It is the main street of Las Vegas, also known as The Strip. It has many, many hotels and casinos. The city changes between night and day. In the hot sun, it is difficult to walk through it, but worth it. At night, it is like a completely different place.
Anyone going to Vegas is advised to watch the water show at the Bellagio, and yes, it's worth it. The show takes place every 15 minutes right in front of the hotel. Each time there's a different song, so it changes completely. The jets of the fountains are so strong that you can hear them from far away. Our hotel was across the street, so we often found ourselves at the window watching. It's lovely to see by day or night. Every song, every time, it was always gorgeous!
To visit Las Vegas and not climb to the top of the Stratosphere is wasting time. It's amazing how big the city is, and the beauty you see from a place so high. The rides are spine-tingling, and for that reason I didn't go on any but seeing the faces of other people was enough... It is also a place to go more than once. the only bad thing was that it was cold. We went in the middle of March which meant we were all bundled up because it´s very cold. You open your lips and your smile freezes. Highly recommended!
One of the most typical streets of Las Vegas. It is a little of everything, and it is in the center of the city which was the original area but is not somewhat apart from the rest. It is a street with shops, restaurants and light and sound shows several times a day.
Do you remember the movie Superman? Well this is the famous dam that was in that movie. It is on the way to Las Vegas and is one of the largest dams in the world (do Americans do anything small???) Looking at this dam is impressive. It seems that there is no end to it and it's tremendously tall. Dizzying views, so those with vertigo should take care.
This sign is the most photographed of all things in Las Vegas. In fact, there is always a queue to take a photo, especially during the day when more people stop to see it. The sign was designed in 1959 and the back reads "Drive Carefully" and "Come back soon".
M & M has four floors of pure chocolate delights. There is also merchandise with the M & M signature, at somewhat expensive prices. On the first floor, there are statues, dolls, and M & Ms to take great photos with your chocolate idols. Additionally, there are key chains, charms, mugs, and almost any type of memory object. On the second floor, there is an M & M rainbow of 22 giant tubes, each filled with a color. There are also shirts (not cheap). The third floor has collectables: a $270 guitar, a M & M model of a music group for $1200, and Swarovski crystal memorabilia and wallets made from M & M wrapping paper. On the 4th floor there are household items from bags to clothes to shower curtains. There are also classic board games that have been specially designed for M&M: Monopoly, dominoes. There are even aprons, golf club covers and a mini 3D cinema. Be warned, everything here is twice as expensive as it would be anywhere else.
Undoubtedly the best thing to do in Vegas is to rent a car, which, compared with Europe, is very cheap. You'll have a lot of freedom because aside from being able to go to the desert you can also go to any casino you want and park for free with Self-Parking.
Despite being downtown, and kind of far away from the Strip, The Golden Nugget Casino is a cheaper option and an excellent jumping off point for a Las Vegas adventure. On one side you can see the typical image we've all seen in movies. It's the one with the giant cowboy under a huge dome-like screen. There are casinos and bars in the area, and there's a pool you can't miss out on and the waterslide that goes through an aquarium with a variety of marine species, including sharks.
One of the most spectacular attractions in the entire city of Las Vegas is the Mirage Hotel volcano. It has been there since 1989, and every hour, the volcano erupts with a play of light, sound and color which hundreds of people enjoy every day. It is free and even obligatory to visit.
Las Vegas is a unique place. It's known as a large adult amusement park where everything is possible. They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but I have to tell you about my experience of visiting the Mall. It was the most spectacular Mall I've ever been to. It's call the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace. It's located on the Strip (3500 Las Vegas Blvd), and it's an amazing 175,000 square meter building that's divided into 3 levels of pure luxury. There are more than 160 stores (Gucci, A&F, Carolina Herrera, D&G, H&M, Sephora, Gap, etc.). There are 13 restaurants there such as Spago, Cheesecake Factory, Sushi Roku, as well as majestic statues. This place offers much more than just a shopping experience. Besides the variety of shopping and dining options, it's worth visiting the Aquarium (it has more than 100 types of marine species), and then there's also the sound and light show of the Atlantis Fountain.
At the end of the Strip, this site invites us to come to "Venice". And indeed, we were amazed by the reproductions of the canals and gondolas, complete with authentic-looking gondoliers. Inside the casinos, it's hard to tell what time it is, with gamblers staying all hours to play roulette or blackjack. Up on the second floor there is a version of one of Venice's famous plazas. We chose to dine there at one of the restaurants, and it was very good. Walking through the complex, we couldn't miss out on the Italian-style ice cream, so we stopped to indulge in this luxurious treat! As we wandered back to our hotel at dawn, the party was still going strong.
From the top of the replica of the Eiffel Tower in the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, you can see the most amazing views at night of the big hotels and Las Vegas Boulevard. Also, you can see a dazzling replica of the Arc de Triomphe and, if you are lucky you can see a show of dancing water in the artificial lake of the Bellagio Hotel. I think that the best time to climb it is at sunset when you can see how the neon lights gain brightness as the sun goes down and then stay until night falls and the lights can be seen in all their glory. To access the top of the tower, you need to take an elevator from the bottom floor of the hotel.
It is to the north of Los Angeles and you can pass by it if you go from LA to Las Vegas. It occupies an area of 57,000 km2. It is a desert just like you see in Western movies, with dead trees. The limits of this desert are defined by the presence or Joshua Tree yuccas. It has been said that in the Mojave Desert there are between 1750 and 2000 species of plants living, including cassava. Death Valley is in California in the western desert area, as well.
The "Valley of Fire" is not one of the National Parks of the United States. Instead it plays in the lower division of State Parks. A few miles from Las Vegas, it is a great place to go for a geological hike as an appetizer before visiting the bigger parks in Utah. The Navajo sandstone spreads out rosily under the clear desert sky, twisted into interesting shapes...we saw one formation that looked distinctly like an elephant! A nice stop before continuing to the casino!
This is a car museum where you can find everything from classics to supercars from standard models to prototypes of the most unusual. YOu will find cars that have participated in competition, belong to celebrities like Frank Sinatra, etc. A museum that every car-lover should come to see.