Between the Strip's neon lights and The Forum's delightful shopping, Las Vegas has earned its reputation as an adults-only playground. Here, hours take a backseat to all-night slot sessions and minutes vanish beneath a fountain of free-flowing drinks. More than 36 million visitors flock to Sin City annually, but the Nevada destination offers more than just never-ending buffets and roulette. In recent years, the city has morphed into a culinary hot spot, with celebrity chefs dishing out exquisite gourmet fare that offers a more modern taste of what Vegas is all about.
Away from the neon lights and chaos of the Strip sits Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
, a AAA Four Diamond property that offers all the best of Las Vegas—a Zen-inspired spa, pool beds and cabanas, award-winning dining, and a casino—but it boasts a sleek, non-flashy atmosphere and views of the Spring Mountains. Its proximity to Red Rock Canyon is reflected in the open-air casino and activities offered at the Adventure Spa: mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking.
"In the lobby, stacked sandstone brick evokes the aesthetic of the canyon while chandeliers dripping with more than three million crystals reference the glitzy city itself," says Travel + Leisure
. Upstairs, Deluxe Rooms are outfitted in dark wood with pops of jungle green and offer deep soaking tubs and TVs in the bathrooms.
At Red Rock, entertainment includes bars and nightclubs, a movie theater, live music in Rocks Lounge, and bowling at Red Rock Lanes
. And, of course, the world-class casino floor boasts more than 3,000 of the latest casino slots and video poker games; table games including blackjack, baccarat, craps, and roulette; a 24-hour poker room; and two high-limit areas.
For dining options
, guests can go double or nothing at the hotel's generous Feast Buffet. There's virtually no limit to this high-stakes breakfast that offers golden-brown French toast, fruit-smothered pancakes, fluffy made-to-order omelets, and more. In addition to three fine-dining restaurants—Hachi, T-bones, and Terra Rossa—casual eateries include Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Yard House, and Grand Cafe, which is open 24/7 and has more than 100 menu items.
"Don't miss the intimate spa," Travel + Leisure says—and we agree it's worth the splurge for a true taste of the Vegas VIP treatment.