Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is popular for its glitz and glamour. But Vegas is more than just meets the eye.
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1. THE ICONIC SIGN
Cliché as it may be but the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign is the very sign that has to top your Vegas to-do list. Seal your footprints in Vegas with a photo, or more, taken at the iconic Vegas landmark in 1959. Some consider the sign to be the official southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.
2. THE STRIP
Put on your comfortable shoes and take a walk along the Las Vegas Boulevard, or famously known as ‘the strip’. Stretching exactly 6.8km, the strip is lined by luxurious hotels, hundreds of casinos, restaurants and malls. Try taking the strip both at night and daytime to see how it changes with time.
3. VINTAGE VEGAS
The strip may be the place to be in if you’re looking for face-paced entertainment. But if you’re looking for something vintage, head downtown to Fremont Street. Attractive in its own way, the street dates back to 1905 when Las Vegas itself was founded. In 1925, it became the first paved street in Vegas and six years later it gave the city its first traffic light.
4. VEGAS SHOWS
It won’t be named the Entertainment Capital of the World if not for its wide array of entertainment from concerts, comics, magic to breath-taking acrobatic shows. All you need is to pick one to choose your mood and budget.
5. STAR GAZING
The neon lights can be a bit too much after a while. Why not take a break from those never-ending flickering lights and indulge in a different glow - the stars. Just 30 minutes away from the strip is the famous Red Rock Canyon, the best place to get in touch with nature. Walk the trail or simply look up and watch the stars.
6. THE 80-YEAR OLD DAME
Las Vegas is the gateway to Hoover Dam, which is situated on the border of Arizona and Nevada. Completed in 1936, the dam was named after America’s 31st president Herbert Hoover. Join a full day Hoover Dam Tour that will take you to Arizona to visit what is called combinations of unique geologic colour and erosional forming a 446km long, up to 29km wide, and 1.6km deep, Grand Canyon.
7. BEYOND HOTELS, MALLS AND CASINOS
The city of Las Vegas is more than just hotels, malls and casinos. Look out for these Vegas stars - the Dancing Fountain at the Bellagio that dance to around 30 different songs, the biggest observation wheel in the world - High Roller in The LINQ, the gondola ride at the Venetian, the statues of Caesar's Palace, outdoor garden of the Flamingo Hotel and the shark reef tank at the Mandalay Bay.