From casinos and restaurants to spa experiences and wild attractions, Las Vegas is the place that has it all. Whether you’re visiting for just a day or you’re there for a week, there are plenty of things to keep you occupied — on and off the Strip. Check out these top things to do when you’re visiting Las Vegas for your next vacation!
Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil shows have become staples at many Las Vegas hotels. From O at the Bellagio and Ka at the MGM Grand to Mystère at Treasure Island and Zarkana at New York-New York, you’ll find a show that will fascinate and excite. Some shows are tributes to famous musicians, like LOVE and ONE that celebrate the Beatles and Michael Jackson, while others are truly spectacular performances that showcase acrobatic feats and magical tricks!
High Roller Observation Wheel
For thrill seekers that love heights, the High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ is the place for you. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the Strip on the tallest observation wheel in the world! It’s even taller than the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer. You can also choose to ride in the Happy Half Hour pod to enjoy a selection of free drinks, as you cruise above the city during your 30-minute sky high trip.
When you have a craving to shoot some of the coolest guns in the world, there is no better choice than a shooting range in Las Vegas for an over the top shooting experience. With a collection of some of the biggest, and smallest, guns in the world, you can find a piece to suit your interests. Shoot just one, or shoot them all when you customize your shooting range adventure. You can even shoot an M249 SAW belt fed machine gun out of a helicopter!
If you’re looking for something a little more budget friendly, try the Bellagio Fountains on for size. Completely free, the fountains put on a massive show with lights and music every 15 to 30 minutes. The choreographed water “dances” flip and twist jets of water in the air to create a mesmerizing display that you can’t tear your eyes away from! The best shows are during the evening, when the sky is dark and you can really enjoy the accompanying light display.
Romance is in the air the minute you walk into the Venetian Hotel! The painted ceilings and walls exude the quaint stone facades and architecture of traditional Venetian streets and waterways. Take your loved one on a trip along the water with your very own gondola driver. They sing beautiful Italian arias on request.
Mandalay Bay Aquarium
The Mandalay Bay Aquarium is your chance to meet some creatures of the deep you’ve never seen before. With a variety of fish, sharks, turtles, rays, and even a beautiful octopus, you can wander the aquarium for a face to face meeting with the most fascinating animals in the ocean. This attraction is perfect for children and families.
New York-New York Ride
Another one for the thrill seekers, the New York-New York roller coaster gives you the twists, flips, and swirls you’re looking for in an amusement park ride. The ride itself winds and weaves through the buildings that make up the hotel, providing you with excellent views of the imitation Manhattan skyline. You can also get a great glimpse of the southern part of the Strip, if you can stop screaming long enough to look!
The Mob Museum
Las Vegas was once famous for the gangsters and mob bosses that walked its lit streets. Now you can learn all about them when you visit the Mob Museum. Take a walk in the shoes of John Gotti, Al Capone, and Bugsy Siegel, or learn about the adventures of FBI agents and G-men like J. Edgar Hoover, Harry Anslinger, and Eliot Ness.
The Eiffel Tower Experience
While many Las Vegas hotels are based on famous wonders of the world, the Paris hotel is one of the most popular along the Strip. It pales in comparison to the real thing, but you can still take a trip up the replica of the Eiffel tower. This version is an exact half-size model and measures 46 stories high to give you amazing views of the Las Vegas lights.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
A natural wonder of the world, Grand Canyon has been drawing tourists worldwide for decades. Skip the crowds and soar above this massive canyon left behind after an iceberg’s passage. Most helicopter tours can pick you up along the strip, so you can enjoy a quick, convenient trip to your destination.
A City that Never Sleeps
While many people consider New York the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas is another city that won’t let you get any shut eye. With 24-hour attractions, you can find something to do at all hours of the day or night. Start your Las Vegas vacation with these attractions to create a memorable trip you’ll love and remember.