The Bright Lights of Vegas

How to survive 2 weeks in Las Vegas.

The Bright Lights of Vegas

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by flowerpower2 on October 17, 2005

There is so much to see and so much to do. Most people visit Vegas as a stop off on a tour of California, but Las Vegas took us 2 weeks to fully discover its may sights and sounds.

On the doorstep were the natural and man-made delights of the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Red Rock Canyon, and Fire Canyon. All of them were grandiose in their own special way. The Grand Canyon we invested in a helicopter trip, which was worth the money, as the scenes from the air are tremendous, but take the time to stay for a while and soak up the magnitude of the place. The casinos are very much the other end of the special, man-made but equally inspirational, if only to view how much money changes hands in a very short space of time.

This is a trip not for the faint-hearted or judgemental. Just take it all in and wonder what will happen next. You will never see anything else like it in the world. But don't take the kids--this is an adults-only vacation. It was truly excellent, though--we took over 600 photographs. Thank God for digital cameras with large memory cards. If you want a longer journey, Area 51 is interesting, but go prepared with maps, fill up with petrol, and take water.

${QuickSuggestions} Forget early mornings on the Strip and use them for shopping or relaxing. Use the later afternoons and evenings to see shows. Get a good map, as the road system is very confusing and you can get lost, even on the Strip!. If you are brave, get a car, but beware, as I have never seen so many prangs in 1 day!${BestWay} The metro is a good way of getting up and down the Strip, and it is a very long way to walk from one casino to the next without even counting how big the places are when you get to them. Lots of the show are seated on a first-come-first-seated arrangement. Above all, plan, as the big shows get booked up weeks in advance.

The Cliffs at Peace Canyon

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by flowerpower2 on October 17, 2005

The accommodation was good. The apartment was well equipped and spacious, although there was not a very scenic view. The surrounding area is being developed and should provide good shopping and dining in the coming months. It was nice to get out of central Las Vegas for a change of pace, but be aware that it took 20 minutes drive to get into the centre from the resort. The pool was adequate but not substantial, and by September the evening breeze could be strong and somewhat chilly in the shade.
Cliffs at Peace Canyon
4550 S. Grand Canyon Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89147
(702) 248-3570

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