With its neon flashing signs, this bright light city is bound to set your soul on fire. Gambling, entertainment, gourmet resuarants, swanky shops and nightclubs are all available 24/7. Vegas is constantly reinventing itself, discarding the old and donning the new. Stroll down the famed Strip and bbehold the finely aged Vegas cheese that is Caesars Palace and sit down to an old-school Italian dinner at a restaurant like Piero's or Battista's Hole in the Wall. The High Roller observation wheel is the world's tallest Ferris wheel which soars 550 feet into the air, and anchors near the Vegas Strip's shopping and entertainment promenade.
Must Do's While in Vegas:
- The “Ocean’s Eleven” crew celebrated its successful Bellagio (3600 Las Vegas Boulevard S) heist in front of the resort’s dancing fountains – a signature Strip spectacle choreographed to lights and music. After the light show, head inside to smell the flowers at the Bellagio Conservatory, a botanical display that changes its whimsical theme with the seasons.
- Hit the casinos and roll the bones, lay chips and double-zeros or put big money on a football game. Las Vegas will thank you – or perhaps wish you’d never come to town. The downtown joints offer lower minimum bets and slightly better payout rates. If you want the full Strip casino experience, try the plush gaming floor at Encore Las Vegas (3121 Las Vegas Blvd. S).
- Everything from all-you-can-eat crab legs to Middle Eastern BBQ to cheesecake is available at a Vegas buffet. At the gourmet high end (40$ and up) are the super spreads at the Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S), Caesars Palace and Bellagio.
- Jackpots come in handy at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop (713 Las Vegas Blvd. S), the once-anonymous establishment that’s become a Vegas shopping sensation since “Pawn Stars” premiered on the History Channel. Fans will likely recognize some of the merchandise – form Civil War muskets to Muhammed Ali memorabilia – the “stars” have bought from customers.