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Fill Your Passport Up In Vegas

 

Have you ever dreamed that you could travel around the world, taking photos in front of ancient architecture in Egypt or famous pieces of artwork in Europe? Do it all on the Las Vegas Strip and fill up your travel passport to capture your own piece of history.

Eiffel Tower at Paris HotelFrom the iconic pyramid at Luxor to the daily explosion of The Mirage volcano, Las Vegas has it all. Spend the afternoon traveling across the world on one street - Las Vegas Boulevard. Take a ride up the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas for amazing views of the Strip; then head over to Excalibur for a little medieval fun while you enjoy dinner and a show at Tournament of Kings where knights joust for the hands of fair maidens.

The Venetian's waterways are reminiscent of Venice. Take a gondola ride with your sweetheart for a romantic European getaway. Or catch a show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, featuring superstars such as Rod Stewart, Celine Dion and Shania Twain. Grab a double-decker sightseeing bus to the New York-New York hotel for a view of the city's famed skyline and stop in for a beer and a slice of New York-style pizza in the quaint Greenwich Village neighborhood food court.

Journey into Irish country at J.C. Wooloughan's Irish Pub inside the JW Marriott Resort. Enjoy traditional Celtic food along with classic dark beers and whiskey inside this authentic pub. You're not just stepping into any Irish pub - this place is the real thing - they shipped the entire pub direct from the Emerald Isle!

Looking for a tropical getaway? Relax on the sun-drenched shores of Mandalay Bay, where tropical vegetation surrounds you and tidal waves crash on the white sand beaches! Enjoy a South Beach-style day in the sun at the Tropicana Las Vegas, one of Las Vegas' original expansive beaches, with poolside gaming too! A legendary hotel with a one-of-a-kind pool - the Flamingo Las Vegas features a spectacular 15-acre tropical retreat with pools interconnected by lagoons and surrounding a magnificent waterfall. Oh, and don't forget to visit the flock of Chilean flamingos and various feathered friends at the enchanting wildlife habitat!

Start traveling and stamping your way through your vacation passport, right here in Las Vegas!

Vegas is a picture perfect destination!

      You probably have a digital camera -- either one specifically made for taking pictures, or attached to your smart phone. When you're in Las Vegas, there are plenty of places to put it to good use, with its neon lights and famous boulevard.  Book your trip and stroll the Strip, because there's a photo op around just about every corner.

 The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.    No visit to Vegas would be complete without a stop at the famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.  Located on the south end of the Strip, it's one of the most recognizable signs in the world and also one of the most copied. The original designer, Betty Willis, created the sign in 1959 and never copyrighted it. It's the reason why you'll find this sign, or a version of it, everywhere from T-shirts to mugs to beach towels. So when you're here, get your picture with the real thing.

The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.Romance is in the air when you arrive at Paris Las Vegas.  The hotel's focal point is a 1/2 size replica of the Eiffel Tower, with its 11th floor restaurant with stunning view of the lights below.  Of course, don't miss the elevator ride to the top - at 460 feet, you'll experience a perfect panoramic 360-degree view of Las Vegas. For more great photo ops, don't miss The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, The Paris Opera House, and the Alexander III Bridge-all reproduced to the smallest detail.

Those seeking vintage Vegas will enjoy the downtown area known as Fremont Street.  Although there are plenty of classic Vegas hotels here, you can't miss modern technology at its best with the world's largest LED canopy of light.  With more than 12 million lights, the overhead canopy displays music videos and special light shows nightly.  Make your trip to Fremont Street's Viva Vision show at night and you'll be amazed that it's as bright as day when the lights are on!

The Mirage Volcano has been erupting for more than 20 years, and now produces flames that are hotter and larger than ever, with a new fire lagoon feature.  The creators have installed dozens of fire cannons under water that will explode on command.  The effect is a choreographed fountain of fire and scored to the vibrant music of Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart.

The majestic Fountains of Bellagio.Just take a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard and you'll get a glimpse of the world.  It's the most recognizable street in the world and you'll see first hand Bellagio's fountains, New York's famed skyline, Luxor's great pyramid, Venetian waterways and squares and secluded lakeside shows at Wynn Las Vegas.

For more scenic shots, take a quick trip to Lake Mead where you can see the famous Hoover Dam.  A quick 30-minute drive from the heart of Vegas, the Hoover Dam will amaze you with its size and commanding presence. 

