Las Vegas continues to be a top destination recognized around the world. Las Vegas has evolved tremendously in recent years, and continues to capture the world’s imagination as the one destination where nearly anything is possible. Beyond the 24-hour-a-day casino excitement are some of the best restaurants, the most unique entertainment options, world-class shopping and fantastic golf – not to mention the greatest variety of meetings venues and resort accommodations in the world.

Year round, Las Vegas offers unmatched entertainment. Home to celebrity headliners Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart and Britney Spears, and favorites such as Million Dollar Quartet, Rock of Ages, and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys, the entertainment scene continues to evolve and offer something for every taste. Cirque du Soleil offers eight resident productions including its newest, “Michael Jackson ONE” at Mandalay Bay. And, no visit to Las Vegas would be complete without taking in a showgirl classic such as “Jubilee!” or laughing along to a performance of “Blue Man Group.”

Located in classic Downtown Las Vegas, this five-block pedestrian promenade features 10 casino. Overhead is Viva Vision - the largest big screen on the planet - featuring nightly state-of-the-art light and sound shows. The use of neon lighting is a classic Las Vegas art form.

Located in classic Downtown Las Vegas, this five-block pedestrian promenade features 10 casino. Overhead is Viva Vision – the largest big screen on the planet – featuring nightly state-of-the-art light and sound shows.
The use of neon lighting is a classic Las Vegas art form.

While planning an evening of entertainment, look to the growing roster of gourmet restaurants offering unparalleled wine and food adventures in Las Vegas. In fact, when famed Parisian restaurateurs Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy and Pierre Gagnaire chose to open restaurants in the United States, they chose Las Vegas first. To accompany its growing list of world-class chefs, Las Vegas has attracted more master sommeliers than any other U.S. city. Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Robb Report and Esquire have honored the city for its dining and hailed individual restaurants for their exquisite cuisine, created by the likes of Michael Mina, Bradley Ogden, Hubert Keller, Alain Ducasse, Emeril Lagassé, Gordon Ramsay and Wolfgang Puck.

When it comes to shopping, Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the U.S. Designers such as Tom Ford, Harry Winston, Manolo Blahnik, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo and Dolce and Gabbana now populate the Strip at Crystals, Fashion Show, The Forum Shops at Caesars, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Via Bellagio. In addition to high-end shopping, Las Vegas offers several premium outlet shopping centers featuring designer names for bargain prices.

One of the most attractive qualities of visiting Las Vegas is the destination’s year-round sunshine. The warm temperatures make Las Vegas a favorite destination for golfing, swimming and myriad outdoor activities. Las Vegas is home to more than 60 golf courses designed by some of the best in the sport including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Pete Dye. In addition to golf, that famous desert dry heat can make lounging by the hotel pool for the day sound like paradise.

Another uniquely Las Vegas experience can be found at the Neon Museum, which features the historic La Concha Motel Lobby. The “Boneyard” of the museum is a 3-acre outdoor site that houses a collection of more than 150 classic neon signs from the 1940s to present day. The collection also features 11 refurbished, vintage neon signs on display downtown at the Fremont Street Experience.

Hoover Dam is an engineering wonder of the world just 35 miles southeast of Las Vegas. This historic man-made creation tamed the mighty Colorado River and created North America’s largest man-made lake, Lake Mead. The 726-foot-high, arch-gravity dam is 660 feet thick and forever changed the face of the western United States.

Many travelers are drawn to the lights and excitement of Las Vegas, but too few are aware of the spectacular Southwest landscape that surrounds them. Rugged mountains, red rock canyons and deep desert valleys offer stunning scenery and a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities. The region’s favorable climate makes outdoor activity around Las Vegas an attractive option year-round.

Lake Mead National Recreational Area is just 25 miles from Las Vegas at its closest point. With more than 550 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead Recreational Area offers outdoor enthusiasts year-round opportunities for swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, fishing, tours and cruises. The Grand Canyon in western Arizona lies approximately 300 miles or a one-hour flight from Las Vegas. Over millions of years, the Colorado River carved this natural wonder that is one mile deep and 277 miles long. Sightseeing helicopter, plane and ground tours of the Grand Canyon depart Las Vegas daily for half-day, full-day and overnight excursions.

Visitors know when they step out in Las Vegas for the night it will be an experience they won’t forget. Light at Mandalay Bay is the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merging cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Another addition to the nightlife scene is Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand. This modern Chinese-esque venue brings with it all the essentials necessary for the perfect nightclub atmosphere.

Whether your visit to Las Vegas is for pampering and relaxation or for adventure and excitement, Las Vegas offers something for everyone.
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