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Las Vegas 2007


Book Description

You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might gothey've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Las Vegas features lavish full-color photos of the spectacle that awaits you. This is simply the most frank, funny, outrageous guide you can buyand it's much more up-to-date and indepth than its competition.

Our author is completely on top of the latest developments in this fast-changing destination, and she'll make sure that you never miss a minute of the fun. She'll give you an irreverent take on all the casino hotels, with all their attractions. She's also scouted out the very best restaurant choices in this up-and-coming dining scene, and honestly reviews all the casinos, shows, clubs, shopping arcades, and golf courses in town. Frommer's Las Vegas also includes a 16-page full-color photo insert!

About the Author

Mary Herczog lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. She is the author of Frommer's New Orleans and Las Vegas for Dummies, and has contributed to Frommer's Los Angeles.

Excerpted from Frommer's 2001 Las Vegas (Frommer's Las Vegas, 2001) by Mary Herczog. Copyright 2000. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved
Frommers Favorite Las Vegas Experiences

A Stroll on the Strip After Dark. You havent really seen Las Vegas until youve seen it at night. This neon wonderland is the worlds greatest sound-and-light show. Begin at the Luxor and work your way down past the incredible New York--New York. If your strength holds out, you will end at Circus Circus, where live acrobat acts take place overhead while you gamble. Make plenty of stops en route to take in the ship battle at Treasure Island, see the Mirage volcano erupt, and, most of all, marvel at the choreographed water fountain ballet at Bellagio.

Casino-Hopping on the Strip. The interior of each lavish new hotel-casino is more outrageous and giggle-inducing than the last. Just when you think they cant possibly top themselves, they do. From Venice to ancient Egypt, from a rain forest to a pirates lair, from King Arthurs castle to New York City, it is still all, totally, completely, and uniquely Las Vegas. See chapters 5 and 8 for our reviews. An Evening in Glitter Gulch. Set aside an evening to tour the Downtown hotels and take in the overhead light show of the Fremont Street Experience. Unlike the lengthy and exhausting Strip, you can hit 17 casinos in about 5 minutes. See chapters 5 and 7.

Buffets. They may no longer be the very best of bargains, as the cheaper ones do not provide the quality of the more pricey ones, but there is something about the endless mounds of food that just screams Vegas to us. Weve covered the best in chapter 6..

A Creative Adventures Tour. Char Cruze of Creative Adventures ([tel] 702/361-5565) provides personalized tours unlike anything offered by a commercial tour company, full of riveting stories and incredible facts about both natural and artificial local wonders. See Organized Tours in chapter 7.

The Liberace Museum. Its not the Smithsonian, but then again, the Smithsonian doesnt have rhinestones like these. Only in Vegas. See chapter 7.

The Dolphins at the Mirage. Actually, a most un-Vegas experience. Zone out as you watch these gorgeous mammals frolic in their cool blue pool. If you are really lucky, theyll play ball with you. See chapter 7.

The Penny Slots at the Gold Spike. Where even the most budget-conscious traveler can gamble for hours. See chapter 8.

The Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian and the Shopping Forum at Caesars Palace. Take what Napoléon called the greatest drawing room in Europe, replicate it, and add shops, and youve got the Venetian shopping experience--its St. Marks Square, complete with canals and gondolas. Then there is Caesars arcade, replicating an ancient Roman streetscape, with classical piazzas and opulent fountains. Dont miss the scary Audio-Animatronic statues as they come to glorious, cheesy life. See chapter 9.

Cirque du Soleils O and Mystére. You havent really seen Cirque du Soleil until youve seen it in a showroom equipped with state-of-the-art sound-and-lighting systems, and a seemingly infinite budget for sets, costumes, and high-tech special effects. Its an enchantment. See chapter 10.

Your Favorite Headliners. As soon as you arrive in town, pick up a show guide and see whos playing during your stay. For the top showrooms, see chapter 10.

Finding the Worst Lounge Shows. Some feel this is the ultimate Vegas experience and dedicate many an evening to it. Be sure to watch out for Cook E. Jarr and the Crumbs. See chapter 10. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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