This Mayan-inspired resort is a quick ride from the Strip and features villas with kitchens, as well as an onsite spa
Resort at a Glance: Cancún Resort Las Vegas
This Mayan-inspired hotel is located 3 miles—just a short cab ride—from the Las Vegas Strip, but its tranquil setting feels worlds away from the Vegas bustle. Relax around the pools, one of which is fed from a pyramid reminiscent of the ruins at Chichén Itzá in Mexico; venture beneath the pyramid to find a large hot tub.
- Villas have kitchens as well as dining, living rooms, and two bathrooms.
- Eat beside a waterfall at the onsite Caribe Lounge, which serves American pub fare.
- Poolside hammocks are ideal for curling up with a good book, or for treating yourself to a nap.
- Show off vacation photos when you hop on to the WiFi network (included in resort fee).
Beyond the Las Vegas Strip: Old Vegas and Red Rock Canyon
It can feel like the entire city of Las Vegas revolves around the Strip if you never venture beyond that neon-lit corridor. But there’s plenty to see and do once you step off Las Vegas Boulevard. You can find a taste of Old Vegas on Fremont Street, where vintage signs and showgirls crowned with headdresses recall the days of Sinatra and Martin. Beginning at dusk, a canopy of more than 12 million LED lights erupts in a psychedelic light-and-music show every hour. For an aerial view, zoom down the center of Fremont Street on a zipline.
Nature puts on its own show at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, a landscape of fiery-red sandstone formations and limestone cliffs just 17 miles outside the city. Motor down the 13-mile scenic drive or ditch the car and strike out on any of more than 20 hiking trails that course through the region’s otherworldly topography.