10 Things you can do only in Las VegasAugust 30, 2015 11:00 am
There’s no place quite like Las Vegas, and the saying ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ wasn’t advised for no reason. There are so many unique experiences to have in Las Vegas, even if it’s not your first time visiting the city. Dubbed the entertainment capital of the world, this playground has all manner of unique things to do that you can only do in Vegas. From spending all your money at the slot machines in at the airport, to all-you-can-eat buffets, we recommend these top 10 things you can only do in Las Vegas. You won’t regret it.
- Airport Gambling
It’s no secret that Vegas is famous for its gambling and you can’t escape the fruit machines or automated blackjack points at every point across the city. There’s no better time like the present to start practicing for the big bucks, so when you first land at McCarran International Airport you’ll be able to try your hand and work on your poker face. Did you know there are over 1,300 fruit machines at LAS to try your hand at?
- Join a Sommelier Classes
Try your hand at wine tasting and become a connoisseur with the help of trained sommeliers at the Bellagio. With a record breaking 17 sommeliers you can join in on a 90 minute wine tasting class, each third Wednesday of every month. Learn about the grapes, soils and nuances of what makes each wine different in this state-of-the-art classroom complete. What’s even better, is that you’ll be able to sample the wines after, too!
- Ride a record breaking roller coaster
Las Vegas boasts some of the best roller coasters in the world – but they’re not just any roller coasters! From barrel rolling, to G force impacts, gravity-defying drops and terrifying heights, Vegas is home to world-class attractions and roller coasters, from Speed, The Ride which sends you speeding down the tracks, only to repeat the course but in reverse, to Desperado, one of the tallest roller coasters in the world – officially classified as a hypercoaster – which propels you along the track at up to 90 miles an hour, climbing up to 20 storeys high!
- Underage driving
One of the best things to do in Las Vegas with the family is to visit one of the many go karting arenas and speed along the track like your racing in the Formula One. From Gran Prix style courses, to obstacles, Vegas is one of the best places to go to get behind the wheel – even if you’re underage! Go karting and racing is a great way to
- KISS Mini Golf
Tee up and get your grip ready as you take to one of the wackiest mini golf courses in the world. Pitch and put your way around 18 holes in this KISS themed mini golf course, put through the mouth of Gene Simmons and around electric guitars, along to iconic KISS rock songs as you go along. You certainly will be pushed to find anything as bizarre as this – and you can even stop off at the gift shop after for some KISS memorabilia.
- Visit the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is considered the eighth wonder of the world for its breath-taking beauty and sheer scale. Its chasm is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide in parts – so it’s impossible to see it all at once! Geologists believe it took 3 – 6 million years to form and now it’s one of the most visited natural landscapes on earth. Home to The Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute and Hualapai tribes it’s also the habitat for 70 species of mammals, 250 species of birds and 25 types of reptiles – among others!
- Zip Wire down Slotzilla
Slotzilla is another one of Las Vegas’ weird and wonderful attractions – and you won’t find anything quite like it anywhere else in the world! A 12 storey high slot machine, Slotzilla has one of the most exciting rides in Las Vegas, a 850 feet long zip wire, suspended at 77 feet high. You’ll travel the entire length of the canopy (which is also the largest in the world!) at over 35 miles an hour. It’s definitely one for those looking for an adrenaline rush!
It’s no secret the Americans like their food – and they like it fast. Las Vegas is famous for its buffet reputation and visitors to the city can enjoy all types of cuisines from French, Italian, Chinese and Mexican at impressive all-you-can-eat buffets open 24hours. You can’t miss an opportunity to dine at one of these never ending restaurants! Forget cold dishes that have sat out for hours, in Vegas they take it up a notch and you’ll see chefs preparing the dishes fresh before your eyes so you can rest assured it’s hot and tasty!
- See the world in Vegas
One of the quirks about Las Vegas is its urban landscape and over-the-top monuments and buildings. Nowhere else in the world can you see the Eiffel Tower, go on a gondola along the canals of Venice and have a photo in front of the Empire State Building all in one place! Vegas is certainly not short of international appreciation and it’s what makes the city all the more fascinating and incomparable.
- Marry a stranger
Vegas is the only city in the world where you can marry a stranger – or someone you just met. One of the most popular things to do in Vegas (and sometimes most regrettable!) is to get hitched in the Las Vegas Wedding chapels. There are many to choose from if you opt for a drive-through ceremony, from the iconic Little White Chapel, where Frank Sinatra married Mia Farrow, to the tacky but hilarious Viva Las Vegas Chapel – complete with Elvis impersonator.
A visit to Las Vegas is truly an eye-opener and you can’t help but be baffled at the weird and wonderful things to do. What makes Vegas more special is the list of things you can only do in the city, from zip wiring down a giant slot machine, to all day gorging on an all-you-can-eat buffets. You certainly won’t be bored, or short of any things to do.
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