Las Vegas Vacation


Shimmering from the desert haze of Nevada like a latter-day El Dorado, Las Vegas is the most dynamic, spectacular city on earth. At the start of the twentieth century, it didn’t even exist; now it’s home to two million people, and boasts nineteen of the world’s twenty-five largest hotels, whose flamboyant, no-expense-spared casinos lure in thirty-seven million tourists each year.
 
Las Vegas has been stockpiling superlatives since the 1950s, but never rests on its laurels for a moment. Many first-time visitors expect the city to be kitsch, but the casino owners are far too canny to be sentimental. Yes, there are a few Elvis impersonators around, but what characterizes the city far more is its endless quest for novelty. Long before they lose their sparkle, yesterday’s showpieces are blasted into rubble, to make way for ever more extravagant replacements. A few years ago, when the fashion was for fantasy, Arthurian castles and Egyptian pyramids mushroomed along the legendary Strip; next came a craze for constructing entire replica cities, like New York, Paris, Monte Carlo, and Venice; and the current trend is for high-end properties that attempt to straddle the line between screaming ostentation and “elegant” sophistication.
 
While the city has cleaned up its act since the early days of Mob domination, it certainly hasn’t become a family destination. Neither is Vegas as cheap as it used to be. It’s still possible to find good, inexpensive rooms, and the all-you-care-to-eat buffets offer great value, but the casino owners have finally discovered that high-rollers happy to lose hundreds of dollars per night don’t mind paying premium prices to eat at top-quality restaurants, while the latest developments are charging room rates of more like $300 than $30 per night.
 
Although Las Vegas is an unmissable destination, it’s one that palls for most visitors after a couple of (hectic) days. If you’ve come solely to gamble, there’s not much to say beyond the fact that all the casinos are free, and open 24 hours per day, with acres of floor space packed with ways to lose money: million-dollar slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette wheels, and much, much more.
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Hotel Bellagio

Hetel Bellagio

The Bellagio is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake in which fountains perform a magnificent ballet choreographed to music and lights. The lobby displays an 18-foot ceiling coffer filled with the most extraordinary glass sculpture, a chandelier called Fiori di Como by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens display changes with the four seasons and Chinese New Year. There is also an onsite Gallery of Fine Art, featuring works by world-renowned artists (general admission is $15). The hotel’s outdoor pool area resembles a Mediterranean villa, is open year-round, and includes a courtyard, whirlpools, and cabanas for rent. Guests can try their luck in the 100,000 square foot casino including the race and sports book. A full-service spa & salon offers world therapies, beauty treatments, a fitness center, and fitness classes. Live entertainment includes ‘O’ by Cirque du Soleil. The resort’s retail promenade, Via Bellagio, includes the luxury shops of Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Fendi. Amenities include a full-service business center, valet parking, concierge, and wedding services. Bellagio offers 19 restaurants including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants (Picasso and Le Cirque), 16 Sommeliers, and a record 4 Master Sommeliers. Fine dining options include Le Cirque, Circo, Prime Steakhouse, Picasso, Michael Mina and Jasmine. Contemporary dining options include Todd English’s Olives, Sensi, Noodles, FIX and Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge. Casual dining options include Cafe Bellagio, the Buffet, and the Pool Cafe (seasonal). In addition, Bellagio also offers four quick-dining establishments, Jean-Philippe Patisserie, five onsite lounges, and a nightclub, The Bank.

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

With such a spectacular setting, it’s clear from the minute you arrive that this is an all-suite, five-diamond resort destination with something extra. Located on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and approximately four miles from McCarran Airport, The Venetian triumphs in recreating the glory of Venice. Suites start at 650 square feet, nearly twice the size as a typical Las Vegas hotel room. The Palazzo is steps away and offers guests more amenities and features to enjoy. Faithful replications of the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Campanile Tower, and St. Mark’s Square offer awe-inspiring sights and sounds true to the crown jewel of Europe.


