I spent a fun and relaxing vacation in Vegas last week. It was much-needed and a huge relief. I’ve been wanting nice to get away for a little while. One of the highlights was our Fallout: New Vegas tour!
One neat thing about Fallout is that the maps of the more recent games are based on real-world locations. Fallout 3 takes place in post-apocalyptic DC, 4 in Boston, and New Vegas in Las Vegas. I walked the Freedom Trail in Boston last fall, so of course I had to tour the Mojave while I was back in town. We basically drove a loop around and back to Vegas. It took us no more than half a day.
You start the game in Goodsprings (Fallout article), a small town about forty-five minutes from the city. The people there were so friendly, and Pioneer Saloon (Prospector Saloon in-game) was kickin! I want to return for a proper visit and hangout at the bar.
Our next stop was Primm (Fallout article). Buffalo Bill Casino’s roller coaster makes an appearance in-game, albeit under a different name (Bison Steve lololol). My sister-in-law and I rode the coaster, and it was awesome!
After driving south to Primm, it was time to head east for Nipton (Fallout article). It was a such a gorgeous day. Nipton was also such a friendly town. We saw a lot of bikers and buggies going both ways.
And then it was a drive north to go home through the US-95. This was such a great trip, and it was something I’ve always wanted to do. I guess I took Vegas for granted while I was living there, but now that I’ve moved away, I finally feel motivated to see all the places! Next up is a Fallout tour in DC perhaps. Haven’t visited since I was 11, so that’s gonna be fun!
Closing this entry with one of my favorite radio songs from FNV. Oh yeah, they use real-world music too. Check out this Galaxy News Radio playlist on Spotify for more songs that show up in the Fallout franchise.