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Travel watch: San Jose 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 sealing the deal.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan your trip around the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between San Jose 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 started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Flight deals to Las Vegas

The cheapest flights between San Jose and Las Vegas are if you leave on April 21 and return from Nevada on April 25. Frontier Airlines currently has tickets for $87, roundtrip.

Frontier Airlines also has tickets at that price point in June. If you fly out of San Jose on June 12 and return from Las Vegas on June 15, Frontier Airlines can get you there and back for $87 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 Bellagio Las Vegas (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, 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 Mansion at MGM Grand (3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South)

A third option is The Mansion at MGM Grand. With a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $70/night.

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.

Top picks for dining and drinking

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Las Vegas' 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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One of Las Vegas's most popular restaurants is 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 surprisingly very well priced," wrote visitor Anna. "Grab a seat on the patio to see the Bellagio fountains. My favorite is steak with the blue cheese topping."

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.

It offers hot sandwiches, from turkey and cranberry to roast beef with horseradish, for under 10 bucks.

"It's open 24 hours a day and has a variety of hot sandwiches at all times," wrote reviewer Cyrus. "It's very affordable, which is great in Vegas."

Eat. (707 E. Carson Ave.)

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Also worth considering is Eat.

"The secret to this spot's success is keeping things simple with fresh, high-quality ingredients prepared from scratch," wrote Gabrielle.

PublicUs (1126 Fremont St.)

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Finally, there's PublicUs.

"This place has great coffee and baked goods," wrote Jay. "As an added bonus, they support the local theater, arts and film scene."

Featured Las Vegas 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)

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First up is the Las Vegas Strip.

Four miles of fun, decadence and fantastic shopping, dining and gambling is what lures people from around the world back to Vegas. 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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The Fountains at Bellagio is another popular destination.

Fountains shoot 250 feet into the air to the accompaniment of a symphony every 30 minutes until 7 p.m. and then every 15 minutes the rest of the night.

"It is beautiful and relaxing," wrote visitor Kendra. "I love listening to the music and watching the water go with the music. It's definitely a must-see in Las Vegas."

The Fremont Street Experience (425 Fremont St.)

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Finally, spend some time at The Fremont Street Experience, which is an outdoor pedestrian mall (free entry) that also has 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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