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Las Vegas Areas
The city of Las Vegas is known for its huge gaming venues, fabulous themed Hotels Casinos and Restaurants and world Class attractions and entertainment. In many ways this is accurate but each region of the city has something special to offer its visitors and includes other lesser known attractions and activities such as outdoor sports, like hiking and boats and historical sites like those in Downtown Las Vegas and out in The Valley of Fire State park.
With its glittering lights and street signs, recreated land marks from around the world, towering hotels and various enchanting spectacles, this area of the city is the one that is known for etching itself in the human psyche as the epitome of Las Vegas. It even has the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign at the southern end.
The strip is a long stretch of Casinos, hotels, restaurants and resorts that stretches along Las Vegas Boulevard. Here you will find big name hotels like The Bellagio, The Mirage, The Venetian and Caesar’s Palace. While people may come here for the high end gaming atmosphere and themed hotels the area also plays hosts to some of the world’s most famous performers such as the Blueman group, Celine Dion, and the famous ventriloquist Terry Fator . While you are here check out some of the museums and other attractions inside many of the hotels, such as the fountains at the Bellagio and the world famous Wax Museum.
Known as the oldest part of the city, Downtown Las Vegas has the all the call girls, gaming and neon lighting of the Strip, but it doesn’t have as many massive attractions or glamorous attitudes. What you will find however is more than 60 restaurants, dozens of street front casinos with loose slots and low betting card tables, and lively street corners that always seem to have something going on.
After the launch of the Freemont Street Experience in 1995, this area has come to life with festivals, yearly events, huge concerts and daily street performers. As you walk down Freemont Street take a look skyward at the huge Canopy Screen known as Viva vision which puts on light shows movies and Good Morning America every day of the week. For those looking to escape the main stream feel of the strip check out many of Down town’s Art Galleries that showcase both big name and local artists alike.
After a few days of living it up in Las Vegas, you may need an excuse to get away to somewhere quiet. The areas around Las Vegas are filled to the brim with interesting scenery and historic sites. Along with The Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, some of these popular locations is Bonnie Springs Ranch, which is a reproduction old west town featuring a petting zoo, horseback rides, museums, shows and much more. This spot is also known as a great base camp for those looking for some outdoor adventure in the Red Rock Canyon Conservation area.
Other visitors may enjoy a trip to the Valley of Fire State Park where visitors can get up close to 1,000 year old rock art created by the ancient people who once lived in area of Nevada near Las Vegas. This valley is also known for its dramatic rock formations and scenic Desert views.