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Should you Go to a Casino on your Vegas Trip?

Las Vegas is famous for offering luxurious casino-resorts and a lively nightlife, but it offers a lot more than the gambling and partying that has given it the reputation and name of Sin City.

Here we look at some of the most popular itinerary ideas for your Vegas trip as there is so much to do. Just seeing the hotels will take days. Then there are shows, places to eat, great bars and more, so you will never be bored.

Downtown Las Vegas

Just off the Vegas strip, and in the heart of downtown Las Vegas is Fremont Street, also known as Glitter Gulch. This is a pedestrianised area where you can find free live concerts, movies and other entertainment, including the Slotzilla zipline that starts on the world’s tallest slot machine (12 stories high) and a light show. There is also an open-air shopping centre with great retail stores and restaurants.

Las Vegas Strip

The almost 4.5-mile famous Las Vegas Strip has to be explored. Here you can drop into the hotels and casino resorts that attract millions of visitors of all ages each year. This is the perfect opportunity to people watch those playing the casino tables whilst enjoying the sights, sounds and ambience that is such a draw to Vegas for so many.

You do not need to gamble here if your trip is short or your itinerary full. There are online blackjack casinos to play one of the most popular, fasted paced casino table games in the world. Blackjack is simple to learn and online casinos offer demo sites where you can gain experience and hone your strategy to become a real money blackjack expert without losing any money.

The Grand Canyon

Away from the bright lights of Las Vegas are some famous natural landmarks in the US. The Grand Canyon’s popular South Rim is five hours away from Las Vegas by bus. This is the most popular choice of location for first-time visitors. You can also drive to the Grand Canyon West region in three hours, which is owned and operated by the Hualapai Indians and offers the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Other options include Red Rock Canyon, just 17 miles from the Strip or head to Death Valley or the Valley of Fire which is just 50 miles from the strip and is where you can see Native American petroglyphs and the famous Atlatl Rock amongst some stunning scenery.

Museum tours

Las Vegas Mob Museum

The Las Vegas Mob Museum shares the unique history of organised crime from the perspectives of both the mobsters and justice departments through the use of interactive exhibits, films and artefacts.

Atomic Testing Museum

In Vegas, you can learn all about the US nuclear testing programme through an exploration of 70 years of nuclear testing, including a replica of the control point where the countdown for each nuclear bomb detonation occurred.

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