The Top Things to Do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in the U.S., and is filled with a number of iconic attractions such as the themed casinos, the fountains at the Bellagio, and the famous Big Apple Rollercoaster. Las Vegas is often seen as being a party destination where people go to celebrate occasions, throw parties, and let their hair down a little – however, it is home to a range of great attractions and things to do which will suit the whole family.
If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas soon, it’s good to know beforehand what’s available to do in order to plan your itinerary and make sure that you don’t end up missing out. We’ve put together a list of some of the main things in Las Vegas that every visitor should be sure to see.
If you want to see an amazing performance that you will never forget, you should be sure to see the fountains at the Bellagio Casino and hotel. Every fifteen to thirty minutes, those walking past the casino are treated to a unique light and water show, with the fountains shooting jets of water into the air in various patterns and swirls to the beat of a variety of different music. One of the best things about this fountain show is that it is free to watch, although if you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth going inside the Bellagio Casino itself – even if you’re not a fan of gambling or don’t want to play, the atmosphere is amazing and the casino is home to several awesome restaurants and bars.
The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal
Why spend more crossing the Atlantic when you can get a little taste of Italy right here in Las Vegas? The Venetian Casino is one of the most famous casinos on the strip, featuring a range of the best highlights of Venice including a fully-functioning canal that you can even take a gondola ride along. The ‘Streetmosphere’ program of the Venetian casino means that as you walk around, you’ll feel like you really have been transported to Italy for the day with a range of stilt walkers, ‘living statues’ and even street singers who recreate the typical atmosphere in the popular Italian city.
New York New York and the Big Apple Rollercoaster
No visit to Las Vegas would be complete without taking a ride on the famous Big Apple Rollercoaster. Once on the strip, you definitely won’t have any problem finding the iconic New York New York casino – it’s faux-Manhattan skyline, compete with scale models of New York landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building can easily be seen, occupying a full block of the strip. For just $14, visitors can take a ride on the Big Apple rollercoaster, which winds throughout the New York skyline and provides some excellent views of Las Vegas and the surrounding areas, if you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open.
Hershey’s Chocolate World
It may not be on a par with the main attractions such as the New York New York Casino or the Bellagio Fountains, but Hershey’s Chocolate World is definitely worth visiting on any trip to Las Vegas. The flagship store, which is located on the main strip in Las Vegas, is the largest in the world and spans a huge 13,000 square feet. Offering exclusive Hershey’s products and gifts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else and a sculpture of the Statue of Liberty which is made from over 800lbs of pure Hershey’s chocolate, anyone with a sweet tooth will not want to miss this amazing and unique store.
Cirque De Soleil
Cirque De Soleil is a circus show that’s famous in a number of different countries, and you may have even seen a show or heard of one performing in your area at home. In Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that there’s a high demand for shows such as Cirque De Soleil, which translates to ‘Circus of the Sun’. With performances that are inspired by a range of different cultural and natural influences, visitors to Las Vegas can find Cirque De Soleil performances at a range of different venues across the strip, including