You could visit Las Vegas every year and no two trips would ever be the same. Vegas is renowned for its unique attractions, entertainment, glitz and glamour. But did you know that while you’re in Vegas, you can travel the world without ever boarding a plane, train or automobile? Check out a few of the global experiences and flavors that await – no passport needed!
Take a Culinary Tour of Asia
When the craving for Asian fare strikes, you’ll have many spots to choose from. Grab some dim sum for lunch at Ping Pang Pong at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino or indulge yourself in the opulent surroundings at the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award-winning Chinese restaurant in North America – Wing Lei at Wynn. Other delectable options include Morimoto (home of the tuna pizza) at MGM Grand, Tekka Bar at The Cosmopolitan, and MR CHOW at Caesars Palace.
Jet Off to Italy
Step off the Strip and into the canals of Venice with a gondola ride down the Grand Canal at The Venetian. You’ll enjoy a romantic, relaxing ride with uniquely Vegas views along the way. Or, try your hand as a gondolier with one of the resort's new programs: Gondola University, which shares some of the tips and tricks of becoming a gondolier.
Afterwards, explore some of The Venetian’s other landmark recreations, including Campanile Tower, modeled after the spot where Galileo first unveiled his telescope. A day in Italy wouldn’t be complete without enjoying an amazing meal. If you’re craving steak, head to Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas which offers prime cuts with Italian flair along with authentic pasta dishes. For a taste of Roman trattoria-style pasta, check out Esther’s Kitchen in downtown Las Vegas, where you can order seasonal Italian soul food made with uber-fresh ingredients.
Experience an Afternoon or Evening in Paris
Stroll along the streets in the City of Lights when you visit Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. With its amazing replicas of iconic attractions like the outside of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, visitors have plenty of photo opportunities that leave them saying, "Ooh la la." You can also take a ride to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower for an observation deck with Insta-worthy views of Vegas.
For a taste of France, some of Vegas's most sought-after restaurants serve up French fare that's truly ‘magnifique!’ A few of the standouts include the grain-fed duck confit at Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, the oldest French eatery in Vegas; the luscious croque Madame served at famed chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro for brunch at The Venetian; and signature dishes like artichoke and black truffle soup at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace.
Discover the Flavors of Other International Destinations
If all these international experiences are just starting to fire up your travel bug, the destinations don’t stop here. At The Cosmopolitan, indulge in a lavish meal at Estiatorio Milos, an upscale Greek seafood restaurant with a romantic setting and classic dishes like salmon tartare, Greek bottarga and Green saganaki cheese. Or, get your Mediterranean cuisine fix at Cleo, a trendy hotspot at SLS Las Vegas. If spicy flavors are more your craving, stop by Javier’s at ARIA for authentic and elevated Mexican cuisine, served alongside the largest tequila selection on the West Coast. Or, journey off to Spain with a visit to La Cave, a wine and food hideaway at Wynn serving Spanish tapas from the sea, farm, oven garden and grill.
There’s nowhere in the world like Vegas. It’s the only city where you can travel the globe without ever leaving the city limits. How many countries will you visit while you’re here?