PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (LAS VEGAS STRIP)

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles long, located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester (however, the Strip is often referred to as being “in Las Vegas”). Most of the Strip has been designated an All-American Road, and is considered a scenic route at night. Many of the largest hotel, casino, and resort properties in the world are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Fifteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels by room count are on the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms.

One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas’ cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.

There’s a plethora of inspirations in this magic place, from the legends, the performers (Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Celine Dionne…), the games and the heartbreak, to drive your poem home. Find one, and let it ride!

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19 thoughts on “PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (LAS VEGAS STRIP)

  1. Consequences

    There once was a gal from PA
    Who went to Las Vegas to play
    She gambled real big
    And ate like a pig
    Now her wallet and stomach must pay

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  2. connielpeters

    Many places await
    On my bucket list
    Las Vegas isn’t one

    Liked by 2 people

  3. William Preston

    LIGHT POLLUTION

    In Vegas,
    you
    can’t see Vega.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. […] PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (LAS VEGAS STRIP) […]

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  5. Here’s one!!

    https://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/poem-starting-with-a-line-by-ingrid-michaelson/

    Thank you, for the inspiration…it paired well with Quickly’s challenge today. 🙂

    Be sure to hop over there and play poetry with the Bargain Retreads if you have time and inclination.

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  6. July 27 – Las Vegas

    Little Las Vegas

    The closest I’ve been to Las Vegas was Reno
    Where we stopped, and ate, and visited a casino
    Then to Circus-Circus for some fun and games
    We dropped a few bucks and got cups with our names
    Then we walked out with stuffed animals and toys
    And some little objects that made too much noise
    Back into the van to continue on our way
    Hawaii bound through San Francisco Bay
    Now most of the memories have vanished of Reno
    That stop on our trek was so very long ago
    No plans to go back ‘cause it wasn’t that great
    If that’s little Las Vegas, the big one I’d hate

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  7. THEY TRAVELED IN A PACK

    The “Chairman” was the big cheese.
    While Dean feigned inebriation.
    Joey was a jokester and Sammy
    entertained to extreme.
    No one really knew what
    Cyril did, except tag-along.
    They made their stand
    at the Sands. Build a better martini.
    To hell with the rat trap.

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  8. The Strip

    The Strip is not
    a strip club,
    where you lose
    your clothes.

    The strip features
    casinos, where you lose
    your money, and if
    you have any left,
    see a show.

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