Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Lake Mead & Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Straddling the Arizona–Nevada border, the graceful concrete curve of the art deco-style Hoover Dam redefines the stark landscape. The massive 726ft structure is one of the world's tallest dams. Originally named Bo…
Top Choice Landmark in Las Vegas


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 New American in Reno

Old Granite Street Eatery

A lovely well-lit place for organic and local comfort food, old-school artisanal cocktails and seasonal craft beers, this antique-strewn hotspot enchants diners with its stately wooden bar, water served in old liquo…
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 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…
Theater in The Strip

Circus Acts

Free circus acts – trapeze artists, high-wire workers, jugglers and unicyclists – steal center stage directly above this Austin Powers–era casino’s main floor.
Theater in Treasure Island


What Dalí did for painting, this Cirque du Soleil production aims to do for the stage. Although it doesn't have the wow factor of the aquatic O or musical Beatles LOVE, Mystère is a crowd-pleasing classic that's bee…
Lounge in West of the Strip


A clubby crowd, often thick with pop-culture celebs and pro athletes, packs the Palms' sky-high watering hole. DJs spin hip-hop and house while wannabe gangsters and Jersey girls sip pricey cocktails. The plush mans…
Mall in Caesars Palace

Forum Shops

Caesars' fanciful nod to ancient Roman marketplaces houses 160 designer emporia, including catwalk wonders Armani, DKNY, Jimmy Choo, John Varvatos and Versace; trend-setting jewelry and accessory stores; and one-of-…
Japanese in Caesars Palace


Iron Chef Matsuhisa's new sequel to his NYC establishment is almost as good as the original. The setting is postmodern Zen, with glowing yellow lanterns, private dining 'pods' and sociable teppanyaki grill tables. S…