What to Do in Las Vegas
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
For the thrill of your life, head to the top of the Stratosphere on the north end of the Strip. My favorite is the Big Shot -- I can't count how many times I've been. Take the elevator to the very tippy top, where you'll find yourself outside,...
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,...
29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040, USA
Valley of Fire is the oldest state park in Nevada, and a great place to see 3,000-year-old Indian petroglyphs and explore the red sandstone formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Bring your camera to photograph the landscape while...
3790 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
New York New York Hotel and Casino, which opened in early January, 1997, is located at the popular intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. It has a large casino with all of the typical offerings along with many restaurants, bars, stores, and...
Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
A zip line installed down Fremont Street Experience has just gotten bigger and better. Slotzilla is a two-level, 1,700-foot-long zip line that will send riders speeding over the famous downtown pedestrian mall at 35 miles per hour. Wandering along...
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
There isn't much separating riders from the ground 490 feet below them when they ride the Voodoo Zip Line, which runs between the two towers at Rio Las Vegas. Belted into a ski lift-type seat with a single seat belt, riders are lifted from a...
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...
3600 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Tucked off the casino floor, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art holds its own when it comes to well-established works of art. The gallery is small compared to the massive museums found in the likes of Paris and Washington, DC, but it is more than...
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Las Vegas hosts its own home-grown festival, Life Is Beautiful, in downtown Las Vegas every year. This multi-faceted event celebrates four main pillars of beauty: Music, food, learning and art. The multi-day event first and foremost draws festival...
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...
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
In the spirit of going big or going home, Hakkasan Las Vegas is a nightclub that basically outdoes all other when it comes to size and entertainment. To begin with, there is a two-story restaurant, which has a contemporary design and offers the...
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...
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...
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Cirque du Soleil's newest show in Las Vegas, Michael Jackson ONE, is part tribute, part acrobatic performance, part dance show and all around outstanding. The show features a number of Michael Jackson's best known songs, and together they tell the...
3900 Las Vegas Blvd S, Luxor Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Strip clubs and burlesque shows abound in Las Vegas, so if you're looking simply for flesh, the options are everywhere. Fantasy, one of these burlesque shows, rises to the top of the list of good entertainment far beyond the lure of skin....
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Due to its prime location and sophisticated design, one thing you're guaranteed to get when you stay at The Cosmopolitan is a stellar view. Every room has a balcony — a wonderful vantage point for viewing the city's lights. Though the views...
5200 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
The Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is the icon of the city, and no trip is complete without a stop here. The sign is located on the south end of the Strip, just south of Mandalay Bay. A parking lot was recently built to accommodate all the...
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
One of the best things about Las Vegas is there is actually an abundance of free activities. One of these is the Mirage volcano, which sits outside the front of the resort and can be viewed from the sidewalk. It's a great stop for those traveling...
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