Las Vegas Trips
Planning a Trip to Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the top travel destinations in the United States. People from all walks of life enjoy taking in “Sin City” to dabble in gambling, catch a show, and experience all the city has to offer. With so many options, it is hard to decide what to do during your trip. No other city offers as much culture, people-watching opportunities, and entertainment possibilities as this exciting city.
What is the best time to visit Las Vegas?
The best time to visit Las Vegas is from March to May and from September to December. The spring and fall shoulder seasons offer the most moderate weather. Trip to Las Vegas in December – means glittering lights, New Year street parties and crisp desert nights.
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- To help you narrow it down, here are the top ten things to do while visiting Las Vegas.
Travel the World
Las Vegas offers something that virtually no other destination can offer; the chance to experience the world in just one day or weekend. Visit the Statue of Liberty and Central Park in New York, New York, then head over and travel to the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel & Casino. When you are done, perhaps take a stroll through St. Mark’s Square at the Venetian, and end your evening with a leisurely ride on a gondola in Venice. The themed casinos in Las Vegas are so elaborately designed, you will feel like you are really in Egypt or walking the streets of Rome!
Experience Freemont Street
Freemont Street is in the heart of “Old Vegas” and home to a nightly pedestrian street fair. Ask anyone who has visited the city and they will tell you Freemont Street is a must on your list of things to do in Las Vegas. This area is perfect for people watching and you never know who you will encounter! The iconic Viva Vision Light Show plays every hour 90 feet above the crowd down the length of a 1500-foot canopy. Visitors can soar like Superman on the zip-line that travels the length of the canopy while cover bands and DJ’s provide endless entertainment to those dancing below. Street performers and vendors line the streets and it is not uncommon to run into an Elvis or two, a bearded Marilyn Monroe, Kiss, and more. While you are there, be sure to place a bet in the historic Golden Nugget Casino!
Las Vegas is perhaps one of the most famous places to get married. Whether you are eloping or looking to be married by Elvis Presley, Las Vegas has a chapel and wedding style to fit any taste. Famous weddings have made several chapels famous such as the Little White Wedding Chapel where Frank Sinatra married Mia Farrow. This city is known to facilitate shotgun weddings and elaborate Vegas-style productions, but if you are looking for the fastest way to get married, you might even check out the many drive-thru wedding chapels, where you can get married without even getting out of your car!
Las Vegas is synonymous with entertainment. Many celebrities headline their own fixed shows such as Reba with Brooks and Dunn, The Blue Man Group, Donnie and Marie, LE REVE “THE DREAM” and more. Several stars from America’s Got Talent are showcased in the casinos around town and shows like TAPE FACE and Cirque du Soleil draw large crowds daily. In virtually no other place in the world can you take in so much entertainment in one city; make entertainment a priority on your list of things to do in Las Vegas!
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Dine on Fine Cuisine
In recent years, television shows featuring celebrity chefs have boomed in popularity. Many of your favorite television chefs including Gordon Ramsey, Wolfgang Puck, and Daniel Boulud have made Las Vegas home to their iconic restaurants. Feast upon the mouth-watering dishes you see them prepare on screen and you will watch those shows with a new appreciation.
Laugh it Up
People say “laughter is the best medicine,” and that is why taking in a comedy show is among the top things to do in Las Vegas. The city is crawling with comedy shows both large and small with comedians ranging from Carrot Top, Ron White, Terry Fator, L.A. Comedy, Jeff Civilco and more, to comedians making their start in lounge shows and casino improv theaters. Sit back and enjoy a good belly laugh for a little comic relief in your life!
Shop till You Drop
If you like a little retail therapy on your trip, you will love the multitude of elaborate shopping establishments in Las Vegas. Take a stroll through the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace to enjoy Roman architecture as you browse hundreds of high-end stores. If you enjoy high-end fashion, visit the Fashion Show Mall to find looks straight off the runway. In addition, The Grand Canal Shoppes will have you feeling as though you are shopping along the waterways of Venice (The Venetian). Each of these shopping locations features something for everyone, from high-end retailers such as Barneys New York and gallery-quality art stores to niche stores like Stupididiotic.
Not Your Average Museums
Broaden your horizons by visiting any number of museums in Las Vegas that are far from your average museum. The Atomic Testing Museum offers an inside look at the mystery behind Nevada’s nuclear testing site. For more history, learn the influence the mafia had on the uprising of the city of Las Vegas, by visiting the Mob Museum. There is also a wide variety of niche museums featuring oddities and hobbies such as the Pinball Museum. Museums like these are interactive, allowing you to play over 100 working pinball machines.
Walk Among the Stars
Many television shows and movies were filmed in Las Vegas including Miss Congeniality 2, The Hangover, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, and more. Stand where your favorite stars have stood or recreated your favorite scenes. Las Vegas is a frequent destination for celebrities both for performances and for leisure, you never know who you may run into! Tours are also available to visit the locations of shows based in Las Vegas such as Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, and more.
Take a Hike
A scenic hike is not what typically comes to mind when you think of a trip to Las Vegas. However, it is well worth it to leave the bright lights of the city behind and hike the Calico Basin and take in Red Rock Canyon. For a challenge, check out Goldstrike Canyon. The trail is challenging with ropes to assist you and heavenly natural hot springs along the way, great for a relaxing soak. Wrap up your excursion with a refreshing dip in the Colorado River at the bottom of the canyon. These hikes are a perfect way to get some exercise and take in the beautiful scenery the mountains of Nevada have to offer.