While you used to gamble away your money in the city’s casinos, today the dollar bills are changing hands more and more in the shopping centers. Here are the top addresses for a makeover of your wardrobe at home:
shopping temple at the south end of the strip with over 150 shops and 12 restaurants spread over 22 buildings. www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com
Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood
An exquisite, almost 2.5 km long shopping mile with 170 shops and 15 restaurants. www.miraclemileshopslv.com
Fashion Show Mall
On an area of more than 185,000 square meters, more than 200 shops offer something for every taste and every budget. www.thefashionshow.com
Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
Luxurious shopping promenade with more than 140 shops, galleries, restaurants and upscale boutiques. www.caesarspalace.com
Grand Canal Shoppes at the Hotel Venetian
Shopping on the Grand Canal. There are elegant shops, galleries and boutiques. Various cafes and restaurants on the (covered and fully air-conditioned) St. Mark’s Square invite you to relax. www.venetian.com
Nobel shopping mile with designer boutiques, including Manolo Blahnik, Cartier and Dior. www.wynnlasvegas.com/Amenities/Shops
Grand Bazaar Shops
According to topschoolsintheusa, between Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, directly on the Strip, is the partially covered 4,100m² shopping area Grand Bazaar Shops with around 120 shops. Here the visitor is given a global shopping experience – from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, London’s Portobello Road, New York City ‘s Grand Central Terminal, San Francisco ‘s Ferry Buildings to the fictional night market somewhere in Asia. A colorful culinary potpourri with Turkish ice cream, Belgian waffles, Hawaiian cookies, handmade truffles, Arabic shawarma, Asian noodle dishes and of course burgers and sandwiches complete this program. The highlight of the Grand Bazaar Shops is the Swarovski store with an almost five-meter-long halo made of 924 Swarovski crystals. At a height of 24 meters, it outshines the Grand Bazaar Shops every night at midnight in a three-minute light and music show. www.lasvegas.com
Outlet Shopping in Las Vegas
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets: 875 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106; www.premiumoutlets.com
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets: 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89123; www.premiumoutlets.com
Eating, Drinking, Evening Entertainment
Nightclubs, Bars & Pool Parties
Eating and drinking
Of course they still exist, the legendary all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas coffee shop breakfast options and the classic steakhouses with red velvet and leather seating areas. But when it comes to culinary delights, good taste is becoming more and more popular in Las Vegas. A current list of all restaurants in the city can be found at www.visitlasvegas.com/restaurants .
Spago Las Vegas is now an outstanding trendsetter for cuisine, service and style. The Spago has been synonymous with good food and famous guests for years. The restaurant offers seasonal American cuisine with influences from around the world and the special touch of Austrian master chef Wolfgang Puck. The menu is enhanced by an uncompromising international wine list and cocktails from the Spago Bar, the premier meeting place for celebrities. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Hotel, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite G-1, Las Vegas, NV 89109. www.wolfgangpuck.com ( Route )
Five50 at Aria Resort & Casino: The world’s most iconic pizzerias combine with the biggest bar scenes. A large selection of homemade pizzas, draft beer, snacks, pasta and desserts are on the menu. Located on the Casino Level at Aria Resort & Casino by Sports & Race Betting. 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89149. www.aria.com
Vintner Grill: The Vintner Grill is an American bistro in Summerlin. From a business lunch to a gala dinner, or a first date to a family celebration, it offers a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. The architecture of the bistro combined with the simplicity of the modern furnishings conveys a casual elegance. 10100 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, Tel 702-214-5590. www.vglasvegas.com/in ( Route )
Botero at the Wynn: Hotel owner Steve Wynn has been vegan for some time and ensures that all of his restaurants have a good selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. In addition to a five-course vegan menu, the Botero also offers first-class steaks and seafood and a selection of seasonal dishes in an elegant and modern ambience. www.wynnlasvegas.com
Connecting the ‘New York-New York’ and the ‘Monte Carlo Hotel’, the MGM Group has opened the first restaurant and entertainment park on the western part of the Strip. the parka central meeting point with entertainment and a variety of restaurants. The park has an integrated environmental sustainability program that includes energy and water conservation, waste management, state-of-the-art technology and much more. The landscape architects combine native desert plants that can survive in the hot and dry area with little water, complemented by older trees. The vegetation, the water features and artistic shades make it possible for guests to use the park all year round. The marble floor serves as a natural cooling element.
