Top 10 Things to do in Las VegasJune 25, 2015 9:00 am
There isn’t a shortage of things to do in Las Vegas, by any stretch of the imagination – but that can make it all the more harder to choose what’s best! We decided to look at the top 10 things to do in Las Vegas… From fun family activities and tours, to Nevada adventures there really is something for everyone and of all ages.
The Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck is one of the best things to do in Las Vegas. It’s one of the most unique perspectives you’ll get of the city and over the Nevada mountain range and at over 1,149 feet, it’s the tallest building in Vegas and west of the Mississippi River! To reach the top of the tower, you’ll take an elevator travelling at 1,800 feet per minute – so hold onto your hats (and perhaps avoid it if you have vertigo!) Make sure you don’t forget your camera either, the panorama is not to be missed.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world and people flock to see the rugged panorama famous for its vast size and breath-taking colours. Enjoy an awe-inspiring journey to the Grand Canyon and join in on a tour with the Hualapai Tribe, the indigenous Native American Indians, the People of the Pines. You can explore the Hualapai American Indian Nature Reserve and see views over the Colorado River, too.
Take to the waters of Lake Mead at midday and enjoy a fun cruise aboard the Desert Princess. This 90 minute boat trip on this authentic paddlewheeler will take you around the lake on a relaxing journey, so you can take in the beautiful Nevada landscape and colossal Hoover Dam. At over 110 miles long, Lake Mead is an impressive expanse of water and on the cruise you’ll learn fascinating facts about how the water in Lake Mead is melted snow from Colorado and learn to look out for the varieties of wild life in the Nevada landscape.
The hop on hop off bus tour is one of the best things to do in Vegas to find your bearings and see all there is to see from the comfort of your seat. Tailor-make your own itinerary as you see the sights of the city, from the iconic casinos and hotels, such as the Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace, and pass the Welcome to Las Vegas sign for that all-important selfie. The route will also take you down Miracle Mile, as well as past the Statue of Liberty – and more!
Visit the home of the original lions of the MGM Hotel. The MGM lions were an iconic part the excess and excitement associated with Vegas entertainment for over 15 years. Now, they’ve been rehomed and live in this bespoke Lion Ranch for all to see. At 8.5 acres, visitors can see the lions roaming free in their pack of 40. So if you’re a cat lover – this attraction has your name on it!
If you’re a thrill-seeker, the Roller Coaster at New York, New York hotel is something for your bucket list. It boasts the title of the world’s first heartline twist and will have you gripping onto your seats as you travel up to 67 miles per hour and over drops of 144 feet. It’s not one for the faint hearted – but it’s a great experience for whilst you’re in Vegas!
Another ride for the adrenaline junkies; the VooDoo Zip Line will have you speeding between two buildings over dizzying heights. Sound insane? It is! The VooDoo Zip Line runs between the two towers of the Rio Las Vegas – starting at the 50th floor of the Masquerade Tower. As you zip down this lines you’ll reach speeds of up to 33 miles per hour – and backwards at 20 miles an hour if you’d prefer to do the ride without seeing where you’re going!
No – we’re not advising that you gamble all your money away, but the Bellagio is home to one of the best galleries in Nevada, the Gallery of Fine Arts. This gallery features works from some of the most famous artists in history, such as Picasso, Warhol and Monet. The next exhibition held at the Belaggio will be “Picasso – Creatures & Creativity” which will look at the creative processes behind this iconic artist.
A great one for the summer – Cowabunga Bay Water Park is a must with the family! Full of wild rides, water attractions and exciting slides, this water park will keep you entertained for hours. Spin down the rides, hold on to your rafts, float down the lazy river or rent out a cabana to relax – there’s plenty of options for both old and young. It’s a must if you’re looking to cool down in the hot summer months.
Take a walk on the wild side at Springs Preserve National Park – nicknamed the ‘miracle in Mojave’. This stunning 180 acre attraction is complete with botanical gardens, trails, wetland areas and animals roaming free. It’s a great break from the hustle and bustle of Vegas to make a short day trip out into this quiet calm oasis in the desert. Get in touch with nature and take in the beauty of the Nevada landscape.
You can visit over 25 top Vegas attractions free with the Las Vegas Power Pass – see the full list here.