We came heeled in sturdy rubber. Surrounded by curving ribbons of brilliant color, you'll visit Rio's Carnaval by way of video screens peppered throughout the space, losing yourself in artful projections that feature the colors, flavors, and cultures of Japan, Brazil, and Peru. Expect Bluetooth speakers, an Android hookup, press-out reading lights, USB charger ports and a press button arrangement to dim or brighten all room lights. Now it is branching out into newer Chinese medicine of scientific bent. It's also the only U. And keep your eyes open because you could meet the man himself during one of his surprise appearances. State and national agencies including the National Parks Service have been providing funding to help protect the historic road but only time will tell if it continues to be a preserved.
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Choose from more than daily offerings, with many dishes uniquely displayed on small plates. Bacchanal Buffet's team of specialized chefs oversees the preparation of nine distinct restaurants in one location.
Monday - Friday 7: Saturday - Sunday 8 a. When you first approach Bacio, you will feel as though you are walking up to a warm, street-side trattoria in Italy. Its patio will greet you with dozens of romantic, candlelit tables set in front of plantation shutters that offer views into the kitchen-style dining room of this Las Vegas Italian restaurant.
Upon entering, you will find yourself in a tastefully decorated boutique-sized eatery. Imagine kosher-style foods in a New York-themed setting! Located on the Casino Level near Luxor Theater, the Backstage Deli offers generous portions of pretzel bread corned beef and Patty Melts with caramelized onions on marbled rye. Don't forget to try our signature triple-decker sandwiches! Prepare to be reintroduced to classic French cuisine with a twist only Chef Michael Mina could bring.
An acclaimed Chicago classic has arrived in Las Vegas. Indulge in timeless steakhouse fare, including richly flavorful ribeyes, fresh seafood towers, traditional side dishes, and house made desserts.
Strong cocktails and a well-curated international wine list enhance the gilded space which features red leather banquettes, glowing chandeliers, and lively jazz. Monday - Thursday 5 p. With sweeping views of our tropical water garden, the buffet offers an ever-changing menu of diverse tastes, sure to please everyone in your group.
With a coveted location just steps away from the Tropicana pool, guests have the option to dine inside the bright and open dining room or outside among the waterfalls and greenery of the pool and gardens. Patrons who opt to eat indoors will notice the bright, natural light flowing through floor-to-ceiling windowed doors that span the length of the restaurant. This sentiment is echoed in the smooth white marble and light wood flooring, which are accented by elegant wooden tables with white lacquer chairs.
There is also a luxurious bar and boutique buffet area with a contemporary design and granite countertops. Walk through a dramatic entrance flanked by gigantic fishtanks into an authentic taste of Northern Chinese cuisine at Beijing Noodle No. Under the direction of Executive Chef Li Yu, the kitchen cranks out mouth-watering selections of soup, dim sum, noodle and rice dishes and chef's specialties. Biscayne reinterprets the classic Las Vegas Steakhouse with an innovative island flair.
At Biscayne, you'll find premium cuts of steak and Safe Harbor certified fresh fish, prepared and presented with a fresh, new twist.
The menu incorporates island ingredients that bring a taste of the tropics to beloved specialties from the land and sea. The multi-million-dollar Bistro Buffet is sure to tempt your taste buds with its array of earthly delights.
Watch as Bistro chefs prepare sumptuous samplings from around the world. It's an all-you-can-eat dream come true, with or without the unbeatable prices. Enjoy classic Chinese cuisine in a lush environment that makes you feel as if you've entered into an enchanting Chinese Garden. Designed to evoke serenity, the elegance of Blossom combined with exquisite culinary creations will result in an experience to be savored.
A circular open grill kitchen lets guests watch while their burgers are cooked to perfection. Sunday - Thursday 11 a. Friday and Saturday 11 a. The South Entrance Walkway at the Mirage. BLT Steak is an interpretation of the American Steakhouse with traditional fare and a bistro ambiance. Located just a few steps away from Victor Drai's Indigo Lounge and Drai's After Hours, this restaurant stays open longer so partiers can have a late-night bite after clubbing.
Blue Iguana offers quick, fresh, Mexican-style food. From tacos and burritos to enchiladas and nachos there is something for everyone. This restaurant is an award-winning and spectacular sushi citadel, an exquisite Japanese steakhouse and almost everything in between.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill's menu offers an opulent array of dramatically prepared and presented sushi and sashimi, signature dishes such as their famous beef marrow bones, fried chicken with wasabi honey, bone-in rib steak, miso lobster and other sumptuous favorites.
Monday - Thursday 5: With two floors of patio dining, this hip, urban cantina is the perfect setting for sipping margaritas and savoring a menu of the bold flavors of Mexico. Monday - Friday 11 a. He is also the sole recipient of consecutive "Best Chef" awards from the prestigious James Beard Foundation.
Located in the Venezia tower, Bouchon brings to Las Vegas the top cuisine and service that have made it a Napa Valley institution. Monday - Thursday 7 a. Friday - Saturday 7 a. Like the original bouchons of Lyon — after which it was modeled — Bouchon serves an award-winning menu of bistro classics and daily specials, featuring the best seasonal products available. Enjoy delicious desserts, an extensive selection of raw seafoods, a full bar, and superb wine service in the warm and elegant main dining room or amid a beautiful garden poolside setting.
Buca di Beppo celebrates recipes handed down from generation to generation by Italian immigrants in an eclectic setting that makes every occasion a party. And in the spirit of Italian culture, dinner is served family-style, perfect for sharing and passing around the table.
Sunday - Thursday 7 a. Join the "familia" and gather around the table for a traditional Italian meal in an atmosphere full of lively music, laughter and lots of fun at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant inside Excalibur.
Characterized by family-style portions, with high-quality traditional Italian dishes, Buca di Beppo is sure to bring out your inner Italian.
The menu is inspired by classic Italian dishes that have been enjoyed for decades. Buca di Beppo offers dozens of entrees, pastas, salads, pizzas and desserts, all served family style, with portions that feed two to six people. Buca di Beppo delivers an Italian feast that will satisfy even your deepest cravings.
Sunday - Wednesday Thursday - Saturday Monday - Thursday Friday - Saturday Enjoy cuisine from all corners of the globe at this Las Vegas restaurant.
Taste made to order dishes at our pasta bar and grill stations. Choose from freshly carved turkey or beef at our carving stations. Get your leafy greens and other healthy treats at our extensive salad bar.
Then end your perfect meal with a perfectly decadent and irresistible dessert — or two or three. After all, a trip to the Buffet at Monte Carlo is all about indulgence, and in this Las Vegas restaurant, that should be easy. Incorporating the finest varieties of beef, buffalo, turkey, vegetarian and vegan products, a range of gourmet toppings and delicious buns, Burger Bar has a little bit of everything for the creative eater.
