Las Vegas Casino Hopping is the best way to experience the Strip. Five-star hotels, elaborate casinos, celebrity chefs, A-List nightclubs, World Class entertainment, Broadway shows and high-end shopping… Las Vegas has it all and flaunts it. Vegas is America’s Playground, full of glitz and glamour.
Las Vegas Casino Hopping
Welcome to Las Vegas Sign: A picture in front of this 1959 icon is high on most peoples to do list! Warning, the lines get long, go early in the morning!
Mandalay Bay: Known for its man-made 11-acre beach with wave pool and lazy river. Beach Concert Series are held during the summer. Shark Reef Aquarium is a 1.6-million-gallon predator-based aquarium with a walk-through tunnel worth experiencing, check out their interactive experiences including a dive with sharks. Have a cocktail at Mix for view of the Strip from the a 64th floor. Home of Light Nightclub and the House of Blues. Show: One by Cirque du Soleil.
Luxor Hotel & Casino: Egyptian-themed hotel with a replica of the Pyramid of Khafre in Giza Egypt. It is a 30-story pyramid topped with a light beam seen throughout the city. There is a 10-story tall Sphinx in the front of the property. Most of the Egyptian themes have been removed, a small city replica remains. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and BODIES…The Exhibition are both at the Luxor. Shows: Blue Man Group, Chris Angel Mind Freak, Carrot Top and Fantasy (topless revue).
Excalibur Hotel & Casino: Las Vegas’s family friendly hotel and casino has a Fun Dungeon Arcade with 4D rides. Home of the Tournament of Kings dinner show and Dick’s Last Resort. Shows: Thunder from Down Under and the Australian Bee Gees.
MGM Grand: CBS Television City research facility offers viewing of upcoming pilot shows and asks for participant feedback. Go to the Wet Republic pool party. The Lion Habitat has been moved to Lion Habitat Ranch. Home of Hakkasan Nightclub. Shows: KÀ by Cirque du Soleil’s, David Copperfield and Jabbawockeez. Check their concert arena for headliners.
M&M World: See the World’s largest candy wall, buy unique colored M&M’s and have your picture taken with a M&M.
New York-New York Hotel & Casino: Ride the Big Apple Coaster through a replica of Manhattan’s skyline. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and gaze up at the Statue of Liberty. Check out Greenwich Village’s brownstone buildings, balconies and street lamps and have a slice of New York style pizza. Enjoy a cocktail at Coyote Ugly and watch the bartenders do their thing. Show: Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil (not family friendly).
The Park Las Vegas: Restaurants with outdoor seating, waterfall wall and art installations including Bliss Dance, an illuminated 40-foot-tall sculpture of a dancing woman. Stop here for a burger and a shake at New York’s famous Shake Shack or a chicken and waffle sandwich at Bruxie.
Cosmopolitan: Described as a hipster’s paradise the Cosmo is arty. Marquee rooftop patio has an amazing pool and great views of the strip. The Boulevard pool shows ‘dive in’ movies with movie themed cocktails. Check out murals by artists like Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey in the parking garage. Don’t miss the Public Art Sculptures and Chandelier Lounge. Home of Marquee Nightclub.
Planet Hollywood: Home of Stripper 101 Class and the Miracle Mile shops. Grab a cocktail from the Sugar Factory.
Bellagio Hotel and Casino: Replica of Lake Como with over a thousand fountains choreographed to music. 14,000-square-foot Conservatory Botanical Garden that is changed with the seasons. Don’t miss ‘Fiori di Como’ ceiling of blown-glass flowers by Chihuly in the lobby. Home of Hyde and the Bank Nightclubs. Show: “O” by Cirque du Soleil.
Paris Las Vegas: Replicas of the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe; façades of the Louvre and Paris Opera House. Two-acre rooftop pool open to guests only. Eiffel Tower Experience has a 360° observation deck. Home of Hexx Chocolate tasting and tour. Be sure to stop at one of the French Cafes for a crepe before you leave! Home of Chateau Nightclub.
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: Swarovski Midnight Celebration at the Grand Bazaar Shops is a three-minute sound-and-light show featuring a 4,000-pound Swarovski Starburst. The Starburst is 14 feet in diameter and consists of 900 custom-cut Swarovski crystal spheres and 1,800 points of LED light. Shows: Solid Gold Soul, Wayne Newton.
