When you think of Las Vegas, there’s one word that always comes to mind: gambling. The casinos are intrinsic Vegas institutions and they are often the central location for a lot of Vegas vacations. But they don’t have to be.
Las Vegas is more than just a gambling city and you can have a great Vegas vacation without placing a single bet. There are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained, especially if you try to view your Vegas trip as a standard city visit.
Vegas’ Unique Architecture
Normally, when you visit a city the first thing you take in is the architecture, and Vegas is no different. Every time you stand on the Vegas strip, your jaw just drops. The city is filled with homages to the artistic and historic merits of landmark architectural cities like Paris and New York, and is an impressive sight to behold. Las Vegas looks like nowhere else in the world and it’s impossible not to enjoy a stroll down the strip, passing live lions, a fake Eiffel Tower and, of course, the Bellagio’s glorious fountain.
And it’s not just the external architecture that’s impressive. Vegas is full of inclusive hotels that contain their own shopping malls, chapels and food courts. In the case of New York, New York, they even have a rollercoaster.
The Vegas Buzz is Like No Other City
Enjoying a change in atmosphere is a big part of any city break; in Vegas, the city’s unique vibe is very dynamic. Vegas is all about variety. You could find yourself wandering down the strip, eating a crepe purchased from a recreated Parisian store, and drinking an iced Margarita on your way to a Gondola ride outside the Venetian.
The great thing about a Vegas city break is that each day can be a distinctly different city experience. As a mecca of global tourism, Vegas has grown to incorporate elements which appeal to cultures and tastes from around the world. There really is something for everyone.
And if you need a break from exploration, you can always take a few resort days. Hotels in Vegas provide huge outdoor pool areas where you can while away the hours or sleep off a night of excess. These are often more than just pools; Treasure Island, for example, offers a 25-person hot tub and private cabanas for that tropical resort feel.
A visit to Vegas doesn’t have to be about casinos or gambling. It provides it’s own opportunities for a unique city break. In fact, in Vegas, you can have whatever vacation you like.