Complete the experience with a Sweet Burger dessert or a hand-crafted micro brew. Friday - Saturday 11 a. The MGM Grand pool complex offers guests an elegant swimming and sunbathing experience, complete with a poolside restaurant called Cabana Grill.
A master of the rotisserie and grill, Chef Luigi Bomparola recreates the unique flavors of Venice, drawing from his extensive knowledge and repertoire of regional recipes. Complement your meal with a variety of fresh breads baked throughout the day at Il Fornaio's nearby bakery and a bottle of wine from Canaletto's list of distinctive vintages. The restaurant's architecture is as remarkable as its food with foot ceilings rising above polished hardwood floors and a glorious exhibition kitchen.
Luxurious booths envelop diners in intimate privacy. Upstairs, five distinct private rooms, for groups as small as six or as large as - offer breathtaking views of the Grand Canal and gondolas passing below. Created by the founders of the Il Fornaio restaurants, Canaletto is quite simply the quintessential Venetian dining experience.
Enjoy the innovative, fresh, healthy gourmet cuisine that Canyon Ranch is famous for. Our social lounge offers specialty cocktails and features a variety of homemade soft drinks and juices along with organic, biodynamic and sustainable spirits, beers and wines.
A private dining room is available for intimate parties, cooking demonstrations and special events. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Canyon Ranch Grill is located in The Palazzo Resort just off of the third floor suite elevators.
This celebrated concept from Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick pays homage to the Italian-American restaurants of the midth century — an era of glamour, showmanship and tableside service. The New York-inspired cuisine is influenced by that same time in history, but takes its culinary cues from the great talents and techniques of today showcasing elevated classics such as Lobster Fra Diavolo, Chicken Scarpariello, Veal Parmesan and Octopus Pizzaiolo.
Join the party at Carlos'n Charlie's, an anything-goes Mexican bar and restaurant. Thanks to its patio overlooking the gardens near the hotel's pool, it transitions from entertaining, family-friendly daytime spot to a wild dance party at night. This popular Las Vegas restaurant and bar mirrors its other locations in the hottest party destinations around the world think Cozumel and Cancun. Carmine's is a family style restaurant that offers exceptional value to its guests with many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine.
Restaurateur Artie Cutler crafted the Carmine's concept with a singular vision — bringing his guests "wow-factor"-sized portions and making every meal feel like an Italian-American wedding feast.
Platters of home-style antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts are all staples at Carmine's. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic. Enjoy overstuffed sandwiches, sumptuous matzoh ball soup and lots of New York attitude. The name combines the two elements they bring forth — high-quality American meat, and their first-ever international wine list. To get an idea on how massive this Las Vegas buffet is, Picture the length of a football field.
Now imagine that football field lined up with rows and rows of food. Carnival World Buffet is ideal for family gatherings. Its casual, comfortable atmosphere also loosens up the mood for business meetings. From pizza to omelets, sushi to teppan yaki, fresh carved meats to Asian barbecue, the Carnival World Buffet offers numerous distinct dining experiences from around the world featuring live-action cooking right before your eyes guaranteeing freshness and top quality.
Enjoy more than 70 varieties of homemade pies, cakes and pastries, and nine gelato flavors, all made from scratch by our Chef, Randy Sebastian, ranked one of the top 10 pastry chefs in the United States and a first place winner at the National Pastry Championship.
A charming, unpretentious but tastefully designed little Restaurant that will take you to the sunny, carefree atmosphere of the Mediterranean Sea. Sunday - Thursday 8 a. Friday - Saturday 8 a. A classic Las Vegas hotel like Flamingo has to have a classic steakhouse, found in the luxurious vibe of Center Cut.
Guests can relax in the romantic room, dimly lit with a black and white retro cool theme harkening back to the Flamingo's historically legendary perch on Las Vegas Boulevard. Friday - Sunday 5 p. Voted "best steakhouse in Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Review Journal just four months after opening, Charlie Palmer Steak provides a clubhouse atmosphere of quiet luxury favored by sophisticated diners.
The wine list, specializing in exciting new producers from up and down the West Coast, also offers a wide range of Old-World wines from the Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Spain, Germany and Italy, as well as "Wines for the Adventuresome.
The Cheesecake Factory serves much more than just cheesecake. The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual dining restaurant offering more than menu selections including Appetizers, Pizza, Pasta, Seafood, Steaks, Salads, Sandwiches, and more.
Monday - Thursday 11 a. Friday - Saturday 10 a. Save room for dessert! Entire menu is available for Take Out. Thrill at the culinary artistry taking place right before your very eyes as chefs prepare exotic fare in exhibition kitchens.
Monday - Friday 7 a. Sunday - Thursday 10 p. China Poblano combines Mexican and Chinese cuisine into an innovative fusion. What brings Mexico and China together? Along with the lucrative trade in silk and silver, they brought Asian spices and fruit to Mexico, and New World peppers to the Middle Kingdom of China. They also brought the legend of an Asian girl kidnapped by pirates and shipped to Mexico, known as La China Poblana.
Help yourself to the most amazing spread of fabulous fare on The Strip! The Circus Buffet is one of the largest Las Vegas buffets, our feast extravaganza is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the mood for comfort food? Chef Massie's signature dishes include: The Bag of Bones, dry rubbed baby back ribs, crispy onions, pot slow cooked beans; Southern Fried Chicken with jalapeno honey and coleslaw; and the Fatty Melt, tomato grilled cheese with caramelized onions and Citizens' special sauce.
Generous portions of prime rib, steak and seafood make this dining room an exceptional value. An informal, yet warm and comfortable atmosphere contribute to this dining experience. Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio insists on the finest ingredients from small family farms and other specialized venues. A James Beard award-winning chef, Colicchio is emphatic when it comes to creating menu items that appeal to all lovers of fine food. Using the purest ingredients and a philosophy that simpler is better, he makes every dish burst forth with flavor.
While this famous steakhouse offers mainstays like Kobe Beef, it also tempts your taste buds with veal, salmon and lobster dishes. Sunday - Thursday 5: Friday - Saturday 5: Follow the intriguing aroma into a contemporary village of savory world flavors at Cravings Buffet in the Mirage Las Vegas.
Celebrate the art of eating in a visually appetizing scene designed by Adam Tihany and experience eleven cooking stations, a street of restaurants and an array of tempting elements.
Crush at MGM Grand offers a welcoming, dynamic setting fueled by the celebrated cuisine of Executive Chef William DeMarco and an expertly curated list of wine, spirits and beer. With a cosmopolitan-style menu, and selections inspired by traditional favorites as well as standouts from around the world, Crush offers dishes that are meant to be shared.
