Las Vegas/The Strip

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Introduction

The Las Vegas Strip is the main street of Las Vegas, with much of what the destination has to offer.

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Sights and Activities

Aquarium at the Mirage, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 24 hours. There is an impressive aquarium behind the check-in counter. Nearby, the atrium of the hotel beneath the dome has a miniature rainforest, with towering palm trees and waterfalls. Free.
Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 791-7188. 10AM-7PM. In the back of the Mirage Hotel is a collection of exotic animals, including white tigers, panthers, and dolphins. $22 adults, $17 children 4-12.
Volcano at the Mirage, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd. F-Sa: 8:00pm, 9:00pm and 10:00 pm; Su-Th: 8:00pm and 9:00pm. The volcano in front of the casino erupts in a terrific light show.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 24 hours. Inside of the casino is a display of trees and flower arrangements, changed once for every season and once for the Chinese New Year. Free.
Bellagio Fountains. M–F every half hour from 3PM to 8PM and every 15 minutes from 8PM to midnight; Sa Su and holidays every half hour from noon to 8PM and every fifteen minutes from 8PM to midnight. The Fountains of the Bellagio perform a magnificent display, set to music. If you have the time, it's worth staying for two or three shows, as it is not at all the same show every time. Free.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (In Promenade Shops across from main pool entrance), toll-free: +1 888-488-7111. 10AM-8PM. May change due to private functions.. A fine-art gallery. See website for current exhibition. General:$18. Seniors (65+), Students, Teachers, Military and Nevada Residents:$16. Children 12 and under:Free.
Eiffel Tower Experience, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-888-727-4758. M-F 9:30AM-12:30AM, Sa-Su 9:30AM-1AM. You can take an elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower on the Strip, a half-sized replica of the one in Paris. This is a popular attraction, especially at night, for its excellent views of the Strip. Evening: $16.50 adults, $11.50 children/seniors; daytime: $11.50 adults, $7.50 children/seniors.
Flamingo Garden, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd. A 15-acre garden with flamingos and other exotic birds, as well as koi and turtles. Free.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Mandalay Bay Resort. Su-Th 10AM-8PM, F-Sa 10AM-10PM; summer hours daily 10AM-10PM. The highlight is walking through a transparent tunnel with sharks, sea turtle, fish on all sides. $18 adults, $12 children.
Madame Tussauds, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd #2001 (at The Venetian), ☏ +1 702-862-7800. Su-Th 10AM-9PM, F-Sa 10AM-10PM. The only celebrity wax attraction on the Strip, featuring wax recreations of 100+ celebrities and famous figures. $24 online, $30 walk-up.
High Roller, 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, The LINQ, ☏ +1 702 322-0593. Daily noon-2AM. Opened in April 2014, this is the world's tallest Ferris wheel at 550 feet. One revolution lasts between 30 and 45 minutes in an enclosed cabin with excellent views of the Strip. Online tickets: $20 daytime, $35 nighttime, family/group options available.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Possibly the most famous of Las Vegas' many signs, this landmark welcomes visitors getting in from the south along the Strip. And even if one has arrived into Las Vegas some other way, it's still very popular to go there and take photos and selfies of the sign.
In addition to the above, there are various characters you are likely to see while you visit the Strip, including Elvis impersonators.

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Events and Festivals

Holidays

  • New Year’s Eve - The US celebrates the outgoing of the old year and incoming of the New Year quite dramatically. Every state boasts its own parties to ring in the New Year, but none is more extravagant than New York’s Time Square, which sees people overflowing into the neighboring restaurants, bars, parks, beaches, and neighborhoods.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
  • St Patrick’s Day - March 17 celebrates the US’s large Irish population. Many cities around the country boast boisterous parades and Irish-themed parties, especially New York and Chicago, where the river is dyed green. Be wary of the drunkenness that dominates as this is definitely a party-day.
  • Memorial Day - Memorial Day is an important holiday throughout the United States, but not for crazy festivities. Parades commemorating wartime heroes are often held and the day is also the ‘unofficial’ start of summer. Most visitors follow the crowds to parks and beaches, which are capped off with informal BBQs.
  • Independence Day - Also known as the Fourth of July, Independence Day celebrates the US’s break from the British during the 18th century. Barbecues, street parties, beach trips, and weekend getaways are commonplace to appreciate freedom.
  • Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday. Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor.
  • Halloween - Halloween is a fun holiday on October 31 for all generations to dress up in costumes and relive their youth. Children walk around the neighborhood trick-or-treating for candy, while adults attend parties. Other seasonal events include haunted houses, pumpkin farms and carving, and corn mazes.
  • Thanksgiving - On the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is held in almost every home in the US. Tourists will have a hard time finding anything to do as the country essentially shuts down in observation. A typical Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie commemorating the original Pilgrim’s feast at Plymouth Rock.
  • Christmas - On December 25, Christians celebrate Christmas as the pinnacle of their calendar by attending church and opening gifts from Santa Claus. Almost everything shuts down to promote family togetherness. The northern regions hope to experience a “white Christmas,” with trees and festive lights blanketed by snow.

