Things to do in Las Vegas
Bellagio Hotel Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
As a keen gardener I have to admit to loving this place.
It’s open year round and is free for all. The astonishing array of exotic plants is one thing but the Bellagio’s landscaping experts turn the botanical material they work with into a feast for the eyes as they intertwine the natural world with the man-made world of gazebos, bridges and ponds.
No matter what time of year you visit, the Conservatory will have a display to match the season or holiday. Don’t miss the small glass roofed orchid house whatever you do.
It’s located near to the center of the gardens and has some quite spectacular specimens of these exotic and romantic plants.
As you’re passing through the Bellagio’s lobby take a glance up and you will be greeted by the sight of what is reputed to be the world’s largest glass sculpture, the Fiori di Como, “Flowers of Como”. This fantastic chandelier consists of 2,000 glass flowers, all reflecting and refracting the light in a kaleidoscope of color. The connection with Como is that the Las Vegas Bellagio is modeled on the hotel of the same name which is situated on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.
Relax in a Venetian Gondola
Sticking to the Italian theme why not let the world of Las Vegas drift by as you enjoy a calming ride in a gondola at the Venetian hotel? If you half close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the water gently washing against the side of the boat and the smooth singing of the gondoliers, you can truly believe that you are on the Grand Canal in Venice. The illusion is compounded by the surrounding architecture which has been influenced by the famous landmarks of that part of the world.