Las Vegas is one of the most glamorous US cities, known all over the world for its insane gambling and its casinos. Its limitless attractions and a truly vibrant nightlife draw people from around the world. Now, the attractions have widened in scope to include fashion, art and a great variety of restaurants and hotels. Located in Nevada, it is the largest city of the state surrounded by deserts and stark hills. However, the city has plenty of greenery with lawns and trees everywhere.
Climate and Best Time to Visit
The climate of the city is subtropical with temperatures reaching up to 92.5 °F in summer and dropping down to 42°F in winter. It never faces tornadoes or any such severe weather and enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Situated in the desert, it comes across very hot days during the summers, especially between June and September. Luckily, humidity is very low - mostly below 15%.
Most suitable time to visit Las Vegas is between February and mid-May as well as October to mid-December, if you want to avoid the extreme hot and cold times of the year.
With so many places to choose from, you will never run out of choices once you are in Las Vegas. The 4 kilometer central part of Las Vegas running through the Boulevard is popularly known as The Strip. The road has all the famous entertainment places including casinos, hotels, eat-outs, performance venues such as live concerts and music theatres. The best time to visit The Strip is after sundown when the city is flashing with neon lights.
There are bus tours that allow you to go through the strip for a very low fee. Many tourists prefer to walk since that allows you to savor the experience first-hand.
If you are a fan of man-made marvels, you are in luck. The Paris Hotel is the one of the most famous resorts in Las Vegas. The Eiffel Tower bears exact resemblance to the original Eiffel tower of Paris. Similarly there is a restaurant in the higher end and when you go down the ground, there is a replica of the Paris Opera house.
Shark Reef Aquarium:
Located at the southwest end of The Strip, this huge Aquarium holds a wide variety of sea-life. Around 2000 species are present here such as reptiles, sharks, rays and various types of fish! To give you an idea of what you should expect, there are 15 different species of shark for you to see.
Looking for some adrenaline rush? The Stratosphere Tower will certainly take care of that. With a height of 350 meters (1149 feet), you won`t miss the sight of it. The rooftop of the tower has some jaw dropping rides like Skyjump, Insanity, X Scream and Big Shot. In case you are looking for something less dramatic, the outdoor observation desk will allow you to get a spectacular view of the city
Located on The Strip, close to the Venetian Hotel, the Madame Tussauds museum has famous characters made out of wax – but it is really hard to tell whether it’s the real person or the wax figure. Stars ranging from Elvis Presley to current ones such as Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper can be found here.
The hotel is just worth looking at due its unique medieval design. It`s unlike anything else, featuring turrets and minarets. The lighting also makes it stand out during the night. All this doesn`t mean it is missing out on any hotel features and the hotel features all the luxury services you`d expect be it a huge pool area or fancy restaurants.
If you wish to have an aerial view of the city, you should plan to experience a helicopter tour, offered by many operators in Las Vegas. The tour takes you all the way from the Las Vegas strip to the Grand Canyon. Tourists with less time can certainly use this service to have a memorable experience in a very short time.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
With exhibits from prehistoric era like the dinosaurs, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum has its main focus towards Nevada. The museum features a wildlife gallery, a marine life gallery, a geology gallery and an Egyptian exhibit.
Hotels and Accommodation
Many vacationers prefer to stay close to all the popular tourist attractions, which in this case is The Strip. There is no shortage of popular hotels in this part of the town ranging from 5-Star to 3-Star of service standards.
Ceasers Palace is the most famous hotel with a great location on The Strip. It features everything that a fun-seeking vacationer can think of - such as pools, restaurants, shopping and entertainment, all on site!
Then there is the Bellagio with an Italian theme. Also located on The Strip, it has a Lake and dancing fountain show at the main entrance making it easy to spot.
If you are not interested in spending too much on hoteling, there is the Treasure Island located at the north end of The Strip. Similar hotels such as Monte Carlo resort and The Mirage Hotel & Casino are also some great options.
Even though the Excalibur Hotel seems pricey, it offers some very reasonable deals worth looking into.
If you are planning a trip and partying is the number one agenda on your list – wait no further and indulge in the glamorous life of Las Vegas where the options are just endless