Culinary Dropout, Fox Restaurant Concepts' little "rebel child," breaks all the rules with its uniform-free staff and relaxed, soulful ambiance. Five-time James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur, Sam Fox, brings Vegas a hip and funky hangout to sip creative libations, savor tasty pub grub and take in live music every weekend. The Beverly Hills, super-chic steakhouse marks the sixth fine dining restaurant in Las Vegas from the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, recognized as a leader in revolutionizing the dining landscape of the city.
CUT presents a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. Las Vegas-based design firm ABA designed the seat restaurant and seat bar, providing a modern aesthetic to the traditional steakhouse.
The design is at once modern and rustic with exposed brick and reclaimed wood. Lamborghini Las Vegas has launched a one of a kind, multi-million dollar, state of the art showroom in conjunction with "Dal Toro Ristorante" the only true Italian restaurant at The Palazzo.
Enjoy traditional Italian food with contemporary twist dining, surrounded by feet of marbled mosaic Palladian Italian fountains. Located at the start of Restaurant Row, just off the casino floor, db brasserie is open for lunch and dinner daily and features two private dining rooms for personal and business entertaining. A gourmet delicatessen featuring breakfast and lunch favorites with a twist.
Perfect for grabbing a bite on your way to your meeting or conference, or enjoying a sit-down breakfast or lunch out on our patio. Della's Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch with an elegant combination of classics, comfort food and seasonal specialties centered around fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Owned and operated by colorful celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, Delmonico Steakhouse delivers exciting New Orleans-style cuisine with a unique flair only Chef Lagasse can offer.
Enjoy specialties like bone-in ribeye steak, double-cut pork chop and Delmonico chicken-for-two carved tableside. The restaurant's design is modern, yet traditional. Plus, our sassy wait staff is sure to deliver a side order of friendly sarcasm and clever wisecracks.
Double Barrel, the only Vegas Roadhouse located center strip, will feature live music and an interactive staff that both entertains and engages patrons. From custom "bar rituals" and live performances on the elevated catwalks surrounding the bars, to the venue's lively "DB girls," Double Barrel provides the ultimate draw. Great music, strong drinks and killer American food come together in a setting where the unexpected is part of the experience. A sandwich is much more than just meat between two slices of bread.
The extensive menu at Earl of Sandwich pays tribute to the art of sandwiches with fresh-baked, artisan bread and the finest ingredients at this delightfully upscale sandwich shop. Chef Joho has artfully updated a French classic menu.
Highlights include a grand seafood platter with lobster, shrimp, crab, oysters and clams; lobster thermidor; a terrine of foie gras and marinated figs; tournedos rossini with foie gras and truffle sauce and banana souffle. Monday - Friday Emeril's New Orleans Fish House offers deliciously provocative seafood from the coastlines of Louisiana combined with the creative imaginations of New Orleans' culinary star, Chef Emeril Lagasse.
Although walk-ins can be accommodated, reservations are highly recommended. Our dress policy is casual to business casual with no tank tops for men. With over coffee bars in more than 22 countries Espressamente illy is much more than a place to drink the most premium coffee beverages.
Sunday - Thursday 6 a. Friday - Saturday 6 a. Offering a wide spectrum of pastries and bakery selections, gourmet breakfast and lunch panini, soups and salads Expressamente illy is the ultimate coffee experience and so much more. This first US bar will entice its customers with 54 flavors of artisan made gelato and made to order dessert crepes as well as a European chocolatier featuring bon bons, truffles and chocolate dipped fruits.
Espressamente illy's innovative design by internationally renowned architect Lucca Trazzi stimulates thought and creativity, provides a welcoming respite from the daily routine, and gives the visitor a truly memorable authentic Italian experience.
Featuring a one-of-a-kind terrace dining experience, guests can enjoy authentic tastes of Greece while overlooking the gorgeous Las Vegas skyline. This unique Greek restaurant spares no effort in finding the freshest, most delicious fish from around the world, and preparing them in the subtlest, most flavorful ways. Sunday - Thursday 12 p. Friday - Saturday 12 p. For intimate ambiance and authentic Italian cuisine, there's no place like Fellinis Italian Ristorante. Executive Chef Joseph Siano brings over 30 years of experience to classic and contemporary recipes, as well as his innovative, signature creations from all regions of Italy.
Son, Mimmo, grew up in the business and, after graduating from C. A, he went to Italy. There he worked with some great chefs in Tuscany. Also Momma Ferraro's Potato Gnocchi. While Mimmo is minding the kitchen, Gino works the dining room and visits with all the clients. Many stars have dined at Ferraro's. When people come to Ferraro's, we create a relationship of trust in their dining experience. Saturday - Sunday 4 p.
Friday and Saturday starting at 6: Enjoy cocktails fireside before or after dinner. But it is the food that is the star. Experience exciting contemporary Chinese dishes tempered with an eclectic blend of international cuisines. Contemporary Chinese is the vivid core at Fin.
Exciting international influence lends the flair. Thursday - Monday 5 p. Combining the soul of the world's most iconic pizzerias with the dynamic of the greatest bar scenes, this come-as-you-are hot spot features signature pizza, a bold selection of craft beers and an inventive lineup of shared plates, small bites, handmade pastas and decadent desserts. This cutting-edge environment elevates simply prepared, all-American fare!
Feast on fish, meat and poultry — prepared to your exacting specifications. This space, constructed almost entirely of Costa Rican Padouk wood, has been designed by Graft of Berlin to create a vibrant environment with a unique design. Mon - Thu, Sun 5: Flavors is a great place to satisfy any appetite and features continuous live cooking stations, freshly prepared seafood, all-you-can-eat crab legs and fresh cut Prime Rib, an array of delectable side dishes, traditional comfort foods and a variety of pastries prepared to perfection.
Casino level, near north entrance. Flavors, The Buffet represents cuisines from around the world, including Churrasco Brazilian BBQ , sumptuous pizzas and Italian casseroles prepared in a wood burning oven, fire-roasted rotisserie chicken, piping hot steamed crab legs and tasty Asian selections such as hand rolled-sushi, Maki Rolls and homemade wonton soup as well as traditional Southwestern dishes.
Flavors is one of the most diverse buffets on the Las Vegas Strip. Chef Hubert Keller has once again created one of the best restaurants in town, offering true and simple French contemporary cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. Fleur by Hubert Keller offers small plates from around the world featuring intense flavors and exotic presentations in a fun, social environment. Fleur offers casual seating at the bar, lounge and patio as well as a more intimate experience in our stunning dining room.
Parties of up to 30 can be seated in the semi-private cabana area. This all-you-can-eat, every-meal-every-day restaurant is sure to satisfy any appetite. From eggs prepared before your eyes just the way you like them to finger-licking-good house smoked ribs, and scrumptious desserts, it's all here. Sunday - Thursday Enjoy the finest dry-aged beef and fresh seafood at Gallagher's Steakhouse, a New York City original since This restaurant offers meat and potatoes with Park Avenue flare.
