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Las Vegas
Travel Guide

Las Vegas

When Las Vegas calls, pack your sunglasses and leave your watch behind. This party town shines brightly under a desert sun by day and neon lights by night. 

Once a dusty, desert town in Nevada, Las Vegas is now a playground of big hotels, outrageous neon lights and outlandish personalities. Its transformation into a gambling hotspot began in 1931, when the first gaming license was issued. Since then, Vegas has continued to expand and evolve, from a post-war gangsters’ paradise and favored hangout of the mid-’60s Rat Pack to a glittering spectacle.

The themed hotels of Vegas are legendary. Experience ancient Rome at Caesars Palace or climb aboard a gondola at the Venetian. Marvel at the Mirage’s erupting volcano, see The Big Apple’s skyline at New York-New York, or drink a cocktail at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel.

While it’s known as Sin City, Vegas is more than gambling and adult entertainment. Families will find plenty of innocent fun, some of which, like the Bellagio Resort and Casino's nightly fountain show, is free. A stroll along the Las Vegas Strip or The Forum Shops will also cost you nothing. At the Fremont Street Experience watch the nightly parade without paying a cent.

You can also see fantastic Las Vegas shows featuring A-list, superstar performers, and for the seriously adventurous, experience the thrill of driving an exotic performance or true race car.

Las Vegas provides experiences on an extravagant scale. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, is a just a few hours drive away. There’s a record-breaking free fall at Stratosphere Tower and exotic sea creatures at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's Shark Reef Aquarium. Even Sin City’s seedy past is on display at the fascinating Mob Museum.

Though the famous all-you-can-eat buffets and juicy hamburger joints remain, Vegas has stepped it up in the food stakes, with a fresh crop of restaurants attracting discerning clientele. The shopping here rivals New York and Los Angeles, with hundreds of designer boutiques, opulent malls, children’s stores and plenty of souvenir stops. If you can't find it in Vegas, it probably can't be found.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is HK$381 per night from 15 Apr to 16 Apr

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops, LINQ Promenade and Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. High Roller and Las ...

4/5Very Good! (12,085 reviews)

"Love it for the price. Will be back to stay again soon. New favorite spot"…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
4 out of 5
3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is HK$367 per night from 11 May to 12 May

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Thomas and Mack Center and Las Vegas Convention Center ...

3.8/5Good! (14,983 reviews)

"Nice hotel and great pool complex"…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2021

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$272 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade, Miracle Mile Shops and High Roller. T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Convention ...

3.7/5Good! (16,574 reviews)

"I liked the location, just about the middle of the Strip. I wish the pool hours would have been longer in the evening. It closed at 6PM and we were never able to use the pool because of limited capacities. That may be out of the hotel's control during Covid."…"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2021

Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$770 per night from 15 Apr to 16 Apr

Situated in Las Vegas, this luxury condominium resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Gold Coast Casino, Orleans Arena and Bellagio Casino. Casino at the Rio All-Suite ...

4.2/5Very Good! (9,241 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Clean straight to the point hotel. Had a beautiful city view. Will definitely be returning."…"

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Palms Place
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$413 per night from 15 Apr to 16 Apr

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this eco-friendly condominium resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops and T-Mobile Arena. High Roller and Allegiant ...

4.2/5Excellent! (5,549 reviews)

"Fast checkin. Location was perfect. Staff very friendly and attentive."…"

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,162 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr

Situated near the airport, this condominium resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Town Square Las Vegas and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Mandalay Bay Casino and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,129 reviews)

"Beautiful grounds. Fun pool. I am sure it would have been that much more fun without Covid restrictions. Great location at the end of the strip."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2021

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Las Vegas

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
645
5 - Excellent 61.60458452722063%
4 - Good
307
4 - Good 29.32187201528176%
3 - Okay
68
3 - Okay 6.4947468958930274%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.8147086914995225%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.7640878701050621%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Mar 2020

Las Vegas is a bit tricky. My wife and I are not big drinkers or gamblers, and our party days are kind of behind us. That being said, we thought Las Vegas was certainly entertaining. I am not sure we will ever go back but I am very glad we went :)

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

We visited Vegas in early March, the weather was just right for us not too hot or cold. We stayed at the Venetian where surrounding areas was clean, however, cannot say the same for the other end of the strip!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

What a place it’s a amazing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Still an adult playground but It's a shame that Freemont Street doesn't feel as safe anymore . The hotel's seem to be stopping some of their attractions rather than maintaining them. Such as the TI siren show, MGM have taken away the rain forest cafe

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Feb 2020

it's an interesting place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

Love the place!