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Top Ten Reasons To Travel To Vegas

Updated on July 6, 2012

Las Vegas is a very popular travel destination. The city is undeniably a gambleville. However, there are more of Vegas than just casinos. It has luxury resorts and five-star hotels, outstanding dining and acclaimed shows, exclusive spas and shops, world-class golf courses and famous natural attractions. And if you never been there or forgot how much fan Las Vegas is, here are ten reasons for you to book your trip now and travel to Las Vegas.

Paris Hotel Las Vegas
Paris Hotel Las Vegas
The Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
The Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas

Stay In Las Vegas Hotels

To spend a few days in any unique Las Vegas hotels is reason enough to jump on a plane right now. Just imagine that you can have a chance to stay in Venice and have a drink in New York, dine in Paris, than play roulette in Egypt – and all of that in one night. Every famous hotel in Vegas is a world in itself, you just have to choose what fairy tale you want to be in. And it is true, to be in a Las Vegas hotel, it is like to be in a fairy tale.

Dine In Las Vegas Restaurants

To have a dinner in one of many acclaimed Las Vegas restaurants is another reason to travel to Vegas. Paris and New York are probably culinary capitals of the world, but Las Vegas offers quintessence of all best culinary from around the world in its array of internationally acclaimed names of chefs and venues. If you love fine dining in elegant surroundings, if you want to have gourmet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if you wish to try best of different cuisines – Las Vegas is the place to be. Just look at long list of Las Vegas restaurants and you would realize that you have to spend at least a couple weeks in Vegas to have a bite in all best of them.

Gamble In Las Vegas

Thousand people come to Vegas every day for a particular reason – to gamble. Nowhere in the world you wouldn’t find the variety of games and possibilities to win or lose money as you find in Vegas casinos. Here everyone is having a good time with loud music, free drinks and friendly service and of course a chance to win. The Rio, Caesars, Flamingo and Bellagio are among best casinos in Vegas. However, wherever you stay or go to play, you’ll be satisfied with fantastic service and arrangements to play any possible game you want.

Wedding Chapel Las Vegas
Wedding Chapel Las Vegas
Wedding at the Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
Wedding at the Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
Le Rve at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
Le Rve at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas

Get Married In Las Vegas

No other city in the world is known for its weddings more than Las Vegas. Whether your dream wedding is an elegant party surrounded by all your friends and family, or a jaunt to the county courthouse to simply say "I do", Las Vegas gives you the freedom of choice. No blood tests, birth certificates or waiting periods are required, but you must appear in person at the Clark County Marriage Bureau to obtain a wedding license before rushing up to the altar. With 50 diverse wedding chapels, hundreds of wedding planning experts and over-the-top themes, Las Vegas is ready to do the wedding planning for you and make the most important day of your life everything you've ever dreamed.

See Las Vegas Shows

To see a show in Las Vegas is one of main reasons to travel to Vegas. Some of them are the best in the country and some cannot be seen anywhere else. From Las Vegas comedy shows to best musicals to adult shows, you’ll find every show type here in Las Vegas. The infamous Las Vegas Show Girls are the highlight of many musical shows and topless reviews. Blue Man Group at the Venetian is a unique show on the Las Vegas Strip. Le Rêve at Wynn is a stunning combination of amazing acrobatics, aquatics and flights. The well known Chippendales perform for the ladies at the Rio, and sexy Crazy Horse Paris at MGM Grand can easily turn on not only men but women as well. Kid friendly magic shows, hypnosis shows, white tigers and dueling pianos – you wouldn’t find that variety of entertainment anywhere else, even on Broadway.

Pamper Yourself in Las Vegas Spas

Las Vegas is one of the great spa destinations in the country. Large, beautiful and extravagant facilities, excellent therapists, variety of treatments – Las Vegas spas are flamboyant and lavish. Desert inspired treatments, refreshing healing waters, whirlpools, cool plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms, everything for you to pamper and rejuvenate.

Red Rock Canyon Nevada
Red Rock Canyon Nevada
Grand Canyon Arizona
Grand Canyon Arizona
Lake Mead Nevada
Lake Mead Nevada

Enjoy Las Vegas Surroundings

Las Vegas is surrounded by beautiful and picturesque deserts, which difficult to find anywhere else in the country. Red Rock Canyon, located about 15 miles west of Las Vegas, is a unique rock formation with natural beauty and wild life of the Mojave Desert. Death Valley National Park, which is 280 feet below sea level, has the lowest elevation on the North American continent. Located 135 miles from Las Vegas, Death Valley has a lot of points of interest including Badwater, the hottest place in the country, Scotty’s castle, Zabriskie Point and 20 Mule Team Canyon. Just 20 miles away is the Floyd Lamb Park, where four great ponds provide fantastic fishing opportunities. Grand Canyon, probably the most famous natural treasure in the area, is 300 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Another place close by is Lake Mead, a large man-made lake, one of the largest in the world. It is formed by the Hoover Dam and the Colorado River and it is a great place to enjoy the beauty of the Nevada desert, as well as to do swimming and boating.

