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What I love about Las Vegas, Nevada is, its attractions

Jaw-dropping beauty, vibrant lifestyle and world-renowned attractions… Las Vegas has it all. Yes, Las Vegas is a very popular choice for many tourists and travellers around the world. I have fallen in love with this majestic place too. I think everyone should visit in their lifetime.

Las Vegas

When it comes to choosing my ideal spot holiday destinations, of course I want great scenery, plenty of places to go and see, a good social life and great restaurants, but you can find these almost anywhere. There are unbelievable things that you only experience in Las Vegas. To me, Las Vegas is the clear winner. It absolutely nails every one of my criteria. Yes, Las Vegas made my soul feel happy, clean and lucky.

Springing up from the desert in the southeastern Nevada, Las Vegas is a major US city. This world famous city – Las Vegas is world renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and is known as “Sin City” because of its mob history and gambling but there is so much more than casinos (slot machines and poker tables), luxury hotels, comedy acts, musical productions, extravagant shows and wedding chapels with Elvis impersonators officiating.  

Apart from gambling, show girls and lavish performances, I found Las Vegas has lots to offer from endless attractions and activities to suit people all ages, families and interests. One of the must-see sights in the city which I found very amusing, amazing and even more awesome is the Fountains of the Bellagio Hotel. It has the dazzling displays of dancing water, light and music. They explode in a fusion of light and music, ranging from opera to Broadway tunes. I must say, it is definitely hard to argue with the Bellagio when it refers to this show as “the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature every conceived”.

You have to see this to believe it and every moves are perfectly synchronised. Apart from this, there is Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum which showcases wax figures of famous people like Michael Jackson, John F. Kennedy and John Wayne. Also, there are theme parks like Adventure-dome which offers daring roller coasters, clown shows, bumper cars and many more.

Bellagio Fountain

Ground level view of Belagio Fountain

Staying in the heart of Las Vegas major hub filled with activities and attractions is something that I came to experience. As they say, what happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas but that doesn’t mean tourists like me have to. I came here to add variety of fun activities to my holiday experience in this Sin city. Not every visitor come here to fulfil their dreams on the “Strip” – exciting shows and gambling, the surrounding area offers many opportunities for sightseeing and fun day trips.

These hotel is just amazing, with fountains and pools, employees are in their Roman-themed uniforms. It is an immediate hit as you enter the hotel and it certainly set the standard for the theme-hotels which are so common in Sin City today.

Caesar Palace Hotel

I stayed at Caesar Palace
View from my room
Swimming pool at the hotel

The city’s main attractions, interestingly, are all concentrated within the area commonly referred to as the fabulous “Strip”. This area is filled with over-the-top casinos that allow tourists to visit different countries and see world landmarks without setting foot off The Strip, officially a.k.a Las Vegas Boulevard. Certainly, casinos feature attractions from private ships to great Egyptian monuments to circus acts and gorgeous botanical gardens. There is always time for slot machines if your in Las Vegas. Taking a walk along the strip was fun and there are reasonable options as the casinos are close to each other. I have also seen that hotels are connected to each other either by bridge or underground or in the case of the Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay Bay, by a complimentary rail shuttle. It just blown your mind away from every corner you turn.

Yes, spending time on the Strip was more fun and exciting but there is more to this than the Strip. For any visitor to the Strip for the first time, make sure to visit the Strip by day and night time which is a “must” do on the Las Vegas list. The whole area completely transforms into arrays of neon lights flashing and blinking by night. It is very different and it can be almost unrecognisable.

The Strip

Taking a ride along The Strip
The Flamingo

Apart from the Strip, I made my way out to downtown Fremont Street, which in my view and experience, it is much better than the Strip. The Fremont Street Experience is an attraction on its own and no visitor to Las Vegas should miss. This place is absolutely amusing. Located on a five-block section of Fremont Street, known as Glitter Gulch in the city’s early years, this place is a top-notch sound and light show that will wow the senses. I must say, this is the “most” incredible light display in the world. The colourful displays of lights and loud music take place several times a night under a 90-foot high canopy. Most casinos and other businesses will turn off their lights and a signal that a light show is about to begin. With more than 12 million Led lights streak through the pedestrian mall located in the historic section of Las Vegas makes the show can only be described as “totally awesome”.  As I stood there absorbing and mesmerising this incredible and amazing Viva Vision light show on Fremont Street, I must say this light show is even better than the Strip. Every visitor cant visit Las Vegas without a visit to Fremont Street.

Fremont Street - Downtown

Viva Vision Light Show in Fremont Street

From personal perspective: For me, getting around Las Vegas was very easy and I found people were always willing to give a hand or lend advice. Without a doubt, I thoroughly enjoyed this city immensely and certainly tick it off my “A” bucket-list. As we travel, we make decisions depending what we want to see and experience but it has to meet all our own personal criteria for a holiday destination.  

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