10 Best Things To Do in Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Strip, Sin City, and the paradise in the middle of the desert are some of the most enjoyable places to visit in the entire world. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re interested in shows, great food, luxurious hotels, or the opportunity to win some cash at cards or slot games.
But that’s part of the problem: there’s too much to do. If you visit Las Vegas, you won’t have enough time to see everything you want given the city’s sheer size and depth. That said, you can set up your trip to be a successful one if you plan out the best things to do ahead of time and rent an affordable car to get around from Advantage.
Today, let’s break down the 10 best things to do in Las Vegas so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Cruise Through the Casinos
It’s not really a Las Vegas, Nevada trip if you don’t check out some of the best casinos! The Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and many more line Downtown Las Vegas’s center, the Strip: the long road down the heart of Las Vegas that contains the bustling center of its gambling and show business industries.
If you really want to see what Vegas has to offer, you should enjoy at least a few slot or table games at a few of these casinos. Just be sure to only gamble what you can afford to lose and remember: the house always wins!
See a Show
Vegas isn’t just about gambling your vacation fund away. It’s also a great place to check out shows, ranging from concerts to comedy nights to special performances to Cirque du Soleil. Depending on when you go, different shows will be available. The above-mentioned Cirque du Soleil is a great performance to check out, as are any live theater performances that happen to be running during your stay.
However, you may also want to check out the show called The Blue Man Group. This musical comedy performance is a staple of the Las Vegas area and it’s a great show to experience at least once. Even better, it’s family-friendly, so you don’t have to worry about inappropriate material for children.
Check Out the Titanic Artifact Exhibition
The Titanic Artifact Exhibition is located at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Here, you’ll find a collection of real artifacts from the historic shipwreck, many of which were harvested by James Cameron’s undersea expedition.
Regardless, it’s an interesting collection of history (though it’s a bit strange that you can find it in Las Vegas of all places!). If you’re more of a museum and knowledge fan than someone who likes to play poker, this artifact exhibition could be right up your alley.
Visit Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam may not be in Las Vegas, but it’s very close by. In fact, you can get to Hoover Dam in less than two hours no matter where you happen to be staying in Sin City. You can either drive yourself by renting a vehicle or you can take a public shuttle service to the area.
No matter how you get there, Hoover Dam is surely a sight you’ll never forget. The monumental Dam has lots of places for you to stand and look over the side or take pictures with your friends. There’s also a small museum and plenty of informative plaques spaced about so you can learn about how the Dam was created and the intense cost of human life required to complete this engineering marvel.
Even today, Hoover Dam provides lots of Las Vegas’s electricity due to the Colorado River. This is easily one of the wonders of North America, and you should see it at least once!
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
There are many Madame Tussauds wax museums around the country, including one in New York City. However, the Las Vegas Madame Tussauds is a one-of-a-kind exhibition with many celebrities and fictional characters lovingly re-created as wax sculptures that you can’t see at the other museums.
If you’re in Vegas for a little while, you should definitely check out the Madame Tussauds here. It’s a great place for both kids and adults alike to spend a hot afternoon in an air-conditioned paradise. Plus, there are lots of memorabilia and trinkets you can purchase to remember the visit. Take plenty of pictures next to your favorite wax figures for even more fun!
Take a Gondola Boat Ride
It can get quite hot in Las Vegas, which is why the gondola boat rides are lifesavers for many tourists. These boat rides take you across waterways that border some of the local casinos, like Caesar’s Palace, and offer a welcome reprieve from the hot sun. They’re also a great idea if you have a significant other with you on your Vegas trip; what’s more romantic than a two-person gondola ride through the heart of Las Vegas with a pair of beverages to sip throughout?
Ride the High Roller
The High Roller is a unique Ferris wheel you can only find in Las Vegas. It’s higher than most of the buildings in this city and offers unmatched views of the surrounding metropolis. The High Roller is particularly fun to ride at night when the city’s gleaming lights ignite in full force. Again, take a significant other up for an enjoyable and romantic experience you’ll never forget.
View the Fountains of Bellagio
The Bellagio hotel has a massive body of water where you can find the titular fountains. The Fountains of Bellagio seem to move during each show, and elegant lights create a remarkable, unforgettable display that runs every few hours. This also is best viewed at night so you can get the full aesthetic experience. Fortunately, odds are the Fountain show will play several times during your visit, so you don’t need to worry about missing it.
Ascend the (Vegas) Eiffel Tower
Las Vegas has its own version of the Eiffel Tower. While it’s not as tall as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it’s still an enjoyable experience and it has an observation deck at the top. Tickets are pretty affordable at around $30 a person, and it’s a great opportunity to see Las Vegas in all of its illuminated glory from above.
Don’t Forget the Mob Museum
Last but not least is the Mob Museum: a very interesting if somewhat ironic museum of crime and punishment. It revolves specifically around all of the mob activity that ruled Las Vegas several decades ago before the city was cleaned up as part of a multi-year initiative. This is certainly an excellent place to check out if you are interested in the history of Las Vegas.
Other Fun Things To Do in Vegas
Check out these additional attractions and sightseeing stops if you have extra room in your itinerary or are planning more than just a day trip:
- The Neon Museum
- The Venetian Hotel and Casino with its Venice Experience
- The Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas Boulevard
- The Vegas AdventureDome
- The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens — one of the best free things to do in Vegas
- Drive to the Grand Canyon or Red Rock Canyon
- The Bootleg Canyon zipline
- The Linq, the tallest ferris wheel in the world
- The Mirage Volcano Eruption Show
- Mandalay Bay guided tours
- See David Copperfield at the MGM Grand
- See the world’s largest slot machine at Slotzilla
- The Wynn Las Vegas Casino
- Watch the acrobatics at Cirque Du Soleil
- Mojave Desert ATV tours
- Helicopter tours, walking tours and bus tours
- The pinball hall of fame
- Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
- The High Roller observation wheel
- The Grand Canal Shoppes
- Circus Circus
- Shark Reef Aquarium
Of course, you’ll only be able to see these Las Vegas attractions if you get there in a timely manner. There are lots of places to park in Las Vegas, so don’t worry about getting rid of your car and relying on public transportation. Instead, rent a vehicle from Advantage Rent-a-Car. Our diverse fleet includes sedans, trucks, and even luxury vehicles see you can cruise down The Strip in style. Contact us today for more information!