What to Do around The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa
Collected by Westin AFAR
Las Vegas is world renowned for its glamor & glitz along the Strip, but there are many sides to ‘Sin City.’ Explore downtown for a hint of the avant-garde, keep and eye out for vintage finds, and enjoy fine dining and good coffee along the way.
3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
There are lots of stellar places to catch an awesome view of the Las Vegas Strip, but when the world's highest observation wheel opened in the city in 2014, it added an entirely new perspective of this popular city. The High Roller is 550 feet...
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Famous since its 1998 opening as the place with the dancing fountains (further immortalized in the final scene of the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven), the 3,933-room Italian-themed Bellagio is a Las Vegas icon. There is a fantasy feel about it,...
3629 W Hacienda Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89118, USA
Las Vegas is teeming with tour operators eager to take visitors to the far corners of the city and beyond. One of the best and most consistent is Pink Jeep Tours, which offers a number of excursions to Nevada state parks and natural attractions as...
6375 NV-159, Blue Diamond, NV 89004, USA
This spot is not as crowded as the scenic loop route that a lot of people visit. There is a separate entrance fee to enter Spring Mountain but it has a ton of picnic tables under gorgeous trees. You can visit the park and enjoy lunch in...
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
The Shark Reef Aquarium can be counted among the new generation of underwater experiences, giving visitors the sense that they're immersed, or at least surrounded, by some of the most striking marine creatures on the planet (including some 15...
6075 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
One of the most striking geological phenomena in the world is the Grand Canyon, and, thanks to Maverick Helicopter Tours, it's also within striking distance of Las Vegas. Maverick offers a large number of tour options, flying high above the Strip,...
9480 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123, USA
The fresh and local food movement has hit Vegas in recent years, and the fresh52 farmers and artisan market is a great way to discover the best that Vegas has to offer. Also, the Sunday markets often feature live entertainment, chef's...
770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Reservations required—and no wonder. The tours at the Neon Museum sell out months in advance. A walk through the museum's famous "Boneyard" (where neon goes to die) is fascinating, from motel row to the first integrated casino (one that shut...
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
It doesn't happen often (does it?), so doing it right is key. You're going to Vegas, you've got two nights and only so many hours to party, so...like I said...do it right. Get tables. Get bottle service. Live it up. Enjoy the dancers. Dance in the...
Rocky Gap Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
I have the pleasure of hiking in the beautiful Redrock Canyon area north of Las Vegas at least twice a year, but I have always been limited to the summer months for these treks. However, last winter, I had the chance to see the Mojave in winter....
Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Yeah Baby! The Strip might get all the attention, but if you want the real Vegas the only place to go is Fremont St. With its enclosed light show of a ceiling, freak show of people watching, and rock 'n' roll show of live entertainers you could be...
The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Their popular show closed abruptly with Roy’s injury in 2003, but the famous animal trainers and illusionists have established a research and education center. It teems with lions, tigers, leopards, black panthers, and bottlenose...
7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115, USA
“Go, go, go! Faster, faster. Accelerate all the way!” Only in Vegas. I slammed the accelerator to the floor as the Ferrari F430 GT shrieked onto the straightaway, quickly speeding up to 100 miles per hour. That 512 horsepower engine was quickly...
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Le Rêve (the dream) show at the Wynn in Las Vegas is a must-see show. Not only the special effect with the water, but also the beautiful stage design. The VIP seats can have an extra view of what's going on under the water...
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Wander around downtown Las Vegas and you're likely to notice a number of old school signs that look nothing like the glitzy neon signs on the Strip. Vintage Vegas is alive and well in downtown, and there's been an active movement to preserve and...
3377 S Las Vegas Blvd #2001, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
If you can't see your favorite celebrity in person, the next best thing may be seeing his or her likeness sculpted from wax. At Madame Tussauds, dozens of celebrities ranging from political leaders and rock stars to Las Vegas icons and the world's...
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
My favorite part of the Bellagio hotel is the lovely Conservatory & Botanical Gardens that features a range of exhibits throughout the year. Holland was the theme of this exhibit, packed with tulips and brightly colored poppies. The Conservatory &...
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Due to the heat of Vegas and our limited time, we decided to take the Grand Canyon Celebration 4-hour tour with Papillon Tours. Other tours we looked at consisted of bus and helicopter with a combination of boat rides or rafting—but it would have...
7260 S Cimarron Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113, USA
Childs' Play offers that rarest of things in Las Vegas—a safe space for kids to run around indoors and have fun without having to dodge slot machines along the way. They've also thought about the parents, so mom and dad never fear—coffee is...
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South #N7, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Las Vegas doesn't have a professional sports team, but where it lacks in pro sports, it makes up for it in quirky athletic teams and plentiful sporting events. The city has minor league baseball and hockey teams as well as university athletic...
200 S 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
At the Polaroid Fotobar at The Linq, you can easily turn your digital memories into real, true images that can be held in your hands. Instead of letting more photos run right to your camera roll or get lost on Facebook or Instagram, stop by the...
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