Sunday - Thursday 4 p. Friday - Saturday 4 p. Italian food lovers can rejoice: Guests can eat in the dining room, lounge or on the outdoor patio, boasting breathtaking views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace.
This is the reincarnation and modern evolution of the famed honky-tonk, cowboy and cowgirl saloon and dance hall from Texas.
Spice up your life with the saucy Southwestern fare at Gonzalez Y Gonzalez. This Las Vegas dining experience features an outdoor courtyard, tequila bar, lanterns and a Southwestern-themed decor. The bar boasts one of the largest collections of tequilas in town. Burger lovers — get ready to sink your teeth into these gourmet delights. BurGR is positioned directly inside a center Strip entrance, making it easy to stop in after browsing Miracle Mile Shops or grabbing a frosty drink at Shiver.
Dress in loose clothing and prepare to get messy. You'll feel the energy the minute you walk into the restaurant. From its foot-long fire display and keg showcase to the brightly colored walls to overhead high-definition TVs, the atmosphere is as exciting as the menu itself. From traditional to unique burger preparations, the menu items at this Las Vegas restaurant use the freshest, quality ingredients. Beef patties are cooked over an open flame fueled by hard woods, Gordon Ramsay BurGR is the only gourmet burger restaurant on the Strip to use this method, creating a more complex and powerful flavor.
The ultimate burger would not be complete without fries, which are hand-cut and extra crispy. The restaurant uses Kennebec potatoes, offering a lighter, less starchy and crisper fry. Pair with the restaurant's signature curry ketchup or chipotle ketchup. In addition to juicy burgers, this popular Vegas restaurant also offers sweet potato fries with vanilla powdered sugar and pork belly bao buns. Looking for some spice?
The Devil Dog will do it. These all-beef dogs are simmered in devilish hot sauce, then fire-kissed on the open grill. You'll taste a consistent fiery spice throughout.
The space is comprised of two unique restaurants in one, a mix conceptualized by the award-winning "Hell's Kitchen" host and chef Gordon Ramsay. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a striking bar with an array of beer taps and a backdrop reminiscent of iconic British telephone booths. A patio area extends the restaurant towards the casino floor where guests can be part of the action. Fiery, internationally renowned chef Gordon Ramsay opened Gordon Ramsay Steak with a bang in , showcasing his famous hit dishes in an exceptional fine dining atmosphere.
Enjoy the chic, swinging London ambiance between bites of caviar, Fried Blue Point oysters and Hudson Valley foie gras. Wash it down with a hand crafted cocktail mixed to perfection, such as The Antioxidant. Featuring a towering ceiling splashed with the Union Jack Flag, the contemporary steakhouse includes a bar, lounge and two-story dining area.
Sunday - Thursday 4: Friday - Saturday 4: Blending the grandeur and luxury of European cafes with the sensibilities and spirit of an all-American restaurant, Grand Lux Cafe offers unique global cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. In addition to providing you with excellent food you will remember, we are dedicated to taking exceptional care of you and your guests. Grand Lux Cafe Palazzo offers private dining for both corporate and social events. The private dining room seats 70 guests and is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night events. Acclaimed worldwide for its modern approach to authentic Cantonese cuisine, Hakkasan's culinary program uses the finest ingredients and expert techniques to create innovative signature dishes.
At the heart of the restaurant is the kitchen, a dramatic culinary theatre helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Ho Chee Boon and his team of highly skilled wok and dim sum chefs. Their artistry is responsible for Hakkasan classics such as Stir-fry black pepper beef ribeye with merlot and Roasted silver cod with Champagne and Chinese honey.
The cafe is conveniently located in front of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on the corner of Paradise and Harmon, just 1. Sunday - Thursday 9 a. Friday - Saturday 9 a.
Easy to find no matter how many free drinks you may have had, the foot neon Gibson Les Paul guitar at the entrance marks the place. Just look up into the desert night and you'll see us standing tall. More eye-candy awaits inside, like the "Tower of Power" with its numerous LCD monitors, guitar display and color-changing lights, and our Elvis wall with "Viva Las Vegas" in bold neon lights, plus the life-size statue of Elvis and his guitars surrounded by gold and platinum albums.
The Harley-Davidson Cafe is the first restaurant to ever document the over years of Harley-Davidson history. Over 15 custom motorcycles are on display throughout the Cafe, including motorcycles from Billy Joel, Elvis and Ann-Margret. If you have the munchies after partying the night away in Las Vegas, then this is the place to go.
Hecho en Vegas ignites the Sonoran-style cooking of Northern Mexico to heat up the most authentic dining experience this side of the border. Wednesday - Thursday 4: This popular restaurant brings its California-inspired coastal cuisine to locals and tourists alike. Mon - Thu, Sun: This concept, which was tailor-made for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, puts an emphasis on fresh, natural and organic ingredients.
Undoubtedly, Holsteins brings better burgers to Las Vegas and a funky, homegrown attitude to The Strip. The menu features specialty burgers, house-made sausage, riffs on traditional American snacks and appetizers as well as a wide variety of shakes and sides. All items — including toppings, buns and condiments — are custom crafted in-house, creating Las Vegas Strip burgers unlike any other. Tuesday - Thursday 11 a. Surrounded by the unique folk art that fills the walls, Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect.
Fabled to be the originator of the margarita, the landmark Hussong's Cantina of Ensenada, Mexico, has brought an approachable menu and buoyant Baja atmosphere to Shoppes at Mandalay Place with its first U.
We offer premium gourmet hamburgers with creative toppings and sides along with a large selection of domestic, imported, and local draft and bottled beer. Il Fornaio gives guests an authentic Italian-New York-style. Indulge in homemade and imported pasta; wood-fire pizza, rotisserie chicken and duck; hearty steaks and chops; mesquite-grilled fish; and the season's picks for salads and soups at our purveyor of award-winning Italian cuisine.
Perfect this Old World culinary getaway with a delightful dessert and robust Italian coffee. From the soft lighting and wrought iron chandeliers to the breathtaking view of the Strip from our private balcony, each meal here is to be savored.
Emphasizing authentic Abruzzese preparations, Il Mulino serves expertly crafted dishes with unparalleled service. Monday - Saturday 12 p. Monday - Sunday 5 p. A perennial favorite in Washington DC, Jaleo was one of the country's first successful tapas restaurants, setting the standard for Spanish cuisine in the U. The centerpiece of Jaleo Las Vegas is the Paella Grill, an open-fire wood grill specially designed to cook paellas in the authentic Spanish way.
