Places in Las Vegas & Around
Baby, this is where it's at. The Strip, a 4.5-mile stretch of Las Vegas Blvd lined with hulking casino hotels and megaresorts, is so happening that few visitors ever venture beyond it. But the famous boulevard is always changing. The themed resorts that opened on Las Vegas Blvd at the end of the 20th century drove home the idea that bigger is better.
West of the Strip
Between the Strip and the mountains, a few key attractions beckon. Two major resorts, the Palms and the Rio, located less than a mile off the Strip down Flamingo Rd, lure a nightclub-happy crowd. The former, equal parts sexy and downright sleazy, attracts notorious celebrities and gossip standbys (think Britney Spears) as well as a younger, mostly local crowd.
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Tips and articles
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