Three Perfect Days: Las Vegas
Our journey into Las Vegas, the most American of all cities, goes from high-stakes thrills to lowbrow culture, and from desert days to neon lights.
United Airlines Magazine
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—but with all that Sin City offers, it’ll be hard not to talk about it after crossing Nevada state lines.
You can stay at the MGM Grand or Caesar’s Palace, but El Cortez is the longest-running continuously operating hotel and casino in the city. Either way, there are plenty of slots to try your luck on scattered throughout this town, plus endless glitzy shows to catch when you're done. Sing along with gargantuan names like Britney Spears, Celine Dion, or the king of Vegas entertainment, Wayne Newton—best seen after a bite at controversially calorie-abundant Heart Attack Grill or the somewhat more refined Francophile classic Pamplemousse Le Restaurant (though there are plenty of other winners to choose from).
But the city is more than the Strip and casinos. At Dig This you can take control of a 15-ton excavator and demolish an old car, while visitors to the vivid Neon Museum can take a walk through flashy decommissioned signage. No matter your hand, you’ll always win in Vegas.