(photo by Aram)
The sights of Las Vegas are the key to the most vivid impressions. They are memorable and attractive like an oasis in the desert, and provide unforgettable emotions.
Initially, Las Vegas was built as a gambling capital of the United States. However, it has undergone great changes by today, and from small disparate casinos it has turned into a rich collection of thematic hotels and entertainment complexes for any taste, where people not only play casino, but also enjoy concerts of famous singers, shows of popular artists and circus performers. The following review reveals the greatestsights available in Las Vegas’ hotels, and they should be tried by each traveler arriving in Nevada…
Situated right in front of the hotel entrance, these fantastic fountains are perhaps the most recognizable hallmark in Las Vegas. The whole complex is a copy of the amazing villas of Northern Italy, where you can walk through art galleries and visit Lake Como – one of the major sources of inspiration for Italian art.
Bellagio fountains are placeddirectly on the water surface of this lake. 1,200 beautiful water jets strike into the airand dance to various music, from Gene Kelly to Michael Jackson. The show in Bellagiocan be observed every half hour in the daytime and every fifteen minutes in the evening. The best ways to see these amazingfountains are:
- While walkingon foot or traveling by convertible car rental Las Vegas along the lake, which is situated in the middle part of the Strip;
- From the window of the hotel or restaurant, located next to Bellagio fountains.
Also, the places that perfectly overlook the dancing fountains arethe Eiffel Tower restaurant in ParisLas Vegas Hotel, and in Giada Restaurantin the Cromwell Hotel.
Thrill Rides in Stratosphere
Those who are not afraid of a great height should try to climb the Stratosphere Hotel, towering by 350 meters above Las Vegas. It’s a great way to get adrenaline and experience extreme emotions by trying the Big Shot – a giant jump for 49 meters up to the stratosphere! This is not just a test, but also an opportunity to feel the moment of weightlessness at the peak of the jump.
But that’s not all, because on the Stratosphere tower you’ll find other interesting attractions to tickle your nerves. X-Scream will twist you above the city on a giant hand and Insanity will chaotically lower and lift you back above the ground at different angles with upheavals.
Also, it’s possible to jump down from the Stratosphere tower from the height of 253 meters, which is very popular in Vegas.
Gondola Ride at the Venetian
One of the most unique destinations in Las Vegas is the Venetian hotel, which recreates the atmosphere and architecture of the north-Italian city, standing on the water. There is St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and, of course, you can ride on the gondola along the stunningly beautiful canals.
What do tourists usually do in Venice, Italy? Of course, they ride on gondola with a gondolier, colorfully dressed in the costume of the times of the Venetian Republic. Similarly, in the American Venice in the middle of Las Vegas you can try this amazing experience accompanied by Italian serenade songs. The gondolas in Las Vegas depart from St. Mark’s Square. The cost of the trip starts from $21.
Madame Tussauds Museum
The first wax museum Madame Tussauds in the US features a hundred statues of celebrities that are exact copies of the famous persons. It’s located in the building of the Grand Canal Shoppes shopping center near the Venetian. Basically, you can see there American celebrities of different times. Among contemporaries, Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Ricky Martin, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and many others are presented there.
Madame Tussauds Museum in Las Vegas works from 10am till 9pm. Sometimes it hosts special events and work hours can change. The ticket prices are $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for children 4-12. Family pass for two parents and two children will cost $80.
Cirque du Soleil
Performances of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil are held in several venues in Las Vegas. So you can buy tickets and visit unique shows on different days. It’s best to enjoy them in the MGM Grandor in the Bellagio.
If you want to see certain performances, it’s recommended to book tickets in advance, because all the shows are designed for the interests of different visitors, and even despite the high price, they quickly sell out.
Children in Las Vegas will be delighted with water acrobats and clowns in the shows called‘O’ and ‘Ka, and adults will appreciate the magic of ‘Mystere’ show. The fans of the Beatles, of course, will choose ‘Love’, and the fans of Michael Jackson will buy tickets for ‘One’ show.
Here’s the list of all the shows of Cirque du Soleil, which can be visited in Las Vegas:
- Ka in MGM Grand;
- Criss Angel Believe in Luxor;
- Mystèrein the Treasure Island;
- ‘O’ at Bellagio;
- Zumanity in New York-New York;
- Love in Mirage;
- Zarkana in Aria.