Thursday, January 31, 2008

Las Vegas ’08 – Places to Be, Things to See

Las Vegas always rolls out the astounding, and 2008 will be no different with a number of new attractions. Expected to once again be the top domestic destination booked with Carlson Wagonlit Travel this year, here are a few new options to experience this year in Vegas:

Everyone knows world-class entertainment can be expected in Las Vegas. In fact, some people even visit just for the entertainment and never step foot onto a gaming floor. The new big ticket this year will be the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys.” The Broadway hit production, which includes such musical favorites as “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and a slew of other memorable tunes, will start April 4. Tom Jones will heat up the stage beginning in late March, and Elton John sets up his piano for an extended stay starting in March.

Las Vegas features the cream of the crop when it comes to exhibitions, as well. Drop in on the Titanic Exhibit featuring more than 300 artifacts from the doomed ocean liner, or get an inside look into the body at BODIES...The Exhibition – a little warning to the queasy; they’re real preserved human bodies! Whatever your penchant, from small productions, gigantic stages, laugh romps, pop acts to the crooners, you’ll find it in Las Vegas any time of year.

Want a breath of fresh air? Check out the newly refurbished Freemont East; a new downtown entertainment district adjacent to the Freemont Street Experience. After a $5.5 million street makeover completed mid-summer last year, pedestrians on the newly expanded sidewalks are greeted with retro neon signs that capture the vintage side of Las Vegas. Numerous restaurants and bars have been updated or found a new home in the district.

Searching for a perfect destination wedding location? Las Vegas just might be it. Now, marriage in Vegas is nothing new, but it’s far from the so-called “shotgun” wedding stereotype. It’s actually a fantastic destination wedding location: Las Vegas is easy to get to and there’s literally something for everyone. For the bride and groom, they can choose from a myriad of locations, from small to big-time, then whisk themselves off into a world of fun fantasy – after all, isn’t that what Vegas is all about?

Don’t gamble on your next vacation; contact Carlson Wagonlit Travel and make your Las Vegas vacation a real winner.

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