Las Vegas – Way Beyond Gambling

It’s easy to think of Las Vegas only as the place where you go to become separated from your money, and although it is easy enough to do that, there is so much to do for those who do not enjoy gambling. Non-gamblers may be reluctant to admit it, but Las Vegas has a world of wonderful things to do besides gambling.

Many people, when asked what an ideal vacation would consist of, would mention things like resort hotels, sightseeing, lying out by a beautiful luxurious swimming pool, great restaurants, shopping and entertainment, not to mention dancing and nightclubs.

Well, excluding the gambling, you just described Las Vegas. Even outdoor types can find some great activities with places like Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, and even the Grand Canyon not too far away. There’s world-class golf, skiing, hiking, boating and fishing.

Personally, I love the food. With all of the themed casino hotels from around the world, and the world-class chefs, not to mention the $1.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate Casino, oh and I can’t leave out the endless parade of buffets, it’s a food lover’s paradise. Whenever I’m in Vegas, I pick the buffets that I’m going to indulge in as part of my Las Vegas experience. For instance, if one day I want to eat really good and really cheap, I might start with the $5.95 breakfast buffet at the Palms, showing up at 10:00 or 10:30 so I can get in on the lunch buffet as well for no extra charge. Then, when I finally get hungry later on in the evening, I’ll go to the Slots-A- Fun on the strip for a giant 99 cent hotdog.

Las Vegas also is known for the entertainment, but many people don’t go beyond the big headliners to discover the world of affordable but top notch performers and entertainers that abound in Las Vegas. For instance, there’s the afternoon Mac King comedy show at Harrah’s Casino which is sure to delight the kids as well as the grown-ups, and is a bargain at 25 bucks. If you love magic by the way, Las Vegas is the town for you.

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