Sights to See in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Bellagio Hotel
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.
Home of the famed Cirque du Soleil show "O", the five
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
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
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 &
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
Whether it's the luxurious Italian
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.
3600, Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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