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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
This trip packs a lot into a 3 day itinerary. The national parks are spectacular and definitely worth seeing. However they are spaced pretty far apart so you end up spending at least 3-6 hours per day in the van. Our guide did a good job of keeping us entertained in the van and also planned rest stops every 2 hours to break up the travel. There are several opportunities to go hiking but most of the hiking is optional (except for the Grand canyon rim walk - an easy 1h walk). If you are looking for an intensive hiking experience you won't have enough time. Day 1 included about 3 hours to hike in Zion and 2 hours in Bryce, which is not enough to do the Angels Landing hike if that's your thing. Day 2 did not include any time for hiking and was more for sightseeing. On day 3 we had 3 hours to hike the grand canyon. About half the people chose camping, and the other half a hotel. Hotel accommodations were good.
Andrew did a very good job providing history of the area and then the Hoover Dam. He answered questions very knowledgeably and kept the tour moving along at a proper pace. Unfortunately, the central focus of the tour-going down into the dam to see the inner workings-was aborted because of an elevator failure. This failure occurred some time before the tour commenced, so I feel that PinkJeep should have texted me this info in time for me to cancel the tour and get a refund. They did provide a token 5% refund after.
The trip was nice, the busdriver Jonathan and our tour guide Renee were Amazing !!! Only food was poorly arranged, a granola bar was our breakfast ..... and this .... taking into account that you will not be getting the chance to enjoy a decent breakfast since you need to be at your pickup point at approx. 6 AM. For the ones taking this tour, please make sure you prepare some sandwiches the night prior the trip and take your tea, coffee etc. with you !!!
I was the only one to sign up for the early-in-the-morning intense tour and the company was still very accommodating because I could not switch to a different tour. The hike was tailored to what I wanted to do/see and we packed a lot of great sights in. My tour guide, Antonio, was very knowledgable and funny and could answer any questions I had about wildlife, plants, etc. I would highly recommend this tour!
The combination helicopter, boat ride, and Skywalk was AWESOME!!! We regret that due to some missteps by staff at the helicopter starting base, we lost 1-1/2 hours of our 4-hour time allotment and missed the opportunity to see Guano Point and the Halupai Ranch and missed getting lunch (all included in the price we paid) but what we were able to see/do was fabulous and well worth the cost.