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...
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
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!
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!
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