Situated in the desert and surrounded by Baron Hills, Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and a great place to visit all year round. This city has no shortage of choices for exploring, sightseeing and enjoying. The amazing line of resort hotels around the famous “Strip,” with their fountains, sparkling lights, and recreated sites from cities around the world, all provide a wonderful way to relax and have fun in the great desert landscape.
Whether you’re here to get married, or for an exciting weekend or a family trip, Vegas is full of amazing jaw dropping attractions. You will never run out of things to do in the Sin City. Here are some of the best attractions in Las Vegas:
Go around doing the Tour Strip for less than $10 – Well it’s true! You can tour the strips for less than $10 by riding one of the many pimped-out Deuce buses that go all the way to Downtown and back. These double-decker buses offer a cheap two-hour ride at $6 or you can jump on and off all day for a mere $8. If you are willing to pay $20, you will get a three-day pass.
Visit the Stratosphere, the tallest building in Nevada – The Stratosphere Tower, which is considered to be the tallest freestanding observation tower in the USA, is an extraordinary sight on the Las Vegas skyline. Rising up to a height of 1,149 feet, the tower rooftop features a wide range of adrenaline pumping rides, including the SkyJump, Big Shot, X Scream, and Insanity. There is also an indoor and outdoor observation deck that offers amazing views over the city.
Watch Bellagio’s choreographed fountains displays – Considered as the city’s finest resort, The Bellagio Resort in Vegas is one of the few AAA 5-star-rated hotels. The most attention grabbing attraction of this all-American Italian villa is the signature dancing fountains. Often described as the best free attraction in Las Vegas, the dancing fountains situated in front of the Bellagio perform an awesome display of water choreographed to music. The show starts every half-hour beginning at 3 pm and every 15 minutes from 8 pm until midnight.
Bet at one of Las Vegas’ famous casino – Exhibiting a great blend of the past and the future, the Caesars Palace, built nearly 50 years ago by Jay Samo still remains a classic symbol of Sin City pleasure and luxury. It is a huge complex, located in the middle of the Strip, which is complete with every entertainment option imaginable. If you are a poker fan, then the Bellagio is the place to be, where you might even catch sight of some of the top players in action. You can also try your luck at the Downtown’s legendary Golden Nugget against expert players. The Palms, the off-Strip Gold Coast or Circus Circus are other casinos, where you can put your gambling skills to work.
Check several reproductions of notable locales around the world – Many of the architectures and hotels in Vegas mimics notable locales around the world. If you want Paris and the Eiffel Tower, try Paris Las Vegas, which is one of the most easily recognized resorts in Vegas. Out front you can see a scale model of the Eiffel Tower, and also a reproduction of the Paris Opera House. The Venetian Hotel, one of the city’s finest resorts features a themed shopping arcade built to match the city of Venice, complete with canals and gondoliers. If you want to see a replica of Italy’s Lake Como, head to the Bellagio. The New York-New York Hotel is a visually stunning hotel designed to look like New York’s skyline, complete with the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge. Such is the magic of Sin City.
Taking in a Cirque du Soleil show while in town – When it comes to entertainment, Vegas knows how to shine. Cirque du Soleil, translating to “Circus of the Sun,” is well- known for its dumbfounding acrobatic feats that are performed with an unmatched level of artistic skills and talents. Don’t miss Cirque du Soleil’s most sophisticated show, “O” (Bellagio’s main attraction), that features over 70 swimmers, divers, contortionists, aerialists, and clowns performing acrobatic feats around a pool or stage that contains 1.5 million gallons of water. Tickets can be pretty expensive, but the performance is well worth the money.
Enjoy shopping around the city – Although you can spend money in Vegas in every possible way imaginable, the best way of course is to do shopping. Las vegas is often called the shopping Mecca. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is a great place to shop, where you can find a host of medium- and high-end retailers. The Fashion Show Mall is located just up the road on the Strip. The mall can be easily identified by the $1 billion Cloud, a massive aluminum disc that hovers over the main court, streaming ads and offering shade for tired visitors. The Grand Canal Shoppes inside the Venetian and Palazzo offers numerous shopping choices as well as plenty of wonderful dining options, when you are hungry.
Experiment Las Vegas pool parties – During summer time (early April to late October), when the temperatures can soar above 104 degrees Fahrenheit in Vegas, pool parties become an important part of the daytime activities and the ultimate place to beat the heat. The Hard Rock’s pool, a pioneer in the pool-party action with its primary daytime Rehab events is where you can have the most fun. Featuring waterfalls, sandy beaches and swim-up blackjack, the Hard Rock’s pool is always buzzing with activity. In addition to pool parties, you can enjoy live concerts several nights a week at the The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, which overlooks the Strip from four stories high.
Visit the Downtown crowd – Located east of the Strip is Fremont Street, a developing pedestrian-only, urbane neighborhood area that has all kinds of unique attractions. Glistening under a covering of LED lights that light up the sky in variety of colors, the street has become home to an array of bars, restaurants and shops. The Beauty Bar, the Griffin and the newly reopened Atomic Liquors are some of the places worth visiting. In the first Friday of any month, downtown hosts bar-gallery-food festivities, when the galleries stay open late and it’s party time for everyone.
LOL at a comedy club – Everyone likes to have a hearty laugh every now and then. Tickle your funny bone in Vegas by watching some of the hilarious comedy shows. From every day stand-up headliners to full-on production entertainment like Carrot Top and Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in the MGM Grand and comedy showrooms like the Improv at Harrah’s, you are in for a few hours of laughter and great fun. The experience is bound to make you return for more.
As you can see, there is more to do in the Sin City than just gamble. The weather in Las Vegas is very good for most of the year, which gives you an option to enjoy the numerous outside activities the city has in store for you. Since most of the action in Vegas is focused around The Strip, staying on or close to this area is the best option.