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by Elaine Sosa Labalme I visited Las Vegas for the first time only two months ago. Since then, I can't seem to stay away. And I don't even gamble! Well, I gamble just a bit...the occasional slot machine, maybe, certainly not the real games of chance such as baccarat, craps and poker. What really took me aback about Las Vegas is that it's a lot more than casinomania. You might call it casino bonus. No longer populated by blue-rinsed ladies from Peoria and gentlemen with pinkie rings who answer to "Vito," Las Vegas has fashioned itself into an all-around tourist destination . These days, the town buzzes with high-tech conventioneers If you're looking for the best things to do to (Comdex, the world's largest trade show, visits twice a in Las Vegas, join the more than 2 million year), weekending couples and families out for a little fun people a year who get information on Las in the desert sun. So what else can you do in Las Vegas Vegas hotels and Las Vegas shows with Destination360's Las Vegas Travel Guide. other than play blackjack or poker till dawn? Plenty. The following is my top ten list of things to do, in no particular order. Try it out on your next visit. I think you'll agree that this list is a winner. And if you are thinking of getting married, Las Vegas weddings can range from elaborate celebrations and luxurious wedding packages to simple ceremonies. CityCenter CityCenter is an urban community filled with fine art and spectacular architecture. It is home to the 4,004 room ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, the astonishing Crystals retail and entertainment district, Vdara Hotel & Spa, The Harmon Hotel, and Veer Towers. All these come together amidst plazas and common spaces alongside pools and beautiful landscaping. CityCenter is a place of high-tech meeting spaces, brilliant residences, world-class spas, extraordinary dining, sophisticated gaming and modern art, seductive bars and Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil®, a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music that pays tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley. The contemporary architecture of the ARIA tower is complemented by the resort’s lavish accommodations. Guestroom corridors streaming with natural light open to areas of enclosed glass, delivering spectacular city or mountain views. Within ARIA’s 4,004 guestrooms, including 568 suites, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offer magnificent views of Las Vegas’ striking skyline.
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Top Ten Things to Do in Las Vegas
ARIA’s tower is uniquely designed to deliver corner-window views from every guestroom. ARIA Resort and Casino; 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard;Las Vegas, NV; 89109; (866) 359-7111. Wynn Las Vegas At Wynn Las Vegas you will vicariously experience luxury at prices that certainly are not cheap, but on weekdays for most of the year are surprisingly affordable for an experience such as this. High points: Rooms: don’t hesitate to stay in the standard room, which is plenty large at 640 sq. ft., and is appointed with luxury amenities, offers full TV and movies (unlike many hotels that skimp in this area since they want you on the casino floor), a large bathroom, and for our money, the world’s most comfortable bed; Staff: the staff has been well trained to answer your every question; Entertainment: Always an innovator, Mr. Wynn booked La Reve. Though it is not a The Cirque du Soleil production, La Reve was created by Franco Dragone (Cirque’s creator) and is receiving rave reviews; Restaurants: at Wynn the restaurant chef is on premises (wit00h one exception) so you will enjoy Wing Lei, Bartolotta, Alex, Red 8, Okada, SW Steakhouse and Daniel Boulud. 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109; Tel: (702) 770-7000; Toll Free: (877)...