From New York to Los Angeles, a case can be made for visiting every corner of America. In-between the sprawling cities where commercialism meets modern-day culture, you will find vast landscapes of incredible natural beauty. But any trip to the US wouldn’t be complete without stopping by Las Vegas.
In 2014, a whopping 41,126,512 people decided to call in on this world-renowned resort city, which is best known for its 24-hour casinos and non-stop entertainment. Although these alluring attributes are enough for numerous tourists to spend time in “Sin City,” what are some other reasons why Vegas is a must when travelling America?
Learn how to gamble
For some, the thrill of stepping inside the Mirage, Venetian-Palazzo or the MGM Grand will provide sufficient excitement. But coming to Las Vegas and failing to place a few bets would be a crime in itself.
Even if you are worried about losing some money, the biggest and best casinos will be on hand to provide guidance on when to raise the stakes in a game of poker and why letting it ride can cost you money. So, come up with a betting budget, practice online and let go of your inhibitions, as you could get lucky and acquire a small fortune in chips.
Take advantage of its facilities and amenities
Even though you could quite easily spend a week in the confines of a hotel and casino, Las Vegas has countless other facilities and amenities to take advantage of.
How about starting off your day with a little shopping at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile? Then, recharge those empty batteries with a relaxing massage at Caesar’s ultra-sophisticated Qua Baths. And when the evening draws to a close, find out who is performing in town and visit the show or concert of a distinguished recording artist.
Sample some incredible cuisine
Regardless of your favourite type of cuisine, you are guaranteed to find a dining option that tantalises your taste buds. Las Vegas is home to numerous five-star restaurants and some of the world’s greatest chefs come here to show off their amazing expertise.
At one end of the scale you have Picasso at Bellagio, which is a 13-time winner of the AAA Five Diamond Award. However, don’t overlook options like Mandalay Bay’s Burger Bar, as such a competitive market means every eatery will be vying for your attention.
Visit nearby attractions
If you can drag yourself away from the bold and bright lights of The Strip, there is an abundance of remarkable attractions located nearby. For example, the incredible feat of engineering that is the Hoover Dam, which was the largest dam in the world at the time of its completion in 1935, is less than an hour’s drive away.
But if you have got more time on your hands, making the five-hour journey to the Grand Canyon is well-worth it, as witnessing this awe-inspiring once-in-a-lifetime sight first-hand is bound to take your breath away.