Las Vegas is notorious for its glitz and glamor, flashing lights and neon signs. This ritzy over-the-top town offers a break from reality and is packed with things to do. Here is our list of 10 of the best attractions in Las Vegas.
High Roller Observation Wheel
At an enormous 550 feet, Las Vegas’ High Roller sets the record for the highest observation wheel in the world. To enhance the experience, you can opt for packages that include a personal bartender, a BBQ meal, chocolate tasting, or even yoga classes. For a less relaxing option, visit the thousand foot high Stratosphere Tower. Heart thumping opportunities include bungee jumping and several thrilling rides.
Cirque du Solei
A trip to Vegas wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of the city’s famous theatre productions. Cirque du Solei offers a variety of fantastic shows at various venues. Shows are a blend of impressive acrobatics and beautiful choreography. Whether you are a devoted Michael Jackson fan or looking for a solid storyline, there is a show for you.
Don’t forget that one of the most breathtaking natural wonders is only a few hours away. If you have a day or two to spare, take a trip over to the Grand Canyon. If short on time, there are actually quite a few beautiful natural sites nearby. Red Rock Canyon offers many hiking trails and is only a short drive from the city. It is obviously no replacement for the Grand Canyon, but the red rock cliffs are gorgeous and worth the visit.
Looking to enjoy great music while keeping cool? Join a hip pool party at the Wet Republic. Famous DJ’s will blast the music while you cool off in the pool. For a more exclusive experience rent a bungalow or daybed and order a drink or two.
Make sure to dedicate some time to exploring the strip. To cover more ground, consider taking the bus which makes a stop every quarter mile along the strip. Some of the most notable attractions feature iconic sights from around the world. Be sure to take a look at Luxor’s Pyramid and Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower. Take a romantic gondola ride down the Venetian’s Italian themed canals. You can also take an exciting roller coaster ride through the New York skyline and wave to Lady Liberty. Don’t forget to come at night to see the city all lit up.
The Mob Museum
The Mafia played a vital role in the shaping of Las Vegas. At the Mob Museum, you can learn all about renowned mobsters such as Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and Tony “the Ant” Spilotro. Exhibits chronicle the mounting power of the Mafia and the eventual justice achieved through FBI investigations. You will listen to incriminating evidence, investigate crime scenes, and you can even have a glass of moonshine in the speakeasy replica downstairs.
Everyone secretly wonders what driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini feels like. At Exotics Racing you can find out for yourself and drive one of these supercars around the track. Guests are allowed to take their pick from an excellent selection of exotic cars. Once on the track, guests can zoom around reaching speeds of over 100 mph.
Forum Shops at Caesars
Looking to replenish your supply of Gucci? Vegas is the perfect place for a high-end shopping spree. With a number of designer shops, Caesars Palace offers one of the best shopping experiences. In keeping with the Roman theme, the mall is decked out with pillars and sculptures. As you explore, be sure to catch the animatronic retelling of the fall of Atlantis.
You will, of course, need to visit a casino or two while in Vegas. The casino at the Golden Nugget is a classic stop and includes a wide selection of games. It also has one of the only water slides that shoots through a tank of sharks!
The Bellagio Casino is perhaps most famous for their fountain shows which run every day from afternoon to evening. The water is launched hundreds of feet high and is set to a different song each time. Inside you’ll find beautiful conservatories, a fine art museum, and of course lots of gaming opportunities. The posh casino is especially enticing for the poker pro in your group.
There is a reason why Vegas has been nicknamed “the entertainment capital of the world.” Whether you find yourself racing down the track in a Lamborghini or floating down the canal in a gondola, Vegas offers unique opportunities to live it up.
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