There is so much to see in the city of Las Vegas. I was struck by the modern architecture found in hotels, casinos, restaurants, and residential homes. In a nearby area, I was able to climb some of the cliffs of Red Hill; the area is very scenic. Some retirees are intrigued by Las Vegas because there is no state tax. The media continues to popularize “What’s done in Vegas… stays in Vegas”. To marry in Las Vegas seems somewhat easy, and people from all over the world flock to Vegas for that purpose.
One can see long lines of people lined up to marry. In many instances, you can come as you are. As you might expect, it is also relatively easy to divorce in Las Vegas, but there is a residency requirement for at least one spouse.
The Strip which is south of the Las Vegas city limits includes the gambling casinos. If you are unfamiliar with Las Vegas and feel adventuresome, I recommend getting a map, identify the places you would like to go, and then maneuver from site to site.
On my last visit, I was particularly excited by the shows that were on. I recommend that you make thorough plans in advance. It was my great pleasure to see MJ Live: A Tribute to Michael Jackson. Michael Firestone does an awesome job as the very talented superstar Michael Jackson. Whether a MJ fan or not, I think you will find the performance enjoyable.
While in Las Vegas, I was also able to see Jersey Boys a biographical musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. You definitely have to go see it if you’re staying a few days in Las Vegas – I think you will really enjoy it. Having been to the Atlantic City casinos on several occasions, I was overwhelmed by the Las Vegas Casinos. That they are bigger seems a given, but the offerings are much more extensive. I was surprised by the number of free shows the casinos offer.
I found the hotels and restaurants to be quite reasonable…particularly the restaurants. Remember! What goes on in Vegas……stays in Vegas.
Las Vegas by Night © stusev/flickr.com
Red Rock Canyon © James Fraleigh/flickr.com