Las Vegas has famously cherrypicked the world’s iconic destinations for ideas - and made them its own.
In most tourism-heavy cities, the hotels serve the destination. You stay at one near the beach for instance, or that’s located in an area of town you like, and hopefully, the hotel is nice. In many ways, hotels in Las Vegas are the destination. So, where you choose to stay will, in many ways, define your Vegas vacation. The obvious reason for this is the heavily themed nature of the hotels, from the laser beam-topped Egyptian pyramid to the Eiffel Tower to the hotel fronted by a 45-foot-tall lion seemingly plucked from the production logo of an MGM film. But perhaps the more accurate reason is that these hotels are essentially self-contained cities. The aim of the casinos is to keep you inside, and spending money, so they’re constantly upgrading rooms, adding restaurants and enhancing the shopping experience. You get the idea: once you’re inside, that may be your Vegas for the week. Choose wisely.