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Why Not Try Las Vegas
More Than Just a Gambler's Paradise...

 


A gondola ride at The Venetian? In Las
Vegas, it's not ALL about gambling...

Las Vegas is "The Entertainment Capital of the World." The city welcomes 37.5 million people a year. Visitors love to enjoy dazzling shows, five star hotels, first rate nightclubs, unique shopping experiences, world class gaming, and plenty of Las Vegas coupons.

In my opinion, the Las Vegas area is one of the nicest places in the Western US and falling in love with Las Vegas is easy to do -- for kids and families and even singles who don't gamble.

  • You can rent a car and visit the desert sights, such as Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire. A drive from Vegas to Valley of Fire is about 1 hour and you can return via Hoover Dam. This makes for a nice 1/2 to 1 day trip, depending on how long you want to spend in the Valley or at the Dam.

  • There's Lake Mead, with boat rentals, picnic areas, sandy beaches and some of the best Nevada campgrounds around. They also offer raft trips down the Colorado River.

  • An hour's drive from Las Vegas will find you at Mt. Charleston offering cooler weather, horseback riding, picnic areas, camping, scenic hiking and yes, skiing!

  • As far as Las Vegas shopping, there are three discount outlet malls in Las Vegas plus several shopping centers. The Fashion Show Mall is huge. On the strip as well you'll find world class shopping at Caesars Palace and more fantastic shopping at Desert Passage Aladdin Mall.

  • Las Vegas has excellent restaurants, golf courses, hot air balloon rides, and other outdoor activities. And if you're into theme parks, some great rides are available right on the strip including the indoor Adventuredome Theme Park at Circus Circus, and the New York rollercoaster at New York, New York.

  • Finally, if you want to stay at hotels with limited gambling, try Lake Las Vegas... just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas strip but worlds apart.

There is also a lot of ways to experience Las Vegas on the cheap. Look in the local newspaper ads for two-for-one coupons. And, it's also always a great idea to visit promotion desks at the hotels to ask if they are giving out any comp tickets that day.

Have a great time!


More about Las Vegas tourist attractions around the Web:

8 Ways to Enjoy Las Vegas Without Gambling

Frommers - Las Vegas Side Trips


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