Monday - Thursday 4 p. Intrigue is eminent inside this exquisite garden and lake-view destination. Breathe in the exotic aroma of Cantonese, Szechwan and Hunan cuisine made even more remarkable by the talented Chef, Philip Lo. Nouvelle Hong Kong cuisine together with authentic and replicated Chinese art provide a transcendent experience singular to your senses. Bringing a Southern California favorite to the Strip, Javier's is now open in the center of the Aria casino floor. Javier's delivers a rich heritage of authentic Mexican cuisine along with hand-shaken margaritas and a high-energy ambiance.
Enjoy Baja specials including selections of seafood, beef, pork, chicken and vegetarian dishes both at the exquisite bar surrounded by dozens of the world's finest tequilas and in the main dining room featuring a chainsaw wood carving highlighting the Aztec civilization.
Javier's in Las Vegas has the energy of your favorite Mexican restaurant mixed with the high-end cuisine. Award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten challenges the definition of the traditional American steakhouse by adding a strong dose of energy and world-class appeal to this stylish and contemporary experience. The menu features the highest quality meats and seafood from around the world, complemented by an innovative array of side dishes and home-made sauces.
Craving a Las Vegas restaurant that serves up sweets in their finest form? Satisfy your inner chocoholic by indulging in an environment that is equally as inviting as its treats.
The menu at Jean Philippe Patisserie includes freshly-made crepes, gourmet sandwiches and salads, along with our exquisite pastries, bonbons and truffles. Truffles woven with creamy amaretto and perfect squares of dark cocoa sprinkled with toasted praline give new meaning to the word luxury. Monday - Thursday 6 a. The traditional French cuisine reflects Robuchon's respect for the finest ingredients.
Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie. Julian Serrano stretches the boundaries of small plates and introduces guests to delectable interpretations of his native Spanish fare. Gather for lunch or dinner in an environment that rivals the energy of the innovative cuisine served.
This dim sum offering brings a special element of the Chinese culture to its guests. A celebrity favorite, Koi has received praise for its Japanese-inspired cuisine with California accents.
Koi's menu features a variety of savory cooked dishes, traditional sushi and sashimi, as well as creative rolls. The restaurant is wrapped in a seductive harmony of Asian design elements, combining an exotic Eastern aura with a genuine sense of Hollywood energy and style.
Kumi presents guests with an extraordinary ambience of raw natural woods, hammered steel accents and touches of red lacquer to compliment the dining experience. Kumi's sumptuous cuisine is complemented by an array of specialty cocktails created by The Light Group's own master mixologists.
At La Cave Wine and Food Hideaway, guests can enjoy a tapas-style menu inside in an intimate setting or outside on the garden-inspired patio. Low ceilings and quiet nooks offer a tempting retreat away from the Las Vegas Strip. La Cave offers shareable dishes paired with an extensive wine list for lunch and dinner, or a butler-style brunch on Sundays.
As word spread, La Salsa found more and more fans, opening more and more quick-service Mexican restaurants, and soon- the Fresh Mexican movement was born! Kick-off the football season at Lagasse's Stadium, the ultimate sports bar and sportsbook in Las Vegas. Excitement abounds with sports betting stations, black jack and craps tables, video poker machines, billiard tables and video arcade games.
Now, you'll never have to choose between great food and the big game. Saturday - Sunday 8: Select from soups, salads, crostinis, focaccia and pizettes, along with refreshing meat, seafood and vegetarian plates designed for sharing. Adjacent to the dining room, an open-air patio offers waterfront seating centered on Lake Bellagio. Mon - Thu Specialties include an exotic variety of stone-oven roasted lobsters, crab and a nightly oyster happy hour.
Add the unique counter service where your dinner is prepared right before your eyes, and you have a combination that is unlike any other. It is Las Vegas fine dining at its best. Enjoy tapas, a tasting menu, and wines from around the world in a friendly and interactive atmosphere.
Lavo is Latin for "to bathe or cleanse"; the AvroKo designed space derives inspiration from the bathhouses of ancient Mediterranean cultures, while the menu highlights the best of the region's cuisine.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre and a team of noted chefs will guide guests upon a culinary odyssey with a selection of the most appealing dishes from countries such as Spain, France and Italy. The menu is designed to encourage sampling and sharing among friends. The seat restaurant includes a seat dining room, a seat private dining room and seats on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with late night dining until 2 a. Sunday - Friday 5 p. The casual menu offers creative, gourmet burger combinations using patties made of chicken, salmon, lamb and classic beef in addition to two veggie options. A mammoth 15x15 television and 13 additional plasmas broadcast the latest college and professional games. The true gourmet burgers on the menu include chicken, salmon, lamb and veggie creations in addition to the classic beef.
Burgers are accompanied with zesty ranch fries and washed down with any of 15 refreshing beers or a selection from the specialty cocktail menu. Sit back, relax and let your chefs prepare a tasty burger made with fresh ingredients from across the world. Le Burger Brasserie opens at 11 am daily and serves lunch and dinner until 10 pm Sunday through Thursday, 11 pm Friday and Saturday nights.
Le Cafe Ile St. There's a culinary cultural exchange happening 24 hours a day at this charming sidewalk cafe that serves classic French and American dishes.
Louis is the ultimate place to enjoy delicious cuisine with friends in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our charming casual restaurant is perfect for a quick bite, a relaxing meal or a late-night snack. Experience the timeless sensation created by charismatic Restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni. Immerse yourself in a jubilant showing of brilliant color adorning this famed lakeside destination designed by Adam D. Exuding a celebratory mood, Le Cirque's opulent dining room is enhanced with coveted wines and attentive service.
Tue - Sun 5: A departure from the traditional Las Vegas-style buffet, this extraordinary dining experience takes buffet dining to a higher echelon by featuring live-action stations, the freshest ingredients and food cooked to order in a remarkable French village settings. Le Village Buffet brings to life five provinces of France through culinary expertise and visual attention to detail.
Each station is themed for a particular province and features an intricate facade designed to replicate the architecture of that region. Meals are prepared as they are ordered to ensure the quality and freshness of each selection. A large selection of pastries, pies and an assortment of sugar-free delicacies are offered from the buffet's dessert station.
Two of our newest cooking stations include La Raclette, which comes from the French word racler, meaning "to scrape. La Grillade grill , another new station, is displayed in the window of the buffet for passersby on Le Boulevard to see and features a selection of assorted skewers of meat, seafood and sausages grilled to perfection.
You'll dine in a village-like setting, where you may choose to eat outside in the town square or in a casual dining room by a fireplace. Each province's cottage dining room is decorated for the region. Serving a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine, Lemongrass offers a wide variety of authentic dishes filled with flavor. Our Satay Bar offers charcoal-grilled beef, poultry, pork and seafood skewers served with a variety of sauces and seasonings. Or enjoy inspired Asian cocktails at the expanded bar and lounge located near the entrance.
