When you think of Las Vegas, you think of Las Vegas casinos. They've been glorified in films and on the small screen. And for good reason. They're everything you've been told and more.
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV,
The Luxor, located at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, makes its presence known throughout the valley not only by shining the world's strongest beam of light into the sky, but also by offering cutting-edge restaurants, renowned entertainment, fascinating attractions and comfortable accommodations. It has shed much of its ancient Egyptian image and moved into this modern era with a more adult-oriented theme as well as ultra chic bars and lounges.
Treasure Island - TI
3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip, known simply as TI, is aptly named because of its many hidden treasures. A paradise for adults, it includes some of the hippest hangouts in town, a tropical pool area with a party tub, a variety of restaurants and the first permanent Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas.
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
The spirit of Italy is alive in The Venetian resort, complete with frescos, plenty of pasta, canals, gondolas and strolling performers. The hotel offers spacious, beautifully appointed suites, an impressive upscale shopping center, a wide variety of gourmet restaurants and cafés, several attractions and more.
Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Monte Carlo is ideally situated on the southern end of the Strip and is convenient to almost everything.
From the glowing crystal chandeliers to the sparkling marble floors, an exquisite ambience is apparent upon entering the lobby. Monte Carlo guests are accommodated in upscale, stylish rooms featuring only the best -- pillow-top mattresses, fine linens, wood furnishings, iHome docking stations and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms boast Italian marble.
3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
At the Excalibur in Las Vegas, guests will find contemporary rooms, a busy casino, party-like dining experiences, a knightly show and more, all housed in a gigantic castle.
Set majestically between the skyline of New York-New York and the Egyptian pyramid of Luxor at the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard on the Strip, guests at the Excalibur can discover much more than knights and armor in this hotel.
3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand truly lives up to its name, not only in sheer size, but also in its vast offerings. Located at one of the busiest intersections in Las Vegas, it provides a world of entertainment, dining and unwinding -- both day and night. Recently, the resort completed a $160 million remodel to upgrade all of its rooms and suites, has added a brand new nightclub and several new restaurants.
3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
With its brilliant pink and orange façade, the Flamingo is as colorful as the history behind it.
It seems appropriate that the Flamingo is a direct descendant of the hotel where modern Las Vegas began. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's original Flamingo is gone (torn down in 1993), but the hotel that bears the name continues to live up to its name.
The lush gardens behind the room towers seem removed from Las Vegas entirely, with live pink Chilean flamingos, ducks, swans, turtles and koi fish frolicking in ponds and under three-story waterfalls. A number of swimming pools -- including the stunning main pool with its seasonal water slide and the party-like Go Pool -- make the Flamingo seem less of a casino and more of a full-fledged resort.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is conveniently located on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel features a 100,000-square-foot casino, 13 restaurants and a buffet, a nightclub, several bars, three separate pool experiences to fit your mood and a 44,000-square-foot spa.
Most of the property's 2,995 rooms feature sliding glass doors that open onto a large patio area, a feature not commonly found in Las Vegas. Once checked in, enjoy the room's amenities. For your convenience, large, marble-floored bathrooms and plasma-screen televisions are all provided. Some rooms also feature kitchenettes with Sub-Zero refrigerators and microwaves.
3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
At the center of the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino commands the limelight with unforgettable dining, amazing entertainment and exceptional shopping worthy of a standing ovation.
A ritzy lobby with black granite floors and textured glass walls has close to 2,000 back-lit LED bulbs decorating the heck-in desk, while eight crystal chandeliers line the escalator, which leads up to the main casino floor.
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Take one step onto the fountain-fronted property at Bellagio Las Vegas, and you will instantly find yourself transported to an elegant European resort, replete with lavish rooms, award-winning restaurants and a luxurious spa, all the while surrounded by works from the world's most renowned artists.
From the natural light bathing the lobby through glass ceilings to the fresh flowers and trees of the Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens, whose displays change five times a year, everything about Bellagio tells you that you're not in Las Vegas anymore.
