Las Vegas: How to Ensure Your Vacation is Packed Full of Adventure

Las Vegas was for a long time the adults playground. Las Vegas was and is the gambling and drinking capitol of the world, and it was just about as Wild West as you could get in the twentieth century. But in the last 20 years Las Vegas has changed into a large amusement park for the whole family. There is such a wide variety of things to do inside and outside of Las Vegas apart from gambling, that it would be a shame to pass up the opportunity to see some of the beautiful sites around the area.

1) Think location. A hotel that is located directly on the strip will end up being much higher in price than a hotel just off the strip. Really, glamour is nice, but saving a couple of extra hundred dollars in the long run will allow you the opportunity to do some great things that had not been originally accounted for.

2) Outside of Las Vegas are some very nice deserts and mountains. Easy to get to and very close, it is nice to take a break from the gambling and partying to get out and visit a bit of nature. Finding a hotel that is close to the Strip but also close to all the nature reserves is a big bonus when you are not having a good time at the casino tables.

3) Las Vegas is huge, and continues to grow, so trying to visit an amusement park on the outskirts from the Strip, may tend to be a bit difficult, so try to aim to be a little farther from all the traffic if you are not just gambling and are doing other fun things.

4) When searching for a place to stay in Las Vegas, you will find that in just about any direction there will be hotels in which to stay, offering a drive of less than 10 minutes to the Strip plus there is free parking at most casinos on the Strip for when you are going to gamble.

5) Think Entertainment! Check out the available shows during the time you are in Vegas. If you are lucky, you might get to see some of the greatest entertainers such as Jay Leno, Edwin Murphy, Sting, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Jeniffer Lopez, Shakira, Madonna and many many more for just a few dollars. Sometimes, you might get a ticket dirt-cheap if you only look around and ask. Since Vegas is relatively small, its worth your while to check out not just the shows that your hotel (however grand it is!) is planning for its customers, but also to check out those offered by the rest of the hotels in Las Vegas.

How To Find Budget Las Vegas Strip Hotels

Las Vegas Strip photoLas Vegas is one of the most popular places for travelers in the United States. With that said, most of the action in the city is located on the Strip. For this reason, many people try booking hotel rooms that are located there. The problem is that these rooms can be quite expensive and not everyone is working with a bottomless wallet. If you are trying to find budget Las Vegas Strip hotels, this information will be quite helpful.

Focus On The Far North End

While this is still technically the Strip, it is not as centrally located as many would prefer. As a result, the hotels that are situated there tend to be considerably cheaper than the others. Do not make the mistake of believing that you will be stuck staying in a hotel that is undesirable. In fact, one of the hotels there, Circus Circus, is as sought after as the most popular options available on the Strip.Las Vegas Strip photo

Wait Until The Last Minute

The best way to go about this is to wait until a day or two before you head to Las Vegas and try making a hotel reservation then. Many properties have people who cancel all of the time and they end up with empty rooms with no occupants. This means that they lose money since no one is using the room at all. To combat this problem, it is common for hotels to offer reduced rates. This means that you can stay in one of the most sought after hotels without paying a premium rate.

As an aside, you should always book another room in case you are unable to secure one of the budget Las Vegas Strip hotels at the last minute. Always look for a room that allows free cancellations. This will give you the opportunity to cancel shortly before your trip without having to pay any fees.

Head To The Hilton

Many do not realize this, but the Las Vegas Hilton is one of the most reasonably priced hotels on the entire Strip. The property has more than 3000 rooms and it is not uncommon to see rates as low as $100 per night. There are many who do not like the property because it is so large, but you should head here if you are looking for a 4-star experience without the exorbitant prices one would expect.Las Vegas Strip photo

Call Hotels Directly

Since hotels have to pay in order to advertise on the Web, many of the offset the cost by boosting their nightly rates a bit. You can get around this by getting in touch with the hotel directly. There are also some amenities, like complimentary breakfast, that are only offered to those who reach out to hotel staff instead of using a third-party method of contact.

It may seem nearly impossible, but you can find a budget hotel on the Las Vegas Strip if you look hard enough. Keep all of this information in Mind if you are headed there and you want to find lodging at a reasonable cost.Las Vegas Strip photo

Incredible Sights To Visit At The Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon vegas photoTired of all the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas? Need a fantastic adventure that will make you enjoy the sun and also have your daily workout while doing it? Worry not! The Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas is the perfect place to be. It is only located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Let us look at some of the most impressive spots and sights to explore once you are here.

The Red Rocks.

The red rocks, as the name suggests is one of the most stunning sights in the Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas. It was named after its sandstone formations, with some of them being around 3000 feet tall. They are bright red because of the iron oxide that is in the sandstone. When exposed to elements such as wind and rain, they rust hence the golden red color. The breath-taking formations here were formed by numerous geological forces such as fracture faults, erosion and also fossilization.Red Rock Canyon vegas photo

Mount Wilson.

It extends up to 7068 feet in the air, and one can get an impressive look of it from the Red Rock Canyon. It is the highest sandstone peak among the Spring Mountains, and you will be able to see it clearly from here and be awed by its magnificence. You can even plan a hike to the mountain. However, you will be required to do your research before you take up such a venture since some of its trails are not easy to follow.

Scenic Loop.

It extends a whole 13-mile distance. It is the cornerstone of this canyon. It is a one-way road that travels through the Red Rock Canyon, giving you many places where you can pull over and take some incredible pictures, explore hiking or even have a family picnic. Amazing, right? It will take you into the Calico Hills, and you will pass many other scenic viewpoints.Red Rock Canyon vegas photo

Ice Box Canyon.

It is just the place to explore on a sunny day. The canyon rarely has the sun, and the air and cold water that comes from the mountains make it way colder than the desert around it. It will take you around an hour in the open desert to reach it, but once you arrive, you will be rewarded by the cold, shady canyon views and seasonal waterfalls that you will enjoy. Also, ensure that you check out for bighorn sheep on the upper canyon since they hang around large water pools that usually are there for the most parts of the year.

The Lost Creek.

It is a seasonal desert waterfall that can be accessed easily along a 0.35-mile hiking trail. You could also check out the Lost Creek Children’s Discovery Loop when traveling with kids.

If you need to escape the crowds for a while, then this is the trip for you. It is one of the most peaceful and outstanding outdoor space in Las Vegas that you will love. Do not forget to check out the above spots. You will not regret it.Red Rock Canyon vegas photo

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