Tuesday

Daytrip - Las Vegas Attractions

Zip Line001Visiting company this past week provided me with the opportunity to make couple of daytrips to the Strip. If you’re looking for something to do without traveling too far, the Strip offers dozens of activities. Even though we’ve been to the attractions at Bellagio many times over the past several years, they are always changing them, making for completely new experiences. The first attraction we visited was the new exhibit, Chinese New Year – Year of the Goat, at Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Garden. We then combined this visit with the “FabergĂ© Revealed” exhibit currently being held at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA). After a great lunch at the “Wicked Spoon Buffet” inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino (Wicked Spoon), we then took a tour of CityCenter’s often overlooked 40 million dollar art collection, CityCenter Fine Art Collection. Finally, we drove over to the RIO for a ride on its new ZipLine located at the rooftop VooDoo Lounge,  Voodoo ZipLine. If you are looking for even more to do, don’t forget the highest Ferris wheel in the world, The Las Vegas High Roller, focal point of Linq, the $550-million dollar outdoor retail, dining and entertainment plaza across from Caesars, or the Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo, 15 acres filled with lush foliage imported from around the world with more than 300 birds, swans, ducks, turtles and koi, and Chilean flamingos. Venturing towards the Downtown area there are several more opportunities, including the Downtown Container Park,  the The Neon Museum, and a tour of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Depending upon how you mix and match any of these visits, and how much walking you want to do between locations, they can provide several days worth of unique entertainment. Oh, by the way, if you’re looking for a great place to relax and enjoy a couple of drinks and some great appetizers while discussing your adventures, you can’t beat the happy hour at the Stratosphere's 107 Lounge. With a 360-degree view of the city and half-priced appetizers and drinks between 4:00 to 7:00 pm, it’s hard to beat.