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Las Vegas can be classy or tacky, cheesy or a bit sleazy, and it's always entertaining. Get ready to cruise the hot spots, test your luck at the casinos, shop the upscale boutiques, take in the spectacular shows, hit the swinging dance clubs, or escape from the glitz and neon and take in natural wonders on refreshing day trips. This guide gives you insider info on where to go and what to do, with great advice on how to:Find the best casinos and play the most popular gamesStroll the strip, where you can watch a volcano explode, see the ancient Pyramids, and explore New York, Paris, Rome, and VeniceDine on delicacies prepared by celebrity chefs such as Joel Robuchon at the Mansion (in the MGM Grand) or Emeril Lagasse at Table 10 (in the Palazzo), load up at buffets like Paris, Le Village Buffet (in the Paris Hotel), or split a sub at Capriotti'sTake in spectacular entertainment from Cirque de Soleil, Blue Man Group, Penn& Teller, and many moreEnjoy performances by big-name stars like Celine Dion or catch the classic topless Vegas revue, Jubilee!See shows like the magnificent Bellagio Water Fountains, hang out with dolphins at Mirage's Dolphin Habitat, or tour the inimitable Liberace Museum Like every For Dummies travel guide,Las Vegas For Dummies, Fifth Edition includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn't miss— and what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetLots of detailed maps You'll even find a time-saving "Quick Concierge" section with key phone numbers, addresses, and handy how-to's for getting around so you won’t miss a minute of the Vegas action!Introduction.Part I: Introducing Las Vegas. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Las Vegas. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper Into Las Vegas. Chapter 3: Deciding When to Go.Part II: Planning Your Trip to Las Vegas. Chapter 4: Managing Your Money. Chapter 5: Getting to Las Vegas. Chapter 6: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests. Chapter 7: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.Part III: Settling Into Las Vegas. Chapter 8: Arriving and Getting Oriented. Chapter 9: Checking In at Las Vegas’s Best Hotels. Chapter 10: Dining— Las Vegas Style.Part IV: Exploring Las Vegas. Chapter 11: Luck Be a Lady: Gambling Tips and Tricks. Chapter 12: Discovering Las Vegas’s Best Attractions. Chapter 13: Shopping the Local Stores. Chapter 14: Doubling Your Odds: A Pair of Itineraries. Chapter 15: Going Beyond Las Vegas: Two Day Trips.Part V: Living It Up After Dark: Las Vegas Nightlife. Chapter 16: It’s Showtime! Chapter 17: Bars, Stars, and Gee-tars: Las Vegas at Night.Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 18: Ten Las Vegas Claims to Fame. Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Las Vegas Institutions That Are No More. Chapter 20: Top Ten Vegas Values. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Index.Mary Herczog lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry when she’s not writingLas Vegas For Dummies, Los Angeles& Disneyland® For Dummies, Frommer’s New Orleans, and one-half ofCalifornia For Dummies— you can never have too much of a good thing, something she learned in Vegas (although she still doesn’t know how to play craps).Fun in Las Vegas is a sure bet!Stroll by the Eiffel Tower, meander down the canals of Venice, gaze at an Egyptian pyramid, or cross the Brooklyn Bridge. Take in a show, experience the Strip, hit the casinos, enjoy fine cuisine, power shop, or even explore nearby natural wonders. Whether you want exciting action or relaxing luxury, with this friendly guide you've hit the jackpot.Open the book and find:Down-to-earthtrip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn't missand what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetLots of detailed mapsread more