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What Happens in Vegas…

Posted on 14 April 2018 by admin (0)

As home to the nation’s party capital, Las Vegas, Nevada may not be the most obvious choice for  travel. However, the Silver State is so much more than slot machines and blackjack tables. With a rich historical past and stunning landscapes, Nevada serves as the perfect destination for visiting. Keeping tabs on all the cool stuff to see and do in the Silver State is, without a doubt, an impossible mission, but one feature that always seems to be top of the class is the rivaling northern and southern landscapes.
Risque nightlife and glamorous casino resorts draw crowds from around the world but not just to gamble and gawp. In modern Las Vegas, top chefs dish up global flavours, while boutique hotels, fashion-forward shops, art galleries and chic clubs attract even gambling neophytes who can’t tell a full house from a flush.
Where casinos have no clocks, nightlife has no limits, and Sin City stays wide-awake until dawn. Saunter past velvet ropes at an ultra lounge, sip cocktails under the stars at a rooftop bar, or take in a mega-star’s stage show, Las Vegas is one of the most visited places in the world.
With countless opportunities for outdoor adventure, North America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe has become a popular Nevada destination. Located along the east shore of the lake is Sand Harbor, a 55-acre stretch of white sandy beach.
Is there anything more American than a wild horse? I don’t think so. For decades, the wild horse—more specifically, the mustang—has been a boldface symbol of the entire American West, swiftly summing up what it means to be wild and free. And guess what? You can see herds upon herds of wild horses just about anywhere in Nevada, considering about 50% of the entire nation’s wild horse population resides in the Silver State. And honestly, with Nevada being the ultimate untamed state, I couldn’t imagine any better a stomping ground for this steed. Of all the wildlife, there’s something about the Nevada Desert Bighorn Sheep that seems to have this ancient, pre-Ice-Age sorta vibe going on. Maybe because out of most of the other animals on this lineup, the desert bighorn sheep has managed to survive in some of the bleakest conditions for the longest periods of times
Every year, a city springs up like a mirage in the Black Rock Desert, a bizarre carnival of art, music, self-expression, and self-reliance — with a dash of pyromania thrown in. The event that started with a few friends on a beach in San Francisco drew almost 66,000 people to the playa last year to revel in a flaming fantasyland stocked with mutant vehicles, alien artworks, and all sorts of mystical creatures. Nevada State Route 375 — officially dubbed the Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996 — runs near the infamous military facility known as Area 51 and is a destination for alien enthusiasts, many of whom claim to have spotted UFOs and other strange apparitions along the road. Spend a night at the Little A’Le’Inn in the town of Rachel, pick up some alien souvenirs, and keep your eyes peeled for little green men.