Thing's to do in Las Vegas
Popular Tourist Attractions in vegas
Edit: Since going to Las Vegas in 2015, I have been again and created another post you may find helpful. 'Things to do in Las Vegas for cheap or free'. Below is a collection of videos I have created showing all my best moments in Vegas, enjoy! :)
Firstly, you can read all my Las Vegas travel diary posts by clicking here, where you can see each of the things to do in Vegas in more detail with a lot more photos, there's also my YouTube videos above you can watch for some Las Vegas inspiration.
There's endless thing's you can do in Las Vegas, its not all just about gambling and partying, I can definitely say Las Vegas was my most amazing entertaining experience so far and I would go there again at the drop of a hat, every second of the week I spent there was out of this world and I can admit me and my partner were very sad when we had to leave.
Every Resort on the four mile long strip has a bunch of exciting things to do and see, and after walking the entire strip both sides over 3 days in the 46 degree heat, I recommend visiting the following hotels as they were my favourite.
Bellagio was the first place I visited after checking into the Vdara Hotel & Spa nearby, as to me its the most iconic, with its amazing fountain display and colourful Botanical Gardens. (See posts: Bellagio)
If you want to take in the stunning views of the Las Vegas strip then go up the Eiffel Tower, especially for an aerial view of the Bellagio fountain display at night. (See post: Paris Hotel)
The Stratosphere not only has amazing views of Vegas and its mountains, but it also has some breathtaking rides, perfect for any adrenaline junkie. (See post: Stratosphere)
The Mirage is home to the Siegfried & Roy Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, I had a fantastic time admiring some very cuddly (I wish!) looking lions, white tigers, blank panthers and dolphins. (See post: The Mirage)
The Flamingo Hotel is the oldest resort on the strip, it has a cool art deco theme and has a Flamingo Wildlife Habitat in the gardens which is free to walk around. (See post: Flamingo)
The Venetian & Caesars Palace
These two resorts are my favourite of the themed hotels on the strip, the design of them are stunning, Caesars Palace has a sky painted ceiling at the Forum Shops and The Venetian has gondola rides. (See posts: Venetian and Caesars Palace).
After you have spent a couple of days on the strip, I highly recommend you take advantage of travelling to a nearby state - Arizona, to visit the Grand Canyon. I took the day trip with Canyon Tours and along the way visited the Hoover Dam and Seligman - the birthplace of the historic route 66, it was a full packed day of amazing sights and experiences. (See posts: Grand Canyon and Route 66)
Quality Tours of Las Vegas
Again, take advantage of being in Nevada and take a day trip to California!. It brings another full packed day of visiting the Hollywood sign, walking the walk of fame on Hollywood Boulevard, celebrity house spotting on Holmby Hills, do a spot of shopping on Rodeo Drive and end it with a splash on Santa Monica Beach. (See posts: Vegas to Hollywood and Thing's to do in California)
These are a couple of things I didn't get the time to do, but are first on my list when I visit Vegas again.
I strolled around the resort but never got to visit the Shark Reef, so if your interested in aquatic creatures and exotic reptiles then its worth a visit.
Red Rock Canyon
There are regular tours to visit the Red Rock Canyon, which isn't too far away from the strip. So for those of you who may like to hike and take in some natural beauty, take a tour of the Mojave Desert. (See posts: Red Rock Canyon and Spring Mountain Ranch).
Pawn Shop & Count's CUSTOMS
If your a bit of a History Channel binge'r like me and love the TV shows Pawn Shop and Count's Custom's, then go and give them a visit, you never know they may be filming.
Located at the Circus Circus resort is Adventuredome, an indoor theme park suitable for all the family.
The Mob Museum
For those of you who may be obsessed with the Netflix shows, Making a Murderer and Mad Men or simply history and law you may be interested in visiting The Mob Museum, where you can go on an interactive journey of real life stories about the Mob.
Off the strip, in Downtown Las Vegas you will find Fremont Street. It has 24-hour shops, casinos, restaurants and lots of free entertainment. Plus a very cool LED canopy and zip wire where you can fly above the hustle and bustle of Fremont Street. (See post here).