America’s Playground, Sin City, Atomic City or simply Vegas. I personally call her the craziest city in the US (which I know :-)). As i mentioned in the last post, we are in Las Vegas. Vegas the Mecca for players, artists, crazy people, foodies, night people and for honeymooners, or those who want to become one and maybe they do not know about it yet. Casinos, entertainment, shows for young and old, for men, women, some even for both together :-), exquisite restaurants and most on one street, the famous Strip, at only 6.8 km.
The possibilities of entertainment are almost unlimited and could keep someone busy for at least a month. Even though most visitors, not the snowbirds, stay only one or two nights. The trips around Vegas are varied. Whether you are kayaking in the Colorado River, whitewater rafting, one of the countless “desert trails” hiking (even for several days) or by helicopter to the Grand Canyon, by plane over the Hover Dam or a race in a ring with very, very fast cars. The shows range from musicals to rock shows, magicians, singers, comedians and, of course, a lot of shows with bare skin.
Restaurants are available from all over the world and always the best and most exquisite that the kitchen from the country has to offer. For the adrenalin junkies, there are roller coasters (on the ground or on the hotel roof), a zip line through Downtown Las Vegas, racetrack for cars and motorcycles and war lovers can shoot with pistols and automatic machine guns in the counter.
Although Springbreak and Easter are just now, I’ve never experienced Vegas so “quietly”. The reason is that I mostly know the city only from the CES, an “electronics fair.” This week in January, there is no room within 50 kilometers and there is everywhere and always going to hell.
For those who do not know, a quick explanation about Springbreak:
From early March to Easter, all students, collage and high school and other students have one week off. Different per region – when hordes of hormone-controlled, pubescent teenagers on alcohol, marijuana – and above all – are unleashed on each other.
Normally we avoid Springbreak, but we wanted to watch the show “O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio. The last two years, unfortunately, we did not get any tickets to this always quickly booked out show.
For anyone who does not know Vegas yet and will come here someday, some tips from us. We are happy to provide you with more detailed travel tips. Just write us.
1 – Vegas is expensive
You often hear that Vegas is cheap. The rooms allegedly in Vegas, on weekdays, cost almost nothing. That’s nonsense, unfortunately. The rooms are actually cheaper during the week than on weekends, but these still cost good money. Of course, there are very cheap rooms, which are usually not on the strip and in which a Las Vegas tourists should not stay. Despite the many 50% discounts and happy hours, alcohol, like everywhere else in the US, costs good money. The top shows and top musicians cost from $ 150 upwards for relatively bad places. Good seats are already around $ 500 to book.
2 – shows
The top shows are almost always fully booked. A reservation is recommended – a few weeks before should be enough. Top shows also offer no discount. There are countless 50% ticket shops for the current day along the Strip, but they do not exist for the top shows.
3 – Casino
If you want to play, you can do it everywhere and in many different forms. There are areas for every budget. One-armed bandits are unfortunately no longer one-armed. Touchscreens have also found their way here.
4 – restaurants
As already mentioned there are top restaurants with fantastic gourmet experiences. Again, I recommend table reservations a few days earlier. A personal tip from us for steak lovers: BLT Steak at Baileys.
5 – Excursions
Everyone should have seen the Grand Canyon (post will follow) once in a lifetime. My tip is to discover it by car and on foot and not by helicopter or plane. To realize this, you need to bring time. The drive from Las Vegas to the south side is about four hours (traffic jams not included).
The next stop will be in Zion National Park, look forward to the next post. Please give us feedback on our articles with your comments that we can respond more and immerse you even better in our journey.
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