7. Wedding Bells
Thinking about tying the knot with Elvis as your witness? Vegas is the place for weddings, both traditional and alternative.
Estimates go as high as 500 couples per day on the average. Most years the total is over 100,000.
Compare that to Orlando and Disney World where it’s more like 2,000. Having all the kids around maybe isn’t conducive to the spontaneity.
In Vegas all you need is a driver’s license or passport and about $55 for the marriage license, obtainable in as little as 20 minutes. Cash only. A check probably wouldn’t clear in time for the vows.
8. Belly Up
Vegas is known for its food, if not from the gourmet side of things then from just the abundance of it all. Casinos often include cheap or free eats for guests. To give you an idea how much is consumed in a day, shrimp goes down at a rate of over 60,000 pounds a day. That’s more than what’s eaten in the entire rest of the country on a typical day.
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9. Room with a View
At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest free-standing observation tower in the US, and the tallest man-made structure west of the Mississippi River. The observation deck perches 869-feet up, with a 360-degree view of Vegas.
Everyone wants the great view, especially of the Strip. In March 2012 ground was broken for a 500-foot SkyVue observation wheel across the street from Mandalay Bay for 2013.
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