Sarah Feldberg is a travel writer and expert in all things Las Vegas, and was previously editor-in-chief at Las Vegas Weekly. She has contributed to National Geographic, The Atlantic, Travel + Leisure and more.

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The best things to do in Vegas right now

The best things to do in Vegas right now

Las Vegas is like no other place on earth, full of wild spectacles, world-famous sporting events, 24/7 casinos and unparalleled nightlife, immersive experiences, and even natural wonders. With so much activity packed into a considerably small area, finding the best things to do in Las Vegas can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in. What follows is a nifty guide to The Strip and beyond, including the must-see restaurants and can't-miss shows to check out, plus some off-the-beaten-path favorites to get you outdoors. Below are our picks of the best things to do in Vegas. This guide was updated by Vegas-based writer Ryan Slattery. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.  RECOMMENDED:🍴 The best restaurants in Las Vegas right now🏞️ Hidden gems in Las Vegas you need to know about🍷 The best bars in Las Vegas🏩 The best hotels in Las Vegas🏰 The best Airbnb mansions in Las Vegas⛲ The best attractions in Las Vegas

The 11 best cheap hotels in Las Vegas, for a budget-friendly stay

The 11 best cheap hotels in Las Vegas, for a budget-friendly stay

Despite the glitz and glamor, there are ways to explore Sin City on a budget in style. Veteran Vegas penny pinchers know it’s wise to save your money for the slots, shows and other attractions by booking a room in one of the best cheap hotels in Las Vegas. For the uninitiated, finding overnight accommodations in Las Vegas ain't for the faint of heart or the light of wallet. (If money is no object, check out our guide to the very best hotels in Las Vegas). It can be an expensive town to visit, especially on peak weekends and during major events, but bargains can be found – it just requires some sleuthing. That's where we come in. These budget-friendly options offer all the amenities you need and a location you’ll want, at a fraction of the prices charged by the Strip’s big-ticket luxury hotels. Choose cheap lodgings and you’ll save enough cash to dine at the best restaurants and sip at the best bars in Vegas. That's a win-win! We’ve scoured the local landscape to locate the best cheap hotels in Las Vegas, each providing easy access to the city so you can hit the casinos knowing you’re in the black by saving hundreds with one of these affordable hotels that won't break the bank. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Las Vegas  Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For m

The 20 best hotels in Las Vegas, for a once-in-a-lifetime trip

The 20 best hotels in Las Vegas, for a once-in-a-lifetime trip

When it comes to Sin City, hotels are much more than a mere collection of rentable rooms or suites. So much more. In fact, the best Las Vegas hotels (which happen to double up as some of the best Las Vegas casinos too, btw) are shopping malls, dining destinations and nightlife meccas all rolled into one. Believe it or not, even the best Las Vegas shows call these hotels their stage. To be perfectly honest, you can book in at one of these Las Vegas hotels and barely leave the foyer and you'll pack more fun in than you could find in most cities around the world. All you need to do is remember you're in Las Vegas! Its whole vibe is to serve up some of the most incredible things to do this planet has to offer, so make sure you check out as much of it as you can. And whether you're yet to discover this fascinating place, or you're a seasoned pro heading back for even more, you're going to have a blast. So you better make sure you book the best hotel, right? Well, we're here to help. Oh, a quick word of advice: sometimes all those incredible indoor activities can prove to be a bit claustrophobic, so we thought our list of the best Las Vegas parks might be helpful for your staycation or vacation. After all, it's nice to get some air sometimes, you know? February 2024 update: We've added two new hotels to this list: the Las Vegas Hilton and the Oasis at Gold Spike. Enjoy! Looking for more options? Check out our pick of the coolest Las Vegas Airbnbs or our guide to the best cheap hot

The 10 best Las Vegas helicopter tours

The 10 best Las Vegas helicopter tours

As one of the brightest spots on Earth as seen from space, it's a no-brainer that Las Vegas is best seen from above. Obviously the glitzy shows, museums and more are well worth a visit, but you can't beat a zip across the desert on a helicopter ride. Whether you’re after city lights, Grand Canyon panoramas or mesmerizing sunsets, there’s a trip and itinerary that can satisfy even the fussiest adventurer—some packages even come with an added horseback buffalo safari, canyon rim dinner or Skywalk stroll. We've been through the masses on offer and picked out our faves of the best helicopter tours in Vegas, now all you have to do is pick yours. RECOMMENDED: The best Las Vegas attractions.

