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Las Vegas, you don't have to gamble
The Las Vegas Strip (Nevada, USA)
Member Name: Trendywend1
The Las Vegas Strip (Nevada, USA)
Advantages: You won't get bored
Disadvantages: Some trips can be a little expensive
I've been lucky to visit Las Vegas twice. The first trip was amazing and was awe struck at everything we did. The second visit was just as amazing as the last visit.
I went last year with my brother, both of us love America and Las Vegas was a place where we thought we could see more of.
It isn't just the Strip itself you go to see, but the sightseeing trips are well worth going on.
We did various trips and the biggest highlight of course, was the Grand Canyon.
I have to say, it is a few hours drive on the bus, but well worth the journey.
Our trip took us to West Rim and Eagles Point, which i have to say, is the main tourist area of the Canyon. You literaly stand right on the edge of the Canyon and look down. We were surprised that there were no safety barriers, but, that didn't stop us having a look!!
On the West Rim, you can go up onto the observation deck and walk right over the Canyon. This is a walkway which circles around over it. It isn't for the faint hearted, as the floor is clear and the feeling is, you are walking on air! No photography is allowed and full security is in force.
I sneaked a bit of the Canyon rock into my rucksack, just something to remember!!
A trip out to Death Valley is a long day and you are pretty exhausted by the end of it. An early start and loads and loads of stops en route. Places that stick out for me, are Devils Golf Course, where you walk on the salt plains, Badwater Basin, a massive area dried up under sea level which you walk on. Ryolite Ghost town. Basically you are in the Mojave Desert, surrounded by Cactuses, sand dunes and vast areas of fabulous views.
An amazing day out, one to remember forever.
A helecoptor flight over the strip is a must, especially at night, that is when you get to appreciate how magnificent the place is. This isn't cheap, but worth it for the views.
There are so many hotels you can stay in. Though i wouldn't recommend staying in the Circus Circus, The location isn't perfect, as it is on the far end of the strip and it is a long ride on the bus in order to get to the main attractions. Also the hotel is a little tacky, despite having lots to do there. The rooms are a little outdated and could do with a bit of deco, but for the cheapest hotel on the strip, it is probably worth the money. That is why we stayed there. Our view was, we are only going to sleep here, so why fork out on loads of money.
Each hotel has their own attraction and you can spend days going around each one.
The Venetian Hotel is set out like Venice and has a canal leading from the outside in, with Gondolas you can ride in and be serenaded by the Gondaleers.
The dancing fountains are well worth seeing and are set off at various times of the day to music. You have to see them at night too.
The Lions at the MGM are worth seeing, but it can be a bit of a let down, if there is only one of them and no action, but it is a case of striking lucky!
If you can, see a show at Planet Hollywood, you get some good ones and the place itself is worth going to in itself.
We were lucky with our trips, as we pre book them. I recommend that sincerely, as your money will go further if you do. There are so many sites to go on, just a case of shopping around, such a saving.
These are just a few of my personal favourites. There is so much more to do and it isn't just gambling, though, you can't go to Las Vegas and not have at least one go on the tables or slots!!
Summary: You can be any age and still enjoy the life in Vegas