Las Vegas, the city popularly associated with gambling, alcohol, adult entertainment, and nightlife, is quite aptly titled Sin City. Sin City, whose Vegas Strip is one of the brightest cities when seen from space at night, is served by McCarran International Airport. This city of bright lights, the most populous in Nevada, has more than just “Sin” to offer.
When you arrive at McCarran International Airport, you are faced with the options of taxis, limousines if you are feeling rich, and shuttles if you want to enjoy the view along the way, or you can choose to rent a car. If you are comfortable driving, renting a car has its perks. Parking is free in many places, and valet service is also often provided.
A day in Vegas without excitement is like the Sahara raining everyday. It just does not happen. Now the fun begins.
The most notable casinos in Vegas are probably the Bellagio, The Mirage, Caesars Palace, The Venetian, and the MGM Grand. Just a word of caution, there are typically no windows or clocks in the casinos, and you might lose track of time. If you intend to gamble, you might also want to mix your gambling with some shopping. Most of these places have their own boutique stores catering to the needs and wants of visitors. The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Water Fountain, and the 27-feet tall chocolate fountain at the Bellagio are always worth a few photographs.
If luxury cars interest you, then maybe you will want to join a tour to get behind the wheel of a Ferrari. There are several locations and tours that offer a chance like this, with coaches to guide you along on your virgin ride in a luxury car.
Next, you might want to hit the Battlefield Vegas, an entertaining and thrilling spot where you will be able to shoot with real guns. If you phone an hour in advance, you will even get an authentic Humvee picking you up from your Vegas Strip Hotel.
If guns and cars are not enough for you, maybe you can try a bulldozer or an excavator. At Dig This, you will be able to pick one, be taught how to operate it, and enjoy some fun activities operating it.
When you have had all the excitement you could ask for, maybe you will want to dial it down a notch. Visit the Red Rock Canyon and enjoy the breath-taking scenic trails and hikes and see seasonal waterfalls, wildlife and plant life.
Another place of interest you might want to consider include taking a day trip with a tour down to Hoover Dam Bypass and crossing the bridge.
Put aside time to take a stroll down the Vegas strip, breathe in the culture of Vegas and make full use of all the photo opportunities along the way. Make sure you hit the downtown “Welcome to Fabulous Downtown Las Vegas Sign” for that customary photograph every Vegas visitor takes home.
Book a trip, take a friend, experience everything Vegas has to offer. Remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, except the pictures and memories you take home with you.