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Las Vegas - Nevada
What to do if you have little time : the Strip (main street in Las Vegas).
Las Vegas is the capitale city of gambling and of all excesses ! When you visit the city, we always have the impression of being in a giant amusement park and at the same time on a construction site ! Indeed, in Las Vegas, new buildings are conctantly being built, most of them are Casinos Hotels pushing forward the limits : rooms and slot machines by thousands, dozens of floors, free incredible shows... You'll go from hotels reminding Paris, New York, Venice, pyramids, castles...
Las Vegas is also a megalopolis built in the middle of the desert. It is very hot in summer. During the day, temperature exceeds 104° and at night it does not drop below 95°. There is a huge contrast with the temperatures inside casinos. Be careful, therefore, to the strong temperature differencies when you go out of the casinos.
From our point of view, Las Vegas is not a very attractive city, but it's very well located to explore the southwest at the crossing of California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. It is therefore, most of the time our point of arrival in the United States.
How much time spending on visiting Las Vegas ? It's hard to say. If, like us, you love wild open spaces and a relative solitude, then a few hours are enough (preferably in the evening). But if you like to party, play, go shopping, see shows, then count several days.
What to see in Las Vegas ?
Las Vegas is a city to visit by walking, if temperature is not a problm to you. In itself, the city is a show, whose "the Strip" is the main street. This street is bordered with hotels, casinon. To attract the customer, these casinos offer some free shows in the evening. Those which have particularly caugh our attention are the following :
We have tested :
The following hotel are a bit more luxurious and located on the Strip. Indicating a price is at random, as they can vary depending on the day of the week but also according the hour of the day. However, you should expect prices between 100 and 200 $ for 4 persons.
There are of course many other hotels in Vegas and it is built constantly. We wanted to try the Caesars Palace, the Bellagio and the Mirage, but their rates are very dissuasive (about $ 250).
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