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  1. Welcome to Las Vegas

    The Bellagio's fountain show entertains visitors nightly. In the background is Bally's Las Vegas, left, and Paris Las Vegas, which has a 50-story Eiffel Tower replica in front. Over 37.5 million people visit Las Vegas each year. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Fremont Street Experience

    Located in downtown Las Vegas, this exciting pedestrian promenade is home to approximately 16 million lights, making it one of the largest LED screens in the world. (Brian Jones / Las Vegas News Bureau) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Looking for Lady Luck

    Casion visitors play slot machines at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Dunking Elvis

    An Elvis impersonator performs a slam dunk during the 2007 NBA All-Star Game on February 18, 2007, at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. (Jesse D. Garrabrant / NBAEGetty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Grand casinos

    Lights from passing vehicles are seen in front of the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Poker face

    Jamie Gold, right, of California and Paul Wasicka of Colorado go head-to-head on the final table of the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio Hotel & Casino on Aug. 11, 2006, in Las Vegas. Gold outlasted more than 8,700 other poker players to win the top prize of $12 million. Wasicka won just over $6.1 million for finishing second. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Glitz and glamour

    A Canon display is seen inside the Las Vegas Convention Center at the Consumer Electronics Show. Las Vegas is the nation's top business travel destination, with easy airline access, numerous hotel rooms, low rates, plentiful convention facilities and a wide range of dining and entertainment options. (Karl Polverino / Zuma Press) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Over-the-top entertainment

    Performers ride a Volkswagen Beetle across the stage during a preview of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on June 27, 2006, in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. A New York minute

    The New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas recreates the Manhattan skyline, complete with replicas of the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. (Courtesy of MGM MIRAGE) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Entertainment mecca

    Kenny Chesney performs "Out Last Night" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 5, 2009. (Mark J. Terrill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Tying the knot

    From left, Elvis Presley impersonator Norm Jones plays guitar as Bruce Barnett of Virginia Beach, Va., escorts his daughter Gayle to her wedding ceremony at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Graceland is the oldest wedding chapel in Las Vegas and offers ceremonies with or without Elvis impersonators. (David Mcnew / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Explosive attraction

    The $25 million, newly redesigned volcano display in front of the Mirage Hotel & Casino features 150 choreographed FireShooters sending fireballs more than 12 feet in the air and a custom soundtrack created by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images for MGM Mirage) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. A night on the Strip

    Hotels and casinos line the Las Vegas Strip. From thrilling roller coasters to erupting volcanos to art museums, Las Vegas' many attractions appeal to people of all ages and interests. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Fight night

    David Diaz and Manny Pacquiao fight during the fourth round of the WBC Lightweight Championship at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 28, 2008, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won in a ninth-round knockout. (Harry How / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Day at the races

    Rookie driver Shawn Langdon earned his first No. 1 qualifying position of his career at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 4, 2009, in Las Vegas. (Richard Wong / NHRA via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Fabulous shopping

    The Juicy Couture retail store at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is seen before the grand opening February 5, 2009, in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images for Juicy Couture) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Stunning shows

    Buyi Zama as “Rafiki” in the opening number “The Circle of Life” from THE LION KING Las Vegas. (Joan Marcus / Disney) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. A slice of Italy

    Visitors take a gondola ride at The Venetian in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Get into the groove

    Dina Buell, left, and Carla Giordano, both from California, dance at the pool at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during Rehab, the resort's weekly pool party, in 2005 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Let’s get this party started

    Party goers gather for the grand opening of LAX Nightclub Las Vegas in 2007. (Chris Weeks / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Big laughs

    Comedian Ellen DeGeneres performs at a taping of ''Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show'' during The Comedy Festival at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in 2008 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. A kingly stay

    The Excalibur Hotel and Casino features a castle motif with newly refurbished hotel rooms. (Courtesy of MGM MIRAGE) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. A dancing fountain

    Visitors are silhouetted against the backdrop of The Bellagio's fountain show on the Las Vegas Strip. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 10/23/2008 9:51:14 AM ET 2008-10-23T13:51:14

Book by: Nov 10
Travel by: Winter

The deal
With so many posh nightclubs, amazing shows, and flashy, neon-lit casinos to choose from, Las Vegas is the ultimate action-packed playground for adults. A little excess spending is unavoidable on any Sin City getaway, but there’s no reason to break the bank when it comes to choosing where to stay. We've found three amazing deals at hotels right on the Strip; just book these offers soon to lock in these lucky rates.

Stratosphere Casino & Resort Hotel from $26/night
Located on the northern end of the Strip, the Stratosphere Casino & Resort Hotel is a popular and exciting hotel choice for budget-minded travelers. Rising 113 stories above the Vegas skyline, the hotel’s observation tower affords stunning 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy the magnificent neon panorama over lunch or dinner at the revolving Top of The World restaurant, then head to the hotel’s 80,000 square foot casino to try your luck on over 12,000 slot and video and poker games along with 50 Roulette, Craps, and Blackjack tables. Book one of the Stratosphere’s modernly furnished rooms by November 10th and save up to 30 percent off your entire stay, with rates starting at just $26/night.

Platinum Hotel and Spa from $109/night
For a more refined Vegas experience, the Platinum Hotel and Spa is a more upscale but affordable option with amenities that include an indoor/outdoor pool, rooftop terrace, restaurant and café/lounge, offering a unique menu of “edible martinis.” Try the Meyer Lemon-Tini, made with dark rum, meyer lemon cake, lime, coconut and ginger cookies, then head to the hotel’s elegant Well Spa for treatments that range from facials to state-of-the-art body treatments and advanced massage therapy. Each room in this all-suite boutique hotel comes equipped with kitchen and private balcony; book one by November 10th and save up to 15 percent on your stay for the starting price of $109/night.

The Bellagio from $149/night
Of all the luxury hotels on the Strip, perhaps none are so thoroughly grand and opulent as the world-famous five-star Bellagio. Modeled after the famed Lake Como resort in Italy, the hotel is situated on an 8-acre artificial lake enclosing the spectacular Fountains of Bellagio, a choreographed display of classical music and water rising as high as 240 feet in the air.

For high-class entertainment, the resort also offers botanical gardens, a gallery of fine art, and a theater presenting the ongoing theatrical production of “O” by performance troupe Cirque du Soleil (tickets: $93.50 and up). If you’re feeling lucky, stop by the award-winning casino, where you’ll find more than 2,700 slot machines, gaming tables, poker and more. Starting October 30, you can book one of this hotel’s 3,933 contemporary guestrooms for the low price of $149/night.

The dollars
Basedon double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Casino chips and lucky charms not included.

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