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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

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 an amazing experience that my parents and I will remember for a lifetime. We were very lucky to have Pasquale as our tour guide with my parents and five other travelers. Pasquale not only drove us to the Grand Canyon West rim, he was a super knowledgeable, enjoyable tour guide. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone was enjoying the experience. He volunteered to take photos of all of us and made sure he accommodated all of our needs. I especially appreciated how kind he was to my parents. I absolutely recommend this to anybody who want to take their parents or families to the beautiful Guano Point in the west rim of the Grand Canyon for half a day and see the amazing sunset. Food and water was provided, as well as, non-alcoholic sparkling cider to be enjoyed for that perfect sunset photo with your significant other or family members. This is something that everyone at all ages can enjoy like my 60 something year old parents.

From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Sunset Tour Reviewed by Mark, 10/19/2020

This is an excellent activity if you are looking for outdoor things to do. I'm glad we took the early morning hike (6:00am) because we beat the heat and we had the trails mostly to ourselves. Mason was an excellent guide, as he explained about the plants and critters we encountered a long the way and also made sure that our first ever hike was appropriate to our abilities. We were able to appreciate the beauty of multicolored rocks and the Fire Wave and view the Petroglyphs in addition to taking the hike to Mouse's tank in about 3.5 hours. We will definitely take another hike with Mason the next time we visit Vegas!

Valley of Fire Hiking Tour from Las Vegas Reviewed by Leticia, 10/15/2020

it was an amazing trip, Grand Canyon is beautiful and the bus ride to Canyon was definitely entertaining. We were dissapointed because we were suppose tour the Hoover Dam aswell, was part of the bus tour and thought that we would get some type discount, but we didnt, that was the only negative. Our bus driver name was Anthony, he was AWESOME!!!!

Grand Canyon West Bus Tour Reviewed by Christina, 10/11/2020

It was fantastic!! We had two teens and 2 adults and it was everyone’s favorite adventure of the entire trip!! The burgers after we’re great as well!! Our guides were well versed in the terrain and very friendly and kind!! Thanks for a great experience!!

Bruce was our tour guide and he was awesome. He’s very humorous and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend the night tour bus when you come to Vegas. The price is reasonable and the tour is exciting and fun.

Las Vegas 3-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus Reviewed by Keisha, 10/10/2020