In The Desert
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Day trips is proud to present one of our most visited cities in the desert. If your coming out West or from another country, don't miss Las Vegas, Nv.
Viva Las Vegas!
Is this really what Vegas is all about? So much to do here and never enough time. During the daylight hours the town is unimpressive -- at least after you've seen it at night with all the lights.
Some of the architecture here is overwhelming. But boy is it neat. Where else could you go and be in a piramid or castle? You can get a key chain pendent here with a cartouch on it with your name in it. You can even buy Egyptian goods in the gift store. Check the bottom of them though -- some are made it China. So what's new?
The entrance to the Luxor. The light on the top of the piramid is really something to see. It can be seen for miles and nowadays it's never run on full power. The tram station is in the foreground, with the Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino to the left. By the way the Bayside Buffet at the Mandalay Bay is the best (bar none) for a great seafood experience. They also have a cob salad to die for. Cost was very reasonable.
While in Vegas you have to take a trip to the old section of town -- Fremont Street! The overhead light show with jets, aliens and everything you can imagine is a must see. Also if your a real gambler then some of the older clubs here will interest you. Walk the streets watch bands play, and visit vendors.
Here's Las Vegas Boulevard. Always busy at night and most of the day too! People walking and traffic that's never ending. And I think they have enough signs for every city in the US right here.
This is probably one of the most photographed Hotels in Vegas. The Excalibur. Walking around this on elevated walkways is the way to see it from a lot of different angles.
Looking toward New York, New York with the Excalibur in the left foreground. Looking down Las Vegas Boulevard with it's nice sidewalks lined with palms and other shrubs.
About once every hour at night the volcano erupts at the Mirage. A lot of people gather to watch it start with the rumblings, then a little fire, then more, then it engulfs the whole volcano and then runs into the lake below. Quite a sight.
Don't miss the water display at the Bellagio, It lasts for quite a while and has music with the display. Water shooting over a hundred feet into the air and oscillating in tune to the music.
Looking down Las Vegas Boulevard toward the Eiffel Tower. As you can see there's more to do here then you could possible hope to do in one day or night. So settle in, use your head when you gamble (or don't gamble) and just have a good time. Don't forget to see a show. And most of all eat till your stuffed! If your from anyother country then Las Vegas in the desert is a stop you have to make. It is amazing that a place like this can even exist in the desert.
If your staying in Las Vegas you'll want something to do during the daylight hours. Las Vegas will keep you busy wtih shows and other entertainment at night -- here's a few Day Trips to keep you entertained.
Hoover Dam Drive over the dam or take a guided tour
Red Rock Canyon - Valley of Fire Both of these can be done in one day
Rachel and Cathedral State Park Also done in one day - don't miss Cathedral
State Line Casino's 3 nice casinos to visit in the desert
A lot of people fly into Las Vegas with the idea that the only thing they want to see is the casinos. Wrong. They end up with day time hours and nothing to do. So they rent a car. But where do they go. See the links above as these are all close by and a great way to spend the day. You can even fly over the Grand Canyon if you like.