TheBlog

The Insider’s Guide to Las Vegas, NV

by:

Insider’s Guide to Las Vegas, NV

You don’t even have to step inside a casino to have a fantastic time when you visit Las Vegas, NV. While hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the City of Lights to play their favorite casino games, Las Vegas and the areas surrounding the city are filled with attractions and activities that don’t require you to risk your hard-earned money.

One eatery that’s a sure bet for some great food and beverages is our convenient location on Las Vegas Boulevard South. Whenever you have a hankering for some authentic Italian food, head over to Giordano’s to dine in or carry out. You can also give us a call for a delivery of food that never disappoints.

In the meantime, here are some attractions you don’t want to miss if you’re heading to Vegas:

  1. The Mob Museum

What used to be Sin City’s federal courthouse is now the home of The Mob Museum. The museum was created to educate its visitors about the growth of Las Vegas during the gangster era in the 20th century.

When you visit The Mob Museum, you’ll learn about nefarious gangsters, including Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone and John Gotti. You’ll also learn about the celebrated law enforcement officials and FBI agents who tried to snuff out illegal activities, including Eliot Ness, J. Edgar Hoover and Harry Anslinger. The Mob Museum examines the spread of mob activity outside of Las Vegas as well.

  1. The Neon Museum

You’ll find the Neon Museum on Las Vegas Boulevard, a little north of The Mob Museum’s location. The Neon Museum covers close to two acres of land that’s often referred to as the “boneyard.”

The boneyard is the resting place for more than 200 old Vegas neon signs which are displayed on the desert ground. One-hour, guided tours of the museum are available. During your tour, you’ll see signs from once famous landmarks which include Caesar’s Palace, the Golden Nugget and the Stardust.

  1. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Given the natural contrast it provides to Las Vegas’ neon-filled backdrop, it’s hard to believe that the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located less than 20 miles outside of the Entertainment Capital of the World.

While you can enjoy a 13-mile car ride through this spot in the Mojave Desert, it’s also a great place to get some exercise. You can walk, hike or bike through the canyon and conservation area to get a more intimate look at the desert’s beautiful red hills and landscape.

  1. Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is one of the country’s most widely recognized national treasures, and it’s located only about 30 miles southeast of Sin City. This concrete structure runs through the Colorado River and Black Canyon to confine Lake Mead. Lake Mead is the biggest reservoir in America, and it’s been providing power to Nevada, Arizona and California since the mid-1930s. The dam’s Visitors Center opens at 9 a.m. every day, and the first daily tour begins at 9:25 a.m.

Whether you’re going to explore a few sites within the borders of Sin City or you’re going to explore some of the attractions located outside of Las Vegas, visit Giordano’s to enjoy some fantastic Italian food to fuel up.

Remember, what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas — unless it’s enjoying some food and beverages at Giordano’s. We have locations located in several states, so be sure you check our website to ensure there’s a Giordano’s in the destination you plan to visit next.