The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2013

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
  • 599,476

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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


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


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


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 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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