My Favorite Las Vegas Activities
I am in the middle of my rest and relaxation Las Vegas road trip. I am forcing myself to minimal checking of work email and reading about the stock market. I could not quit cold turkey, but I do feel I am in full blown vacation mode. I am catching my breath and recharging my batteries. Since I have been to Vegas numerous times, I recalled my personal top five Las Vegas activities.
Although Hollywood Boulevard in LA, Times Square in New York, and Champs-Élysées in Paris stand out on their own. The Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard combines the magic of all three. It personifies what makes Las Vegas special with lights, lights, and more lights. You literally see parts of New York and Paris when you drive past replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. You can catch the world famous Bellagio water show and the Treasure Island volcano show. Along the way, you will see billboards of the biggest stars in every entertainment genre. Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain, Jerry Seinfeld, Calvin Harris, Teisto, and David Cooperfield to name a few. When you drive past Fashion Show Mall you will be transported past what looks like like a flying saucer. The Strip really is out of this world.
Continuing with my theme of getting whisked away, you have to take a stroll through the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace. Under its beautiful artificial sky, you will see the world’s most glamorous retail name brands intertwined with statues of Roman gods. You either have to hit a jackpot or be a god to purchase some of these items. All jokes aside, as you can see, the Forum Shops are breathtaking.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Speaking of breathtaking, you need to visit the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. I am not big on flowers and my green thumb is definitely another color. But for me to mention this spot, you know it is something special. If you make a trip during the holidays, the Bellagio spruces things up with festive lights and a Christmas tree. Just be prepared to to walk shoulder to shoulder with other holiday visitors.
Fremont Street Experience
For a change of pace, head up north to historic downtown. Things are shaping up thanks to Tony Hsieh and his Downtown Project. But when the sun goes down, make sure to take in the one of a kind Fremont Street Experience. The light show is a psychedelic blend of lights and music. You will be hypnotized through sensory overload. It’s a unique and peaceful experience as you see other attendees take in the sights and sounds. When the light show isn’t going on, there are small concerts that will keep you entertained.
Now that I have a toddler, visiting the big top circus performance is a must. Jugglers, acrobats, and trapeze artist will dazzle you. If these free new world class acts don’t make you feel like a kid again, the huge arcade and carnival games definitely will!
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