Things to Do in Las Vegas
Get a Tour of the Strip
One of the first things you want to do when you visit Las Vegas is take a tour.
Although it’s not necessary, taking a tour will give you insight into what makes Las Vegas so special and provide an opportunity to learn about the history of this popular city. You’ll also have the chance to see some of your favorite Vegas attractions before they get crowded, including The Bellagio Fountains and New York New York.
Check out the casinos
If you’re visiting Vegas for the first time, you don’t want to miss out on checking out the many and varied casinos that are available in this city.
Other than finding a casino where you can enjoy your favorite slot machine, there are tons of other things to do. If you’re looking for a more interactive experience, take a tour of one of the hotels with a behind-the-scenes look. You’ll get an inside peek at what it takes to run one of these luxury properties and learn about some interesting facts about Vegas.
And if you need a little break from all the gambling, there are plenty of museums and attractions in Las Vegas to keep everyone entertained.
Take a drive to the Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam was constructed in the 1930s and is one of the most impressive engineering feats ever accomplished. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, with its height reaching 650 feet. You can also see Lake Mead from the top of the dam, which stretches over a mile deep in places.
There are tours that take you on a tour inside the dam, but I recommend seeing it first hand and feeling it for yourself!
The drive to the Hoover Dam is about 20 minutes long but well worth it. The views at the top are absolutely breathtaking and are worth every penny spent on this trip!
To get there, head west out of Las Vegas on US-93 towards Arizona and then turn onto Nevada state route 447. After you cross over into Arizona, turn right onto highway 93 again until you come up to a road sign that says “Hoover Dam.” Follow this road for about 5 miles until you see signs for “Hoover Dam Tours” near mile marker 10. There will be parking lots around this area where you can find plenty of space to park your car before boarding your shuttle bus to go up to the dam.
Visit the Waterfalls at the Bellagio
One of the most popular attractions in Las Vegas is the Bellagio Waterfalls. They are not only meant to be seen but also touched. You can stand under these beautiful falls and feel their misty spray on your face, or you can even climb up an escalator that winds around the falls.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit this attraction yet, visit it soon because it will only be around for a limited time until construction begins on its successor—the Fountains at Bellagio.
Visit the Venetian hotel
The Venetian is the largest among the three hotels on The Strip. It’s a Renaissance-style building built in the late 1800s and was once owned by the renowned Italian billionaire, Marco Polo.
The hotel has over 1,500 rooms and suites on 56 floors, with a casino floor that contains more than 4,000 slot machines and over 100 table games. The interior of the building is large enough to accommodate its one million annual visitors.
If you’re visiting for a long time, you might want to consider staying at one of their suites. They have an unbeatable view of both Fremont Street and The Strip from their balconies.
Take a Ride In Monorail
The Las Vegas Monorail is an easy way to get around the city. It’s a boring ride, but it’s really convenient when you’re not willing to walk or drive for hours. There are two monorail stations in the city: one at the MGM Grand and one at Bally’s.
You can get from one station to the next in just 5 minutes, and there are multiple stops along the way. If you want to take a break from walking, this is your best bet.
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