Las Vegas, NV. is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States and each year, millions of people visit to take in the sights on the strip and to spend money at its casinos. However, for all of the famous brands, the glittering lights, and neon signs, Las Vegas may not be the best choice for all travellers.
One thing that Vegas doesn’t offer is great weather, with usclimatedata.com estimating that the average annual high temperature is just 66 degrees Fahrenheit or 18 degrees Celsius. Hotel prices are on the rise too, and the average per night has increased from just $92 in 2009 to $128 in 2018. If you don’t want to spend that much on a hotel or go somewhere where you probably won’t get a tan, you can still get that Vegas experience without traveling to Nevada.
Take a Virtual Tour
For many people, going to Las Vegas is a great reason to use up your camera roll or run out of space on your iPhone. It offers sights such as the Bellagio, the Luxor with its pyramid design, and the Red Rock Canyon national park. All of these may get you more than a few likes if you post them on social media.
Few locations offer sights like these, but you can go on a virtual tour of the state, using photography to get a 360 degree view without setting foot in Vegas. Sites like photojpl.com compile lists of these 360 galleries and it now offers a virtual tour of Caesars Palace, The Mirage resort, and the canals of the Venetian.
Play Casino Games With Live Dealers
If you go to Vegas, going to a land based casino will probably be the thing highest on your list of things to do. However, you can still get that same enjoyment of outsmarting other players, and beating the dealer by playing online casino games. As well as video slots and digital versions of table games like roulette and blackjack, sites like MagicalVegas.com also offer something called live casino games.
In live casino games, your cards are dealt by a real life dealer. The dealer will likely be dressed in a suit and will look smart, but will be charismatic and will make conversation with the casino players as they present you with your cards and take your bets.
Visit a Local Chain Restaurant
Las Vegas does have some very special restaurants, but travelweekly.com explains that the Las Vegas Strip could become the new hot location for chain restaurants. Restaurants such as White Castle and Cracker Barrel have now set up shop there and they could be joined by many more national chains wanting to serve hungry tourists.
This is great for you as you can still enjoy the same food offered in Las Vegas without visiting the strip. The food will be just as good but you won’t have had to travel as far to get to it.
Las Vegas will probably still remain on your list of places you’d like to visit. If you don’t have the time to go though, these can be just as fun while you make plans.