If you’re planning on a trip to Las Vegas, a large portion of your travels will most likely revolve around the famous neon lights and flashy casinos on the strip. People the world over come from far and wide to put their best foot forward to attract the favor of lady luck. There is more to do in Vegas than just gambling though, so whenever you get tired of gambling the days away, check out these top 10 attractions in Vegas.
Go See a Show
Theater fans rejoice! From acrobatic acts and musicals to singers and magic shows, there is always something new to watch. Perhaps a ticket to Cirque du Soleil, the best known show in the world for its sheer magnitude and acrobatic feats, should be your first stop.
The Hoover Dam
If you’re a bit more interested in something along the lines of a day trip, the hoover dam isn’t a sight to miss. Spanning the expanse of the Colorado River and the Black Canyon, this absolutely breathtaking landmark is situated a mere thirty miles south of Las Vegas proper.
Red Rock Canyon
In this trip, we explore the lively and historic center of the French Quarter in New Orleans to discover the top things to see and eat. First we visit Bourbon Street, famous for its jazz music, followed by the Garden district where we try the Creole/Cajun cuisine.
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► Bourbon Street - the liveliest street in the French Quarter, filled with music, pubs, nightclubs, and of course - food.
► Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis - The oldest cathedral in the United States, established in the 1700s.
► Steam Boat - Don't miss the jazz boat cruises along the Mississippi River
► Garden District - Filled with beautiful mansions from the 1800s and live oak trees.
► Street car - a vintage street car that will take you everywhere you need to go in the French Quarter.
► Voodoo Museum - A tiny museum that gives you an inside look into the New Orleans voodoo culture.
► Lafayette cemetery - One of the haunted places in New Orleans, features an above ground cemetery dating back to the 1800s.
► ► Commander's Palace - http://www.commanderspalace.com
Located in the Garden District, this is a local landmark restaurant and a must visit. It's hard to miss with its bright baby blue facade and is famous for its bread pudding souffle and turtle soup, among many others.
► ► Galatoire's - http://www.galatoires.com/
Located on Bourbon Street, this restaurant is famous for its steak, gumbo, and shrimp etouffee.
► ► Cafe Du Monde - A landmark in the French Quarter, famous for their beignets and chicory coffee.
Louisiana Plantation Tours - One of the most eye-opening and interesting trips is an hour away from the French Quarter, the plantations. This is an interesting look into the history of Louisiana leading up to the Civil War.
One of the most eye-opening day trips in New Orleans is the plantation tours. On this trip, we get a first-hand look at US history and the events that lead up to the Civil War with a tour of the Whitney and Oak Alley Plantations. The Whitney plantation shows the perspective of the people who worked as a the slaves, and Oak Alley shows the perspective of the plantation owners. It is a story of wealth, grandeur, and tragedy. It's a tour we won't forget and we hope you visit during your trip to New Orleans.
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