They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but that may be wrong when it comes to vacation destinations. Laughlin’s ability to mix picturesque beauty with amazing entertainment has helped it win over its share of first-time visitors, who are often surprised by the wide-range of unique vacation experiences available to them at the water-front town.

All of those experiences come wrapped in personalized, friendly service that has vacationers saying “only in Laughlin.” Here are some of the unique ways Laughlin makes loyal followers of first-time visitors.

Entertainment diversity
Maybe you’re coming to town for a major headlining concert at the Laughlin Events Center. Or perhaps you’ve heard about an up-and-coming comedy talent you can see up close and personal at a lounge or small showroom. It’s a wide range of special events including comedy and musical greats and a variety of new events always making their way to Laughlin that will keep you coming back.

Even larger events give the feeling of a smaller, more intimate experience. If you’ve seen an artist or show elsewhere, seeing it in Laughlin brings an added personal touch that makes you feel like you’ve gotten to know a good friend, not just seen a show.

First time visitors in Laughlin

Rooms with views and places to muse
Laughlin’s nearly 11,000 rooms offer plenty of value and variety. You have thousands of rooms with river views, there are two-bedroom suites, specialty rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, ones with patios and balconies and even a luxurious two-story, three-bedroom villa. And for those traveling with their four-legged friends, there are pet-friendly hotels available with on-site amenities to keep everyone in the family happy.

Inside, outside, it’s your choice!
Hike it, boat it, play the tables, take a river tour and everything in between. Laughlin has a one-of-a-kind ability to offer something for all tastes, whether you’re a controlled climate type or an outdoor enthusiast. Casual lounges allow you to unwind and relax after your outdoor recreation or a long day at the tables or slots. And there are ample hiking and walking trails that allow for soft adventure enjoyment of the Colorado River. Fish and boat to your heart’s desire, or test your luck in thousands of feet of the latest games on casino floors, it truly is your choice.

Deal factor
Laughlin has long been known as a value play, especially when compared to its sister destination, Las Vegas. Most know that the same show you see in Las Vegas often costs a fraction of the price in Laughlin while you can still enjoy all the glamor associated with gaming and entertainment experiences as well. All year long, hotels and resorts offer comedy packages for festivals like LaughFest and on-going talent showcases like Comedy on the Edge. Properties also offer food and drink deals along with concert packages for major headliners coming to town. And once first-timer visitors experience Laughlin’s warm hospitality with a headlining event or show, the value proposition feels even greater.

Dining delight
Visitors are constantly surprised by the variety of dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for a touch of Texas at the Saltgrass Steakhouse, a simple, hearty and casual lunch at the Edgewater’s Wild Style Burgers & Pizza, a relaxed, comfortable, casual dine in with a unique varied menu at Laughlin River Lodge’s Bighorn Café or American comfort food with a southern twist at Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall's Bumbleberry Flats, there’s something for you in Laughlin. And there’s also an award-winning micro-brewery and fantastic champagne brunches to help make you a Laughlin culinary loyalist.

To learn more about everything Laughlin has to offer, go to visitlaughlin.com.