AAA Four-Diamond Vegas Resort with Casino and IMAX Theatre
At Aliante Casino + Hotel, it's possible to court Lady Luck at the 24-hour casino, watch a giant-sized IMAX movie, salsa at a Latin dance party, and catch a live concert—all in the same night. The multimillion-dollar casino hotel would fit right in on the Las Vegas Strip. Instead, the resort is tucked away in a tranquil neighborhood of North Las Vegas. Recreational parks and picturesque trails provide a refreshing dose of peace and quiet in an area where peace and quiet are in short supply. Still, the resort is only about a half-hour drive from Sin City’s raucous casinos and nightclubs.
The hotel's exterior is sleek and modern, with reflective glass panes that sparkle in the relentless Nevada sunshine. Up in the guest rooms, a contemporary design scheme incorporates mocha accents and floor-to- ceiling windows. There’s a flat-screen plasma TV for in-room entertainment.
In the casino, you can take your chances at thousands of slot machines. The bingo room has space for up to 200 players, and the onsite Race + Sports Book boasts three large screens and 170 seats. To refuel, you can visit one of the many onsite dining options. MRKT Sea & Land complements 1855 premium steaks and nightly live atmospheric entertainment with selections from an epic wine room. Bottles serve a more decorative purpose at Salted Lime, the hotel's upscale Mexican restaurant. A handcrafted chandelier made from more than 2,000 tequila bottles hangs overhead.
North Las Vegas: Family-Friendly Adventures Away from the Strip
Roughly a half-hour drive from Sin City, North Las Vegas rests in the Mohave Desert, bordered on the north by the Las Vegas Mountain Range. Throughout the city's residential communities, you'll find many trails and recreational parks, including the 20-acre Aliante Nature Discovery Park. The Aliante Golf Club lies just across the street from the hotel, and the Valley of Fire State Park is only about an hour away. Here, adults can gaze into a manmade lake as kids roll up their sleeves at the Dino Dig sandbox to unearth replicas of dinosaur fossils and Fred Flintstone's baby pictures.
North Las Vegas is situated close enough to the Vegas Strip to sample its iconic stage shows, casinos, and clubs. It's also worth the drive to check out classic Vegas sights downtown. Vintage neon signs tout casinos from the 1950s along Fremont Street—once the center of Sin City's nightlife. In the evening, the casinos go dim as 12.5 million lights illuminate an outdoor canopy for a free light-and-sound show called _Viva Vision_.