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Top 10 things to do in Las Vegas

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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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

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

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

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.

Stratosphere Tower
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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

This was worth the money! We had an excellent day :)

This tour was incredible! The driver was interactive with the group and very accommodating for the wheelchair in our group. The tour guide was helpful and informative. We were in Vegas for just 30 hours and this is what we chose to do. Everything was professional, scheduled, and fun! We were picked up an hour late (by a second party), so the day started off badly; however, the way our tour driver handled the setback was encouraging. We thought our lunch would be subpar (at best), but it was delicious!!! We stopped by a deli and picked up out lunch. The sandwich was large and fresh. They gave us all the water we needed/wanted. We returned in good time and are so glad we took this tour!

Grand Canyon West Bus Tour from Las Vegas Reviewed by Orlie, 07/19/2019

Long enough time to hike in Grand Canyon West Rim

We enjoyed the tour to Grand Canyon as it was not that far from Las Vegas. We even stoped at Hoover Dam, which was also breath taking. Unfortunately we only stopped at the corner of the road for only 10 minutes, and we were not able to see the Dam and the bridge, just a part of the water tanks. But we crossed the bridge with the bus. But time in Grand Canyon was amazing, and super beautiful. Plus we get sandwiches on the way.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Rim Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/08/2019

So amazingly beautiful, it made me wish I lived closer.

What a great but HOT day. But Clayton is the best tour guide ever and really made the trip so much fun despite the temperatures. Both knowledgeable and funny, we got to see so many places and I got some fabulous pictures. I just didnt have enough time or room on my camera phone to take more. Go on THIS tour. Clayton does the driving. You have all the enjoyment!

Valley of Fire Tour from Las Vegas Reviewed by Laura, 07/28/2019

Great experience! Helicopter and boat ride were amazing

The bus ride was long with too many bathroom stops. Bus A/C not working and no video system. Driver and our tour guide Derek were fabulous and compensated but all together we were on the bus for 11 hours with only 3 hours at Grand Canyon.

Had a great tour guide but Hollywood is really not very exciting.

Linda was AWESOME!!! She made the trip fun and made sure we had everything we needed. Overall, there wasn’t much to do in Hollywood-It was kind of a big let down. We loved Linda but wouldn’t go back to Hollywood.

Hollywood Day Tour from Las Vegas Reviewed by Cheryl, 07/13/2019