Top Five Must-See Attractions in Las Vegas
The one and the only Las Vegas: Sin City, the gambling haven of America where even brothels – at least in some districts of the city – are still allowed. Ambiguous couples can tie the knot with a priest that is dressed up like Elvis, who sings their wedding vows to them. You can even have an Elvis-styled, spur of the moment bar or bat mitzvah. Indeed, from dancing burlesque troupe stage shows, to Elton John, the Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, and about a million and one variety shows that occur daily – similar to what you would find on Broadway in New York City – all the way to amazing casinos decorated lavishly with presidential suites, indoor amusement parks and even gondola rides, Las Vegas has a little bit of something for everybody. A city that was created by the then off-the-wall-fathoming of notorious gangster, Bugsy Siegel, who was later killed when his first casino took time to ferment. Just don’t forget to check out these list-toppers of places that are must-see when you are in Las Vegas. And remember: What Happens here, according to many, stays here.
Fountains at Bellagio: Perhaps some of the greatest known of all landmarks in this gambler’s haven are these amazing fountains. These water jets encompass well over a thousand feet and can shoot geysers of water into the air over 250 feet tall. They are choreographed to music as well. The best time of the day to visit the amazing fountains is during the evenings, when they are lit up with changing colors, truly a spectacle for all to see.
Fremont Street: Perhaps the Time’s Square of Las Vegas, this street features nearly as many lights and sucks about 540,000 watts of power just to operate. Of course, nighttime is the best time of day to stroll this street, which also offers tons of stores and eateries and lots of other nightly events and going-ons. Make sure you add this street to your list of must-see places as it is just dazzling.
Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park: One of the coolest places that you can check out when you are on the strip. This fully-featured amusement park is one of the largest indoor amusement parks in the world; this place is just awesome. Adorned with tons of rides and vendors, and plenty of activities to keep you entertained for hours. Or to keep the kiddies entertained while the adults gamble and play.
Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: Don’t forget to check out this breathtaking lion habitat which houses some of nature’s fiercest carnivores. The habitat that they live in consists of several levels and you can usually see lion cubs getting pampered by their parents depending upon the time of year that you travel to Las Vegas.
Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat: Most locals really consider this to be the official zoo of the city because you can see all sorts of wild animals here, not just the dolphins. However, if you truly want an experience that is comparable to Sea World when you travel to Las Vegas, this is the place to stop and visit. Set aside a few hours, because you won’t want to leave anytime soon.