Whether it’s March to May or September to November, Las Vegas remains a top travel destination. Even the winter months see the major resort city welcoming an influx of visitors who wish to spend New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day in the City of Lights, and the sweltering summers are no different.
It’s tough to pinpoint a perfect time to visit Las Vegas, but there certainly are some destinations that you can’t miss during your stay. Whether you only have two days or one night to enjoy Sin City, keep these destinations on the top of your list to make your short visit worth it!
The Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge
Get the best of both worlds with omelettes and hash browns at the 24-hour diner at the front of the building, before heading to the back for the disco dance floor and the famous 64oz Scorpion Bowl — a drink big enough for six.
The 24 hour joint is packed with all sorts of people who look as if they’d just come to the set of an old-school Vegas movie. In fact, Peppermill is where the 1995 Scorsese crime drama Casino was filmed. For anyone looking to get a taste of old school Vegas, the Peppermill has trapped itself in 1976 and is a great way to start your trip.
The Wynn poker room
Just a short distance from the Peppermill is The Wynn. Video poker games and slot machines abound in the city, but do note that if you really want a proper Las Vegas gaming experience, you’ll need to go to a premier casino.
Look no further than The Wynn poker room, considered one of the best poker rooms in Las Vegas, if not, the most beautiful. Stylish and luxurious, the spacious grounds occupy 8,600 square feet with 65” high-definition televisions spread around the room to stream live sporting events.
Try your hand in their competitive low and mid-stakes cash-games and order table-side delivery of Western and Asian choices. Even non-poker enthusiasts can enjoy the modern and chic environment, complete with award winning cuisine. Great games and good food are a combination hard to beat.
The fountains of Bellagio
You cannot go home without watching the iconic fountain show at The Bellagio. Spanning across more than 1,000 feet, the show includes music, lights and water streams that shoot as high as 460 feet into the air in elegant precision to choreographies like “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley, or “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra.
The best part? The Bellagio fountain show is absolutely free and accessible to every Las Vegas visitor passing by. Taking place every 30 minutes from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PST, guests of the Bellagio can catch a quick show before heading back inside to engage in some high-stakes poker at their famous Legends Room, or watch “O”, the original water show from Cirque du Soleil, only at the Bellagio.
Take a break from the flashing lights and visit the Great Depression-era landmark that dammed the Colorado River to create Lake Mead. There are many family, couple, and even solo activities that can be done in the area: from hiking the Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail to spotting some wildlife at the nearby Hemenway Park.
Those with a little extra cash can take the aerial sights to another level by availing a helicopter tour. Otherwise, there is no cost to see the Hoover Dam save for the additional tour or parking fee.
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