Las Vegas for Dummies

Las Vegas for Dummies

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Las Vegas is a truly original city, where the greatest landmarks are all reproductions, and the name of the game is gambling. This neon jungle is, at turns, classy, tacky, cheesy, and sleazy, but it's always entertaining. If there's one sure bet in this town, it's that you'll never be bored. Las Vegas For Dummies gives you the lowdown on this city, which is fast challenging Orlando as the number-one tourist destination in the U.S. The city has more hotel rooms (over 120,000) than any other, and for sheer spectacle, it's hard to beat this town. You can watch a volcano explode, see a pirate ship sink, stroll by the Arc de Triumph and cross the Brooklyn Bridge -- all on the same street. And then you can gamble.
This guide will help you plan the best trip imaginable, whether you are * An inexperienced traveler looking for guidance in determining whether to take a trip to Vegas, and how to plan for it * An experienced traveler who doesn't have a lot of time to devote to trip planning * Any traveler who only has a few days to spend in Las Vegas and needs expert advice on maximizing a minimum of time * A traveler who doesn't like big, thick travel guides that list every single hotel, restaurant, or attraction, but instead looks for a book that focuses on the places that will provide the best or most unique experiences Las Vegas For Dummies is clearly organized and segmented so you won't have to read what came before or after any chapter.
You'll uncover tips for * Planning your trip by taking a gander at the Las Vegas weather; special events; and tips for families, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and gay and lesbian travelers * Ironing out the details, by considering the use of a travel agent, buying a package deal, or searching for the best airfares * Settling into Vegas by exploring some of the neighborhoods and modes of transportation * Dining in Las Vegas, from buffets to brunches, the city's top restaurants to its cheapest meals * Exploring the city's attractions, entertainment, shopping, and recreational opportunities * Living up the Vegas nightlife, from splashy production shows such as Cirque de Soleil to the hottest dance clubs in town If a city exists that has its heart right on its sleeve, it's Las Vegas. Don't come here looking for culture and self-improvement, but do come here looking for a whale of a good time. You're sure to have it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0764554484
  • 9780764554483

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: GETTING STARTED. Chapter 1: Discovering the Glam and Glitz of Las Vegas. Chapter 2: Deciding When to Go. Chapter 3: Planning Your Budget. Chapter 4: Planning Ahead for Special Travel Needs. PART II: IRONING OUT THE DETAILS. Chapter 5: Getting to Las Vegas. Chapter 6: Deciding Where to Stay. Chapter 7: Booking Your Room. Chapter 8: The Best Hotels in Las Vegas. Chapter 9: Taking Care of the Remaining Details. Chapter 10: Orienting Yourself in Las Vegas. PART III: SETTLING INTO LAS VEGAS. Chapter 11: Getting from Here to There in Las Vegas. Chapter 12: Money Matters. PART IV: DINING IN LAS VEGAS. Chapter 13: Dining -- Las Vegas Style. Chapter 14: The Best Places to Dine in Las Vegas. PART V: EXPLORING LAS VEGAS. Chapter 15: Luck Be a Lady: Gambling Tips and Tricks. Chapter 16: The Top Sights in Las Vegas. Chapter 17: More Cool Things to See and Do in Las Vegas. Chapter 18: Hitting the Shops and Malls. Chapter 19: Doubling Your Odds: A Pair of Itineraries and Day Trips. PART VI: LIVING IT UP AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN: LAS VEGAS NIGHTLIFE. Chapter 20: It's Showtime! Chapter 21: Bars, Stars, and Gee-tars: Las Vegas at Night. PART VII: THE PART OF TENS. Chapter 22: Ten Las Vegas Claims to Fame. Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Las Vegas Institutions That Are No More. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Worksheets. Index.
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About Mary Herczog

Mary Herczog lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. She has written numerous magazine articles on Las Vegas and is the author of Frommer's New Orleans and Frommer's Las Vegas; she has also contributed to Frommer's Los Angeles.
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