Las Vegas Nevada is one of the top travel destinations in the world. Remarkably, almost all of the Las Vegas resorts, casinos, hotel rooms, restaurants, and attractions are concentrated along or very near the Las Vegas Strip, an extremely busy stretch of boulevard about 4 miles long but only a few blocks in width.
Recent efforts to focus more attention on the Downtown region and the original casinos in the Fremont Street area such as Binyon’s and the Four Queens have brought the spectacular “Fremont Street Experience” to the downtown area. Here are some pictures of the Fremont Street Area
Despite the revival of the downtown area, it’s the Las Vegas Strip where most of the action remains, and where you will find many of the world’s largest and most extravagant hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, and, of course, Las Vegas Casinos.
It’s important to note that the Las Vegas Convention Center is not along the strip. The Convention Center and the Las Vegas Hilton are about a mile from the strip via Tropicana Boulevard. The Las Vegas Monorail is a great way to get from the strip to the Convention Center or the Hilton.
I’m in Las Vegas at least once a year for conferences and I’m going to try to create a simple guide to the Las Vegas Strip, targeted to people who are unfamiliar with the area and trying to focus on how to have a fun time without spending too much money. Generally if you stay away from the casino action you’ll find Las Vegas full of interesting, often free attractions and great food. Many would say that Las Vegas is not a good family destination. However you could plan a trip around family centered attractions like Circus Circus, New York New York, The Stratosphere, the MGM Grand, the Luxor, and more, all of which have large amusement areas and spectacular rides that the kids will love.
Here’s a great list of Las Vegas Attractions
Next time I’m in Las Vegas (that’ll be November) I hope to eat at Chinois in Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops. Zeke Quezada has the best advice anywhere about Las Vegas and he says this is the best restaurant in Las Vegas – a city that has some of the best dining you’ll find anywhere in the world. Click here for Zeke’s guide to the best of Las Vegas.