The Other Side of Las Vegas, July 2013
Most people who goes to Las Vegas enjoy the very busy Las Vegas Boulevard (the strip) that's lined with casinos and hotels. But for those who are not into gambling, a drive down to neighboring Henderson could be a pleasant getaway. It's hard to imagine that this is part of Las Vegas even though it is truly in the city of Henderson. There are a few hotels/resorts here, including the Hilton and the Westin but we just wanted to visit the Village. Arriving in the late afternoon we found this place to be serene and interesting. It's almost like taking us back to Italy, a strange feeling indeed.
Lake Las Vegas is actually a part of Lake Mead and it's a community of pricey resorts, vacation homes, and fancy private residence. There are not a lot of stores around but you can still enjoy a relaxing stroll here.
There's a casino at the end but a very tiny one with only some slot machines. Maybe there are other casinos at the hotels/resorts but we didn't check them out.
Not sure if I want this, body sushi?