Seven miles. That’s the distance between the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas. It’s not a far distance and a quick taxi ride, but most visitors are too busy gambling to leave the Strip. We’re not gamblers, so it was a no-brainer for us to spend the morning tasting the city’s eclectic food offerings on a Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour.
Sure, Las Vegas hotels are home to lavish gyms and fitness centers, but there’s a challenging and cheeky workout option that’s a lot more fun than an hour on the treadmill: Stripper 101 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
I like to consider myself a Las Vegas veteran, but having never explored the hyped downtown core, I jumped at the opportunity to take a Pop Culture Walking Tour of Fremont Street. I had high hopes of perusing a new neighborhood and picking up the odd historical tidbit, but my expectations were exceeded and then some.
After four trips to Vegas, I thought I’d seen it all — that is, until the High Roller at The LINQ took me to new heights. When my friends and I were looking for a way to pass the time between our afternoon pool session and the much-anticipated Britney Spears concert, we figured what could be better than sipping drinks while soaking up the Las Vegas skyline?
As a travel writer I get to do some pretty unique things. I never thought hunting for aliens would be one of them, until I took the Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas.
Why not spend an afternoon cruising around Las Vegas in a pink Cadillac with Elvis Presley? My sister and I were delighted to take a break from exploring the Strip by foot to ride around the city in style. Even if you’re not the biggest Elvis fan, it’s an unforgettable adventure–and not just because his tunes will ring in your ears for days to come!
When some people visit Las Vegas, they set up shop on the famous four-mile Strip and call it good. A few others make their way downtown. This is all fine and dandy, but if you’ve visited Las Vegas before and want to change things up a bit — or if you prefer to get off the tourist trail from the get go — here are a few things that may better suit your wanderlust.
A Las Vegas vacation isn’t complete without a drink in hand – and we’re not just talking about walking around with a can of Bud Light. The city is teeming with award-winning sommeliers, cicerones and mixologists who excel in all things alcohol-related.
Gone are the days when the place to eat in Las Vegas was a surf-in-turf buffet dinner. At one time, visitors flocked to the buffet because that’s just wherever everyone ate, but dining in Las Vegas has changed drastically in the last few years. With an increasing number of celebrity chef-affiliated restaurants and food festivals, the expectations for high-quality dining are the norm now. That also means that the quality of buffets has increased – as has the price. The takeaway? Get the most for your money – and enjoy your Las Vegas buffet experience – with these tips on your trip.