Las Vegas is not just for high rollers and bachelor parties any more. While gambling is still huge, visitors also flock to Vegas for fine dining, luxury shopping and world-class entertainment. Forget the buffets and make reservations at gastronomic temples like BarMASA or Twist.
Skip the feather-clad showgirls in favor of a Cirque de Soleil spectacular or a smash Broadway musical like “The Book of Mormon.” Music-wise, you’re as likely to see Lady Gaga as an Elvis impersonator (though never fear, Elvis can still be found). In contrast to the slick Strip, Downtown offers a vintage vibe, including the famed neon cowboy and museums dedicated to the mob and burlesque. Downtown is also packed with art galleries, independent stores and Rat Pack-era cocktail bars.
And Vegas is not just for adults – kids love the Adventuredome theme park, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay and the High Roller, the world’s highest Ferris wheel. For a romantic escape, family vacation or wild weekend with friends, there’s nowhere else like Las Vegas.