Luxurious Las Vegas at night only gets brighter, attracting gambling rich people from all over the world. Billions are spent here every day in casinos, luxury hotels and restaurants. It took less than a century for Las Vegas to grow up in the desert and become one of the most famous cities in the world and an entertainment center. “The city of sin & rdquo lures into the cycle of lights of neon signs, ringing of coins and loud music, vivid performances of half-naked girls and alcoholic beverages. Having rented a car at the rental desk at the airport, start exploring the city from a trip along the Strip Avenue, visiting understudies of major world capitals in local casinos and hotels: St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal from Venice, a copy of Manhattan, the Eiffel Tower, Lake Como, ancient Roman palace.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport ( McCarran International Airport )
The car rental service at Las Vegas Airport is provided by the following car rental leaders: Alamo, Europcar, Fox Rent a Car USA, National, SIXT, Thrifty. At the airport you can park your car in a large parking lot consisting of nine levels. In 2007, a new parking complex was opened, which also provides services of representatives of rental companies. McCarran Airport´s Consolidated Rental Car Facility is available by free shuttle bus.
If you didn’t have time to explore real New York, take the opportunity to see copies of its attractions in the New York casino hotel on the main Las Vegas boulevard - the Strip. Take a picture of the Statue of Liberty, the tallest skyscraper in the Manhattan Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, the infamous “twin towers” that were left only as part of this hotel. You can also tickle your nerves on a roller coaster doing a dead loop over the hotel entrance. You can calm down a little and cheer up in the local ugly coyote bar, where the bartenders dance inconspicuously at the bar, as in the movie of the same name.
Feel yourself in Paris right in the center of Las Vegas Boulevard, where the Eiffel Tower rises - part of the Paris Casino Hotel. For $ 9 you can climb to the observation deck of the tower and enjoy the breathtaking view from a height of 140 meters. From the symbol of France, one more attraction of Sprite is also visible - the musical fountains of Belaggio - thousands of jets soar into the sky in time with music to the most popular works. The nearby Bellagio Hotel features an extensive Botanical Garden and an art gallery with paintings by great painters from different centuries.
Around the modern building of the Treasure Island Hotel, a picturesque village has grown that has become a reality from films about pirates. Bridges from hemp ropes and ropes are pulled through the channel surrounding the town. From 19.00 to 23.30 every one and a half hours there are performances with the capture of an English frigate by pirates, who eventually drowns at the end of the show, a shot of guns and flashes of fireworks, dancing on the deck and acrobatic mast numbers.
On a hot summer day, come take a dip in the three huge pools of the Mandalay Bay Casino Hotel and relax on its wide beaches. Inside the hotel you can swim in a glass underwater tunnel, seeing more than 200 marine species, including sharks, stingrays and gold crocodiles from Bangkok. Mandalay Bay also has a topless pool with free admission for girls and paid ($ 25) for men. Dine in one of the hotel’s 12 restaurants. It is worth staying here for an evening show in the huge auditorium of Mandalay Bay - the sensational musical Mamma Mia.
At the Venice Hotel in downtown Las Vegas, visitors find themselves in the most romantic city on the water. Guests can swim along the recreated Grand Canal to the songs of gondoliers and see the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Cathedral in the square of the same name. This hotel has one of the largest casinos in Las Vegas, where the ceilings of the gaming rooms are hand-painted with frescoes and marble floors. Those who are not attracted to poker are expected to visit Madame Tussauds, which collects wax figures of world celebrities.
Having enjoyed the luxury of Las Vegas casinos, go by car to the unusual entertainment park Dig this! Here you can learn how to manage huge bulldozers on a pseudo-construction site, wearing a bright vest and hard hat. The park is intended for adults, children under 14 years old are not allowed in the cabin, and until 18, parental consent is required. Regardless of age and skills, each visitor is pre-instructed by the friendly staff of the park.
On the land of the Navajo Indians, on the 37,000 hectares in the middle of the desert, giant stone pillars grew. A journey through the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park includes a tour of the indigenous people who still live there without modern amenities, electricity and running water. Amazing imagination of the territory from the red desert and natural monuments inspired the filmmakers to shoot several westerns, one of which is the famous film "Stagecoach", shot in the valley in 1938. Marlboro commercials were also shot here. Having rented a car, you can easily get to this park along the highway of the same name.
Death Valley is a hot and unfriendly desert to many visitors. The earth is cracked by drought, the bright sun mercilessly burns, and there is not a single tree under which you could hide in the shade. Nevertheless, the mystical views of these lifeless territories and a huge crater on the site of a dried lake invariably attract those who want to experience willpower on walking routes. Nevertheless, it is better to visit the Death Valley in winter in order to avoid extreme heat and sunshine. Using the services of car rental companies, you will get here in just two hours, and in contrast to the bustling Las Vegas, you will be amazed at the silence of these places.
