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The Best Things to Do in Las Vegas

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You may not expect nature trails and public art installations in a town known for debauchery and high rollers, but Sin City really has it all. There's plenty of glitter and glamour—the thrilling stage shows, the Mob Museum, an Eiffel Tower, the dancing fountains, the Siberian tigers, the alluring casinos—but Las Vegas may surprise you with its richer-than-expected culture and natural sights.
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300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Though the city isn't normally considered a go-to hot spot for history buffs, Las Vegas' past is steeped in organized crime; without it, the city would be a very different place than it is today. Throughout the years, money has been exchanged...
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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...
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3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Consider Level Up a playground for grown-ups, a place where the kids inside all of us can compete at games, hang with friends, and enjoy favorite beverages—all while being as loud and obnoxious as they desire. The space boasts more than a...
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Las Vegas, NV 89124, USA

One of our newest national parks sits just outside of Las Vegas, and is home to one of the richest Ice Age–era fossil beds in North America. Back in the 1960s, paleontologists, hypothesizing that the area contained evidence of human...

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3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
One of the last great free attractions in Las Vegas, the enclosed 15-acre Wildlife Habitat is home to a flamboyance of Chilean flamingos as well as a variety of other critters including exotic birds, turtles, and fish. Ring-tailed ducks and sacred...
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3782 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

On one level, the name of the Park says it all: an eight-acre public park on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, nestled between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. In reality, the Park is much more. It’s an urban oasis, a hideaway with...

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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...
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333 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107, USA
Springs Preserve presents visitors with a sort of crash course in the story of the Las Vegas Valley. The facility is many attractions in one: the Origen Museum, which chronicles early geology and anthropology of the region; the Nevada...
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268 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005, USA
This 34-mile paved bike trail wraps around the River Mountains and loops from downtown Boulder City through a part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, past Lake Las Vegas, through the outside corner of Henderson, and back. All told,...
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S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89054, USA
The "mountains" in this desert art installation are actually seven neon-colored totem poles made from stacked boulders. Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone describes his work here as a symbolic and physical midway point between...
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3780 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA
In a city that’s all about entertainment, T-Mobile Arena is quite literally the biggest stage yet. The 20,000-seat venue serves as home ice for the National Hockey League’s Las Vegas Golden Knights, and also hosts a variety...
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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

A cappella music never sounded as fresh as it does in this show by Human Nature, an all-male quartet from Australia. The 90-minute show in the Sands Showroom at the Venetian spans musical genres and mixes pop classics with doo-wop, Motown, soul...

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4627 Koval Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Topgolf is no ordinary driving range. For starters, the three-story facility sits behind MGM Grand, so golfers get a jaw-dropping view of the High Roller and the casinos on the north end of the Strip. Second, the range’s technology is...
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
Most people know the Lou Ruvo Brain Health Center by its appearance—the nonlinear building was designed by Frank Gehry and bears the architect’s signature curves and twists. Inside, however, medical professionals perform incredible...
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1401 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108, USA
You don’t have to be old enough to drive to have fun at LVMGP; four tracks, three amusement rides, one super-slide, and tons of arcade games make the destination a fun spot for the entire family. Go-carts headline the action, with three...
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3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Las Vegas always has played a special role in the life of pop music sensation Britney Spears. Back before she became a mother, she’d fly in almost every weekend, and she regularly appeared on the nightclub circuit around town. The first time...
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850 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Cashman Field serves up minor-league baseball at its absolute best. The home team, the Las Vegas 51s, is a Class-AAA affiliate of the New York Mets, and the 9,334-seat facility hosts at least a few spring-training games for professional teams...
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200 Convention Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Enjoy all the thrills of skydiving with none of the drama—no parachute or airplane at all. After a brief orientation, participants pull special flight suits over their clothes and then enter a wind tunnel, where all the...

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Luxor Hotel & Casino, 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
More than 250 artifacts of the RMS Titanic are on display at this 25,000-square-foot space at the Luxor. Among the truly incredible mementos excavated from the wreck of the sunken ship: an unopened bottle of...
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350 East Galleria dr., Henderson, NV 89011, USA
This 140-acre preserve is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl and numerous resident desert birds. Its nine ponds are connected by a paved three-quarters-of-a-mile-long trail. A modest gift shop here sells information about some of...
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2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Adventuredome is a family-friendly spot at Circus Circus, and is the closest thing in town to an actual big top. Offering rides and attractions, carnival games, a giant arcade, and more, Adventuredome even has a stage on which clowns...
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11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA
The 72-lane Red Rock Lanes, at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, is the largest luxury bowling center in Las Vegas. In addition to private meeting rooms and a lounge with bar-top games, there is a full-service restaurant, a VIP section with...
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713 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
This is no ordinary pawnshop: It’s the home of the History Channel’s reality-television show Pawn Stars. That means that any ordinary visit can turn into an opportunity to be on camera—or at least an opportunity to see Chumley,...
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4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
The two popular Magic Mike films come to life in this new all-male revue at the Hard Rock. The 90-minute show, which features an overwhelming number of sweaty and gyrating men with biceps and tattoos, goes so far as to re-create the fictional...
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20 Costa Di Lago #130, Henderson, NV 89011, USA
The 320-acre Lake Las Vegas is a great place to spend a day. This outfitter, located right in MonteLago Village at the western end of the lake, rents a variety of water-sports equipment for visitors to use and offers a handful of guided...