Sport

  • Super Bowl Sunday - the world’s most watched sporting event and one of the highest grossing TV days of the year, Superbowl Sunday is a spectacular extravaganza. Held the first Sunday in February, the Superbowl is the final playoff game between the NFL’s top two teams. The venue rotates every year around America, yet the local parties seem to remain. Pubs, bars and restaurants are great places to enjoy the Superbowl or locals throw their own parties with different variations of betting.
  • The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. As the series is played during the fall season in North America, it is sometimes referred to as the Fall Classic.

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Getting There

McCarran Airport is right southeast of the Strip, though the terminal is at the other side of the runway, so walking isn't really an option. You can instead take a taxi or bus, or rent a car.

If you opt for the bus, the WAX (Westcliff Airport Express) service takes you from the airport to the intersection of Tropicana and the Strip, and the CX (Centennial Express) to the Fashion Show Mall. If you need to go north or south from there, take the Deuce or SDX (Strip & Downtown Express) service. These two are also your options if you're coming in from Downtown Las Vegas. See the RTC website for exact routes and schedules.

Expect traffic jam on the Strip, especially on weekends. If you're driving to a casino hotel at the Strip, take the I-15 or one of the north-south parallel streets to get as close to your destination as possible. The parking lots of casino hotels are usually accessible from the side streets, so you won't need to spend time sitting on the Strip at all.

