10 Things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city people hate to love. It is ultimate adult playground for gambling, drinking, and other sinful delights. While this is all certainly true of the city, Las Vegas has so much more to offer. Here are 10 (other) things you can do in Las Vegas:

1.Walk down the “Strip” and people watch

You cannot go to Vegas without going to the “Strip.” The strip is Vegas’ main boulevard. Walking down the strip is quite the adventure in itself! Las Vegas’ strip is a great place to people watch and see all sorts of interesting “characters.”

2. Bellagio’s Fountain Show

While walking down the strip, you might catch the opportunity to see Bellagios’s Fountain Show. The iconic dancing fountains are right on the strip, in front of the Bellagio hotel.  The geysers erupt every 30 minutes in the afternoon and 15 minutes during the evening.

Bellagio’s Fountain Show – Photo Credit: Time Out Las Vegas

3. See a show

Las Vegas has its fair share of over-the-top shows and performances. From the likes of Celine Dion to Cirque du Soleil to magic shows, Vegas has something to offer for everyone.

4. Take a ride on the wild side

Do you live for thrills? How about jumping off of the tallest building in Vegas?  If this appeals to you, then you should look no further than the Stratosphere. SkyJump is not for the faint hearted. It is a controlled free-fall from 829 feet in the air. The Stratosphere also has other blood-curling rides like, Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity: the Ride, which are equally terrifying.

Adventuredome is an indoor theme park within the Circus Circus hotel. Adventuredome offers a variety of rides for both kids and adults.

Ride on the Stratosphere in Las Vegas – Photo Credit: Time Out Las Vegas

5. Visit Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is a part of Las Vegas’ history. The 726-foot-high curving cement structure is accessible by boat on Lake Mead, tour, or simply by driving across the bridge on the way to Arizona. A trip to the Hoover Dam is worth it just to give appreciationto the 21,000 laborers who constructed the dam.

6. Explore the world, without a passport

Without a passport, did you say? Yes. Many of Las Vegas’ hotels are “themed.” At the Paris Las Vegas, you can see a life-size version of the real Eiffel Tower. Fancy a ride on a gondola? Visit the Venetian. At the New York New York, there is a Statue of Liberty.

Gondolas at the Venetian in Las Vegas – Photo Credit: Venetian

7. Fremont Street

Fremont Street is a pedestrian attraction in downtown Vegas. It has some pretty cool history, as the first place in Las Vegas with a hotel, gaming license, and high-rise structure. Nowadays, people come to watch others zip Superman-style on the Slotzilla.

8. Eat.

Las Vegas offers such a variety of food options, you can really go all out eating. Fortunately, there are world-renown chefs in almost every restaurant in Vegas. Even the buffets are quite tasty!

9. Get hitched.

Las Vegas is one of the easiest places to get married. If you’e looking to do a low-key ceremony, consider Vegas as an option. You can get a marriage license right down the street from most chapels. The process is quick, easy and cheap.

Vegas is also great for couples looking to do non-conventional weddings. Get married where Frank Sinatra said, “I do” at the Little White Wedding Chapel or have Elvis marry you at Viva Las Vegas Chapel. You can even do a “drive-thru” wedding. The possibilities are endless.

10. Go on an adventure.

Most people probably don’t think of Las Vegas as an adventurer’s destination. However, there are plenty of things to appeal to the likes of adventurers. To escape the blistering heat, go to Mt. Charleston. Red Rock Conservation Area is another great place to hike. If you enjoy water sports, consider taking a day trip to Lake Mead is an option.

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