Vibrant Beach Club at Rock-Themed Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas takes music so seriously that speakers have been hooked up below water in the swimming pool—when you cannonball into the pool’s deep end, the guitar licks of an epic jam play loud and clear. With oversize sunbathing beds, sandy beaches, and grass-shack bungalows, the Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino pampers its guests in sun-soaked luxury. After floating along a lazy river connecting a network of shallow pools, you can play swim-up blackjack on floating palapas. With a rotating roster of featured celebrities and a vibrant party scene, the sprawling poolside paradise epitomizes Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's indulgent atmosphere and posh ambiance.
Inside mountain-view king rooms in the Paradise and Casino Towers, doors swing open to reveal modish accommodations with charcoal carpet extending to floor-to-ceiling windows. Velvety drapes and plush beds add funky finishing touches.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino caters to diverse appetites with eclectic dining and dance venues. Pink Taco serves carne asada, shrimp tacos, and other Mexican dishes in a room with gilt-framed folk art and retro lowrider bicycles. At Vanity Nightclub, 20,000 light crystals from a cyclone chandelier illuminate a sunken dance floor, where the party continues until 4 a.m. Every Saturday through October, the hotel will host the Nectar Music Festival, which it promises will “rejoice the juices of life” with the world’s best DJs and musical acts.
Las Vegas: Casinos, Shows, and Lights in the Mojave Desert
The original Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street glitters with 12 million lights and troupes of costumed street performers. Lined with iconic casinos, flashing neon signs, and showgirls crowned with headdresses, this vintage boulevard evokes Vegas in the days of the Rat Pack. There are also a few ultramodern features—a 90-foot LED screen hovers above the bustling avenue as passengers zoom by on an 850-foot-long zipline.
While the Strip’s casinos and shows are well documented and beloved, Las Vegas's cultural attractions are often overlooked. A mile east of Hard Rock Hotel, the Marjorie Barrick Museum delves into Latin American culture with one of the country’s most comprehensive collections of pre-Columbian art. This University of Nevada gallery proudly displays Mexican dance masks, Hopi basketry, and Navajo jewelry, some of which dates back thousands of years.