The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2012

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  • The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas ranks over 100 hotels and casinos- the most offered by any other guidebook for the destination, providing complete detailed descriptions of each casino hotel.
  • Global Travel Industry News and Forbes Traveler rank Las Vegas as the #2 most popular U.S. destination to visit calling it "America's favorite playground".
  • In-depth detailed critical reviews of Las Vegas' best ...
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Overview

  • The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas ranks over 100 hotels and casinos- the most offered by any other guidebook for the destination, providing complete detailed descriptions of each casino hotel.
  • Global Travel Industry News and Forbes Traveler rank Las Vegas as the #2 most popular U.S. destination to visit calling it "America's favorite playground".
  • In-depth detailed critical reviews of Las Vegas' best shows, nightlife, and restaurants
  • Opinionated advice on getting the best room and the best deal, finding the coolest pools, golf, spas, and tips on gambling- this guide has it all
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118012307
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #280
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Maps and Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

On a Plane to Las Vegas 1

Looking Back, Looking Ahead 2

The Impact of the Mirage 3

Survival of the Older Casinos 3

Honey, I Blew Up the Casino! 4

The Great Mergers and Acquisitions 5

Gluttons Are More Likely to Choke to Death 6

Oz Stumbles 6

What It Means to You 9

The Quiet Contender 11

A Tale of Two Cities 11

Las Vegas: An Overview 14

Arriving and Getting Oriented 19

CONVENTIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 20–22

Las Vegas as a Family Destination 32

PART ONE Accommodations and Casinos 35

Where to Stay: Basic Choices 35

Getting Around: Location and Convenience 40

COMMUTING TIMES IN MINUTES 42–45

What’s in an Address? 46

Room Reservations: Getting a Good Room, Getting a Good Deal 59

For Business Travelers 73

Comfort Zones: Matching Guests with Hotels 82

Hotels with Casinos 84

Navigating the Land of the Giants 155

Business Hotels 157

Suite Hotels 158

Suite Hotels without Casinos 158

Las Vegas Motels 162

RV Camping in Las Vegas 162

Accommodations: Rated and Ranked 162

HOTEL INFORMATION CHART 174–191

PART TWO Entertainment and Nightlife 192

Las Vegas Shows and Entertainment 192

Selecting a Show 205

Celebrity-headliner Rooms 207

Production Shows 210

Hypnosis Shows 211

Las Vegas Show Profiles 212

LAS VEGAS SHOW HIT PARADE 214–215

Afternoon Shows 257

Comedy Clubs 260

Las Vegas Nightlife 263

Nightclub Profiles 272

Las Vegas below the Belt 293

PART THREE Gambling 298

The Way It Is 298

Rules of the Games 309

PART FOUR Dining and Restaurants 345

Dining in Las Vegas 345

The Restaurants 359

Restaurant Profiles 367

PART FIVE Shopping and Seeing the Sights 414

Shopping in Las Vegas 414

Seeing the Sights 421

Other Area Attractions 431

PART SIX Exercise and Recreation 442

Working Out 442

Golf 447

Outdoor Recreation 460

Spa 101 474

Index and Reader Survey 489

Subject Index 489

Unofficial Guide Reader Survey 503

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