Las Vegas is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the USA. Known for being the height of luxury, the city has something for everyone. Whether you’re taking a family road trip or exploring the city with friends, there are a number of unique attractions to visit in Nevada. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten most popular things to do in Las Vegas.
Place a bet in a world-class casino
For those seeking all the thrills they can find in online casinos in real life, and a night off from looking after the children, why not visit one of the extravagant and luxurious casinos along the famous Las Vegas Strip? Las Vegas online casinos might offer a huge variety of games to try but there is nothing like being there in person. Some of the world-famous casinos are extremely luxurious, with 24 hour a day food and bar service, live music and huge floor space filled with a variety of classic and new games.
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See a concert or show
Las Vegas is known for its nightlife. However, if you’re visiting the city with your family don’t worry; there are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy. No matter what time of year you visit, there will be some form of entertainment to enjoy. So, whether you’re interested in seeing the latest band or a full-scale theatre production, you’ll find something to entertain.
Live the life of luxury
Where better to indulge and unwind than in one of Las Vegas’ luxurious desert resorts? If you’re staying in one of the extravagant themed hotels, you might find yourself getting a taste of Paris or Venice without even stepping outside of your apartment. Alternatively, leave your children to enjoy the entertainment provided by one of your hotel crèches while you book in for a relaxing spa treatment. Almost every Las Vegas hotel has at least one pool within the resort, so you can kick back with a poolside cocktail while the kids splash around.
Although Las Vegas is a city, it’s based in range of several National Parks and the unique desert landscape of Nevada. Some of the most popular destinations to visit include the striking Hoover Dam, which can be viewed by guided tour across the bridge or you can see it by taking a trip across Lake Mead by boat. Making hiking fun for your children can be difficult, but with a bit of encouragement they will see taking a hike through the mountains and canyons nearby will give you a real taste of the Las Vegas landscape.
If you happen to have a chance to get away without the kids, rent a motorcycle in Las Vegas and take an amazing motorcycle ride to some of the best Las Vegas-area sites, including the Hoover Dam Loop, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, or Highway 91 to Zion.
Visit a theme park
There are so many theme parks in Las Vegas that you and your family will be spoilt for choice. If you’re feeling brave, one of the most unusual theme parks in the world can be found on top of the famous Stratosphere. The tower, which stands 892 feet tall, is home to one of the best casinos in the world. On top of the building, visitors can find a number of extreme rides such as Big Shot and X-Scream, which are as scary as they sound! If you’re looking for something a bit tamer, the Adventuredome Theme Park has rides and amusements which are suitable for the whole family.
Go on a zip line
If thrill seeking and adventure is your thing, the zip line at Bootleg Canyon Flightlinez in Boulder City will take you from the top of the Red Mountain, across 1.5 miles of stunning canyons and desert landscape. This is definitely the extreme way to see the sights! There are tamer options available, all though the zip line might not be suitable for young children.
See the dancing fountains
The light show at Bellagio is not one to miss. The show features a combination of water features and fountains, dazzling lights and music which takes place on a huge lake in front of the luxurious villa. If you think it sounds underwhelming, there are 1,200 fountains in total and a show takes place every 15 minutes in the evening. The lightshow is free entertainment for you and your family, so don’t miss it.
Go to an outdoor gallery
Las Vegas isn’t known for its culture but the outdoor galleries and sculptures are a great way to see some local and international art for free. Inspired by the Life is Beautiful Festival, new street art appears on the cities walls each year. All you have to do is wander Downtown to see some of the most colourful, outrageous and interesting pieces of art you have ever seen. If you’d like to see more art from the city, the Neon Museum is jam-packed full of old neon signs from around the city, making it a colourful and unusual way to spend a few hours.
Shop ‘till you drop
One of the main reasons that so many people choose to holiday in Las Vegas is because there is a wealth of shopping malls to experience. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is one of the top shopping destinations in the city, with a whole host of high-end designers based within the Roman-inspired building. From popular designers, like Chanel and Alexander McQueen, to more unusual boutiques, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in Las Vegas.
Try cuisine from around the world
Whether you’ve got cravings for sushi or you’d prefer to try some Italian delicacies, Las Vegas has a restaurant for just about every taste. Vegas is developing a reputation for its high standards of culinary expertise, with a number of celebrity-owned and Michelin star restaurants opening across the city. If you’d rather take your family to a classic American diner, these are not in shortage either.