Las Vegas, the sin city, filled with casinos, nightclubs and shows. There are a lot of fun things to see and do, besides gamble. You can visit the city if you are single, with your family and kids. Here you can see the Eiffel Tower, New York, Disney, Rio, ride a gondola in Venice, visit Asia and Egypt, everything in the middle of the desert, on an American soil. We have been to Las Vegas several times and there is always something new to do.
Here’s our list of 20 fun things to do in Las Vegas:
1- Start walking down the Vegas strip. Here there is everything: shows, people wearing costumes and lots of bars and restaurants.
2- Watch the fountain display at the Bellagio Hotel. The show happens every day and the best time to see is at night, when all the lights are on.
3- Watch a Circ-de-Soleil show at the Bellagio Hotel too!
4- Visit the Paris Hotel, where of course you can visit the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triumph and several restaurants with French cuisine. There is also a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
5– Take a photo in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
6- Then head to Mandalay Bay, to see the Reef Shark Aquarium. This hotel is very close to the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign.
7– Check out, The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. The hotel is equivalent to a building of over 100 floors. At the top is a restaurant with a 360 degree revolving bar. It has a beautiful panoramic view of the city and other attractions.
8- Take a Helicopter Ride at night over the Las Vegas Strip.
9- Ride The High Roller, the world’s tallest ferris wheel, over 167 meters high, lasts 30 minutes, and allows you to enjoy a beautiful view of the city.
10- Go on the Big Apple Roller Coaster at the New York New York Hotel
11- Ride a Gondola and Visit Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, at the Venetian Hotel.
12- Visit the Grand Canyon. It is relatively close to Las Vegas. Depending on the point you intend to go, it can take between 2 and a half hours, and up to 4 and a half hours by car. There is a bus, a helicopter, and even plane tours, which take tourists to see the national park.
For this tour we chose the company: Maverick Helicopter Tours
13- Check out the Fremont. Located in Downtown, aiming to revitalize the area and attract tourists to their hotels, was the creation of the Fremont Street Experience. The street is closed to traffic and has stages with live music, lots of lighting, and several old hotels and casinos.
14- Visit the Caesar’s Palace: Caesars is the hotel where the movie, The Hangover was filmed.
15– Watch the Volcano show at the Mirage Hotel every night, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, every 30 minutes.
16– Go Shopping in the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, or in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center, there are over 170 stores.
17- Gamble, if you like and you’re good at it!
18- Enjoy a Pool Party in the Spring, (it’s to hot in the summer).
19- Go Skydiving in the middle of the Desert
For this adventure we chose the company: Sin City Sydiving
20- Take a limousine and go party! The best night clubs in Las Vegas are: Wynn, XS, Lavo, Tao and Marquee.
Tips: Renting a car in Las Vegas is cheaper than in other tourist cities in the United States, and it’s easier and faster to get around the city.
The best time to visit the city is from May to September. Even in winter, you will still feel a bit hot during the day, but at night it is cool. Always be prepared with a jacket or coat.
Have fun and do not forget: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!