#57 best destination in the world

 

MGM Grand Las Vegas, Paradise

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Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip, and the largest single hotel in the United States with 6,852 rooms
  • When it opened in 1993, the MGM Grand was the largest hotel complex in the world
  • The 30 floor property includes five outdoor pools, rivers, and waterfalls that cover 6.6 acres, gardens, and a spa
  • Also houses numerous shops, night clubs, restaurants and the largest casino in Clark County

Bellagio, Las Vegas

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Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Resort, luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip inspired by the lake town of Bellagio in Italy
  • One of its most notable features is an 8 acre lake between the building and the Strip, which houses the Fountains of Bellagio, a large dancing water fountain synchronized to music
  • Inside Bellagio, Dale Chihuly’s Fiori di Como, composed of over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers, covers the lobby ceiling

Fly Ranch Geyser, Washoe County

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Best time to travel: May, Sept
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Small geothermal geyser located on private land
  • The geyser contains thermophilic algae, which flourish in moist, hot environments, resulting in multiple hues of green and red, coloring the rocks
  • In 2016, the Burning Man Project purchased the 3,800 acre Fly Ranch, including the geyser, for $6.5 million
  • The Burning Man Project began offering limited public access to the property in 2018
  • The geyser is open to small, guided three-hour nature walks from April to October each year

Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park

Best time to travel: July-Sept, Oct-Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • The Lehman Caves were originally protected as a national monument in 1922
  • The caves were, most likely, discovered by Absalom Lehman in 1885
  • Crickets, spiders, pseudoscorpions, mites, and springtails may live their full lifecycles in the cave
  • Other animals there include chipmunks, mice, pack rats, and several species of bats

Fire Wave Trail, Valley of Fire State Park

Best time to travel: Jan-March, Nov-Dec
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Nevada’s oldest state park, Valley of Fire State Park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago
  • These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays

The Venetian Las Vegas, Paradise

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Luxury hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, on the site of the old Sands Hotel
  • The Venetian-Palazzo complex includes the world’s second-largest hotel, with 4,049 rooms, 3,068 suites and a 120,000-square-foot casino

Caesars Palace, Paradise

Best time to travel: March-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Luxury hotel and casino in Paradise, situated on the Las Vegas Strip, it is one of Las Vegas’s largest and best known landmarks, founded in 1966
  • It contains many statues, columns and iconography typical of Hollywood Roman period productions including a 20-foot statue of Augustus Caesar near the entrance
  • The modern casino facilities include table games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, Spanish 21, mini-baccarat, Pai Gow and Pai Gow poker
  • The casino also features a 24-hour poker room; and many slot machines and video poker machines
  • Notable entertainers who have performed at Caesars Palace include Frank Sinatra, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Celine Dion, Ike & Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, Liberace, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Julio Iglesias, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Gloria Estefan, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey