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Guidebook for Las Vegas

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Guidebook for Las Vegas

Arts & Culture
This is a cool place to see all the old Vegas neon signs which have been taken down and preserved. The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon "graveyard" is only open to the public through a one hour guided tour. Tours are available seven days a week.
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Neon Museum
770 North Las Vegas Boulevard
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This is a cool place to see all the old Vegas neon signs which have been taken down and preserved. The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon "graveyard" is only open to the public through a one hour guided tour. Tours are available seven days a week.
This incredibly beautiful theatre offers music, dance, theatre, ballet, broadway, Jazz, classical and more. Go online to see what's happening now!
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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Avenue
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This incredibly beautiful theatre offers music, dance, theatre, ballet, broadway, Jazz, classical and more. Go online to see what's happening now!
This museum has 7,000 artifacts relating to the history of the Las Vegas area. Interesting collections.
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Las Vegas Natural History Museum
900 North Las Vegas Boulevard
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This museum has 7,000 artifacts relating to the history of the Las Vegas area. Interesting collections.
Shopping
This mall is a local mall closest to our home. It has been newly remodeled and the prices in the stores are real reasonable.
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Boulevard Mall
3528 Maryland Parkway
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This mall is a local mall closest to our home. It has been newly remodeled and the prices in the stores are real reasonable.
This is an outdoor shopping mall that is a discount mall located DOWNTOWN, with great prices and a varied selection of numerous stores.
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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
875 South Grand Central Parkway
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This is an outdoor shopping mall that is a discount mall located DOWNTOWN, with great prices and a varied selection of numerous stores.
A beautiful, high end mall inside Caesar's Palace Hotel. Walking through it alone is an incredible experience. The ceiling looks like the sky and changes from morning to evening. Roman statures that move and talk. Lots and lots of stores.
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The Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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A beautiful, high end mall inside Caesar's Palace Hotel. Walking through it alone is an incredible experience. The ceiling looks like the sky and changes from morning to evening. Roman statures that move and talk. Lots and lots of stores.
Located next to the Aria Hotel. This shopping center is very high end and prices. Architecturally it is truly a work of art. Stores like Chanel, Hermes, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and many more. This mall is breathtaking just to walk around in. There are reasonably priced restaurants inside the mall.
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The Shops at Crystals
3720 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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Located next to the Aria Hotel. This shopping center is very high end and prices. Architecturally it is truly a work of art. Stores like Chanel, Hermes, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and many more. This mall is breathtaking just to walk around in. There are reasonably priced restaurants inside the mall.
Really fabulous shopping mall located directly across the street from the Wynn Hotel and casino. There is 250 stores, 25 dining choices and 8 department stores. Various price ranges. Great shopping!
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SB Las Vegas at Fashion Show Mall
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Really fabulous shopping mall located directly across the street from the Wynn Hotel and casino. There is 250 stores, 25 dining choices and 8 department stores. Various price ranges. Great shopping!
Essentials
This is a small market very close to our home. It has healthy, and organic foods. It has all the essential food items.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
3365 East Tropicana Avenue
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This is a small market very close to our home. It has healthy, and organic foods. It has all the essential food items.
Typical big supermarket.
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Smith's
3850 East Flamingo Road
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Typical big supermarket.
Food Scene
We love this place! Very close to the house. Cheap homemade food. Daily specials. Known for their Fish and Chips for over 40 years. I love the steak and eggs for $6.99! (11 am to 2:00) after 2:00 it is $9.99, still a good deal. It is fabulous! Poker machines at the bar. Smoking allowed.
Village Pub
3455 E Flamingo Rd
We love this place! Very close to the house. Cheap homemade food. Daily specials. Known for their Fish and Chips for over 40 years. I love the steak and eggs for $6.99! (11 am to 2:00) after 2:00 it is $9.99, still a good deal. It is fabulous! Poker machines at the bar. Smoking allowed.
Great Old Vegas style Italian food. Live music. Bar with poker machines in the back of restaurant. Medium priced, GREAT food. Right down the street from our house, maybe a 3 minute drive.
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Casa Di Amore
2850 East Tropicana Avenue
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Great Old Vegas style Italian food. Live music. Bar with poker machines in the back of restaurant. Medium priced, GREAT food. Right down the street from our house, maybe a 3 minute drive.
This is a local place down the street from our house. Inexpensive food, eclectic menu. Bar area offers gaming. There is a smoking and non-smoking area divided by glass walls. Very reasonably priced and Yummy!
Ichabod's Video Poker Lounge and Restaurant
3300 E Flamingo Rd
This is a local place down the street from our house. Inexpensive food, eclectic menu. Bar area offers gaming. There is a smoking and non-smoking area divided by glass walls. Very reasonably priced and Yummy!
One of our favorites. Right on the strip, you can watch the people on the sidewalks and right across the street are the astonishing Bellagio Hotel Fountains with dancing waters to music. Food is excellent. Not real expensive (for the strip) great steaks, salads everything!
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Mon Ami Gabi
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
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One of our favorites. Right on the strip, you can watch the people on the sidewalks and right across the street are the astonishing Bellagio Hotel Fountains with dancing waters to music. Food is excellent. Not real expensive (for the strip) great steaks, salads everything!
A great old time Vegas restaurant. NOTE: Very Pricey, but a total experience. All the ladies are given a long stemmed rose and they make your salad at your table like the old days. Everything is yummy!
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Hugo's Cellar
202 Fremont Street Experience
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A great old time Vegas restaurant. NOTE: Very Pricey, but a total experience. All the ladies are given a long stemmed rose and they make your salad at your table like the old days. Everything is yummy!
Great restaurant for Steaks. Been there forever. Reasonable prices considering it is in a strip hotel.
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Circus Circus Hotel & Resort
2880 S Las Vegas Blvd
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Great restaurant for Steaks. Been there forever. Reasonable prices considering it is in a strip hotel.
There are several of these burger joints all over Vegas. This burger is my all time favorite Fast food burger joint. The fries are fresh and hand cut! The burgers are "to die for".
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In-N-Out Burger
4705 South Maryland Parkway
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There are several of these burger joints all over Vegas. This burger is my all time favorite Fast food burger joint. The fries are fresh and hand cut! The burgers are "to die for".
The closest location to us is on E. Tropicana and Maryland Parkway. The pizza are exceptional! Pick up one to go or eat in the restaurant.
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Metro Pizza
1395 East Tropicana Avenue
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The closest location to us is on E. Tropicana and Maryland Parkway. The pizza are exceptional! Pick up one to go or eat in the restaurant.
My favorite hotel. Gorgeous! This is a 2.7 BILLION $ resort. Must see it and it's adjoining sister hotel, The Encore. Great dining, shopping (high end) gambling venue. Very classy and Very pricey, but everything is A++++. Go walk around in it if you do nothing else. Totally incredible! Their Brunch is fabulous too!
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Wynn Las Vegas
3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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My favorite hotel. Gorgeous! This is a 2.7 BILLION $ resort. Must see it and it's adjoining sister hotel, The Encore. Great dining, shopping (high end) gambling venue. Very classy and Very pricey, but everything is A++++. Go walk around in it if you do nothing else. Totally incredible! Their Brunch is fabulous too!
All the restaurants are fabulous and pricey. There is a great nightclub "The Omni" for partying at! The Forum shops are unbelievable.
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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
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All the restaurants are fabulous and pricey. There is a great nightclub "The Omni" for partying at! The Forum shops are unbelievable.
This English Pub has great Fish and Chips and many tv's playing soccer matches. Huge selection of beers. Resonable in price and right down the road from our house.
Crown & Anchor British Pub
1350 East Tropicana Avenue
This English Pub has great Fish and Chips and many tv's playing soccer matches. Huge selection of beers. Resonable in price and right down the road from our house.
Great Mexican food, reasonably priced and close to our house.
Chapala Mexican Restaurant
3331 East Tropicana Avenue
Great Mexican food, reasonably priced and close to our house.
Drinks & Nightlife
In the Cosmopolitan Hotel. They have a "Chandelier" Bar that is three stories high. It twists all the way up to the top floor and you can sit IN it on any level. Great place for people watching! Pricey, drinks are like $15-$18 but worth it for the experience. Love this bar, so cool!
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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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In the Cosmopolitan Hotel. They have a "Chandelier" Bar that is three stories high. It twists all the way up to the top floor and you can sit IN it on any level. Great place for people watching! Pricey, drinks are like $15-$18 but worth it for the experience. Love this bar, so cool!
This bar is in a shopping center right by our house. They have been voted best hamburger in a Las Vegas bar year after year. Whenever we want a juicy cheap hamburger we go here! At night on weekends they have live jazz. Sometimes it's smokey inside.
Dispensary Lounge
2451 East Tropicana Avenue
This bar is in a shopping center right by our house. They have been voted best hamburger in a Las Vegas bar year after year. Whenever we want a juicy cheap hamburger we go here! At night on weekends they have live jazz. Sometimes it's smokey inside.
A really cool bar on E. Fremont Street downtown. You feel like you are in a cave, Rock walls surround you and deep booths and brick archways. Fireplaces that blaze year round (even when it's 110 degrees outside). Strong, cheap drinks.
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The Griffin
511 Fremont Street
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A really cool bar on E. Fremont Street downtown. You feel like you are in a cave, Rock walls surround you and deep booths and brick archways. Fireplaces that blaze year round (even when it's 110 degrees outside). Strong, cheap drinks.
This is a Loooong time old Vegas dive bar. The 151 Bacardi flows like water. Rum soaked drinks, the Mai Tais are legendary and cheap. One is plenty! Be careful! Fun bar, we suggest taking an Uber.
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Frankie's Tiki Room
1712 West Charleston Boulevard
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This is a Loooong time old Vegas dive bar. The 151 Bacardi flows like water. Rum soaked drinks, the Mai Tais are legendary and cheap. One is plenty! Be careful! Fun bar, we suggest taking an Uber.
This bar is in Mandalay Bay (and the Monte Carlo) hotel and casino. The entire place is made of ice, including your glass. You sit on fur rugs on top of blocks of ices. They give you a jacket and gloves to wear. There are ice sculptures. A tourist trap for sure but different and fun! Pricey. $19 admission fee (does not include cocktails). No cameras allowed inside (they give you a locker with a key) they have a photographer that will ask to take your picture (which comes out large and great, however it costs $20). Ambience is "COOL".
minus5 ICEBAR
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
This bar is in Mandalay Bay (and the Monte Carlo) hotel and casino. The entire place is made of ice, including your glass. You sit on fur rugs on top of blocks of ices. They give you a jacket and gloves to wear. There are ice sculptures. A tourist trap for sure but different and fun! Pricey. $19 admission fee (does not include cocktails). No cameras allowed inside (they give you a locker with a key) they have a photographer that will ask to take your picture (which comes out large and great, however it costs $20). Ambience is "COOL".
Fabulous view atop the Skyfall lounge in the Delano adjacent tower. 380 degree view of the city. Beautiful!
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Mandalay Bay
3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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Fabulous view atop the Skyfall lounge in the Delano adjacent tower. 380 degree view of the city. Beautiful!
Entertainment & Activities
The world's largest Observation Wheel. It is 550 feet tall and takes 30 minutes to make a complete revolution. Great view of all of Las Vegas. I recommend going at night time. Each "pod" has a private bartender and you can buy a ticket for UNLIMITED drinks. Each transparent pod holds 40 passengers. Go to Vegas. com or Groupon for discount tickets. You can reserve your time to go online.
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High Roller
3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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The world's largest Observation Wheel. It is 550 feet tall and takes 30 minutes to make a complete revolution. Great view of all of Las Vegas. I recommend going at night time. Each "pod" has a private bartender and you can buy a ticket for UNLIMITED drinks. Each transparent pod holds 40 passengers. Go to Vegas. com or Groupon for discount tickets. You can reserve your time to go online.
I highly recommend this National museum downtown. It is the museum of organized crime and law enforcement . An interactive journey through true stories of the mob and law enforcement. Authentic view of organized crime's impact on Las Vegas and the world! Multi sensory exhibits and artifacts.
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The Mob Museum
300 Stewart Avenue
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I highly recommend this National museum downtown. It is the museum of organized crime and law enforcement . An interactive journey through true stories of the mob and law enforcement. Authentic view of organized crime's impact on Las Vegas and the world! Multi sensory exhibits and artifacts.
They have a great zipline! They have great dining choices (pricey) they are known for an incredible SEAFOOD buffet.
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Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
3700 West Flamingo Road
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They have a great zipline! They have great dining choices (pricey) they are known for an incredible SEAFOOD buffet.
This is a huge water park Open summer months only.
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Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas
7055 South Fort Apache Road
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This is a huge water park Open summer months only.