The casual, modern atmosphere also offers two private dining rooms for a more exclusive experience. Offering an inviting atmosphere infused with a combination of turn-of-the-century antique furnishings, eye-catching colors and a clean design, the restaurant has the classic look and feel of a traditional Italian trattoria, the perfect complement to Puck's authentic, regional Italian menu. With dishes inspired by Rome and its neighboring regions, the daily changing menu features a contemporary blend of tastes from the old country, all inspired by the culinary styling of master chef Wolfgang Puck.
Indulge in wood-oven baked pizzas, fresh pastas, savory seafood and enticing entrees. The restaurant boasts exhibition pizza, antipasto and dessert stations, a glass-enclosed area where fresh pasta is made daily and a spacious bar in the center of the restaurant.
The open and airy dining room provides the perfect setting for people watching. Get whisked away to the islands at Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett's iconic chain inspired by his breezy beats and island lifestyle. Located through the Flamingo and directly on Las Vegas Boulevard, the multi-level Caribbean-themed restaurant boasts two outdoor patios.
An all-encompassing hot spot, Margaritaville features a 12,square-foot, three level restaurant with six bars and live entertainment nightly both indoors and outdoors.
The menu reflects the flavors of Jimmy Buffett's island travels. Entrees include a grilled sirloin steak topped with Hawaiian butter, served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. For those who prefer seafood, fresh fish is offered daily including Mahi Mahi, Salmon and Tilapia. Fish may be grilled or blackened with a choice of sauces such as fresh pineapple salsa, Hawaiian butter and Jerk barbecue.
The signature "Cheeseburger in Paradise" is a seven-ounce patty of USDA choice ground Angus beef, topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and a slice of red onion, served on a sesame seed bun. The award-winning burger is described by Buffett as "a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.
Enjoy our full service dining menu daily from 6: Or, if you're on the go, drop by this cozy eatery for a quick bite, sweet treats, gourmet groceries and a variety of healthy snacks. The grocery store features items that create a luxurious home away from home, including fresh items, meats, wines, and cheeses. McCall's Heartland Grill is a Midwestern-style steakhouse located just off the casino floor inside the Stratosphere.
The restaurant features Midwestern and Pacific Coast flavors served in a "cowboy chic" atmosphere with booths surrounded by stone and natural wood. Bobby Flay brings his passion for bold and innovative Southwestern flair straight to the heart of the region that inspired it at Mesa Grill, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Saturday - Sunday Bobby developed his signature style of American cookery, marrying the flavors of southwest with his love of grilling at Mesa Grill.
Las Vegas' proximity to Mexico gives the restaurant access to some of that country's highest-quality tequila and mezcal offerings, and the expansive wine list has a global reach yet maintains an emphasis on top American wines. The key to this buffet is to plan ahead. Enjoy dinner buffet items like king crab legs, oven-roasted turkey and prime rib. Not to mention the extensive salad bar and seemingly endless assortment of desserts.
Champagne brunch features Blueberry Blintzes and omelets made to order. Breakfast Monday - Friday: Within the inviting atmosphere, seafood goes transcontinental with shades of Mediterranean flavors - risen to new heights by pairings from an expansive wine list.
Embrace the unexpected with ease. Mina's imaginative dishes are born of balance, not outrageousness. Relax in the casual, refined dining room designed by Tony Chi while sipping San Francisco-style cocktails prepared by master mixologists.
Mon - Sat 5: Michael Mina PUB is an American-style pub inspired by celebrity chef Michael Mina, featuring a wide selection of global beers, unique whiskey and hand-crafted provisions. This is a place to have fun, smile and toast the everyday with a full beer in hand-and preferably a shot of whiskey too. No pub would be complete without an extensive burger list and Chef Mina has created a variety of inventive selections, along with quality entrees such as grilled salmon, roasted chicken and a full BBQ menu.
Sunday, Monday, Thursday Guests can experience the delicious theatrics of our teppan cooking tables and enjoy the view of the restaurant's private gardens, koi pond and waterfalls. Mizumi is one of only two restaurants in the U. Stop by Mizuya for delectable sushi and an extensive sake menu. Enjoy the best in sushi, sashimi, hand rolls, and specialty rolls in a tranquil water setting or sit at the sushi bar and watch the sushi chefs work.
Mizuya is open daily for lunch and dinner. Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro featuring steak frites and large selection of seafood. Reservations are for indoor seating, only. Outdoor seating is on first-come, first-serve basis. Looking for family-style Las Vegas dining?
MORE offers a wide variety of savory fares to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Located in the lower level MORE features a massive foot salad bar, homemade pizza station, two delectable carving stations, two tasty omelet stations, and specialties from around the world. The scrumptious dessert station features French pastries and sugar-free desserts?
Executive Chef Eric Bauer merges classic steakhouse with other unique culinary aspects, including an iced seafood bar, a cheese and charcuterie bar with more than 30 farmhouse and artisanal cheeses from around the world along with handmade salamis and meats, complemented by a more than 60 wines-by-the-glass and more than varieties of French and California wine-by-the-bottle.
Monday - Thursday 8 a. Steaks include both wet- and dry-aged, as well as Japanese A-5 Wagyu. Master Mixologist Livio Lauro created a myriad of tasty and colorful handcrafted cocktails only available at Morels. The steakhouse includes a plush lounge and outdoor patio seating providing stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip. The 11,square-foot restaurant seats more than guests and includes two private dining rooms. Private dining and banquet facilities are available.
Brunch served 10 a. Below is some basic information about how to get to Route 66, where to rent a car for the drive, and how to figure out how long it will take you to drive Route The first thing to think about in planning your Route 66 road trip is how you are going to get to the starting point of Route 66 and how you are going to get from the Route 66 ending point back home. If you have your own car, motorcycle, or RV and live in the U.
However, if you live far from the starting or ending point e. If you are planning to begin and end your Route 66 experience by train, Amtrak has a number of trains to and from both Chicago and Los Angeles from a number of destinations around the country. The main national bus company in the United States is Greyhound and you can get to or from Chicago and Los Angeles from just about anywhere in the country as well as some parts of Canada and Mexico.
It just may take some time! Be sure to check to see if there are any extra add-on fees for one-way rentals before you book. We usually find that Enterprise have the best rates for one way rentals.
It is entirely up to you how much you want to plan ahead. Some people want to be completely flexible to take as much time as they like and then find a place to stay wherever they end up that night. Others want to plan out a detailed itinerary and have their lodging booked well in advance. There are advantages and disadvantages of both styles of travel, and most people end up traveling somewhere in between.
Knowing that you have some place to each night when you arrive in a town can make the trip a bit less stressful. Read through our Route 66 planning guide for a more thorough guide to planning. We recommend at least 2 weeks, although the more time you have the better.
