Las Vegas may be known as a destination for gamblers, but there's more to the city than just gambling (which, of course, is still plentiful). Modern Las Vegas is also one of the world's top dining destinations, home to America's most successful nightclubs, and a retail paradise for both high-end and bargain shoppers.
Frequently cited as one of the top tourist attractions in the world, the Bellagio fountains are a gorgeous water fixture featuring intricate choreographed water shows multiple times a night, with constantly rotating designs set to a range of music. There are eight Cirque du Soleil shows at various hotel-casinos in town, ranging from celebrations of the music of The Beatles and Michael Jackson to a collaboration with magician Criss Angel to a risqué cabaret-style revue, and you can't go wrong with any of them. Heading downtown, the Fremont East entertainment district is a hotbed of up-and-coming bars, restaurants, music venues and boutique shops, catering to a younger, hipper crowd.