This Week in Photos, Sept 10-16, 2010

A look at the travel-related news for the week of September 10-16, 2010.

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Home to some of the largest hotels and casinos in the world, the Las Vegas Strip spans over 4 miles and is littered with bright lights, flashy hotels and the most eclectic array of entertainment around. 960 1280

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Best known for the Forum Shops, Ceasars Palace, which has over 3,000 rooms in 5 different towers, is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. 960 1280

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As a tribute to the gondola rides through the canals of Venice, a gondolier gives tourists a ride at the Venetian Hotel & Casino. 960 1280

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The Excalibur, named for the mythical sword of King Arthur, is located on the strip and it's facade is a stylized image of a castle. 960 1280

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A view of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, the second largest hotel resort complex in Las Vegas. 960 1280

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Take a trip to Paris without having to fly overseas. The replica Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel & Casino is a signature of the Las Vegas skyline. 960 1280

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The Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is the former home of legendary magicians, Siegfried & Roy. 960 1280

  

Though not quite as big as the real city, New York New York Hotel and Casino gives off a New York City vibe from the moment you walk in the doors. 960 1280

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A symbol known all over the globe, this Hard Rock guitar is located just off the strip at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 960 1280

  

Famed for its elegance and always popular fountains, the Bellagio is a 5 diamond award-winning hotel and casino located on Las Vegas Strip. 960 1280

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One of the most spectacular sights in Vegas, the laser light that appears from the top of the Luxor Hotel & Casino Pyramid is visible from outer space. 960 1280

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"@MrDuncanJames poses w/ @bertkreischer & his new Euro scarf on Friday. Great working w/ u guys!" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"remember when this happened?" - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"We're awesome." - Bert Kreischer 960 1280

  

"Wow, california coast has gorgeous views. We dont see this in vegas!" - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"I just accidentally ate shellfish....." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"These lamps remind me of the cute lil UFO robot things in movie "Batteries Not Included"." - Zak Bagans 960 1280

  

"This is the best way to beat the heat in vegas today. If i could just get the dam water out of my ears." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"It's never to late at night to buy art. New peace i got from Alberro local artist in vegas." - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"Everyone I'm pointing at is awesome out there in twitter world. U all rock!" - Aaron Goodwin 960 1280

  

"The one and only Po Boy king." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Mahonys Menu." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Root beer glazed ham Po Boy at Mahonys" - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Donald link, bubba and a little smoker." - Andrew Zimmern 960 1280

  

"Dear Dr. Phil, Recently, I caught my wife, @OttaviaBourdain with another man." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

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"Showing off my cooking skills at my own birthday party." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"@tvsuperstarr at the daiquiri bar. NOLA. Evidence for the prosecution." - Anthony Bourdain 960 1280

  

"Early AM on the Fort Pitt Bridge. Cones are so useful." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

"Me and my harness." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

"Under the Fort Pitt Bridge in Pittsburgh." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

"Shooting theFort Pitt Bridge and Tunnels today and the highway guys rescued a kitten from the sewer. Cute..." - Don Wildman 960 1280

  

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Paris

Paris

It’s a prime destination for travelers from around the world. The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Le Marais, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe are some of the sights to see when visiting Paris. No trip to the City of Light is complete without a stroll on the ornate Pont Alexandre III Bridge, over the serene Seine River. 960 1280

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New York City

New York City

New York City is the full of culture and diversity. Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero, Harlem, Central Park and Soho shopping are great reasons to visit the Big Apple. Venture out beyond Manhattan and experience the flavor of Brooklyn and the NYC’s other boroughs. 960 1280

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Hawaii

Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii is always a popular destination for travelers.  Maui, Oahu and Honolulu are a few Hawaiian hot spots for relax and unwind. There’s something for everyone, including sunset paddling, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, USS Arizona Memorial, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, and Waimea Canyon. 960 1280

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Rome

Rome

This is Rome’s famous Ponte Sant'Angelo Bridge, leading to Castel Sant'Angelo. Plan your trip to see more must-see attractions in the Eternal City, including the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, Pantheon, National Museum of Rome, Sistine Chapel and Piazza Navona. 960 1280

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico

Take a jungle tour; swim with the dolphins; go snorkeling in the 2nd largest reef in the world; or take a Party Hopper Tour of fun pubs in Cancun, Mexico. We also recommend that you indulge in a couple relaxing days on the pristine, sandy shores of the popular destination. 960 1280

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Orlando

Orlando

Epcot Center is just one of the magical Disney parks in Orlando. Looking for more family theme-park adventures? Then head to Magic Kingdom Park, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Orlando is also a great destination for adults with dozens of places to visit a spa, golf, shop and it’s also a popular destination for weddings. 960 1280

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London

London

Old and new worlds meet in London with a walk across the Millennium Bridge to the historic St. Paul's Cathedral. Looking for other things to do? Visit Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard; spend the day shopping around Piccadilly Circus; or get a view of Big Ben and Westminster palace from the London Eye. 960 1280

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Miami

Miami

Miami is pulsating with nighttime energy, with hot restaurants and hotter clubs. Enjoy shopping on Lincoln Avenue; partying on Ocean Drive; sunbathing on South Beach; and visit Parrot and Monkey Jungle Islands. 960 1280

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Luck can be more than a lady in Sin City. With dozens of posh hotels, casinos and a variety of buffets, Las Vegas is a definitely a top destination for tourists. Go indoor skydiving; ride a rollercoaster at the Stratosphere Hotel Casino; stroll through the Bellagio’s Botanical Gardens; or race your friends in a mini kart at the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix. 960 1280

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Take in the view of San Francisco from high atop Mission Dolores. Plan your next adventure in the City by the Bay. Visit Golden Gate Park, the Castro neighborhood, Palace of Fine Arts, Embarcadero, Coit Tower, The Presidio, Muir Woods, or take a ferry to Sausalito. 960 1280

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Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach is 350 acres of fun with restaurants, movies, mini golf, music pavilions and more. Tourists come to this quaint southern town to bathe in the sun on the beach, but other dozens of other things to do and see, including the Carolina Opry, Family Kingdom Amusement Park & Water Park, Apache Family Campgrounds and Le Grande Cirque Adrenaline. 960 1280

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Beverly Hills, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Universal Studios are just a few reasons why tourists flock to The City of Angels. While you’re in the area, take a daytrip to Laguna Beach or Santa Monica. 960 1280

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Branson, MO

Branson, MO

Branson, MO, is a lively vacation spot with theme-park fun, live theater and the Showboat Branson Belle. It’s not only known as a country music hot spot, but it’s also great for whitewater rafting, ziplining, catching a show at the Amazing Waltzing Waters or visiting the World’s Largest Antique Toy Museum. 960 1280

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Morro Castle, Turtle Beach, Old San Juan, El Yunque Tropical Rainforest and Rio Cumuy Cave Park are some must-see sights in Puerto Rico. The Vieques Biobay is also a popular destination and one of a few bioluminescent bays in the world.  Go midnight kayaking or take a dive into the glowing green waters of Mosquito Bay. It’s one of the most amazing experiences Puerto Rico has to offer. 960 1280

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