Las Vegas: Like No Place Else

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign

Travel date: September 2013

It was my first trip to Nevada. I remember carrying 50 bucks in my wallet and the immigration officer sarcastically asking “What could a 20 year-old chick do in Las Vegas with only $50 in her pockets? You can’t even gamble, girl”.

It was an unplanned family trip. My parents paid for everything and I didn’t even have to worry about finding the “10 things you must do” list. The itinerary was already planned.

We stayed at the Bellagio. A luxury hotel mainly visited by both guests and tourists who come to admire the dancing water fountains show, enhanced by music and light. The truth is… this city was like no place else.

No matter the age, there is no way to not enjoy it. The showgirls or Elvis on the Strip, the extravagance, the wildest of the wild and, of course, “what happens, stays”… you know? You’ve seen the movies.

There is plenty of everything: great food, entertainment for all and over-the-top experiences. Here are the things you can not miss and that will help you make the most of your trip.

  • The famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is a must see!
  • Casinos are everywhere, you can’t avoid them, so go ahead and taste the essence of the city.
  • Take a walk along the Las Vegas Strip for a better look at the attractions. Both sides of the Strip are lined with hotels, casinos, shops, restaurants, and more.
  • The more hotels you visit, the better your experience will be. Las Vegas thematic hotels bring a bit of the world: Paris’ Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe; New York’s Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and famous skyscrapers; Venice’s Carnevale and canal tours by singing gondoliers; Egypt’s Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza; and Italy’s Fontana di Trevi.
  • “O” by Cirque du Soleil is dream. The Aquatic Las Vegas Classic was my favorite. Also, if you’re a Michael Jackson fan, I recommend “ONE: The Best Tribute” at Mandalay Bay, also by Cirque du Soleil.
  • Western dancing and saddle seats at Gilley’s was the most hilarious and fun. Live music and the roof-top light show at Fremont Street, wedding chapels, the brides walking around in their white dresses, and so many other unexpected scenarios that made this an unforgettable experience.

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