After sunset, you can experience the park illuminated with various light effects and the sounds of the Opera Air venues.
The Park also has a diverse culinary concept. Shake Shack offers authentic American food, and the Beer Garden offers live music and fun games. For those who love waffles, the Bruxie restaurant is the place to be, where you can find many unusual variations. Pizza and pasta can be found at California Pizza Kitchen and Japanese food at Sake Rok.
In the evening
Whether bar, pub, disco, nightclub or casino. In Las Vegas, there are hundreds of ways to while away the nights out of bed. Here are a few addresses to choose from:
Nightclubs in Las Vegas
The nightclubs in Las Vegas with their DJ’s are magnets for young party animals. The only requirement is the hip Las Vegas style dress code, otherwise there is no admission to the clubs. www.vegas.com
The Eyecandy Sound Lounge & Bar at Mandalay Bay
The Bank at Bellagio
Center Bar & Luxe Bar at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Nightlife at MGM Grand
Trendy: nightly pool parties
More and more hotel pools invite you to hot party nights. For example, the “Encore Beach Club” which is joined by the Surrender Nightclub, or the “Tao Beach” in the Venetian, an Asian-style nightclub-beach club. taobeach.com
Foxtail Nightclub – Luxurious nightclub with stylish interior design and spectacular outdoor pool. Two blackjack tables, music, celebrity appearances.
2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89109; sbe.com/nightlife/
Encore Beach Club at Night
Exceptional museums and action-packed fun for both children and adults
It is obvious that a modern metropolis like Las Vegas does not offer dusty museums, but primarily fun and action. Of course, this also applies in particular to children and families.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes you on a journey through time from dinosaurs to today’s wildlife. Whales, sharks and wildlife from Nevada, the African deserts and rainforests are on display here.
For those who prefer to see the animal kingdom in real life, take a trip to the Flamingo Hotel’s Flamingo Wildlife Habitat , where Chilean flamingos, swans, ducks, koi fish and turtles can be seen.
Also worth seeing is Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat , home of the famous white tigers. But there are also white lions, snow leopards, black panthers and golden tigers. In the adjacent Dolphin Habitat , dolphins can be observed in their natural behavior and at play. At Mandalay Bay Hotel ‘s Shark Reef Aquarium , visitors wander through replicas of ancient temple ruins and sunken galleons surrounded by sharks and other predatory sea creatures.
The Adventuredome in the Hotel Circus Circus , which is based on the Grand Canyon , attracts visitors with roller coasters and other rides, but also with clown shows, indoor climbing with bungee jumping and much more for guests of all ages. An adventurous ride on the roller coaster awaits the whole family under the roof of the New York – New York Hotel. It gets even faster on the Stratosphere Tower with one of four extreme attractions at a height of over 300 meters: Roller coaster rides in Big Shot, X Scream and Insanity high above the roofs of Las Vegas will take your breath away. For the daring, it’s not the elevator that takes you back to the Strip, but the SkyJump, which enables a safe and controlled free fall and gets the adrenaline pumping.
Educational for children
Less adventurous but at least as entertaining for the little ones is Discovery Children’s Museum . Science, art, nature and culture are conveyed here in a vivid way for all age groups. Teens get excited at CSI:The Experience at the MGM Grand. In this attraction, based on the TV series, visitors can slip into the role of an investigator and solve mysterious cases. There is nothing to clarify, but all sorts of things to marvel at in the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum . The more than 100 lifelike wax figures of well-known personalities from film, television, music and sports on display here have been painstakingly reproduced in minute detail.