Whether they’re hiding in (almost) plain sight on the Strip, require a trip downtown or can be found near the city’s major thoroughfares, Vegas is full of hidden gems. Seek these out, you’ll be happy you did.
Andiamo Steakhouse Tucked away just off the escalators on the second floor, Joe Vicari's restaurant offers some of the most succulent cuts of beef around. (The D, 702.388.2220)
The Barrymore A posh throwback to the Rat Pack-era, the Barrymore seduces with creative cocktails and classic shrimp cocktails. (Royal Resort, 702.407.5303)
Las Vegas Springs Preserve Explore botanical gardens, interactive galleries and trails at the off-Strip site. (333 S. Valley View Drive, 702.822.7700)
National Geographic Fine Art Galleries View iconic, limited-edition artwork in keeping with the National Geographic aesthetic. (Forum Shops at Caesars, 702.781.5920)
Pinball Hall of Fame Devoted to preserving pinball machines from the 1950s to 1990s, the Pinball Hall of Fame applies all money made from game prices to the machines’ refurbishment. (1610 E. Tropicana Ave.)
Public Art at CityCenter Explore modern art pieces around every corner at the Aria, Vdara and The Shops at Crystals, and also along the walkways between the properties. Get a map at the concierge desk at Aria.
Raku This Chinatown stunner is a five-time James Beard semifinalist restaurant. (5030 W. Spring Mountain Road, 702.367.3511)
Secret Pizza Those who seek out this pizzeria are rewarded with New York-style slices. (Cosmopolitan, 702.698.7860)
The Underground Enjoy Prohibition-era cocktails in this speakeasy and working distillery. (Mob Museum, 702.229.2734)
WELL Spa Pamper yourself at this intimate, serene space just steps from the Strip. (The Platinum, 702.636.2424)