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Las Vegas is known for many things some good , some bad, some very bad! I will make this tour family friendly, not too crazy, but extra exciting all at the same time. Believe me you can have a blast on a dime in Vegas, or spend a fortune chasing something you cannot catch. Be awake and aware and you will get out with a great story or 40! Have fun, and drink water!

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

26 Places

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26 Places

Day 1

Fremont Street Experience

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Chinatown Plaza

Shopping Malls

Pho So 1

Restaurants

Echo and Rig

Restaurants

Charlie Palmer Steak

Restaurants

Mount Everest India's Cuisine

Restaurants

Downtown Container Park

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping Malls

Pho Kim Long II

Restaurants

Mon Ami Gabi

Restaurants

Fountains of Bellagio

Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mirage Volcano

Performances, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade

Game & Entertainment Centres

CityCenter Las Vegas

Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Neon Museum

Speciality Museums

Vegas Vic

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Double Down Saloon

Bars & Clubs, Casinos

The LINQ Casino

Casinos

Day 2

Mount Charleston

Mountains

Mary Jane Falls Trail

Hiking Trails

Hoover Dam Bypass

Bridges, Canyons, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Geologic Formations, National Parks, State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Canyons

Ice Box Canyon

Canyons

Day 3

The Cosmopolitan Casino

Casinos

Wynn Las Vegas Casino

Casinos

Casino at Encore

Casinos

jjarvis's City Tips

  • Bring good walking shoes! Bring Sunglasses - 300+ days of sun a year! In summer, bring suntan lotion and limit outside activity, its really hot June, July & August In winter, bring a jacket, and gloves, it does get cold in the desert at night, especially. Drink Water, its the desert, and if you party, drink extra water! Swim in the pools in summer, hot tubs in winter.
    Day 1
  • Fremont Street Experience
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    jjarvis Says:

    This is for people watching and seeing the ORIGINAL LAS VEGAS, its a hoot, bring camera and sunglasses! There is a Zipline here and street scene to rival any town!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Free to enter, its a public thoroughfare to say the least!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Different for the strip for sure! 27/05/2019
    • Neat place 26/05/2019
    • Fremont Street Experience
    Address:
    425 Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5620
    Phone:
    +1 702-678-5600
    Other:
  • Chinatown Plaza
    Shopping Malls
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    jjarvis Says:

    As a local this is the HIDDEN GEM of Vegas Foodie-land. Go check this out, it rivals some stuff only seen in other BIG citys, its small by comparison, but diverse and deserving!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Its a short taxi ride, well worth the effort! Foot massages are cheap and killer!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #177 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Ethnic area 30/01/2019
    • The Best Plaza in Chinatown 27/08/2018
    • Chinatown Plaza
    Address:
    4205 Spring Mountain Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89102-8739
    Phone:
    +1 702-221-8448
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Pho So 1
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese)
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    jjarvis Says:

    Best Pho in Vegas, arguably! There are about seven others I would go to and call them equals, but this one has a place in my heart! Cafeteria style, simple and good! You will be happy! Cheap too!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • It is seat yourself, so sit down and get your slurping muscles warmed up!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,013 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • Really good 20/04/2019
    • Best Pho in Las Vegas 08/02/2019
    • Pho So 1
    Address:
    4745 Spring Mountain Rd Ste A
    Las Vegas, NV 89102-8709
    Phone:
    +1 702-252-3934
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
  • Echo and Rig
    Restaurants (American, Steakhouse)
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    jjarvis Says:

    Want to get Fancy, this place will work your stomach muscles! Beef and beef is on the menu, get some beef here! I love the take out cuts, its pricey, but sublime!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lunch is less expensive and trendy! Shopping close by at Tivoli Village
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #74 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beef!!!! 24/05/2019
    • Anniversary dinner 18/05/2019
    • Echo and Rig
    Address:
    440 S Rampart, at Tivoli Village
    Las Vegas, NV 89145
    Phone:
    +1 702-489-3525
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Charlie Palmer Steak
    Restaurants (American, Steakhouse)
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    jjarvis Says:

    Best Steak in town, hands down, and not in a casino, bonus! Check in enjoy a steak, and live the high life!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Order Steak and have a drin kat the bar before!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #291 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A little know Vegas bargain! 09/05/2019
    • Ignored and expensive 08/05/2019
    • Charlie Palmer Steak
    Address:
    3960 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-1046
    Phone:
    +1 702-632-5120
    Price range:
    US$60 - US$75
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Mount Everest India's Cuisine
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    jjarvis Says:

