Top attractions in Las Vegas
Call it Sin City if you want, but there's no denying that the Entertainment Capital of the World has a unique allure. After all, it took a lot more than seedy clichés to make Las Vegas one of the world's leading tourist destinations!
Vegas isn't a place to be enjoyed on the cheap! Set the tone for extravagance with Helicopter tours of the city's kitsch architecture and surrounding desert landscapes.
Death Valley, the hottest corner of North America, may be ominously named but its beauty is quite humbling, and it even blooms in spring. Just bring plenty of water!
The Las Vegas Strip boasts many of the world's largest hotels and casinos, all hosting their own dazzling shows. Take the scenic route by limo!
The choreographed fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel "dance" every 15 minutes from 8pm till midnight (and every 30 in the afternoons)!
The huge volcano in front of the Mirage hotel is another attraction in the same vein. It erupts on the hour from 8pm till midnight and, oddly, smells like pina coladas!
If gambling in the casinos isn't enough to set your pulse racing then how about zipping around the thrilling Motor Speedway in a luxury sports car?
You might be able to see the canyon's breathtaking red rock formations from your hotel window but getting up close to the Red Rock Canyon is a must for avid hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers!
The Hoover Dam Bypass is actually called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, but neither name really does justice to this spectacular feat of engineering!
Did somebody say feat of engineering? The Hoover Dam's art-deco design is impressive inside and out, although the exterior's breathtaking enormity is truly something to behold.
The tallest freestanding observation tower in the US offers the best views in Las Vegas, as well as a revolving restaurant and four terrifying amusement rides!
Unless you have a high tolerance for heat, plan your trip either side of summer. If you want to avoid the crowds then visit during the week.
From cabs and double-decker buses to helicopters and the Las Vegas monorail, the city has no shortage of ways to travel. Just remember that everything gravitates towards the Strip.
Women shouldn't have a problem but male dress codes differ for nightclubs so it's worth checking them online. Generally speaking though, a shirt and decent shoes go a long way.
You're on your own there! Good luck!
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What people are saying about Las Vegas
I learned a lot about water and the history of the Hoover Dam. It is amazing that in the thirties there were engineers who initiated and carried out such a project at such an advanced stage that even today one looks at it with such marvel and owe. It is clear that such great work could not have been completed without fatalities at a time when technology was still at its lowest and this was for a cause well done as you see the number of tourists coming in and going out to marvel at this great invention with such great revenue generating capacity for the country with such a large number of jobs created for the people of Las Vegas and surrounding countries. One must also appreciate the decent built for the workers. Looking at the demographics of the country it leaves one wondering how on earth did the workers survive under such conditions in this desert which today is a home and a holiday destination to millions across the globe . These are works of genius
Great fun filled day! Tour guide amazing, people were great. My 71 year old mom and I were able to shop Indian jewelry, see Hoover Dam from ascending Tillman memorial Bridge, Joshua tree forest; fly in and out of Grand Canyon by helicopter, boat the Colorado River in bottom of canyon, and walk the sky walk. Adventures were broken up well to allow my mom to do it all in one day. A trip we won’t forget.
The bus of course was crowded but that was expected. The tour was very informational. Kind of wish it woukd have actually been dark during the tour to expirience the lights. We didnt know if you got on the first stop you would fail to see the lights by not going down the rest of the strip at night.
My family and I had a great experience from the pick-up with the Military Humvee to the actual shooting (Heckler & Koch MP5 and the Glock 17). The staff is just super (holla Nick ) and it’s good fun for the whole family. Well worth a visit when in Vegas
The bus ride was long with too many bathroom stops. Bus A/C not working and no video system. Driver and our tour guide Derek were fabulous and compensated but all together we were on the bus for 11 hours with only 3 hours at Grand Canyon.