The 10 best Airbnbs in Las Vegas

The 10 best Airbnbs in Las Vegas

Taking a trip to Sin City and looking for somewhere to stay? You'd think it would be easy with over 150,000 hotel rooms in the city, but alas, it's not. While you could check into one of the city’s many fabulous hotels, why not get the whole Vegas experience and rent out an Airbnb?  Whether you're visiting for a stag do, checking out the Vegas Strip, or wanting to see one of the many amazing drag shows the city has to offer, there's something to suit everyone. From skyline apartments to glam suites, check out our list of the best Airbnbs in Las Vegas. We’ve found rentals for all kinds of Sin City experiences. Viva Las Vegas! RECOMMENDED: The best hotels in Las Vegas The best restuarants in Las Vegas Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best Las Vegas attractions

The best Las Vegas attractions

When it comes to finding things to do in Las Vegas, attractions and general fun, you don’t have to look far. The city is a smorgasbord of entertainment, and not just thanks to all that music, the famous Las Vegas shows and those all-star-chef-stuffed Las Vegas restaurants. Vegas is a city you can experience and ogle beyond the casinos. Sightseeing and adventurous activities await you, whether you’re just spending the weekend or you plan on staying longer. For the best Las Vegas attractions, don’t look any further. RECOMMENDED: The best Las Vegas hotelsThe best Las Vegas flower delivery This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 13 best Japanese restaurants in Las Vegas

The 13 best Japanese restaurants in Las Vegas

It’s no secret that Las Vegas is full to the brim with seriously good food. But it’s not just the kind of burgers and shakes you find at the casinos; the City of Lights is home to cuisines from all over the world.  And that means that there’s no shortage of really excellent Japanese restaurants. The selection here features everything from upscale to budget and traditional to modern, serving up sushi, yakitori, udon and more. If you’re craving it, Vegas has got it. Here are the best Japanese restaurants in the city.  RECOMMENDED:🍽️ The best restaurants in Vegas🍤 The best buffets in Vegas🥑 The best brunches in Las Vegas📍 The best things to do in Vegas🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Vegas Sarah Feldberg is a travel writer and Las Vegas expert. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines. 

The best pools in Vegas to live it up in Sin City

The best pools in Vegas to live it up in Sin City

Once Las Vegas mastered nightlife they dove into the dayclub scene giving the bachelorette and bachelor party crowd a place to play during the day. The resort pool is now one of the coolest places to spend an afternoon. What Las Vegas lacks in sand and surf it makes up tenfold in scene and vibe. While plenty of dayclubs with big name DJs make this list, there are also some more relaxing scenes where you can chill with a cocktail, read a book, get a poolside massage, or play a little swim-up blackjack. There are also wave pools, water slides, and a couple of family-friendly spots. Here are the best places to beat the heat in Las Vegas. This guide was updated by Las Vegas-based writer Ryan Slattery. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.  RECOMMENDED: 🍹 The best bars in Las Vegas🍴 The best restaurants in Las Vegas🎰 The best things to do in Las Vegas🏨 The best hotels in Las Vegas

The best brunch in Las Vegas for a delicious weekend feast

The best brunch in Las Vegas for a delicious weekend feast

Is there anything better than brunch in Las Vegas? Many consider it to be the most important meal of the day–a weekend tradition that rivals seeing a show or making a trip to the nightclub. If taking part in the latter, it’s one thing you’ll definitely need and deserve after an epic night on the town. What the top brunches all have in common are great food, a fun atmosphere and a bit of booze–perhaps some bottomless champagne to go with your meal. So grab a mimosa or hail down the Bloody Mary cart and kick that hangover to the curb. We’re breaking down the best brunches in the city. Are you ready? This guide was updated by Las Vegas-based writer Ryan Slattery. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.  RECOMMENDED: 🍽️ The best restaurants in Las Vegas🍤 The best buffets in Vegas🥑 The best brunches in Las Vegas📍 The best things to do in Vegas🍷 The best bars in Vegas🏨 The best Las Vegas hotels 

