Las Vegas is known for gambling, glitz and 24/7 nightlife. With diverse entertainment options, there is more to this hot spot than meets the eye. This “Top 20” list will help you prepare you for a memorable visit.
- The Strip
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This 4.2 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is quintessential Las Vegas. Behold dramatic architecture of themed megaresorts, delight in the Bellagio's dancing fountains or dance the night away in an upscale nightclub.
- High Roller at The LINQ
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This 550 foot ferris wheel is the tallest in the world. Enjoy a cocktail and take in the astonishing view during your 30 minute ride in one of 28 glass enclosed cabins. A sunset or evening ride is highly recommended.
Discover an eclectic mix of entertainment, shopping, bars, music and venues. Overlook Fremont at The Commonwealth’s rooftop bar, relax at the discrete Downtown Cocktail Lounge or sip cocktails fireside at The Griffin.
- Fremont Street Experience
Covered by a 1500 foot canopy containing over 2 million lights, this pedestrian friendly strip of Fremont Street presents a unique light and music show, free open air concerts, street performers, souvenir shopping and food.
- Peppermill Fireside Lounge
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Founded in 1972, this neon lit iconic lounge and restaurant maintains the nostalgia of classic 1970’s Vegas. Enjoy large portions of tasty food in the restaurant or specialty cocktails in the cozy 24/7 fireside lounge.
- Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
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This 95,000 square foot facility features over 100 different species of unique aquatic animals. Get hands on at the Touch Pool, take a peek at glowing jellyfish and enjoy sharks swimming overhead in a walk-through tunnel.
- Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage
Observe Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards at this enchanting animal sanctuary in The Mirage. You can also choose a more intimate experience with the VIP tour, Trainer for a Day and others.
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Get a glimpse of Vegas’ historic mob life at The Mob Museum, go back in time at the Neon Museum, learn and play at the Children's Discovery Museum or get a close up view of life-like celebrities in wax at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.
- Zip line over Fremont Street
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Riders on SlotZilla fly over the crowd on Fremont Street from this 12 story attraction. Ride seated on the lower line or soar superhero style on the upper line. Consider the 2 ½ hour Bootleg Canyon zipline tour, 30 minutes from town, for a bigger thrill.
- Downtown Arts District
Since 1988, this 18 block area of Downtown Las Vegas has evolved into a unique set of venues. During First Fridays galleries stay open late for festivities with local art, visual performances, music, drinks, food trucks and more.
- Pawn Stars' Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
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Fans of the reality TV show can visit to see where "Pawn Stars" is filmed and visit the adjacent Pawn Plaza for a bite or a drink. Chances of seeing one of the stars is slim since they're mostly behind the scenes these days.
- See a Show
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Be captivated by performers at a world famous Cirque du Soleil show, Blue Man Group, or a world class performance at the Smith Center For Performing Arts. Vegas is home to many theaters, comedy clubs and music venues to entertain you.
- Container Park
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This unusual open air venue is built from shipping containers. Container Park is a great place for children and adults, with shopping, restaurants, bars and a playground. Enjoy free concerts, movies and more.
- Wedding Chapels
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Where else can you get married by Elvis at a drive thru chapel? Located downtown, on the strip and inside hotels, Las Vegas chapels offer themed and traditional ceremonies to suit any bride and groom's desires.
Spend the day open-air shopping at Las Vegas Premium Outlets or quaint Town Square. Upscale indoor malls abound the strip: Fashion Show, Forum Shops at Caesar's, Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood, and Grand Canal Shops at Venetian.
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Take a break from neon and night life to explore the surrounding mountains at Red Rock Canyon or Mount Charleston. Water lovers take a relaxing Lake Mead cruise. Or visit Springs Preserve for a taste of Vegas’ natural habitat.
Helicopter Tour of The Strip
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Take in the enchanting view of brightly lit themed properties, from above. There are several helicopter tours to choose from and most include limo transportation and champagne.
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Vegas provides adventure for all ages. Hop on a thrill ride 900 feet up atop the Stratosphere, enjoy the indoor Adventuredome at Circus Circus, ride the rollercoaster at New York New York, or skydive indoors at Skydive Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas food scene spans from food trucks to fine dining. Grab a scrumptious waffle sandwich at Bruxie on The Strip, savor a steak at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris, or indulge at Studio-B Show Kitchen Buffet inside M Resort.
"Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign
The famous 25 foot sign is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For decades visitors dodged traffic to for a photo op. In 2008, a small parking lot was created in the median, allowing you to safely get your picture.
Las Vegas is a high energy city with endless options for 24/7 entertainment. Explore Sin City with an open mind, a sense of adventure and a bit of planning. You'll create a one-of-a-kind experience you'll never forget!