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• The Las Vegas Monorail
, The Las Vegas Monorail runs from the MGM Grand to the Sahara hotel. The route has seven stations: MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton and the Sahara. The monorail is open Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Friday - Sunday, 7 a.m. - 3 a.m. Rates for the monorail are $5 for one ride, $12 for an unlimited one-day pass for one person and $28 for an unlimited three-day pass for one person.
run regularly throughout the city and airport. Buses
run based on scheduled service and transport passengers to most major streets in Las Vegas.
For schedule information, call
(702) 228-7433. Bus tickets are sold by the driver.
Sight Seeing Information
• Black Canyon River Adventures
Experience our narrated, smooth-water river raft tour which launches from the base of Hoover Dam, featuring geology, history, wildlife and a box lunch in a souvenir cooler.
• Cowboy Trail Rides
is a family owned horseback tour business with our ranch located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. We offer horseback trail rides, barbeque dinners and Western entertainment for individuals, families and larger groups. With miles of riding trails in a magnificent desert setting, a herd of beautiful, well trained horses and a staff of professional cowboy and cowgirl guides, our Red Rock stable beckons to guests who want a taste of the real old west. Experienced rider or novice, we have a horse and an adventure that is right for you.
• Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is just 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. It is a scenic area of rock formations and desert with a 3,000-foot (910-meter) escarpment produced by a thrust fault. Open to the public year-round and a popular destination for hikers, bikers, joggers and rock climbers, Red Rock Canyon offers a Bureau of Land Management visitors center and is home to feral horses, wild burros, bighorn sheep, coyotes and a variety of desert plant life.
• Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam is an engineering wonder of the world just 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas. Formerly named Boulder Dam, this historic man-made creation tamed the mighty Colorado River and created North America's largest man-made lake, Lake Mead. The 726-foot-high, arch-gravity dam is 660 feet thick and forever changed the face of the western United States. On-site tours of the dam are available to the public throughout the year.
• Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon in western Arizona lies approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers) or a one-hour flight from Las Vegas. Over millions of years, the Colorado River carved this natural wonder that is one mile deep and 277 miles long. Sightseeing air tours and ground tours of the Grand Canyon depart Las Vegas daily for half-day, full-day and overnight excursions.
• Death Valley National Park
Death Valley is located in western California, 135 miles (216 kilometers) from Las Vegas and a mere 40-minute plane ride away. This scenic wonder has the lowest elevation on the North American continent at 280 feet (84.93 meters) below sea level. Points of interest include Zabriskie Point, 20 Mule Team Canyon and Scotty's Castle. Tours are available.
• Lake Mead Cruises
Lake Mead National Recreational Area is just 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Las Vegas at its closest point. With more than 550 miles (880 kilometers) of shoreline, Lake Mead Recreational Area offers outdoor enthusiasts year-round opportunities for swimming, water skiing, camping, boating, fishing, tours and cruises.
• Rhyolite is a well-preserved ghost town 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Las Vegas near the small community of Beatty, Nevada, which bills itself as the "Gateway to Death Valley." Highlights of the area include ruins of the Potter General Store, Newton's Grille, a school, several major banks, a house made entirely out of bottles and a railroad depot.
• Spring Mountain Ranch State Park is located 15 miles west of Las Vegas, via Blue Diamond Rd., in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The many springs in these mountains provided water for Paiute Indians and later brought mountain men and early settlers to the area. This 520 acre oasis was developed into a combination working ranch and luxurious retreat by a string of owners who have given the area a long and colorful history. Past owners of the ranch included Chester Lauck of the comedy team “Lum & Abner,” German actress Vera Krupp, and millionaire Howard Hughes.
• Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire State Park is only 55 miles (88 kilometers) northwest of Las Vegas and comprises scenic landscapes, hidden canyons and unique red rock formations. Petroglyphs and remains of ancient Native American civilizations can be viewed here and a Nevada Park Service visitors center provides tourist information. The park is open to the public year-round and tours are available.
• Zion National Park
158 miles (254 kilometers) north of Las Vegas across the Utah border, is a popular winter ski resort. Colorful sandstone canyons, hot rocky deserts and cool forested plateaus are all part of Zion National Park. Zion Canyon is the largest and most visited canyon in the park. Here, the Virgin River has carved the river and the tree and grass-covered canyon floor.
