Oh, Vegas, Vegas, Vegas! You may have seen this madcap city through Hollywood’s lens in multiple movies, but there’s nothing as exciting and thrilling as real, lived experience. So, put your party hat on and your adrenaline levels sky high for this is no city for the faint-hearted! By Shubhanjana Das
What’s a trip to Vegas if you don’t visit Madame Tussauds? It’s probably the closest you’ll get to hanging out with the stars and having a picture with each of them! This makes for a great start to what will be an action-filled day! “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas!”
It won’t be too long after you enter Las Vegas that you’ll come across the city’s ever-so-bustling Strip, which can safely be called the artery of the Vegas. Every important landmark in Las Vegas can be seen at The Strip, including Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas, the pyramid and sphinx belonging to The Luxor and The Venetian’s Grand Canal.
The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal
If you ever find yourself thinking ‘what is it that Vegas isn’t good at?’, we’re sure you would end up with a ‘nothing’ as an answer. You can even find a piece of Venice here without having to cross the Atlantic at the The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal that replicates Venice with the extravaganza of the gondola rides along the Grand canal. The Streetmosphere here brings alive the streets of Venice with the help of street performers, artists, Singers, stilt walkers and etc.
Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
Nothing like starting your day in this city, which tends to get overwhelmingly energetic with a tranquil walk in the company of some of the most exotic animals in the likes of white lions and leopards and of course, the bottlenose dolphins in their Dolphin Habitat. Make this an absolute must-visit, especially if you’re on a family vacation with your family.
Las Vegas Monorail
Come midday, hop on to the 3.9 mile-long Las Vegas monorail. This is a very interesting perspective to look at the city. It takes you around the many attractions in The Strip and to other locations as well. Basically, it’s a pass to every major place worth visiting in Las Vegas! What a win-win offer!
This one’s an adult-only show, which has been rated ‘The Greatest Show’ in Las Vegas History. Bringing back the old-world glamour interspersed with some cabaret, acrobatics, raunchy comedy and circus-style tricks. Absinthe puts all the 19th-century signature pomp and show on a silver platter for its audience.
Get high on the Vegas life and its gorgeous skyline with the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Half an hour on this wheel and you’ll have pictures of downtown Las Vegas from every angle possible!
The Mob Museum
For a lasting impression on your last day here in the Sin City, visit The Mob Museum, which not only sheds light on but proudly highlights and exhibits the dark 20th century gangster era of Las Vegas. The museum immortalises both the perpetrator and the justice-bringer. You may come across names such as Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel and John Gotti and the G-men and FBI agents like J. Edgar Hoover, Eliot Ness and Harry Anslinger.
Bellagio Casino and Fountains
Las Vegas shows you how OTT extravagance is done. So, why not end it with some glitz and glamour (or lots of it)? The Bellagio is the one-stop solution for everything that shines and is probably gold. Everything will be laid out in front of you for a price. If there could be an epitome of the Vegas ‘trip’, Bellagio would be it.