2880 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Circus Circus has been a family favorite for years. With circus acts in the midway, thrilling rides in The Adventuredome and both casual and gourmet dining, this hotel has something for everyone.
Since opening in 1968, Circus Circus has appeared on screen in many films. It was a malevolent wonderland in Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and a backdrop to the foreign intrigue in the James Bond thriller "Diamonds Are Forever." The quirky romance between Austin Powers and Vanessa Kensington blossoms in front of the iconic clown marquee in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery."
New York - New York
3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Start spreading the news: You can vacation in Vegas while staying in New York City. At New York-New York, the ambience of the Big Apple meets the busiest intersection of the Las Vegas Strip. Visitors who stay here can also take advantage of Broadway-caliber entertainment, alluring nightlife and a death-defying roller coaster.
Paris Las Vegas
3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Escape from the neon lights of Las Vegas and enter into the City of Lights at Paris Las Vegas, where guests are transported off the Strip and into France's romantic capital. Dining, entertainment, nightlife and accommodations at this resort are très magnifique.
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
At Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, excess is the norm. Las Vegas visitors can listen to some of music's greatest artists, spot some of the world's most dangerous predators and bodysurf some of the city's largest waves without ever leaving the 120-acre property.
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
You may not believe your eyes upon encountering a tropical oasis in the desert, but this hotel is no mirage -- it's The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip. Timeless beauty, tropical surroundings and exceptional service make The Mirage one of the most beloved hotels in the city.
Guests who stay at The Mirage feel like they've escaped to the islands. Outside the hotel are beautiful waterfalls and The Mirage Volcano. Upon entering the iconic property, visitors hear the soothing sounds of more waterfalls, smell the exotic flora and can stand on a bridge under a 90-foot-tall glass atrium while taking in the tropical surroundings. You may be in The Mirage, but it feels more like Polynesia.
3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
As the bridge between old and new Vegas situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Bally's offers its guests convenience and class with a central location, well-suited amenities and a classic showgirl revue.
Towering neon columns, 200-foot people movers and cascading fountains entice guests inside the landmark resort. With the bevy of dining, shopping, meeting and entertainment options, there's no reason to leave in a hurry. But those who desire can easily stroll back and forth between Bally's and Paris Las Vegas next door through the Le Boulevard shopping and dining area, or catch the Las Vegas Monorail to one of many locations on the Strip or to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
It might be safe to say that Caesars Palace is synonymous with Las Vegas. Its lavish rooms, splendorous pools, world-class shopping, extravagant entertainment, gourmet dining and hot nightlife continue to define just what "doing Vegas" is all about.
Unlike many of its contemporaries that have been imploded into dust over the years -- Caesars Palace opened in 1966 -- the resort continues to innovate and reinvent itself without sacrificing that classic Rome-via-Vegas atmosphere: unparalleled service, majestic surroundings and a true circus maximus of diversions.
Aria at CityCenter
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas,
Described as the crown jewel of the 67-acre urban metropolis CityCenter, Aria Resort & Casino flaunts an illustrious list of firsts for the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. It's not only the largest hotel in the world to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, but it also features the most technologically advanced guest rooms in the country.
2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower has become a one-of-a-kind landmark in the Vegas skyline and, at 1,149 feet high, its tower is the spot for the ultimate view of Las Vegas. But offering a spectacular view, the highest thrill rides in the country, a bevy of dining options and a variety of accommodations, is just the beginning.
2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
With its star-lit glass exterior, you can't miss the Riviera as you drive down the Strip. Its location toward the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, bridging the classic style of downtown with the modern-day megaresorts farther south, confirms the symbolic standing of this property as a place where the past meets the present.
3700 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV
A 24-hour party atmosphere reverberates through the vibrant red, purple and blue neon towers of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, where large suites, ample entertainment and popular dining combine for the ultimate off-Strip experience.
