Las Vegas has a worldwide reputation as the centre of gambling, shotgun weddings, and outrageous behaviour. Stag weekends are often held there with a promise of “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” and glamorous nighttime cabaret shows attract thousands. It might be the entertainment capital of the world yet the city has such much more to offer so do not be too quick to write it off if gambling is not your idea of fun.
Eight Reasons to go to Las Vegas
The city is host to many museums including…
- Neon: Displayed signs and objects from the past of Las Vegas
- Organized Crime and Law Enforcement: Explore the history of crime gangs in Las Vegas over the year
- Natural History: Focused on famous events and people from around the world
- Mormon State History: Explores the beginning of Mormon life in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Zoo is located roughly 15 minutes away from the main strip and it houses over 150 species of animals including an African lion, chimpanzee, emu, and parrots. The non-profit organization is dedicated to education but in a fun way so that kids will learn and enjoy at the same time.
Golf is also a big business in Las Vegas, with over six courses that are open all year round. Some of the courses are also attached to luxury hotels providing spa amenities so if one-half of the couple has no interest in the sport, they can still tag along.
Fishing fanatics will enjoy spending their days angling at Floyd Lamb Park. Based at Tule Springs, the park has four lakes stocked with fish. It also covers 60 acres making it ideal for anyone who wants to get away from urban planning to explore wildlife and natural scenery.
Las Springs Reserves is a great location for a family day out because of its botanical gardens, event venues, historical photo gallery, and walking trails. Very often throughout the year, there are also numerous exhibitions focusing on a variety of subject matters relating to Las Vegas.
Often featured in many box office films, the Hoover Dam sits on the border of Nevada and Arizona. Tickets are available for purchase but if you want to get the full background history, be sure to book a guided tour.
If Las Vegas is a stop on a road trip, just five hours outside of it is the south entrance to the Grand Canyon. The amazing landscape view has to be seen at least once in a lifetime.
Hotels in Las Vegas are out of this world. Their construction is made with careful planning to ensure unique identities that do not mirror any other hotel in the world. One such hotel is the Venetian that is intended to inspire romantic images of Italian getaways. Another notable hotel in Las Vegas is the Bellagio. Therefore, if you are looking for a getaway that is simply focused on relaxing, Las Vegas is the place to do that.