When one thinks of Nevada, the city of Las Vegas is what comes to mind. Las Vegas is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Originally, it was one-dimensional, simply a gambling and entertainment Mecca. Today, it has so much more to offer. It has even become popular for families because of the number and variety of fun activities available throughout the year.
We are not avid gamblers, yet we truly enjoyed our stay here. The shows were unbelievable and walking the Strip and the downtown was interesting (and exhausting). There are also a number of wonderful tourist attractions just out of the city, as you will see below.
We stayed at the Paris, one of the most noticeable Strip hotels.
The Bellagio Hotel, also on the Strip, produces a delightful water ballet, set to music, in front of the hotel.
Downtown, the original part of the city, visitors must attend the Freemont Street Experience, and overhead multi-media extravaganza.
Just outside the city is Red Rock Canyon.
The Hoover Dam is the most popular excursion from Las Vegas. Only about 30 miles from town, it was the most ambitious engineering project of its time, and it still amazes tourists to this day.
Another worthwhile side trip from Vegas is Valley of Fire State Park, which showcases red sandstone formations.
The other noteworthy city in Las Vegas is Reno, in the northwestern part of the state, near Lake Tahoe and the California border. To me, the best part of the city is its sign..