Macau is a great place to go to for a day trip or a weekend getaway. In Old Macau you’ll find lots of history and Portuguese influence throughout the streets and alleyways. Once you’re finished being a tourist in Old Macau, you’ll probably head over to Taipa Macau (the other island just to the south that comprises Macau). Taipa is where you will find all the newer luxurious hotels, clubs, and high-end casinos. Though this area is much more modern than Old Macau, it still offers visitors a touch of historical charm when walking about.
So you’re heading to Macau for a day, a night, or a weekend, and aren’t quite sure what to do or what to expect. The only things you’ve probably heard about Macau is that it’s the “Las Vegas of Asia” and that it still retains much of its Portuguese influence throughout the city. This influence is seen in Old Macau and is quite the change from the densely populated city life you would experience in Hong Kong. As for the casinos: yup, they’re literally everywhere.