Las Vegas

Vegas Is truly a city that never sleeps. The casinos are open all day, the partying never stops at night, and the lights are never off. It’s a totally different world, filled with unbelievable buildings, lights, and people that play in the casinos at 6 in the morning. If you have ever watched any movies that had scenes showing Vegas, then what you saw is exactly what happens. You don’t see people and beds on top of buildings like in the Hangover, but people do party hard. During the day the city is quiet and the people are recovering from the night before, but when nighttime comes, it’s a whole different story.

In the daytime, my family and I got to see the city in its clear form. The main street in Vegas is known as “ The Strip.” That is where most of the prestigious hotels are located with big casinos within them. What is interesting about Vegas is that they incorporate scenery that can be found in places like New York, Paris, Italy, Egypt, Greece, Monte Carlo and Rio. Each section is built in the style of the city it is representing. In the section of New York known as New York New York, there are structures like the Empire State building and the statue of Liberty. The shops inside the hotel are modelled after Greenwich Village. On the other hand, The Venetian hotel and casino is in the theme of Venice, Italy. Inside, there is a little river where people can ride the gondolas along side a person singing opera music just like in Venice. Other hotels like Caesar’s Palace and Bellagio are also modelled in an Italian theme. Caesar’s Palace is known for its famous Roman Empire style and “The Colosseum” that is found within. The Colosseum is used as a venue for shows and concerts since the day it was built in 2003. One other hotel I loved was Paris. Outside the hotel, you can see the replica of the Eiffel Tower while inside everything is in style of the streets in Paris. The architects tried to recreate the charm of the Paris streets. If you look at the architectural side of Vegas, it is truly amazing how each hotel looks like, in and out side.

                                           

                        

After our tour around all the hotels and the city streets, we visited the Stratosphere, which is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. At the very top there are 3 different rides. The ride we went on was the highest thrill ride in the world, known as the big shot. It’s located at the very top of the tower and it brings you up and down an elevation of 329 meters. The second ride is known as the X-Scream, which is a ride that falls over the building. The ride that was closed is the second highest thrill ride in the world that swings riders over the edge of the building while moving in a circular motion. It’s actually very scary! The view from the top of the Stratosphere is incredible because you can see all of Las Vegas as well as the mountains that surround it.

 

At night, all the lights are on and the partying begins. The city of Las Vegas is known as Sin City due to all the parties and gambling. Everything that is considered a sin can be found in Las Vegas. Gambling, for example, is one of the reasons why people come to Vegas in the first place. It is also the main income of the state of Nevada. If you aren’t a person that enjoys going out to clubs, nighttime Vegas also has many shows to offer. Almost every hotel hosts a show or concert. My family and I got to go to a show called, Le Rêve, which was phenomenal. The show was in the famous hotel, Wynn Las Vegas. The show is a mixture of aerobatics, synchronised swimming, dancing, theatre, live music, and the circus.

        At the start of the show

Las Vegas is one of those cities that you must visit not only because of the partying or gambling but also because of its unique look. Walking around the streets and looking at all of the beautiful buildings will overwhelm you. And remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

Love,

Anastasia

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