The fastest growing American city of the 20th Century, Las Vegas, is more than a destination. It is an experience. If you are looking for Las Vegas hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and low rates. Click below for Extended Stay Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
One of the most exciting cities on Earth, Las Vegas has plenty of interesting sights and heart-pounding excitement. The city’s beauty is best seen at night, when millions of lights illuminate the major tourist areas. These lights are so bright, that as seen from space, Las Vegas truly is the brightest city on Earth.
Most of those lights are along the Las Vegas Strip, home to some of the most exciting games, fabulous shows and jaw-dropping sights. Sightseeing along the Las Vegas Strip includes viewing The Fountains in front of the Bellagio Hotel that literally dance to music every 15 minutes or watching the hourly eruption of the “volcano” at the Mirage.
Not all the bright lights are along the Strip. Downtown Las Vegas offers the Fremont Street Experience, a five-block pedestrian mall that combines fabulous dining, free shows and that famous Las Vegas gaming. While there, be sure to stop by the Neon Museum’s Fremont Street Gallery for a glimpse of the lights that make Las Vegas so famous.
Being in Las Vegas is the perfect opportunity to see live shows that are more stupendous than you can imagine. Among the hottest tickets in town are the various Cirque du Solei shows. These performances are so popular that they appear at six different Las Vegas venues. Equal parts acrobatic show, magic show and musical, these are productions you will remember for a lifetime.
But the Las Vegas stage offers so much more. Schedules for headline performers like Barry Manilow and Elton John or shows like the Blue Man Group are readily available on the Internet, as are places to buy tickets. If you long for the performers of the past, be sure to check out the many tribute shows that play Vegas.
Visitors to Las Vegas are sometimes surprised to find that the region has a great deal of history, as well as numerous museums celebrating times past. Nevada has a storied connection to the development of the atomic bomb and the Atomic Testing Museum tells this story. The Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum are ideal places for families to spend some time learning about our environment. For that “only in Las Vegas” experience, visit the Liberace Museum.
Although it lacks a major league sports team, Las Vegas does offer the exhilaration you can only experience at minor league baseball and hockey games. Baseball fans will want to head to Cashman Field to catch the Las Vegas 51s, AAA farm club for the Toronto Blue Jays. And, while it may seem strange to go to a hockey game in the desert, the minor league Las Vegas Wranglers are always entertaining.
Just a short distance from Las Vegas are many great outdoor activities and interesting sites. When finished in 1936, Hoover Dam was the largest hydroelectric power plant and concrete structure in the world. While larger dams have since been built, Hover Dam remains a wonderful tourist attraction. The dam created the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a favorite destination for boaters, swimmers and anglers year round. Portions of the Colorado River above the lake offer wonderful kayaking opportunities.
The avid outdoor lover will want to head to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just a short drive west of Las Vegas. Whether you enjoy the sights from your car or venture out on one of the many hiking trails, you are sure to come away with a new respect for the majesty of the American desert.
With over 300 sunny days a year, Las Vegas is an ideal place to golf. If you missed your invitation to play in the British Open this year, don’t worry. The Royal Links Golf Club looks and plays like a traditional links-style course. It even has caddy service. If this top-end golf experience isn’t for you, Golflink.com lists plenty of great golf courses in Vegas from which to choose. Those who plan to play in July, however, should consider a very early tee time to beat the mid-day heat.
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