Las Vegas, between casinos and amusement parks

Trip description

Surrounded by desert, Las Vegas is undoubtedly one of the greatest cities in the United States. In a week, you will have to make choices because there are many attractions. A good physical shape will be required to alternate daytime visits and evening outings. Here are some ways to take full advantage of this intense stay. Avoid summer to discover the city, the heat is almost unbearable.

Day 1 : Strip Centre

Arrival and installation. Visit of the craziest and very kitsch casinos: Venetian and Palazzo, Caesars (see the show Fall of Atlantis) with buffet at Bellagio, Paris, Flamingo. In the late afternoon, enjoy the outdoor attractions: The Bellagio fountains, Mirage volcano before visiting the Miracle Mile Shops of the Planet Hollywood and have a drink. Late night at Cleopatra's Barge (Caesars Palace).

Day 2 : Strip South

Continuation of the major casinos: New York-New York, Excalibur, Luxor. In the afternoon: Visit the Titanic exhibitions: The Artifact Exhibition and Body (Luxor). In the evening: show at MGM Grand and then have a drink at Hakkasan.

Day 3 : Strip North

Go to the Stratosphere to try the Big Shot and other attractions of the tower. Meal at the Top of the World (Stratosphere), with a 360° view. In the afternoon: visit of Circus Circus and {2}Adventuredome{/2}. In the evening: visit Wynn and Encore before having a drink at Tryst.

Day 4 : Downtown

Visit the Mob Museum. Join Fremont East District for a meal at Café Cortez. In the afternoon: Go to the Golden Nugget pool and try its glass slide (a tube) in the middle of the sharks. In the evening: watch the bright Show of Fremont Street Experience, even a concert organized under the immense light vault. Spend the evening at the Beauty Bar.

Day 5 : Arts District and Strip West

Visit to Arts District and Arts Factory. Meal at Bar + Bistro. In the afternoon: shopping at Gambler Store, visit of the Eroticism museum. In the evening: attend the Million Dollar Quartet (Harrah's) show and then have a cocktail at Mix (Delano).

Day 6 : Strip East

Go for a shooting session at The Gun Store. Mexican meal at Pink Taco (Hard Rock Hotel). Spend the afternoon at Rehab (the Hard Rock Hotel Pool Club) before attending a concert. Finish the evening at the Omnia (Caesars Palace).

Day 7 : Shopping and return

Enjoy your last day to shop, before taking your plane

© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette

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