Lay of the Land
A compact city with most of the visitor attractions located along the Strip, Vegas is quite easy to navigate. Taxis are abundant and reasonably priced. If you have a car, free parking is available at most major hotels. You’ll want to visit the city that lies outside your lodging on occasion, but distances between casinos are deceptive and you’ll probably have to walk by all kinds of street hawkers to get to them. It’s safest to stick to cabs for commuting from resort to resort and leave your workout for one of the state-of-the-art fitness centers.
Picking where to be based depends on what type of experience you’re after. While the tables and slots still draw players from around the world, Las Vegas has become a premier dining, shopping, and entertainment destination that draws many non-gaming visitors. To meet the needs of non-gambling guests and families with children, smoke-free, non-gaming hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, and Vdara were built with those guests in mind.
For traditionalists who enjoy classic elegance, properties such as The Venetian, The Palazzo, Wynn, Encore, and Bellagio all offer exceptional restaurant portfolios, world-class retail, extraordinary entertainment options and luxurious accommodations. Frequent visitors and younger crowds looking for something a little different will love the new class of Strip properties. Lead by the ever evolving Cosmopolitan, these properties provide a more lifestyle hotel feel with contemporary rooms, diverse dining options, and exquisite design details. Tech trendy and fashion forward jetsetters will enjoy the newly opened Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace where guests can order Nobu for room service, Aria Sky Suites in the heart of City Center, and the Sky Lofts at MGM Grand.