When you say Las Vegas, you say distraction, extravagance, and tons of interesting things to see and do. After all, they don’t call it Sin City for nothing, right?
The city in the desert is perfect for tourists from any social background and has attractions for most ages (provided you are a legal adult). However, you need to be prepared financially, since the temptation is high and most attractions aren’t for free.
So if you have a few days free and want to experience Las Vegas for yourself (alone or with friends), here are some of the must-see attractions and activities you can’t miss:
1. The Strip
If you like glimmering lights, impressive architecture, and diversity, the Strip should be your first stop in Las Vegas. Famous all around the world, this is a street lined with some of the most glamorous resorts in the world.
Plus, most of the hotels try to lure guests inside with impressive shows, amazing building decorations, and enticing stories. You’ll often see recreations of historical sites from cities around the world (check out Caesar’s Palace).
What’s even better, the streetside shows are free! From the dancing fountains at the Bellagio to the erupting volcano at the Mirage Hotel & Casino there are tons of things to feel mesmerized with, especially if it’s your first time in Las Vegas.
2. Helicopter Tours
Sin City is the perfect place to hire a helicopter for under $100/person to enjoy the glamorous lights at night. The sight is magnificent and the tour will take you over the city, where you can take tons of amazing photos.
Plus, if you’re interested in a bit of hiking, the West Rim of the Grand Canyon is a short helicopter ride away. So you can enjoy one of the most amazing natural formations from above before you enjoy it on foot. And, there are lots of amazing activities available here, from skiing to boating and even camping.
Just make sure you bring everything you need – check out these vacation tips to make sure you’ll have a great time!
3. Getting to Las Vegas via Las Vegas Airport (LAS)
Unless you plan a California road trip, the fastest and less stressful way to get to Sin City is by plane. LAS, also known as Harry Reid International Airport, is the main commercial airport serving Las Vegas and it brings you five miles south of downtown. Considering this aspect, LAS will be on your must-have list, want it or not.
However, given that this is one of the busiest airports in the world, it can be a bit overwhelming the first time you land here. This is why you should check out this guide on your first few flights to Las Vegas, to make sure you understand how to navigate it.
4. Museums & Gardens
Yes, museums and gardens are quite a big part of Sin City’s touristic experience! Who would have thought this about a desert built around casinos?
But, be warned; the museums are just as unique and peculiar as one would expect. Let’s take The Mob Museum as an example. Also known as The Museum Of Organized Crime And Law Enforcement, visitors have the chance to experience various exhibits focusing on crime, big names that influence America through crime (Al Capone and others), a crime lab, a distillery, and many others.
If you’re not that interested in exploring weird museums, you can take a stroll in Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Garden. Here, you have the chance to admire nature at its finest, with beautiful arrangements and rare plants, from all around the world.
Las Vegas has something amazing for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy the luxurious hotels and resorts or you would like to go on an adventure around the city, there is always something fun and new to discover.