The 16 best Las Vegas hotels on the Strip

The 16 best Las Vegas hotels on the Strip

Stretching just over four miles on Las Vegas Boulevard from Russell Road to Sahara Avenue, the Las Vegas Strip is like few other places on the planet. It’s a neighborhood entirely devoted to tourism where some of the world’s biggest resorts stand shoulder-to-shoulder, shining in the desert sun. Spoiled for choice, picking a hotel can be a challenging task, but whether you want to be near the best restaurants in Las Vegas, are craving impeccable service, want to be within walking distance of the best Las Vegas casinos or simply demand to lodge in the heart of Sin City, there is a Las Vegas hotel on the Strip to fit the bill. Coincidentally, these happen to be some of the best Las Vegas hotels, period.

Les 20 millors coses per fer a Las Vegas

Les 20 millors coses per fer a Las Vegas

Estàs a Las Vegas per una boda exprés, en un cap de setmana salvatge o per fer un viatge familiar i no saps què fer i veure a la ciutat dels casinos? No et preocupis, aquesta llista amb els millors plans t'alegrarà l'estada. Trobaràs des de les principals atraccions fins als espectacles més impressionants i els millors restaurants per a quan necessitis recuperar forces. La Ciutat del Pecat està plena d'esdeveniments increïbles i Time Out t'ajuda a que no et perdis res. Has fet alguna cosa en aquesta llista i t'ha encantat? Comparteix-ho amb l'etiqueta #TimeOutDoList i etiqueta @TimeOutEverywhere. També pots trobar més informació sobre com Time Out selecciona les millors coses per a fer a tot el món.    

The best rooftop bars in Las Vegas

The best rooftop bars in Las Vegas

You know it as well as we do, there is nowhere like Las Vegas. If you’ve been, you’ll want to go back a thousand times, and if you haven’t, you’re probably wondering if it lives up to the hype. Well we’ll let you in on a little secret. Vegas lives up to the hype, and then some. And Sin City is bound to be unlike anything you’ve experienced before.  Sure, you’ve got to check out the wild casinos and thumping clubs, but the best way to really take it all in? That’s checking out a rooftop bar, ordering a cocktail you’ve never tried, and taking in 360-degree views of the city. Vegas’s rooftop bars will serve you an indulgent steak or have you singing and dancing all night long. They’ll have you snapping photos to make your entire Instagram feed jealous. From pool parties to adult playgrounds, here are the best rooftop bars in Vegas.  RECOMMENDED:🍸 The best bars in Vegas🏖️ The best pools in Vegas🏨 The best hotels in Vegas📍 The best things to do in Vegas🍤 The best buffets in Vegas

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Delano at Mandalay Bay

Delano at Mandalay Bay

4 out of 5 stars

Located around the back of Mandalay Bay, Delano has replaced THEhotel as the resort’s chic luxury tower. The rooms here are all suites, decorated in Miami-style minimalism with stunning views, separate living areas, plush robes and a pair of 46-inch HD TVs. The same hip design is employed throughout the hotel, which has its own array of amenities, including the Franklin bar, Delano Beach Club, the Bathhouse Spa and Rivea, a new Mediterranean restaurant from chef Alain Ducasse.

Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace

Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Palace

4 out of 5 stars

Sure, you could book a Deep-Tissue Surrender (where a pro kneads your muscles into submission) or a Fiji Ritual (complete with coconut body scrub, coconut oil scalp treatment and coconut body butter), but the best way to do Caesars’ expansive spa is by grabbing a few friends and hopping from the tea lounge to the Roman baths to the laconium sauna to the Arctic Ice Room (where the forecast includes regular flurries).

Le Pho

Le Pho

4 out of 5 stars

This relative newcomer to the downtown dining scene has quickly gained fans with its fresh Vietnamese cooking. Stop by for a taste every day from 4-7pm when the kitchen offers $5 wings, $6 grandma’s grilled pork cheek and oysters for a buck apiece. A handful of beers and house wines are two-for-one and half bottles of Veuve Clicquot go for $37. Bubbles and bivalves: the perfect end to any day. 

