Planning a vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada? Learn about what to see and do on the Strip, in the downtown area as well as in the nearby areas within driving distance to Las Vegas. This DVD includes segments on the historical hotel changes to the Strip, the closing of the Sahara, the Fremont Street Experience as well as the newer Strip hotels lining Las Vegas Boulevard. Side trips to Mt. Charleston, Red Rock State Park and Hoover Dam are also included for visitors who have a bit more time to explore the Las Vegas area. NTSC version for U.S. Markets. PAL Version for international viewers also available. Note: Both videos are widescreen versions only.
One of the most famous landmarks in vegas, the Las Vegas Welcome sign, is located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South just north of McCarran Airport. Installed in 1959, the sign is owned by Young Electric Sign Company which leases it to Clark County and hosts thousands of visitors a day. The sign is 25 foot tall and has a grassy area where visitors can stand below it for pictures. There is a small, 12 car parking lot in the median which is entered by driving south on Las Vegas Boulevard. The sign is considered the southern entrance to the famous Las Vegas Strip.
As you make your way down the famous Las Vegas Strip, take a few minutes to enjoy a blissful ride in a venetian gondola ride up the Grand Canal at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. Pass under the replica of Rialto Bridge and get the feeling of being far away in Italy as your gondolier soulfully serenades you on your leisurely ride. Tickets for the ride are $16.00 for adults with a gondola seating 4 passengers. A private ride for two can also be booked for $64.00 for a romantic and charming activity. The Indoor gondolas are open on Sunday through Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. On Friday and Saturday, the ride closes at midnight. The outdoor boats are open from noon to ll:00 P.M. daily depending on the season and weather. Reservations are required.
If your children have not seen the theatrical production of the Lion King, Las Vegas is a great place to take time to do this. The Lion King production is now playing at the Mandalay Bay and appeals to both young and old alike. Performances take place on Monday through Thursdays at 7:30 P.M. and on weekends at both 4 PM and 8 PM with Fridays dark. Ticket prices range from $64.00 to $168.50. The sets are relatively simple but the costumes, music and spectacle of performers is impressive. This is one of the most popular shows on the strip and well worth taking in when in Las Vegas.