Top attractions 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!
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, 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!
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!
The choreographed fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel "dance" every 15 minutes from 8pm till midnight (and every 30 in the afternoons)!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
You're on your own there! Good luck!
- CurrencyUSD ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-08:00)
- Country Code+1
- Best time to visitSpring or Fall
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What people are saying about Las Vegas
First I was little afraid before they ride but I feel safe during the ride since the pilot was very experienced and that let me feel comfort and safe. Beside that is was very great felling to be in the sky standind in the basket .
It was awesome from the beginning to the end. Our tour guide Stephany was awesome. She told us many interesting facts about places which we visited, but also about places which we only passed by and saw from the bus. She was kind and made everybody to feel good on the trip. Also our driver on this trip Evelio, he was funny and did really great job. We got also smaller breakfast, simple but bigger lunch, and water was available for the whole time. And the Grand Canyon? You need to see it!
I did a tour around the west coast of the US, but we only made photo stops when visiting other canyons. So I wanted to actually walk around and climb in the beautiful landscape. That's why I booked this tour from Las Vegas and I wasn't disappointed. We had great fun doing the tour and I would definitely recommend it. We chose the most difficult tour - even though I never climbed before - and it was a challenge. I could manage it but aching muscles and bruises included if you're clumsy like me. Fell down three times but the others in the group did very well. So just me. Great experience and something I wouldn't want to miss. Valley of Fire is beautiful.
We enjoyed the Grand Canyon trip very much. The bus was very clean and comfortable. The bus driver (Mike) provided us with a smooth and safe trip. The guide (Mitch) explained the history and formations on the South Rim walk. He was very attentive to the people in the group and answered our questions. He was also aware of the dangers that are present at the canyon and made sure that no unnecessary risks were taken. Thanks everyone!
It was a great luck to buy the last ticket a day before the journey, it was fully booked. It’s a full day journey and don’t plan anything for that day, traffic is very unpredictable and you may return with a delay. The way was long but beautiful, it made me feel the athmosphere! I was so much impressed by Antelope Canyon, there were just 12 of us in the Canyon and the guide,no rash,no crowd. We fully enjoyed the Canyon and took hundreds of great pictures! Horseshoe bend at the sunset is so spectacular! It’s unforgettable experience! The tour is worth every penny!!!David did everything needed for everyone’s comfort! It was a long ride and he drove very safe and was 100% concentrated! The tour is well organized! The car was comfortable with a good air conditioner. During the whole trip we had a plenty of beverages and water, fruits, cookies and biscuits, as well as a lunch included and could buy snacks during stops. P.S. take power banks with you to capture every moment!100% recommend!