#18 best destination in the world

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

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

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

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

Don Laughlin’s Classic Car Collection

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  • Free exhibition of antique, classic, and special-interest automobiles, along with some trucks and motorcycles
  • Displays a rotating selection that includes horseless carriages, cars used in motion pictures, and a motorcycle owned by actor Steve McQueen

Rhyolite Ghost Town

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

National Automobile Museum

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  • Museum with over 200 cars, that showcases cars built during the 1890s to 1950 onward.
  • Each gallery is linked by a themed “street”, featuring vehicles as well as faux shop fronts
  • Celebrity owned cars include: Elvis Presley’s 1973 Cadillac Eldorado, Frank Sinatra’s 1961 Ghia L6.4, John F. Kennedy assigned 1962 Lincoln Continental,
    and John Wayne’s 1953 Chevrolet Corvette

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

Costs

Number of Days: 13 days

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

Airline tickets: $193

Seattle -> Las Vegas (round trip) $193

Food: $45/day x 13 days = $585

Rental Car: $51/day x 13 days = $663

Gas: $111

Entertainment: $146

Airbnb: $258/day x 12 days = $3,096

TOTAL: $4,794

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