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Seven reasons to reconsider Sin City

Cirque du Soleil. Seven worlds, one city. (Mystere, Ka and O are your best picks.) The Bellagio fountains. Every fifteen minutes, with the toll of the clock, spectacular dancing waters come to life on an 8-acre lake. Best seen at dusk. Green Valley Ranch. A short drive from the strip, this beautiful hotel boasts a lovely shopping district (complete with Anthropologie and a Whole Foods) and an unmatched poolside complete with quiet shaded cabanas, waterfalls and a sand beach. The architecture. Take a camera-ready ride through the city. Not to be missed: the nearly completed Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Serendipity 3. For the New York-inclined sweet tooth. BGFA. From now until January 2011, presenting Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form, featuring works by Renoir, Hockney, Picasso, and Lichtenstein. The shows. From David Copperfield and Jerry Seinfield, to The Lion King and Cher, the city's line-up is second-to-none.  

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Seven reasons to reconsider Sin City July 8, 2010  |  By Christina Crook
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I unexpectedly found myself (and my ten-month-old daughter) in the Nevada desert for the fourth of July. I thought I'd share a few worthy reasons to visit the inimitable city of Las Vegas.

  1. Cirque du Soleil. Seven worlds, one city. (Mystere, Ka and O are your best picks.)

  2. The Bellagio fountains. Every fifteen minutes, with the toll of the clock, spectacular dancing waters come to life on an 8-acre lake. Best seen at dusk.

  3. Green Valley Ranch. A short drive from the strip, this beautiful hotel boasts a lovely shopping district (complete with Anthropologie and a Whole Foods) and an unmatched poolside complete with quiet shaded cabanas, waterfalls and a sand beach.

  4. The architecture. Take a camera-ready ride through the city. Not to be missed: the nearly completed Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

  5. Serendipity 3. For the New York-inclined sweet tooth.

  6. BGFA. From now until January 2011, presenting Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form, featuring works by Renoir, Hockney, Picasso, and Lichtenstein.

  7. The shows. From David Copperfield and Jerry Seinfield, to The Lion King and Cher, the city's line-up is second-to-none.

Has anyone else made the trip? Recommendations?

 

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