While calling itself “The Capital of the New World” is a stretch, no one can deny that CityCenter shifted the Strip‘s center of gravity farther south. With art-filled public spaces and eco-friendly LEED certification, this urban city-within-a-city raises the bar.
Aria casino hotel and the Shops at Crystals mall are buzzing destinations, while the posh Mandarin Oriental hotel and its 23rd-floor Mandarin Bar offer a soothing hideaway, as does Vdara hotel and spa.
A free tram shuttles between the Monte Carlo and Bellagio casino hotels, stopping at Crystals. Alternatively, take the pedestrian skybridge across Las Vegas Boulevard from Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops.