AAA Four Diamond Hotel South of Vegas Strip
Less than 10 miles south of the Las Vegas Strip, the Mediterranean-inspired Green Valley Ranch cuts an imposing figure, with Spanish-style architecture, tiled roofs, and grounds covered with towering palms. You don’t have to worry about transportation to the city’s main corridor, thanks to a complimentary shuttle that runs back and forth from The Strip four times a day, as well as stops at the airport. But there's a lot to do right here—the sprawling resort encompasses restaurants, pools, a casino, and a movie theater.
In the upscale casino, exposed-stone columns support towering arches and a vaulted ceiling. Gamers can try their luck at 2,200 slot and video poker games, a poker room, race- and sports-book areas, and more than 55 table games such as blackjack, craps, and roulette. Spend your winnings at one of eight onsite restaurants, including Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis, known for its selection of aged meats, and Terra Verde, a cozy Italian eatery with house-made pasta dishes and an extensive wine list. Groupon customers can use their pool credit at the poolside café or The Pond, a private pool and lounge area with bottle service; spa credits may be used at the onsite spa for services such as massages, facials, and mani-pedis.
Green Valley Ranch's outdoor recreation area stretches across more than 8 acres outfitted with manicured lawns, private cabanas, and infinity-edge dipping pools. Come nightfall, you can catch a live band at Ovation or slip into Drop Bar for a nightcap.
Greater Las Vegas: Shops and Restaurants Off The Strip
The town of Henderson is conveniently close to Las Vegas, but it's also far enough to be an escape from the bustle of The Strip. Next to Green Valley Ranch sits The District, a pedestrian-friendly promenade lined with boutiques and restaurants. On Friday and Saturday nights from May through October, you can enjoy live music as you stroll the plaza.
To head to The Strip, hop onto the resort's free shuttle, which will drop you off at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. If you're all gambled out, make reservations at one of the long-running shows, such as Cirque du Soleil's Love, an acrobatic and visually stunning homage to the Beatles.
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