No matter which name you prefer, Las Vegas certainly has become famous for its extravagant casinos, exciting attractions, five-star restaurants, and world-renowned entertainment. Planning a trip to the Fabulous Las Vegas? We’ve got some of the top things to do for the perfect Vegas vacation.
Visit the Las Vegas Strip, and you’ll come across dozens of the most impressive gambling establishments in the world. Here, you’ll find a recreation of the Manhattan skyline complete with the Statue of Liberty at the New York-New York hotel and casino. Turn a corner and you’ll find yourself in the middle of Italy at the gorgeous Venetian casino with canals, gondolas, frescos, and street performers just like in Venice.
Vegas casino resorts like Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, The Luxor, and Caesars Palace are among some of the most astounding buildings in the world.
In between winning at the slots and playing at the tables, you’re bound to get hungry. From five star restaurants to affordable eateries, you can find it all at the hundreds of restaurants in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has dining establishments from the top chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Wolfgang Puck, and Joel Robuchon. Meanwhile, Vegas has plenty of different restaurants, bars, pubs, and buffets for all budgets.
A visit to Vegas isn’t all about the casinos. You can find plenty of attractions for the whole family here as well. All throughout the year, shows like Cirque du Soleil astound audiences with acrobatic performances that defy gravity. Thrill seekers can take a ride on the Big Apple Coaster at the MGM Grand Casino and Resort which rises 203 feet in the air before plummeting 144 feet downwards at speeds of 67 mph. You can get your motor running and drive race cars like the Ferrari F430 GT at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Vegas has plenty of interesting museums within its city limits. The Shark Reef Aquarium owned by the Mandalay Bay Casino has some of the world’s biggest shark tanks with all kinds of underwater creatures like sharks, fish, reptiles, and rays. You can also visit the Mob Museum telling America’s tale of organized crime. Meanwhile, the Neon Museum features historical neon signs and unusual architecture. Meanwhile, you can check out the alleged UFO crash site at the Area 51 military base.
Not far from Las Vegas, sits some of the world’s most breathtaking man-made and natural wonders. You can take a day trip to tour the Grand Canyon, a mile deep canyon carved by the Colorado River that stretches 277 miles (445.78 km) long. You can also explore Nevada’s Hoover Dam, a 726.4 ft. (221.4 m) high and 1,244 (379 m) foot long concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Situated in the middle of the Nevada desert, Las Vegas has exciting day trips in which you can also explore the surrounding terrain by horseback, hikes, SUV, or ATV vehicles.
Every year top performers, musicians, and DJs put on shows at Vegas’ hottest concert venues. Stars like Britney Spears or Celine Dion attract thousands to their resident concerts in Las Vegas. For a good laugh, you can attend stand-up comedy shows hosted by some of the world’s most talented comedians. Vegas also has entertainment like plays, concerts, magic shows, variety shows, sporting events, dance performances, impersonators, and anything else you could imagine!
Las Vegas has some of the best parties you could possibly find. From gay clubs to music venues, strip clubs to nightclubs, you’ll find it all in Sin City. The hottest DJs play at Vegas’ mega clubs like TAO at the Venetian, Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Surrender at Encore, Moon Nightclub at Palms, or XS Nightclub at Encore.
So whether you love to play poker tournaments, test your love at the slots, dine at the world’s best restaurants, or cut a rug on the dance floor, you’ll find it all in Vegas. Tourists can enjoy hundreds of casinos, roller coaster rides, romantic dinners, and more in “The Entertainment Capital of the World.”