Frommer's Las Vegas 2012

Frommer's Las Vegas 2012

by Rick Garman

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  • Insider advice on navigating the Strip as you explore some of that landmark street’s famous casino hotels and attractions, from Mandalay Bay’s wave pool and CityCenter’s public art displays to The Mirage’s exploding “volcano” and The Venetian’s gondola rides. Plus tips on everything to do in Downtown, info on free entertainment in the city, and on exploring hidden gems away from the hubbub of the Strip, such as the Atomic Testing Museum and Red Rock Canyon.
  • Where to find the absolute best gourmet dining and buffets, as well as the hottest clubs, hippest bars, and coolest shows in town.
  • Insightful commentary on gambling in the city’s famed casinos and tips for making your money last a bit longer while tackling table games and slot machines.
  • Opinionated write-ups. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • All Complete guides offer user-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118132562
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Series: Frommer's Complete Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

Rick Garman began visiting Las Vegas as soon as he was not barred from doing so by pesky things like laws. He started writing about the city in 1997 when he and his best friend Mary Herczog were invited to write Frommer’s Las Vegas. He went on to create Vegas4Visitors.com, one of the most respected Las Vegas travel resources on the Web and has appeared in various outlets as a self-proclaimed Vegas expert, although most of that expertise has been gained sitting at a slot machine with a glazed look in his eye while mumbling incoherently to himself. When not gambling away his life savings, Rick lives in Los Angeles and works in the entertainment industry.

Table of Contents

List of Maps vi

1 THE BEST OF LAS VEGAS 1

2 LAS VEGAS IN DEPTH 18

3 SUGGESTED LAS VEGAS ITINERARIES 41

4 WHERE TO STAY 57

5 WHERE TO EAT 133

6 WHAT TO SEE & DO IN LAS VEGAS 194

7 ABOUT CASINO GAMBLING 232

8 SHOPPING 264

9 LAS VEGAS AFTER DARK 280

10 SIDE TRIPS FROM LAS VEGAS 322

11 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO LAS VEGAS 344

INDEX 367

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Frommer's Las Vegas 2012 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
detailmuse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I haven¿t been to Las Vegas since the late-1990s -- during the city¿s experiment in ¿family friendly,¿ which felt more ¿meh¿ than memorable. But lately the idea of going back keeps popping up, so I was interested to see this guidebook, and very interested to read in it that Las Vegas has dumped the pretense that it¿s anything other than vice, excess and escape.I usually consult several guides to a destination but have developed an overall preference for Frommer¿s. More than just listings, their pages develop a narrative about the big picture, in a voice that¿s direct and conversational vs. the more reserved, professional tone of Fodor¿s. Regarding Las Vegas, that narrative is unapologetic, decadent escape, and the listings showcase the extravagance (and in most cases, the success) on all fronts -- food, lodging, casinos, shopping, clubs, shows and the sex and wedding industries. For visitors wanting to come up for air, there are also listings of cultural attractions and area side trips.Each section begins with a ¿best of¿ the category and then detailed descriptions that are well organized (by location, then price) and nicely laid out on silky (almost glossy) pages. Hundreds of maps and color photos enhance the text, and dozens of sidebars pull out special info or slice large amounts of info in helpful ways, e.g. summary or comparison charts.It's a great guide to navigating Las Vegas¿s return to its true self, improved.(Review based on a copy of the book provided by the publisher.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hmm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hmm...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* she shrugged bored.* i guess there goes tat .