Hotel at a Glance: Tuscany Suites & Casino
Set two blocks from the Las Vegas Strip, Tuscany Suites & Casino channels the rustic elegance of northern Italy—and then amps it up to Vegas-style proportions. Guests enjoy sumptuous accommodations on 27 landscaped acres dotted with enough pools, fountains, and gardens to do Tuscany proud. But at the same time, you don’t have to leave the property to find top-flight dining and live entertainment.
- Where you’ll stay: The hotel’s handsome suites come with free WiFi and plenty of space to spread out; each unit has a dining room, sitting area, and large bathroom with separate shower and tub.
- Try your luck in the casino, where you’ll find more than 800 slot machines, as well as table games and a sports book bar.
- Onsite dining: The resort has four restaurants. Try hearty Italian fare at Tuscany Gardens (where you can use an included food credit), or hit up the other eateries for Mexican food, all-day breakfast, and casual bites.
- Have a cocktail: This Groupon includes a beverage credit you can use at Piazza Lounge or Tuscana Bar.
- Entertainment venues hosting Rat Pack and other live music
Beyond the Las Vegas Strip: Old Vegas, Red Rock Canyon, and the Hoover Dam
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.
Hoover Dam, a marvel of modern engineering, lies just 35 miles away, near the Nevada–Arizona border. Take the 30-minute power-plant tour or the 60-minute dam tour, which takes visitors inside the dam’s narrow passageways. You can actually kayak down the Colorado River from the base of the dam—just be sure to arrive early, as only 30 permits are issued per day.