A view of Venetiam Resort hotel
Don’t miss the quarter-mile Grand Canal set in a frescoed sunset sky where gondoliers serenade their passengers on the romantic ride of a lifetime. Features such as the 134,000-square-foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the more than 80 international boutiques of The Grand Canal Shoppes, an opulent casino featuring all your table and slot games, a five-acre pool deck, menus created by celebrity chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, David Burke, Thomas Keller, and Mario Batali, and the entertainment of Blue Man Group, Phantom – the Las Vegas Spectacular, and Wayne Brady guarantee every visit to The Venetian will be unforgettable.
The Hotel at Mandalay Bay
 

The Hotel at Mandalay Bay

The hotel at Mandalay Bay ushers in a new model of understated luxury, affording guests a haven of sophistication and service on par with the best boutique hotels in the world. Its elegantly appointed suites and stylish lobby areas set a tone of confident discretion, while its carefully tailored roster of amenities provide an unparalleled atmosphere for attending to both business and pleasure.The 725-square-foot guest suites in THEhotel are a touch above the rest, stylishly outfitted with down comforters, high-thread-count sheets, pillow-top mattresses and 32-inch flatscreen TVs. The spacious bathrooms offer luxurious towels, double sinks and plasma televisions. Meanwhile, the sectioned-off sitting rooms are equipped with a 42-inch plasma TV, and high-speed wireless Internet connection.On the top of THEhotel is MIX, featuring an eclectic menu and the best views of the Vegas strip. Tempt your palate with inventive cocktails from a hot spot indoors, with DJs spinning and bartenders mixing. Or gaze down at the town from the 64th floor through floor-to-ceiling windows at a breathtaking view of the Strip.


Interior view in The Hotel at Mandalay Bay
MIX takes the modern feel of THEhotel to spectacular new heights.The guests at THEhotel also have access to all the exotic luxury of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: 11 acres of beachside bliss, 135,000 square feet of casino, award-winning dining, luxurious spa relaxation, a shark-themed aquarium and the ultimate in Vegas nightlife.The recent $30 million poolside renovation showcases 2,700 tons of sparkling sand beaches lined with plush foliage, waterfalls, fountains and a wave pool. And with a lazy flowing river, upscale, European-style bathing at Moorea Beach club and private cabanas, the most sought-after poolside paradise in Vegas is at the Mandalay’s beach.
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Fountains at Bellagio

 

Fountains at Bellagio

 

A visual water symphony choreographed to music provides an unforgettable welcome to the Bellagio Hotel Casino . The water jets span more than 1000 feet and can shoot up to 250 feet in the air while seeming to dance to choreographed lights and romantic classical music. It is a spectacular sight and one worth taking the time to view while strolling along the boulevard. Be sure to bring a camera as this is one of Vegas’s best attractions; not to mention, it is also free! Every 30 minutes until 7p, after which shows are every 15 minutes. for details

Address:3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303
Contact: +1 702 693 7111 or guestservices@bellagioresort.com , web site : http://www.bellagio.com/
 

Fremont Street Experience


Fremont Street Experience

Encompassing Fremont Street in the center of downtown Las Vegas is a light and musical show like none other in the world. A permanent canopy has been constructed to cover the casino-lined street with two million lights and a state-of-the-art sound system. This USD70 million attraction provides shows in the evening hours and is a popular area for filming motion picture scenes. There is no charge for entrance except for their New Year’s Eve Street Bash . The special shows projected on the canopy ceiling last for approximately seven minutes.

Address : 425 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5609
Open Hours: 24 hrs, light shows start at dusk and continue every hour on the hour
For details Contact: 1 702 678 5600 , web site : http://www.vegasexperience.com or contact@vegasexperience.com

Gondola Rides at the Venetian

 

Gondola Rides at the Venetian

O solo mio! You will be the recipient of a vocal performance as your personal gondolier trained by masters in Venice, Italy takes you on a trip you will never forget. These crafts navigate the canals that run through the Grand Canal Shoppes located at the Venetian Hotel Casino . Reservations are required if you want a singing gondolier to take you on your journey.
Address :3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109-8941
Open Hours: 10a-11p Su-Th, 10a-midnight F-Sa
For details  Contact: +1 702 414 1000 or comments@venetian.com
 

