Sunday, August 4, 2013

Top 10 Best Fun Things for Las Vegas Newcomers

Top 10 Best Fun Things for Las Vegas Newcomers.

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From amazing shows to great magic shows and comedy clubs and fantastic concerts at gorgeous concert venues to some the best bars and clubs in the world, Las Vegas has no end to amazingly fun things to do. The biggest problem facing new Las Vegas residents is getting settled and then deciding what amazingly fun thing to do first. Below you'll find some much needed help with my list of the Top 10 Best Fun Things for Las Vegas Newcomers.

1. See a Cirque du Soleil Show.

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Cirque du Soleil tickets are among the hardest Las Vegas tickets to come by. After all Cirque du Soleil is the king of kings when it comes to Las Vegas shows. People flock to this town to see them and when a new one premieres the locals go crazy lining up to get tickets. Being so hot it is often difficult to find discount tickets for Cirque du Soleil shows. Whether you're a local looking for a great deal or a visitor staying at Aria Las Vegas, Treasure Island or the MGM Grand these discount cirque tickets are sure to make you and your wallet happy.

2. Go See The Fountains of Bellagio

The Fountains of Bellagio may just be the most magnificent expression of man’s power over water in the world. Long a favorite of visitors, locals and lovers, the Fountains of Bellagio get most of their water not from Lake Mead from the same artesian wells that drew the Spaniards to this valley so long ago.

3. Barhop Like a Local

Whether you’re a recent transplant to Sin City or a longtime resident there are few better ways to get the “lay of the land” than to find bars where the locals hang. Finding these gems in the rough can be difficult, a hit and miss prospect that often as not leads to wasted nights and what were we thinking mornings. Here’s a guide to some of the best, and oddest, Las Vegas Bars.

4. Learn How To Play Poker and/or Blackjack

Whether you're a long term native of Las Vegas or new to the Valley gambling will likely be a part of your life. It is one of the things that makes life unique in Nevada and in Las Vegas in particular. I grew up in New Hampshire and the only betting I ever came across was Megabucks and the perennial $1 wager my father and I placed on the Super Bowl. While my travels brought me into contact with some forms of gambling nothing came close to the culture shock of being able to toss a $10 bill into a poker machine at the local 7-11 while grabbing some milk. It took me a while to get the gist of gaming in this town, but with this guide to Table Game Rules you'll have a jump start that I never did.

5. Check Out The Las Vegas Pool Scene

The Las Vegas pool party scene is legendary and now challenges, some say surpasses, Miami's South Beach as the greatest pool party city on the planet. From azure pools populated by gorgeous bronzed bodies and high end DJ's to more relaxed venues where a cocktail can be sipped while enjoying great conversation, Las Vegas' Pool Party scene has much to offer.

6. Make a Wager at one of the Top 10 Las Vegas Sportsbooks

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Las Vegas is full of places to play a parlay card on the NFL, lay down a few dollars on the ponies or try and beat down your friends March Madness bracket. As with many things in this city, the choices seem endless and while most sportsbooks in Las Vegas have something to recommend, there are those that stand above the rest.

7. Take a Day Trip To The Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and lucky for us Las Vegas residents it is close enough to make one of the best Day Trips or Long Weekends you will likely ever have. Whether you rent a car, take a bus, hire a guided tour or zip out on a helicopter to the Grand Canyon it is a trip you'll want to make again and again.

8. Head to a Las Vegas Farmer's Market

Nothing make one feel part of a community like a good farmer's market. The products are local, the profits are earned by locals and usually the bang for ones buck is superior to big box stores and supermarkets. Here in Las Vegas we are blessed with a number of great farmer's markets, most that run all year round.

9. Read up on Las Vegas History

Las Vegas may have a short history, but it is full of interesting tidbits and happenings. From the building of Hoover Dam to photos of Clark Townships (later to become Las Vegas), the history of Las Vegas is a story of hardship, adventure and glamor. Check out some of the best books about the history of Las Vegas. Whether you're a longtime resident, a new transplant or a curious visitor, these books will help you get the lay of the historical landscape.

10. Make Sunday a Funday

Sunday is supposed to be a day of relaxation. This we've been told by teachers and parents since we were young. But in a city like Las Vegas there are many ways to relax while adding a bit of fun into the mix. To that end I give you Sunday Funday. So you're a Las Vegas resident. Regardless of whether you're a native or a recent transplant, you have likely fallen into a same old same old routine and have forgotten that you live in the entertainment capital of the world. I'm here to help you find something new and entertaining to do that you may have never done or have not done in some time.



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