Caesars Palace: Rome-themed hotel with a life-size replica of Michelangelo’s David and Garden of the Gods pool. Lifelike animatronic figures act out the myth of Atlantis in the Fall of Atlantis Fountain Show. Check out the 50,000-gallon saltwater aquarium behind the fountains, it is home to 500 fish. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain outside the Forum shops; go inside to see the spiral escalator and browse. Stop in Serendipity for a frozen hot chocolate. Don’t miss the replica of the Colosseum and check the concert schedule. Home of Omnia Nightclub. Show: Absinthe.
Flamingo: 15-acre tropical paradise and Wildlife Habitat featuring Chilean flamingos, ducks, koi, swans and turtles. Learn the art of burlesque at X Burlesque University. Shows: Legends in Concert, Donny and Marie, Olivia Newton-John.
Linq Lane and High Roller: Take a 30-minute ride on the tallest observation wheel in the world. Buy a cupcake from the 24-Hour Sprinkles Cupcake ATM on Linq Lane. Check out the nightly Linqs Light Show.
The Mirage: 100-foot rainforest atrium with 60 feet tall palms in the lobby and 20,000-gallon aquarium behind the front desk. Lagoon with an erupting volcano sending fire 100 feet into the air. Home of 1Oak Nightclub. Show: Love by Cirque du Soleil.
The Venetian: Replicas of famous Venetian landmarks including the Palazzo Ducale, Piazzetta di San Marco, Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Campanile, Lion of Venice Column, Column of St. Theadore and Rialto Bridge. Ride through the canals with singing gondoliers and catch the carnival in St. Mark’s Square. A Gondolier March takes place twice a day. Gaze at the frescoed ceilings as you walk next door to the Palazzo. Home of TAO Nightclub.
The Palazzo: Waterfall Atrium and Gardens connected to the Venetian. Show: BAZ
Treasure Island: Stop in Senor Frog’s or Gilley’s for some bull riding fun. Show: Mystère by Cirque du Soleil.
Wynn: Waterfall and dancing fountain at entrance; atrium with twinkle lights inside. Parasol Up/Parasol Down lounge and Lake of Dreams water show. Home of XS and Tryst Nightclubs. Show: Le Reve. Check out the Encore Beach Club in the Wynn’s sister property next door.
Stratosphere: Observation deck with 360 views of Las Vegas. Home of Insanity, X Scream and The Big Shot for the adventurous.
Plan your Las Vegas Casino Hopping Adventure
Print out this map of the Las Vegas Strip Casinos. Go through the guide and highlight must see attractions. Check with the casino for times of the free shows; the times change often. Also check for concerts, there is always a headliner in Vegas! Have a couple ideas of shows you would like to see while in town and check Tix4 Tonight and Vegas.com for day of show ticket deals. There is a Las Vegas Power Pass if you plan to go to a lot of paid attractions. Food in Vegas can be expensive. Join Casino Player’s Clubs for coupons and take advantage of happy hour specials. Group On is also a great source of Vegas deals. Never pay full price for a hotel in Vegas, check for deals on-line. Be aware casinos on the strip charge a ‘resort fee’, read the fine print. Casinos have also begun charging for parking.
The Las Vegas Strip is 4 miles long and the Casinos on the Strip are huge. They are not as close as they appear and you will be doing a lot of walking. Las Vegas has a monorail that offers a daily rate. The Duece bus runs the length of the Strip to Fremont Street, it also has a daily rate and runs every 15 minutes. There are free trams between Bellagio-City Center-Monte Carlo, Excalibur-Luxor-Mandalay Bay and Treasure Island-Mirage. There is also a Hop on Hop off bus.
Be sure to check out Fremont Street and Las Vegas’s Street Art scene while you are in town. Vegas is full of quirky stops. Check out off the strip locations: Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Pinball Hall of Fame, Elvis Museum, Clown Factory, Wayne Newton’s Casa De Shenandoah, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and A Little White Wedding Chapel. There are great day tours from the area. Death Valley National Park is beautiful! Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon West are close by and exploring Area 51 is a fun way to spend a day.
You’re all set, have a great time… Viva Las Vegas!
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