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Call it Sin City if you want, but there's no denying that the Entertainment Capital of the World has a unique allure. After all, it took a lot more than seedy clichés to make Las Vegas one of the world's leading tourist destinations!

Las Vegas Helicopter Tours

Vegas isn't a place to be enjoyed on the cheap! Set the tone for extravagance with Helicopter tours of the city's kitsch architecture and surrounding desert landscapes.

Death Valley

Death Valley, the hottest corner of North America, may be ominously named but its beauty is quite humbling, and it even blooms in spring. Just bring plenty of water!

Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip boasts many of the world's largest hotels and casinos, all hosting their own dazzling shows. Take the scenic route by limo!

Fountains of Bellagio

The choreographed fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel "dance" every 15 minutes from 8pm till midnight (and every 30 in the afternoons)!

Mirage Volcano

The huge volcano in front of the Mirage hotel is another attraction in the same vein. It erupts on the hour from 8pm till midnight and, oddly, smells like pina coladas!

Photo: Brian Neudorff@ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

If gambling in the casinos isn't enough to set your pulse racing then how about zipping around the thrilling Motor Speedway in a luxury sports car?

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

You might be able to see the canyon's breathtaking red rock formations from your hotel window but getting up close to the Red Rock Canyon is a must for avid hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers!

Hoover Dam Bypass

The Hoover Dam Bypass is actually called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, but neither name really does justice to this spectacular feat of engineering!

Hoover Dam

Did somebody say feat of engineering? The Hoover Dam's art-deco design is impressive inside and out, although the exterior's breathtaking enormity is truly something to behold.

Photo: playamongfriends@ flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Stratosphere Tower

The tallest freestanding observation tower in the US offers the best views in Las Vegas, as well as a revolving restaurant and four terrifying amusement rides!

Planning Your Las Vegas Visit

When to go?

Unless you have a high tolerance for heat, plan your trip either side of summer. If you want to avoid the crowds then visit during the week.

How to get around?

From cabs and double-decker buses to helicopters and the Las Vegas monorail, the city has no shortage of ways to travel. Just remember that everything gravitates towards the Strip.

How to dress?

Women shouldn't have a problem but male dress codes differ for nightclubs so it's worth checking them online. Generally speaking though, a shirt and decent shoes go a long way.

How to win?

You're on your own there! Good luck!

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-08:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Spring or Fall

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What people are saying about Las Vegas

Great tour, great guide, great information!

The cultural and historical information was very interesting! Rick is a great guide with an obvious love and passion for the area! I will be back to visit some of the places we visited such as the LV Natural History Museum. The walk was also easy and the tour was also casual and fun!

Wonderful day to spend with Mother Nature

Perfect day to go on this tour at the end of April. The beautiful Canyon was on display Our guide Ronnie was very informative and attentive to the group.

Red Rock Canyon Small Group Tour from Las Vegas Reviewed by Carla, 05/01/2018

Superb! Well-organized and great value for money

Superb guide (Thank you Ingrid) superb driver (Thank you Ricardo). Ingrid put so much thought and effort into making our tour successful and memorable. I wouldn't hesitate to book again and will definitely recommend it to others!

Great experience, I have really enjoyed it

It was the first time I went on a kayak, very nice feeling and way easier than I have expected. Also, the views were amazing. Ryan, our tour guide was very nice and friendly, helpful and also shared lots of info and tips about the surroundings. Very good organization.

From Las Vegas: Black Canyon Half-Day Kayak Tour Reviewed by Ana-Maria, 04/25/2018

Actual wheel experience good at night however, see below

Paper voucher not accepted, very disappointed by this.The paper voucher implied it would give us access, it did not. We need electronic tickets. As the voucher could not be redeemed, we had to pay to gain entry for two people. Not happy!

Skip The Line: The High Roller at The LINQ Reviewed by David, 04/23/2018