- By kevin
- On May 16, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
You can make the Las Vegas vacation all about luxury with visits to hotel spas, high-end boutiques and gourmet restaurants. And our travel guides may help you have a meaningful Las Vegas trip there. You can also find the tours from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on the Globerouter.com website with deals.
Paris, Las Vegas and the Eiffel Tower Experience
Though it may not be quite as timeless as the actual City of Lights, Sin City's (rather kitschy) take on Paris is one of the Strip's most popular occupants. The property offers a whirlwind tour of the French capital's most iconic sights: You'll find a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, decor reminiscent of the Paris Opera and the Louvre, and the pièce de résistance – a 46 story, half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower. For $16 or $22 (depending on whether you visit during the day or at night), you can take in the 360-degree views from the tower's observation deck.
As far as the casino goes, you'll find slots, table games, horse racing and Keno – with which travelers were more than satisfied. However, some recent visitors mentioned that Paris, Las Vegas isn't the best hotel for families. Still, Paris, Las Vegas boasts several French-themed restaurants and bars, plus a variety of shows, not to mention a variety of shops and the swanky Chateau rooftop nightclub.
If you're in the mood for something more interactive, you can listen (and sing along) to Napoleon's Dueling Pianos for free. You also won't have to pay to walk around the complex (which can be found opposite the Bellagio along the Strip), but certain in-house attractions and activities will cost you.
The Mirage Casino and Volcano
You may recognize this Polynesian-themed casino hotel as one of the three establishments robbed by Danny Ocean and his crew in the 2001 remake of the film "Ocean's Eleven." In addition to its Hollywood credits, The Mirage has earned a reputation among frequent Vegas visitors as one of the best places to gamble along the Strip for high rollers and thrifty betters alike.
If you aren't a gambler or you've got kids in tow, the main reason to visit The Mirage is its massive volcano. Every night at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. (and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), the ground rumbles and the man-made mountain spews fireballs sky-high to the sounds of The Grateful Dead. Recent travelers said it's an impressive show, and best of all, it's free to enjoy.
In addition to the volcano, The Mirage boasts a number of family-friendly attractions. The hotel houses a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium (located behind the check-in desk at the hotel), as well as Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Here, you can come face to face with a variety of big cats and watch several friendly bottlenose dolphins put on a show. General admission is around $22 for adults and $17 for kids ages 4 to 12 (children ages 3 and younger can get in for free). If you're feeling more adventurous and have some extra cash to spare, you can participate in a "Yoga with the Dolphins" session or try your hand at being a dolphin trainer.
The Mirage also features a number of shops, restaurants, nightlife venues and shows, including "LOVE," the Cirque du Soleil performance inspired by the Beatles. Though you don't have to pay to explore The Mirage, the on-site shows and attractions may charge separate entrance fees. You'll find The Mirage centrally located across the street from The Venetian and next door to Caesars Palace.