Things to do West Las Vegas
The Nevada State Museum has permanent exhibits on the natural and anthropological history of the region, from ancient Paiute Indians to 19th-century pioneers, and the men and women of the Nellis Gunnery School in World War II. The standout exhibit tells the story of Bugsy Siegel's Flamingo, complete with interactive recordings of Bugsy (played by an actor) threatening business partners. There are plans to move the museum to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve in 2008; call ahead to check.
Restaurants and bars in West Las Vegas
Mixologists reign at the bar of this Italian/tapas restaurant, which aspires to a 1920s speakeasy feel. The bartenders focus on quality, tradition and innovation – the cocktail menu is arranged according to the history of spirits. Ask for a Bee’s Knees – a ’20s-era nectar of gin, honey and lemon.
This fabulous little French store and restaurant sells fine wines, champagnes, pâtés, cheeses and tasting kits. There are also monthly wine-tasting sessions, and outdoor seating on a terrace by the lake, where you can enjoy a glass of your favourite vintage
This comfortable outpost of the Lebanese Hedary family’s Texas original offers fabulous, fresh renditions of falafel, hummus, tabouleh, kibbeh and more, along with good kebabs from the grill. For vegetarians, the tasting meze offers a never-ending supply of incredibly good small plates.
Hotels and resorts in West Las Vegas
The newest addition to the Caesars family, this center-Strip casino underwent a complete renovation and rebranding in 2014, so the rooms feel contemporary and fresh, and the whole resort still has a bit of that new hotel shine. Designed with younger visitors in mind, the Linq offers rooms for a crowd with two queen beds and an extra lofted bunk (starting around $69), affordable spa treatments (hello, Himalayan salt cave) and in-room fitness carts stocked with yoga mats and foam rollers available to guests free of charge. Best of all, the Linq Promenade, packed with restaurants, bars and shops, is just a few steps away.
Located on top of the MGM Grand, this boutique hotel is situated on the Las Vegas strip. This hotel offers concierge services that include show and restaurant reservations.The design suites at Skylofts at MGM provide 2-story windows offering amazing views. Guests can use the custom-designed remote to control the TV, DVD player, temperature, mood lighting and drapes.The master bathrooms in the MGM Skylofts feature a flat-screen television in the bathroom mirror along with a spa tub and a steam room. Luxury services include a selection of pillows, fragrant bath oils and exclusive coffees.The MGM Skylofts grants each guest personal 24-hour butler services and preferred seating at restaurants such as Craftsteak, Joel Robuchon and Shibuya. Guests will arrive via a private elevator and be escorted directly to the suites for registration.
Situated centrally on the Las Vegas Strip, this Las Vegas hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, a casino and a restaurant. Contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi are featured.Featuring freshly prepared hot tea upon entering, each air-conditioned room provides a 55-inch flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and free Natura Bisse toiletries in the en suite bathroom at Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Room service is offered. Priority Nobu Restaurant reservations are also included with each room.Crafted by Robert DeNiro and Chef Nobu, this hotel sits offers high-end shops on site, in-room massage or various body treatments in the spa and a sauna are all offered at Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Valet parking is onsite.Styled in white chandeliers and plush grey circular booths, Nobu Restaurant and Lounge is onsite. Japanese cuisine is offered. The Lounge is styled spacious red barstool chairs and red booths throughout.McCarran International Airport is just 3 miles away. Fremont Street Experience is 10 minutes’ drive away from Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace.
Music and nightlife in West Las Vegas
Rande Gerber's first full-on Vegas club (he also created ultralounge Whiskey) is a polished spot, smaller than those on the Strip. The red-toned, wood-and-steel interior creates a warm, intimate environment, and opens out to a gorgeous pool. Even the restrooms are a delight, with holographic projections, voyeuristic mirrors and, mouth-shaped urinals. Expect a slightly older, well-heeled locals' crowd.
Shopping in West Las Vegas
British Food offers Las Vegas's 40,000 resident UK expats a taste of home: HP sauce, Heinz baked beans, proper marmalade, teas and so on.
‘The Studio’ is known for its electric muscle-stimulation devices: dildos, plugs and sheaths, all composed of clear plastic and attachable to an electrical impulse control unit that stimulates the user from the inside out, ‘harmonising with the body’s own electrical impulses’. If you say so.
Rampart Boulevard in Summerlin, located in the north-eastern area of Las Vegas, was already rife with malls before the first phase of Tivoli Village opened in 2011: Boca Park Fashion Village lies on the other side of Alta Drive, and just up the road from that is the popular and dependable Rampart Commons. No matter to Tivoli’s developers, who painstakingly worked through the economic slump to build and open this classy and luxurious European-themed shopping center. But this open-air market has little in common with its neighbors up the road, opting, instead, for more of a "lifestyle" experience than a shopping expedition. Accessorize your home, at Ethan Allen; your wardrobe, at Republic of Couture; or your dog, at Shaggy Chic; then complete your afternoon with a meal at Poppy Den. You’re welcome.