The Sinless Guide to Las Vegas

Considering one of the most famous nicknames for Las Vegas is Sin City, this title might seem like an oxymoron.  The moment you mention that you are vacationing to Las Vegas you may be met with, “Las Vegas?!  Is there anything else to do in that town besides gamble?”  Because of the image of the gambler’s paradise, some people are dispassionate about the idea of visiting the city and put it at the bottom of their lists of places to go, or not even at all.  In the 1990’s Las Vegas tried to change that image by attempting to market to families by making itself appear wholesome.  Do not be dissuaded; this is not another one of those attempts.  After having gone to Las Vegas, I do not believe it is the wisest choice for a family vacation.  I also don’t believe Las Vegas is hum-drum.  Even without the gambling, Las Vegas is not a tame animal.  Rather, I want to reach out to those who are all about just having a good time and have been put off from going to Las Vegas because they only know about the gambling.  Las Vegas is in my opinion a first-class destination that can appeal to any type of person. 

Once you’ve settled into your hotel and are ready to check sights out, I have a few ideas for you based on personality type; and much of these overlap.  Keep in mind gambling is the biggest thing in Las Vegas and many activities, places to stay and eat are located in casinos.


Las Vegas has a few tricks up its sleeve that will get your heart racing, adrenaline pumping, turn your stomach inside out…and have you begging for more.  The most popular and highly rated are the rides at the Stratosphere.  To begin with, you have to go to the observation deck at the top of the Stratosphere, 1,149 feet up, so if you’re afraid of heights, you’d better ixnay this one.  At the top you have a choice of three appropriately named rides.  There’s Big Shot, a tower that shoots you 160 feet up the side of the needle at no warning and then drops you.  Next there’s X-Scream which is a giant seesaw that when it tilts you downward, brings you to a stop hanging over the edge of the monstrous tower.  If you’ve got nerves of steel, try sitting in the front.  The third is Insanity, which from far away looks like a giant four-armed praying mantis.  Basically, you sit in a chair that is dangling from an arm that dangles you over the edge, and then the arm spins you around, all the while looking straight down over the Strip.  The tower itself costs $9.95 and each ride costs $8.00.  But there is also a day pass that is all inclusive for $29.95.  The rides are open Sunday through Thursday 10am to 1am, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

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