Las Vegas is a city like no other as it is like a big playground offering a lot of things to do. At the Strip, there are endless restaurants, shops, casinos and adventures on every corner. No matter what you are looking for, Las Vegas has it all. Then, off course, there are the casinos – the hallmark of the city. The city is definitely the casino haven in the United States. There is everything you can imagine for fun and it’s a must visit for those looking for urban entertainment and fun.
But, the cosmopolitan city is much more than slot machines and poker tables. A visit to The Strip offers a great way to see world landmarks which have been recreated at the place in all their glory. Casinos feature attractions from pirate ships to great Egyptian monuments to circus acts and gorgeous botanical gardens.
Top tourist attractions in Las Vegas
Casinos are common in Las Vegas, but mostly located at the Strip and feature giant mega-casino hotels, decorated with lavish care and attention to detail to create a fantasy-like atmosphere. The casinos are themed on romance, mystery, and far-away destination. Strolling around the Strip is entertaining and provides an out-of-the-world experience. In most cases, hotels are connected to each other either by bridge or underground.
Bellagio is known for its casino and dancing fountains, conservatory and botanical gardens. With their colourful display, the fountains are a sheer beauty. They are a must watch for anybody visiting the city. Moving synchronously with light and music, they offer a great view and entertainment. The fountains add to the attraction of the garden in a big way. They move in a wonderful fusion of light and music which range from opera to Broadway tunes.
The 350 meters tower is the tallest freestanding tower in the United States. It has an observation deck which offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the city and the surrounding terrain.
With fountains and pools, Caesars Palace is a real treat for tourists. It provides a glimpse into history with employees in Roman-themed outfits. Built by Jay Sarno in the 1950’s, the place set the standard for the themed-hotels that are so common in the city today. Sarno envisioned something much more than what the Strip was offering. Built at a cost of $24 million in 1966, Caesars Palace has brought entertainment to a whole new level. It has been very popular among movie makers and has appeared in a number of Hollywood movies. Some of the famous movies in which it made an appearance include the Academy Award-winning film Rain Man and the 2009 hit comedy The Hangover.
The Mirage is a Polynesian-themed casino and hotel, with a ‘volcano’ which ‘erupts’ daily at night. Apart from this faux volcano, there are a number of attractions at The Mirage including a huge aquarium located behind the hotel’s front desk. Tourists can treat themselves to a marine life as the aquatic animals swim around an artificial coral reef.