Best of the Best in Las Vegas
Ranking some of the many attractions in Las Vegas is quite hard to do. But several sites have many different favorites. Here are just a few to keep you busy.
Best Non-Vegas Hotel: THE Hotel at Mandelay Bay.
Best Spa & Health Club: The Venetian and the Mirage
Best Luxury Resort: The Palms Resort
Best Pool: The Venetian, The Mirage, and Mandelay Bay
Best Architectural Hotel: Caesar’s Palace
Best for Conventioners: Las Vegas Hilton, The Venetian
Best Hotel for Families: MGM Grand, Circus Circus
Best Bathroom: The Venetian and THE Hotel at Mandelay Bay
Best Views: Stratosphere Tower (109th floor)
Best Rooms: Golden Nugget, MGM Grand, and The Venetian
Best Downtown Hotel: Main Street Station and The Golden Nugget
Best for 20-something age group and up: Hard Rock and The Palms Resort
Best place for the Indecisive crowd: Ritz-Carlton and Green Valley Ranch
Best Dining Experience: The Venetian and Bellagio
Take these as suggestions for your next trip and check the places out. You may find you like one more than the other and want to stay there. Go on the web and see what each hotel has to offer. See if they welcome children and pets. See if the themes are within your tastes. Call ahead to see if you can get any discounts on the rooms if you are going during the weekdays. The weekends will always be a little more expensive. Throughout scheduling the whole trip, please make sure you stay somewhere that you will be comfortable and don’t feel out of place in. This will lead to a great vacation experience and a more exciting time in Las Vegas. So take out all the stops and plan an excellent vacation that will make all your friends jealous.
Top Attractions in Las Vegas
There are many fabulous things to do besides gambling in Las Vegas. Whether it be a show or shopping, you can always find something to do if you look for it.
The hotels are the best attractions in Las Vegas. Hotel hopping can take the better part of a week to see them all. That is just a simple walk through from one side to the other. Plan on at least a day in your favorite ones just to see all the sites. But be forewarned, some that look small on the outside are huge when you get in the door.
Shark Reef at Mandelay Bay Hotel will take about one to hours to visit. Here you will see all kinds of sea life and reptiles. They have everything from crocodiles, pirahna, jellyfish, sharks and even some baby rays you can touch. They also have an underwater tunnel you can walk through to see the sharks and other fish swimming above you.
Star Trek: The Experience and Borg Invasion 4-D is definitely worth a visit if you are a hard core Trekker. You may even run into some Klingons, Borg, or an Andorian. They have a behind the scenes tour where you can see a bridge used in the television series “The Next Generation.” They also have you “beam” from a cargo bay onto the bridge. The tour also includes viewing of some of the paraphernalia, props and clothes used in the series.
The Stratosphere Thrill Rides are not for the faint of heart. They are located up on the 109th floor of the hotel. They have the High Roller, a roller coaster, The Big Shot, a free fall ride, and the X-Scream, which is a dangling teeter totter that suspends you off the side of the building.