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Eat

Le Village Buffet, Paris Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ +1 702 946-7000. Featuring dishes from five French provinces, the Village Buffet offers exquisite classic French foods, some made to order, and seasonal specialties under a faux sky in a village-like setting. Patrons may, for example, choose to sit in a town square or French country home. Lines can be long. For an extra $10 per person, patrons can go to the head of the line.
Spice Market, Planet Hollywood, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 785-5555. The casino changed names, but the buffet is the same. All styles of food including good seafood. Line moves fast.
The Buffet, Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ +1 702 770-7100. 8AM-10PM, Sa Su brunch 8AM-3PM. 16 exhibition cooking stations and a luxurious selection of extraordinary dishes. Dress is casual. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, with champagne brunch on weekends.
The Buffet, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, ☏ +1 702 693-7111. 7AM-10PM daily, Sa Su brunch 7AM-4PM. Arguably the best buffet on the Strip, with the dinner menu including pre-split crab legs, venison, Kobe beef, and wild boar. Gourmet Friday dinner includes Beef Wellington, Rack of Lamb, Veal Ossobuco, Grilled Swordfish, and Curried Duck Legs. The Buffet has spectacular selections from Italy, China, and Japan as well as fresh seafood and traditional American food. Wait to enter can be 90 minutes or more. no charge 4 and under.
Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare, Wynn, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 770-3298. Chef Paul Bartolotta focuses on the fish, which was pulled out of the Mediterranean 48 hours before serving. Great clams, lobsters, and Sicilian amberjack. Dine al fresco alongside the manmade lagoon behind the restaurant.
Craftsteak, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 891-7318. Considered to be one of the best steak houses in America. $95.
Cypress Street Marketplace, Caesars Palace, ☏ +1 702 731-7686. daily from 11AM-11PM. Interesting and good for the family, with a wide variety of cuisines and mostly cheap.
Diablo's Cantina, Monte Carlo, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 693-8300. Popular Mexican eatery with an excellent bar and a great menu.
Hash House A Go Go, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd (in the Linq hotel). American food with enormous servings—two or three people can easily share an order. Has a few locations, including one on the strip, one downtown, and a couple further out.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, Flamingo, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd. A fun tropical-themed restaurant featuring dishes named after many of Jimmy Buffett's songs (for example: the Cheeseburger in Paradise). At happy hour from 5-6PM they have beer for $0.05.
Kahunaville, Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd. Tropical island-themed restaurant with great atmosphere that serves standard fare.
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd. Sophisticated French Michelin-starred restaurant with dim lighting, ruby red furniture, and spectacular food.
Mesa Grill, Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-877-346-4642. With a brightly colored decor and festive atmosphere, chef Bobby Flay serves us some tasty Southwestern food with flair.
Mon Ami Gabi, Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 944-4224. Nice restaurant serving mostly steaks and seafood. The staff makes a tribute to the restaurant's location by talking with French accent. Mains start at $20.
Ocean One, 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd (inside Miracle Mile Shops). Surprisingly inexpensive lunches for a restaurant on the strip. Not fine dining by any means, but a filling and tasty meal if you're trying not to break the bank. $4.99 for each lunch option; $10–20 for dinner.
Peppermill Fireside Lounge, 2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 735-4177. 1970s space-age decor and waitresses that call you 'hon'.
Red Square, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 693-8300. Unique Russian themed restaurant featuring popular Russian and American entrées. Guests may also partake in visiting the ice-cold Vodka Vault to enjoy a wide selection of vodkas.
Strip House, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South (inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino), ☏ +1 702 737-5200. daily 5PM-11PM. Prime cuts of beef, sides, an extensive wine list and desserts based on the New York Strip House. Appetizers $12-$19 Entrees $29- $55.
Stripburger, Fashion Show Mall, 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd. Outdoor bar serving sliders. Great for stopping in for a few mini burgers and beers that won't fill you up on the way to your next destination. Waitresses are good-looking.
The Steak House, Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 794-3767. Su-F 5PM-10PM, Sa 5PM-11PM. Considered to be a hidden gem, The Steak House at Circus Circus doesn't seem fit in with its surroundings; indeed, it has been consistently voted one of the best steaks in Las Vegas for over twenty years. Beautiful decor, outstanding food, and impeccable service, as well as an extensive wine list. $40-70.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, Harrah's, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd. American cuisine that includes steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and even dishes like meatloaf and fried catfish. During the evening the restaurant features live country music bands.
Todd English's Olives, Bellagio, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-866-259-7111. Todd English's legendary restaurant. Enjoy a Mediterranean-style experience set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Bellagio. House-made pastas, steaks, rotisserie dishes, brick oven pizzas and sommelier-recommended wines complement the dining atmosphere.
H2(EAU), 2000 Fashion Show Dr (in the Trump Hotel & Tower), ☏ +1 702 476-7423. H2(eau) features casual American favorites and offers a vibrant atmosphere in which to dine poolside.

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Drink

Centrifuge, MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd. Circular shaped bar/lounge; every hour the bar staff dances on the bartop or lounge tables.
Casa Fuente Cigars, Caesars Palace, 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd. Cuban-themed lounge offering more than 100 different cigars and a good selection of whiskeys. Try the $40 Opus X cigar.
Cleopatra's Barge, Caesars Palace. A luxurious floating lounge in a ornate replica of the barge that transported Cleopatra down the Nile.
Nine Fine Irishmen, New York-New York, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd. This pub was actually constructed in Ireland and then shipped to Las Vegas. A great Irish band plays most nights starting around 9PM, the crowd is always energetic, and the Guinness and Bass flow easily. Beer: $7.
Stripper Bar, Planet Hollywood, 3663 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Todd English Pub, Crystals CityCenter, 3720 S Las Vegas Blvd. Sports bar with great pastrami sliders and over 30 beers on tap.
Sin City Brewing Co, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd S (in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood), ☏ +1 702 732-1142. 10AM-1AM. Small brewpub with at least 5 of their beers on tap at any given time. First location, but there are 2 other locations near the strip.
Sin City Brewing Co, 3377 Las Vegas Blvd South, Ste. 2120 (in Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian), ☏ +1 702 629-1906. 10AM-1AM. Small brewpub with at least 5 of their beers on tap at any given time. There are 2 other locations near the strip.
Sin City Brewing Co, 3717 Las Vegas Blvd South, Ste. 210 (at Harmon Corner), ☏ +1 702 749-8864. 10AM-1AM. Small brewpub with at least 5 of their beers on tap at any given time. There are 2 other locations near the strip.

