Yes, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. One of the greatest marketing campaigns in history, and a very true statement for many. Las Vegas is more of an experience than any other city in the world, and a travel guide can help visitors get the most out of their trip. Here are our top recommendations for the best travel books for Las Vegas.
The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas
While it is easy to find the most popular casinos and shows, Las Vegas has a lot of options for entertainment. The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas is our favorite travel guide, with a lot of local knowledge on how to make the most of the experience. Their unbiased and descriptive advice makes it easy to find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions. There also is some interesting history and background on gambling.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson is one of the classics in travel writing, known as the quintessential example of “gonzo journalism” and the counter-culture of the 1960s. The fictional novel loosely describes a drug-fueled trip he and a friend took to Las Vegas in the early 1970s. It is a wild book written in a free-flowing and highly-charged style, driven by Thompson’s raw and emotional narration. It isn’t necessarily a book that one needs to read before visiting Las Vegas, but this journey probably couldn’t have taken place anywhere else. Click here to read our review on Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas
The Frommer’s EasyGuide for Las Vegas is a great choice for those looking for a simple and useful travel guide. Frommer's provides trustworthy recommendations on casinos, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and excursions, with great advice particularly on how to save money. Be sure to buy the latest edition; things change quickly in Las Vegas!