This is a huge water park. Open summer months only.
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Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas
900 Galleria Drive
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This is a huge water park. Open summer months only.
This is the BEST Cirque Du Soliel show in Vegas. Inspired by the beauty of the theatre. Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water. Includes world class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers create a breathtaking experience. Aerial hoops, fire, water, high dives and more. Totally mesmerizing! Is in the Bellagio Hotel showroom.
"O"Theatre Showroom
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
This is the BEST Cirque Du Soliel show in Vegas. Inspired by the beauty of the theatre. Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water. Includes world class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers create a breathtaking experience. Aerial hoops, fire, water, high dives and more. Totally mesmerizing! Is in the Bellagio Hotel showroom.
Go see the really extensive car collection, it is really amazing!
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The LINQ Hotel + Experience
3535 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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Go see the really extensive car collection, it is really amazing!
The Cirque du Soleil show "Zumanity" is a voyeuristic exploration of hidden passions, sensuality and ultimate seduction. It is VERY sexy. Made even me blush! Was really cool though.
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
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The Cirque du Soleil show "Zumanity" is a voyeuristic exploration of hidden passions, sensuality and ultimate seduction. It is VERY sexy. Made even me blush! Was really cool though.
Sightseeing
Hoover Dam was completed in 1936. It is the second tallest Dam in the United States. It is 726' feet tall. This dam is a concrete arch gravity dam in Black Canyon Colorado River. Spectacular engineering feat! Take the tour. It is right near Boulder City and is approximately 30 minute drive from Vegas.
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Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam was completed in 1936. It is the second tallest Dam in the United States. It is 726' feet tall. This dam is a concrete arch gravity dam in Black Canyon Colorado River. Spectacular engineering feat! Take the tour. It is right near Boulder City and is approximately 30 minute drive from Vegas.
Lake Mead is the largest man made lake in the United States and the 16th largest in the world! It is only 30 minutes from Las Vegas. It is 1.5 million acres of water and 820 miles of shoreline. It offers: *boating *swimming *kayaking *camping *picnic area and a restaurant and marina.
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area Headquarters
601 Nevada Way
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Lake Mead is the largest man made lake in the United States and the 16th largest in the world! It is only 30 minutes from Las Vegas. It is 1.5 million acres of water and 820 miles of shoreline. It offers: *boating *swimming *kayaking *camping *picnic area and a restaurant and marina.
Fremont Street is where Las Vegas began. It has a cool overhead canopy which is the world's largest video screen. It is 4 blocks long with state of the art light show with 550,000 watt concert, high quality sound and the screen above is made up of 12.5 million LED lamps. "Slotzilla" is world's largest non-working zipline that flies under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Shows change hourly from dusk to midnight. FREE! Under the canopy are Iconic old hotels, casinos, souvenir shops, eating spots and bars.
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Fremont Street
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Fremont Street is where Las Vegas began. It has a cool overhead canopy which is the world's largest video screen. It is 4 blocks long with state of the art light show with 550,000 watt concert, high quality sound and the screen above is made up of 12.5 million LED lamps. "Slotzilla" is world's largest non-working zipline that flies under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Shows change hourly from dusk to midnight. FREE! Under the canopy are Iconic old hotels, casinos, souvenir shops, eating spots and bars.
This gorgeous hotel has the incredible 8 acre lake with dancing water fountains that are accompanied by synchronized music. Inside you must see the million dollar (Cost in 1993) Dale Chihuly chandelier . It covers 2,000 sq. ft. overhead of the lobby with 2,000 hand blown colorful flowers. Don't miss seeing the Conservatory and Botanical gardens. It is a breathtaking, brilliant and spectacular horticultural display. The glass ceiling that the conservatory is enclosed in has a 50 feet ceiling. There are so many gorgeous plants and flowers displayed and they are completely changed every season, and for Chinese New Year. FREE!
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Bellagio Hotel and Casino
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
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This gorgeous hotel has the incredible 8 acre lake with dancing water fountains that are accompanied by synchronized music. Inside you must see the million dollar (Cost in 1993) Dale Chihuly chandelier . It covers 2,000 sq. ft. overhead of the lobby with 2,000 hand blown colorful flowers. Don't miss seeing the Conservatory and Botanical gardens. It is a breathtaking, brilliant and spectacular horticultural display. The glass ceiling that the conservatory is enclosed in has a 50 feet ceiling. There are so many gorgeous plants and flowers displayed and they are completely changed every season, and for Chinese New Year. FREE!
