Nestled in the southern tip of the state, on the border with Arizona, this fun-filled spot offers creature comforts and entertainment at its casino resorts, plus ample outdoor activities in the desert, river, and lakes nearby.
Laughlin's location on the Colorado River makes watersports a big draw. In town, you can rent motorized watercraft from Rocky River Adventure Center or Watercraft Adventures. If that's too civilized for you, head upriver to Willow Beach. There, you'll find campsites for tents and RVs, a marina with rental boats (both motorized and otherwise), and some famously great fishing.
The casinos in Laughlin may not offer all the high-end dining options of Vegas, but they dish up the classics just fine. At Bumbleberry Flats in the Pioneer Hotel, comfort food comes with a Southern twist, complete with house-made preserves. For a bit of celebrity-chef flair, head to Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho at Harrah's, where Trash Can Nachos and tableside guacamole are crowd-pleasers.