Thursday, January 16, 2014

Loving Las Vegas

What's not to love about Las Vegas? Well, it all depends on your point of view, but these are the things we love about Vegas, especially the vintage side of the neon city:

*       Pretend you’re in Venice and window shop while on a gondola ride at The Venetian.
And no, he hasn't left the building . . . .

*         There’s FREE parking everywhere.

*         The Neon Museum has the vintage signs placed outdoors in sand.


*         Check out Vegas’s crazy past and the history of the Mob at The Mob Museum. The Mob Museum is in the heart of downtown Vegas, housed in the former federal courthouse - how ironic. Fact from fiction is exposed here and a light is shone on how the Mob came to be. This is fascinating stuff and begs at least a half day out of your sightseeing time.


*         All you-can-eat caviar from the Buffet at Bellagio.
*    You'll see a skyline that has every major architectural icon from cities all over - all together.

Look at the Venetian sky! And the ancient Roman mosaic . . .

*         Old school entertainment – Fremont Street – a free evening show run on the hour with overhead light canopy stretching the length of five football fields.
* The peanut butter & jelly martini at Town Square's Blue Martini.
* The Tropicana and Golden Gate Casino hotels (originals and retro). The Tropicana has had a major facelift and a coating of 21st century glamour) and the Golden Gate - Las Vegas' oldest hotel, has had a retro room spruce up and it's pretty cool. 

Golden Gate Casino hotel opened in 1920 - so it's the oldest building in Vegas. Vintage slot machine on display.
* On the Strip, you'll find exploding volcanoes, a mile-long casino, luxury spas, Venetian canals, mind-blowing nightclubs, a 'real size' pyramid and one of the world's largest hotels - The MGM Grand.
Take a camera with you - no-one at home will believe what you tell them!
Read all about Las Vegas in the current issue of Get Up & Go.

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