Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada, United States, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States.
Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). The city’s tolerance for various forms of adult entertainment earned it the title of Sin City, and this image has made Las Vegas a popular setting for films and television programs. There are numerous outdoor lighting displays on Fremont Street, as well as elsewhere in the city.
Las Vegas Strip
The name Las Vegas is often applied to unincorporated areas that surround the city, especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip. The 4.2 mi (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip is mainly in the unincorporated communities of Paradise and Winchester, while a small portion overlaps into Las Vegas and the unincorporated community of Enterprise.
The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels. The most famous hotel casinos are located on Las Vegas Boulevard on the portion of that road known as the Las Vegas Strip. These larger casinos are located outside of the city. Many of these hotels are massive, providing thousands of rooms, with their large adjoining casino areas. There are many hotel casinos in the city’s downtown area as well, which was the focal point of the city’s gaming industry in its early days. Several large hotels and casinos are also located somewhat off the Strip, as well as in the county around the city.
The Mandalay Bay is on the south end of the Strip, this high-end casino hotel is between The Four Seasons and Luxor.
The elegant rooms and suites are all fitted with 42-inch flat-screen TVs, seating areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and soaking tubs; upgrades include living areas, wet bars and/or Bose sound systems.
In addition to the casino, amenities include an 11-acre beach/pool complex with a lazy river, a wave pool and a topless optional area. There’s also a shark aquarium, upscale shopping, live shows and destination dining.
Across the Strip from The Bellagio, The Paris Hotel & Casino is French-themed casino hotel with a half-size Eiffel Tower is a 9-minute walk from a Las Vegas Monorail station.
In addition to an elegant casino, amenities include a 2-acre rooftop pool in a French-style garden, and an indoor Parisian-style street with live entertainment and shopping areas. There’s also a lounge with dueling pianos, plus nightclubs and several restaurants, including a destination steakhouse.
Admission costs around $ 24 and you will not only see the tigers / lions of Siegfried and Roy, but also a dolphin show.
If you are planning to to this, get the audio tour as the stories for each animal told by S & R themselves make it worth it (If you want to see more of the white tigers besides the free viewing inside the Mirage, this is where you want to be).
The Stratosphere in located on the north end of the Strip, this landmark casino hotel with a 1,149-foot observation tower is 2 miles from the Fremont Street Experience and a 9-minute walk from the Las Vegas Monorail SLS Station.
Straightforward rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs; suites add sitting areas and mini-fridges.
Parking is free. A resort fee includes WiFi, gym access and Tower admission. Additional perks include a casino, a wedding chapel and 4 thrill rides 100 stories above the Strip (surcharge), plus a rotating restaurant in the observation tower. There’s also live entertainment, and an outdoor pool with cabana, plus several bars and lounges.
Fronted by an 8-acre lake with dancing water fountains, The Bellagio is a luxury casino resort on The Strip within 2 miles from The McCarran International Airport (LAS).
Airy, elegant rooms offer custom art, and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, plus smart TVs and sitting areas. Lavish suites come with private elevator access, living rooms, whirlpool tubs and butlers; some add free airport shuttle service.
Dining options include plush international restaurants, cafes and a buffet eatery. The casino features over 2,000 slot machines and 40 poker tables. There’s also a spa and a gallery, plus 5 outdoor pools, bars and live shows. A resort fee covers WiFi and gym access.