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 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 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 Modern 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 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 …
Mine in Southern Nevada

El Dorado Canyon

If you're looking for a ghost town experience filled with weather-beaten buildings, derelict automobiles and vintage signs, El Dorado Canyon southeast of Las Vegas is a picturesque mother lode. Easily accessed by ca…
Wildlife Reserve in Southern Nevada

Desert National Wildlife Preserve

While Las Vegas is home for 2.3 million residents, it's next to an immense region with zero human inhabitants: the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. An easy 25-mile drive northwest of downtown, the refuge is home to …
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…
Museum in Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway

Just west of Las Vegas, the lofty Spring Mountains rise unmistakably above the Mojave Desert. On the way to limestone cliffs and pine tree forest vistas is a beautiful interpretive center, the Spring Mountains Visit…