I’ve often heard of families who are eager to visit Las Vegas, City of Neon Lights galore, but are afraid that it offers nothing for their family members. Rest assured that the city is more family oriented now, and it has more to offer than merely jackpot machines and risque showgirls. In 2009, the city drew no less than 35 million visitors of all ages – all looking for a great time in Las Vegas. Doubtless, they found what they were after, and have vowed to return year after year to experience the fun and thrill that one can only experience in the city that never sleeps.
Here are some attractions that you can participate with your family members for a rockin’ good time!
It’s been about a month now since CityCenter, the latest and greatest Las Vegas project, opened it’s doors to the public. Heralded as the vision of future Las Vegas, has the resort lived up to it’s name? Sprawling across a massive 67 acres in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, the theme of CityCenter seems to be “sustainable luxury”.
The resort is built around CityCenter’s three hotels, Vdara, Aria, and Mandarin Oriental, each serving a different niche of people. Vdara and Mandarin Oriental join the likes of Trump International by leaving out the slot machines – that’s right, these two resorts feature casino-free accommodations, in case you get a bit of sensory overload from being in Vegas. The hotels are connected by beautiful walkways, ramps, and even it’s own three station monorail. You’ll appreciate the openness of the resort, and the abundance of natural light and air.
Whether you enjoy shopping normally or not, shopping at some of the legendary destinations in the US can be quite exciting and fun. Of course in order to properly shop you have to have a fair amount of money to spend, but window shopping can be fun as well. If you’re looking for a fresh new kind of vacation, consider the destinations below:
1. Mall of America, Minneapolis
Almost everyone has heard of the Mall of America, but many people have yet to experience it. This 520+ store behemoth is the grand-daddy of all shopping malls. Literally everything you could possibly think of is available for sale at the Mall of America. Obviously due to the massive tourism industry surrounding the Mall, prices are fairly high. However, for most people, the experience is well worth the price. If you can’t afford to drop much money, visiting the Mall of America can still be very fun, even if you only go for a day. There are so many activities and things to see that you will find it hard to get bored.
Don’t Just Gamble in Las Vegas, See a Show!
Millions of people every year flock to Las Vegas to gamble. Many go there with hopes of winning big and leave with empty bank accounts. While Las Vegas is a gamblers heaven, it can also be their worst nightmare. But while Las Vegas is famous for its strip of casinos, there is more to the city than that. In fact, most people would be amazed at how many family activities there are in the city of Las Vegas. But something that is almost as popular as the gambling is the shows. Some of the best live shows ever are performed in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is a great destination for New Years Eve, with a wealth of organised shows and entertainments, and some amazing deals on hotels and casinos. Nights out in Las Vegas are pretty special any night of the year, but as you would expect from this glitzy party city, New Years Eve is something else!
There are so many shows on over the New Years period it is a good idea to go to one of the show guide websites such as www.VegasView.com, so that you can scan through all the choices and make reservations on the ones you are interested in to avoid disappointment. Some shows tipped to be sold out quickly this year include the Cirque du Soleil “O” show at the famous Bellagio Hotel, and the Mama Mia show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. Also there is also a rumour going around that Britney Spears might be doing some special Las Vegas come back shows around this New Years time.
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When you live in a city with topnotch hotels and malls where luxury shopping is the main event, it’s easy to drain out your bank account. For example, Mojitos in Miami can cost as much as $15, and if you’re a Mojito-lover, you’ll know how fast you can blow off your salary. There are ways for you to dodge the spender’s traps, though. For example, if you must have a Mojito after work, you can stick to places with Happy Hour specials.
Even if you’re just traveling to these cities, you should take the time to do the math. It might take some of the fun out of traveling, but it’ll keep your budget (and sanity) intact. Below are the most expensive cities in America to watch out for and what you should expect from them before you purchase your plane ticket.
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There are boulevards, streets, avenues, or corners that are world famous. Most travelers know them because it is where you can find the best goods, walk down to remember a very important part of history, or simply because they are amazingly beautiful.
Here are some of the most iconic streets that you must not miss if you be going to one of these wonderful cities:
Oxford Street in London, England
If you make shopping as your therapy and you are in England, make sure you allot some time of your London holiday to go to the West End. Here you can find around 600 shops open even on Sundays. Oxford Street is one of the busiest shopping districts you can find in Europe and is considered as among the best place to be at if you love carrying shopping bags on your way home. You can find most department stores and brands you can think of and people watching is awesome to. Along Oxford Street, you will find fashion extremes from trendsetters to fashion freaks and it is really the people here that adds life and color to the place.
It’s no secret that one of the top destinations of British Airways is Las Vegas. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise when the airline announced how it would be offering first class cabins to Las Vegas routes very soon.
The announcement was made during the recent World Travel Market convention. These topnotch services will be available starting on June 2011. Their capacity is also set to increase by at least 18%.
According to Richard Tams who spearheads the marketing and sales department of the airline, the Heathrow to Las Vegas Route is the most successful launches the company has had in the past years. The 18 percent increase in capacity is slated by summer next year due to customer demand. They will also be changing planes—from Boeing 777 (with three cabin classes) to B747 (with four cabin classes) to accommodate the First Class Cabin.