If you could only stay at one hotel in Las Vegas, where would that be? It’s pretty difficult to decide since this large city in Nevada has not just fascinating sights, but fabulous hotel attractions too. Many of them are like small cities offering more than you could imagine like the Eiffel Tower or gondola ride. Except for the obvious: hitting table games, poker rooms, or baccarat pit, every hotel has something unique to offer. We’ve compiled a list of the best Las Vegas hotel attractions that offer plenty of exciting activities, shows, and events to keep you buzzing during your stay.

1. Bellagio Hotel and Casino

If you’ve always wanted to visit Italy’s Lake Como but never had the chance, head to the Bellagio Hotel to see what you are missing. The hotel is inspired by the Italian town Bellagio and is famous for its elegance. Before even entering the hotel you’ll have the chance to enjoy the dancing fountains synchronized to music. They are in the middle of an eight-acre lake in front of the hotel. It erupts every half an hour during the day and every 15 minutes throughout the evening. When you do enter the hotel be aware that it’s the home to Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic spectacle “O”. The Bellagio is also home to the Conservatory and botanical gardens, a colorful display decorated with fragrant flowers. Lastly, check out the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, a special exhibition space displaying artwork from museums and private collections.

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2. Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino

Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino is one of the largest and best-known Las Vegas attractions. Replicas of ancient statues and massive columns give a sense of life during the Roman Empire. Among them, there is also Forum Shops, the mall with more than one hundred boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. Caesars is home to Omnia, a three-level nightclub with a high-tech chandelier that moves in sync with the music. The terrace of the club has a beautiful view of the Las Vegas Strip. For fans of a naughtier circus, there is Absinthe, a live show hosted by former Cirque du Soleil’s clowns. The show is for adults only described as experimental with a strong erotic vibe. The hotel is often associated with shows held at The Colosseum, more than a 4,000-seat entertainment venue.

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3. Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

In the place where the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino stands, originally stood as the only major hotel in Las Vegas that didn’t include a casino. It was eventually replaced by a Hollywood-themed hotel where you can now gamble while go-go dancers entertain you. The pool area at this hotel features FlowRider, a freestanding wave in Las Vegas where you can surf without fear of injury. Enjoy the show with magicians and brilliant dancers in the theatre or catch a performance showcasing international pop music icons. If you like shopping you should know that Miracle Mile, a shopping mall with 170 stores, wraps around this hotel with its own fountain show.

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4. Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

The one thing you should not miss at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino is the Shark Reef Aquarium. The massive tank holds a wide variety of sawfish, sharks, turtles, piranha, and other animals. The most impressive thing is the Shark Tunnel. The hotel has its own wave pool, beach, and also three wedding chapels. Visit the House of Blues Music Hall or secure a ticket for Cirque du Soleil show “Michael Jackson ONE”. It celebrates his artistry and messages of peace and love. The Mandala Bay Hotel and Casino complex also includes The Delano Hotel and the Four Seasons Las Vegas.

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5. Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

This tropical-themed casino hotel is housing a wildlife habitat featuring flamingos, of course. They are in the garden courtyard and you can also see turtles, Koi fish, Ringed Teal ducks, and other birds. Enjoy a burlesque with sexy ladies or Dony and Mary Osmond, a brother and sister musical duo show. You can also see the superstars performing and acting like Elvis, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson in Legends in Concert show. If you would like to ride the monorail along the Strip, the stop is behind the hotel.

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6. MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

This is the largest single hotel in the US and the third-largest hotel complex in the world. Above the entrance, there is Leo the Lion, a large bronze 14-meter-long statue to keep with the MGM Lion theme. Here you can find custom-made machines with multi-million dollar prizes. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is considered to be a gem of a dining spot. After dinner, you shouldn’t miss Topgolf – a four-level entertainment venue with interactive golf games. If you enjoyed watching CSI Las Vegas, try to solve a murder by performing realistic CSI tests. Or, you can enter a virtual reality where exciting adventures are waiting for you.

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7. Mirage Hotel and Casino

You can easily recognize the Mirage Hotel and Casino by the massive volcano at the front. It erupts at regular intervals blasting fireballs to music. It is also well-known for the Beatle’s LOVE, show in Cirque du Soleil production. At Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, you’ll see rare breeds of large white-colored cats and several bottlenose dolphins. You can also try being a dolphin trainer or paint with them witnessing dolphin’s talent. For serious players, there is no limit Texas Holdem tournament, and for beginners complimentary poker lessons.

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8. Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Named after the city of Rio de Janeiro and influenced by Brazilian culture this hotel is covered in blue and red glass. There are several private villas on the property as well as a wine cellar. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is the host casino for the World Series of Poker. In Rio’s poker room, almost every poker game is available. When you get tired of playing poker, try the VooDoo Zip Line from Rio’s Masquerade Tower to the Ipanema Tower and back. You’ll get to see Sin City from another very exciting angle at 250 meters cascading 53 kph in a comfortable two-seat chair.

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9. Treasure Island Hotel and Casino

Although the hotel originally intended to attract families with a pirate theme, this idea was largely abandoned. The hotel provided adult amenities: a party-sized hot tub, and a nightclub. Skull-and-Crossbones sign at the entrance was replaced by “TI” sign which appeared in many movies and TV shows. It is the home to Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, a show that has an international cast of 72 performers including dancers, singers, musicians, and acrobats. A pedestrian bridge connects the hotel to the Fashion Show Mall shopping center with more than 250 stores. You can visit the interactive and educational exhibit Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. and train to become an official agent. You’ll also get to see Captain America’s uniform and shield.