    Best in Vegas, off strip in a strip mall , actually in a former Burger King, but it works! Love the spices and the dishes, they nail it, its a Buffet too $20+ and you are happy as a fat budda!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Family
    Tips
    • try everything, so small bites, get one of everything, you will thank me!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #728 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • Used to be great; now...meh 07/05/2019
    • Great food 03/04/2019
    • Mount Everest India's Cuisine
    Address:
    3641 W Sahara Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89102-5870
    Phone:
    702-892-0950
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Downtown Container Park
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping Malls
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    jjarvis Says:

    New downtown area of Las Vegas is happening, its a hipster scene, but really cool. Food, bars, fire breathing steel preying mantis! It really has it all!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • All containers for stores and food establishments, think green!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Neat to see 26/05/2019
    • Family fun 19/05/2019
    • Downtown Container Park
    Address:
    707 Fremont St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-5615
    Phone:
    +1 702-359-9982
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • Pho Kim Long II
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese, Soups)
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    jjarvis Says:

    My personal favorite for Pho in Vegas, no really this is the best one! Plus great chinese menu to rival San Fran china town, just kidding, but its really really good!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Thai tea goes with everything you could want to order! Get one!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #314 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pho 29/04/2019
    • Best Pho in Vegas 25/04/2019
    • Pho Kim Long II
    Address:
    4023 Spring Mountain Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89102-8614
    Phone:
    +1 702-220-3613
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
  • Mon Ami Gabi
    Restaurants (European)
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    jjarvis Says:

    Have a dinner on Las Vegas Blvd, its a once in a lifetime view. Do it, its reasonably priced and french worth it! Get a reso!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get a RESO! They get slammed!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice view 26/05/2019
    • Yum 26/05/2019
    • Mon Ami Gabi
    Address:
    3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Paris Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4345
    Phone:
    +1 702-944-4224
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$80
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Fountains of Bellagio
    Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    jjarvis Says:

    Best Free show in Vegas! You must see it, its amazing, bring the whole family!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get out of the car and walk the sidewalk for best effect!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Fountain 26/05/2019
    • 6 min water fountain show 26/05/2019
    • Fountains of Bellagio
    Address:
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Bellagio Hotel Resort
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303
    Phone:
    +1 888-987-6667
    Other:
  • Mirage Volcano
    Performances, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    jjarvis Says:

    Another burning FREE attraction! BOMBs go off, its cool!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Walk the sidewalk on this one too!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 88 Sights & Landmarks in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • All the excitement of a Volcano and none of the Danger. 22/05/2019
    • You can actually feel the heat from the flames! 20/05/2019
    • Mirage Volcano
    Address:
    3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Mirage Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8907
    Phone:
    +1 702-791-7111
    Other:
  • The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    jjarvis Says:

    Do the loop de loo....its fun! Get silly for a change!

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Big weekends, long wait!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 313 Fun & Games in Las Vegas
    • Ok roller coaster 09/05/2019
    • Can't fault it 09/05/2019
    • The Big Apple Coaster & Arcade
    Address:
    3790 Las Vegas Blvd S
    New York-New York Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4338
    Phone:
    +1 866-815-4365
    Other:
  • CityCenter Las Vegas
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Get your wallet and get something expensive! Shopping is in season every day!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Not sure if they ever have sales? hmmmm
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #127 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Fine Art 24/03/2019
    • A developing project 16/01/2019
    • CityCenter Las Vegas
    Other:
  • The Neon Museum
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Get a picture of the history they tore down in Vegas!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • Admissioni fee, and its off the beaten path, but photo ops abound. I think you have to hide your camera though?
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old Las Vegas 26/05/2019
    • Very neat place 26/05/2019
    • The Neon Museum
    Address:
    770 Las Vegas Blvd N
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-2010
    Phone:
    +1 702-387-6366
    Price range:
    US$22 - US$22
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Vegas Vic
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Most Iconic image in Vegas as I see it! Howdy Partner!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Its on Fremont Street Experience, park and walk, or taxi in!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #135 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Vic 24/03/2019
    • Sign not working 30/09/2018
    • Vegas Vic
    Address:
    Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Double Down Saloon
    Bars & Clubs, Casinos
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    jjarvis Says:

    WORST DIVE BAR in TOWN. Its bad, but oh so good. Have some ASS JUICE, its good, have some SHUT UP AND DRINK, its do bad! Its not a gay bar, but its in the gay bar section. Not for the faint of heart, seriously! BEWARE!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • SHUT UP AND DRINK!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 79 Casinos & Gambling in Las Vegas
    • Neat dive bar 24/01/2019
    • Best Dive Bar in Vegas!!! 04/12/2018
    • Double Down Saloon
    Address:
    4640 Paradise Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89169-8000
    Phone:
    +1 702-791-5775
    Other:
  • The LINQ Casino
    Casinos
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Upgraded and hip, get some food drink or take a ride on the LARGEST FERRIS WHEEL!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bring walking shoes and wallet for a good time!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #337 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • NOT A GOOD PLACE 23/05/2019
    • Very disappointing and unreasonable extra charges 23/05/2019
    • The LINQ Casino
    Address:
    3535 Las Vegas Blvd S
    The LINQ Hotel
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8921
    Phone:
    +1 800-634-6441
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Mount Charleston
    Mountains
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Want to get away, drive 1 hour and you are away from Vegas! Its peaceful! Promise!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Dont do the drive in WINTER, too snowy!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • We love Mount Charleston! 21/05/2019
    • Beautiful 15/05/2019
    • Mount Charleston
    Address:
    Robbers Roost Trail
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Phone:
    +1 702-872-5486
    Other:
  • Mary Jane Falls Trail
    Hiking Trails
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Hike this trail to a waterfall, water in the desert, why yes!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring water regardless, about 2 hours up and back!
    From the community
    Ranked #77 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Don't Let this Trail Fool You 02/05/2019
    • Mary Jane in the winter 20/03/2019
    • Mary Jane Falls Trail
    Phone:
    +1 888-559-1888
    Other:
  • Hoover Dam Bypass
    Bridges, Canyons, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Get a picture of the dam from above. Dont miss the turnoff, it comes up QUICK!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Do Not miss the turnoff or you are in Arizona for a few minutes!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just another dam road 26/05/2019
    • We take EVERY out-of-town visitor here! 25/05/2019
    • Hoover Dam Bypass
    Address:
    U.S. Route 93
    Las Vegas, NV
    Phone:
    +1 702-494-2517
    Other:
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
    Geologic Formations, National Parks, State Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Canyons
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Best park and hiking in the area! 100s of trails, and rockfalls, all levels of difficulty or just a bench for the weary gambler to hide from the casino boss.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring Water! $20 fee at the gate I think?
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Visitor center and drive 27/05/2019
    • Beautiful place 26/05/2019
    • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
    Address:
    3205 Nevada 159
    Las Vegas, NV 89161
    Phone:
    +1 702-515-5350
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ice Box Canyon
    Canyons
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    One of the best hikes, but be prepared, its cold in Ice Box Canyon! COLD, since its in the shade year round!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Dont go in WINTER, its too cold@!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #129 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Cool part of Red Rock... 06/02/2019
    • Really liked this 13/01/2019
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • The Cosmopolitan Casino
    Casinos
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    Best in Class! Pony up and bet the ponies, or party like a pony! As they say, just enough of not right! Vegas party casino!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Right in the middle of the action!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Racist 26/05/2019
    • Ok 26/05/2019
    • The Cosmopolitan Casino
    Address:
    3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4309
    Phone:
    +1 702-698-7000
    Other:
  • Wynn Las Vegas Casino
    Casinos
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    First choice in Vegas for lodging! Its pricey but stellar!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bring a bundle of 100's
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The classiest hotel on the strip 21/05/2019
    • Flowers!!! 15/05/2019
    • Wynn Las Vegas Casino
    Address:
    3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-1967
    Phone:
    +1 702-770-7000
    Other:
  • Casino at Encore
    Casinos
    See more photos
    jjarvis Says:

    The sister Hotel is just as good! Go to the beach club pool for the party. Surrender to luxury!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bravo is all you will be saying! Unless you pay for anything! lol
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Attractive Bright Casino 12/05/2019
    • Comfortable Atmosphere 07/05/2019
    • Casino at Encore
    Address:
    3121 Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV
    Phone:
    +1 702-770-7171
    Other:
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