You’ll stop, but the fun won’t with a monorail day pass

     The Las Vegas monorail is an easy way to travel north and south on the Las Vegas Strip, but there's plenty to see along the way. Grab a day pass and check out some of the fun at every stop!

     At the MGM Grand, solve a case at CSI: The Experience and hop off at Bally's Las Vegas to take the Jubilee Walking Tour, where you'll get a glimpse of what it takes to bring the $50 million stage spectacular to life. Be sure to walk next door and to check out the Eiffel Tower Experience.

     Next up is Flamingo Las Vegas, where you can visit the Wildlife Habitat and grab a bite at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. At Harrah's Las Vegas, shop at Carnaval Court and cruise next door to see vintage cars at the Imperial Palace Auto Collections.

    Embark at the Las Vegas Convention Center stop and you're right next to Vegas Indoor Skydiving, America's first vertical wind tunnel. Continue to the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and enjoy exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world's largest Benihana. Finally, at the Sahara Avenue monorail stop, it's a block walk to the Stratosphere Tower observation deck and its panoramic view of the city, and the Stratosphere Tower Thrill Rides.

     There's something to do from end to end, so grab a monorail day pass and enjoy Vegas one stop at a time!

Miss USA 2011: Along the Eastern shore

Note: This is the fifth in a series of blogs leading up to the Miss USA 2011 competition on June 19 at Planet Hollywood. In this entry, we're highlighting contestants from the East Coast.

MISS DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA USA: HEATHER DANELLE SWANN

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Elvis! I want to take a picture with an Elvis impersonator.

Q: If you had to pick five things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: Money, a Redbull or some type of energy drink, the cutest cocktail dresses in my closet, the cutest set of comfortable heels and a camera to document the time of my life!. 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: Trump International Hotel Las Vegas!

MISS CONNECTICUT USA: REGINA TURNER

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: Seeing the dolphins at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage!

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: Bank at the Bellagio

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: I hear that the pools at the MGM Grand are exquisite.

MISS MAINE USA: ASHLEY-LYNN MARBLE

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: Cruise down the Las Vegas Strip in a convertible.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: Sage (at ARIA Resort) because of its fresh farm-to-table ingredients. 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I have heard that the M Resort is amazing!

MISS MARYLAND USA: ALLYN ROSE

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: I am most excited about competing in the Miss USA pageant! I will also be extremely excited to see the legendary "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign!

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: My favorite Vegas icons are Penn and Teller! Their shows are amazing! 

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: Sushi is my favorite food, so I would love to visit Shibuya and I hear Alize is amazing.

MISS MASSACHUSETTS USA: ALIDA D'ANGONA

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I'd love to go to Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas!

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: As a DJ, I would love to go to the nightclub that has my icon DJ Tiesto rocking the dance floors. 

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: Girls' night out with Ellen DeGeneres. She's hilarious and is the only person who could make Vegas better!

MISS NEW HAMPSHIRE USA: LACYJANE FOLGER

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: Donald Trump, of course!

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Vegas?
A: I have never been to Vegas before, but anyone that knows me knows that I am a steak and potatoes girl. My friends who have been to Vegas recommend I go to Craftsteak

Q: What are your must-see shows in Vegas?
A: Miss USA, of course, David Copperfield and The Ultimate Variety Show.

MISS NEW JERSEY USA: JULIANNA WHITE

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: I would go to Surrender at Encore. It seems like the perfect place to visit for a night of dancing!

Q: What is the most unique experience you've had in Las Vegas?
A: The most unique experience I had in Vegas was when I solved a crime at MGM Grand's CSI: The Experience. It was so fun to be a part of what I see in the television series! 

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: The best advice I could give to someone visiting Vegas is just have fun -- go everywhere you can and make sure you go to all of the amazing clubs! Also, don't forget Band-Aids for your feet after all of the sightseeing and dancing!

MISS NEW YORK USA: AMBER MARIE COLLINS

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Rehab at the Hard Rock because it has great cabana service.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Vegas?
A: Tao Asian Bistro because I love the giant fortune cookie dessert. 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: Definitely New York-New York so I could get a taste of home while I was in Vegas!

MISS RHODE ISLAND USA: KATE MCCAUGHEY

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Currently, my favorite Vegas icon is Holly Madison, star of Peepshow at Planet Hollywood. She seems so kind and has an incredibly outgoing personality, perfect for Vegas!

Q: Who would be your dream dates for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream dates for a night out in Vegas would be my best friends. I love girls' nights out, but if Zach Efron or Justin Timberlake happen to be there, I wouldn't hate that either! 

