No matter who you are, every person has a desire – hidden or not – to travel to the famous Las Vegas. The lights, the money, the glitz and the glam – what isn’t on offer?
It is the go-to dream destination for anyone who loves gambling or living the high life. However, for most of us, travelling to Las Vegas will remain a dream. It is expensive, and not only are the air tickets and hotels exponentially costly but how can you enjoy the city without some cash to gamble with?
In any case, this doesn’t mean we can’t take a mental trip to Viva Las Vegas. Take a look at the best locations to visit, the best sights to see, and the most Vegasy casinos to win big!
Where is Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a major metro area in the southern part of the United States of America. It is found in the state of Nevada. The most well-known attractions of the city are found in the Las Vegas strip, which is found outside Clark County.
Live The High Life
There is so much excitement and fun to be found in Las Vegas. The strip can transport you to all over the world with its themed hotels and restaurants. The city has everything on offer, museums, shows, theme parks and almost everything else. Here are the top attractions to visit in Las Vegas.
1. The Strip
The Las Vegas Boulevard runs 2.5 miles through the city, and boy does it have it all. From northeast to southwest, the strip is lined with entertainment and festivity. The hotels, casinos and restaurants are mainly heavily themed and often have free shows along the streets. There is luxury and fine dining galore and the famous neon lights illuminate the way. From the Mandalay Bay Hotel to the Treasure Island Hotel, there is a world of opportunity and possibility along this one Boulevard.
2. Gondola Rides and Venetian Hotel
Who wouldn’t want to explore a little bit of Italy, in Las Vegas? The Venetian Hotel is nestled in the strip and will make you feel as though you have been whisked away to romantic, bustling Venice. The shopping arcade inside is an almost replica of Venice, and even includes blue skies, gondola rides and canals. The Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs are also beautifully replicated within the hotel, which is one of the finest on the strip. Take a trip with your very own gondolier down the canal and stop off at some of the shops along the way.
3. Fremont Street
Everybody has heard of Fremont Street. It is a pedestrian area only with many attractions. The street is covered by a rooftop of LED lights that display different colours, designs and themes. It really is a sight to behold. The Fremont Street Experience offers up the nightly music and visual shows, entertainers and street performers are always on display and the fun never stops. The street is found a few kilometres away from the Las Vegas Strip, so why not take a taxi ride down there to take in the other sights along the way.
4. Helicopter Rides
Sometimes the best way to take in a view is from the sky. Seeing as though we don’t have wings, a helicopter will have to do. There are many different helicopter tours to choose from in Las Vegas. These tours aren’t just of the city, they also span for viewings of the magnificent Grand Canyon as well. There is even a 6.5-hour helicopter tour that covers Vegas and the Grand Canyon, but you can only imagine the price of that!
5. Paris Hotel
Once again, Vegas will transport you to one of the most romantic destinations in Europe – Paris. The Paris Hotel is a stand out in Vegas. This is probably because it has a forty-six story replica of the Eiffel Tower. Once on top of the Eiffel Tower, you can enjoy 360-degree views. The restaurant on the top offers fine dining and views of the strip and onwards. The hotel also features a mock hot air balloon finished with neon flashing lights. Who needs a trip to Paris to propose, when you could do it in Vegas and have a drive-through wedding on the same night!
6. Bellagio Resort and Fountain Show
The massive, luxury hotel, The Bellagio, is an absolute must in Las Vegas. It contains many different attractions, including the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. There is also a spa, a salon, and your choice of some of the finest restaurants around. The showroom area boasts changing themes, from art to spring botanicals. Most impressive of all, however, is the famous fountain show. The fountain show is found along the strip and is a display of the fountain along to music. Visitors can watch ringside on the strip, and best of all, it is a free attraction!
7. Ferris Wheel
The High Roller Ferris Wheel sits at the far end of the Linq Promenade, outside the famous strip. It extends 550 feet high and takes over 30 minutes to make a full rotation. The cabins are massive, each cabin being able to hold 40 people. At night you can see the full glow of Las Vegas from the Ferris Wheel, it is an amazing way to experience the city in full view.
Viva Las Vegas
The city that holds more excitement than any other city in the world. The lights, the possibilities and the pure vibration in the air. It all builds for an experience that will never be forgotten. Pass by street entertainers, join in one of the many bachelors or bachelorettes parties. Dine at one of the worlds top restaurants or grab a burger from a wedding drive through while being married by Elvis.
There is so much to do, so much to see and even more to be won. Imagine being able to enjoy the city in all its glory, and then winning a jackpot at one of the best casinos around.
Yes, it will probably remain a dream, but man what a dream it is!