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Sleep

Howard Johnson on East Tropicana, 165 E Tropicana Ave (near Hooters), ☏ +1 702-476-6500. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Has a pool, free wifi, lots of parking and nearby to several bus stops. from $27.
Hooters Casino Hotel, 115 E Tropicana Ave, ☏ +1 702 739-9000. Located behind the Tropicana and a quick walk to the Strip or monorail. Guests can expect to see the Hooters Girls throughout the property. From $35.
Bally's, 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-888-742-9248. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. A moderate hotel and casino, but the location at the center of the Strip and the large rooms makes it one of the best values around.
Circus Circus, 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-877-224-7287. A cheaper and less upscale casino that caters to families. The Manor Motor Lodge is in poor shape; the Tower rooms are somewhat better.
Excalibur, 3850 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-800-697-1791. Named after the mythical sword of King Arthur, this family friendly hotel has a large pool and rides for the kids.
Flamingo, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 733-3111, fax: +1 702 733-3528. A pink-colored resort located in the middle of the Strip, the Flamingo was one of the first casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, and is famous for being owned by Bugsy Siegel.
Harrah's, 3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 369-5000.
Luxor Resort and Casino, 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 262-4100. An Egyptian-themed hotel with a massive pyramid that offers interesting room layouts. This hotel is a good option for those looking for a lower-priced but still upscale room on the Strip.
Park MGM (formerly Monte Carlo), 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 730-7777.
The Linq, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 731-3311. Until December 2012 known as the Imperial Palace and briefly known as The Quad. It has been refurbished and is surrounded by many forms of entertainment. The Linq Hotel offers access to the High Roller and Brooklyn Bowl, a nightlife bowling alley with live music. It also has many lounges, sports bars, and restaurants. In addition to the usual game tables, slot machines and restaurants, the Linq also hosts a car museum and the Polaroid Fotobar.
New York-New York, 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-866-815-4365, ✉ nynyreservations@nyforme.com. From $89.
Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip, 3735 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 736-3443. Cable TV, free parking for motor coaches and buses and a heated outdoor pool that's open all year. From $59.
Treasure Island, 3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 894-7111, toll-free: +1-800-288-7206. From $99.
Tropicana, 3801 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-888-826-8767. From $36.
Artisan Hotel, 1501 W Sahara Ave, ☏ +1 702 214-4000. A small non-gaming boutique hotel, popular among younger crowds seeking a vibrant night scene.
Desert Rose, 5051 Duke Ellington Way, ☏ +1 702 739-7000. Spacious 284 condo-styled suites with the comforts of a vacation resort. Sparkling resort pool and hot tub, surrounded by lush foliage.
Aria, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 590-7111. Two hotel towers, nine bars, 17 restaurants, 1,840-seat theater, gift shop, 800,000 square foot spa, pool and 300,000 square feet of meeting space.
Bellagio, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 693-7111, toll-free: +1-888-987-6667. One of the most upscale hotels in Las Vegas, the Bellagio features an art gallery, a massive indoor flower garden, and the Cirque du Soleil show "O". One thing to do at the Bellagio (you do not have to stay there) is to have afternoon tea at the Petrossian Bar; it costs around $32 per person and is very classy, but you have to book at least a day in advance.
Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-877-427-7243. Renowned for its originality and features, Caesars Palace offers 3,300 hotel rooms and more than 26 different restaurants and cafes.
Cosmopolitan, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702-698-7000. The resort's uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the city. The new 2,995-room resort features residential-style living spaces with expansive private terraces.
The Cromwell, 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702-777-3777. Renovated in 2014, a luxury boutique hotel on the Strip. Features gambling and a rooftop pool with dayclub/nightclub. 188 rooms.
Four Seasons, 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 632-5000, fax: +1 702 632-5195. Occupying the top four floors of Mandalay Bay's main building, the Four Seasons is one of the most high-end accommodations in Las Vegas.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 632-7777. Located at the far southern end of the Strip next to the Luxor.
Mandarin Oriental, 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 590-8888. The most luxurious, nongaming hotel in CityCenter. 47 floors. The guest rooms and public spaces subtly reference Asian design with art and decorative accents, paintings of kimonos, panels that slide like shoji screens, pendant lamps that resemble Japanese lanterns, and high-sheen built-in drawers that suggest the lacquer and tiers of Tansu chests. From $345.
The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 791-7111. An upscale hotel located near the middle of the Strip, the Mirage features a "volcano" that erupts every hour, a white tiger exhibit, a 200,000-gallon tropical aquarium, and a tropical rain forest. $75-500. The Mirage (Q900983) on Wikidata The Mirage on Wikipedia edit
MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 891-7777. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Opened in 1993, this Hollywood themed resort has 5,044 guest rooms. 6.6 acres of swimming area, 2 wedding chapels, 3 theaters, multitudes of restaurants, a spa and salon, a 380,000-square-foot conference center, shops galore, and 165,000 square feet of casino floor. start $79.
The Palazzo, 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-877-444-5777, ✉ reservations@palazzolasvegas.com. The Venetian's sister property located right next door, The Palazzo has an extraordinary 50-floor luxury tower with 3,066 suites, along with a 100,000-square-foot gaming casino, and a 450,000-square-foot meeting and convention facility. It is home to over 60 boutiques, Barneys New York, the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, the 40/40 Club, the Broadway play Jersey Boys, and 15 restaurants.
Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 946-7000. A hotel casino with over 2,900 rooms and large gaming floor that replicates a pleasant Parisian atmosphere.
Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 785-5555. 2,500 rooms, 2 swimming pools, casino, spa, fitness center, shops, 24-hour room service, free parking, restaurants and bars.
The Signature at MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd. A luxury suite hotel behind the MGM Grand.
SLS Hotel & Casino, 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, toll-free: +1-855-761-7757. A boutique hotel and casino with over 1,600 guest rooms and suites, gaming, two pools, and diverse restaurant and nightlife options.
The Venetian, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 414-4100. A high-end hotel located near the center of the Strip and offering everything from the Grand Canal shops to shows and connected to the Palazzo complex. Rooms are spacious with quality furnishings although no coffee/tea making facilities and it can be a long walk from your room to facilities. Plumbing occasionally questionable (noise and temperature).
Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Las Vegas, 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, ☏ +1 702 770-7000. Built at a cost of $2.7 billion, this is the most expensive resort in the world, with the money plowed into (among other things) a private golf course, an artificial mountain with a 5-story waterfall and a million-gallon water tank for the nightly show. From $250.
Vdara, 2600 W Harmon Ave, toll-free: +1-866-745-7767. 57 floors. Includes a sizable spa, pool complex, restaurant, bar and nearly 1,500 suites. Vdara is one of the few upscale Las Vegas hotels hospitable to families. 250 panoramic rooms, include a four-person dining room table, a washer-dryer and full-sized kitchen appliances. A non-smoking hotel. From $129.
Trump International Hotel, 2000 Fashion Show Dr, ☏ +1 702 982-0000. 64 floors. Sweeping panoramic views of the city. 1,232 suites and 50 penthouse suites, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows. The Spa at Trump and Health Club.
Westin Las Vegas, 160 E Flamingo Rd, ☏ +1 702 836-5900. 826 rooms and suites offer understated style.

