Las Vegas – Glamorously fun
You will not fall short of things to do in the “Sin City”. Las Vegas, the light in middle of the Nevada desert will amuse you with endless activities, attractions and sites.
With an infinite number of things to do, it’s hard to decide where to start while visiting Vegas. The Strip, aka Las Vegas Blvd, is a four mile long street and the center of it all. Circus Circus can be found in the north end of the Strip while Mandalay Bay is on the south end. As you walk along the strip, you will see the casinos lined along it, each with their own special shows and attractions. Perhaps the most famous is the Bellagio fountains. Every half-hour or every 15 minutes depending on time of day, an 8.5-acre lake in front of the Bellagio starts shooting water up to 460 feet in the air — the water rockets and dances, perfectly synced to pop and classical music with their stunning hotel backdrop. Next take a leisurely stroll through Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, where horticulturalists maintain an ever-changing array of plants and flowers along with bridges, and ponds.
The volcano at the Mirage erupts at the top of each hour in the evening, spewing smoke and fire 100 feet above the water. The volcano at The Mirage has been an impressive Las Vegas signature attraction since the resort opened in 1989. Another entertaining attraction is the Aquarium at The Mirage. The newly renovated Aquarium is one of the most technically advanced and elaborate aquarium. This 20,000 gallon wonder separates you and the marine life with just a 4 inch acrylic window. With over 1000- specimens of artificial corals make you feel as if you are really in a tropical place.
Get a little taste of Italy as you visit Venetian Casino and Grand Canal. The re-creation of Venice inside this hotel casino will allow you to enjoy great trendy dining and shopping as well as riding along the canal on gondolas with a vocal performance.
Next visit the Mini Paris, one of the city’s most popular hotel/casino. At the center you will find a replica of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, Paris Opera House and the Louvre, all reduced in size. You can also visit another classic icon of Las Vegas, Caesars Palace. This Roman themed casino/resort has plenty of ways to keep you entertained, including a spa, more than 100 shops, golf facilities, plenty of dining options and top-notch nightlife venues. All of this plus it’s casinos create an atmosphere that is hard to match. If you’re looking for more luxurious places, visit the Wynn and Encore.
Located downtown Las Vegas, an old part of Las Vegas with a modern twist, Fremont Street is where crowds gather to watch the outdoor mall’s ceiling nightly shows. The Fremont Street Experience has everything Vegas is known for, the glitter, lights, and gambling. The five-block area features 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of sound. The show is often paired with free concerts and other special events. Here you will find the many street performers as well as vintage casinos such as the Golden Nugget and the Four Queens.
Experience one of the amazing Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows. A variety of shows are held at various venues all throughout the year. Prepare to be awed by the mixture of circus and performance art show that won’t disappoint. As an alternative, you can experience the world’s largest permanent circus, at the Circus Circus center stage with free shows throughout the day.
For more attractions, visit the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat found at The Flamingo resort. These Chilean Flamingos along with a collection of swans, ducks and turtles relax by the waterfalls and the tropical foliage. You can them move onto the MGM Grand Lion Habitat where you can see several African lions and cubs behind a large glass wall.
Although known for it’s gambling in its lavish casinos, there is also some great sightseeing, shopping and dining to be done in this luminous, compact city. If you’re looking for music, dancing and a party life, enjoy one of the many pool parties throughout various hotels or visit one of the extravagant nightclubs around the Strip. No matter what kind of travel you’re looking to do when visiting Las Vegas, you will surely not run out of options.