Monday, September 11, 2006, 06:04 PM - NevadaLas Vegas shows, entertainment and family fun
Las Vegas,or as it's otherwise known "Sin City," is well known as the casino town and it is the city's main attraction. However, more and more tourists are seeing Las Vegas as more than just a gambling town and the non-gaming revenue for Las Vegas and other casino towns are growing. Casinos invest much of their resources in hospitality - hotel amenities, exciting shows, animal exhibits, extravagant dining, pools, amusement parks and more and many of these things are becoming the main attractions.Not everybody is a gambler and a trip to Vegas offers much more. There are plenty things to do in Las Vegas that doesn't involve dropping quarters in slots, throwing dice or doubling down.
Best Las Vegas shows
First of all, casinos are just as famous for their entertainment and high-class shows as they are for their gambling. From the standard chorus girls with feathers and fringe dancing around to magic shows, acrobatics and adult shows - Las Vegas has a wide variety. Here are some of the best Las Vegas shows to see. For amazing acrobatics, see Cirque Du Soleil at the MGM Grandor the "O" Cirque du Soleil show at the Bellagio.For music, see Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace or Barry Manilow at the Las Vegas Hilton. There's "Bite" at the Stratosphere for adult entertainment, Penn & Teller at the Rio Las Vegas for laughs and Lance Burton Master Magician at the Monte Carlo Las Vegas for kid-friendly magic shows. From adults to children and men to women, there is a show for everyone in Las Vegas.
Casinos in Las Vegas attract some of the culinary world's top chefs and the city offers a wide variety of fine-dining options. For tourists who don't live in large cities, Las Vegas offers up a chance to try delicious dishes and exotic cuisines at reasonable prices. And of course, who could forget the famous Las Vegas buffets - just be careful not to eat too much.
Many families with children vacation to Las Vegas and the city has plenty to offer for kid fun. First of all, there is the hotel pools and poolside food and beverage service. Kids can play for hours in the pool and adults can sit poolside chatting, drinking and eating. For adult and kid fun, visit the roller coasters at New York - New York, the Stratosphere Tower and Casino and the Adventuredome, a 5.5-acre indoor amusement park at Circus Circus Casino. Casinos also have extensive arcades and midway games for additional entertainment. There also are animal shows, zoos and aquariums on and off the Strip like the Lion Habit at at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino or the Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
From casino shops and small shopping galleries to mini malls, there is tons of shopping to do, even if it is just window shopping. Consider the Forum Shops or Appain Way Shops at Caesar's Palace, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, and the Via Bellagio at the Bellagio for casino-close shopping. For designer clothing, visit the Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, for the mall atmosphere visit Boulevard Mall, which is just minutes from the Strip and last for specialty shops and tantalizing restaurants go to the Desert Passage.
Outdoor fun (golf courses)
Need to get out of the always dark and flashy casinos? Las Vegas offers wonderful outdoor activities from great golf courses to balloon riding, horseback riding and hiking. Areas like the Red Rock National Conservation Area and the Grand Canyon National Park are not too far of a drive away. Of course, if you don't want to wander too far from the Strip, casinos do have outdoor spectacles like the volcano at the Mirage Casino, the fountains at the Bellagioand the pirate battle at Treasure Island.
You're on vacation, treat yourself! Head to the newly built Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa for relaxation - it's only 10 miles from the Strip. Try other spas like the Artisan Hotel and Spa, The Westin Casuarina Hotel, Casino and Spa, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa and The Platinum Hotel and Spa, to name a few. After all the shopping, show seeing, gambling, golfing and roller coaster and amusement park fun; you'll need some time to relax.
By: Jillian Scheeler
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