Bonus Getaways ~
Imagine waking up without having a care today, where someone else makes your meals and bed . . . welcome to your vacation!
Las Vegas, Nevada - “What happens here, stays here”…need we say more? Falling in love with Las Vegas is easy to do. The “Entertainment Capital of the World" welcomes over 35 million pleasure-seeking tourists a year with unique shopping experiences, first-rate restaurants, and of course…world class gaming. Nowhere else can you find this many live performances by the most famous singers and comics in show business, as well as lavish productions featuring statuesque showgirls, stunning sets, and incredible special effects.
While Las Vegas offers many forms of entertainment and recreation, the biggest game in town has always been found in the glittering casinos. Every year millions of visitors call on Lady Luck and try their hand at exhilarating games of chance - such as blackjack, baccarat, poker and hundreds of themed slot machine games. And if you’re a sports fan, you can always place a wager on one of your favorite teams.
Long ago, shopping was a diversion. No longer. Vegas has become a global shopping destination. Las Vegas Boulevard South is now one of the world’s great shopping streets with huge outlet malls and exclusive boutiques in exquisite casino resorts, offering shoppers everything from haute couture to traditional souvenirs.
Make sure and take advantage of the enjoyable day tour to beautiful Lake Mead and the magnificent Hoover Dam. An engineering marvel, this "Eighth Wonder of the World” holds back the Colorado River, forming one of the world’s largest man-made lakes. Lake Mead's deep blue waters and 550 miles of shoreline are enjoyed year round by boaters, water skiers, swimmers and people just hoping to hook a trophy fish. And for the really adventurous, the Colorado River offers unforgettable white water rafting. Viva Las Vegas!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - This Mexican seaside paradise has something special for everyone, with a wide variety of attractions and entertainment options. There are cultural events and exhibits, exciting day trips to the jungle, relaxing days at the beach, and countless romantic hideaways to explore. Immeasurable activities, both on and off the water, will keep you entertained until it is sadly time to depart. Night life abounds with many popular night clubs and an array of quality restaurants to please even the most discriminating palette. Puerto Vallarta is yours to savor.
This area enjoys over 300 sunny days a year; and with temperatures averaging right around 83 degrees, it’s perfect for the seemingly endless number of beautiful beaches. Choose from wide-open soft, white, sand beaches to picturesque rock surrounded coves. The most popular beach is Los Muertos, just south of the Rio Cuale, in Old Town. Weekends at this beach are fantastic. The beaches just north, on the road to Punta de Mita, are full of quaint beachside restaurants featuring an array of delicious fresh seafood. The southern beaches, like their northern partners, are beautiful and usually much less crowded.
When you’re here, make sure to charter a “Pangas” to go fishing. Almost everyone will catch something. The waters are abundant with sailfish all year long and other species more seasonal. Or if serious shopping is your game, this area is a dream come true. There are specialty shops galore lining virtually every street in the downtown area (where English is widely spoken). There are outdoor markets, flea markets, shopping centers, small indoor centers, and everything in between.