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High Roller or Kid In A Stroller - Las Vegas Has It All
by Elizabeth Ann Wares
Las Vegas is much more than jangling one arm bandits, and noisy casinos. Seriously, there is so much more to do than gamble and eat from mile-long buffet tables. Las Vegas is home to the some of the finest nightlife, shopping,attractions, and golf courses in the world.
Your entertainment options are unlimited in this city known as "America's Playground". There are thrilling rollercoasters, dolphin and magic shows, and street shows such asTreasure Island's life-like pirate battle. You can even tour Egypt in a simulated ride. There are places to bowl, enjoy a leisurely spa, shop 'til you drop, and even get married. The possibilities are almost overwhelming, so make sure to plan,or have some sort of idea what you would like to see and do while you are there.
You will definitely want to put a trip to Fremont Street on your itinerary. Fremont Street is located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas and is a short stroll from many hotels or you can ride the public transportation which is extremely clean and passenger friendly. Look overhead as you walk the 4 block long Fremont Street Experience and you will be awed by the over 2.1 million lights and the state-of-the-artsound system in the canopy constructed 90 feet over streetlevel.
If you are vacationing and wanting to spoil yourself, thenyou have come to the perfect place. Many of the spas offer fitness centers. In addition you can treat yourself to facials, massages, body wraps, saunas, heated whirlpools,steam rooms and other treatments, including tanning.
Don't dare miss the fountains at Bellagio. It is one ofthe most spectacular and memorable sights in Las Vegas or maybe even the world! You will be mesmerized as the water takes on a life all it's own and dances in perfect synchronization to broadway favorites and opera and everything thing else in between. Best of all this show is also free.
While you are at Bellagio, make time to tour their gardens.You will feel yourself relax, as you enter this tranquil oasis. With over 85,000 square foot of space the conservatory has 1,200 exotic plants and flowers such as orchids and lilies. Every month, the fragrant displays are changed to keep the scenery fresh.
On May 15, 2005, Las Vegas will be celebrating its 100th Birthday! It's an historic event that has something to offer everyone. The Centennial Celebration Committee has promised to commemorate the 100th birthday by hosting a birthday party that's bigger and brighter than the neonlights on the Las Vegas Strip! The party actually started on December 31, 2004 and will last for more than a year.
With all the resorts competing for your business, you will be able to find cheap or at least heavy discounts on rooms and meals. Seniors and students can find special airfare and accomodations to suit their budgets. Las Vegas is resort whereby you can spend as much or as little as you want and have a great experience.
Daytime or nightime, Las Vegas is a wonderful place to bring the whole family to vacation or just get away with someone special. And with the BIG Centennnial planned, what better time than the present?
About the Author: Elizabeth Ann Wares is an avid traveler and shares travel and vacation tips.