There’s no denying that Las Vegas has plenty to offer residents and visitors alike, but it’s the city’s image as a major destination for tourists that is the most interesting aspect to most people who are looking at the city. While there are many smaller casinos and interesting hole in the wall places throughout the city (and its suburbs), when it comes to figuring out where to set up for your conventional gambling and casino fun, there are three big locations to keep in mind, and it’s never a bad idea to stick to these places as a first-timer.
The Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is renowned for a reason and while the days of shady local business ventures and mafia run casinos has given away to mega resorts, this is the place most people go to get a taste of the incredible Vegas experience. Home to most of the largest hotel resorts in the world, going “3 blocks” walking on the Strip can literally mean three miles. Plenty of places to check out, things to see and do, and you have a very wide selection when it comes to the type of experience you want to have.
This is where many of the locals go. The casinos are smaller but full of personality, the screened in street can be a bit overwhelming at night even for those of you who have been to the Strip a few times before, and there’s a lot to love about the potential overload that comes from one of the more unique places on Earth. Add in some amazing buffets, the ability to see what a million dollars in cash looks like stacked up, and plenty of showgirls and Elvis impersonators, and this one is definitely a winner.
Home to the finals of the World Series of Poker, the Rio is within sight of some of the upper floor rooms in the middle to south side of The Strip, The Rio is a mega hotel and luxury casino resort that has the size and reputation of a place on the Vegas Strip or Fremont, but it stands alone, taking up its own unique space and giving itself room to grow its own unique reputation.
These are three of the best spots to stay in Vegas and you will never run out of options when it comes to having a full experience when you stay at one of these three locations.