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Top 10 Amazing Reasons to Visit Las Vegas

Here’s our take on the Top 10 Reasons To Visit Las Vegas and of course this is just the opinion of There are actually hundreds of reason to come visit this amazing place!

1.  The Strip

Nowhere are the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas, or its ambivalence, so apparent as along the Strip. This 6-km long thoroughfare (actually a section of Las Vegas Boulevard) is the entertainment capital of the world and home to many of the largest hotels and casinos on the planet. The extravaganza of both its adult entertainment and family favourites makes Las Vegas a city of superlatives. The Strip is a master of reinvention, selling itself on seemingly contradictory values: hedonism one decade, family fun the next.

2. The Hoover Dam

Before the construction of the Hoover Dam early last century, the mighty Colorado River frequently flooded countless acres of farmland in southern California and Mexico. A series of studies into how to tame the rampaging river led in 1928 to the Boulder Canyon Project Act and the subsequent construction of the dam. This colossus of concrete – a triumph of engineering – not only provides flood control and generates electricity, but is also a huge tourist attraction, with nearly a million visitors a year.

3.  Glitter Gulch

During the 1980s and early 1990s, as the strip became ever more glamorous, the downtown area – including the stretch along Fremont Street known as Glitter Gulch – went further and further into decline. City fathers and casino owners alike agreed that something had to be done to reverse the process and took action to see that it was. The resulting efforts have revitalized the area. Development is ongoing, with the opening of new restaurants and cocktail bars offering a greater range of entertainment for visitors.

4. Bellagio

The Best Ways to Travel Around Town While You’re in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Transportation

Cabs, double-decked buses, motor scooters, rental cars and the Las Vegas monorail. Heck, you might even flag down a rickshaw … well, maybe not a rickshaw. But all you need to know, geographically, is this: Everything radiates from the Strip.

Uber/Lyft – Ride Sharing
This is the easiest and fastest way to get around town.

Airport Shuttle
The most economical way to get to your hotel.  Shuttles can cost less than $10 for Strip/Downtown.  Check with your hotel for schedules.

Car Rentals
The average price for an economy car in Vegas is around $25 to $30 per day, but the sky’s the limit if you want a little more extravagant.

Limousine Services
See Las Vegas in style for as low as $35 an hour. Options and pricing vary depending on the vehicle and services.

Free parking is abundant. Virtually every major hotel offers free valet parking (don’t forget to tip!)

Public Transportation – (Regional Transportation Commission – RTC)
Fares vary by time and location –  $6/2 hours on the Strip; off-Strip $3/2 hours. and only $2 for one way trips. Buses on the Strip run 24/7.

RTC Bike Sharing Downtown Las Vegas
Bike sharing to use for all short trips around the downtown area. Please click here for more information.

Taxi fares begin with an initial charge, then a per mile charge there after; See taxi sign on back of headrest for details. Most taxis now accept cash and credit card payments.

The Las Vegas Monorail
The Monorail travels from Sahara Ave to the MGM Grand 7 days per week from 7 a.m. – 12 a.m; Monday, Tuesday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. – 3 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Visit website for location stops and ticket prices.

Transportation Network Companies
Riding hailing through apps is available from various transportation network companies. Uber and Lyft are the most popular apps serving the area. A download and registration through the company’s app on a smart phone is needed to use this form of transportation. Be sure to check with airport or resort on designated pick-up and drop-off locations.

Vegas on Foot
You will still cover a lot of the city on foot.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water, especially during summer months.