Games of chance were legalized in Las Vegas back in the thirties of the last century. Since then, the city has become a real epicenter of casinos and other entertainment venues. The state of Nevada and especially Las Vegas has always been distinguished by its free character. For example, it’s allowed to smoke and drink alcohol in the streets and in many public places of Las Vegas. Only there you can leave the club in the evening and wake up with your wife in the morning. Only there even the most non-gambling person cannot resist so as not visiting the casino.
One thing is for sure – the Sin City loves fun and money! If you come there, get ready to fork out, otherwise it will be boring. The selection of entertainments, for which you can spend your savings, is just endless. However, you’ll need to rent a car at NU Las Vegas for trying them all. So, what interesting activities await you in Vegas?
Casinos and slot machines
For many people, Las Vegas and casino are synonymous. How many films have captured these velvet tables, blinking slot machines, placers of tokens, chirr of roulettes and eyes burning with excitement? Now there are about a hundred casinos, and thousands of gambling halls in Vegas. They are happy to welcome those people who willing to try their luck. Minimum bets are very small, so almost anyone can play.
All major casinos are located in Downtown area along Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, more precisely, its part, which is called the Strip. Anyone can visit the casino – the doors are open for everyone, but face control is not practiced in Las Vegas.
After each game the slot machine will give you a voucher, which can then be used as a “credit card” for other games. In short, it’s valid for all gambling devices. Its “shelf life” is six months. You can cash out a voucher there, in the hall, in a special machine for issuing money. Everything is easy, simple and clear.
Shows, concerts and performances
All kinds of Las Vegas shows are no less popular than the casino. That’s why Las Vegas is considered to be the world’s entertainment capital. What shows are available in the city?
- Comedy performances;
- Illusionists and other magicians;
- Circus performances;
- Programs for adults;
- Concerts of celebrities;
- Dance shows;
- Sport events.
The most popular are, for example, the famous Cirque Du Soleil, which offers almost a dozen different programs, Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, the Mamma Mia musical and others.
Price tags are very different: on average, from $30 to $100, but for all the most interesting and popular shows, you will have to pay from $100 to $200.
Where to find information about the performances? At the reception of any hotel you can take a booklet, which will list all the most interesting upcoming events.
Night clubs and bars
Those who cannot stand still are invited to numerous nightclubs and bars. There are both establishments situated at large casino hotels, and separate ones. Las Vegas clubs are very unique – it’s here that you may come face to face with some celebrity.
Some of the most famous clubs are:
- Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan
- Voodoo Lounge at the Rio Hotel
- Chateau Nightclub at the Hotel & Casino Paris
- Moon Nightclub in the Palms
As for bars, their selection is just incredible! They can be found at any casino or even in the open air.
For those who like to tickle the nerves or see something curious, there will be a lot of interesting things too.
Stratosphere Tower Thrill Rides
For example, the Stratosphere Hotel offers four attractions: the Big Shot, the SkyJump, the X-Scream, and Insanity. They are located at the very top of the tower, and each them will give a thrill and the opportunity to see the panoramic view of the city.
The Big Apple Coaster
This is one of the most exciting and favorite tourist rides available at New York-New York Hotel. It’s hard to describe it – you should try the roller coaster on your own. Schedule: Sunday-Thursday – from 11 am till 11 pm, Friday and Saturday – from 10:30 am until midnight. A single ticket costs $14, while a 1-day pass is available at $25/person.
Aquariums and zoos
You can admire the water attraction placed in the Mirage Hotel – Aquarium at The Mirage. It is located right behind the reception desk and you can look at it completely for free of charge. In addition, the fans of the underwater world can visit the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. One of the features of this place is the sensory pool, in which visitors can pet the fish. An adult ticket costs $18, and the price for a children ticket is $12.
(photo by Daniel Parks)
While walking along the Strip in the evening, you can witness the amazing show of the singing and dancing Bellagio Fountains situated opposite the Bellagio Hotel. The spectacle is truly fascinating, even if you have seen more than one such fountain in your life.
The Venetian Hotel provides the opportunity to ride a gondola along an improvised canal recreating a piece of the Italian Venice.
On Fremont Street, you can become a spectator of the Fremont Street Experience light show, which involves screens that form a dome above the pedestrian section of the street.