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Viva Las Vegas

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A July 2004 trip to Las Vegas by gatorgirl1977

Vegas at Night Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: Vegas, the lights, the shows, the action...the Valley of Fire? A look at my week long excursion in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.

Viva Las Vegas

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Vegas at Night Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, home to numerous casinos, shows, and restaurants. Vegas is a city made up of models of other cities and countries like Paris, Venice, Egypt, etc. On a whim my best friend and I decided to have a girl's vacation and head off to Sin City. We hopped our plane from Orlando and headed for the City of Neon Lights.We arrived in Las Vegas and started our tour de force of the city. Some of the highlights of our trip were the MGM Spa, Freemont Street, the M&M store, the Star Trek Experience, and the Valley of Fire.Of all the sites we saw, the Valley of Fire State Park is not to be missed. It is approximately an hour outside of Vegas and most of the hotels/casinos have dire...Read More

Le Cirque

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On my last night in Vegas, my best friend and I wanted to do a truly extravagant night. We had tickets for "O" the Cirque de Solei show at the Bellagio. So to continue our theme of decadence we decided to go to Le Cirque.Le Cirque is also located at the Bellagio. When you walk in you are greeted with a room that looks like a pastel, soft circus tent. The plates had tiny juggling monkeys. I know that it sounds a little over the top, but the way the colors went together it was absolutely beautiful. My friend and I had called ahead and had reservations. I am really glad we did. Le Cirque claims that reservations are recommended, but they appeared to be pretty busy that night. Also...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Le Cirque
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 693-8100

Star Trek: The Experience

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Attraction | "The Star Trek Experience"

Star Trek: The Experience Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Being a fan more of Star Wars than Star Trek, I inwardly groaned when my friend dragged me to see the Star Trek Experience. However, I was surprised that even a non-Trekie like me could find some interesting things to view.The Star Trek Experience is located at The Las Vegas Hilton. It costs about $30 with a AAA discount and involves 2 rides/simulations. One of the simulations involves the Klingons and the other involves the Borg. Both of the rides had merrit and were a fun distraction. It was also a great way to cool off after touring the Strip.My favorite part of this activity was the collection of costumes and models on display. There was a gigantic Enterprise, and memorabilia from every ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Star Trek: The Experience
Las Vegas Hilton 3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(888) 462-6535

Fremont Street Experience

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Attraction | "The Fremont Street Experience "

Fremont Street Experience Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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One of the coolest attractions in Vegas is located on the Old Strip. It's called the Fremont Street Experience. This experience is absolutely free and was really worth the time to go and see it. The Fremont Experience occurs after dark under a huge canopy made of LCD lights. Each hour a different light show begins with music and graphics. The night I went to see it, it was a light show about aliens. Check out my photos below. The website http://www.vegasexperience.com offers a listing of what shows will be playing at what times. We just took a chance and went down there and the show was really neat. It takes place near Binion's Horseshoe Casino and there are tons of other things to view on...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Fremont Street Experience
Westernmost 5 Blocks Of Fremont
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 678 5777

"O" by Cirque Du Soleil

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Attraction | "O"

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For our final night in Vegas, my best friend and I desperately wanted to see "O". This show is a Cirque Du Soleil production at the Bellagio Casino. Due to the reports that tickets were difficult to get, we ordered ours ahead of time from the website www.bellagiolasvegas.com. The tickets had three price ranges: $99, $125, and $150. We selected tickets in the $125 section. As a side note, tickets for "O" go on sale only so far in advance and you may have to keep checking to secure tickets for the dates of your trip. Also, "O" is only performed Wednesdays through Sundays, with Mondays and Tuesdays being dark. When we entered the Bellagio we were overwh...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2006

"O" by Cirque Du Soleil
Bellagio Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(888) 987-3456

The Valley of Fire

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How 'bout them rocks Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Valley of Fire State Park is one of the most beautiful sites that I have ever visited. With its gorgeous red rock structures naturally eroded by winds and brilliant blue skies, it was unreal. There is even a natural arch here along with beehive-like structures. It is like visiting somewhere out of a dream or from another planet. There are numerous trails and hiking opportunities here. The Valley of Fire is located in the Mojave Desert. I can not stress how absolutely breathtaking this place was. With admission to the park being under $10, it was a great way to spend a day. The Valley of Fire is located about an hour outside of Las Vegas. To get there take I-15 northeast, then take Ne...Read More

The Hoover Dam

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A view of the Colorado River Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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On one of the day trips out of Vegas, my friend and I decided to visit the Hoover Dam. I think it had to be the hottest day ever known to man. The reports on the radio stated it was about 113 degrees. As we drove we saw breathtaking views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River. We pulled off several times to take photos of these bodies of water. When we arrived at the dam we found a massive parking garage structure. There was a charge for parking, but it was under $10. This made parking no problem at all. The Hoover Dam also offers a tour; however, my friend and I didn't take it. If I were to do the experience again, I would definitely take the tour. After leaving the car, we walked on part of...Read More

MGM Spa

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To those who have never had a massage, run do not walk to your closest spa. Before I went to Vegas I had never had a massage. Sure, I had had numerous pedicures/manicures, but let me tell you they couldn't touch the massage experience.First off, I'll confess that I was a little nervous. I had never had a massage and totally didn't know what to expect. However, the staff at the MGM Spa was so kind and walked me through the experience.When I arrived at the spa, I was struck by how peaceful and serene it was. It was decorated with lots of wood and stone accents. It felt light and airy, and completely removed from the rest of the world. The only word that I can use to describe it was tranquil....Read More

The Blue Man Group

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Weird, wild, and a little different...these all describe your thoughts watching the Blue Man Group. On my trip to Vegas my friend and I decided to try to get tickets to the Blue Man Group. We thought that we didn't stand a chance based on all the travel books that we had read but when we call, we managed to get excellent tickets for that very night. One of the Blue Men came and danced on the seat right in front of mine. He was close enough to reach out and touch me.Along with the tickets we were offered a package deal that included a meal at the Luxor's Steakhouse. We jumped at the chance since the meal and tickets were only slightly more expensive than stand alone tickets. We...Read More