Such a world-famous city as Las Vegas needs no introduction – it’s in itself stunning and charming. Situated in the middle of a desert valley surrounded by mountains, this city in just 100 years has become the world capital of gambling and entertainment. About 38 million tourists visit Las Vegas annually, 120 casinos open their doors every day and marriages are registered there every hour.
If you are the traveler who wants to feel the spirit of the city, then the best idea is to book AVR van rental in Las Vegas and go to its most iconic places…
Las Vegas Welcoming Sign
At the beginning of almost any movie that takes place in Las Vegas, you’ll definitely see the famous sign – ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’. It was designed in 1959 by Betty Willis. Betty herself didn’t want to protect it with copyright and the sign has been actively used since then on postcards, magnets and other souvenirs. The sign is made in the American Googie style and in 2009 it was added to the register of national historical places.
Surprisingly, the distance from the sign to Las Vegas itself is more than 5 kilometers, so the attraction has its own parking for travelers. The sign has copies and, if you want to see the original, you should know in advance that it’s located in the southern part of the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Strip
This 7-kilometers-long street is the most recognizable city hallmark. Thus, it’s better to start acquaintance with the city right there, and the best time is in the evening or at night. Here the essence and soul of the Sin City is revealed.
The street is a long boulevard, on which the famous hotels are located. Only here you can see the Eiffel Tower, the glass Pyramid of Cheops, the Sphinx, the Triumphal Arch, the Brooklyn Bridge and many other copies of the world famous structures.
Most of them are part of hotels. For example, in the Paris Las Vegas hotel, tourists live in a replica building of the Paris de Ville hotel overlooking the most popular places of the French capital. This opportunity allows you to feel the European flavor without leaving the United States.
High Roller Ferris wheel
You can see the whole city from the height of 170 meters from the cabin of the High Roller Ferris wheel. The wheel is considered to be the largest in the world. Each cabin can accommodate up to 35 individuals, which is quite unusual for people who are used to riding in a small trolley. As for the price, you’ll be offered a stunning view of Las Vegas for just $30.
This is the second famous street in Las Vegas. It’s located in the city center and is the birthplace of gambling. After getting there, you will feel the spirit of excitement and understand the people who are passionate about poker. Bright lights, thousands of slot machines and tables for card games won’t leave anyone indifferent.
On the street you can meet a variety of people – from celebrities to homeless. People dress the way they like and the crowd looks enchanting. It’s better to come there at night, when the casinos open and thousands of dreamers rush into the local casino halls.
Anyone who has been or will be in Las Vegas should definitely see the pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx as presented by the designers of the hotel. A glass pyramid is about 100 meters high, and light beam shines at night from the top of it, so it’s visible even from the orbit of the Earth.
The accommodation price in the hotel is not cheap, but nobody will forbid walking around the territory and taking photos. Also, here you can go to the local casino with the area of 10,000 square meters, featuring 1,500 slot machines for gambling.
Red Rock Canyon
People who are tired of nightlife and want to relax in nature should go to the Red Rock Canyon. You can get there from Vegas in just 30 minutes and you will find yourself in a completely different world. The canyon itself is small but picturesque.
Red sand, a minimum of vegetation and gorgeous mountains create perfect wild scenery! If you’re lucky, you can meet representatives of the local fauna – sand foxes, lizards, and chameleons. The territory is carefully guarded by the authorities, entrance is paid. There’s a parking lot and a cafe.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
As you know, Las Vegas is the birthplace of luxury. Expensive cars, spectacular events and speed are waiting for visitors from different countries at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Those who want to get a driving experience can rent almost any racing car just for $200-300 – a special safe track and instructor are provided. The racing fans will like this place, but the rest can simply walk, watch and take pictures with such amazing cars like Ferrari and McLaren.