The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2013
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Unofficial GuidesHotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price categoriesEvaluations based on reader surveys and critiques--compiled by unbiased inspectorsDetailed, two-color maps

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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • Frommermedia
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 1118277570
  • 9781118277577
  • 478,402

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The Series with more than 4 million copies sold!Hotels & attractions, ranked and ratedInsider tips that save you time & moneyFrom the publishers of The Unofficial Guide (R) to Walt Disney World(R)"A Tourist's Best Friend!"--Chicago Sun-Times"Indispensable"--The New York TimesSix Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide(R) Over 100 hotels and casinos rated and ranked -- the most offered by any guidebook -- plus proven strategies for getting the best rateComplete detailed descriptions of each casino and casino hotelIn-depth critical reviews of Las Vegas' 50 best shows and 30 top nightspots -- the most offered by any guidebookDetailed reviews of more than 70 restaurants -- a complete dining guide within the guide, plus the best buffets rated and rankedFifty pages of gambling tips from how to play, recognize sucker games, and cut the house advantage to the bone

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Table of contents

Maps and Illustrations vii Acknowledgments viii Introduction 1 On a Plane to Las Vegas 1 Looking Back, Looking Ahead 2 The Impact of the Mirage 3 Survival of the Older Casinos 3 Honey, I Blew Up the Casino! 4 The Great Mergers and Acquisitions 5 Gluttons Are More Likely to Choke to Death 5 Oz Stumbles 6 What It Means to You 8 The Quiet Contender 10 A Tale of Two Cities 10 Las Vegas: An Overview 13 Arriving and Getting Oriented 18 CONVENTIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 20-22 Las Vegas as a Family Destination 31 PART ONE Accommodations and Casinos 34 Where to Stay: Basic Choices 34 Getting Around: Location and Convenience 40 COMMUTING TIMES IN MINUTES 42-44 What's in an Address? 45 Room Reservations: Getting a Good Room, Getting a Good Deal 60 For Business Travelers 72 Comfort Zones: Matching Guests with Hotels 80 Hotels with Casinos 82 Navigating the Land of the Giants 151 Business Hotels 152 Suite Hotels 153 Suite Hotels without Casinos 154 Las Vegas Motels 158 RV Camping in Las Vegas 158 Accommodations: Rated and Ranked 158 HOTEL INFORMATION CHART 168-185 PART TWO Entertainment and Nightlife 186 Las Vegas Shows and Entertainment 186 Selecting a Show 207 Celebrity-headliner Rooms 209 Production Shows 213 Las Vegas Show Profiles 214 LAS VEGAS SHOW TOP 40 HIT PARADE 215 Las Vegas Nightlife 266 Nightclub Profiles 274 Las Vegas below the Belt 293 PART T H R E E Gambling 298 The Way It Is 298 Rules of the Games 309 PART FOUR Dining and Restaurants 345 Dining in Las Vegas 345 The Restaurants 358 Restaurant Profiles 366 PART F I V E Shopping and Seeing the Sights 414 Shopping in Las Vegas 414 Seeing the Sights 422 Other Area Attractions 433 PART S I X Exercise and Recreation 444 Working Out 444 Golf 448 Outdoor Recreation 462 Spa 101 476 Index and Reader Survey 490 Subject Index 490 Unofficial Guide Reader Survey 503

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