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Best Way To See Las Vegas In Just 3 Days

January 4, 2011 8:02 PM

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You’ve been planning your long weekend getaway for months and you think you’ve covered all your bases. Tickets to hot show? Check. Reservations at hard-to-get-into four-star restaurant? Check. Research on the best buffets, slots and spas in town? Check, check and check. Let’s see, what did you forget? How about a truly unique way of experiencing Las Vegas, by day and night? Here are the best ways to see Las Vegas in just three days. – Marco Medrano
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Twilight Helicopter Tour

Sundance Helicopters
McCarran International Airport
5596 Haven Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 736-0606
(800) 653-1881
www.sundancehelicopters.com

Arguably the most unforgettable two hours of this or any recent trip you’ve taken, Sundance Helicopters, Las Vegas’ largest and most experienced helicopter company, offers an exhilarating bird’s-eye twilight tour of the magnificent Las Vegas Strip and breathtaking Hoover Dam in the safety and comfort of a six-passenger, state-of-the-art luxury helicopter. All that — and the inherent romance of the eye-popping Vegas sunset — and you’ve scheduled yourself a pretty cool memorable excursion. Office phone hours: Monday through Sunday, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., or send requests to sales@sundancehelicopters.com.

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Nite Tours’ VIP Nightclub Crawl

Nite Tours (VIP Limo Club Crawl)
8430 West Lake Mead Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 877-6483
www.nitetourslasvegas.com

OK, you’ve done the pool thing, the buffet thing, the slot machine thing. You’ve taken a nap, scheduled a facial and massage, and now you’re in the serious mood to party, Vegas-style. What to do? A great option for singles, wedding parties and groups, this may be the greatest tip you’ll ever get: Nite Tours’ “Nightclub On Wheels” is Sin City’s not-so-secret, best kept secret. It is unbelievably reasonably priced, and the fun begins at 9:30 p.m., when you board the limo party bus and proceed to drink, drink and, oh, yes, drink some more as you club crawl to three of the hottest nightspots in Vegas. Nightclub on Wheels also offers many specialty tours of distinction. How much fun is the evening? Nightclub’s unofficial slogan is: “What Happened in Vegas?” Now, that’s fun. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or e-mail your Las Vegas requests and call back number to sales@nitetours.com.

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Sunrise Ballooning

A Great American Balloon Company
681 South Highway 160
Pahrump, NV 89048
(877) 933-6359
www.wedofly.com

Though it might be a challenge to get up really, really early to experience this next unforgettable activity, it’s worth it. Picture yourself in a majestic hot air balloon as the sunrise emerges from behind the mountain ridge and you silently soar high above the expansive and awe-inspiring Mojave Desert. There are no words. A Great American Balloon Company guarantees not only the safest ride anywhere, but also offers the “Rolls Royce” experience — and same-day ticket delivery. Can you imagine the amazement in your friends’ faces as you retell this once-in-a-lifetime experience? Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or send schedule requests to wedoflyballoons@yahoo.com.

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