Irresistible Las Vegas: Things You Must Explore On Your Trip
Combine excellent entertainment, an unforgettable fine dining experience, and vibrant nightlife, you get Las Vegas!
Unlike its mainstream reputation, the city has more to offer than you can imagine. If you’re planning to visit everyone’s favorite ‘Sin City‘, you don’t want to miss out on the best. After all, the sensational city has a way of making you come back to memory lane every now and then.
Want to witness adventures of a lifetime and uncensored fun?
Here’s how you make all your dreams come true!
The Vegas Strip
Visit a little south of Vegas and you will land in the bosom of Paradise (and Winchester towns). You’ve arrived in the adult playground called the Las Vegas Strip. It stretches for 4.2 miles filled with exciting casinos, amazing diners, and stunning resorts.
Look at the skyline and you will find the thrilling sight of renowned replicas like the Statue of Liberty from New York, the Eiffel Tower, etc.
Moreover, the sensational city offers a range of casinos themed on international attractions.
One of the must-visit places is the Luxor hotel and casino ancient-Egypt-styled resort. It scales up to 75% of the Great Pyramid of Gaza and carries a 30-story glass and steel pyramid structure. Don’t forget to check out the iconic Titanic exhibition exhibiting 250 artifacts recovered from the sunken ship.
If you’re a nature lover, you can pay a visit to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay on the Vegas Strip. Here you can find a range of over 2000 animals like rays, turtles, sharks, and the mighty Komodo Dragon.
Bellagio Fountain Show
Who doesn’t like a vibrant choreography of music, light, and water?
This is precisely what you get at the fountain show in Bellagio. It runs every 30 minutes between 3-8 PM and then on an interval of 15 minutes till midnight during the week. But, on the weekends, you can catch the show at noon.
The best part is – It doesn’t cost a single penny!
Venetian Gondola Rides
The city is ready to amaze you with the variety of attraction spots it offers. They have an exemplary theme and structure but also derive inspiration from every corner of the world.
If you demand a little bit more of Italy than in your pizza while in Vegas, Gondola rides are a must for you. This romantic and exciting excursion is perfect for first-time visitors to Sin City.
All it costs is $34 per person on weekdays and $39 on weekends.
Keep in mind that the indoor rides begin at 10 AM and end at 11 PM while the outdoor adventure stays available from 11 AM to 10 PM. So, if you’re traveling in the summers, be ready to get your tickets before 10 AM!
Do you find yourself exploring the history of the city first before planning a trip?
With the engineering marvel constructed between 1931-36 during the Great Depression, you’re sure to get amazed!
Hoover dam is a 221 meters tall monument on the river Colorado within 30 minutes drive from Vegas city. You can hop on any Vegas city tour to witness the enchanting beauty of the dam. In addition, you can even catch its glimpse from various locations like Mike O’ Callaghan – Pat Tilman Bridge.
There are different packages available to the tourists for immersing in the history of the place including a guided dam tour, power plant tour, and the self-guided center tour.
If you’re visiting the dam on a public day, keep yourself available before 5 AM as the tickets are available on-site only. However, for the visitor center tours, the opening hours are 9 AM to 5 PM except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
For all the geology fans, the Great Canyon is irresistible. After all, no one has been able to solve the mystery of the rock-stacking phenomenon there.
The good news is – you can access the national park by entering from the West Rim which is located 130 miles from the Strip.
There is more than one way to embark on the adventure of canyon exploration. You can reach the site by car, bus or even helicopter.
Upon reaching there, you get to choose between so many adrenaline-pumping options to enjoy your trip with. You can pick Whitewater rafting, Grand Canyon Skywalk, zipline, Pontoon boat cruise on the Colorado river and so much more!
A general ticket to the West Rim costs $47.74 per person. But, if you want to enjoy additional activities, the price varies as per the chosen adventure. Keep in mind that you can purchase your tickets till 6 PM.
Note: The closing window might vary as per the availability of the slots and length of the day in the summer season.
18b Art Gallery
For all the art aficionados, 18b is the name you should consider.
It’s an art district located in West Charleston, surrounded by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street, and Wyoming Avenue. The zone gets its name from the original area which consisted of 18 blocks to encourage artists.
If you’re in the city, the ‘First Friday’ Art Walk is something you can’t afford to miss. The monthly first Friday events attract more than 30,000 visitors to the district. The vibrant hub buzzes with delicious food options, visual performances, and artisans exhibiting their work.
As odd as the name rings, Mob museum is a work of consolidated history on organized crime and its societal impact. It provides a thought-provoking insight to enhance the understanding of crime through hundreds of artifacts.
Spread across three floors, the museum charges $29.95 as the entry fee with chargeable add-on experiences. Other than Sundays, it stays open all weekdays from 9 AM to 9 PM.
From exciting nightlife to lavish French restaurants like Le Cirque, Las Vegas has something for everyone. Whether you’re visiting Sin city for the first time or love to frequent it, you’re sure to return with a bag full of adventurous memories.
The city opens its doors to visitors with warmth, entertainment, and acceptance. Even the weather is cordial enough to adapt to your requirement of fun and comfort!