Visitors continue to flock to Las Vegas and our guide to Sin City has been thoroughly revamped to cover the latest in this desert oasis. Fodor's writers have been on the scene, uncovering the hottest trends in dining, lodging, nightlife, and more, both on and off the Strip.
This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Side Trips from Las Vegas including Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead Area, Grand Canyon and Death Valley
· Coverage of South Strip, Center Strip, North Strip, Downtown, Paradise Road and the East Side, Henderson and Lake Las Vegas, West Side, Summerlin and Red Rock Canyon, North Las Vegas, and South Las Vegas
"The Haunting of Las Vegas is a macabre compilation of the eeriest of haunts of Sin City. As the city never sleeps, nor do its restless spirits."
-Kalila K. Smith, author of Miami Ghosts, Legends & Mysteries and Searching for Spirits
The legends and lore that surround Las Vegas are only a part of any tourists' complete experience in the city. Though the lights rarely go out in this town, many have reported encounters with otherworldly specters of all kinds. Is it any wonder this larger-than-life area, celebrated not only for the glitz and the glam, but for its mystique and intrigue, is also home to a variety of ghosts?
Only a mecca of high stakes and even higher drama can devise a slogan such as "what happens here, stays here." Guests, if only for a moment, while away their time on gambling, fine wine, and magic shows. But, through tragedy, some are destined to never leave. The Haunting of Las Vegas highlights the stories of these indelible souls in great detail.
Renowned locations throughout the city, along with the spirits that haunt them, are presented together with interesting historical facts and details. The unmistakable exterior design and interior layout of the Luxor Hotel has made it a common location for everyone from movie producers to forlorn people looking to take their own lives in a Brobdingnagian fashion. Other locations, some old and some new, have their own stories to tell. The relatively new, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, filled nightly with the hip and fashionable younger generations, has its share of apparitions as well. Some whisper that it is the ghost of John Entwistle, the bass guitarist of The Who, who spent his last moments at the hotel. Author Janice Oberding thoroughly explores the areas haunted history and presents these ghostly legends with all the drama Vegas has to offer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paranormal research author Janice Oberding has been performing ghostly investigations for more than thirty years. She has developed and taught several classes at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada; Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada; and Western Nevada College in Carson City. She has consulted on the subject of the paranormal for the History Channel, Living TV, The Travel Channel, and Fox Television.
Lonely Planet's Pocket Las Vegas is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gasp with delight at the Bellagio's Cirque du Soleil water show 'O', indulge like the Ancient Romans when you enter the Greco-Roman fantasyland of Ceasar's Palace and marvel at the Mirage's spectacular volcano erupting with a roar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Las Vegas and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Las Vegas:Full-color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Las Vegas map (included in print version), plus over 14 color neighborhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organized by neighborhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers The Strip and more
eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Las Vegas, a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience.Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Las Vegas' neighborhoods? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Las Vegas guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southwest USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the Southwest has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Bridget Gleeson.
About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Inside Explore Las Vegas:
� Discover the lively nightlife and bustling strip, lined with 24-hour casinos and bars.
� Experience the vast Nevada Desert in all its glory.
� Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, the story behind Las Vegas, including information on cuisine, entertainment and key historical dates.
� Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information, including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes.
� Pull-out map with useful plotted routes.
� Evocative photography that captures Las Vegas's colourful cityscape.
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Spectacular, escapist and surreal, there is no other city on earth like Las Vegas. Be inspired to visit by the brand new Insight Pocket Guide Las Vegas, a concise, full-colour guide to this desert metropolis that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that Las Vegas has to offer.
Inside Insight Pocket Guide Las Vegas:
Where To Go details all the key sights in and around the city, from mega resorts on The Strip to the Grand Canyon, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text.
Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip, including The Fremont Street Experience, the Luxor, the Big Shot and the Hoover Dam.
A Perfect Day in Las Vegas provides an itinerary for one day in the city.
What To Do gives you the lowdown on the most popular games, the best entertainment shows, and the city's nightlife, sports and other activities.
Essential information the origins of the city and the infamous figures associated with it.
Eating Out covers the city's best cuisine.
Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants.
A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
With a checkered history and a passion for fun, Las Vegas changes more rapidly than any other city in the United States, and it draws business and pleasure travelers from all over the world, offering them every luxury and amusement imaginable. The authors, longtime Las Vegas residents, strive to make sure every visitor has the vacation experience he or she is looking for. In their comprehensive guide you’ll get the insider’s scoop on the best restaurants and clubs; what to see and do both on and off the Strip; an overview of popular shows along with tips on booking tickets; and valuable info on the area’s many outdoor recreation options.
The Everything Family Guide to Las Vegas has it all, including an age-appropriate rating system for shows and entertainment. Whether you're traveling with your scrupulous parents, rambunctious kids, or night-owl teens, this guide has what you need to keep them all smiling. Navigate the Las Vegas Strip like an expert with:
Comprehensive information on each casino and resort propertyTips on finding the best deals onlineComplete chapters on the top twelve family-friendly hotels and resortsListings of family-oriented attractions and showsSafe places to leave the kids for the adults' night outPhotographs of resorts, shows, and attractionsElectrifying adventure ideas off the beaten trail
Give your family a vacation they'll never forget-Vegas style!