Las Vegas is a city like no other. A typical Las Vegas experience would include visiting the city’s incredible casinos, marvelling at high-rise mega resorts and neon lights but there’s so much more to the glam and glitz of the city. If you’re looking for adventure, the hills and mountains surrounding Las Vegas create many opportunities for outdoor activities. The city is also home to awesomely educational museums and has a rich and diverse culinary landscape that is sure to impress. From visiting The Strip to appreciating art and history at The Mob, fun can be found in every corner of the top-tier international leisure destination.
Make the most of your vacation by exploring these must-see attractions in Las Vegas.
Let’s be frank, you can’t come to Las Vegas and not visit the Strip. The 4.2 mile long stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is arguably one of the most famous streets in the world. Home to luxury hotels, extraordinary performance venues and cutting-edge dining scenes, the Strip runs through the city from the Mandalay Bay Hotel to Treasure Island Hotel. You can’t miss the magnificent fountains of Bellagio, famous Peppermill and the iconic Venetian when you’re here. To truly experience the glamour of the city, walk along the Strip at night and lose yourself in the endless chain of glittering neon signs.
High Roller Observation Wheel
Look up! Located at the bottom end of the Linq Lane, the largest observation wheel in the world is really quite hard to miss. Topping out at an impressive 550 feet (168m) high, a single rotation on the High Roller takes 30 minutes and each cabin can hold up to 40 people. As one of the most recognisable figures in the Las Vegas skyline, the wheel provides an unbeatable panoramic view of Sin City. If you want to take this experience to the next level, book the Happy Half Hour and enjoy an open bar on your 30 minutes ride. Now, that’s what we call a full Vegas experience!
The Mob Museum
The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement aka The Mob is truly a one of a kind museum. This unique museum tells the story of organised crime’s influence not only on Las Vegas but throughout the United States. Housed in a 1933 Neoclassical building, The Mob let visitors look into the criminal underworld and how law enforcement has been implemented through engaging, interactive displays and video clips. This brilliant museum also showcases a vintage electric chair and the bloodstained wall left behind from the St Valentine’s Day Massacre. Visitors can even use an actual Tommy gun in a simulation display! To get a full experience, you can venture into special experiences such as the Crime Lab and Firearm Training Simulator for an extra fee.
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Located inside the Mandalay Bay, the Shark Reef Aquarium is an excellent option for family activities when you’re in Las Vegas. Shark Reef is doing an amazing job by working with wildlife biologists to rehabilitate injured animals and to preserve endangered marine species. As one of the largest aquariums in the United States, this aquarium is home to more than 100 sharks from 15 different species and more than 2000 aquatic animals ranging from sea turtles, reptiles to Komodo dragons across 14 exhibits. The highlight of the aquarium is definitely the Shark Tunnel where you can view sand tiger sharks, blacktips and sawfish swimming from an acrylic tunnel. You can even have a feel of some of the marine animals like the harmless zebra sharks and rays at the touch pool!
Hoover Dam is one of the biggest attractions that have attracted visitors from all over the world to witness the visually striking landmark when they’re in Las Vegas. The Great Depression-era landmark is one of the greatest monuments engineered in the 20th century in America. Damming the fast-flowing Colorado River, Hoover Dam formed Lake Mead and looms large in Las Vegas history. Whether you choose to take a guided tour or view it from a boat on Lake Mead, the 726-foot high curving cement facade is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Las Vegas is known for fun and excitement so let your hair down and make the most out of your trip when you’re here! Check out the Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass where you can mix and match different experiences depending on the number of days you’re there! The 60 Days Las Vegas Explorer Pass also gives you the freedom to choose from two to seven attractions as you go. We love that both passes can help you save up to at least 50% on ticket prices!!