The Mirage’s tropical paradise theme flows throughout the property, from the front entrance’s volcano to the check-in desk’s giant aquarium to the pool’s palm-treed cabanas. There’s even a mini-rainforest in the middle of the casino. The Mirage offers a wide range of quality dining and entertainment, from the hip Stack steakhouse to the casual BLT Burger and perennial nightspot Jet to the Cirque de Soleil’s acclaimed production of LOVE. Rooms are sleek and spacious, with the topical influences minimized to woods and bright solid colors. The sprawling pool complex is big enough to resist crowds, with multiple pools and cabanas, as well as a water slide for the kid in you and the Bare VIP pool lounge for the adult.