Top attractions in Las Vegas
Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas
Call it Sin City if you want, but there's no denying that the Entertainment Capital of the World has a unique allure. After all, it took a lot more than seedy clichés to make Las Vegas one of the world's leading tourist destinations!
1. Las Vegas Helicopter Tours
Vegas isn't a place to be enjoyed on the cheap! Set the tone for extravagance with Helicopter tours of the city's kitsch architecture and surrounding desert landscapes.
2. Death Valley
Death Valley, the hottest corner of North America, may be ominously named but its beauty is quite humbling, and it even blooms in spring. Just bring plenty of water!
3. Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip boasts many of the world's largest hotels and casinos, all hosting their own dazzling shows. Take the scenic route by limo!
4. Fountains of Bellagio
The choreographed fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel "dance" every 15 minutes from 8pm till midnight (and every 30 in the afternoons)!
5. Mirage Volcano
The huge volcano in front of the Mirage hotel is another attraction in the same vein. It erupts on the hour from 8pm till midnight and, oddly, smells like pina coladas!
6. Las Vegas Motor Speedway
If gambling in the casinos isn't enough to set your pulse racing then how about zipping around the thrilling Motor Speedway in a luxury sports car?
7. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
You might be able to see the canyon's breathtaking red rock formations from your hotel window but getting up close to the Red Rock Canyon is a must for avid hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers!
8. Hoover Dam Bypass
The Hoover Dam Bypass is actually called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, but neither name really does justice to this spectacular feat of engineering!
9. Hoover Dam
Did somebody say feat of engineering? The Hoover Dam's art-deco design is impressive inside and out, although the exterior's breathtaking enormity is truly something to behold.
10. Stratosphere Tower
The tallest freestanding observation tower in the US offers the best views in Las Vegas, as well as a revolving restaurant and four terrifying amusement rides!
Planning Your Visit
When to go?
Unless you have a high tolerance for heat, plan your trip either side of summer. If you want to avoid the crowds then visit during the week.
How to get around?
From cabs and double-decker buses to helicopters and the Las Vegas monorail, the city has no shortage of ways to travel. Just remember that everything gravitates towards the Strip.
How to dress?
Women shouldn't have a problem but male dress codes differ for nightclubs so it's worth checking them online. Generally speaking though, a shirt and decent shoes go a long way.
How to win?
You're on your own there! Good luck!
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- Best time to visit
- Spring or Fall
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What people are saying about Las Vegas
I love everything of this trip, and when I say everything I mean even the hours on the road are included. We were a small group (just 3 people), they provided snacks and water for the entire trip and the transportation was very clean and comfortable. Our guide Danny was so kind, respectful and knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. And of course, he takes the best pictures EVER!!! I would recommend Danny from west pearl tours 100% times. Definitely doing this again in the future. From Patricia & Giuseppe.
Walter was the best guide ever! Not only was he very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon but talked about living in Vegas. Great guy & great day trip. We certainly will take another day with them.
Excellent day trip! Weather was perfect and our guide (Stephen) was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accomidating. I have to recommend Stephen to anyone taking this day trip. Best guide ever!
Yvette was amazing! She was knowledgeable and friendly! The park is beautiful, just breathtaking. Would recommend to anybody, and we will likely do the tour again in the future.
It was truly an amazing experience and I learned waaaay more than I could have ever thought possible. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Vegas.