Back in 2005 my friends and I visited Vegas for the first time. It was quite the experience.
On our first day, we visited the Hoover Dam which was very impressive. If you are ever in Vegas, take the time to visit the dam as you will not regret it. You will need to rent a car or you can book a tour through a tour agency. We opted to rent a car so we could stop at different areas around Vegas and the Hoover Dam.
We also visited downtown Las Vegas at the famous Fremont Street. This is the old section of Vegas with a lot of older casinos and hotels. They have a covered walkway that is a huge digital screen. Every few minutes the screen displays a show and is not to be missed. Fremont Street is just a short drive away from the Vegas Strip and cabs are cheap.
On the Vegas Strip, there are numerous hotels and casinos to stay at or visit. Our hotel, The Flamingo, was pretty much in the middle of the strip and made access to other hotels and casinos easy to get to. Some hotels and casinos are further away and you would need to take a cab or the tram. The tram is elevated and free.
One attraction further away was the Stratosphere Hotel. It is the tallest tower in Vegas and from the top you can pretty much see all of Vegas. If you go to the Stratosphere, make sure you stay for nightfall to see Vegas lit at night.
Other than gambling, each hotel has it’s own attractions. Some have plays, circuses, zoos and aquariums. If you plan a trip to Vegas, try to plan ahead as there is so much to see and do or you can just go and do things spur of the moment. If doing spur of the moment, you might not see everything you want but sometimes spur of the moment will take you places you didn’t plan on and sometimes is better that way.
Some of the hotels shown are:
The Paris Hotel and Casino
New York New York
On to the photos. Not in any specific order.