Experience the Best but Beware of the Worst Aspects of Las Vegas

Las Vegas was strategically designed and created to entertain and excite guests of all ages. The lights, sounds and special effects, which make the city famous entice millions of visitors every year. Although many of the hotel/casinos, world-class shows and attractions represent some of the best that Sin City has to offer, there are various other aspects many consider to be the worst aspects of Las Vegas.

The Best

• Hotels-According to Travel Insider, the best & worst of Vegas includes the choice of accommodation options. The Bellagio remains one of the most elite venues on the Strip. The property itself boasts magical dancing fountains along with a botanical garden and conservatory that often resembles something from a fairy tale. Guests staying in one of the more than 3,900 rooms and suites also find the Bellagio has a fine art gallery, fine dining restaurants, the popular “O” Cirque du Soleil show, a selection of upscale stores and regularly frequented nightclubs.

• Restaurants-The Spago is located in Caesar’s. The modern, popular and trendy restaurant/bar serves a vast array of American cuisine options prepared using unusual world influences. The cafe portion of the eatery offers familiar appetizers, pasta, pizza and snacks. Guests planning on spending the night out at the theater also have the option of ordering from the three-course pre-theater menu. However, one of the most thrilling aspects of the Spago involves the chance to see a celebrity at the bar.

• Shopping-Arched ceilings, majestic columns and a unique spiral escalator of the Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace dazzle shoppers. See how the other half shops by browsing through the Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Valentino retail stores. However, with more than 150 stores from which to choose, the indoor mall also features a wide selection of popular name brand outlets.

• Unique Attractions-Exotics Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway appeals to male and female adrenaline junkies alike who delight in the chance to play the role of race car driver. But, the venue does not offer just any run-of-the-mill race cars to test your skills. Guests have the rare opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche. The challenging 1.2 mile course features seven turns and the chance to race around the track at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

The Worst

• Hotels-According to the Motley Fool, former clients rated Circus Circus and the Flamingo as some of the worst hotel resorts in the city. They are also not surprisingly some of the least expensive. As the facilities do not bring in the revenue in numbers hotel owners like to see, they are also not worthy of renovating or updating. The viscous cycle of miserable profits leads to poor upkeep until one day, the property is scheduled for implosion.

• Neighborhoods-The Las Vegas Sun shared FBI data revealing the city has three of the worst areas for the likelihood of becoming the victim of violent crimes. The location close to Balzar Avenue and Martin Luther Boulevard was third on the nation’s list of crime-ridden destinations. Other potentially hazardous neighborhoods include the location close to U.S. Highway 95 and D Street.

• Weather-You need only venture to the Vegas.com website to see the weather is easily one of the worst things about Vegas. Daytime temperatures from June through August regularly climb past 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring and fall months surrounding summer also easily exceed 90 degrees. Las Vegas also gets only four inches of precipitation all year. If planning on visiting some of the spectacular landscapes around the city, plan on visiting anytime from late fall to early spring.