Viva Las Vegas !
Las Vegas is one of the craziest places in the world, maybe the craziest. Crazy people, party’s, shows, the whole atmosphere, the annoying sounds of the slotmachines constantly ringing in your head a soon as you enter a casino. I was 3 times in Vegas, the first 2 times in (2000 & 2003) I only spend there 1 day and night, in 2011 I stayed there for 5 days and had some more time to enjoy this place, to go out and party in the Palms.
Been to the Ghostbar,The Moon Penthouse nightclub and the Playboy club.
Club54 in the MGM is also a great place to go party hard 🙂
The Casino hotels I stayed in were :
- “Four Queens Casino Hotel” in the Downtown area
- Circus Circus (on The Strip)
- Hilton Hotel Casino at the Las Vegas Boulevard
- The Monte Carlo Resort & Casino (on the Las Vegas Strip)
I did visit all the old casino’s in the Downtown area and on the Strip, even the Palms and the Rio all-suites hotel and Casino which are both located off the Strip and way further than all the rest.
Downtown Las Vegas (the old Vegas) 2011 – I revisited the 4 Queens Hotel where I stayed in 2000
In Vegas you can do everything on foot, but it will cost you hours, although I did it cause I wanted to see every casino and I couldn’t feel my feet anymore afterwards.
Sometimes I took the monorail, There is more than one monorail in Vegas between the casino’s, like the one going from the Monte Carlo Hotel (where I stayed last time) to the Bellagio Hotel & Casino which is free and the monorail going from the Mandalay Bay to the Excalibur with a stop in the Luxor Hotel and Casino.
Bellagio with the dancing fountains
Inside the MGM casino
New York New York with the Rollercoaster and Statue of Liberty
New York New York Casino Hotel
The Las Vegas Strip with the Paris Hotel and Casino
Venice Hotel and Casino Resort, the nicest of all Casino’s
outside Venice Casino, you can take a gondola boat just like in Italy
Inside the Venice Hotel ceiling fresco’s just like in Italy 🙂
Inside Venice Las Vegas
Inside the Venice Hotel at night, the sky turns dark
Caesars Palace during a very hot day
View from the Ghostclub balcony @Palms over the Las Vegas Boulevard The Strip
Playboyclub at the Palms Casino
I enjoyed my stay in Vegas so much things you can do, you can gamble, go on a rollercoaster in the New York New York, see a show or concert, take a helicopter tour over the Strip at night, etc,…
During the day you can do some shopping all the big brands are present. I did some shopping, stayed at the hotel to swim, fitness, play some games at the casino (mostly on the slots) and made an excursion to the Hoover Dam which is only 48 km outside Vegas.
The Hoover dam was once the biggest dam in the world border between Nevada and Arizona in the black canyon of the Colorado river.
In 2000 and 2003 I visited the Glen Canyon Dam in Page northern Arizona also on the Colorado River. The Hoover dam is a little more impressive cause it’s bigger, but both places are worth a visit. If you visit Lake Powell you will have to cross Page anyway and will pass the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge from which you will have a great view on the Glen Canyon Dam.
Back to the Hoover Dam now, you can walk on the dam and look down to see how deep it is or from the building next to the bridge which has a nice viewpoint.
Sign inside the Hoover Dam
Generators inside the powerhouse of the Hoover Dam