Las Vegas Resorts
Las Vegas resorts are not nearly as prevalent as Vegas
casinos, but offer a widely different type of stay from
the hotels on the strip or located downtown.
These resorts are more about reflection and getting away
from everything, rather than gambling and drinking until
sunrise. Although you can certainly do that too. Most
Las Vegas resorts are close enough to the strip to accommodate
both sides of a Vegas vacation, which explains the increasing
popularity of these Las Vegas resort hotels. Because,
after all, who wants to gamble all the time? This way
you can spread your trip a little longer; you can get
a more versatile experience out of your vacation. Even
though Sin City is hardly synonymous with relaxation,
the Las Vegas resorts, often located in outlying areas
of the city, certainly are.
Las Vegas Resort Hotels
The one that best combines the fun of the strip with
the class of a resort is the Red
Rock Casino Resort and Spa. Beneath the stellar red
cliffs that lend the resort its name, the Red Rock offers
all the amenities that our technologically advanced age
requires - iPod docking stations, unlimited high-speed
WiFi, and giant plasma screens to enjoy the trappings
of modern life. When you want to get away, though, the
resort and spa are even more amenable. The casino is also
the largest of any Las Vegas resort hotels, and also contains
the Cherry nightclub, along with a variety of fine restaurants.
The Red Rock is amazing in the way it can offer the excitement
of the Vegas strip at the same time as a relaxing getaway.
It may sound simple, but if it was - why is Red
Rock such an anomaly?
The other of the Las Vegas resorts hotels that strives
for the same goal is the Green
Valley Ranch Resort. A cosmopolitan affair, the Green
Valley Ranch includes a European style casino, a Hollywood
style beach club with a spa that is reminiscent of a deserted
island. With a shopping center next door, the Green Valley
Ranch is like a microcosm of Las Vegas, taking a little
of everything that makes the city famous and offering
in smaller sample sizes.
Holiday Inn Las Vegas
The Holiday Inn Vacation Club is only minutes away from the
strip on foot, so it forgoes even trying when it comes
to a casino. Instead, it focuses on the Vegas outdoors,
with luminescent pools, exquisite landscaping, whirlpool
spas and a fantastically large sauna. More in the style
of a Vegas residence, this is one of the Las Vegas resort
hotels that attempts more of a getaway-style vacation
than one that is quite so Vegas-centric. The Alexis Park
Resort is very much the same as Holiday Inn, but aimed
more towards business travelers with little interest in
gambling. At Alexis Park, there's little but the
skyline to remind you that you are in Las
The Blue Moon Gay Hotel Resort Las Vegas also eschews
a gambling hall of any kind, and prides itself as the
first (and only) gay resort in town. A lagoon pool, artificial
waterfalls and free barbeque food are just some of the
benefits of the Blue Moon.
The Bluegreen Club Las
Vegas is the perfect Vegas resort to call it a night
after a wild night on the town or an entire day of walking
the strip. The Bluegreen Club is stylish and inviting,
perfect for any Vegas traveler.