Las Vegas Getaway in One of Three Hotels on or near the Strip
This seven-night stay for two in Las Vegas includes accommodations in a studio or one-bedroom guest room in one of three centrally located hotels. Though Worldwide Vacation & Travel’s resort properties vary, they’re all located on or near the Strip, and include outdoor swimming pools surrounded by lush landscaping. At one resort, the main pool looks like something out of South Pacific, with a sand-entry beach, cascading waterfalls, and a lazy river heated up to 80-plus degrees, depending on the season. Another property located just off the Strip offers complimentary breakfast and free transportation to several hotels on the main drag. One hotel’s homey guest rooms are equipped with a full kitchen or kitchenette, balcony, and stereo system.
Las Vegas: The Strip Past and Present
Mentioning Las Vegas usually conjures up images of spinning roulette wheels and stone-faced poker players. If that’s what you’re looking for, you’ll want to make a beeline for the casinos lining the neon-lit Strip. But for lower-stakes gambling in a throwback Vegas atmosphere, head downtown to Fremont Street. Vintage signs and showgirls crowned with headdresses recall the days of Sinatra and Martin, but this Glitter Gulch burns much brighter today than it did in the Rat Pack era: beginning at dusk, a canopy of more than 12 million LED lights erupts in a psychedelic light and music show every hour.
Educational attractions have never been Sin City's strong suit, but the Mob Museum boasts a winning formula: bank robberies, prostitution, and money laundering. Exhibits profile legendary Mafiosi from Capone to Gotti, and mob artifacts include the bloodstained, bullet-pocked brick wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Within the former federal courthouse, you can fire a Tommy gun simulator, participate in a police lineup, or enter witness protection for the rest of your life.