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Published on June 19, 2019
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While Las Vegas may be an obvious choice for a vacation spot, the city offers much more than just gambling and buffets, and it's 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. 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 Minneapolis 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. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Cheapest Las Vegas flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Minneapolis and Las Vegas are if you leave on July 9 and return from Nevada on July 11. Sun Country Airlines currently has tickets for $104, roundtrip.

Sun Country Airlines also has tickets at that price point later in July. If you fly out of Minneapolis on July 31 and return from Las Vegas on Aug. 3, Sun Country Airlines can get you there and back for $104 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.

Bellagio Hotel and Casino (3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, consider The Bellagio Las Vegas. The hotel has a 4.5-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $149.

"This hotel is an icon in its own right. They have art installations, the fountains, the garden, Chihuly ceiling, amongst the gambling and eateries," wrote visitor Stace.

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

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

"Cool hotel in Las Vegas with good views of the city from the rooftop pool," wrote Scott.

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino (3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South)

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A third option is The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The 4.3-star hotel has rooms for $149/night.

"Venetian is a wonderful place to stay when you’re in Vegas," wrote visitor Esther. "It’s right in the middle of the strip and close to pretty much everywhere. The rooms are also amazing."

Local restaurant picks

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. 

"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."

Wicked Spoon (Level 2, The Chelsea Tower, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

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Another popular dining destination is Wicked Spoon, with 4.3 stars from 93 reviews.

"Came for Sunday brunch — beat the crowds and overall had a great time," wrote reviewer Kelly. "Had some truffle spaghetti, the scrambled eggs were soft, desserts were great and even the kale salad was tasty."

Earl of Sandwich (3667 S. Las Vegas Blvd.)

Also worth considering is Earl of Sandwich.

Price tags well under $10 and a variety of hot sandwiches from turkey and cranberry to roast beef and horseradish.

"Open 24 hours a day and a variety of hot sandwiches at all times," wrote Cyrus.

Featured Las Vegas attractions

Not sure what to do in Las Vegas, besides eat and drink? 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.

Four miles of fun, decadence and fantastic shopping, dining and gambling is what lures people from around the world back to Vegas again and again. From the Mandalay Bay in the south to the Stratosphere in the north, The Strip is where the action is.

"A nice walk for the adventurous," wrote visitor Karen.

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

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The Fountains at Bellagio are another popular destination.

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.

"Love watching the fountain!" wrote visitor Kendra. "It is beautiful and relaxing."

The Fremont Street Experience (425 Fremont St.)

Lastly, consider checking out The Fremont Street Experience.

Its main 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.

"Plenty to see here and do, from the old casinos to 99-cent souvenirs," wrote visitor Yanira. 

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