The Grand Canyon National Park covers an area of almost 450 kilometers, descending to a depth of 1900 meters. The Spaniards who discovered it in 1540 are our cave paintings created by the American Indians 2.5 thousand years ago. In America, the Grand Canyon, the second most popular place after Niagara Falls, annually more than two million tourists come here to experience incomparable impressions. Amazing landscapes created by nature, bizarre mountains and cliffs tearing down, noisy waterfalls and diverse vegetation are good reasons to stay longer in the reserve.
Not far from Las Vegas in the 20th century, the Hoover Dam was built, named after the American President Herbert Hoover, who contributed to its appearance. The attempt (as we now know - successful) to curb the Colorado River’s full-flowing river was carried out during the Great Depression, collecting unemployed people from all over the country. Hoover Dam is considered the largest building since the time of the Egyptian pyramids. Here is also located the largest reservoir in America - Lake Mead, formed during the construction of the dam. When the water level drops at its bottom, the ruins of St. Thomas, which had to be evacuated in 1938, are visible.
The Le Cirque restaurant at the Bellagio immediately uplifts its vibrant, colorful interior. The menu is no less colorful - almost all the cuisines of the world are presented here, and it is proposed to order a set of five dishes to choose from. The restaurant offers beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Hotel and the famous musical fountains. The solemn atmosphere of the restaurant requires evening dresses rather than casual style.
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
+1 888-881-9367 www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/fine-dining/mandarin-bar
The Mandarin Bar on the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of Las Vegas with a glass of signature cocktail. Comfortable soft armchairs, dim lights and quiet music make this bar a great place for an evening break before diving into the bustle of the city again. For drinks you can order no less tasty snacks.
The spectacular Picasso restaurant has earned two stars from the famous Michelin restaurant guide. Bright gourmet dishes inspired by Picasso's paintings, whose paintings adorn the walls of the restaurant, the measured helpfulness of the waiters, a wonderful view (especially from the terrace) of the fountains of the Bellagio hotel, in which the institution is located. It serves fresh oysters, perch tartare, filet mignon, pigeon, and in winter a special truffle menu.
The excellent Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse restaurant in downtown Las Vegas is famous for its excellent juicy steaks and a rich selection of red wines. By evening, a line of people wanting to get there is going to be at the entrance, so you should take care of the reservation in advance, especially if you are visiting a restaurant with a large company. Well-coordinated staff is always ready to help with the choice of dishes in accordance with the preferences of the client. In addition to steaks, it is worth a try and grilled lobster.
Las Vegas almost all consists of hotels, so in this city everyone can find a place to taste. Large casino hotels offer to feel in the world capitals by visiting Venice, Rome, Paris and New York in one trip. However, the most famous hotels in the city hit hard on the wallet (as, indeed, everything in this city) and do not give you the opportunity to relax, because slot machines are constantly working there, the music is noisy, there is a performance. You can take a break from the din of a huge entertainment city in hotels located some distance from the main Las Vegas boulevard, where it will also be easier to find parking for a rented car.
At the entrance to Las Vegas, tourists are greeted by the Best Western Plus Henderson Hotel, offering competent value for money. Rental cars can be parked at the hotel for free. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and Wi-Fi and pool access are also provided. There are several cafes and an extensive outlet nearby.
4375 East Craig Road www.booking.com/hotel/us/comfort-inn-las-vegas double room - from € 83
The Comfort Inn North is a 3-star hotel located near the vibrant Strip. After driving just a few minutes by car, you will find yourself in the most active part of Las Vegas. However, taking care of a relaxing holiday after a busy day and the ability to park a rental car in the hotel’s free car park motivates you to choose hotels not in the city center. A hot breakfast is served in the mornings. The hotel has a 24-hour convenience store and fast Wi-Fi.
If you want to fully experience the atmosphere of a constant holiday reigning in Las Vegas, choose one of the famous hotels on the main boulevard. One of these hotels is the five-star Caesars Palace hotel and entertainment complex, built in the style of ancient Roman temples. The hotel has its own casino where you can try your luck, in three halls of the nightclub there are Elton John, Celine Dion, and in the eponymous bar - the popular group Pussycat Dolls. You can relax in the spa center in the pool with warm mineral water, recognized as one of the best, then to go play golf on a huge field belonging to the hotel. The hotel also adjoins a two-hectare square with marble statues, gazebos, flowerbeds and fountains.
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