Las Vegas is a city of neon lights, iconic sights, and casinos. The Strip has everything from glittering fountains to volcanoes and even gondola rides! The weather in Las Vegas is terrific throughout the year, perfect for outdoor activities, picnics and long drives around the city. Here are some of the top tourist attractions and popular destinations of Vegas that you just cannot miss out on:
The opening of Bellagio resort was one of the most talked about events in the October of 1998. The brainchild of Steve Wynn, this mega-resort with its vast fountains and spectacular water shows is one of the most beautiful destinations in Vegas. The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are renovated every year and are a treat for the senses. Other than that the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts houses some of the best paintings and artifacts. Betting enthusiasts would love the casino games on offer here, from live poker to blackjack.
The Venetian Palazzo opened in the summer of May 1999 and still happens to be one of the most popular tourist destinations, where guests get the complete European experience. The entrance is unique with waterways replicating the St Mark’s Square of Venice. The spacious, beautiful gondolas are genuinely authentic, full of their opera performances, colorful attire, and romantic atmosphere. You can catch some great shows of the city here including those such as Jersey Boys and Phantom. Sports lovers can visit the Lagasse’s Stadium and watch your favorite team live while devouring a banana creme pie dessert made by Lagasse himself!
Some people prefer to stay at home and try to gamble from home, and as there are some advantages to this, one must go to Vegas to truly get the full experience. The city, for all its quirks, is the perfect experience for the extrovert explorer. The next name on our list will surely appeal to you if you are one. Established in 1966, Caesars Palace is a truly royal place to be at this holiday season. The resort has seen a lot of really iconic moments in history including daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel’s famous leap, and performances by Celine Dion, Elton John, and Rod Stewart. The huge Colosseum, the Roman Pillars, the elegant atrium at the entrance is all reminiscent of the ancient era albeit with a modern twist.
Cosmopolitan is a genuinely modern, chic and sophisticated hotel built next to CityCenter. It has over 2,000 rooms with a majority of the suites opening to a brilliant view of the Strip and the city’s skyline. Other than that the place has the Marquee nightclub, an indoor guest pool and a library of sorts where people can read books on gambling. The multi-decked and dazzling Chandelier Bar is a popular hub serving the best cocktails and beverages. You can also enjoy one of the open-house parties or attend live concerts at the Boulevard Pool that is situated above the Strip.
Mirage is an old school luxury resort established in 1989 is a typical casino hotel in Vegas, complete with artificial tropical palm trees and vibrant décor. Siegfried and Roy, The Beatles, and even master ventriloquist Terry Fator once performed here. The glass atrium, soothing waterfalls and magnificent casinos offer guests a complete Las Vegas experience. Unfortunately, the place has now been overshadowed by the more gargantuan accommodations that have popped up these days. However, if you want some classic gambling and jazz, the Mirage is the best place to spend the night.
Mandalay Bay is a beautiful, radiant, colorful mega-resort of sorts having over 3000 suites, auditoriums, an indoor pool and multiple other entertainment venues. The sophisticated yet fun décor of the place is sure to set your spirits soaring. The Mandalay Bay also has a sports center that hosts martial arts tournaments and boxing matches. The House of Blues is where you can catch the latest contemporary and pop culture performances. The open terrace provides a terrific view of the city’s skyline, while the nightclub downstairs is always jam-packed with party animals and plenty of alcohol.
Mandarin Oriental is a quieter, calmer place to chill for the evening when compared to some of the more happening sites listed above. Overlooking the famous Strip, the 23-floor accommodation is one of the most relaxed resorts in Vegas. You won’t find any of the conventional casinos, grand theatrics or showbiz of any kind here. If you like jazz music and are looking for a place to simply lounge around with friends and enjoy a couple of drinks, then this is the place for you. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing in any of the 17 treatment rooms of the 27,000 square foot spa here at Mandarin – the perfect escape plan for urban dwellers.