Las Vegas, located in the deserts of Nevada, glows like a dazzling gem at night on getting illuminated with neon lights. What make it among the top most tourist spots are the long lasting memories that visitors take home.
Long ago, Nevada had a deer town named Las Vegas. It was during 1931 that it got its first gambling license. Since then Vegas has continued to attract herds of casinos and gamblers. Initial visitors were mostly post war gangsters and later developed as a preferred hangout of the Rat Pack of the mid 60s. Today, it presents a glitzy sight with massive hotels, amazing neon lights plus weird personalities.
You’ll find many distinguished hotels in Las Vegas. Traveling along the trip is like traveling over the globe. Hotel Caesars Palace takes you back to early Rome, while the Mirage makes you wonder at an erupting volcano. You may enjoy Champagne on reaching the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris or observe the Big Apple Skyline from hotel New York.
Right in the heart of this town a six kilometer long road lays the Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as ‘The Strip.” It gained popularity mushrooming casinos plus hotels mushrooming of the mid 1940s. One, appearing among the first was the Flamingo. Gangster by the name of Bugsy Siegel opened it during 1946 and it got so named due nickname of his girlfriend Flamingo. The strip has been featured in a number of Hollywood movies. Now, it is well known for many of its five star casino resorts, pools, day-spas and glamorous nightlife it offers.
Having had a grand opening during 1998, Bellagio is among the most celebrated resorts worldwide and draws huge crowds. Its designer drew inspiration from an Italian town named Bellagio located by the side of Lake Come. The ceiling of its lobby, which is too frequently photographed, has an art illustration, the “Fiori di Como”, from Dale Chihuly. It comprises of more than two thousand hand blown colored glass flowers. It is renowned for its huge lake and its incredible musical fountains that become functional at night. Ocean’s Eleven, a movie from 2001 had Bellagio in its background and made it a memorable sight for movie buffs.
Shark Reef of Mandalay Bay
Vegas makes everything possible for its visitors, offering them to experience many of the most dangerous and alien marine creature by going down deep waters.
The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino contains the Shark Reef Aquarium which is home to more than two thousand animals including an odd golden crocodile and land-dwellers such as Komodo dragon. Without traveling too far or getting your feet and legs wet, you can watch from close quarters endangered varieties of jellyfish, turtles, sharks and piranhas at the Las Vegas’ Casinos.