While Las Vegas may be an obvious choice for a vacation spot, the city offers much more than just gambling and buffets, and is well worth a fresh look at its constantly changing offerings for accommodations, libations, recreation and relaxation.
The self-proclaimed Entertainment Capital of the World has a thriving Downtown Arts District, several museums, dozens of parks and a world-class center for the performing arts. Its iconic casino-hotels offer extensive shopping, dining, pools and spas, live shows and nightlife. And it was named one of the New York Times' top destinations for 2019, with a much-anticipated Lady Gaga residency sealing the deal.
Thankfully, there are plenty of regular, relatively inexpensive flights between Baltimore and Las Vegas. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind.
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Cheapest Las Vegas flights
The cheapest flights between Baltimore and Las Vegas are if you leave on June 5 and return from Nevada on June 8. Spirit Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $202.
There are also deals to be had in May. If you fly out of Baltimore on May 29 and return from Las Vegas on June 1, Spirit Airlines can get you there and back for $209 roundtrip.
Top Las Vegas hotels
Regarding where to stay, here are some of Las Vegas’ top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.
The Mansion at MGM Grand (3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South)
For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Mansion at MGM Grand. The hotel has a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $70.
Situated near the airport, this Las Vegas hotel is also close to the Bali Hai Golf Club and the Thomas and Mack Center. Another nearby attraction is the Sands Expo Convention Center.
The Bellagio Las Vegas (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)
If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Bellagio Las Vegas. Rooms are currently set at $149/night. It checks in with 4.5 stars.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)
A third option is The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $140/night.
Featured Las Vegas restaurants
If you're looking for a popular spot to grab a bite, Las Vegas has plenty of excellent eateries to choose from. Here are a few from Skyscanner's listings to help you get started.
Mon Ami Gabi (3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)
If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Mon Ami Gabi, which has an average of 4.5 stars out of 86 reviews on Skyscanner.
"Grab a seat on the patio to see the Bellagio fountains. My favorite entree is the steak with blue cheese topping," wrote Anna.
Earl of Sandwich (3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South)
Also worth considering is the Earl of Sandwich, with 4.4 stars from 81 reviews.
Price tags are well under $10 for a variety of hot sandwiches, from turkey and cranberry to roast beef and horseradish.
Eat. (707 E. Carson Ave.)
Finally, there's Eat., with five stars from eight reviews on Skyscanner.
"The secret to this spot's success is keeping things simple with fresh, high-quality ingredients prepared from scratch," wrote Gabrielle.
Featured local attractions
To round out your trip, Las Vegas offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are some top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.
Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard)
First up is the Las Vegas Strip. It has 4.6 stars from 792 reviews.
Four miles of fun, decadence and fantastic shopping, dining and gambling is what lures people from around the world back to Las Vegas again and again. With over 30 major casinos along with world-class entertainment venues, you'll never run out of things to do.
Fountains at Bellagio (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)
The Fountains at Bellagio are another popular destination, with 4.6 stars from 686 reviews.
Fountains shoot 250 feet into the air to the accompaniment of a symphony every 30 minutes, that is, until 7 p.m. After that, the spectacular display happens every 15 minutes.
The Fremont Street Experience (425 Fremont St.)
Finally, consider checking out The Fremont Street Experience, with 4.4 stars out of 446 reviews on Skyscanner.
The Fremont Street Experience is an outdoor pedestrian mall. Its principle attraction is a massive barrel vault canopy screen that hangs over four of the mall’s five blocks. This canopy is famous for its wild light shows that happen every night.
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