Las Vegas Vacations
Your Las Vegas vacation
Lucky you. A Las Vegas vacation on the horizon, and nothing but sequins, cocktails and Blackjack on the brain. Leave it to Orbitz to help with travel planning long before you hit the jackpot, get married by an Elvis impersonator or both. So before you figure the odds of hitting every Las Vegas casino in one weekend, get the scoop on mega-resorts, shopping, nightlife, dining, and Las Vegas travel deals.
Best time to take a vacation to Las Vegas
Spoiled by marquee-worthy acts, VIP clubs and theme-park-esque resorts, Las Vegas is one city that doesn't really operate on time. In fact, you likely won't see clocks in the casinos, because who needs to be reminded that it's 3 a.m. when you're doubling down at the blackjack table? That said, the best time to take a Las Vegas vacation depends on the visitor.
Weather is a huge consideration: From June to September, the mercury hits 90 degrees Fahrenheit and can flirt with 100-plus degrees. If that's too tropical, visit Vegas during off-peak seasons such as fall and winter, when the crowds thin, hotel rooms are plentiful and the weather is bearable.
Insider tips for Las Vegas travel
Pinball Hall of Fame
Check out the Pinball Hall of Fame, where people flock to play pinball machines from the 1950’s until the present. The newest addition is “Insert Coins,” a lounge/arcade located in Downtown Las Vegas. From Atari 2600 to Xbox360, you'll find it all here in a club-like setting. When you get tired of playing Pac Man, step onto the dance floor to get your groove on.
From desert to mountains
Everyone thinks Las Vegas is a big desert, but once you get up in the higher elevations we have some of the most picturesque forest areas around. Try Mt. Charleston, one hour from the Strip -- when it's 100 degrees in the city, it's only 80 there. Mt. Charleston is part of the Spring Mountain Range and Toiyabe National Forest, which boast great hiking, picnic grounds and waterfalls. The Resort on Mount Charleston offers midweek specials throughout the year on Orbitz.
Don’t mind the heat?
Book a tee time after 11 a.m. in the summer and golf at some of the top golf courses for 50 percent off. Just drink a lot of water and bring the sun block.
Pretty rebellious for such a swanky bistro to hide in a business park in Summerlin. From the Black Dragon cocktails and plush booths to the torch-lit patio and tiramisu, this neighborhood gem takes the Strip to task.
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With its colored castle turrets, Dungeon arcade room and courtyard pool, the Excalibur Hotel Casino from MGM Resorts International hits all the right notes with the kids. It's also equally popular with the casino crowd, with over 100,000-square-feet of card tables and... More
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Treasure Island Hotel and Casino premiered its Caribbean-pirate-themed property on the Las Vegas Strip in 1993. Today guests can rent a cabana beside the tropical outdoor pool before jumping in the hot tub. Book a therapeutic on-site massage, or play Baccarat,... More
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Under the big top, more family fun awaits Opened in 1968, Circus Circus Hotel Las Vegas is one of the oldest hotels on the Strip, and though its classic neon lights are typical of the Vegas cityscape, the hotel itself is modern. Operated by MGM Resorts International, the... More
A classic gem with variety of rooms, food and Crazy GirlsCelebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Hotel & Casino is a Las Vegas icon. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 140,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich... More
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Since first opening its doors in 1996, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino has proven itself as one of the most sought-after hotels in Las Vegas. Combining the vibrancy of modern America with traditional, classic aspects of historic Europe, the Monte Carlo is a true blend... More
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The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower is often the first glimpse travelers get of the vibrant city of Las Vegas, since it can be seen clearly not only from McCarran International Airport (LAS), but from the seclusion of Red Rock Canyon some 20 miles away. Stay at 'The... More
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Hooters-style, with the girls, wings, "Dirty Jokes" and a Dam BarLoosen your tie at the relaxed Hooters Casino Hotel, the only Hooter's establishment where guests can spend the night! A modest-sized Vegas hotel located just one block away from Las Vegas Strip and one mile... More
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Vegas' MGM Grand Hotel & Casino celebrates the glory days of old Hollywood, when MGM was a dominant film studio. Glorious photographs of 1930s and 1940s movie stars adorn the walls of this Las Vegas institution as the casino echoes with the sounds of blackjack and... More
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An explosive fire-breathing volcano, dancing dolphins, lagoons, waterfalls and an indoor coral reef all combine to create an exotic atmosphere at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This upscale, Polynesian-themed hotel built by Steve Wynn in the 1990s offers... More
*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on www.orbitz.com in 2012, as compared to price of the same components booked separately.
Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
Las Vegas highlights
Freemont Street Experience
Let there be lights – 12.5 million of them. You'll be dazzled by the largest projection screen in the world -- dubbed Viva Vision -- which takes up the size of five football fields. Don't blink or you might miss the flock of showgirls walking past, or the free live shows conducted by bands paying tribute to KISS, the Beatles, the Doors and more.
The Las Vegas Strip
While the kiddies have Disney World, adults escape to their own private playground: the Las Vegas Strip. Here, in the backdrop a billion neon lights, casinos and resorts the size of theme parks, visitors are encouraged to disregard time and embrace excess.
Everyone's an entertainer in Las Vegas – even the water. The granddaddy of them all entertains every 30 minutes until 8 p.m., then every 15 minutes until midnight. The free display is choreographed to music, shooting streams as high as 460 feet from 1,214 jets on an 8.5-acre man-made lake.
Rehab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel
Lest you think a Las Vegas hotel pool was meant purely for doing laps, the Sunday pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel will change your mind. The pool is teeming with singles, and you might even mingle with a celebrity by the DJ table or private cabanas.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Museum
You're bound to run into a celebrity – or three – in Las Vegas, but unless you're sitting in the VIP section, you won't find dozens in the same room. Not so at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Museum. Life-size figurines of Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Johnny Depp dressed as Pirate Jack Sparrow beg for close inspection, but ladies and gents, no touching, please.
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Despite its adult-oriented packaging, Las Vegas has plenty of options for families, and the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is one of the best. You and the tykes will walk through underwater tunnels and past tanks filled with piranhas, golden crocodiles and endangered green sea. The best part: Kids 5 and under are free.
Grand Canyon helicopter tours
The Grand Canyon was never named one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but after a ride above the 277-mile-wide chasm, you'll think differently. An aerial view reveals just how massive, intricate and awe-inspiring it is, and how little you'd see if you traveled by foot. Excursions depart from Grand Canyon Airport, just 45 minutes by air from Las Vegas.
Gondola Rides at the Venetian
Vegas, we love you, but sometimes we just need to chillax. Enter the Gondola Rides at the Venetian: Each four-passenger boat glides down the indoor river by the Grand Canal Shoppes or along an outdoor lagoon. While you and your loved ones enjoy 14 or 12 minutes along the water, you'll also take in the soothing sounds of a gondolier.
Jubilee! At Bally's
Jubilee!, the last-standing revue in Las Vegas, puts the show in showgirls. Decked out in Bob Mackie and Pete Menefee designs, the 100 performers are a vision in feathers, sequins and beads. Through song and dance carried out on elaborate sets, the girls pay tribute to Cole Porter, a reminder that old-school Vegas is still very much alive.