Things to Do in Las Vegas, Nevada
Within a five-mile stretch on Las Vegas Boulevard, from The Four Seasons to the The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod, you’ll find well over 500 restaurants, 50 nightclub and bars, 25 spas, 30 shows and attractions and of course, a 550-foot observation wheel. Not to mention replicas of the Eiffel Tower, a Roman Colosseum and Egyptian pyramids – typical in all cities, right?
Las Vegas is a 24-hour town where you can find something to do at any hour.
There are four thrill rides atop the 1,149-foot-high The STRAT Hotel, Casino. The SkyJump, the Big Shot, the X Scream and Insanity will all get your heart racing. For more adrenaline-pumping excitement, take a ride on the 67-mph roller coaster at New York-New York, or get behind the wheel in the race car of your dreams at Exotics Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Great Outdoors & Attractions
Considering it’s the most iconic attraction in Las Vegas, it would be a shame to miss the Las Vegas Welcome Sign, which is only a mile south of Four Seasons Hotel. If you would like to see the entire city The High Roller Observation Wheel, situated in The LINQ Promenade + Experience, offers a 360-degree view of the city from 550 feet in the air. An entire rotation takes 30 minutes.
There are several great outdoors activities on the must-do list. Head out to Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, featuring more than 30 miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding and picnic areas; or take a quick drive to Mount Charleston in the scenic Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest for a cool afternoon hike. Explore the Southwest with a guided Pink Jeep Tour, take an afternoon cruise on Lake Mead or stroll around the beautiful Lake Las Vegas. Check out Chilean flamingos and other feathered friends at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat or see more than 300 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Las Vegas’ past, present and future at Springs Preserve.
Las Vegas History
Take in a little Las Vegas history downtown at the Mob Museum, which features interactive exhibits and artifacts that teach visitors all about the most notorious gangsters in Las Vegas. While you’re downtown, check out the Boneyard at the Neon Museum, a daytime-only attraction where you’ll see iconic Las Vegas signs from the 1930s into the early ’90s. You can also have a blast at the National Atomic Testing Museum, highlighting work conducted at the Nevada Test Site and its impact on the nation.
Satisfy Your Inner Geek
D&D, sci-fi, anime and your favorite superheroes have secret lairs all around Las Vegas. And you’re allowed in.
The Velvet Underground Las Vegas: This shop is for the comic-book elite. It has a huge collection of silver age books, and all the favorites like Wolverine, X-Men, Mutants and Spider-Man.
Toy Shack: Inside Neonopolis on Fremont Street, you’ll find this vintage shop with a selection of the greatest toys from the ’80s and ’90s. (And if this place looks familiar to you, it’s because it’s been on Pawn Stars!)
Fremont Arcade: Win prizes, hang out in a massage chair or step into the Star Wars Battle Pod. This spot is tucked into Neonopolis and has arcade games for all ages.
The Sci-Fi Center: This is the nerve center for all nerds – part movie theater, part improv stage, part shop, part event space. There’s a little bit of everything. Check the calendar for movies you couldn’t see anywhere else, open mics, book signings and more.
The Nerd: It’ll help you “find your inner nerd” if you haven’t already. Bowling, billiards and video games … all for free. To score bonus points, get 50 percent off drinks if you’re in cosplay.
Pinball Hall of Fame: Play pinball on machines dating 1950 to the 1990s in a 10,000-square-foot space dedicated to the arcade game. This bare-bones, thrifty place is made from pieces of Vegas − carpet from old convention centers and old change machines from the Golden Nugget.
With world-class shopping and a presence on the strip for over 50 years, The Forum Shops at Caesars belongs on your list of Las Vegas things to do. Inside, you’ll find 160 stores, Roman statues, a replica of the Trevi Fountain, The Fall of Atlantis fountain show, and a sky-painted ceiling that gives the illusion it’s always daytime.
Food & Drink
In Las Vegas, restaurants are everywhere from two star to five star restaurants with featured celebrity chefs. Everything is here and reservations are highly recommended.
Nightlife & Entertainment
There is a plethora of entertainment and nightlife from live music and concerts to magics shows and the longest running Cirque Show.
Whether you want to try your luck at the slot machines or attend a show you’ve always wanted to see, Las Vegas has enough hotels and casinos for you to stay entertained for hours.
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