Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Downtown & Fremont St

Mob Museum

It's hard to say what's more impressive: the museum's physical location in a historic federal courthouse where mobsters sat for federal hearings in 1950–51, the fact that the board of directors is headed up by a for…
Top Choice Landmark in The Strip

CityCenter

We’ve seen this symbiotic relationship before (think giant hotel anchored by a mall ‘concept’) but the way that this futuristic-feeling complex places a small galaxy of hypermodern, chichi hotels in orbit around the…
Top Choice American in Downtown & Fremont St

Carson Kitchen

Tiny industrial space hops with downtowners looking to get away from Fremont Street mayhem and big-scale Vegas eateries. Excellent shared plates include rainbow cauliflower, watermelon and feta salad and bison meatl…
Lounge in West of the Strip

Golden Tiki

While elsewhere in the US tiki bars have fallen out of favor, this popular all-day and all-night lounge is a cathedral of the kitschy cultural niche. Inside, it’s decorated with faux Polynesian bric-a-brac, glowing …
Cocktail Bar in The Strip

Velveteen Rabbit

Las Vegas wasn't always a shining neon star of craft cocktailery, but a new breed of lounges like Velveteen Rabbit have put the city on the mixology map. Located in the funky Arts District, it's a lively warren of a…
Amusement Park in West of the Strip

VooDoo ZipLine

How does “flying” between two hotel towers sound? If the idea puts a spell on you, then the VooDoo ZipLine at the Rio All-Suites Hotel is a definite must-do. The ride starts with you strapped into a seat on a 50-sto…
Public Art in Las Vegas

Seven Magic Mountains

What's that rising from the desert floor along Interstate 15 just south of Las Vegas… gigantic, neon-colored, stacked-up marshmallows? Actually, the monumental, multi-hued stone work is an outdoor art installation b…
Museum in Las Vegas

Clark County Museum

Amble among recreations of what the Las Vegas region looked like decades and even centuries before the modern neon-lit era of casinos and hotels. From dioramas of pre-historic ecology and later local Native American…
Pizza in Downtown & Fremont St

Evel Pie

What could make legit NYC-style pizza even better along downtown Las Vegas' Fremont Street? Evel Pie, that's what. This funky and cool restaurant features authentic Evel Knievel memorabilia and daredevil toppings li…
Bar in The Strip

ReBAR

Las Vegas definitely revels in kitsch, and it absolutely loves drinking spots. ReBAR unites both. Located in the Arts District, it's a temple of nutty craft items, vintage bar signs, outrageous beer steins and one-o…