#9 best destination in the world

 

Bellagio Fountains

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  • Water, music, and light show in front of the Bellagio resort.
  • Over one thousand fountains, with water reaching heights of 460 ft in the air.
  • Showcases musical genres classical, pop, broadway, and opera.

 

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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  • Set of large red sandstone peaks and walls, reaching an elevation of 3,000 ft
  • Conservation area offering a 13-mile scenic drive, hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center, as well as a book store.
  • The first humans were attracted to the Red Rock area due to its resources of water, plant, and animal life that could not be easily found in the surrounding desert.

 

Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens

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  • Sky-lit Bellagio atrium featuring seasonal scenes composed of plants, flowers & trees.
  • The Bellagio Conservatory creates a floral production five times a year; Chinese New Year, spring, summer, fall and winter.
  • Exhibit shows tens of thousands of plants.

 

High Roller (Ferris Wheel)

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  • Currently the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, reaching 550 ft in height

 

Las Vegas Strip

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  • Stretch of boulevard known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos.
  • Its hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, entertainment offerings, and skyline have established the Strip as one of the most popular and iconic tourist destinations in the world.
  • Most of the Strip has also been designated as an All-American Road and is considered a scenic route at night.

 

Hoover Dam Bypass

Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

  • Arch bridge that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada

 

Fly Geyser

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  • Small geothermal geyser located on private land
  • The geyser contains thermophilic algae, which flourish in moist, hot environments, resulting in multiple hues of green and red coloring the rocks

 

The Neon Boneyard

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  • Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs

 

Akhob

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  • In 2013, Louis Vuitton commissioned a permanent James Turrell installation to occupy a hidden space on the fourth floor of its City Center store, called “Akhob.”
  • Consists of circular openings leading into two huge chambers filled with slowly changing, rotating light
  • Vibrant hues shift, bleeding in and out of each other on a cycle that lasts 24 minutes
  • Make a reservation at least 2 months in advance

 

National Atomic Testing Museum

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  • Documents the history of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site in the desert north of Las Vegas
  • Opened in 2005

 

Rhyolite Ghost Town

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  • Ruins of 1905 gold-mining town, Hollywood movie set and now a historic site with art installations

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 14 days

Best Time To Fly: March-April, Oct-Nov

Airline tickets: $237

Seattle -> Las Vegas (round trip) $237

Food: $45/day x 14 days = $630

Rental Car: $47/day x 14 days = $663

Gas: $99

Entertainment: $137

Airbnb: $201 x 13 days = $2,620

TOTAL: $4,386

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