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10. Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

If you’ve always wanted to visit Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, but never had the chance, you can visit Paris Las Vegas. In front of the hotel stands a half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower. From its observation deck, you can take in a 360-degree view of the city as well as the Fountains Bellagio. There are more iconic sights of the French capital: a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, the Paris Opera House, and the Louvre. If you want to go shopping, Paris Las Vegas offers you a variety of small boutiques housing French designs. Relax in Napoleon’s lounge or head to the rooftop dance floor in the Chateau Nightclub.

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11. Circus Circus Hotel and Casino

With circus acts and carnival games featured daily, it is clear that this hotel hangs onto a carnival theme. A big tent frames the entrance and there are even acrobats, jugglers, and clowns performing above the casino floor. It’s actually the world’s largest permanent circus. If you love the adrenaline rush take a ride on El Loko roller coaster at Adventuredome. This indoor amusement park offers various rides and attractions including 18-hole miniature golf, video arcade games, and of course, clown shows. For Shopaholics, there is an array of stores filled with gifts, souvenirs, and unique items.

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12. New York-New York Hotel

This hotel is designed to resemble New York’s skyline, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the very convincing Statue of Liberty. The highlight for most visitors is a ride on the Big Apple Roller Coaster that circles in and around the hotel. To complete the New York experience, there are several bars and New York-style pizzerias. If you have a sweet tooth you should know that the hotel is home to Hershey’s Chocolate World with more than 800 kinds of chocolates and candies. There are also a variety of shows like “Zumanity” by Cirque du Soleil.

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13. Wynn Hotel and Casino

Wynn Hotel and Casino is one of the most elegant and sophisticated hotels on the Strip. It looks like an oasis surrounded by pine trees and waterfalls. Experience the award-winning aquatic spectacle Le Reve – The Dream, perfect for couples. When the sun sets enjoy the Lake of Dreams. It’s a large waterfall at night with spectacles of music and imagery created by the lights, holographics, and puppetry. In the evening you can enjoy in secluded nightclubs surrounded by lagoons. Together with its sister resort Encore, the Wynn complex is among the ten largest hotels in the world.

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14. The Venetian

It is beyond doubt one of the most stunning themed resorts in Las Vegas. It manages to evoke the romance of Venice with replicas of the Rialto Bridge, St. Marcus Square, and singing gondoliers plying along the Grand Canal. When you enter the hotel you’ll notice it’s filled with light, and the area that connects the hotel check-in and casino is impressive. The Venetian casino is said to be one of the best when it comes to a variety of games. If you want to take a break visit Canyon Ranch Spa and discover a new level of relaxation. An enormous shopping mall Grand Canal Shoppes connects the Venetian Hotel & Casino with its sister resort the Palazzo.

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15. LINQ Hotel

The LINQ Hotel is next to the LINQ promenade filled with shops, restaurants, and bars. However, the High Roller Ferris, the world’s tallest observation wheel, attracts the most attention. It stands 550 feet high and takes thirty minutes for one full rotation. It provides outstanding views, particularly at sunset and at night. At the hotel, you can find entertainment mainly for adults like a seasonal party pool with DJs, as well as a spa featuring a Himalayan salt cave. In addition to other games in the casino, you can also find some beer pong tables.

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16. Stratosphere Hotel, Casino and Tower

The Stratosphere Tower has an indoor and outdoor observation deck with great views of the city. It rises up 1,149 feet (350 meters) and it is the tallest observation tower in the US. In addition, there can be found a variety of thrill rides like Sky Jump. Visit the shopping mall Tower Shops or the revolving Top of the World restaurant that offers unbeatable Strip panoramas. The same goes for one floor above, 107 Sky Lounge. The hotel and the casino are actually not in the Tower itself but in the building next door. On the rooftop, there is a seasonal Radius Pool for adults only, that offers panoramic views while enjoying the poolside scenery.

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17. Excalibur Hotel and Casino

This is a Medieval-themed hotel named for the sword of King Arthur. Its facade is designed to resemble a castle with candy-colored turrets. Visit the world’s famous arcade, the Fun Dungeon, and test your skills on a variety of games. If this doesn’t suit you, experience the medieval-themed dinner show Tournament of Kings. It is a tournament performed with 12 breeds of horses and 32 cast members in an amphitheater called King’s Arthur’s Arena. The show also includes a feast that is meant to be eaten without utensils.

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18. Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

With a Sphinx in front, and shaped like a pyramid, it is clear The Luxor Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is designed as an ancient Egypt theme. Its beam of light that shoots up into the sky from the highest point of the pyramid can be seen from throughout Vegas. You can, also, see the exhibitions that showcase real full bodies and organs or travel through history by experiencing the authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the world’s famous ship – The Titanic. Visit IMAX theaters or exclusive nightclubs like LAX where Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera have hosted parties.

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Las Vegas is a great place to visit any time of the year.

With its sparkling lights, fountains, and glamorous hotels, this city offers fun and excitement.

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For all new cities, I go overboard on my itinerary, just to see every major attraction. Countries I've visited include New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Cambodia, Japan and Thailand. Mostly Asian countries. Next target - Europe!


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