Sunday, 8 April 2012

Las Vegas, NV

It was hard for us to work out where to stay in Las Vegas as we hadn’t been there before. If you stay along the strip you will be amongst everything, so we decided that is where we wanted to be. We booked a mystery hotel and ended up at the Tropicana which is right at the end of the strip. We found walking along the strip was hot during the day but cooler and more colourful at night. We saw many attractions along the way: including the fountain show outside Bellagio and the Pirate show outside Treasure Island. The Volcano outside Caesars Palace wasn’t going when we went past and we decided we wanted to see the pirates instead.

Water show outside Bellagio
great entertainment from the pirates
We walked back to our hotel which is at the far end of the strip which took an hour to get to as the crowds were in slow mode. Before buying tickets for shows, check what is available at the Tix4Tonight booths, there are lots of them around. They are cheaper and they will give you a good map of the area. You will need to go to your venue either an hour or more beforehand to get your seating allocated. We got the double decker bus as it stops at more places, and we got a transit map on the bus which was next to the driver. Tickets are for two hours, 24 hours or three days, so we got a 24 hour one so we didn’t have to walk again that night. There is a light show down at Fremont Street which is in the downtown end of the strip that we went to after our show. There are heaps of places to gamble, but we don’t, so we just walked through a few of the casinos, just to see what it was all about.

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