Top travel picks: Getaway from Detroit to Las Vegas

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.

Whether you’re trying to get away ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Detroit and Las Vegas, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Las Vegas to get you excited about your next excursion.

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Flight deals to Las Vegas

Currently, the cheapest flights between Detroit and Las Vegas are if you leave on May 11 and return from Nevada on May 14. Frontier Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $128.

There are also deals to be had in April. If you fly out of Detroit on April 19 and return from Las Vegas on April 24, Spirit Airlines can get you there and back for $195 roundtrip.

Top Las Vegas hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Las Vegas’ top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do 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.)

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A pricier alternative is The Bellagio Las Vegas. Rooms are currently set at $149/night. It has 4.5 stars.

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

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A third option is The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $140/night.

Featured Las Vegas restaurants

Las Vegas has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

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.

"This is my favorite restaurant in Las Vegas, and it's surprisingly well priced. 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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Another popular dining destination is the Earl of Sandwich, with 4.4 stars from 81 reviews.

Expect price tags well under $10 for a variety of hot sandwiches, from turkey and cranberry to roast beef and horseradish.

PublicUs (1126 Fremont St.)

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Finally, there's PublicUs, with five stars from five reviews.

"This place has great coffee and baked goods," wrote Jay.

Featured local attractions

Not sure what to do in Las Vegas, besides eat and drink? Here are two top recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard)

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First up is the Las Vegas Strip, with 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 in this heart of "Sin City."

Fountains at Bellagio (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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Then, there are the Fountains at Bellagio, with 4.6 stars from 685 reviews on Skyscanner.

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 display happens every 15 minutes.  

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