This is the closest shopping center to the Strip where you’ll see actual Las Vegans spending time, thanks to its town-like design. The 150-or-so stores and restaurants are along tree-lined streets that are set up in a grid like city blocks. You can even park in front of the stores themselves if there’s a spot open; if not, there’s also a couple of massive parking lots and covered garages. Stroll past quaint storefronts of an Apple store, Armani Exchange, Paper Source, and Tommy Bahama. Catch a blockbuster at the 18-screen movie theater, chill out with a pint or three at Yardhouse, or grab a bite at one of the dozen (mostly chain) restaurants, like Brio Tuscan Grille or Bonefish Grill. For kids, there’s even a park in the center to play in, and a giant Gameworks, complete with a bowling alley, arcade, and laser tag. Baobab Stage is a live theater venue where performers from Strip productions spend their night off doing cabaret shows. It’s pretty much all the stuff you’d do at this type of mall in your hometown, this one just happens to have a Las Vegas Boulevard address. Hours vary by store.
- Grace Bascos