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Most dynamic, entertaining, exciting — choose any superlative, and you’ll describe Las Vegas. What other city, during the past few decades, has replicated half the world’s top attractions? Where else can you pass by Luxor and New York City, eat brioche in a Parisian sidewalk café, walk through St. Mark’s Square in Venice — all within a distance of less than a mile? How can you find another place where more than a half dozen different Cirque du Soleil productions awe audiences with their artistry and athleticism?

It’s a two-faced town. One face beguiles with make-up and make-believe; the other reflects a metropolis of close to a ...

Most dynamic, entertaining, exciting — choose any superlative, and you’ll describe Las Vegas. What other city, during the past few decades, has replicated half the world’s top attractions? Where else can you pass by Luxor and New York City, eat brioche in a Parisian sidewalk café, walk through St. Mark’s Square in Venice — all within a distance of less than a mile? How can you find another place where more than a half dozen different Cirque du Soleil productions awe audiences with their artistry and athleticism?

It’s a two-faced town. One face beguiles with make-up and make-believe; the other reflects a metropolis of close to a million people, with memorable museums, art galleries and outdoor pleasures. After dark, The Strip — one of America’s only nighttime National Scenic Byways — dazzles. By day, Red Rock Canyon escarpment creates its own magic as it rises into a faultless blue sky. Downtown, Glitter Gulch and the Fremont Street Experience beckon with vendors, street entertainers and a canopy of more than 12 million lights, but away from the glitz, Clark County Museum, the Springs Preserve, Chinatown Plaza, world-class golf courses and Shakespeare at the Henderson Pavilion shine with their own subdued luster.

Putting the two faces together guarantees your best bet for a great time.

Connie Emerson
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Connie Emerson is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Cheapskate's Guide to Branson, Missouri and Eyewitness Top Ten Travel Guide – Las Vegas.

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