• Flyaway indoor skydiving
At Flyaway, America's first vertical wind tunnel, you can break the bonds of gravity and body fly. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving gives you the chance to test your skills of human flight during a single flight session or as a participant in a personalized coaching program. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a popular training resource for sport skydivers, competition teams and military units. Our body flight experience can be your resource for corporate team-building programs and high adventure recreational groups.
• Mario Andretti Racing School You can drive a race car at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, "World's Fastest Driving Experience". Check website for schedule and programs.
Restaurant Locations and
|While planning an evening of entertainment, look to the growing roster of gourmet restaurants and unparalleled wine and food adventures in Las Vegas. A host of fine dining and lifestyle magazines - including Bon Appétit, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Robb Report and Esquire - have honored the city for its fantastic fare and hailed individual restaurants for their exquisite cuisine, created by the likes of Bradley Ogden, Hubert Keller, Alain Ducasse, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck. To accompany its growing list of world-class chefs, Las Vegas has attracted more master sommeliers than any other U.S. city.
|Here's a snapshot of just a few of the area's notable restaurants:
features a menu which reflects a return to fun, approachable American cuisine. Chef Massie focuses on simply grilled top quality fish, meat and poultry. Freshly baked popovers and comfort desserts will round out the menu - all offered with an emphasis on presentation.
• Wolfgang Puck's Chinois
, located inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, offers a hip, contemporary environment complete with a taste of the Orient. The family style menu is perfect for mixing and matching and is the ideal setting for friends to gather.
at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino features a menu of seasonal dishes including artisan dry-aged beef and fresh seafood that reflect Chef Palmer's signature progressive American cuisine. You'll also find rare French and American wines, along with a substantial wine list from around the world. Aureole's visual trademark is a four-story wine tower with its very own Wine Angel Stewards, who gracefully ascend the tower to retrieve bottles.
• Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
offers deliciously provocative seafood from the coastlines of Louisiana combined with the creative imaginations of New Orleans' culinary star, Chef Emeril Lagasse. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House offers the flavors, culture and warmth of the seductive southern city of New Orleans accentuated by quality service presentation & an unpretentious yet beguiling atmosphere.
• Delmonico Steakhouse
is owned and operated by colorful celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, Delmonico Steakhouse delivers exciting New Orleans-style cuisine with a unique flair only Chef Lagasse can offer.
• ENVY Steakhouse
was the inspiration of Chef Richard Chamberlain. The distinctive menu includes premium quality, fresh ingredients from select purveyors around the country, featured in innovative dishes that redefine traditional steakhouse cuisine. Enjoy the highest quality Kobe filet, prime rib roast, Black Angus filet and prime bone-in-rib eye. The walk-in wine cellar features 1,500 bottles of wine.
• Bradley Ogden
's - Chef Bradley Ogden's farm-fresh American cuisine has lost nothing on its voyage to Vegas from Northern California. Modern transportation helps him keep seasonal produce and fresh fish (like wild Copper River salmon and Florida red snapper) on a menu that changes almost daily.
• China Grill
's menu contains over 40 dishes, including favorites like Tempura Sashimi with hot mustard champagne sauce; Lamb Spareribs with plum and sesame glaze; and Grilled Szechuan Beef with sake, soy, spicy shallots and cilantro.
• Michael Mina's
is located in the Bellagio. Chef Michael Mina creates an innovative seafood menu with a distinct blend of California and Mediterranean ingredients at his celebrated namesake restaurant. Dine in an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere complemented by an extensive selection for distinguished wines from around the world. Reservations suggested.
, located at the Tropicana you'll find premium cuts of steak and top-grade fish, prepared and presented with a fresh new twist. This unique gathering spot promises an extensive selection of wines, with everything from Amarone to Zinfandel.