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Keep Connected

Internet

There is a very small internet bar/cafe culture in the USA. Even then most of the internet bars/cafes tend be located in major urban centers. Accessible WiFi networks, however, are common. The most generally useful WiFi spots are in coffee shops, fast-food chains, and bookshops, but also restaurants and hotels more and more have a network to connect on. Some of them might require you to buy something and you might need a password too, especially in hotels.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency phone number is 911. The USA has a great landline phone system that is easy to use. The country code for the U.S. is +1. The rest of the telephone number consists of 10 digits: a 3-digit area code, and a 7-digit number. Any small grocery store or pharmacy has pre paid domestic or international phone cards. These phone cards are very cheap and offer good rates. The once ubiquitous pay phone is now much harder to find. Likely locations include in or near stores and restaurants, and near bus stops. The cellphone network in the states is slowly getting better but is still not as good when compared to other western countries. Cell phones tend to operate using different frequencies (850 MHz and 1900 MHz) from those used elsewhere in the world (2100 MHz). This used to prevent most foreign phones from working in America. Phones must be tri- or quad-band to work in the U.S. Fortunately, technology has meant that most phones should now be able to pick up one of the U.S. networks. Prepaid phones and top-up cards can be purchased at mobile phone boutiques and at many discount, electronics, office supply and convenience stores. A very basic handset with some credit can be had for under $40.

Post

The US Postal Service is a very good and well priced mail system. There are post offices in every small and large town for sending packages internationally or domestically. Although some might keep longer hours, most are open at least between 9:00am and 5:00pm. If wanting to send a letter or postcard it is best just to leave it in a blue mail box with the proper postage. First-class international airmail postcards and letters (up 28.5 grams) cost $1.10. There are also private postal services like FedEx, UPS, TNT and DHL, which might be better value sometimes and are generally very quick and reliable too.

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