Only 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas Is Mt Charleston. 25-40 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. Cool mountain breezes, green trees, and fresh air. 11,916 feet, is the highest mountain in Clark County, Nevada. It is the 8th highest mountain in Nevada. There are seasonal waterfalls, 52 miles of hiking trails, campground and even snow skiing in the winter months! The Mt. Charleston Lodge has an outdoor patio where you can order from a waitress and enjoy the gorgeous mountain views. There is an indoor restaurant and bar and a huge fireplace where you can get cozy in front of during the winter months. You will have snowy mountain views all around you.
The Resort on Mount Charleston
2755 Kyle Canyon Rd
Only 35 miles northeast of Las Vegas Is Mt Charleston. 25-40 degrees cooler than Las Vegas. Cool mountain breezes, green trees, and fresh air. 11,916 feet, is the highest mountain in Clark County, Nevada. It is the 8th highest mountain in Nevada. There are seasonal waterfalls, 52 miles of hiking trails, campground and even snow skiing in the winter months! The Mt. Charleston Lodge has an outdoor patio where you can order from a waitress and enjoy the gorgeous mountain views. There is an indoor restaurant and bar and a huge fireplace where you can get cozy in front of during the winter months. You will have snowy mountain views all around you.
Go outside on the sidewalk in front of the hotel and watch the Volcano erupt with fire, red smoke, shooting flames and spouting water. This volcano combines music, fire, lightening and choreography absolutely thrilling! They did a $25 million dollar refurbishing of the volcano in 2008. The show only lasts for 4 and 1/2 minutes buts it's incredible and it's FREE! Get there early as the sidewalk gets crowded. 2 shows Sunday through Thursday- 8 and 9 P.M. 3 shows Friday and Saturday- 8, 9, and 10 P.M.
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The Mirage
3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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Go outside on the sidewalk in front of the hotel and watch the Volcano erupt with fire, red smoke, shooting flames and spouting water. This volcano combines music, fire, lightening and choreography absolutely thrilling! They did a $25 million dollar refurbishing of the volcano in 2008. The show only lasts for 4 and 1/2 minutes buts it's incredible and it's FREE! Get there early as the sidewalk gets crowded. 2 shows Sunday through Thursday- 8 and 9 P.M. 3 shows Friday and Saturday- 8, 9, and 10 P.M.
Go to the top of the Eiffel tower for a fabulous view of the strip all the way to downtown. The inside of the hotel has the bottom of the eiffel tower in it and everything looks and feels like Paris France.
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Paris Las Vegas
3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard
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Go to the top of the Eiffel tower for a fabulous view of the strip all the way to downtown. The inside of the hotel has the bottom of the eiffel tower in it and everything looks and feels like Paris France.
When you arrive at the Venetian Hotel you will be greeted by gondolier pilots steering their venetian gondolas, in and outside of the hotel's canals. Be sure to go inside the front entrance to marvel at all the gold and ornate items filling the entry. Look up and see the magnificent murals painted on the ceilings. Walk around to the piazza where there are many great restaurants and shops. This hotel is truly worth the time to check it out.
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The Venetian
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
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When you arrive at the Venetian Hotel you will be greeted by gondolier pilots steering their venetian gondolas, in and outside of the hotel's canals. Be sure to go inside the front entrance to marvel at all the gold and ornate items filling the entry. Look up and see the magnificent murals painted on the ceilings. Walk around to the piazza where there are many great restaurants and shops. This hotel is truly worth the time to check it out.
Go inside the hotel and see the largest golden nugget in the world. Then go check out the pool area where there is a clear tube you slide down with real sharks swimming around you. You can see the shark tank from anywhere around the pool area. Note: The Golden Nugget Hotel has the only pool in Las Vegas you can swim in and lay out at, even if you are NOT a hotel guest. It is a very intimate pool area.
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Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
129 Fremont Street
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Go inside the hotel and see the largest golden nugget in the world. Then go check out the pool area where there is a clear tube you slide down with real sharks swimming around you. You can see the shark tank from anywhere around the pool area. Note: The Golden Nugget Hotel has the only pool in Las Vegas you can swim in and lay out at, even if you are NOT a hotel guest. It is a very intimate pool area.