Escape Cold in Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the most populated city of the state of Nevada in United States. Las Vegas is known by several names such as the ‘City of Lights’, ‘The Silver City’, ‘The Marriage Capital of the World’, ‘Sin City’, ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’, etc. Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world and is well known for its hotels, casinos, shopping, gambling and its nightlife.
If you are visiting Las Vegas in the months of November to February, the first thing you will notice is the decorations. The place is decorated for Christmas and it continues till the Chinese New Year in February. There are several good places you should definitely visit while you are in Las Vegas. Bellagio fountains, the famous water, music and light show has several dancing fountains, uniquely choreographed in their presentation and expression. The free fountain show also features a special performance on songs like O Holy Night, Hallelujah Chorus, etc. on Christmas.
Another tourist attraction, The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, is perhaps the most visited spots in Las Vegas. The winter display between November and December consists of 28000 poinsettias, 2000 azaleas, 2000 cyclamen and a mother polar bear made of 12000 white carnations. There is also a holiday tree, almost 42 feet tall with two animated snow globes that are 12 feet tall and four chocolate houses. Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden is another place worth visiting. The cactus garden displays more than half a million lights spread over cactus plants spread in more than 3 acres of land, several chocolate houses and sculptures and a free tour to the Chocolate Wonderland and the factory.
You can also take a ride in the world’s largest Ferris wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller. It is decorated with 1500 LED lights and allows a beautiful view of Las Vegas. If you are mad about winter sports then the Caesars Chalet holiday ice rink and winter lodge will be the perfect place for you. You can enjoy skating across a 2100 square feet LED lit wonderland, complemented by artificial falling snow. The Cosmopolitan also converts its Boulevard Pool into an ice rink. You can also enjoy the largest Christmas Light Show of Nevada, the Glittering Light at Motor Speedway that is held annually from November to January.
Besides, there are several museums like the Neon Museum, the Mob Museum, the Discovery Children’s Museum, the Nevada State Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, etc, that you should visit. The Fiori Di Como, Masatoshi Izumi and the Gallery of Fine Art are some art galleries that you must not miss.
So, if you have decided to spend your winter holidays in Las Vegas this year, you can rest assured that it will surely be one of your bests.