Location, location, location. Much like real estate, travelers often cite ‘best location’ as their most important criteria when choosing where to stay on vacation. People want to be close to their planned activities and make life as easy as possible. The same goes for Las Vegas.
When planning a trip to Las Vegas, it’s wise to tailor your location to your interests. Are you there for the world class shopping experience? To see a few shows? Or perhaps for the nightlife? Work that out first and then book a hotel that is tailored to your itinerary. Here’s some tips on where to stay in Las Vegas.
If you’re in Vegas for the nightlife, you’ll want to be in the thick of the action. Your hotel choice should encompass your nightlife plans.
If you plan on taking in a wide range of bars/clubs for nightlife, or want to hit multiple pools throughout your stay, you’ll want to stay in a centrally located resort on the Strip, that’s within short walking distance to other resorts / casinos.
Roughly speaking, “central” means anywhere on the Strip between Harmon Ave at the south end and Spring Mountain Road on the north end.
Top hotels that are centrally located for the nightlife include MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Wynn/Encore, Planet Hollywood, the Cosmopolitan, and Venetian/Palazzo.
If you’re in Las Vegas for shopping, you’re in luck. Vegas is a shopper’s paradise, boasting a roll call of nearly every major global brand, from budget to the highest levels of luxury, along with outposts for rare brands with only a few stores in the world.
It’s also home to the world’s most expensive mall – Crystals at City Center – with enough luxury brands to keep you window shopping for days. Crystals is conveniently located dead center of the Strip, in front of Aria across from Planet Hollywood.
Moving north, roughly between Treasure Island and Wynn/Encore, is the Fashion Show Mall. Vegas’ oldest shopping destination is arguably its most impressive, tripling in size since opening. The mall boasts a staggering 250 stores and 7 major department stores. For international tourists, it’s American shopping at its biggest and best.
Top hotels for Las Vegas shopping include Aria, the Cosmopolitan, Planet Hollywood, and Wynn/Encore.
The full Vegas experience
Restaurants, sightseeing, hotel quality, theatre, concerts – this is the umbrella that everything else falls under. If your trip calls for multiple stops at different resorts with an array of activities, which is often the case for first-time visitors, you’ll want a hotel that is conveniently located on the Strip.
Some of the best hotels that are centrally located include Aria, Bellagio, Mirage and MGM Grand.
As always, Vegas can be what you want it to be. But it’s even better without delays, lines and hassle. Tailor your hotel location to your planned activities, and you’ll be sure to get the most out of your trip.