Play Golf In Las Vegas

Las Vegas fantastic golf courses bring here thousands of people for only this particular reason – play golf. More than fifty golf courses of Vegas offer variety of challenges and designs. Panoramic views of the Spring and Red Rock Mountains await golf players at the Mountain Course at Angel Park G.C.; tropical paradise with tropical plants, flowers and ponds as well as Augusta white sand and black volcanic rocks welcome golfers to Bali Hai Golf Club, one of “America’s Top 40 Resort Courses”; Black Mountains’ view and the Mojave Desert’s surroundings meet golf lovers in Black Mountain Golf & Country Club. Beautifully designed Las Vegas’ golf courses with spending views and fantastic natural surroundings make Vegas a unique golf destination in the country.

Dance The Night Away In Las Vegas Nightclubs

Las Vegas definitely knows how to party. No wonder that Las Vegas is the prime destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties. You can find every possible way of night entertainment in hundreds various Las Vegas clubs from dancing to drinking to adult entertainment. Here some of best clubs in the country such as OPM with huge dance floor; PURE - a 36,000-square-foot two-level paradise with a chance to meet Christina Aguilera, Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria and other celebrities; TAO with great food that just as exciting as the night entertainment and fantastic decorations; Light with state-of-the-art lighting and sound. And remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Take Advantage Of Las Vegas Hotel Specials

Las Vegas hotel specials are very easy to find. The Internet is full of special offers and deals with great discounts on your Las Vegas trip, which makes you trip is quite affordable and very appealing. Some Las Vegas hotels target couples that want to get married, and if you one of them, they will give huge discounts to you and guests of your wedding. Casino owners know their customers will spend more money on gaming than they will a hotel room. Because they make so much money on gamblers, they can afford to keep the hotel rooms low and offer great Las Vegas hotel specials to almost everyone. There are plenty deals on Vegas vacation which include not only a hotel but an airfare as well.


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      Fatu yarrow 6 years ago from Location is somewhere over the rainbow in Newark,N.J.

      it has been some years for me when it comes to Vegas looks like I need to go back.

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      Charles 6 years ago

      This makes me know how life is in Vegas and the luxury life my gal friend lives in Vegas. Thanks for this article

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      I am DB Cooper 7 years ago from Whereabouts unknown at this time

      This is a really nice, all-inclusive look at Las Vegas -- a city I've written about extensively. Nice work!

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      yenajeon 7 years ago from California

      Thanks for the information! I'm headed to Vegas in 2 weeks! Definitely want to take in a spa, some clubs and ardently avoiding any wedding chapels!

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      Daniel Christian 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Having been to Vegas over 100 times, I would agree with all your points. ;)


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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      What a gorgeous place - Thanks for the photos as I didn't know it had beautiful natural, surroundings such as the Canyons and lake Nevada.

      I hope I'm lucky to visit some day. Great Hub. :)

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      pakpub 7 years ago from Ohio

      I've done all those things in Vegas except golf, spa and get married. Love it!

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      Wanderlust 7 years ago from New York City

      Thanks everybody for comments!

      lilian_sg, yes I know it is a cliché, but apparently works all the time! Something about Las Vegas, that triggered people to say "I Do". I know two couples, both lived together for a quite some time, went to Vegas and spontaneously got married and actually lived happily ever after !

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      lilian_sg 7 years ago from Singapore

      Haha! the getting married part reminded me of Britney...

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Terrific hub. You make me want to hit the road!

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Las Vegas is my kind of town. I love to visit every chance I get. It's proximity to Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon is another reason to visit, and I very much recommend a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. There is a wonderful restaurant in the basement of the Four Queens Hotel named Hugo's Cellar--it is well worth visiting. The Luxor has a huge 3-D movie theater, and some of the best acts in the world perform at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay.

      Las Vegas is a great town!


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      Richard Francis Fleck 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I like Las Vegas surroundings (Death Valley, Valley of the Sun) more than I do Vegas itself. But a very nicely written hub.

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      Wanderlust 7 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for your comment Cheeky Girl. I love Vegas hotels and restaurants, as much as nature around Vegas. And yes, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, with this line, you basically can get away with anything :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      This is a great Hub! I love the "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" line! It's a great way to blow a lot of cash! The hotels are amazing there. Cheers!