Planning a Trip
About Las Vegas
Las Vegas has captured popular imagination as the world’s most desirable destination for leisure and business travel. Each year, more than 35 million people visit Las Vegas and experience its incomparable array of resort accommodations, attractions and amenities.
The city is home to exclusive resorts such as the Tower Suites at Wynn Las Vegas, the world’s only casino resort to be honored with the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide’s Five Star, AAA’s Five Diamond and the Michelin Guide’s Three-Pavilion ratings. Other award-winning accommodations available just minutes from Las Vegas Design Center include Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Encore Las Vegas, Golden Nugget, Mandalay Bay, Palazzo Las Vegas, THEhotel and the Venetian.
In addition to offering legendary casino gaming and exhilarating nightlife, Las Vegas has a colorful history of entertaining visitors in its dozens of showrooms, theatres and arenas.
Every comedy and musical headliner who embarks on a world tour schedules a Las Vegas engagement, and a few well-known artists – Bette Midler, Cher and Barry Manilow among them – have standing engagements at select Las Vegas showrooms. Many resorts feature ongoing production shows that include classic showgirl revues, Broadway musicals and six breathtaking productions by Cirque du Soleil.
In addition, visitors can experience a variety of free, outdoor shows including the Fountains of Bellagio, the Mirage’s Volcano, the “Sirens of TI” at Treasure Island and downtown’s Fremont Street Experience, a four-block-long LED canopy featuring dazzling light-and-sound spectacles during evening hours.
Besides being renowned as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas has also attracted global attention for its culinary offerings. Named among the top five cities in the United States for restaurants by Bon Appétit magazine, Las Vegas boasts the world’s highest concentration of celebrity chef-helmed establishments. Meanwhile, wine connoisseurs will find more Master Sommeliers here than in any other city.
Today, every renowned couture designer maintains at least one boutique along the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas’ numerous retail venues include upscale fashion malls like the Forum Shops at Caesars, the The Shoppes at the Palazzo and Fashion Show; exclusive resort shopping promenades such as Via Bellagio and Wynn’s Esplanade; as well as high-quality, discount emporiums including the Las Vegas Premium Outlets, which is located across the street from the Las Vegas Design Center.
With more than 60 golf courses and a climate that invites year-round play, Las Vegas was recently recognized as the world’s top emerging golf destination by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. Courses designed by Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and other top names lure thousands of golf enthusiasts to the Las Vegas links each year.