Travel watch: Milwaukee to Las Vegas, and back again

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 at the Park MGM sealing the deal.

And the cost is more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Milwaukee to Las Vegas in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.

So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your to-do list.

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Cheapest Las Vegas flights

The cheapest flights between Milwaukee and Las Vegas are if you leave on April 6 and return from Nevada on April 10. Frontier Airlines currently has tickets for $177, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had later in April. If you fly out of Milwaukee on April 29 and return from Las Vegas on May 3, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $212 roundtrip.

Top Las Vegas hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are some of Las Vegas’s top-rated hotels, selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The Bellagio Las Vegas (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Bellagio Las Vegas. The hotel has a 4.5-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $149.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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There's also the 4.6-star rated The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Rooms are currently set at $140/night.

The Wynn Las Vegas (3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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A third option is The Wynn Las Vegas. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $179/night.

Top picks for dining and drinking

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Las Vegas's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Mon Ami Gabi (3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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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 the blue cheese topping," wrote visitor Anna.

Earl of Sandwich (3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South)

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Also worth considering is the Earl of Sandwich, with 4.4 stars from 81 reviews.

Price tags in the famously expensive town are well under $10 for a variety of hot sandwiches, from turkey and cranberry to roast beef and horseradish.

Eat. (707 E. Carson Ave.)

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Finally, there's Eat. It checks in with five stars from eight reviews. 

What to see and do in Las Vegas

Not sure what to do in Las Vegas, besides eat and drink (and catch that Gaga show)? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard)

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First up is the Las Vegas Strip. It has 4.6 stars from 792 reviews on Skyscanner.

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.)

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Then, there are the Fountains at Bellagio. They check in with 4.6 stars from 686 reviews on Skyscanner. 

Fountains shoot 250 feet into the air to the accompaniment of a symphony every 30 minutes until 7pm. After that, the spectacular display happens every 15 minutes.  

The Fremont Street Experience (425 Fremont St.)

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Lastly, consider checking out The Fremont Street Experience. It has 4.4 stars from 446 reviews on Skyscanner.

The Fremont Street Experience is an outdoor pedestrian mall in Las Vegas. Its primary attraction is a massive barrel vault canopy screen that hangs over four of the mall’s five blocks. This canopy is famous for wild light shows that happen every night.  

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