One of the most compelling things about dining in Las Vegas is the ability to experience global dining in the span of a few miles.  Starting at the south end of the Strip and working your way north, you can eat hearty Russian peasant fare (at far from proletariat prices) at Red Square in Mandalay Bay.  Get New York style pizza by the slice from a "sidewalk vendor" in the New York New York casino/hotel.  Savor the flavors of New Orleans at Commander's Palace, an outpost of the original Brennan family culinary institution, in the Aladdin hotel/casino.  Say "mais oui" to French bistro dining at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris casino/hotel, and enjoy your baguette and champagne while dining outdoors and watching the famed Bellagio fountain show.  Visit the Argentinian pampas at Samba in The Mirage, which specializes in beef cooked right at your table.  Or stroll along the canals of Venice then stop in for some pasta and vino at Valentino or Zefferino at The Venetian.  And that's just a fraction of the international dining experiences you can have in Las Vegas, without leaving The Strip.  For adventurous diners, there's an overwhelming selection of wonderful cuisine from all corners of the world.  For pure, slightly kitschy entertainment, try The Rainforest Cafe at MGM or Kahunaville at Treasure Island, or Margaritaville. Sampling them all would take months. There's even a place called Cheesecake and Crime (where you can get a suspense novel while you wait for any of a large number of flavors of cheesecake; located off-strip sadly).

What great reasons to keep coming back to Las Vegas.