The Hoover Dam is awesome! It is an American icon of ingenuity in the west and the history behind it is enthralling! The scale of it is enormous and the canyon it sits in is beautiful making me wish I could go back in time to explore it pre-Dam. I love taking pictures here and was happy to visit recently and get some pics. Here are a few I took while the water was a vibrant blue-green popping in contrast to the canyon’s tan and brown walls.
Thanks! – Josh
Really the best thing about Las Vegas to me is that it is centrally located to a lot of cool places to visit within about 3 hours. You can see spots in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California all on a “reasonably priced” flight from Atlanta.
I’m not a gambler and even though I’ve done the drink all the way down the Strip thing, I don’t really recommend it. Most of the casinos reek of smoke (except the Bellagio for some reason). There are some good restaurants, but they no longer are the bargains they once were. What I do like about Las Vegas is the architecture. It does feel like taking a trip around the world in one evening. Where else can you visit New York, Rome,Venice, Paris, Egypt etc in one evening. That alone is worth a trip to Las Vegas in my opinion.