LAS VEGAS DAY
2: Green Valley, Hoover Dam and Fremont Street
Las Vegas, about twenty miles southeast of the Strip
in Henderson, is a tranquil destination for boating,
hiking and golfing on championship-quality courses
on the shores of a crystal blue lake.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa has appealing amenities, including its signature restaurant, Marssa, and the fifteenth-century Tuscan winery-themed Casino MonteLago satisfies
visitors' gaming desires.
Day Two option is Green Valley
in Henderson, with its many golf
courses and the dynamic Green
Valley Ranch resort, located seven
miles southeast of the Strip. Its amenities include
a beautiful pool area, the fantastic Feast Buffet and
Hank's Fine Steak & Martinis, plus the
neighborhood's nearby arts center and
International Culinary School at the Art Institute.
Lake Las Vegas and Green Valley are well on the
way to Southern Nevada's most famous tour
destination, Hoover Dam, southeast
on U.S. Highway 93, and Lake
Mead for house boating, cruising and
Of course, there's plenty to do if you stay in town. Take a guided tour of the Neon Museum Boneyard, a destination attraction that preserves Las Vegas' history (Get your tickets at least two weeks in advance), or head east of Las Vegas Blvd. on Fremont Street to check out the Fremont East District, an eclectic mixture of bars, clubs and cafés with retro-styled vintage neon signs lining the storefronts and street median.
For dinner tonight, fine dining options include Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace; Joël Robuchon and L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand; and CarneVino, an Italian steakhouse from chef Mario Batali and his partner/winemaker Joseph Bastianich.
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace
After dinner, you may want to catch a show. Our favorites include Cirque du Soleil's "O" at Bellagio, "Love" at The Mirage, "Mystere" at TI, "KA" at MGM Grand, "Le Rêve" at Wynn Las Vegas, Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo, "Jubilee" at Bally's and "Legends In Concert" at Harrah's. Or, enjoy Rita Rudner at The Venetian, and Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Elton John, who rotate performing schedules at Caesars Palace.
option for your evening out on the town is the Fremont
Street Experience with its light shows under
a vaulted laser-studded canopy. The latter has re-energized
downtown Las Vegas, where the handsome Golden
Nugget sparked many of its neighboring hotel-casinos'
remodeling and upgrading.
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