it is legal for you to hang the shooter. NLV Runnin' Rebels. If you're a fan of sport books, Vegas offers a ton... just remember it's against the law to bet on the U. "ID Please?" Rumor has it, when Strip standout Paul Anka first played Vegas, he was too young to be permitted in the casino floor. The nearby Hoover Dam contains enough concrete to pave a road between San Francisco and New York.
Vegas sits at 2000 feet above sea level in the middle of a desert, so its atmosphere is dry and seasonal temperatures tend to be consistent from year to year. Winter temperatures usually arrive with cool, dry breezes and can dip as low as 30 degrees, often surprising some travelers. Plus, snow is not unheard of. In the fall and spring, it's a good idea to bring at least a light jacket to keep you comfortable as you visit the next casino or restaurant. When summer rolls around, Vegas can get hot; days when the mercury pushes over 100 are not uncommon. But then, that's why they have all those enormous, climate-controlled hotels! Summer evenings are much cooler, making nighttime strolls along the Strip quite pleasant.
Miles of neon, millions of sequins, and multitudes of visitors have made Las Vegas one of the world’s most spectacular cities. Sin City proudly struts as the most famous gambling mecca in the US. But beyond the glitz and glamour of 24-hour mega casino-hotels, this Nevada city is a world-class destination in its own right.
Las Vegas is a desert city, part of the Vegas Valley, and surrounded by the Spring and Sierra Nevada mountains. Picturesque vistas in the Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Toiyabe National Forest are the antithesis of the Strip’s neon facades. Death Valley, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon are each less than a day’s drive from the city, too.
The resorts mesmerize visitors with intricate, awe-inspiring features. The dancing fountains at Bellagio, scream-inducing rides atop the Stratosphere, Venetian canals, and even Big Apple glitz create memorable experiences that epitomize what Vegas is all about: being something for everyone.
As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas lives up to its own hype with high-energy performances and concerts. The casino shows helped make Elvis, Frank, Wayne, and Liberace superstars, and today’s headliners set the bar even higher. Those who favor legit theatre are in luck with the opening of a state-of-the-art performing arts center downtown. Museums tell the story of the ubiquitous neon signs, the atomic legacy, and pinball machines. Hotels engage audiences with free fine art exhibits, aquariums, live lions, and even a full-service Ferrari / Maserati dealership.
More than 310 sunny days each year make the hotels’ outdoor pools and spas the perfect respite from the incessant sounds and energy of the Strip. From chi-chi Encore Beach Club at Wynne to the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach’s 2,700 tons of sand and three pools, there’s no shortage of extravagant wet and wild fun to be had. For more athletic endeavors, the natural world offers plenty of hiking, biking and rock climbing opportunities. Mount Charleston, 45 minutes outside of the city, is the place for winter skiing and snowboarding.
But the city isn’t all flash and cash. Although it is relatively young (founded in 1905), Vegas has retained architectural witnesses to its earliest days. Long before Vegas was settled, Mormons established a fort on the trail between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles in 1855. The adobe buildings are the oldest still standing in southern Nevada today. The Golden Gate Casino on Fremont Street opened in 1906 and is still thriving today, albeit as the smallest hotel on the Strip. And the Little Church of the West, a charming wedding chapel built in 1940 as a replica of chapels in the Old West, has survived by literally moving three times to make way for progress. Judy Garland, Angelina Jolie and Betty Grable are among its brides.
What happens in Vegas has become a touchstone for the rest of the country. With its loose reputation, the lure of sudden wealth, and images of glamorous icons, today’s Vegas offers a taste of the forbidden with few, if any, consequences.
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV 89109
For innovative Italian fare, the Wynn's Bartolotta always impresses with its amazingly fresh fish and seafood (much of it line-caught and flown in fresh daily from the Old Country). On nice evenings, there's not a better place in the world to enjoy Sicilian saber fish or Ligurian octopus than in one of Bartolotta's private cabanas.
