A Limo Ride Down the Vegas StripPublished December 1, 2006 by OCR Editor
These four action-filled miles are also known as the Las Vegas Strip. The street's name is officially the Las Vegas Boulevard South. This at least is the name on the sign posts. Along it you will find the best land based casinos, which in turn inspired th
Imagine getting onto the Las Vegas Monorail at Tropicana Avenue and taking it along the Strip, the double-decker bus service (the Deuce), the tourist trolley service, the small cable-pulled tram or a limo as the stage calls out for you to do. On both sides of the road you will see casinos and hotels designed as a mini-America, a bigger-than-life postcard of the American dream.
From the north, you will first come upon the Riviera , Circus Circus and the Moroccan themed Sahara. These three alone make for over 7,500 hotel rooms. At the next block you will find the Venetian, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace and Harrah's Las Vegas, together making for well over 13,000 hotel rooms. After the next light, the Bellagio will lay to your right, behind an artificial lake, elegantly looking like it was taken from Lake Como in Italy.
A few facilities will draw your attention from the limo window before you reach the southern tip of the Vegas Strip. At the tip, awaits you the famous tip. We refer, of course, to the beaming pyramid top of the Luxor. The Luxor is among the most recognizable hotels on the strip. It was designed by Veldon Simpson, a renowned hotel architect. The hotel, imitating the Giza pyramids along the Nile River in Egypt, holds about 4,400 hotel rooms. It is the second largest hotel in the world. Guess where the No. 1 hotel is? If you guessed the Vegas Strip, you were right! The MGM Grand, across the street, with 5,690 hotel rooms, tops the list.