Meals at the Rio are as exciting and rich as the colorful surroundings. One of the most beloved buffets in Las Vegas -- the Carnival World Buffet -- delivers on its moniker, offering the delicious fare of just about every ethnicity. Búzios Seafood Restaurant, named for a small, picturesque fishing village in Brazil, serves the freshest seafood around, as does the feast-like Village Seafood Buffet. Two other must-try eateries in the Rio include Martorano's and KJ Dim Sum & Seafood Chinese Restaurant. Hash House A Go Go has a home-style atmosphere. It serves breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner items that are delivered in oversized portions. And if you've been craving an upscale burger, stop by the BK Whopper Bar or the All-American Bar & Grille.
202 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV
Fremont Street Experience may boast the brightest lights, but the iconic Four Queens Hotel & Casino is a star in its own right.
The venerable resort is located in the heart of downtown, but it has been there since well before the high-tech Viva Vision canopy started dazzling crowds. There's enough classic Vegas glitz and old-school charm inside the Four Queens to rival the light show's best displays.
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
A vision of gleaming gold, Wynn Las Vegas adds the look and feel of luxury to the Strip skyline. Along with its acclaimed entertainment, upscale shops and celebrity chef-laden restaurants, the serene environment incorporates scenic gardens, a manmade mountain, a three-acre lake with a mesmerizing waterfall, a relaxing spa and a golf course. Interconnected to its hipper, boutique-style sister property, Encore, guests will discover even more amenities just a short distance away.
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Practically a hop, skip and a jump from the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport, the South Point provides a remarkable vacation experience with spacious rooms, a variety of restaurants, numerous entertainment options and the crowning jewel -- a world-class, state-of-the-art Equestrian Complex.
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
3121 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Encore, another beautiful resort from the Wynn collection, complements Wynn Las Vegas' repertoire of accommodations, culinary offerings and leisure activities with additional designer boutiques, seven bars and lounges, five signature restaurants and an opulent spa and salon. It boasts a younger, more modern vibe than its forerunner.
4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV
The Big Easy meets the Entertainment Capital of the World at The Orleans, located just a short drive west of the Las Vegas Strip. From the playful French Quarter-like façade to the alligator-shaped door handles, the soul of New Orleans envelops guests.
Inside, you'll find bright festive colors, giant Mardi Gras masks hanging from the ceiling and watering holes like Brendan's Irish Pub and the Bourbon Street Lounge, where you can enjoy a drink and live entertainment.
12300 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
The architecturally-stunning M Resort brings dining, gaming and casual elegance to the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, about 10 miles south of Mandalay Bay.
The resort was created for Las Vegas residents as a locals resort destination by a native of the city, Anthony A. Marnell III, and offers unparalleled amenities, service and quality. Inside the casino feels spacious and airy. The main lobby area has a wall made of glass windows that overlooks The Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza. There are other entranceways located throughout the casino featuring large windows, a rarity for any casino. The interior has dark wood and unique glass lighting accents creating a modern yet relaxed atmosphere for guests.
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa
11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Kayaking, mountain biking and horseback riding are not the typical activities one associates with a trip to Las Vegas. Then again, Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa is not the typical Las Vegas hotel.
Just minutes from the dramatic red cliffs of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, as well as the exciting action of the Las Vegas Strip, no other resort in Las Vegas capitalizes on its location quite like this one. Along with all the amenities of a highly-rated hotel and casino, this contemporary desert retreat also offers an Adventure Spa program with outdoor activities including river rafting and guided hikes.
5111 Boulder Hwy., Las Vegas, NV
Just six miles from the Strip, Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall is nestled in the shadow of the Sunrise Mountains in Las Vegas and boasts more than 600 rooms, decorated in a Southwestern theme.
Taking what was a calculated risk for 1979, father and son Sam and Bill Boyd opened Sam's Town. Their goal was to create an environment where locals would feel comfortable playing. More than three decades in business, Sam's Town has become an indispensable stop for locals and visitors alike.