• Lagasse's Stadium
, located at the Palazzo combines Emeril Lagasse's signature cuisine and kicked up game day eats with more than 100 HD TVs including a 9 foot x 16 foot main TV, luxury boxes, plush stadium style seating and an outdoor patio just steps from the strip. Now you'll never have to choose between great food and the big game.
|Las Vegas offers unmatched entertainment. Some of
the many headliners performing here include Celine Dion (Caesars
Palace), Gordie Brown
(Golden Nugget) and Donny & Marie (Flamingo Las Vegas). Also bona fide
hits with Las Vegas' 38.9 million annual visitors are Broadway
shows such as "MAMMA MIA!" (Mandalay Bay), "Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular" (Venetian), and "Jersey Boys " (Paris Las Vegas). Other
entertainment options include concert headliners who regularly
bring their world tours to Las Vegas' showrooms and arenas, as
well as five resident Cirque du Soleil productions, comedy
clubs, classic Las Vegas showgirl revues, and more.
|Show and Performance Lookup
including date, time and prices.
critically acclaimed show has been called
"wildly inventive," "hysterically funny" and "visually stunning." Although it's almost impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that it's a totally unique and outrageous experience that puts the entire audience into a state of "bluephoria."
Cirque du Soleil
offers ticket sales online up to four months in advance for
LOVE at The Mirage,
KÀ at MGM Grand,
Mystère at Treasure Island, Viva Elvis at Aria,
"O" at Bellagio or
Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at
New York-New York. Make your next visit to Las Vegas an
in Concert" featuring superstar
impersonators, is the popular, long-running show at Imperial
Palace Hotel & Casino.
• Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, is now at Paris in a new theatre built especially for this dynamic, crowd-pleasing production. Broadway's biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and follows their rags-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way to the heights of stardom. Featuring such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Oh, What a Night," and more, "Jersey Boys" will have you singing along just like the crowds of Broadway.
•In 2006, The
Venetian debuted "Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular."
The show is permanently housed in a $40 million theater. The
95-minute production includes never-before-seen special effects,
a jaw-dropping reproduction of the Parisian opera house where
the story takes place, and all the beloved songs from the
original Andrew Lloyd Webber production. "Phantom of the Opera" has grossed more than $3 billion worldwide since its London
debut in 1986. In January 2006, it became the longest running
show in Broadway history, surpassing "Cats."
Jubilee at Bally’s
is a true Las Vegas experience. Costumes,
showgirls, the lights, talented singers and stunning dancers
make up this high glitz Las Vegas production. This is a larger
than life production extravaganza that’s dazzled crowds for 25
Nightlife Locations and Information
|The city famous for having "something for everyone" furthers the proof to its claim when the sun goes down. After dinner, you can experience a variety of night spots from elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale "ultra lounges" sweeping the Strip. There is a wide array of offerings, including Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce (Mandalay Bay), Pure (Caesars Palace), Rain in the Desert (Palms), Red Square (Mandalay Bay),
Studio 54 (MGM Grand), Tao (The Venetian) and Whiskey Bar (Green
Valley Ranch). Tryst (Wynn Las Vegas) is one of the newest,
while Drai's (Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall) is one of the nightlife
pioneers. With hip surroundings, signature drinks and an
"anything goes" attitude, ultra lounges have redesigned Vegas nightlife, providing a new way to party on the Strip.
• Owned in part by Celine Dion, Shaquille O'Neal, Andre
Agassi, Steffi Graf and Pure Management Group,
PURE Nightclub is Caesars Palace's newest nightclub. The 2-story nightclub is 36,000 square feet, boasting three separate experiences. The main room features oversized beds, three bars and a VIP area that overlooks the dance floor, not to mention a fantastic balcony with an incredible view of the Las Vegas Strip. PURE recently topped E! Entertainment's list of the world's hottest nightclubs.
• Another legendary New York bar that is now in Las Vegas is Coyote Ugly at New York-New York. It's now world-famous bartenders dance atop the bar and sass customers.
Better red than dead.
Red Square inside Mandalay Bay is home to a frozen block of ice that runs down the center of the bar to keep beverages chilled. In the vodka locker there are hundreds of vodkas frozen and ready for consumption.
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York is as authentic a pub as you will find on the Strip. The parts making up the decor were all imported with the beer. There's bangers n' mash to keep you fueled through the night.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino has a capacity of approximately 1,800, the legendary House of Blues plays host to an eclectic mix of live music.
• Monte Carlo's downtown Main Street Station houses the popular Triple 7 Restaurant & Brewery, recently named by the Las Vegas Review-Journal as one of Las Vegas' "hidden gems."
Eye Candy Sound Lounge & Bar at Mandalay Bay is the home to Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce burlesque troupe. The lounge features a low bar, plus lounge chairs, tiered seating, cocktail tables and features hip hop music.
