Maybe you think Vegas is gawdy, tacky and overdone (it kinda is). Or perhaps you just want a smaller, less frantic place to visit with the family. Laughlin offers all the excitement of Vegas (gambling, live entertainment and outdoor adventure) without the overwhelming atmosphere that Vegas tends to have.

The many casinos offer a lot of different options for nightlife, from live entertainment to Blues & Brews Festivals. At the Colorado Belle, you can watch pro boxing in the Boiler Room; catch the latest comic at the Riverside Resort and Casino; or see "Superstars: Live in Concert" at the River Palms (at least until Sept. 3). Besides the casinos, there are a number of bars and clubs that offer everthing from karaoke to country music. Of course, you can always just gamble all-night if that's your thing and skip all the shows and clubs.