Carbone

Carbone

5 out of 5 stars

Mario Carbone’s shrine to Italian-American cooking may have debuted in New York, but its spiritual home is Las Vegas, where glamorous, over-the-top dining experiences have been par for the course since the wine goddesses started pouring at Caesars Palace. Here, it’s all about returning to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the Strip, people dressed up for dinner and seasoned waiters whipped up Caesar salads and bananas flambé table-side. Embrace the pomp and showmanship, and let Carbone seduce you with elevated renditions of classics like chicken scarpariello and spicy rigatoni vodka. Bring a group of people along with you to share the massive portions and equally hefty price tag.

Holsteins Shakes and Buns

Holsteins Shakes and Buns

4 out of 5 stars

Don’t call it happy hour; at the Cosmopolitan it’s all about “social hour,” when the restaurant welcomes guests to hop around the resort sampling discounted bites and booze from a variety of eateries. As you do, plan a stop at Holstein’s between 3:30-5:30pm when snacks like ahi sliders and poutine go for $10 each, select beers are $6 and a chef’s choice alcohol-infused milkshake is just $10. 

Southwest Diner

Southwest Diner

3 out of 5 stars

Boulder City is a quaint, retro break from all the flash and sizzle of Las Vegas, and few places epitomize the vibe better than Southwest Diner. This three-meal cafe is heavy on the kitsch (think throwback memorabilia inside and out) and the classic (a menu of diner staples with an emphasis on Tex-Mex favorites). Your best bet is to stick to the house specials: spicy Santa Fe potato cakes served with applesauce and eggs, breakfast sandwiches piled high with avocado and bacon, homemade banana bread and giant wedges of pie. 

The Coffee Cup

The Coffee Cup

4 out of 5 stars

This family-owned diner has been a Boulder City mainstay for more than 20 years, delivering omelets, country breakfasts and burgers to regulars and tourists alike. The Cup has been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives and has made a name for itself with friendly service, quirky decor that’s heavy on the water skis and the signature pork chile verde omelet that guests say is “the bomb.” High praise.

Jamm’s

Jamm’s

4 out of 5 stars

Many diners lay claim to a signature dish that’s essentially a buffet of ingredients stuffed inside an omelet or buried in pancake batter. Not Jamm’s. This 20-year-old breakfast and lunch joint is known for its bread, individual pots of plain or cinnamon raisin often delivered warm. Although they’re reason enough to stop by, there’s also a full menu of egg iterations, along with burgers, panini, pancakes and salads. Hungry for something more unusual? Try the chicken tender BLT delivered on a green onion waffle or the off-menu Jamminator, a secret French toast sandwich hybrid that earned the attention of the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman.

The Cracked Egg

The Cracked Egg

4 out of 5 stars

Step one: Make your way to a table inside one of this local chain’s five valley locations. Step two: Order the impossibly moist house-made coffee cake of the day and a cup of coffee. Step three: Try to decide between plates like the south shore scramble with chicken, bacon, avocado and Swiss, tropical French toast crusted in coconut and macadamia nuts and the carnitas omelet. Step four: Eat. 

The Original Sunrise Cafe

The Original Sunrise Cafe

4 out of 5 stars

This cheery breakfast and lunch joint just off the 215 manages to satisfy both health-conscious eaters and those seeking a more gluttonous meal. The former gravitate toward dishes like the Power Wrap with chicken, egg whites, salsa and Swiss cheese, while the latter will want to opt for one of the bagel Benedicts topped with ingredients like cajun prime rib or jalapeño bacon. Feel like doing your own thing? Go off-menu with a build-your-own omelet or salad.

MTO Cafe

MTO Cafe

5 out of 5 stars

The name says it all: MTO stands for “made to order,” and that’s the guiding principle here. Everything is cooked fresh so it tastes better, and if that means your apple cinnamon-stuffed French toast or teriyaki turkey burger with grilled pineapple takes a few minutes longer to arrive, well, it’s worth the wait. Order a glass of the house-made green or MTO juice (with pineapple, bell pepper, carrot, tomato, ginger, lemon and apple), sit back and relax. 

Egg Works

Egg Works

5 out of 5 stars

When you need to feed a crowd, this local chain gets the job done with an encyclopedic menu of breakfast and lunch dishes sure to satisfy everyone at the table. Benedicts? Check. Hashes? Of course. Scrambles? You bet. Omelets come in 14 flavors (hello, bacon and garlic mashed potato), burgers are designed to-order and you can get French toast made with Hawaiian carrot cake or banana bread. If you can’t find something to eat here, you’re probably not hungry.