Las Vegas, Nevada

Diary: 24hrs in Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada; the world’s casino capital. But what’s a typical day in Sin City really like?

“LOVING LAS VEGAS”… Good Morning!

08.05

The past few hours come back to you hazily. The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign at the city-limit reminds you where you are.

09:10 
Hunger drags you to the all-you-can-eat breakfast at Harrah’s. The chocolate fountain shows no sign of slowing down.

10:56
Head downtown to “old” Las Vegas, to check out the first hotel casinos that opened in the 1940s.

12:07
The Neon Museum gives old billboards another lease of life as pop art. Your entrance fee helps cover the electricity bill. 

Las Vegas, Sands Hotel

Traditions in Las Vegas: spectacular outfits, beautiful women and a lot of money on the gambling tables

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14:02
In the Arts District, the only art you learn is how to sell anything.

16:17
A trip to the Cirque du Soleil show is as par for the course as a go on a one-armed bandit.

20:00
Dine at the Stratosphere Tower for the best view in town. But to see real stars in the sky, head to the Grand Canyon.

21:39
The Fountains of Bellagio are a must-see at dusk: where else can you find illuminated water jets dancing to Frank Sinatra and Elvis?

22:29
Time to head off to one of the 76 casinos. If it all gets too much, a visit to the Koi Pond at the Wynn offers a rare spot for relaxation.

Las Vegas, casinos, fuentes

The lights of happiness. Las Vegas shines so bright that you can see it from Jupiter. Theoretically…

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00:03
Breathe in the dissolute aura of gambling and pulsate along with the neon lights. Away we go into never-ending nightlife.

01:10
At the XS nightclub, spend what’s left of the money you didn’t win. Catch the eye of a good-looking local.

04:33
Decide to make it official – you’re in Vegas after all. Take a taxi to the drive-thru chapel.

05:00
Honeymoon in Venice. It’s romantic – and conveniently located just around the corner.

05:04
Wedding Night.


“LOVING LAS VEGAS” … Good Morning!


08:05

The past few hours come back to you hazily. The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign at the city-limit reminds you where you are. 

…and so it begins again.

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