(Las Vegas Outlets)Las Vegas is a city created by and for consumption, gambling, leisure, and relaxation, without a doubt, it is a city that at some point in our lives we should visit, it is unique, excessive and when you arrive for the first time, it can be up to overwhelming, but without a doubt, it leaves no one indifferent.
The length of stay in this city depends on the dedication that you want to give to its casinos, shows, and shopping, but beyond a week it can be exhausting. The orientation in this city is marked by the Strip (its original name is Las Vegas Boulevard ) whose distance is 4 kilometers.
Although the distance from one point to another in the city is reasonable, at times of the year like summer, it is practically impossible to walk around during the day, for this reason, the best way to get around the Strip is by bus (The Deuce walks the Strip), taxi or with a rented car (parking is practically free in almost all hotels).
The price of the hotels varies according to the season of the year, but even in summer, you can find rooms for € 50 at the Treasure Island or the Golden Nugget. All hotels have their casino and bars, in all of them you have to carry your ID to enter and have a drink. Mandatory stops that you should make unless you are staying at one of these hotels: The Venetian, Excalibur, Paris, New York, Luxor, Wynn, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, and MGM Grand.
The hotels that host the best free shows are the Bellagio with its fountains and lights, the Mirage Volcano, the Stratosphere Tower (the perfect place to get an incredible collection of photos of the city and ride on its attractions, the latter if you have vertigo, don’t even think about it) or the mermaids of Treasure Island. More and more hotels are putting on their shows in the street to attract tourists, their performances are repeated throughout the day. In Ticketmaster, it has a section dedicated to selling the tickets of the shows that some hotels have.
Shopping (Las Vegas Outlets)
Of course, there is the option of the commercial area that the casinos themselves have (some of the most spectacular are the Hotel Caesars Palace –Forum Shops, Hotel Venetian –Grand Canal Shoppes-, Hotel Bellagio –Via Bellagio- or the Hotel Wynn -Esplanade- ), in the main ones you will find exclusive stores of the best firms, for this either you have a healthy account or you have won something in the casino, a cheaper option is their outlets, the best are :
Las Vegas Premium Outlets (875 South Grand Central Parkway), is one of the best outlets in the city with more than 150 stores (clothing, accessories, optics and household items), it belongs to the Premium Outlets chain and the brands you can find ( 7 For All Mankind, A | X Armani Exchange, Adidas, Banana Republic Factory Store, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Burberry, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Ed Hardy, Gap or Polo Ralph Lauren ). You have the option of registering on their website to get the discount tickets that you must request at the reception of the outlet offices.
Its hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can take the 108 bus that leaves from the Stratosphere hotel, or take a taxi that will cost you less than $ 20.
Las Vegas Outlet Center (7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South) belonging to the Simon Malls group, is close to the south of the Strip, you can go by bus (The Deuce) or by taxi, the journey can cost between $ 15-20 maximum.
The hours are from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and in the case of Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The brands that you will be able to find: Adidas, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Guess, Kenneth Cole, Micheal Kors, Nike, Reebok, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, or True Religion.
Fashion Show Mall (it is north of the Strip, in front of the Wynn Hotel) is one of the largest malls in Las Vegas, you can find more than 200 stores, along with Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales.
It has a very wide schedule, from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can get there with The Deuce bus.
You cannot leave without visiting Fremont Street (it is about 8 kilometers northwest of the Strip), it is the old part of the city, its visit is more symbolic than for the quality of the casinos that you can find. From 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. it has a light and sound show ( Fremont Street Experience ), through the screen located in the vault that covers the street (it has more than 12 million light bulbs and 220 speakers). You can get there by taxi or The Deuce Bus (which runs along the Strip).
Out of the city
If you have the opportunity and time, you cannot miss visiting the Colorado Canyon (with a rental car or with scheduled helicopter trips), the Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead.
The distance from Las Vegas to the Colorado Canyon is 150 kilometers in a straight line, it takes approximately 4 hours, the cheapest option without a doubt is to rent a car, since within the park you can then travel important sections by car and go doing routes on foot, as well as trekking within the canyon itself.