Las Vegas City Guide
Sure LAS VEGAS is kitsch and at times vastly overrated with countless ways to get into trouble, but there are also many ways to have fun in LAS VEGAS without the sinful baggage. I don’t gamble, but I’ve always had a great time in Vegas. By day, window shop at Caesars Palace’s Forum, the Venetian’s Grand Canal or Crystals CityCenter. By night, explore the culinary scene at one of the many outstanding restaurants along the Strip. For entertainment pre- and post- gambling, take in a headliner concert or a Cirque du Soleil performance around town.
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Cirque du Soleil’s O
The mix of ballet, water and acrobatics is so unexpected that you’ll be mesmerized. With six Cirque du Soleil performances throughout Vegas, you’re certain to find one that interests you.
Criss Angel continues to mystify and amaze audiences with his mind-bending tricks.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours
Fly up, up and away to see one of the seven wonders of the world. It’s awe-inspiring.
House of Blues
For performances by artists old and new…SANTANA has a recurring Vegas gig here.
The flight is a simulated skydive with the full effect of a free fall. No airplane or parachute needed.
For one of the best burger experiences in Vegas, you’ll have to venture off the Strip.
Thomas Keller’s take on French classics is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Mario Batali does Vegas serving steaks Italian-style.
Emeril Lagasse’s popular Creole steak place for lunch or dinner decadence.
If you can’t make it to Paris, then Guy Savoy’s Vegas location is the next best thing.
Its very, very expensive, but if you’re a foodie or win big on the slots, you MUST have dinner here.
Spanish tapas with bold flavors and lots of heart.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
The more casual, less expensive (ha!) Joel Robuchon experience.
One of the absolute best dining experiences in Vegas. Perfect for special occasions.
They don’t call Tony Gemignani champ for nothing.
Sometimes the best Japanese is off the beaten path. Take the ride, it’s worth it.
Southern deliciousness on the Strip.
Contemporary and modern in the iconic City Center.
Modern rooms and suites (some with terraces) and a growing stable of incredible chefs including José Andrés and Scott Conant makes the Cos a winner.
Still one of Vegas’ most popular with sleek amenities. topnotch restaurants and lively nightlife.
If you seek a zen-like experience without all of the “noise” of Vegas, the Mandarin Oriental is for you.
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