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  • Las Vegas

  • All-Inclusive Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Nevada

  • Shopping

  • Nightlife

  • Entertainment

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Curator’s statement

Las Vegas is well known around the globe for its four-mile strip that shines bright with neon lights and houses casinos, shows, concerts and sporting events. Vegas is a catch all-resort town that has an excursion for everyone. It is usually an unforgettable experience. Varying opportunities will allow you to fine dine, explore the nearby Grand Canyon or even zip line down Fremont Street. Whatever you decide, make sure to schedule a show or two during your visit.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

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The LINQ Hotel + Experience

Located in the heart of the Strip, the LINQ is also privy to its own emblematic High Roller Observation Wheel.

Bellagio, a Luxury Collection Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Iconic Las Vegas luxury at its finest, the Bellagio Hotel & Casino offers stunning accommodations, world-class dining, captivating entertainment and the renowned Fountains of Bellagio.

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Renowned palatial-style resort offering the best of accommodations and entertainment in Vegas.

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Things to do in Las Vegas

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Free Things to Do

Fountains of Bellagio - Experience a spectacular fountain show outside of the Bellagio hotel. Show times every 15-30 mins.

Bellagio Conservatory - Experience a mini botanical garden located inside the Bellagio. Florals updated seasonally.

Circus Act - Enjoy a free 10-15 minute show at Circus Circus. Acts performed daily.

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace - Take a walk through an elegantly detailed mall and take in all of its intricacies.

Fremont Street Experience Light Show - Walk the strip of Old Vegas and experience a canopy light show choreographed to music.

Tours, Tickets or Excursions

Blue Man Group - My personal favorite is the Blue Man Group. A fun, crazy and exciting experience that the whole family can enjoy.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas - Explore this famous wax museum and take pictures with some of your favorite celebrities.

NYNY Roller Coaster - If you are looking for a thrill, head over to New York, New York and ride the Big Apple Coaster with an affordable ticket.

Slotzilla Zipline - One of the best attractions on Fremont is the zipline that runs through Fremont Experience's canopy of lights.

Mob Museum - While in Old Vegas, take a stroll through the Mob Museum and learn about Vegas' origin and growth.

Neon Sign Museum - Wonder where all the old signs from the strip go? Check out Vegas' sign graveyard with a guided tour. Highly recommend the night tour option.

Gondola Rides - Visit the Venetian and enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Great tour for a romantic date night experience.

Cirque du Soleil - The highest quality circus performance that you could experience. Very fun and creative acts from the performing arts teams.

Grand Canyon - Visit the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon by bus or by helicopter. Both are great tour options to see or hike in the desert.

Places to eat & drink in Las Vegas

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Diablo's Cantina - Located in the Luxor hotel. South of the border style restaurant. Menu highlight- Nachos add Grilled Chicken or the Alambre Tacos.

Hussong's Mexican Cantina - Located at Mandalay Place. Authentic Mexican food with a festive flare. Dine in and enjoy a Mariachi band.

SoulBelly BBQ - Recommended by a local and located in the Arts District. You can take a free shuttle from Fremont St and go enjoy a variety of smoked meats. Menu highlight: Burnt Ends.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Coastal Mexican twist with inspirations from Baja. Located at The Forum Shops at Caesars. Menu highlight: Guacamole Sol.

Hash House a Go Go - Located at the Linq Hotel & Experience, this farm to table brunch house is one to visit. Disclaimer: the portion sizes are huge and are shareable! Menu highlight: Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles.

Pizza Rock - Located off of Fremont St, this is a great casual dining spot for good pizza. Take your choice of any specialty pizza.

Johnny Rockets - Great if you are looking for something quick, but delicious. Burgers, fries and shakes. Several locations through the Vegas strip.

Vanderpump à Paris - This is Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant from the all too famous Vanderpump Rules. This modern, eclectic restaurant beautifully decorated throughout. Key notes: Make reservations well in advance and know it is 21+.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Dolapo Owolabi’s guide, Kid-Friendly Escape to Las Vegas.

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