Top Tours & Activities in Las Vegas
Call it Sin City if you want, but there's no denying that the Entertainment Capital of the World has a unique allure. After all, it took a lot more than seedy clichés to make Las Vegas one of the world's leading tourist destinations!
Vegas isn't a place to be enjoyed on the cheap! Set the tone for extravagance with Helicopter tours of the city's kitsch architecture and surrounding desert landscapes.
Death Valley, the hottest corner of North America, may be ominously named but its beauty is quite humbling, and it even blooms in spring. Just bring plenty of water!
The Las Vegas Strip boasts many of the world's largest hotels and casinos, all hosting their own dazzling shows. Take the scenic route by limo!
The choreographed fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel "dance" every 15 minutes from 8pm till midnight (and every 30 in the afternoons)!
The huge volcano in front of the Mirage hotel is another attraction in the same vein. It erupts on the hour from 8pm till midnight and, oddly, smells like pina coladas!
If gambling in the casinos isn't enough to set your pulse racing then how about zipping around the thrilling Motor Speedway in a luxury sports car?
You might be able to see the canyon's breathtaking red rock formations from your hotel window but getting up close to the Red Rock Canyon is a must for avid hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers!
The Hoover Dam Bypass is actually called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, but neither name really does justice to this spectacular feat of engineering!
Did somebody say feat of engineering? The Hoover Dam's art-deco design is impressive inside and out, although the exterior's breathtaking enormity is truly something to behold.
The tallest freestanding observation tower in the US offers the best views in Las Vegas, as well as a revolving restaurant and four terrifying amusement rides!
Unless you have a high tolerance for heat, plan your trip either side of summer. If you want to avoid the crowds then visit during the week.
From cabs and double-decker buses to helicopters and the Las Vegas monorail, the city has no shortage of ways to travel. Just remember that everything gravitates towards the Strip.
Women shouldn't have a problem but male dress codes differ for nightclubs so it's worth checking them online. Generally speaking though, a shirt and decent shoes go a long way.
You're on your own there! Good luck!
- CurrencyUSD ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-08:00)
- Country Code+1
- Best time to visitSpring or Fall
Things to Do in Las Vegas
Top Attractions in Las Vegas
- 1Colorado River
- 2Grand Canyon
- 3Hoover Dam
- 4Las Vegas Strip
- 5Death Valley
- 6Casino at Mandalay Bay
- 7MGM Grand
- 8Hoover Dam Bypass
- 9Fremont Street Experience
- 10Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
- 11Fountains of Bellagio
- 12Mirage Volcano
- 13Hollywood Theatre, Las Vegas
- 14Luxor Las Vegas
- 15Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
- 16Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
- 17Circus Circus Midway
- 18Stratosphere Tower
- 19Caesars Palace
- 20Bryce Canyon National Park
Other Sightseeing Options in Las Vegas
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What People Are Saying About Las Vegas
This hike stands out beyond others for a couple reasons. First, our guide Adam was a fountain of knowledge relative to the history, animal life, and plant life in the Valley of Fire. Second, Adam provided excellent guidance concerning hiking techniques and procedures ranging from easy routes to the strenuous options. Moreover, Adam not only pushed those of us who wanted more difficult routes, but paid particular attention to our hydration while urging the team to continuously consume snacks to maintain energy levels. We will be requesting Adam again for our next hike in a few weeks when our son arrives home for college.
Every aspect was enjoyable. Driver/cook was friendly and engaging. And, a great cook! Ranch staff were kind and concerned our experience was a good one. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would do it again.
Tour was well organized, on time, saw as much as could be comfortably seen in one day. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, very professional & courteous to all tour members.
My travel companion and I had a great time and completely worth the small fee for a half day trip
Seeing the Grand Canyon from the air was certainly the best way to experience this spectacular wonder of the world. Even though I was sitting in a back middle seat I still had a good view and the pilot made sure that I sat by the window on the return journey thus making sure everyone was given the best opportunity to take pictures. The pilot was very professional and made me feel extremly safe. The helicopter ride was definitely our favourite experience of Las Vegas.