Las Vegas 2009

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Overview

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Vegas!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Las Vegas provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodor’s Las Vegas features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Vegas.

•Experience the city like a local! Fodor’s Las Vegas includes unique photo-features that impart the city’s culture, covering the best spas, buffets, pool scenes, and much more!

•Full color pullout map!

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400007028
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience Las Vegas ............ 7
Las Vegas Planner ............ 8
Welcome to Las Vegas ............ 10
Las Vegas in Focus ............ 12
City Itineraries ............ 14
Top Las Vegas Attractions ............ 16
Get Taken for a Ride ............ 18
Check Out the Razzle-Dazzle ............ 21
Tee Off ............ 22
History, Vegas Style ............ 24
Quirky Vegas ............ 26
Travel the World ............ 28
Works of Art ............ 29
Walk on the Wild(life) Side ............ 30
Vegas & Kids ............ 31
Alley Oop! ............ 32
Free Things To Do ............ 33
Tie the Knot ............ 34

Chapter 2: Where to Stay & Play ............ 35
The Scene ............ 36
Where to Stay & Play Planner ............ 38
Best Bests for Las Vegas Lodging ............ 40
Bellagio Las Vegas ............ 44
Caesars Palace ............ 47
Luxor Las Vegas ............ 50
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, with THEhotel and Four Seasons-Las Vegas ............ 53
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ............ 57
Mirage Hotel & Casino ............ 60
New York—New York Hotel & Casino ............ 63
The Palazzo ............ 66
Paris Las Vegas ............ 69
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino ............ 72
Treasure Island Las Vegas (TI) ............ 75
The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino ............ 78
Wynn Las Vegas ............ 81
Highly Recommended Hotels ............ 84

Chapter 3: Gamble ............ 97
Gamble Planner ............ 98
The Games ............ 100
Baccarat ............ 103
Blackjack ............ 106
Craps ............ 112
Poker ............ 117
Roulette ............ 123
Slots ............ 126
Sports Betting ............ 128
Video Poker ............ 133

Chapter 4: Where to Eat ............ 137
The Scene ............ 138
Best Bets for Las Vegas Dining ............ 139
Where to Eat Planner ............ 140
Restaurant Reviews ............ 142

Chapter 5: Shopping ............ 189
Shopping Planner ............ 190
Malls on the Strip ............ 191
Outlet Malls ............ 195
Specialty Shops ............ 198

Chapter 6: Shows ............ 215
Shows Planner ............ 216
Shows ............ 219
Fine Arts ............ 235

Chapter 7: After Dark ............ 237
After Dark Planner ............ 238
Bars & Lounges ............ 240
Dance Clubs ............ 250
Gay & Lesbian Nightlife ............ 259
Live Music ............ 261
Strip Clubs ............ 262

Chapter 8: Best Side Trips ............ 267
Best Side trips Planner ............ 268
Mt. Charleston Area ............ 270
Lake Mead Area ............ 272
Grand Canyon National Park ............ 278
Grand Canyon Essentials ............ 295
Laughlin, Nevada ............ 300
Lincoln County: Parks & Ghost Towns ............ 306

Travel Smart Las Vegas ............ 313
Getting Here & Around ............ 314
Essentials ............ 320

Index ............ 327

About Our Writers ............ 336

LAS VEGAS IN FOCUS
Chapter 2: The Pool Scene ............ 87—91
Chapter 4: Best Buffets ............ 167—170
Chapter 5: Spaaah ............ 200—206
Chapter 7: Bridal Parties Gone Wild ............ 255—258

MAPS
The Las Vegas Strip ............ 37
Bellagio at a Glance ............ 45
Caesars Palace at a Glance ............ 49
Luxor at a Glance ............ 51
Mandalay Bay at a Glance ............ 54
MGM Grand at a Glance ............ 58
Mirage at a Glance ............ 61
New York New York at a Glance ............ 64
Palazzo Hotel at a Glance ............ 67
Paris Las Vegas at a Glance ............ 70
Planet Hollywood at a Glance ............ 73
Treasure Island at a Glance ............ 76
Venetian Hotel ............ 79
The Wynn at a Glance ............ 82
Baccarat Table ............ 105
Craps Table ............ 114
Roulette Table ............ 124
Where to Eat on the Strip ............ 156—157
Las Vegas Downtown Where to Eat ............ 172
Where to Eat in Greater Las Vegas ............ 181
Shopping on the Strip ............ 196—197
Shopping Downtown ............ 211
Side Trips from Las Vegas ............ 271
Lake Mead Area ............ 274
Grand Canyon National Park ............ 283
Laughlin ............ 301
Lincoln County ............ 308

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