An Easy Guide to Hitting Up Las Vegas for the First Time

Las Vegas is one of the most popular and exciting dream destinations in the world and has certainly come a long way since the 1950s. Las Vegas, Nevada has become well known over many years for being a must visit place, not just in the USA; but in the world thanks to everything that it has to offer. There’s a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy, ranging from the famous Las Vegas Strip that is packed with casinos and entertainment venues to award-winning shows, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants. So if you’re visiting Sin City, what should you be doing and where should you be heading?


While many people may think Las Vegas it all about the glitz and glamour, it really isn’t, there are some great places to visit in the area too. The Hoover Dam is a great site to check out, and there are daily tours available for visitors. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is also an interesting and peaceful setting to head towards, for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Both places are packed with awe-inspiring views and are superb venues to enjoy the other side of Las Vegas that people often forget exists.


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One thing that Las Vegas has always been famous for is extravagance, especially when it comes to entertainment; and the Cirque du Soleil is a prime example of this. Cirque du Soleil has been part of the Vegas scene for more than 20 years. It is a 90-minute show which is on all through the year and offers the audience everything from magic and music to artistry and acrobatics. Every show is filled with energy, sensuality and fun, which is all designed to entertain the entire family. Currently, shows include a tribute to Michael Jackson (MJ ONE), Mystere, The Beatles Love and Zumanity.


It goes without saying that anyone interested in casinos, slots machines, and table games; then Las Vegas is the perfect spot, where the action never stops and there are several reputable casinos to visit. Visitors will notice that every casino offers a unique theme and caters to both the novice and experienced players, as well as the kids and the wife.


The Bellagio is one that can’t be missed, which always stops traffic on the Strip. There are the picturesque Fountains at the Bellagio water show, a Conservatory, Botanical Gardens, glass sculptures and a fine art gallery. One can experience the best of Venice, at the Venetian-Palazzo, with waterways and gondolas that go through St Mark’s Square. There is also the Grand Canal Shops for all the retail therapy you can handle. The Mandarin Oriental stands out from the rest, as this is a non-gaming hotel, with grand shows or theatre productions. However, it has an impressive Mandarin Bar on the 23rd floor, where patrons can enjoy spectacular views and trendy jazz.


The beauty of Las Vegas is that it has so much to offer, with something to suit everyone’s needs and desires. In addition, to all the places we have mentioned, your Vegas itinerary can include shopping, some of the best nightclubs, music concerts, wine tasting, relaxing spa treatments, museums, sky jumps off the Stratosphere circuses and even getting married! So check out Las Vegas and have an unforgettable experience, with the real chance of winning loads of cash.


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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