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Review: Las Vegas


Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Brash, OTT, but above all, FUN !

  • By SilverTraveller amelroy

    23 reviews


  • Sep 2011
  • Wife

153 people found this review helpful

We knew Las Vegas was full of cliches, garish, in-your-face, commercial in the extreme. But so what, it's also unique. And as we pass through life isn't that what most of us are looking for. By the time you've reached the silver stage, you've done beaches until you could qualify as a geologist., cathedrals and shrines have become almost, "you've-seen-one-you've-seen-em-all" and you've shopped till you dropped in malls all over the world.

Vegas is a visual feast, the architecture might be too extreme for some, but for us the hotels make the place. Few other venues on earth could afford so much glitz and glamour. And all of those billions of dollars that get poured into these "resorts" as the Americans like to call their Vegas hotels, make for one of the greatest free shows mankind (and man-made) can offer).

Stroll the strip, and allow a fair few hours, it isn't small, and I dare you not to be overwhelmed by the neon, the volcanoes, pirate ships and 1,000 foot high 'rollercoaster rides. Vegas pushes the boundries and what you get are roadside treats ALL of the family will thrill to. That's before you do the spectacular shows in the evening when you've hiked those feet into submission.

Vegas has one big drawback for us. After you've done it, everything else seems so much less. Can't wait to go back.

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  • DavidT
    about 5 years ago
    You can also avoid the glitz by simply making the most of the weather. Lazy days by the pool, followed by a decent meal, a few drinks and a show are all perfectly possible and a great way to put casinos out of your mind!
  • Kenbob
    over 8 years ago
    I have not been back to Vagas for many years. Like you I love to go back again and again.
  • DRSask
    almost 9 years ago
    If you want a bit of a break from the glitz of Vegas while you are there, you can also check out day trips to surrounding attractions. Boulder Dam is worth a visit, as are the Joshua Tree National Forest and the Grand Canyon. You can usually find a tour that will take in all three. After a day out of the neon lights, you might appreciate it all the more on your return.