What to do in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is perhaps the nicest city we visited on our transit in America. Especially because of the atmosphere that there is, but also because of all kinds of fun things that you can do there. Of course, there’s so much to do in Las Vegas that we can’t discuss everything here. So we come up with a list of all our favorite activities in the city of lights. Here’s our list of what to do in Las Vegas.
What to do in Las Vegas?
1 The comic
If you think of Las Vegas, you automatically think of The Strip. Walking around here is a whole experience in itself, and above all completely free. You can even do this twice (or more). Because The Strip looks completely different during the day than it does at night. We especially liked the night because you will be really overwhelmed by all the exposures that are there. We’re not going to tell you a lot more details, because you have to discoverThe Strip yourself.
2 Pick up a show
If you’re in Las Vegas, of course, you should see one of the many shows that are going on in Las Vegas. These are usually on the expensive side, but really worth it. It is advisable to order the tickets well in advance, because the tickets are often quickly out the door. Especially the popular shows like ‘Ka’ and ‘O’ by Cirque Du Soleil. All kinds of tickets can be easily booked through showtickets.com.
What to do in Las Vegas? Gambling, of course, because that’s what Las Vegas is really about. Of course you have to do this responsibly and not with the idea that you are going to win a lot. Because the casinos are the real big winners… And certainly in Vegas. We had agreed in advance to spend a maximum of 20 euros. And that’s what we did, and that gave us a few hours of fun. Of course we only played on the small machines for small money. But that didn’t make it any less fun. Can’t you make clear agreements with yourself? Then stay away. Because then these casinos are really dangerous. Unfortunately, an addiction is quickly created here.
4 Downtown Las Vegas
What many people forget to do is visit downtown Las Vegas. And that’s actually a shame because the old part of Las Vegas is definitely worth a visit. And we mean especially Freemont Street which at night is just spectacular because of its dome of lights that covers the whole street. A nice fact is that downtown Las Vegas is actually the only real particle las Vegas. Because The Strip is the ‘new‘ Vegas and is actually located in the boroughs of Winchester and Paradise. Something no one really seems to know.
5 National Parks
From Las Vegas you can also easily visit a few National Parks. Although you normally have to schedule for this for several days. However, from the city centre they offer some tours to the Gran Canyon. If you don’t have much time, you can do this. Do you have more time? Take that time to visit everything. What we do think is worth a helicopter ride over the Gran Canyon. You will also have to record this in advance. Because you understand that this impressive trip will soon be complete. Death Valley is also easily accessible from Las Vegas.
Besides the numerous souvenir shops you also have a lot of shopping halls hidden on the The Strip. These are more than worth visiting. Because in addition to the regular big brands that are present, you can also come across special stores that you can only find here. For example, you will find a shop that sells autographed stuff from famous athletes and artists such as a football shirt with Messi’s signature or an autographed guitar by Kiss. Very nice and impressive to walk through. Our favorite shopping center was Caesar’s Palace. Where it alone is an experience to walk around in the impressive corridors and spaces.
7 Fountain and volcano
Besides the paid shows we talked about before, in Las Vegas you also have some spectacular things that you can just pick up for free. Like the Bellagio fountains that go no less than 140 meters high to the rhythm of music. This show takes place every 15 minutes. Although the volcanic eruption in front of the hotel The Mirrage is perhaps even more spectacular. This show only takes place at 19 and 20 o’clock and on weekends also at 21 o’clock. Very impressive. So it makes perfect sense that these 2 are in this list with what to do in Las Vegas.
8 Relax at the pool
In Las Vegas it’s usually sohot. So relaxing by the pool is something you will definitely want to do. Pool parties in Las Vegas are also something you just have to experience in your life. We ourselves sat in a slightly quieter hotel right next to The Strip, in the RIO hotel. And because of that, it was a very nice change between the crowds you find in las Vegas and the peace you could find there by the pool. An added benefit is that this hotel is much cheaper than the hotels on The Strip without sacrificing anything in terms of experience.
9 Going out
You can go out in this city better than anywhere else in the world. Although the number of real dancings here are rather limited. There are many hotels and bars where famous DJs come to play and so spectacular parties arise. Think of the movie‘The Hangover’. Although, of course, you shouldn’t let it get that far, of course. Because before you know it, you’re married in one of the 50 wedding chapels.
10 View art
Maybe you don’t immediately think of art when you think of this ‘city of fun’. But still, in Vegas you have a very nice art collection on the CityCenter Campus. Here you can admire works of art by 15 top artists. The nice thing is that this exhibition is completely free and especially 24 hours a day. Which makes it unique. This activity can also be done perfectly if you want to escape all the hustle and bustle.
This was our list of what’s going on in Las Vegas. But as we mentioned earlier, there is of course much more to do in this top city. So let us know for sure what your favorite activities are in Las Vegas or America.