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, located just a few miles west of Las Vegas, is named for the deep red 3,000-foot-high sandstone cliffs that are perched above the dusty wastelands of this part of the Mojave Desert. The view from any part of the park is breathtaking: mostly nature fills the view, but from some points you can make out the entire Las Vegas Strip in the distance! If the temperature is extremely hot, climbing/hiking/bicycling throughout the park is not recommended; instead, opt to drive around the park (expect to pay a small fee for motorized vehicles) along a 13-mile paved loop. A visitor’s center provides information on area history, geology, flora and fauna (visitors may encounter burros, big horn sheep or desert tortoises). You can also pick up a map of the park with detailed hiking routes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels). Rangers offer guided tours at no charge — see website for schedules. It’s open daily at 6a.

Address : State Route 159 from Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89124
Open Hours: 6a till dusk M-Su
For details Contact: +1 702 363 1921 or sales@rrcia.com web site : http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/

Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat


A trainee @ Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat

Viewers enjoying @ Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat

Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat is a tropical paradise dedicated to the wild things. You will find many exotic animal breeds housed here, from elephants, panthers and leopards to Siegfried and Roy’s rare and enchanting white tigers. This exhibit is presented in an effort to spotlight the need to protect vanishing breeds. Along with the land-based residents, visitors are invited to visit the intriguing Dolphin Habitat. You will thoroughly enjoy watching the antics of these amazing creatures that love to show off for onlookers. This attraction is located at the Mirage Hotel Casino located mid Strip.

Address : 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109-8923
Open Hours: 11a-5:30p M-F, 10a-5:30p Sa-Su
For details Contact: +1 702 792 7188 or secretgarden@mirage.com

Shark Reef


Interior of Shark Reef

A visitor @ Shark Reef

This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards and other amazing creatures living in more than 1,000,000 gallons of salt water at the Mandalay Bay Resort . You will enjoy a beautiful display of blue sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, eels and a remarkable jellyfish display with black lights. Tickets are USD15.95 for adults; USD10.95 for children 12 years and above and free for children younger than 4. This is a must-see exhibit for the whole family.

Address : 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
For details Contact: +1 702 632 4555 web site : http://www.sharkreef.com/

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Restaurants


A vegetarian Restaurant in Las Vegas

A World class dining in restaurants in Las Vegas

A romantic Bar cum restaurant

As we know Las Vegas is sizzling place for casinos,pubs,disco,etc.., even its a good place for food lovers too!! (like me)
Here are the some of the famous restaurants such as Hugo’s Cellar ((702) 385-4011) ,Firefly on Paradise ((702) 369-3971) ,Marrakech ((702) 737-5611),etc.., make you feel impress date by making her feel exquisitely pampered.The menus are delightful, providing an outstanding selection of steaks, poultry and seafood dishes & The restaurants offers one of the best wine lists in town with prices ranging from moderate to expensive.
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Reaching  Las Vegas

Flights to Las Vegas :
To reach Las Vegas without getting lost in the maze of highways and roads tearing through the Nevada Desert, flights are the safest, easiest and most reliable choice. Take a flight from anywhere in the world, arranged by Las Vegas Tour Hub, to reach the city that never goes to sleep.Cost FactorFlying first class to Las Vegas, arranged by Las Vegas Tour Hub, is a pleasurable experience in itself as it gives a taste of the Las Vegas luxurious lifestyle. However, the cheap flights to Las Vegas can save some additional bucks for you to spend on a blackjack board, sightseeing, shopping for designer labels, or indulging in another round of adventure sports. With Las Vegas Tour Hub flight bookings, enjoy a well-planned and carefree holiday in Las Vegas.Las Vegas important Tip:
Take into account jet lag before making plans for the day. Keep abreast of flight schedule changes once you land in Las Vegas. Do not leave your hotel room without cash and list of emergency numbers – taxis, shuttles, hotel etc. Also, if you are new to town it is advisable to use the public transportation system rather than try to figure out the route by yourself.
Travel articles written in association with – WTG (World Tour Guide)

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