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: I can't miss seeing Paris Las Vegas because I have been to the city of Paris and can't wait to see the Eiffel Tower replica and relive some amazing memories.

MISS VERMONT USA: LAUREN CARTER

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: Six-inch high heels and a swimsuit ... together! Nobody does that in Vermont.

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Las Vegas?
A: I haven't been, but I would love to go to Margaritaville (at Flamingo Las Vegas). I'm a huge Jimmy Buffett fan! 

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: Mandalay Bay. An amazing gym, pool and spa -- what more could I ask for?

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

Miss USA 2011: Across plains and terrains

Please note: Lion King at Mandalay Bay has since closed. 

 The contestants for Miss USA are used to answering questions, so we threw some Vegas-related Qs their way. Here are some selected answers:

MISS UTAH USA: JAMIE LYNN CRANDALL

Q: Where do you love to shop in Vegas?
A: Fashion Show Mall.

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Tao Beach.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I'd love to live at the Wynn, The Cosmopolitan or ARIA.

MISS NORTH DAKOTA USA: BRANDI LYNN SCHOENBERG

Q: What's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: The "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign is probably the most recognizable thing in Vegas.

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: Why stop at one? I'd try to go to as many as I could!

Q: What would be your date for a night out in Vegas?
A: I would want it to be a total surprise, but it should include a helicopter ride at night to see the whole city lit up from above.

MISS SOUTH DAKOTA USA: CHANDRA RAE BURNHAM

Q: If you had to pick five things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: I would have to pack a fabulous swimsuit for all the amazing pool parties in Vegas, amazing dresses for clubbing, tickets to a one-of-a-kind Vegas show, a great pair of walking shoes so I can cruise up and down the Strip, and a big fat wallet so I have something to put all my winnings in on my way home.

Q: What are your must-see shows in Vegas?
A: Any Cirque du Soleil show and The Lion King.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would enjoy living at The Venetian.

MISS NEBRASKA USA: HALEY JO HEROLD

Q: Who's your favorite Las Vegas icon?
A: Frank Sinatra.

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: A fascinator headpiece.

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: Wear comfortable shoes!

MISS OKLAHOMA USA: KAITLYN SMITH

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: I am most excited about just spending two weeks in Vegas and enjoying the whole atmosphere. Vegas is electrifying!

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: My current favorite Vegas icon is Garth Brooks! He's from Oklahoma.

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: XS at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas is a must visit!

MISS TEXAS USA: ANA CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back home?
A: I'd rock an Elvis outfit if I had one.

Q: What's the most unique experience you've had in Las Vegas?
A: My first time in Vegas, I was able to experience a "Vegas wedding." My family and I had an amazing time.

Q: What's the one thing in Las Vegas you can't miss?
A: If you can't make it to the real Eiffel Tower in Paris, not a problem, because there's one in Vegas (at Paris Las Vegas), and it is beautiful.

MISS MISSOURI USA: HOPE DRISKILL

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream date would be bringing all of my friends to Vegas for shopping, sun and a girls' night out!

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: All of the buffets.

Q: What are your must-see shows in Vegas?
A: Elton John and Peepshow.

MISS LOUISIANA USA: PAGE PENNOCK

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: My favorite Las Vegas icon is Celine Dion. I am so excited she is back in Vegas and will definitely see her show while I am in Vegas.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: My favorite restaurant in Las Vegas is the hot dog restaurant right down the street from Planet Hollywood called Pink's. They have the best hot dogs ever!

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: The best advice to give to a first-timer in Las Vegas is to definitely take a gondola ride at The Venetian and watch the water show at Bellagio. They are both unforgettable experiences.

MISS HAWAII USA: ANGELA BYRD

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: Besides thanking the pilot for bringing the plane safely to Vegas, I want to experience what everyone has told me to be one of the best qualities about Vegas: the great food! Vegas, ready or not, here I come!

Q: Where do you love to shop in Vegas?
A: I look forward to checking out the great shopping at the Fashion Outlets! Williams-Sonoma Marketplace, Vogue Italia and Vanity Fair will be the first stores I run to! If I can find a Pottery Barn, this will complete my shopping list!

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would live at The Cosmopolitan if I had a choice to choose any Las Vegas resort to live at. The style, sophistication, interior and exterior design, (Marquee) Dayclub pool and their spa describes my personality and what I am comfortable with.

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization.

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