Viva Las Vegas! Sin City is one of the best places to visit if you are partying with friends, planning a romantic getaway, or bringing the fam. Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations because 1. The city never sleeps and 2. There is so much to do. Here are a few of my favorite things to do when visiting this desert oasis.
The Linq High Roller is the world’s largest observation wheel. This 550-foot attraction whirls you above the hotel skyline to get a true view of the Strip and the rest of town, too. Tickets for this attraction range from the $20-$30 mark, and can be fun for the whole family. Pods can fit up to 40 people and never stop moving, so there typically isn’t a line. The High Roller is currently featuring happy hour specials for during the week with an open bar – sounds like a great time!
Downtown Vegas revolves around Fremont Street. It’s the smaller, less-flashy side of Sin City. Downtown is speckled with smaller casinos, the Vegas Arts District, and numerous retail shops and parks. You can even zipline through the Fremont Street Experience with Slotzilla. Hungry? Downtown Vegas has tons of awesome munchies. Try Pizza Rock—their beer selection and plethora of different-style pizzas cannot be beat.
If you’re looking to get away from Las Vegas glitz altogether and get a workout in the fresh air, hiking Red Rock Canyons can be fun for the whole family. Red Rock is only a quick, 30-minute drive from central Vegas and offers hiking experiences from easy to difficult. The only fee associated with Red Rock is a $7 daily charge per vehicle. All proceeds go to the National Park Foundation – which is pretty cool in itself. Try and go early in the day if you can, you don’t want to get caught in the desert heat! And don’t forget the sunblock.
The Smith Center is located just a quick 10-minute cab ride from the Strip. This arts locale is home to performers, theatre, and music. Currently the national tour of Kinky Boots is headlining at The Smith Center, but this playhouse features everything from solo performances to Shakespeare to contemporary dance.
Cirque Du Soleil is one of the most exciting and electrifying performances you can see in your lifetime. Luckily, Vegas has eight unique Cirque shows, each with a different theme. From The Beatles to flying Martial Arts acrobatics to a burlesque, Cirque has something to enchant every visitor of any age. Different shows have residencies at various hotels along the Strip and are available nightly, and meet most price points. Most hotel concierges know of special offers or promotions for Cirque, so be sure to ask.
Las Vegas is a town for every type of person. Be sure to be safe and have fun while exploring this adult fantasy land.
What are some of your favorite things to do in Sin City?