The lights, the sounds, the malls. I recently took a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., with my family and best friend Lily Johnson. I was born in Las Vegas and lived there while I was young, so I never got to take advantage of all the exciting adventures that Vegas has to offer to a teenager.
Granted, Las Vegas is known as “Sin City,” but it has another side that provides nothing but harmless, teen-friendly fun.
Shopping is hands-down one of my most favorite activities. Luckily for me, the malls on The Strip are anything but small.
Living in Los Alamos means that I do not get to spend time in malls with my best buddies all that much, so shopping in the Vegas malls was a completely new experience.
Lily and I spent an entire day at Forever21, Abercrombie Fitch and even Build-A-Bear. Every store we could think of was bound to be there, and that was something we two teenage girls absolutely loved.
Driving around Vegas at night is incredible. Seeing all the lights, which have an arresting beauty, was one of my favorite parts of the trip. They shine brightly, and exciting performances boom and twinkle from inside of the buildings.
Although the sun sets at around 5 p.m. in the winter, Vegas never truly gets dark. Roads hardly need street lights because the glow of the buildings almost creates an illusion of daylight.