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
Signed up for a morning hike to the Valley of Fire with Love Hikes. Traveling solo, I learned that the group that signed up to do the hike with me had cancelled. Very surprised – and so glad – that Love Hikes didn't cancel my reservation. Yvette, my guide, picked me up from the strip for a 45-minute trip to the Valley of Fire, where we made 3 stops: Mouse's Tank, White Domes and the Fire Wave. The hike is highly personalized to the guest's desired level of difficulty. Weather should definitely be a consideration – dress appropriately! I visited in January and it was below freezing when we left in the morning: my gloves and cap were life savers!
Bus: Great Driver: Great Tour Guide: Poor Phone services: Totally unprofessional. Good Organization.
This tour was awesome! Even though I came alone, I really enjoyed it and felt good integrated. I think this good atmosphere came from Lailas enthusiasm. She knows a lot about the grand canyon and she can translate to three languages. I was pleased that she cared about everyone, left no one behind and even knew our names!! She was the most friendly and just the best. I would totally come again. Thanks for this service
Our guide had a gret deal of knowledge about the areas geography, history, flora and fauna he did a great job. We made 6 stops including the ranch tour, which was a little long for us, we liked the stops where we got to get out and explore the rocks. We had a box lunch outdoors at Spring Mt ranch was good and we had an awesome view for lunch. Saw wild burros leaving the ranch. All the stops for views were incredible!! A couple improvements would be the choice of music the guide put in on ride back to city- racist song about “son dont go near the indians” ?? Some old cowboy cd that was not exactly PC. Suggest more time for exploring and less time hearing about the history of Spring Mt ranch. That tour got boring fast for us. Other than those two things it was enjoyable and would recommend if you want to get out of the city to observe nature.
Nothing was too much an ask for our bus driver and tour guide.. We were taken care of really well. The Grand Canon is definitely a tour not to be missed and our 15hr trip flew by.