Las Vegas Travel Guide

Las Vegas

Where to Eat in Vegas

Some Vegas shows and attractions can really sap your energy and leave you craving for food. Replenish your hungry tummy before going off to another tiring adventure by eating at any of these top food hubs in LV. Warning: some of them may take a chunk off your wallet!

1) Alize

Located west of the Strip, Alize is nestled on top of the Palms Casino Resort. Featuring French Cuisine by Chef Andre Rochat, Alize brings the best recipes of poultry, meat and fish for a delightful dinner. Entrees range from $50 to $75.

2) Il Mulino New York

One of Vegas’ best gastronomic delights is Il Mulino New York’s prime Italian fare. Located along Caesar Palace’s Forum Shops, entrees range from $75 to $100. Just as good as its food is its very courteous waiters.

3) Andre’s at the Monte Carlo

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Housed inside the Monte Carlo Hotel is Andre’s, a French restaurant again headed by Chef Andre Rochat of Alize. Its lavish interiors greatly complement its sumptuous foods, which cost anywhere from $50 to $75.

4) TWIST by Pierre Gagnaire

As Gagnaire’s only restaurant in the United States, Mandarin Oriental-based TWIST provides its diners with a stellar eating experience (since the cost of each entree is $100 above.) Must-try entrees include Gagnaire’s Foie Gras Degustation and the Three Course Tasting Menu.

5) Foundation Room

Get the best American food at Foundation Room, decked on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort. Accessible only through a private elevator, this former ‘members only’ restaurant is now open to locals and tourists every night. Food costs from $50 to $75.

6) Full Ho Chinese Cuisine

Treat your taste buds to cheap yet delicious Chinese cuisine at Full Ho, located along S. Jones Blvd. Full Ho foods are true bargains, since most are within the $8 to $12 price range.

7) Grand Lux Café

You can still dine in a casino-hotel without shelling over $20 by trying the Venetian Hotel’s Grand Lux Café. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices are affordable–given Grand Lux’s Las Vegas Blvd location–as they are all below $15.

8) Firefly on Paradise

Visit Paradise Road to get a taste of palate-tickling Latin food–at Firefly on Paradise. Its specialty is its tapas, with orders ranging from $3.50 to $10. Baby back ribs and filet mignon are available as well.

9) Memphis Championship Barbeque

Enjoy good ‘ol American food without breaking the bank at Memphis Championship Barbeque, situated along S. Rainbow Blvd. Its offers include baby back ribs (but of course), pulled pork sandwich and Memphis po’ boy, all under $10.

10) Rocco’s NY Pizzeria

Hankering for cheap Italian food? Then head to W. Charleston Blvd to get a taste of what Rocco’s NY Pizzeria has to offer. Its pizza, pasta and sandwich offers are very affordable, with prices starting at $11.

 

Where to Stay in Vegas When You’re on a Budget

If you’re wondering where to stay in Vegas with your shoestring budget, check out these hotels.

1) Circus Circus Hotel and Casino

Boasting 3,770 room and 35 floors; free spectacular performances by aerialists, trapeze artists, and clowns every half-hour; a stunning five-acre theme park; and over 100,000 square feet of casino space, Circus Circus Hotel and Casino is a family-friendly hotel that offers all the fun and excitement of the big top. Room rates start at $23 a night.

Address: 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

2) Stratosphere Hotel

An authentic Vegas landmark, the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino features 2,427 rooms and 24 floors, and a 1,149-foot tower that dominates the Vegas skyline and highlights the adrenaline-pumping rides at its very peak. Its rooms are fully renovated, marking the beginning of changes that will leave the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower new up, down, and all around. Room rates start at $28 a night.

Address: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104

3) Tuscany All Suites and Casino

With 716 rooms and 3 floors, Tuscany Suites & Casino commits to provide its guests with the best in luxurious hotel accommodations, world-class dining, exciting casino gaming, and a variety of live entertainment. Enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer in a prime location, just two blocks away from the famous Las Vegas Strip and minutes away from the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport. Room rates start at $29 a night.

Address:  255 East Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

4) Flamingo Las Vegas

Located on the famous Four Corners of the Las Vegas Strip, Bugsy Siegel’s desert dream has 3,545 of grandiose rooms, 28 floors. Displaying a vibrant Caribbean theme, the Flamingo has a headline entertainment, a wildlife habitat, a water playground, and a 77,000-square foot casino, which offers  more than 1,600 slot machines, a sports book, and 89 table games. Rates start at $28 a night.

 Address: 3555 Las Vegas Blvd So LAS VEGAS, NV 89109

5) Palace Station Hotel and Casino

With 551 rooms and 21 floors, Palace Station Hotel and Casino is conveniently situated minutes from the heart of the city. Its panoramas of the valley and the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip are simply awe-inspiring. Whether it is a comfortable value room in the courtyard, a deluxe room in the 21-storey tower, or an elegantly-appointed suite that you’re after, Palace Station is sure to suit your budget and exceed your expectations. Room rates start at $16 per a night.

Address: 2411 W. Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

6) Fiesta Henderson Station and Casino

Featuring 224 rooms and 10 floors, Fiesta Henderson Casino & Hotel is nestled on more than a 46-acre expanse in Henderson, Nevada. It is right adjacent to the junction of I-95 and the 215 Beltway, just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Fiesta Henderson offers affordable deluxe rooms and suites, and fabulous hotel amenities, with rates starting at $27 a night.

Address: 777 West Lake Mead Pkwy Henderson, NV 89015

7) Excalibur Hotel and Casino

If you are looking to make your Vegas vacation comfortable and even more fun, then Excalibur Hotel Casino is the perfect spot for you.  A far cry from its Medieval name, Excalibur features modern contemporary rooms that have been remodeled from floor ceiling. With 3,990 rooms and 28 floors, Excalibur offers guests variety, value, and exciting attractions. Its spa overlooks a sparkling swimming pool that has been expanded to twice  its original size. Room rates start at $30 a night.

Address: 3850 Las Vegas Blvd, So Las Vegas, NV 89109-1050

If you are looking for the perfect place to eat, drink, and be merry, then Vegas should be your next stop! After all, Las Vegas is one city that never sleeps – so you’re sure to get all the fun you can get all day, all night!


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