Not so long ago, Las Vegas was little more than a dusty town in the middle of the Nevada desert. But with the introduction of the first gaming licence in 1931, Las Vegas began its rapid transformation into the gambling mecca of bright lights and endless possibilities that it is today. From its beginnings as a post-war gangsters’ paradise to its status as Rat-Pack favourite in the 1960s to its current incarnation as a grown-up playground for the rich, famous and everything in between, Las Vegas has always raised eyebrows.

The Las Vegas Strip is lined with over-the-top themed hotels which offer all the wonders of the world under their roofs. You can see erupting volcanoes at the Mirage, cruise on a gondola at the Venetian, wander through ancient Rome at Caesar’s Palace, sip a cocktail at the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel and soak up the famous skyline of the Big Apple at New York New York.

Although Vegas’ nickname of “Sin City” may conjure up images of risqué entertainment and all-night gambling, this glittering city is so much more than that and offers something for all the family. Many of the top attractions are completely free, including the nightly fountain show at the Bellagio hotel, the nightly parade at the Fremont Street Experience or simply soaking up the atmosphere along the Las Vegas Strip or the Forum Shops.

Delve into the city’s seedy history at the Mob Museum or learn about some of the world’s most exotic marine creatures at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Adrenaline junkies will love the record-breaking freefall ride at the Stratosphere Tower, while nature lovers can experience the awesome natural beauty of the mighty Grand Canyon which is just a few hours drive away.

In recent years, Las Vegas has made a move away from the infamous hamburger bars and all-you-can-eat buffets (although you can still find plenty of these) and towards offering a more refined and international dining experience. The shopping here is among the best in the United States, with everything from bargain vintage goods to international brands and designer boutiques.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip
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Las Vegas Strip

casino, entertainment, shopping

Luxurious hotels, lavish casinos, tacky wedding chapels and glamorous clubs – the Strip is quintessential Las Vegas.

Downtown Las Vegas
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Downtown Las Vegas

casino, entertainment, liveMusic

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

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Top hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
SG$24/night
3 Sep-4 Sep
3.3/5 (66,601 reviews)

This family-friendly Las Vegas resort is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center and Fashion Show Mall. Las Vegas North Premium ...

3.3/5 (66,601 reviews)

"I feel it was great I love going here with my family so I highly recommend it .."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug,2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
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Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
SG$48/night
27 Aug-28 Aug
3.7/5Good! (66,889 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (66,889 reviews)

"The service, staff, and security was eccellent shoppig lots of stores and restuarants lots of variety."…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug,2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino
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Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
SG$37/night
26 Aug-27 Aug
3.7/5Good! (70,898 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas Convention Center is 6.1 mi (9.9 km) away. ...

3.7/5Good! (70,898 reviews)

"Everyone was very friendly. Excellent customer service."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug,2019

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Popular things to do in Las Vegas

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

Home to an impressive fountain show, botanical gardens and a unique glass sculpture, the world-famous Bellagio is one of the must-see hotels in Las Vegas.

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

This is where Vegas started life – legendary Fremont Street is now the site of nightly shows and special family-friendly events.

Stratosphere Tower
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Stratosphere Tower

Enjoy white-knuckle rides and fantastic views atop the tallest building in Las Vegas.

Top activities in Las Vegas

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

SG$24

Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

SG$137

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where you can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

SG$159

Le Rêve leads you into an imaginary world where dreams transform into reality. With a massive pool serving as the show's aquatic stage, this unforgettable performance features a cast of 90 world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, ballroom dancers, and divers.

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas
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Magic Mike Live Las Vegas

SG$58

Based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, this all-new live performance is putting the “strip” in Las Vegas Strip. Starring some of the hottest and most talented men from across the country, this dance and acrobatic spectacular brings some serious heat.

Helicopter City Lights w/ Champagne & Luxury Transportation
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Helicopter City Lights w/ Champagne & Luxury Transportation

SG$100

Sip champagne before boarding your helicopter for an unforgettable flight over the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Hover over Luxor, Bellagio, and the Stratosphere Tower and travel in style to and from your hotel in limousine style transportation.

Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®
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Michael Jackson ONETM by Cirque du Soleil®

SG$177

An immersive journey hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

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