Mid Strip Hotels in Las Vegas
Mid strip hotels have a big shopping theme for the most part. There are a lot of shops in these hotels mentioned as well as other attractions.
The Bellagio has an eight acre lake in front that represents the Lake Como village that the hotel was named after. In this lake, about every hour, you can view some impressive water ballet and choreography. At night, it is lit up and put to music for an even better show. The shops in the Via Bellagio offer the current trends and clothiers such as Prada, Gucci, and Armani.
Caesar’s Palace which is right across the street from the Bellagio has a Roman decor and some of the staff wear gladiator outfits. The 4,000 seat Coliseum was built just for Celine Dion who performs two hundred shows each year. The Forum Shops cover three floors at one end of Caesar’s and they have something for every taste and interest.
The Venetian Hotel is elegance and sophistication. The rooms are done in Italian marble and have glass showers and deep tubs. The second floor houses the Grand Canal Shoppes and these are laid against a beautiful backdrop of sky and fluffy clouds to make you think you are outside. They also offer gondola rides though the hotel.
The Mirage Hotel is located right across the street from the Venetian. They also own the Treasure Island right next door. The first thing you will see when you ride the moving sidewalk to the entrance of the hotel is the tiger habitat. Siegfried and Roy house several of their white tigers in this enclosure. Their CRAVINGS restaurant has a breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet that encompasses every taste out there. Their shops are minimal as they have opened a rain forest exhibit full of palm trees and waterfalls. The one main attraction here is the volcano that is located out front. It goes off after sunset every 15 minutes and incorporates a colorful light show as well.
Places to Stay Outside of Las Vegas
Luxury resorts aside, you may want to stay somewhere far away from the noise and lights and glitter of the Las Vegas Strip itself. There are two resorts in Henderson which is about a thirty minute drive from the strip.
The Ritz-Carlton is located on the shores of Lake Las Vegas. The style is that of an Italian resort with its marble fixtures and lake views. They have a health club and a spa. You can sign up for all sorts of activities such as stargazing, desert and mountains hikes, tai chi, and fly fishing on the lake. They offer yoga classes and you can play golf on three different courses. Right next door to this fabulous resort is an Italian village with over forty shops and restaurants for your shopping and dining needs. If you are worried about how to get back and forth from this quiet setting, they do have shuttles that run back and forth to the strip until two in the morning.
The Green Valley Ranch Resort is about fifteen to twenty minutes from the strip. Kids and families are always welcome here. They have a multiscreen movie theater and the health club for exercising is free to use. The pool area is part lagoon and is in a weird geometric shape to support all the shallow places and the lounge area. In an adjoining building is the casino and gaming areas. They follow and old school theme and they have a variety of restaurants to dine in.
You will also find a variety of common hotels off the main road as well. They have Motel 6, Super 8, EconoLodge, and Budget Inn’s. They also have one place called Terrible’s. It is named for the owner who is nicknamed Terrible. The place is about ten minutes from the strip. It is not as expensive as some of the chain motels.