Things to do in Las Vegas
There is very little that you can’t do or see in Las Vegas. Typically, Las Vegas is famous for gambling, but putting that to one side, there are so many things that you can to make the best of your vacation. It also depends on someone’s taste and preferences that what they should do while they are in this magnificent city.
Cruise the Strip
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch which runs from Mandalay Bay located on the South end to the Stratosphere Casino in the North. It is best known for its concentration of casinos and resort hotels. Here you will find the city’s famous attractions like Bellagio Fountains, the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Las Vegas), the pyramid and sphinx (belonging of The Luxor) and The Venetian’s Grand Canal. The strip is pedestrian friendly and the best time to explore is during the night when all the casinos light up in the desert.
Helicopter Rides over the city and the Grand Canyon
If you are an adventure seeker and looking out to experience an aerial view over Las Vegas, or even the Grand Canyon than you may want to take a helicopter ride. There are numerous companies in Las Vegas offering helicopter tours of Las Vegas City, the Strip and of course the Grand Canyon and its surrounding landscapes.
Hoover Dam Tour
Straddling on the river Colorado and Black Canyon, which is situated around 30 miles away from Las Vegas, Hoover Dam is located. Confining the Lake Mead, volume-wise, it is the largest reservoir in the US and aids in providing power to Nevada, California, and Arizona since 1935. This dam is one of the most visited places in Las Vegas with over a million visitors every year. You can choose to take a guided tour of Hoover dam or walk on to a bridge or take a boat ride in the Lake Mead, to explore the stunning views of Hoover Dam.
This is one of the best and coolest things to do in Las Vegas, which will cost you nothing. Witnessing a site of more than 1200 fountains shooting water to about 500 feet high above in the air will never make you feel boring. This dancing water show runs for every 15 minutes during the night and for every half an hour during the day time.
High Roller Wheel
Nothing can beat a fun of taking a ride on the high wheel at the Linq. This Observation wheel which stands 550 feet tall and 520 feet in diameter, is the tallest wheel in the world. It even beats out the London Eye and Singapore Flyer in the record. One trip on this observation wheel takes around 30 minutes to complete. The incredible thing about this wheel is that you can stand or even walk around while on these moving wheel. You can even arrange a private bartender by spending a few dollars and enjoy the drink with some fantastic city views.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area lies 17 miles away from the Vegas city. It offers a variety of activities to do for travellers. You can take a 13-mile scenic car route through the desert or can go for hiking or biking. This majestic park and its signature red hills will give you one of the best times to spend here.
Stratosphere tower is the tallest free-standing observation tower where you can take a perfect view of the city along with some photos. If you love adventure, then you can try a sky jump to the solid ground from 830 feet up. Other famous rides are Big Shot, Insanity, and X-scream with which you can test your mettle.
Experience Fremont Street
Visit the old downtown Las Vegas and explore Fremont Street, which is a pedestrian-only area. It has all kinds of unique sites with many Street performers and individual entertainment acts being performed in this area for people’s entertainment. Every night fantastic music and visual show take place in this area, which is known as the Fremont Street Experience. Perform outdoors in this area. Fremont Street is in downtown Las Vegas, a few kilometers from the strip.
The bright and vibrant neon signs of Las Vegas draws millions of visitors throughout the year. The Neon Museum preserves some of the city’s most iconic art form – the neon signs and gives real Las Vegas experience.
Vegas Indoor Skydiving
What about experiencing skydiving without an aeroplane or parachute? Vegas Indoor Skydiving offers that experience. Trained instructors take the participants to a vertical wind tunnel where they are dressed up in special gear. Once the fan is turned on, anyone can float in the air effortlessly which give skydiving experience. You don’t need any prior experience to do that.