Boasting some of the most beautiful golf courses in the US at Wynn and Stallion Mountain, the East of The Strip proves there's plenty more to Vegas than casinos. Admire vintage Americana at the Neon Museum, with its towering displays from yesteryear, or sample the delights of Ethel M Chocolates on a factory tour. Lake Las Vegas is the perfect place to recharge your batteries after long sessions on the slots.
West of The Strip is alive with the aromas of Chinatown and the innovative exhibitions at Las Vegas Art Museum, and is a perfect break from the rollercoaster ride of The Strip. Take in nature displays and stroll through the botanical gardens at the 180-acre Springs Reserve. Or if you came to Vegas to push chips across tables, some of the best off-Strip casinos are peppered along West Flamingo Road.
Striking a balance between energy and peace, from the buzzing Wild West-inspired Texas Station casino to the sprawling swathes of green and blue at the Aliante Golf Club, North Las Vegas is all things to all people. For full-on exhilaration, check out the Fremont Street Experience, a promenade flanked by casinos and hotels, featuring nightly light shows and a vast overhead canopy where dazzling animations and video sequences hurtle past.
Head South of the Strip for the sprawling complex of designer boutiques, family-friendly restaurants and jumping country music venues that is Town Square. There's also plenty of gaming to be had at South Point resort. Meanwhile, thrashing around Nevada beyond the outer limits of the city on a special desert tour offers a distilled taste of America that makes South Vegas a speed-demon's delight.
The second you cruise past the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, your senses will be bathed in The Strip's illuminated splendor, as Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay and the names of the other hotel-casinos are lit up all around. The Fountains of Bellagio and a replica of the Eiffel Tower are among the gobsmacking landmarks. A hyperreal realm of fantasy and pleasure, the Strip is like no place on Earth.
"Very satisfied - as expected and more"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 12, 2012
As a South African attending a conference at Caesars in LV, I descided to stay at the Elara Hilton. It was affordable and on reflection well located within the Planet Hollywood complex, comfortable, and offered all the services I needed. The staff were friendly, it has a well-equipped gym, and is about 10-15 minutes comfortable walk to all the main conference hotels in the area. The room features matched what was advertised and I would strongly recommend this hotel to others. Free internet would be a bonus.