Sights to See in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Bellagio Hotel

More people come to visit Las Vegas than actually live there.  This means a booming hotel industry to house all the visitors.  One of the finest places to stay while there is the Bellagio Hotel.

Bellagio Hotel and FountainsHome of the famed Cirque du Soleil show "O", the five star Bellagio Hotel has that, and much more, to offer the Las Vegas guest. Opened in 1998, this luxury hotel is patterned after a Roman extravaganza, but offers everything for the modern traveler.

Situated on the shore of a 10-acre, man-made lake, the hotel offers the visitor and/or guest 20 restaurants and cafes, a 65,000 square foot spa and salon and a myriad of other attractions.

The famed Bellagio Fountains are just outside the hotel.

The visitor can watch as a thousand choreographed sprays blossom into the air in a water ballet that has to be seen and heard to be appreciated. The jets are timed to classical music and Las Vegas visitors will often stand in front of them day or night for an hour and watch the show.

Be aware, however, that although the "performances" are scheduled, this is subject to change for various reasons, including high winds or bad weather.

The lobby of the Bellagio alone is worth a visit. The ceiling displays 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers each of which has been hand-crafted to perfection. The Fiori di Como are multi-colored works of art that form only one astounding part of this city within a city. Actually, Fiori di Como is a chandelier created by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, whose work has been exhibited in every major museum in the world.

Just off to the side are other fascinating things to see, such as the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Within its walls are exotic plants from all over the world. Those who have enjoyed the botanical gardens of London or New York won't be disappointed.  

Throughout the years, every season is recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor. Specially designed lighting highlights every flower to accentuate its finest features. To ensure that the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains its magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features specifically to each season. To get the best effect, visit this unrivaled attraction's ever changing personality for the Holidays, Chinese New Year, spring, summer, and fall!

The Gallery of Fine Art at the Bellagio is another fine (no pun intended) option, even for those not staying at the hotel. With dozens of works by Picasso, Monet, van Gogh and other masters, it's small but impressive. Easily the equal of many European art museums, art lovers will find many works to view and enjoy. An audio tour is available.

Be aware, however, that hours of admission are subject to change without notice. When planning a visit, please phone ahead to ensure available viewing times.

Unlike some of the other hotels of Vegas, residence at the Bellagio is restricted to those over 18 unless they are guests of the hotel. One reason for this restriction is the centrality of the huge casino located within the heart of the property. It has been designed so that visitors will have to pass through it on their way to almost any of the other attractions. However, the adult visitor cna find under those orange canopies just about anything in the way of gambling, from $1 slot machines all the way up to $5,000 per hand poker tables.

Not very inexpensive, at least by Las Vegas standards, the Bellagio rooms can still easily cost $250 a night, though discounts are a possibility during off-days or weeks. I have seen prices as low as $145 a night.  What ever you pay, you'll definitely get your money's worth.

Whether it's the luxurious Italian provincial-decorated rooms, or the high-end Spa and Salon, you'll find elegance and personal pampering are the routine here. The spa architecture has an unusual feature to enhance the visitor's experience: walls made of water. The music and general ambiance will melt your stress away.

Even with over 3,400 rooms the hotel offers a very high staff-to-guest ratio and you can rest assured that your every whim will be catered to quickly. Come visit the Bellagio and find out for yourself.

The Bellagio Hotel
3600, Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7111

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