Las Vegas is known as a city where you can satisfy your every whim. You can take part in a wide array of activities, from theme parks and roller coasters to museums, national parks and the world famous strip.
One of the most popular things to do when in Vegas is take a trip to the Strip, officially known as Las Vegas Boulevard. The Strip is the main drag for gambling and is therefore home to most of the top hotels, casinos and nightclubs that Sin City has to offer. Over the top and of unrivaled proportions, a trip to Vegas wouldn’t be complete without taking a stroll down the Strip.
Casinos are a popular stop for many Vegas visitors. There truly is something for everyone in the casinos of Las Vegas. Slot machines start as low as a nickel and big spenders can always try their luck at craps or poker.
Even if you only plan on watching some casino games, it’s still nice to know what’s going on so you could take in a gaming class or two during your trip. Most of the casinos in town offer gaming classes five days a week and a quick 30-minute lesson on roulette, craps, poker or blackjack helps you understand what’s happening on the table. Many gaming classes are free.
One of the ultimate stops for glitz and glam is the Liberace Museum, a mind-boggling tribute to the pianist and showman. Pianos, cars, photographs and press clippings are amongst the medley of memorabilia on display.
For a different type of show altogether you could take in a musical or go to see some of the showgirls that Vegas is so famous for. Whatever your taste, you will have no problem finding something to enjoy.
The Stratosphere Tower affords you spectacular views of the city and Mount Charleston is even visible in the distance. This is the tallest free-standing observation tower in the United States.
A traditional Vegas activity that won’t cost you a penny is the Fremont Street Experience, a free light and sound show that runs hourly from dusk.
Bargains are to be found when shopping in Vegas too. Staple bargain outlets like Las Vegas Outlet Centre will spare you a dollar or two and high-end designer stores can be found dotted along the Esplanade.
The Bellagio is a stalwart amongst Las Vegas hotels. The lobby boasts an 18ft ceiling adorned with 2000 hand-blown glass flowers whilst the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art showcases temporary exhibits by different artists.
The Mirage is another of the best known hotels in Vegas. This casino hotel was one of the originals and its tropical setting, including a 100ft conservatory dome filled with jungle foliage, transports you to a whole other world.
The reception area has a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium filled with all sorts of aquatic creatures and has to be seen to be believed.
By Paul Buchanan
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