Hotel at a Glance: Desert Rose Resort
Situated between McCarran International Airport and the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Desert Rose Resort is perfectly positioned for your next Sin City getaway. The all-suite resort offers an oasis from the bright lights of Vegas, with a secluded pool and accommodations with such amenities as fully equipped kitchens.
- Distance to the Strip: 1.5 blocks
- Catch some rays at the pool, located in the middle of the property and surrounded by tropical plants.
- In-suite amenities: One- and two-bedroom units feature fully equipped kitchens, private balconies, cable TV, and free WiFi.
Las Vegas: The Strip Past and Present
Mentioning Las Vegas usually conjures up images of spinning roulette wheels and stone-faced poker players. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll want to make a beeline for the casinos lining the neon-lit Strip. But for lower-stakes gambling in a throwback Vegas atmosphere, head downtown to Fremont Street. Vintage signs and showgirls crowned with headdresses recall the days of Sinatra and Martin, but this Glitter Gulch burns much brighter today than it did in the Rat Pack era: beginning at dusk, a canopy of more than 12 million LED lights erupts in a psychedelic light and music show every hour.
Educational attractions have never been Sin City’s strong suit, but the Mob Museum boasts a winning formula: bank robberies, prostitution, and money laundering. Exhibits profile legendary Mafiosi from Capone to Gotti, and mob artifacts include the bloodstained, bullet-pocked brick wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Within the former federal courthouse, you can fire a Tommy gun simulator, participate in a police lineup, or enter witness protection for the rest of your life.