A month would be ideal. But most travelers time is dictated by the amount of vacation time they have and when they can travel. Most people do not have a full month to travel so we based our itinerary on the fact that 2 weeks is probably what would work for most travelers. We ourselves have driven Route 66 in its entirety following the EZ66 guide for directions in 14 days so we know that it can be done.
A big factor that should help you decide how long to drive Route 66 is to think about how much time you want to spend just driving each day. Historic Route 66 is approximately 2, miles 3, km long and across 14 days, a person needs to drive an average of miles km per day. If one drives at 45 miles per hour MPH on average, that would be approximately 3 hours and 37 minutes of driving each day. Putting those together can help you determine how long it will take you and allow you to pinpoint which towns or cities would be good places to overnight along the route.
We would recommend 2 weeks as a good minimum to go at a moderate pace and still have time to visit many of the major attractions along the route. You can modify this itinerary accordingly to fit the time you have available.
If you have 8 to 10 days, you might want to come up with an itinerary that has you doing sections of Route 66 between Chicago and Los Angeles, and use the Interstate the rest of the time to get from place to place. But a better way if you are short on time would be to just choose to explore a section of Route 66 based on your interests and explore that section at a more leisurely pace. Many people travel Route 66 in sections, doing a part one year and returning to drive another section the next.
To choose a particular section, you can read our Route 66 guide which includes recommendations and descriptions of several section of the route that are best suited to a number of interests and people. Whether you are an Old West lover, Cars films admirer, culture seeker, or photographer, you should be able to find a section that is well-suited to a shorter itinerary.
If you have more than 2 weeks to drive Route 66, that is fantastic! You can use this itinerary as a guide and then split up the route into more sections, and also add extra days to some of the stops as your schedule allows. If you want suggestions, just ask us in the Comments section at the end of this itinerary.
We recommend that you use our Route 66 itinerary as a suggested guide rather than an inflexible itinerary. There is no way you can visit all the listed attractions or eat in all the restaurants in one road trip so choose the ones of interest. Modify the road trip itinerary to best suit the time you have available for your trip, your preferred pace of travel, and your interests. It is your trip! We designed this Route 66 itinerary with the idea that the 2 weeks would be spent driving along Route 66 and we only leave a day or less for exploring the beginning and ending points in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Below is a brief guide to each of the sections within our Route 66 itinerary to help you understand and make the most of it: This provides our suggested starting and ending point for each day. This section provides a rough idea of the route for that day if you are following the historical Route 66 road.
Route 66 is not signed in most places so you will need to use a guide if you want to stay on it. We also list alternative routes here if applicable. We list the approximate mileage that would be driven that day if a person followed the Route 66 route for the itinerary that day.
The mileage is approximate and not exact given the nature of the route and the different alignments. Of course, if you make any detours or deviations from the route, this will likely add to your overall mileage. We found that we almost always drove a bit more and sometimes a lot more as we often made small detours to visit attractions, eat at restaurants, find parking, etc..
Historic Route 66 was about 2, miles km long and today the trip is approximately 2, miles 3, km long. If one drives at 45 miles per hour MPH on average, that would be approximately 3 hours and 37 minutes of driving each day on average. However, some days will have you going not as far or a bit further than miles.
We used these figures to help develop and guide the suggested itinerary. If you need to make up time at any point on the route, you can almost always jump on the Interstate to save time. The route crosses 3 different time zones.
Big City Avoider Section: Some people drive Route 66 to escape the cities and want to avoid the big cities along the route and focus on the smaller cities and towns. Others may feel stressed or uncomfortable driving in a larger city or not want to try to drive or park a large RV or motorhome in big city. The really big ones include Chicago, St. Route 66 Main Attractions: We include those directly on Route 66 plus those that are just a short detour away from the route.
If there are any notable popular big detours off the route that day, such as the Grand Canyon, we list them in this section. Route 66 Dining Recommendations: Note that some places take cash only, so it is always a good idea to keep some money on you.
Hamburgers, fried chicken, meatloaf, hot dogs, French fries, corndogs, burritos, chili, steaks, fruit pies, milkshakes, and the like are common Route 66 road food.
Ethnic food options can also be limited outside of the larger cities. Route 66 Lodging Recommendations: In this section we list recommended hotels across a number of budgets and types. We try to highlight any special places at each recommended stop, particularly Route 66 era motels or Route 66 themed hotels. We also list a few of the local RV parks and campgrounds for those planning to drive Route 66 in a RV or are planning to camp in a tent along the route.
We love supporting independent family-run motels and hotels, but do remember that many chain hotels are locally run and operated and some chain hotels such as Hampton Inn have been big supporters of Route But there are always mid-range options 3-star and 2-star in every recommended stop. I think that budget travelers should be able to find something suitable at almost every place but those seeking luxury hotels may struggle in a few places.
Note that parking is available for free at most of the recommended lodging throughout the route. In smaller cities and towns, on-site parking is almost always free for hotel guests.
The exceptions will be in larger cities where parking space is limited such as Chicago, St. Businesses open, close, and re-open along Route 66 almost daily so be sure to check ahead for latest information. Signs are removed, bridges close to traffic, and roadside attractions disappear. I would not make a significant detour to visit a particular place without checking out opening times and hours beforehand.
Check out this informative Route 66 website for the latest news about businesses and happenings along the route. If you know of an attraction that has disappeared or a business that has closed or a great place that has opened or re-opened please feel free to leave us a Comment and we will look into it and update our information! Below is a quick outline of our suggested Route 66 route and the starting and ending points for each day are shown in the map below.
You can click this link or double click on the map image below to explore or save the map. This is just a quick reference Route 66 map to roughly show the route and itinerary so you can visualize it! Here is our suggested 14 Day Route 66 itinerary. The itinerary begins in Chicago and goes east to west as this is historically the direction of travelers driving the route. However, you can easily reverse this route and start your trip in California.
You just need to start reading from the end. Or if you are just driving a section of the route, you can find that part of the itinerary that is relevant to you. As noted earlier, we suggest that you use it as a guide for planning your trip and that you personalize and modify it as needed.
Welcome to Route 66 — today your great American road trip begins! The beginning is a bit anticlimactic as there is just a small sign in Chicago and the Chicago traffic can be stressful.
If you are interested in U. This stretch of Route 66 is also filled with dozens of classic Route 66 eateries so you will not go hungry. Chicago, Illinois to Springfield, Illinois. Central Time Zone — no changes today.
If you are wanting to avoid big cities on your trip, you might want to skip Chicago and some of its urban and suburban sprawl. If you are OK with missing the official starting point, you can avoid Chicago and begin the route in a town like Joliet, Illinois. Ottawa Street as your route starting point! Then just continue onto Springfield. There are a LOT of restaurants along this stretch of Route 66 that date back to the Route 66 era, have a Route 66 or retro theme, or have been strong Route 66 supporters.
