Things To Do In Las Vegas

Las Vegas Things To Do
Las Vegas Things To Do

The things to do Las Vegas list is quite extensive. There is a reason this city is commonly referred to as “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Better yet, there are activities to suit virtually every age and interest in Las Vegas, so you don’t have to be a gaming enthusiast, a nightlife nut, or an adult to have fun there. It’s even possible to add a side tour of the Grand Canyon to your list of things to do in Vegas, though it would be understandable if you didn’t find the time to plan such outside adventures. For those in need of ideas, the following list highlights some of the very best things to do in Las Vegas proper.

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

The renowned Bellagio Casino Resort displays artwork throughout its public areas. It also offers a special exhibition space that is dedicated to fine art. Originally, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art displayed pieces from the private collection of Bellagio founder Steve Wynn. Today, it hosts rotating exhibits, and the pieces that are now on display come from other private collections and various museums around the world. The gallery hours are 10 am to 8 pm, with tickets for last admission being sold at 7:30 pm. Free tours are offered daily at 2 pm, and anyone with a Nevada ID can enjoy reduced rates on Wednesdays between the hours of 5 pm and 7:30 pm. Children 12 and under get in for free.

Eiffel Tower Replica

Eiffel Tower Replica
Eiffel Tower Replica

General sightseeing can be one of the most rewarding things to do in Vegas. The city boasts some of the most interesting architecture that you will find anywhere in the world. At the Paris Las Vegas casino hotel, for example, there is a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. You can actually take an elevator to the top of this replica tower. Those who do will enjoy amazing panoramic views of Vegas from the 460-foot-high lookout. While the elevator makes its way to the top, guests get insight into major Vegas landmarks, and it is possible to purchase commemorative photos of the experience. Also of interest is the tower’s 11th floor restaurant.

Gondola Ride at the Venetian

Gondola Ride at the Venetian
Gondola Ride at the Venetian

Many things to do Las Vegas lists include a gondola ride at the Venetian. Much like the actual city of Venice, this amazing Vegas casino resort features canals that are navigated by gondola operators. While cruising along the Venetian canals, gondola riders pass under bridges, cruise alongside cafes, and enjoy an all around streetscape that is pretty spectacular. Reservations for gondola rides at the Venetian can only be made in person at the resort. For indoor rides, the ticket sales begin at 9:30 am, while tickets for outdoor rides go on sale at 10 am.

Thrill Rides

Thrill Rides
Thrill Rides
New York New York Roller Coaster
New York New York Roller Coaster

If you’re in the mood for thrill rides during your Vegas vacation, you can surely satisfy that urge. At the Stratosphere Las Vegas, for example, you will find more than just a hotel and a casino. This all around entertainment establishment also features a freestanding tower that is the tallest structure in town. The tower tops out at 1,149 feet and is equipped with observation areas and a few thrill ride attractions. One of the thrill rides sees Stratosphere visitors essentially leaping off the tower’s edge in a sort of controlled bungee jumping manner. There is also a gravity drop ride and something that resembles a roller coaster. Fans of roller coasters are also encouraged to keep the NYNY Roller Coaster in mind during their Vegas visits. This thrill ride winds its way around the New York New York Hotel & Casino grounds, lifting riders up to 203 feet and reaching speeds of up to 67 mph. All the while, NYNY Roller Coaster riders enjoy replica New York City views, and the coaster cars resemble NYC taxis.

Imperial Palace Auto Collection

Imperial Palace Auto Collection
Linq Hotel Auto Collection

Checking out the Linq Hotel Auto Collection is without question one of the best things to do in Las Vegas for auto enthusiasts. The Linq Hotel's Auto Collections showroom is the largest classic car showroom in the world, and interestingly enough, almost all of the more than 300 vehicles that are on display are for sale. The Linq Hotel Auto Collections is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, and considering the quality of the exhibit, the rates are more than reasonable.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Anyone who is trying to build up their things to Las Vegas agenda won’t want to overlook the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Dubbed as “North America’s only predator-based aquarium and exhibit,” this aquarium features such fascinating creatures as sharks, sawfish, and giant rays. There is even a rare golden crocodile on display. There are more than 2,000 animals in all, and they have the freedom to glide around in more than one million gallons of water. Hours of operation are 10 am to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 10 am to 10 pm Friday and Saturday. There are opportunities to scuba dive in the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay should you be interested, and the aquarium is also used for various educational programs.

Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage
Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage

As is true of so many other Vegas casino hotels, the Mirage Las Vegas offers more than just a casino and hotel rooms. Take its Dolphin Habitat attraction, for example. Part of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, this attraction revolves around Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Visitors can learn all about these fascinating creatures during their visit, and the lush atmosphere is a nice break from the glitz and lights of the Vegas Strip. Special “Trainer for a Day” experiences can be added to the picture at the Dolphin Habitat, and they allow guests to get a more comprehensive understanding of the dolphins. Also worth highlighting is the fact that it is possible to celebrate birthday parties at the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, and anyone who is looking for free Las Vegas things to do won’t want to miss the Mirage’s lobby aquarium.

Cirque du Soleil Shows

Cirque du Soleil Shows
Cirque du Soleil Shows

Many of the most popular Las Vegas shows are Cirque du Soleil shows. For those who might not know, Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company that is based in Montreal. Its shows are renowned for their “dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment.” In Las Vegas alone, it is possible to catch no less than seven different Cirque du Soleil shows. These shows are “O”, Mystere, The Beatles Love, Zumanity, Criss Angel Believe, and Ka.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Vegas Indoor Skydiving
Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Fun seekers who are searching for ideas in the Las Vegas things to do department can always look to do some indoor skydiving while in town. Vegas Indoor Skydiving is an attraction that sees guests experiencing simulated skydive experiences in a controlled facility. No jumping out of planes here. A special trampoline floor and padded walls are in place to help make the approximately one-hour experience a safe one, and it is possible to enjoy group sessions. Certain weight guidelines apply for Vegas Indoor Skydiving. You can find the facility at 200 Convention Center Drive.

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