Synopses & Reviews
What's New in the Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2015?
New Dining section with features on downtown, Chinatown, buffets, meal deals, and reviews of 50 restaurants.
Reviews of over 50 shows and show venues
Tips for choosing a Cirque du Soleil show
New section on Players Clubs and how membership will get you great offers on rooms, shows, and dining
Where to find the loosest slots
Best place to play for each casino game
How to use the new V area code
New scams to watch out for
Profiles of all the hotels including the new LINQ Hotel, Cromwell, Delano, and Downtown Grand.
Special section on hotels with balconies
Full coverage of the LINQ dining and recreation area including the High Roller observation wheel.
Extensive new coverage of nightlife with dozens of clubs and venues profiled.
Previews of new Strip shopping venues at New York New York, Tropicana, Montecarlo, TI, and Bally's.
New section of firing ranges and gun demonstrations.
Review of Circus Circus Adventuredome's new El Loco roller coaster
New exhibits and tours at the Neon Museum
Complete coverage of outdoor recreational options including climbing, bouldering, road biking, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, and river running.
With insightful writing, up-to-date reviews of major attractions, and a lot of local knowledge, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas
by Bob Sehlinger has it all. Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today
and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas
digs deeper and offers more than can any single author. This is the only guide that explains how Las Vegas works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your time there count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes out the guesswork. Eclipsing the usual list of choices, it unambiguously rates and ranks everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas,
you know whatand#8217;s available in every category, from the best to the worst.
The reader also finds fascinating sections about the history of the town and chapters on gambling. The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas emphasizes how to have fun and understand the crazy environment that is today's Vegas. It's a keeper.
About the Author
, a Lowell Thomas Award-winning journalist, is best known as the creator and producer of The Unofficial Guide
He is credited with being the first to apply research techniques from the fields of operations research and statistics to travel guides. Among other projects, he was able to develop mathematical models that could save theme park patrons more than three hours of standing in line in a single day.
He is the founder and co-owner of Keen Communications, a book publishing company that includes Menasha Ridge Press, Clerisy Press, and Wilderness Press. The author of 27 books, Sehlinger is a past president of the Publishers Association of the South, and he has served at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Information Service on educational missions for publishers in Hungary, Romania, and Russia. He lives in Birmingham, AL.
Table of Contents
On a Plane to Las Vegas
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
The Impact of the Mirage
Survival of the Older Casinos
Honey, I Blew Up the Casino!
The Great Mergers and Acquisitions
Gluttons Are More Likely to Choke to Death
What It Means to You
The Quiet Contender
A Tale of Two Cities
Las Vegas: An Overview
Arriving and Getting Oriented
CONVENTIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
Las Vegas as a Family Destination
PART ONE Accommodations and Casinos
Where to Stay: Basic Choices
Getting Around: Location and Convenience
COMMUTING TIMES IN MINUTES
Whats in an Address?
Room Reservations: Getting a Good Room, Getting a Good Deal
For Business Travelers
Comfort Zones: Matching Guests with Hotels
Hotels with Casinos
Navigating the Land of the Giants
Suite Hotels without Casinos
Las Vegas Motels
RV Camping in Las Vegas
Accommodations: Rated and Ranked
HOTEL INFORMATION CHART
PART TWO Entertainment and Nightlife
Las Vegas Shows and Entertainment
Selecting a Show
Las Vegas Show Profiles
LAS VEGAS SHOW TOP 40 HIT PARADE
Las Vegas Nightlife
Las Vegas below the Belt
PART THREE Gambling
The Way It Is
Rules of the Games
PART FOUR Dining and Restaurants
Dining in Las Vegas
PART FIVE Shopping and Seeing the Sights
Shopping in Las Vegas
Seeing the Sights
Other Area Attractions
PART SIX Exercise and Recreation
Index and Reader Survey
Unofficial Guide Reader Survey