ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dec 11-15, 2017

For Attendees: Things to Do in Las Vegas!

There are a lot of things to do in Las Vegas, for people of all age groups. But it is important to plan your time here. Also, Las Vegas gets crowded during weekends (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoons). Shows and attractions get booked fast during those days.

Frommers gives a good overview of things to do in Las Vegas.
And also has a list of suggested itineraries. also has a suggested itinerary.

Vivian Lee of Huff Post describes each Cirque du Soleil show, in case you are confused about which one to go to.

Some suggestions from the Middleware'17 organizers:

  • Taking a walk down the Las Vegas Strip (at least a part of it). Your hotel will likely provide a shuttle to the Strip (if it is not located on the strip). Take advantage of it, and spend time hanging out on the Strip.
  • Bellagio water fountains, Las Vegas' own "Eiffel tower", and "Grand Canal" at the Venetian.
  • Casino hopping -- Las Vegas casinos are like no other. City Center, The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Caesar's palace (including the Forum shops and talking statues), Paris Las Vegas, MGM Grand and the Venetian are especially recommended.
  • Enjoy a show or two (Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, etc.).
Side Trips (Highly recommended if you have a car and can drive):
Google Maps can give you great directions to the the entrance of the above parks. Once you get there, go to a ranger station or visitor center to get a "paper" map, and rely on the paper map. At any of the above parks, please take all warnings from park management seriously (especially about drinking water, offroading, and unreliability of GPS signals).