Experience Las Vegas and Stay in an Iconic Resort
It’s hard to say what aspect of Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is most intriguing. For one, there’s the casino. One lucky guest took home an $11 million jackpot from it this March—along with the ultimate Vegas vacation story. The Westgate’s staff has its share of stories, too: more than a few could tell you about the time they met Elvis, who lived and performed at the resort from 1969 through 1976. In 2015, the resort partnered with Graceland to open Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, the only Graceland exhibition outside of Memphis.
Though Westgate takes pride in its history, it has the future at the top of its mind. Over the past year, it’s poured $100 million into renovation projects, resulting in enhanced guest rooms, new cabanas and daybeds for the pool deck, and a slew of new dining and entertainment possibilities. You’ll find restaurants galore: teppanyaki cuisine at the world-famous (and world’s largest) Benihana, homestyle cooking at the new Sid’s Cafe, and award-winning steaks at the new Edge Steakhouse. There’s also a Pizza Hut and numerous spots for a quick pick-me-up, whether your boost of choice is Starbucks coffee or soft-serve custard.
Of course, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without a bit of gallivanting on the Strip. The world-famous thoroughfare is within walking distance of the Westgate, but you don’t have to hoof it if you don’t want to. The resort features an onsite monorail station that you can use to reach the Strip in just a few minutes.
The Las Vegas Strip: 24/7 Entertainment and Fine Dining
With an almost unlimited variety of casinos, bars and nightclubs, and live entertainment, the general consensus along the Las Vegas Strip seems to be “go big or go home.” And you can go really big here. Make a beeline for the dozens of 24-hour casinos lining the neon-lit Strip to tango with Lady Luck in high-stakes games of roulette, blackjack, and poker; or grab a front-row seat to the city’s over-the-top glitz at nightly magic, acrobatic, and musical performances. Be sure to stick around for mealtimes—casinos on the Strip are known for their fine-dining restaurants and extravagant buffets overflowing with crab legs and prime rib.
Even Sin City isn’t all casinos, all the time. Go shopping at the high-end boutiques found inside most hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. You can also virtually travel the globe in just a few city blocks, thanks to the Strip’s re-creation of the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and Venetian canals. And you’ll find a surprising number of shows in Las Vegas for kids hidden among the raucous nightlife.