Las Vegas

Easter Island, Machu Picchu, and other celebrated wonders of the world are certainly impressive. But Las Vegas . . . Las Vegas is a land where jungles thrive and fountains dance in the middle of the desert. It's a place that unites medieval England and ancient Egypt with modern-day Venice, Paris, and New York. It's a never-ending source of irony and improbability where you can turn a chip and a chair into a million dollars, or celebrate your shotgun wedding by shooting machine guns. Where else does such a wonderland exist? Nowhere. But. Vegas.

The smallish city (geographically) is larger than life, with a collective energy (and excess) that somehow feels intimate. Maybe it's the agreeable chimes and intermittent cheers from the casino floor that fade to tranquillity when you enter a sumptuous spa. Maybe it’s the fish flown in nightly from the Mediterranean that lands on your plate. For each individual, Vegas is an equation where you + more = more of you: more chances to explore aspects of your personality that may be confined by the routine of daily life. It's for this reason alone that the "what happens here stays here" phenomenon is shared by so many visitors.

The city itself has a number of different faces. For a dose of history, head Downtown and explore everything from old casinos to a museum that pays homage to the mobsters who built them. For fun, glitz, and glamour, head to the Strip, which itself has three distinct sections (south, center, north). For outdoor adventure, head west and south, either to the Spring Mountains beyond Summerlin or out to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead—man-made accomplishments of an entirely different sort. Along the way, you can pamper yourself at world-class spas and restaurants, engage in retail therapy at some of the best shopping spots in the world, dance the night away at rocking nightclubs, or—of course—court Lady Luck long enough to strike it rich. With the right itinerary, Vegas even can work for families with young kids.

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  • 1. Arts Factory

    Downtown | Store/Shop/Mall

    An intriguing concentration of antiques shops and galleries is found on East Charleston Boulevard and Casino Center Drive, anchored by the Arts...Read More

  • 2. Downtown Container Park

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    It turns out shipping containers—the same kinds you see on cargo ships and tractor trailers—can be pretty versatile. At this open-air mall,...Read More

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  • 3. Galleria at Sunset

    Store/Shop/Mall

    This open-air mall in northwest Henderson boasts dozens of stores and boutiques, restaurants (in a food court), and seasonal carnivals. There...Read More

  • 4. Gamblers Book Club

    Downtown | Store/Shop/Mall

    This unassuming bookstore near Fremont Street downtown is heaven for gambling nerds who want to stock up on research material for their next...Read More

  • 5. Hershey's Chocolate World

    South Strip | Store/Shop/Mall

    Chocoholics rejoiced in 2014 when the two-story, West Coast flagship of Hershey's Chocolate opened as part of the streetscape between the New...Read More

  • 6. McGhie's Bike Outpost

    Store/Shop/Mall

    One of the largest outfitters in the Las Vegas Valley, McGhie's rents equipment for skiing, bicycling, and sandboarding. This location, in downtown...Read More

  • 7. The Gun Store

    East Side | Sports Venue

    Opened in 1988, the Gun Store puts you on the range with a machine gun of your choice. When you walk in, you're greeted with a wall full of...Read More

  • 8. The LINQ

    Center Strip | Store/Shop/Mall

    Between the Flamingo and the Quad a huge outdoor entertainment complex offering open-air shopping, restaurants, and attractions has arrived...Read More

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