My Favorite Place: Las Vegas

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My Favorite Place: Las Vegas

In the past summer vacation, my friend and I planned a trip to visit the densely

populated city in Nevada, Las Vegas. We decided to visit there because both of us

desired to have an enjoyable holiday and wonderful memories before the summer

vacation is finished. Two weeks before the trip, we already prepared everything such as

booked airline tickets, reserved the hotel that we stayed and found out some researched

about the restaurants, entertainment, shopping and activities in Las Vegas. We realized

that the weather in Las Vegas is much hotter than San Francisco; however, we decided to

take pleasure under the bright sunshine. It took the plane not much time to finish its

flight between San Francisco and Las Vegas, just about an hour and a half. I choose Las

Vegas as my favorite place just because of the dazzling street which makes me to forget

all about going home.

We arrived McCarran International Airport at 7:30 on the morning. When I got

off the plane, I saw gambling already around us and I recognized I entered a gambling

world. After I left the airport terminal, I felt the heating power was flowing inside my

body; therefore, I took off my jacket immediately and let my skin absorbed the sun

shining directly. The first thing we needed to do after we left the airport terminal was

rented a car and drove around to take a look at the city. The weather was much hotter

than I expected; nevertheless, I still enjoyed the bright sunshine because that was the

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exactly weather I expected to see on July. The beautiful blue sky with no clouds made

me to stop the step to look up the sky and to listen the sound of the cicada. Even though

my friend and I sweated, we were still exciting about our trip.

Las Vegas contains lots of best places to visit such as shopping centers, Hoover

Dam and Downtown. The first place we went was Las Vegas Factory Outlet Center

because I wanted to look for some souvenirs for my family and friends. The outlet

Center offers a variety of popular bands at affordable prices. The home decoration, shoes,

clothes or sports… most the stuffs that I wanted to buy I could find them in the Outlet

Center. After we had some shopping, we also took a break and had something to eat in

the food court. The second place was Hoover Dam, which is named one of the Top 10

Construction Achievements of the 20 Century. It only took me to drive a short 30

minutes from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam. When I drove out to Hoover Dam, I saw the

scenery was amazing. Diving into Hoover Dam area, we had to pass through a security

checkpoint. The day we visited Hoover Dam was so crowded and it was very hard to

find a parking; for that reason, I parked at the parking lot where locates on the Nevada

side of the dam, but it cost me 7 bucks that was expensive for me. We took lots of

pictures of the dam and my friend also bought a postcard from a souvenir store; the

postcard was very interesting because it made by aluminum. Even though the amount of

the traffic made me unsatisfied, I think this is a worth trip. At night, we went back to

Las Vegas Downtown because the major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and

hotels and they are all in the Downtown. We entered into the Downtown, I saw the street

was disorderly crowded and the scene was dazzling. I could not keep walking because I

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had to stop to take some pictures. The hotels and the casinos turned on their lights to

make the street became sparkling. A large number of people came out and enjoyed their

nightlife. I believe that hanging out with friends, joining club activities, having dinner

and drinking alcohol are the activities people love to do at night in Las...
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