I was in Las Vegas for a few days attending a travel conference. Though tied up with the conference, I tried take in this lively city as much as I could. I will say this… I will definitely be back. To me, Vegas is a city that never sleeps. It stays busy round the clock. I arrived pretty early to get a little sightseeing and was amazed at how people where still hustling and bustling along the strip like it never took a pause to rest its eyes.
Best Time To Go:
Though this city stays busy year round, it is worth noting that the best time to go is during the Spring and Fall months, especially if you want to explore the outdoors. Lower prices tend to be more during the week, than the higher prices on the weekends and major holidays.
Getting There to Vegas:
McCarran International Airport
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Just a short distance from the southern end of the Strip, McCarran’s airport code is LAS. Most major domestic and international airlines fly into Las Vegas. It is worth noting that whether you are arriving or waiting for your plane, slot machines are sprinkled through out the terminal. I guess they wanted to give you every opportunity to try your luck. Viva Las Vegas!
Located in the desert, Las Vegas tends to have wacky weather. It ranges from really hot to breezy and cold. In the summer months, it can get as high as the triple digits or as low as 30° F at night. During my visit, it was cool and breezy, pleasant for walking the Strip. If traveling in the month of March, it is wise to pack a light jacket. Be sure to check the weather prior to coming, to ensure the correct clothing is packed.
Where to stay:
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV
I stayed in the Paris Casino and Hotel. I have never to Paris, but it’s any indication of the detail placed in this Casino, I have an idea. The Casino boasted a replica of the Eiffel Tower that you could go up to the top floor and see awesome views of the Strip and surrounding areas. Read my review of the Paris Las Vegas Casino and Hotel.
What to Do in Las Vegas:
After getting settled, I decided to check out the Strip. This in itself was interesting. I loved the fact that each Casino and Hotel had its own vibe, nothing like the hotel to its left or right. Careful detail is placed in each theme. During this trip I only had time to explore some of the Strip. As stated, I will be back.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The Wildlife Habitat @ the Flamingo
3555 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV
3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Ste. 2001
Las Vegas, NV
Cost: See website
Gondola Ride at the Venetian
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV
Cost: Shared Gondola (4 pp max) $29.00
Private Gondola (2 pp max) $116.00
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV
Cost: Free….to window shop
I only had such a short time in this beautiful, vibrant city. It is definitely on my list to return here and explore more. What is your favorite thing to do on the Strip? Let me know in the comments.