Las Vegas has to be one of the most exciting and iconic places you can visit in the US. From the Hangover to What Happens In Vegas, film crews, celebrities, and bachelors/bachelorettes love Vegas in equal measures. There’s so much you can do there – yet most people would recommend you don’t spend longer than a week there.
While it is an electric and exuberant place, it’s eclectic and eccentric in equal measures – sometimes it can be a bit much for some people.
Still, it’s impossible to go to Vegas and not come away with weird, wonderful, and almost unbelievable stories to tell. Read on to the top things you should do there.
Hit The Strip – Obviously
Would it be an article about Vegas without talking about the strip? In some respects, the strip is Vegas – it’s without a doubt the place to be. Filled with bars, clubs, restaurants, people wearing fancy dresses, people wearing nothing at all, and most importantly, the casinos – you won’t find yourself short of things to see or do.
Most people, naturally, head to Vegas to go to the casinos and fail to win money because they don’t actually know how to play. Blackjack is probably the easiest game to start learning. If you have the time to check it out, you can discover the best way to play blackjack here. You might as well prepare yourself and make the experience less bewildering. But remember, on the strip, the casinos are not all there is to do.
The fountains of the Bellagio are well worth a visit – so you can bask in the immense and powerful beauty of the 1200 geysers. You’ll be surprised how big they are, and you’ll typically find the water dancing around to the beat of a song.
Park Theatre should be next on your list. There’s a diverse range of shows playing every single night – there’s no such thing as a day off in Vegas. Which show you get to see depends on when you’re traveling – but one thing is for sure, you won’t find yourself bored at a Park Theatre show. Plus, the tickets are pretty reasonable.
The Venetian, Las Vegas, should also be on your list – because who doesn’t want to see a Venetian-themed mini-town in the middle of the Nevada desert. And, it couldn’t be any more realistic. From gondolas gliding gracefully down the purpose-built river to the Venetian-style buildings around it – you’ll feel like you’re in Venice for a few short moments. It’s a massive complex, big enough that you could dedicate an entire night to it.
Venture Just Off The Vegas Strip
Yes, the Vegas strip is the most popular tourist spot, but there is so much more to do in Vegas if you travel slightly outside of the strip. One experience that is always high on people’s list is a Helicopter tour of either Vegas at night or the Red Rock Grand Canyon. Helicopter tours can be super expensive, so there is the option of taking a bus trip to the Grand Canyon, which is equally as mindblowing to experience.
The ATV Hidden Valley tour is also highly recommended – combining speed, beautiful views, and a lot of dust into one trip. The tour is easy to access, and there are typically always spaces to join the trip.
Look At Events On
If you’re traveling to Las Vegas, ensure you see what events are on so you can make the most of your trip. From MMA or boxing fights to concerts – there’s always someone famous doing something incredible in Las Vegas. The Cirque Du Soleil is always high on people’s lists if you can catch a show while you’re out there. The acrobatics are truly a sight to behold – especially when combined with the pyrotechnics that makes for a dramatic show.
The Cirque Du Soleil acts follow their traditional shows, like the Mystére, or do Elvis tribute shows. Similarly, you might find it hilarious to go to a drag brunch. It’s impossible not to have fun when surrounded by the sass of a drag show.
Google events in Las Vegas, and you’ll find yourself inundated with options.
Plan Where To Eat
America knows how to do food, and Vegas does food to the extreme. The bars, clubs, and strip clubs are one thing – but in our opinion, it’s all about the food. One place you have to check out is Gordon Ramseys Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant – truly iconic…for a hefty price, of course.
Meat lovers should also check out the Primal Steakhouse. Bear in mind that unless you’re going to find yourself an Applebee’s, the food everywhere in Vegas will be pricey, but boy, do you pay for what you get. However, the Primal Steakhouse doesn’t only serve expensive steaks, so it’s worth checking out.
Another on your list should be Fresco Italiano. The food is so tasty, packed with flavor, and cooked by highly-skilled and native Italian chefs.
Vegas is amazing. Everyone should have the chance to go to Vegas at least once in their life. The experience is one that’ll stay for a lifetime – even if it is a pricey one.