Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA is perhaps the most charismatic and dynamic city in America, the city that truly never sleeps. Although gambling is the main industry the hotels which house the casinos have become jaw-droppingly extravagant with each hotel being grander than the next. Las Vegas’ best attractions and best restaurants are also often found in the casino-hotels but if you can pull yourself away from the slot machines Las Vegas has cultural and natural attractions worth seeing.


Must Sees!


You should try to get a taste of the each of the main areas of interest mentioned below. Here is a selection of the crème de la crème of Las Vegas shows, natural surroundings and culture.


Shows

Shows in Las Vegas

You can see world famous stars performing in every field of the arts: singing, dancing, comedy and magic. There are spectacular musicals and cabaret style floor shows. The hottest ticket in town tends to change but there are some shows which outlive and outperform all others in Las Vegas, like O by Cirque du Soleil.


Mystere by Cirque du Soleil

3300 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-894-7722
Hours of Operation:
Saturday through Wednesday 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Entrance Cost:
$85 On-wards 
 

Cirque Du Soleil

Mystere by Cirque du Soleil at the Treasure Island Hotel is an incredible combination of acrobatic performances, dance, outrageous costumes, imaginary worlds, acting, magic, daring fire juggling, music and art forms from around the world. In “O” by Circque du Soleil at the Bellagio Hotel the stage has a huge pool of water which is the center piece of the show so that synchronized swimmers, high divers and water related acts make the performance even more unique. The colorful gravity defying performance is a hot ticket in Las Vegas and has been for a while. The show in the Bellagio Hotel has performances nightly and ticket prices are around $170 – $200.


 The Strip – Casino Sidewalk Shows

Fountains at Bellagio

Fountains at Bellagio

The casino-hotels vie with each other to put on the most grandiose free shows and displays to attract gamblers so take advantage of this and take a stroll down The Strip going from casino to casino. The Fountains at Bellagio are a water, sound and light show with dancing fountains that perform in a quarter mile long lake in front of the Bellagio Hotel on the hour every evening.


Sirens of TI

Sirens of TI

The Sirens of TI in front of the Treasure Island Hotel is a pirate performed nightly. Sirens tempt pirates in a “real” pirate ship which sails in a “real” sea, then the pirates do battle and finally the ship “sinks”. A great show with accompanying music and performances are approximately every hour and a half from 5:30pm to 11:30pm.


Mirage Volcano

Mirage Volcano

The Mirage Hotel has a volcano which erupts an hour after sundown every night on the hour until midnight right on the edge of The Strip.


The Natural surroundings – Spring Preserve

Spring Preserve

Let’s not forget the gorgeous desert landscape that surrounds the city, you can find a few attractions which highlight this facet of Las Vegas but none better than Spring Preserve. At 333 S. Valley View Blvd. on US 95 the preserve is open daily from 10am to 6pm, entrance is $18.95 for adults and $17.05 for students and kids. Here you’ll find the Desert Living Center with interactive exhibits teaching about sustainable energy, eco-friendly building, green and clean products and composting. The activity center will delight kids and adults alike. At the Spring Preserve Origen Museum learn about the area’s original inhabitants, the land and the animal life here. The name of the museum is a combination of original and generation. On the same site you can wander around the botanical gardens and see a butterfly habitat. Also in the Spring Preserve is the Nevada State Museum which covers natural history and prehistoric history.


Must Eats!


Although you’ll find a range of fine restaurants in Las Vegas it has to be said that the city is known for the all-you-can-eat buffets offered by most of the hotel-casinos. The hotels offer these great deals to draw the gamblers into their establishments and believe it or not you can get pretty good food at these buffets. You can get a full meal all-you-can-eat buffet for as little as $5 and for example the Bellagio serves a buffet for $15.95-$19.95. Children under 3 or 4 usually eat for free at these buffets so they are perfect for families on a budget.


Mon Ami Gabi

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegad, NV 89109
702-944-4224
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thu 7am-11pm
Fri-Sat 7am-12am
Cost: $$$$ 
 

MonAmiGabi

This restaurant in the Paris Hotel, in keeping with the theme of the hotel serves French cuisine for example cucumber and mint soup with chili, steak frites, crepes and quiches. There is also a selection of French wine and a traditional French breakfast. There is indoor and outdoor seating where you get a great view of the Bellagio water show.


Firefly

3900 Paradise Road
Las Vegas
702-369-3971
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs 11:30am – 11:00pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am – midnight
Happy Hour:
Mon – Sun: 3pm – 6pm
Cost: $$$
 

FireFly

On the East Side at 3900 Paradise Road you can get not only great Spanish food and tapas but a lively happy hour, late night meals, outdoor seating and live music. Meals include the veggie empanada and tomato-basil soup as well as a selection of tapas. The casual lounge ambiance is accompanied perfectly by the house sangria or a jug of mojitos.


I Love Sushi

11041 South Eastern Avenue #117
Henderson, NV 89052
702-990-4055
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sat 11:30 am – 11 pm
Sun 4 pm – 11 pm
Cost: $$
 

ILoveSushi

If you hanker for Japanese food and a great selection of sushi dishes then this is the place, the food is made from fresh ingredients and you’re meal won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Try the Edamame, Goma-ae spinach, takiwase or the spicy tofu. The menu is extensive with creative names for the dishes like Screaming Orgasm. The waitresses are also dressed in traditional Japanese garb. Find this gem in Anthem at 11041 S. Eastern Ave.


In-N-Out Burger

4888 South Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89103
800-786-1000
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thu 10:30am-1am
Fri-Sat 10:30am-1:30am
Cost: $
 

InAndOutBurger

This restaurant on the West Side at 4888 Dean Martin Drive, features on Urbanspoon.com and Trip Advisor as a restaurant to try in Las Vegas. The economical meals are all American burgers, grilled cheese, and more and more meat. You can get double and triple burgers as well as “diet” burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. You’ll find the entrees under $10 for a hearty meal.

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