We have eaten at several of these. You can stop in just about any town along the way to find a good spot, and you will not go hungry today! Our suggested itinerary takes you to Springfield today, but we know many people will be wanting to spend at least one night in Chicago so we start with some recommendations for Chicago.
There are thousands of choices in Chicago so it should not be difficult to find something that suits in the Windy City. For those who want a short first driving day or will be getting a late start we also provide suggestions for Pontiac below. If you are looking for a place to stay in Chicago before or after your road trip, you have hundreds of options for every budget and taste. It is easy to travel around Chicago by public transportation or taxi. Here are accommodation options we recommend checking out near the starting point for Route These lodging options are for those wanting a shorter drive on their first day.
We offer our Route 66 lodging suggestions for Springfield which is our recommended first overnight stop on the Route 66 itinerary. The big city highlight today is St. Louis which includes plenty to see and do, but there are also loads of small town highlights today. Highlights include old-time soda fountains, a giant pink elephant, rabbits, the crossing of the Mississippi River, frozen custard, and the iconic Gateway Arch.
Those really wanting to explore St. Louis, may want to overnight there instead of Sullivan today. You can also make a small detour to visit Six Flags amusement park, which may particularly appeal to those traveling as a family. Today there are two splits in the road where you can choose to drive alternative historic Route 66 alignments. The first occurs as you leave Springfield where you can choose to drive the alignment or the post alignment of historic Route Both have their appeal and you can check the Attractions section to help you decide.
Louis beginning at the junction of U. Springfield, Illinois to Sullivan, Missouri. Those starting the day in Pontiac will need to add 91 miles km onto the above figures. Those wanting to avoid big cities, may want to bypass St. After your cross the Mississippi River, you can jump onto the I to bypass St. Louis and then rejoin at either Des Peres pre Route 66 or Watson post route. If you need a break from fast food and diners, you can find fine dining options in St.
Those wanting to explore St. Louis in more depth might want to overnight there instead of Sullivan tonight. There are also opportunities to go hiking, canoeing, or bowling, do some wine tasting, visit museums, explore laid-back small towns, eat at some classic Route 66 eateries, and stay at some Route 66 era vintage motels. Those with an interest in country music or seeing more of the Ozarks might want to make a detour to Branson today.
You might want to end the day seeing a film at the local drive-in movie theater. Sullivan, Missouri to Carthage, Missouri. No big cities along the route today. There are several eateries along this stretch that date back to the Route 66 era.
Kansas has only 13 miles of Route 66 but it is worth taking the section at a leisurely pace to get the most out of your time in this friendly corner of this former mining region. Then you begin your exploration of Oklahoma, a state that straddles the Midwest and South.
Will Rogers fans will really enjoy today as there are a number of Rogers related sites along the route. Carthage, Missouri to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Those wanting to avoid big cities may want to bypass downtown Tulsa by jumping on Interstate Today you spend a full day exploring Oklahoma with some nicely preserved sections of Route 66 that lead through small towns and rural areas. Today you leave behind Oklahoma to enter the big state of Texas.
Despite the massive size of Texas, Route 66 only runs along the northern section of the Texan panhandle, making for under miles of driving. While the scenery can be a bit dull at times, there is still much to see and do along this stretch. No big cities today, although some might want to bypass downtown Amarillo, which is the largest city population close to , Route 66 passes through in Texas.
Already one week into our Route 66 itinerary! Today you say goodbye to Texas and cross into New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment which has about miles of Route The route today passes through many ghost towns that did not survive the demise of Route 66 and ends in a town that screams Route 66 like no other town on the route, Tucumcari, NM. The driving time is fairly short today giving you plenty of time to do any extra exploring in Amarillo, make small detours, travel at a leisurely pace, and explore Tucumcari.
Keep the time change in mind if you have any appointments or tours scheduled today. Note that there are limited options for dining spots between Amarillo and Tucumcari, especially ones that are open in the evening. So just keep that in mind today. This was a very popular Route 66 overnight stop and is still a great place to stop and sleep. There are no longer 2, motel rooms but there are still over 1, in the town. Several of the Route 66 era motels are still operational, so there is no reason to have to stay in a chain hotel here.
Today you really get to see the heart of New Mexico, with a chance to explore one or both of its main cities, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The route diverges today after Santa Rosa and you can decide to take the older and slower route through Santa Fe or the main Route 66 route used after which bypasses Santa Fe and cuts across downtown Albuquerque. Albuquerque has the longest stretch of Route 66 of any city and has retained a number of Route 66 era buildings, signs, and restaurants.
Whichever route you choose, both of these main cities are filled with worthwhile attractions. Today is also a good day to sample New Mexican dishes, basically any dish smothered in chile sauce, as you have loads of great options along the route today! The route splits into two alignments today west of Santa Rosa. An older loop goes to Santa Fe and the post route goes through downtown Albuquerque.
Alternative pre Santa Fe Route to Albuquerque: The Albuquerque and Santa Fe route are similar in terms of miles if you overnight in Santa Fe versus but the drive takes longer as the road requires slower driving.
Also note that the Santa Fe route will obviously add additional miles and time to your trip as you still have to loop back to return to Route Those who want to avoid big cities will likely want to avoid downtown Albuquerque population over , You can take the alternative route to Santa Fe or jump on I after Tijeras to pass through both cities.
Santa Fe is not a large city but the one-way narrow streets, crowds, and limited downtown parking can make it a bit trying for those trying to navigate by car. You are better off parking and walking around in the central downtown area rather than trying to drive.
Santa Rosa, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque have tons of popular and well-reviewed eateries. A number of them, especially in Santa Rosa and Albuquerque, have been operating since the Route 66 era. Be sure to try the green and red chile — they love to smother it on just about anything in New Mexico! Having lived in Albuquerque, I have dozens of lodging recommendations feel free to ask if you want something specific and you can find more Route 66 Albuquerque motels and hotels in my prior post.
But here are several options:. Today you have another full day to explore New Mexico. The route goes through small towns, Native American reservation lands, and crosses the Continental Divide. There are a lot of ghost towns along the route that were once popular Route 66 stops. Acoma Pueblo is a short detour worth taking if you have not visited a Pueblo before. Gallup offers lots of historical buildings, a couple of museums, hiking opportunities, and even a bit of nightlife.
Today the two towns with the most options for dining are Grants and Gallup with a few located in smaller towns along the route. Ask for a quiet room and bring ear plugs just in case. Today, you pass through cities, towns, abandoned tourist attractions, and scenic landscapes as you head towards Williams.
Stops along the way include a petrified forest, a giant meteor crater, trading posts, and state parks. So be sure to check the local time once in Arizona, and note that it will actually change as you drive in and out of Navajo land! Flagstaff is the largest city today with a population around 75, which you can take the Interstate through if you wish to skip exploring it.