4321 W. Flamigo Rd., Palms Casino Resort
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Perched atop the Palms, Alizé offers dramatic views of the Strip, making it a top spot for romantic hearts. That said, Chef André Rochat delivers some of Vegas’s very best French-inspired cuisine, and the accolades and awards have steadily poured in since the restaurant’s 2001 debut. Five- and seven-course tasting menus are available.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Mandalay Place
Las Vegas, NV 89109
This high-end sports bar at Mandalay Place definitely doesn't serve up your father's hamburger - unless, of course, he happens to be Chef Hubert Keller, of Fleur de Lys fame. Granite-top tables, handcrafted micro brews and private TVs set a comfy stage, but Keller's $60 Rossini Kobe burger topped with truffles is a show-stealer.
Joël Robuchon Restaurant
3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., MGM Grand Hotel
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Three Michelin stars (read: use the expense account!) tell the story at this exclusive affair, located at the MGM Grand. Robuchon's take on traditional French fare is anything but traditional thanks to dishes like truffled langoustine ravioli with chopped cabbage. A la carte and multi-course tastings are offered, and as seating is limited, reservations are highly recommended.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Culinary giant Gus Savoy's first restaurant outside of Paris, this intimate (75 seats), minimalist space in Caesars specializes in amazing French fare and even has views of the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Restaurant Gus savoy features an impressive selection of French wine, superb service and lofty price tags.
From the endless shrimp cocktails to the never-ending buffets, world-class dining hasn’t always been synonymous with Sin City. But ever since Wolfgang Puck opened his first restaurant in Vegas, the restaurant scene has taken fine dining to the next level. Today it isn’t a question of where is the best restaurant, but more a matter of budget and the number of meals you can devote to enjoying the work of some of the finest chefs working today.
True to form, the top casino-hotels cater to guests’ taste buds with some of the finest restaurants in town. Headed by celebrity chefs, these are the enclaves of gourmands who won’t flinch at an exorbitant bill. The MGM Grand has the only Michelin three-star chef in Vegas, Joel Robuchon and his eponymous restaurant, where diners rave about the 16-course tasting menu. Other major players include Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Michael Mina and Guy Savoy who draw well-heeled crowds to their exquisite settings. Guests of the Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Wynn Las Vegas and Venetian/Palazzo can splurge on a multi-course banquet that is a feast for the senses one night, and then sample the numerous other offerings in the same hotel the next few nights. Even second-tier hotels feature a multitude of excellent offerings to keep gaming guests happy.
The best dining in town isn’t limited to a hotel property. Away from the neon and sequins, visitors are discovering what the locals already know: there are a number of fabulous places just waiting to be tried. Origin India Restaurant & Bar and Lotus of Siam are two that offer exotic cuisine and a first-class experience off the Strip.
Back on the Strip, those legendary all-you-can-eat buffets that have been the butt of jokes for years have stepped up their game as well. The price tags can run from $15 for breakfast to $40 for dinner, but the meals are worth it. Check out The Wicked Spoon with their individual servings tapas-style or Bellagio’s buffet that features Kobe beef, goose and what may be the best selection of desserts, including gelato and flaky pastries. And Sterling Brunch at Bally’s may be the highest-priced brunch, but where else can you expect mounds of oysters, champagne, caviar and rack of lamb?
After an all-night poker game, breakfast is always a winner. And in Vegas, breakfast is something to celebrate. Forget coffee and toast and head to Hash House A Go Go, The Egg & I or Jamms to start the day right. For those in need of a bit of pampering, Bouchon at the Venetian has garnered rave reviews.
Any meal deserves a sweet ending, and Sin City doesn’t disappoint. Make a point of stopping at a local favorite, Luv-It Frozen Custard, and order the Western Sundae. Ethel M Chocolates and Jean-Philippe Patisserie offer sinfully rich, diet-breaking temptations that no one should resist.
Red, White & Tunes
333 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89193
[July] Start the July 4th holiday with a delightful concert of patriotic music with a performance by the UNLV Community Band. Plan to make a day of it by enjoying the Springs Preserve, and then grab your low-back chairs or a blanket and relax on the amphitheater grounds for a rousing concert.
Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival
6800 E Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89122
[October] Hear ye, hear ye, all knights, maidens, royalty and knaves are welcome to sample the wares, cuisine, jousts and entertainment of this mythical medieval kingdom. Step back in time and join the merry inhabitants, minstrels, pirates and peasants as they stage historical reenactments, parades, tourneys and performances.
