Strolling on the Strip After Dark
You haven't really seen Las Vegas until you've seen it at night. This neon wonderland is the world's greatest sound-and-light show. Begin at Luxor and work your way past the incredible hotels and their attractions. You'll pass the gotta-see-it-to-believe-it New York-New York on your way, and if your strength holds out, you will end at Circus Circus, where live acrobatic acts take place overhead while you gamble. Make plenty of stops en route to see The Mirage volcano erupt, take a photo of the full moon over the Eiffel Tower, and marvel at the choreographed water-fountain ballet at Bellagio.
Casino Hopping on the Strip
The interior of each lavish hotel-casino is more outrageous and giggle-inducing than the last. Just when you think they can't possibly top themselves, they do. From Venice to Paris, from New York City to the Manhattan-style chic of CityCenter, it is all, completely and uniquely, Las Vegas.
Come on! You're on vacation! Yes, there are lots of things to see and do in Las Vegas but with tens of thousands of the most luxurious hotel rooms in the world don't you just want to stay in one of those big fluffy beds and maybe order room service? We know we do.
Las Vegas used to be a dining desert, most famous for its $4.99 prime rib specials, but these days it is one of the top dining destinations with world-class chefs serving up award-winning cuisine.
Bingeing at Buffets
Many are no longer the very best of bargains, but there is something about the endless mounds of food that just scream "Vegas" to us.
Spending an Evening in Glitter Gulch
Set aside an evening to tour the Downtown hotels and take in the overhead light show of the Fremont Street Experience. Unlike the lengthy and exhausting Strip, here you can hit a dozen casinos in about 5 minutes.
Shopping Until You're Dropping
Take what Napoleon called "the greatest drawing room in Europe," replicate it, add shops, and you've got the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian -- it's St. Mark's Square, complete with canals and working gondolas.
Get Dressed Up for a Show
You don't have to get gussied up to see one of the mind-boggling Cirque du Soleil productions or one of your favorite headliners, but there's something about putting on your best suit or fanciest dress for an evening at the "thea-tuh" that can't be beat.
Getting Away From It All
Las Vegas can be overwhelming so be sure to put some time on your itinerary to find your Zen at such scenic spots as the Valley of Fire State Park or Red Rock Canyon.
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