Mix Lounge is located high atop THEhotel. This fashionable hotspot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges around offering stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs. Reserve a table indoors, or step out on the 64th-floor balcony and enjoy breathtaking views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Tabu Ultra Lounge is located in MGM Grand. This sexy lounge is inviting in more ways than one. Stunning model servers tempt with nouveau classic cocktails. Interactive projections, couches and low tables encourage dancing on all surfaces. The intimate space oozes atmosphere and sex appeal like nowhere else in Vegas.
• From Mariah Carey to Dennis Rodman to Janet Jackson, A-list celebrities have
found their new nighttime paradise at
Tao Nightclub at The Venetian.
Golf Course Locations and Information
More than 60 golf courses are available for play
in Las Vegas throughout the year thanks to the area's inviting
climate. Las Vegas offers challenging, yet beautifully sculpted
courses developed by world-renowned designers including Jack
Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer and Pete
Dye. Each course is within a one-hour radius of the city,
offering challenging play and beautiful desertscapes, flowing
waterfalls, rolling greens and mountain views.
Here's a snapshot of just a few of the area's notable golf
Designed by Johnny
Miller and Chi Chi Rodriguez, Badlands was Las Vegas' first
public 27-hole facility and was named as one of Nevada's Top 10
golf courses by Golf Digest Magazine
• Bali Hai Golf Club:
Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, Bali Hai
delivers an island feel with towering palm trees and sparkling
green fairways accented by white crushed granite.
Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Bear's Best offers 18
replicas of Nicklaus' finest holes currently found at courses
from Montana to Mexico. Bear's Best Las Vegas is home to a
clubhouse that features Jack's Place, where photos, plaques and
other memorabilia from Nicklaus' legendary career are displayed.
Legacy Golf Club:
The Arthur Hills-designed facility features tee boxes on the
10th hole that are in the shape of each suit in a deck of cards:
spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts.
Vegas is the only public PGA Tour golf course in Las
Vegas. Designed by Bobby Weed and Raymond Floyd, the TPC course
features scenic elevation changes, mature trees and a wandering
canyon. As co-host to the Las Vegas Invitational, TPC Las Vegas
highlights superb conditioning, a beautiful layout and
top-flight customer service.
Wynn Las Vegas:
Experience 18 holes of world-class golf right on the Strip,
where 11 of the holes include a water element. Designed by Tom
Fazio and Steve Wynn, more than 800,000 cubic yards of earth
were moved to create the dramatic elevation changes.
|Spa Locations and information
the domain of women, the spa experience has arrived in Las
Vegas. Now home to 4 Mobile 4-Star Spas, more than any other
city in the country, Las Vegas resorts offer the most luxurious
and varied spa experiences anywhere, from the famous Canyon
Ranch Spa (The Venetian), the sleek and modern BATHHOUSE
(THEhotel at Mandalay Bay), to the young, hip vibe of the Rock
Spa (Hard Rock).
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
is a leading-edge health spa and
fitness oasis. Here you'll find a haven to relax, refresh and
regroup. Work out, have a massage or a rejuvenating body
treatment, beautify yourself or just relax & refresh in this
serene, smoke-free retreat. Everything you want and need -
including the only hair and nail salon in The Venetian - is
Adventurous couples can explore the desert landscape of
the Southwest through the
Adventure Spa at Red Rock Resort
. Enjoy activities such
as kayaking at Lake Mead, mountain biking at Red Rock Canyon, or
a sunrise horseback ride. Then, follow your heart-pumping
recreational activity with an indulgent therapeutic massage or
The Bathhouse at Mandalay Bay
's THEhotel is heralded
as one of the trendiest spas on the Strip. The spa showcases a
simple, yet elegant, decor and offers a multitude of exquisite
treatments ranging from champagne facials to creme brulee body
Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara
is a sanctuary for the
senses. The facility stretches over 32,000 square feet and
encompasses 35 private therapy rooms, six of which are multiple
therapy suites for individuals and couples. Relax and enjoy a
complete menu of services including exotic facials such as the
Japanese Silk Eye Zone Therapy and Aroma Stone Therapy.
Experience the Magic Touches of an Exotic Jasmine Flower Bath
massage or a Moroccan Bathing Ritual. Get fit in the facility's
Fitness & Lifestyle Center, accompanied by your own personal