Las Vegas, Nevada. The city that never sleeps is also one of the best places to visit if you’re on a holiday. The city hosts over 40 million tourists each year. People visit from all over the world to experience all Vegas has to offer. With so much to do, it’s the ideal place for a range of people; from high rollers, to families or a weekend away with friends. Want to know why Vegas is considered by most to be a dream holiday? Here are the top six things to do in the city:
Start at The Las Vegas Strip
Famously known as The Strip, one of the most famous stretches of roadway in the world is 6.8 km South Las Vegas Boulevard. It has one of the highest concentrations of bars, casinos and hotels in the area. The Strip is home to some of the most popular attractions in the city including Caesars Palace, the Bellagio and the Stratosphere. It is definitely the first place to start on a trip to Las Vegas. The iconic area has many great photo opportunities and of course, just so much to experience.
You can have a go down the Strip on one of the many bus tours available; or stretch your limbs and go by foot.
Check out The Neon Museum
For fans of the city’s famous light installations, you can take a trip back through time at The Neon Museum.
Displayed outdoors on a 2.62 acre lot, the museum features signs from old casinos and other businesses. Also called the ‘boneyard’, this is definitely a unique experience — one that you can only have in a city filled with lights.
Take a trip on the High Roller
Las Vegas’s High Roller is a 550-foot tall Ferris Wheel — and one of the best ways to see the city. It opened to the public in March 2014 and is located on The Strip. The High Roller is currently the world’s tallest ferris wheel, beating the previous record held by the Singapore Flyer. For those that aren’t too scared of heights, it’s a must see. If you’re over 21, try going VIP in a Happy Hour cabin, where you can enjoy a cocktail or two with one of the most incredible views in the world.
Have a Go at Gambling
Gambling and casinos are hugely popular all around the world. While Nevada may be home to one of the biggest casino cities in the world, Nevada State Law currently doesn’t regulate online casinos — meaning that at the moment there is no Nevada licensed online casino. It makes sense; making online gambling illegal in Nevada means that more people will visit their land-based alternatives.
Things are different across the border in Canada. While it’s illegal to operate a web-based casino in Canada, it’s not illegal to gamble online. The Canadian online casino culture is growing — which may explain that while Canada does have many land-based casinos, it doesn’t have an equivalent to Las Vegas.
While you’re there, take advantage of what Las Vegas has to offer in terms of casinos and gambling including tournaments. There are very few places in the world like it — and it is a favourite with professional gamblers and novice players alike.
View the spectacular The Fountains of Bellagio
The Fountains of Bellagio are a familiar sight in Hollywood films. A Las Vegas landmark ,the Bellagio is home to the fantastic dancing fountains — with more than 1,200 geysers shooting across an eight-and-a-half acre lake. Based right on the Strip, for your convenience, they erupt every half hour in the afternoon with an incredible show every 15 minutes from 8pm until midnight.
The Fountains of Bellagio are free to visit — and definitely should be part of anyone’s dream list of places to visit in Vegas.
Visit Caesars Palace
One of the most famous hotels and casinos in the world is Caesars Palace. Located on the west side of the Strip between the Bellagio and The Mirage, it’s one of the city’s most well-known landmarks. With a range of restaurants, a modern casino facility, entertainment and over 3,960 rooms, Caesars Palace is definitely the place to stay, eat and play. The casino features everything from blackjack, craps, baccarat, Spanish 21 and roulette as well as a 24-hour poker room and an impressive amount of slot machines and video poker machines. It’s been frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Sammy Davis Jr and more.