#WhenInVegas: Destinations And Activities In The Sin City--Minus The Sin
Right of the bat, the first thing anyone thinks about Las Vegas is the booze, the women, and the never-ending "ding!" of the slot machines. But if you're not a fan of these sinful delights, there is no reason to skip the luxury and glamor that Vegas has to offer. Vegas is filled to the brim with hypnotic dancing lights, premium entertainment, and resort hotels offering a top-class vacation worthy of royalty.
There is no reason not to experience the Vegas charm that only the city has to offer. Here's a quick rundown of where you should go and stay when your headed to the real happiest place on Earth.
Where to stay
Majestic and luxurious hotel resorts line the Las Vegas Strip and you can easily get swallowed up by the hotels vying for attention. When you want a more peaceful stay in Vegas sans the smoky casino dens, opt for these family-friends but five-star guaranteed accommodations.
Style and serenity is the core of the Mandarin Oriental, a non-gaming, smoke-free choice for travelers. The rooms and suites offer a breathtaking view of the cityscape, and the food is remarkable at the Twist by celebrity chef Pierre Gagnaire. And if you're looking for something to rejuvenate your body, relax and unwid with a variety of spa and wellness treatments at The Spa.
Four Seasons Hotel
Stepping into the Four Seasons is a bit of a breather from the skyscrapers and buildings that crowd Las Vegas. The hotel is enveloped in towering trees and beautiful flora, and boasts an exquisite garden and concierge-serviced pool. Relaxation is also taken to the next level with their award-winning spa and fitness center.
We're talking family friendly entertainment but still with all the grandeur and glamor of Las Vegas. Las Vegas is home to year-round concerts, theatre performances, magic and illusionist shows, and comedy bars, with same-day tickets all available at Tix4Tonight.com.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Another tourist favorite in Vegas is the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, home to an astounding showcase of flowers, plants, water features, and themed set-ups. What's even better is that entrance is free and the 14,000-sqm venue is open 24 hours! It's always a different experience dropping by at the Botanical Gardens since the set-up is always changing, depending on the season.
And while you're at the Bellagio, why not stop by the Fountains at Bellagio, a perfectly choreographed sequence of 1,000 fountains shooting water up into the air. It's a total water, lights, and sounds treat.
Neon Museum and Boneyard
For more entertainment choices, check out the huge Fremont Street experience, offering a pedestrian mall, Zipline, survival rooms, concert venues, food, games, and more. Don't forget to check out the Neon Museum as well, featuring the Neon Boneyard collection that houses hundreds of historic signs from the old Vegas--from Lady Luck and O'Shea's to the old Palms Casino Resort and New-New York. It's perfect for photo ops, too!
Complete your sin-free experience at Las Vegas with a tour of the famous Hoover Dam, an arch-gravity dam that stands in the Black Canyon, bordering Nevada and Arizona. Take a guided tour around one of the top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th century and marvel at the technological advancement and grandeur of the dam.