- I was here: 2 days in February 2011.
- Recommended number of days: 2.
- My score: 4/5.
Before going to Las Vegas, many people used to ask me “why are you going? There are only casinos there”. When I returned, those same people continued saying “why have you gone? There are only casinos there”. Obviously, these people had not ever been in Las Vegas, nor their preconceived beliefs will allow them to go in the future, to that I answer “you’re missing it.” Because a city converted almost from nowhere specifically for leisure, can not be such a bad site.
In Las Vegas there is fun for all tastes and pockets. While it is true that it is not an ode to classic good taste and that to fully enjoy the city you will have to invest some dollars, this is one of the few places where you can have a room with two king size beds in a 5 star hotel for $ 50 per night or eat at the buffet of another 5 stars surrounded by flamingos for $ 14. Visiting the casinos themselves, even if you do not bet or drink, is free, and certainly worth seeing these architectural colossi; those Venetian canals may not fool us, but more than once we will ask ourselves if the authentic Eiffel Tower is this one or that in Paris. The exorbitant luxury of Caesar’s Palace and Cosmopolitan or the show of Bellagio fountains are also interesting attractions that we will not have to pay for. But if we are willing to pay, then our entertainment would have no end: casinos, hundreds of restaurants, shops, clubs and shows including several permanent and unique from Cirque du Soleil.
So as I always say since I came back, if you do not have fun in Las Vegas, you’re an extremely boring person, there’s no more.
WHAT TO DO
- ITINERARY: THE MAIN CASINOS
- WHEN TO GO
- ARRIVING BY LAND
- GETTING AROUND
- ACCOMMODATION AND RESTAURANTS
- DANGERS, PROBLEMS AND ANNOYANCES