Las Vegas Experience
By Frank Scoblete
What is ‘the total Vegas experience’? If you go to Las Vegas just wrap your mind around the fact that Vegas has some of the best restaurants on Earth, some of the best shopping, many of the best shows, and some of the best sightseeing in the whole nation – both natural and man made. The Strip itself at all hours of the day and night is a visual treat and a lesson in watching humanity from all over the world.
Compare that to sitting in a casino for 3 to 4 days straight, bleary eyed, and then returning home to brag about your getaway and the fact that what you accomplished was losing your gambling money!
Now I am not saying that you shouldn’t gamble when you go to Las Vegas – it’s part of the Vegas experience – after all the city is the gambling capital of the world, but playing casino games is only one of so many things of a total Vegas experience. To restrict your self solely to the activity of gambling is ridiculous. When you travel, when you vacation, when you leave the confines of your normal day-to-day existence, the joy should be to have multiple pleasures, not a singular, draining activity.
At the end of your days, when you are summing up your life and your memories, sitting on your butt in a casino for endless hours is probably not going to be at the top of your list. In fact, it might not be a memory at all.
But if you attend any of the Cirque du Soleil shows (Mystere, O, Zumanity, Love, and Ka) you will experience jaw-dropping, truly mind-boggling entertainment leaving you saying, “How can they do those things?”
Go to any of the other regular shows such as Danny Gans, Lance Burton, Penn and Teller, the Blue Man Group, Rita Rudner, Steve Wyrick, Celine Dion, in addition to a host of other shows, including Broadway musicals now making the Vegas rounds such as Mama Mia, Spamalot and The Producers. There are also loads of comedy shows, adult-themed shows for both men and women, and free afternoon entertainment in many casinos. Just walking the Strip offers some fabulous sights, the volcano in front of the Mirage; the Sirens of Titan epic in front of TI (Treasure Island) and the Fountains at Bellagio.
Want more interesting Vegas experience sights and sounds? Try the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, where they swim in front of, behind, over and under you. Check out the Fremont Street Experience. Go to Red Rock Canyon where you can see beauty and listen to soundlessness. And a trip to Mount Charleston is also a pleasing way to spend some time. Visit the Gamblers Book Shop, the oldest gambling book store in America, and make a point of visiting the Gambler’s General Store that sells just about everything connected with casino playing – chips, cards, dice, books, tables and, yes, slot machines!
If you like water, why not take the short trip to Lake Mead for a great day of boating? And there is always the Liberace Museum if nostalgia is your thing!
With all these shows and sightseeing locales to experience, you should time your gambling between these other fun activities.
And one more thing I have learned from bitter experience in my decades of casino play – keep your normal daily rhythm so you aren’t overwhelmed with fatigue and so you don’t screw up by playing foolishly. Get up at the same time, or close to the same time as you normally do every day and try to get to sleep close to your normal time. By doing this you won’t fall prey to the casinos 24/7 pounding rhythm. Keep your drinking moderate. Oh, okay, eat to your heart’s content!
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