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    Places to Explore in Las Vegas

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    There are a lot of things to do in Vegas, but you can’t get distracted by all the shiny lights that surround you. Not only is Las Vegas is known for its gambling and nightlife scene, this entertainment city has much more to offer. Here’s a great guide to explore Vegas the right way.

    Walk on the famous Strip

    When visiting Vegas, The Strip is the gateway to the entire city’s best in action and entertainment. Flanked on both sides by hotels, casinos, bars, and clubs, the four miles along the south side of Las Vegas Boulevard is a sightseer’s paradise. By foot, take to the wide sidewalks and pedestrian bridges to view the outdoor shows such as the famous dancing fountains at Bellagio and the Mirage Volcano, or just enjoy the dazzling skyline, roller-coaster and pyramid-studded.

    Enjoy a breathtaking live show

    Las Vegas isn’t called the Entertainment Capital of the world for nothing. Vegas does entertainment better than anywhere else and you’ll find some of the best acts in the world here. You truly haven’t experienced this city if you don’t catch one of the hundreds of shows in Las Vegas. Tix 4 Tonight has booths at Fashion Show Mall, Circus Circus, Town Square, Four Queens downtown, and various other locations around town.

    Gamble at a casino

    Vegas is mainly a casino city. Casinos at fancy hotels such as Caesars Palace are a sports lover’s paradise that draws huge crowds and delivers a tailgating-style experience during big games. Players can get drinks, food, and even back and neck massages delivered tableside at any time of day or night. These casinos boast some of the largest slot-machine floors on the Las Vegas Strip and also offer some of the most exclusive high-limit slot rooms anywhere in Nevada. This is the city where guests can roll the dice, eat like royalty, party like celebrities and take in some unforgettable views as they play.

    Enjoy Gondola Rides at the Venetian

    A romantic gondola ride through the man-made canals of The Venetian is an experience of a lifetime. The Venetian — which boasts a striking interior lined with shops and restaurants — truly gives riders a wonderful atmosphere to journey through. Choose between an indoor or outdoor experience, and let the gondoliers warble a song at you during a charming 10-minute float: a coveted bit of downtime in a hectic Vegas schedule.

    Experience Fremont Street

    Also known as “Glitter Gulch,” the Fremont Street Experience is in the heart of Las Vegas’ downtown casino corridor. Here you will see street performers, a killer Las Vegas zip line to get your adrenaline pumping and a whole lot of things that scream VEGAS! You will find sketchy bars, casinos, cheap drinks, and more of a New Orleans Bourbon Street vibe.  Vegas’ Fremont Street has free nightly light shows featuring 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of amazing sound. Fremont Street visitors enjoy free concerts, street performers, and special events throughout the year.

    Indulge at The Grand Canal Shoppes

    The Venetian is a wonderful place to have some down-time. Shop and grab a meal at the Grand Canal Shoppes; a collection of over 100 waterfront locations, from boutiques to luxury goods, from corner cafes to exquisite pasta restaurants. With a central square, streets lined with glowing lamplight, and an illuminated ceiling painted like the blue sky above, the ambience is that of Venice itself, with charming store-front facades, frescos, and bridges across the gondola-dotted canals. If you would like even more shopping options, the Venetian is located right across from Vegas’ famous Fashion Mall. Head over for a greater selection.