Fremont East Entertainment District
Las Vegas, NV 89121
[October] Don’t look now, but zombies are taking over the city, thanks to a strange toxin that has transformed police officers and inmates into hideous mutants. Survive the horror weddings, ghost hunt, convicts’ bus tour and celebrity ghost appearances and perhaps live to see the new dawn.
The Gift of Lights
7000 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89115
[November-January] This drive-through spectacle kicks off the holiday season with more than 400 animated and twinkling displays of LED lights. Proceeds benefit local charities. Pop a holiday CD into the player, gather the family and enjoy more than eight million colorful lights for a delightful dose of holiday cheer.
New Year’s Eve Fremont Street Experience
Las Vegas, NV 89101
[December 31] In a city that knows how to throw a party, the last bash of the year is an adults-only, four-mile long celebration from Mandalay Bay to Stratosphere. Tribute bands, fireworks and throngs of fellow celebrants will greet 2012. Bundle up, because it’s bound to be cold.
Billed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas lives up its reputation with non-stop entertainment and events. Visitors can be forgiven for being overwhelmed with the variety of shows and concerts onstage in the dozens of hotels and resorts. And since the gaming and tourism industry is the major focus of the city, the event lineup follows suit.
Summer kicks off with a variety of festivities celebrating the nation’s birthday over the Fourth of July holiday. Everyone is invited to Springs Amphitheater for Red, White & Tunes, put on by the UNLV Community Band. There are extravagant fireworks displays, the Night of Fire at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and more pool parties at the hotels than anyone can reasonably attend. And the Labor Day Weekend, the traditional transition to fall, is a great time to visit Vegas to catch the parties being staged at the hottest nightclubs.
For a city that doesn’t have a shy bone in its body, its no surprise that Halloween is a major event. Adding to the fun is the fact that October 31st is a state holiday marking Statehood Day. So pack a costume and be prepared to join in the merrymaking. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum offers visitors glow sticks to find their way around in the dark, along with spooky sounds and creepy characters. Fremont Street becomes a big monster bash with live entertainment. And the many public costume parties offer serious cash for best costumes. Zombies will be looking for brains, so keep a sharp eye out if you plan to attend Zombie Precinct, an interactive event with celebrity ghost appearances, hearse rides and a ghost hunt.
The Age of Chivalry, or at least the Renaissance Festival version, returns for the 18th year at Silver Bowl Park in October. With lavish costumes, knights in shining armor, historical reenactments, jousts and colorful pageantry, crowds gather in a medieval kingdom populated by artisans, royalty, troubadours, and an assortment of colorful characters in period attire. Fall also draws motorcycle enthusiasts, booklovers and those interested in everything from handmade works by artists and craftsmen to major shows.
Winter ushers in a wonderland in the middle of this desert. While the days grow colder, the twinkling lights, over-the-top holiday decorations, and special events take the merrymaking to new heights. The dancing fountains at Bellagio change their tunes to those of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and carols by Sinatra. Hotels compete to display the tallest tree with more ornaments than one can imagine, and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the Gift of Lights, a drive-through event that features more than 400 animated and twinkling LED light displays from mid-November through early January.
Ring out the old and welcome the new by being a part of the enormous crowd at the Fremont Street Experience’s New Year’s Eve four-mile long extravaganza. Bundle up and join the party. There’ll be tribute bands performing on three stages and, as the clock strikes midnight, seven casinos will announce 2012 with displays of fireworks. Then head indoors and toast the New Year at one of the irresistible nightclub parties!
McCarran International Airport (LAS): Las Vegas, Nevada
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119-2407 USA
Ticket Counter Location
Terminal 3, Sun Country Ticket Counter / Ticket counter closes 45 minutes prior to flight departure
Kiosk Check-In Locations
Sun Country Ticket Counter, All common area kiosks
Off-Site Kiosk Check-In Location
LAS Car Rental Facility/Las Vegas Convention Center/Venetian Hotel Lobby/Starwood/Marriott/Hilton