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CityScape: Las Vegas

This is how you roll in one of the world’s hottest casino destinations.

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There’s no place like Las Vegas. It’s one of the hottest destinations in the world and for good reason: there’s a plethora of casinos, nightlife in every direction, posh hotels, lavish shopping, awesome shows and killer restaurants.

PLAY

Nothing screams party like Las Vegas. If you’re into that, there’s plenty to go around, but there’s also a ton of other fun in the city. For thrill-seekers or those looking for a bird’s-eye view of the city, head to either High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel offering panoramic views, or Stratosphere Tower, with observation decks and daredevil rides. Museum lovers, check out The Mob Museum for a history lesson on the Mafia in Las Vegas and a look at infamous characters like Al Capone and their role in the city’s history. Anyone looking to get into nature should head just outside of town to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for some outdoor adventure. For sightseeing in the evening, visit Fremont Street Experience for a barrage of neon lights, live music and animated street performers.

STAY

Those looking to go all out shouldn’t miss the AAA Five Diamond Rated Bellagio, offering visitors stunning vistas with its indoor conservatory and magnificent fountains, not to mention the gorgeous guest rooms and stellar service. Another great, more low-key option includes the quintessential New York-New York Hotel & Casino with its city theme, arcade and roller coaster sure to charm visitors of all ages. Those up for outdoor adventure – and who want to stay outside of town – should look toward Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, featuring upscale guest rooms, a bowling alley and movie theater.

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DINE

Las Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the world. Try Top of the World, a rotating restaurant offering killer views and a classic steakhouse menu. Carson Kitchen is a more casual pick serving up gourmet meals with an open kitchen. Carnivores shouldn’t miss out on Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, where the staff serves up tapas-sized portions of tartares, carpaccios and raw bar selections. And when you’re ready for an extravagant brunch after a night of fun, head to Lakeside in Wynn Las Vegas for the Sunday Dixieland Jazz brunch (make sure to ask for a table outside).

Check out more buzzworthy destinations at AAA.com/CityScape.

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