Ah, Las Vegas. Where the stars shine bright over the Mojave Desert and neon lights up casino marquis, there’s no better way to get around than with the top down and the radio turned up. As the King croons the iconic chorus of “Night Life,” you’ll be on your way to an adventure in the Red Rock Canyon Reserve…or a date with Lady Luck. Whatever your journey holds, locals of Sin City will tell you to rent a car in Las Vegas—it’s the easiest way to get from the historic streets of downtown to the posh high-rises and stunning spectacles of The Strip and miles beyond.
You may plan to spend most of your time rolling dice and taking in world-class performing arts, but remember that when you’re here, the horizon is endless and those sunsets are postcard perfect, so don’t book your trip without browsing our top rental car deals in Las Vegas and planning an amazing day trip.
Relaxing on the Vegas Strip
Located south of downtown, the Las Vegas Strip is more than a stretch of highway. It’s a glittering whirlwind of risk and payoff, excitement and surrealism. As you steer your rental car in Las Vegas’s iconic district, remember that this one road has witnessed lucky breaks, bejeweled bachelorette parties, and wishes made in front of extravagant fountains. Once you’ve rolled your dice and tossed your coins, it’s time to relax while the city buzzes around you. Consider making one of these guest favorites your home base for a great getaway:
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino: For world-class hospitality and entertainment, you don’t ever need to leave the MGM Grand. Plush décor, a full-service spa, and numerous dining options will lull you into a deeply relaxed state, while the on-site casino and nightclub will have you up all night. When you do manage to steal yourself away, self-park or leave your car with the valet and walk to Ka Theater for Cirque du Soleil's acrobatic action show.
Bellagio: More than a resort or even a casino, Bellagio is a state of mind. Admire the amazing fountains and the brilliant blown glass art when you arrive; that sense of wonder will stay with you as you swim in the beautiful pool and dine at one of the 13 restaurants. Self-parking and valet services are available, so don’t be shy about walking or driving out on the town.
The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino: The stately interior and surrounding canals will remind you of your last trip to the city of Venice, but the only the Venetian in Las Vegas pairs that Italian flare with 24-hour room service, an in-house casino, and a full-service spa, as well as an easy walk to Grand Canal Shoppes and the Shoppes at the Palazzo.
Excalibur Hotel Casino: Drift off to dreamland with views of glowing spires outside your window and wake to the royal treatment of gourmet breakfast and pampering at the full-service spa. Try your luck at the on-site casino and get caught up in the magic of a medieval dinner show while dining at one of Excalibur’s seven restaurants. Your car will be in good hands in the self-parking area or with a watchful valet.
Follow the Sun
Las Vegas is the starting point for some of the Southwest’s most beguiling day trips to calm lakes, pristine deserts, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. So wipe the sleep from your eyes after a fabulously late night and hop into your Las Vegas car rental. Lovely Lake Mead is a quick 45-mile drive to the east; you can kayak across the calm water here, so consider renting an SUV to carry your adventure gear. When you want to look with awe at Mother Nature’s handiwork, continue your journey about 120 miles from Glitter Gulch to the Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona’s iconic landmark.
When the City of Lights sends out its siren song, follow the glamorous melody through the Mojave Desert in one of the cheap rental cars in Las Vegas from Travelocity. Our price-matching guarantee and extensive inventory makes it easy to find a rental car in Vegas, so you can find your bliss in the Silver State.