When you think of Vegas, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Gambling! Right? Vegas is most famous for its casinos with endless games of poker, blackjack and much more. But there are so many other things beyond just gambling and partying in Vegas! The city is full of a variety of entertainment options, marvelous sights and attractions unique only to Vegas. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Vegas that will enrich your trip and have the best time ever! Whether you’re going for a wild party weekend or on a break from the daily grind, these are some the best activities in Vegas that you shouldn’t miss!
Place Your Bets At The Casino
As you already know, Vegas has some of the best casinos in America! And you will find the best ones on the Strip. Caesar’s Palace is one of the most treasured icons of Sin City. Only a few other Vegas casinos can match the vibe of this 50-year old place. There is nothing you won’t find here, there’s table games, poker, baccarat pit, etc. Head to the Bellagio’s casino if poker is more your style. For video poker and slot machines, you better try out the casino at the Palms. Other famous casinos you can check out are the legendary Golden Nugget, Gold Coast or Circus Circus. These casinos will definitely give a real taste of the vintage past of Vegas’ casinos.
Tour The World Without Leaving Vegas
Always wanted to tour the world but something always held you back? Not anymore. Many of the themed hotels are modeled after famous attractions from all over the world. Want to visit Paris? Try Paris, Las Vegas with the most iconic sights from the French capital city. Visit the famous sights of Paris like the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and even reminiscents of Paris Opera and the Louvre. Take a ride through the Grand Canal in a gondola, shop at the Grand Canal Shoppes or have an authentic Italian meal at Buddy V’s Ristorante. All of this is possible at the Venetian, where you can enjoy the city Venice without leaving Las Vegas. If you are interested in something closer to home drop by New York – New York on the Strip complete with the NYC skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Ride The High Roller
For a stunning bird’s-eye view of the Strip take a ride on the High Roller at The Linq. The tallest observation wheel, at the height of 550 ft, beats even the London Eye. Each ride lasts about 30 minutes where you will get perfect views of the Strip, airport, surrounding valley, and pretty much all of Las Vegas from the High Roller. The High Roller provides multiple photo opportunities. Adults can have some extra fun with the complimentary drinks available at the open bar during happy hour on the High Roller at the Linq. Sounds about perfect, yes?
Catch A Cirque du Soliel Show
With the amount of amazing shows hosted in Vegas, it’s no wonder that it holds the title of being the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’. Obviously, Cirque du Soleil thrives the most in this city, with 8 productions in Las Vegas. The topmost fan favorite shows are “O” and “Mystére”. “O” is a unique performance with some gravity-defying water acrobatics, that will take your breath away. “Mystére” is one of the longest-running shows in Vegas where you will the pure Cirque du Soleil magic coming to life. The Beatles “Love” is a show which will take you on a musical journey of the famous band The Beatles. Another ode to a musical genius is the “Michael Jackson ONE” show. You can catch this action-packed show at Mandalay Bay.
Check Out The Museums
Yes, they do have museums in Vegas too. The Mob Museum sheds light on the city’s gangster era in the 20th-century. You will find a detailed history of mob activity in the U.S. and around the world. At the museum, you will also learn about notorious gangsters like Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, and John Gotti along with the dedicated G-men and FBI agents, who worked to put an end to the crime across the country.
While the city’s vintage architecture might be around no more, many of its neon signs have been retained for the Neon Museum. This 2-acre area is full of neon signs from the times gone by. The Neon Museum is best visited at night, where you will all see the signs lit up in the complete neon glory!
With our museum tours, you can enjoy the ultimate infusion of history and culture during your Vegas vacation.
Visit The Hoover Dam
Located only 40 mins away from Vegas, Hoover Dam is a must-visit spot. It is an arch-gravity, which is enormous in size and is entirely man-made. The Hoover Dam has been providing power to the states of California, Arizona, and Nevada since 1935. Take a guided tour to Hoover Dam, walk onto the bridge to get stunning views and get some amazing shots. Lake Mead is pretty famous for its sparkling blue waters where you can go boating or fishing. Learn more about Hoover Dam and its construction at the visitor center. Check out our Hoover Dam Tours where you will find all you need to do at the dam.
Take A Hike
The city of Las Vegas is ringed by mountains and canyon, which make a great spot for activities like hiking. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservational Area, located only 25 miles from the city, offers a respite from all the craziness of Sin City. Take advantage of the 13-mile scenic route which will take you through the undulating hills offering some beautiful views. Make most of your visit by using one of the numerous biking or hiking trails at the park. Spending some time with nature is a welcome activity after going through the non-stop hustle-bustle of the city. So don’t miss out on a trip to the Red Rock Canyon which offers the best views of the desert and the surrounding red hills.
Ride The Big Bus
Since there is so much to see in Vegas, you will obviously want to tour the city. There’s no better option than the Big Bus Las Vegas Tours. With the hop-on and hop-off bus tours, you will be able to tour the city at your own leisure. In this tour, you can get down wherever you want in the city and get back on the bus only when you are done. You will get the best panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas from the open-top of the double-decker bus. There are also Big Bus night tours available where you can enjoy the glittering cityscape of Vegas from the open top of the bus.
Zipline Through The City.
This is one epic experience that you have to be a part of. Get an adrenaline rush while you fly above the city at high velocity at a significant height. There’s a ‘SlotZilla’ zip line that will take you two blocks down Fremont Street, while you hover seven stories high in the air. Get the real superhero experience as you fly on your stomach at Zoomline. If you are feeling adventurous try out the ‘VooDoo Zip Line’ which carries you at speeds reaching up to 33 mph, 800ft down from the Masquerade Tower to Ipanema Tower.
You are in Vegas and there is nothing to stop you from partying are an endless number of clubs in Vegas each offering a unique party experience. Enjoy the amazing decors, mind-blowing performances, multiple dance floors, and world-class DJs spinning the best tunes as you dance. The Marquee (at Cosmopolitan), Hakkasan (at MGM Grand), Tao (at the Venetian) are some of the best nightclubs in town. Vegas is also known for its amazing pool parties and party buses! Take part in Club crawls, that are a Vegas ritual to enjoy the best of all party worlds. Keep in mind that Vegas nightclubs are strict about what you wear, so make sure you abide by their party dress code.
You do not want to miss out on the things listed above. You cannot say you’ve been to Las Vegas until you have taken a part in all these activities. But, Vegas is all about enjoying, so don’t forget to hvae fun and make the most of your trip to Vegas.