10 Best Places to Visit in Las Vegas

May 28, 2018 0 1

From fine dining and luxurious casinos to entertainment and beyond, you’ll find just about anything in Sin City — so we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best things to do and places to visit in Las Vegas, NV to make your life easier. But with so many attractions to take in, how can you narrow your options down to a handful of must-sees? Simply read on to discover what the city has in store. From flying above the skyline to checking out a professional hockey game, we’ve got details on many of the best things to do and places to visit in Las Vegas to peruse here, so that you can plan the perfect itinerary.

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Fremont Street

From Las Vegas Blvd to Main St

If you’re looking to take a break from gambling, head on down to Fremont Street, where all the excitement is happening. The entire stretch of the street is a historic part of Vegas, a tourist go-to filled with attractions. The infamous light show takes place eight times throughout the night, starting at 6, with more than 550,000 watts of imagery and concert-quality surround sound that will leave you wowed. Check out one of the penny slots or the street performers along the way.

Bellagio Fountain Show

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd

The fountains at the Bellagio were built to wow. The mesmerizing choreographed routine that takes place Monday through Sunday (all day long), starting every half hour from 3 to 8 and every 15 minutes from 8PM to midnight. This 8.5-acre fountain has 1,214 jets that rocket streams water 460 feet into the air. The gorgeous streams of water are illuminated from within and “dance” to the music being played. This is a must-see experience to complete your Sin City bucket list.

Grand Canyon

Take a break from the busy strip and experience an amazing helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. The attraction actually offers four destinations that can be visited from the South to the North or East and West rims. Visitors can descend to the canyon at sunset or even fly among the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Daylight helicopter rides fly to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in less than half a day where they will soar through the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead all the way to the bottom of the canyon where visitors can enjoy a picnic. Tours range from $79 to $790, depending on attractions and activities during the ride.

T-Mobile Arena

3780 S Las Vegas Blvd

The brand-new T-Mobile Arena, which opened in April 2016, is home to Vegas’ first professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights. But the space is also used for concerts, and has held a variety of sports teams from around Nevada. It can hold up to 20,000 people and offers delicious dining options from poke bars to mojito carts. Head to the Hyde Lounge, an 18,000-square-foot nightclub on the top floor that extends over the crowd.

Toby Keith’s, I Love This Bar and Grill in Harrahs

3475 S Las Vegas Blvd

Named after the Toby Keith song, this Vegas eatery serves Southern comfort food that has tourists returning time after time. The country bar puts forth its infamous fried bologna sandwich, deep-fried mac-and-cheese balls, po’ boys, and finishes it all off with a deep-fried Twinkie. The bar and grill is open seven days a week with live music starting at 9 every night. Brunch is also served every Saturday and Sunday from open 3, when diners can enjoy bottomless beverages for $29 per person, including beers on tap, bloody marys and mimosas. Brunch favorites include country fried chicken, steak and eggs, and pulled pork benedict.

MGM Grand

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd

MGM Grand offers some of the most luxurious rooms on the Strip, including amazing penthouse suites (that’s what makes it among our 10 best places to visit in Las Vegas). The hotel and casino is the largest hotel complex in the United States, with 5,124 rooms and is the third largest in the world. There’s loads of entertainment, from Cirque Du Soleil to boxing matches, concerts and an array of nightlife options. Spend the day at the Wet Republic pool party, a 54,500-square-foot pool where guests can relax or dance the day away poolside. Have a cocktail at the Whiskey Down lounge or enjoy a round of golf at Topgolf, a four-level interactive venue where guests can play as many rounds of golf as they’d like. Dine in one of the hotel’s 27 restaurants, featuring dishes from star chefs like Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse.

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

5100 S Las Vegas Blvd

You know you made it to one of the best places to visit in Las Vegas, NV when you’re officially welcomed by this historic landmark. The infamous sign was designed by Betty Willis, with a “Googie” style similar to the futuristic take on “The Jetsons” cartoon. It was crafted in 1959, when salesman Ted Rogich, a World War II vet, started a small neon sign company. The Vegas landmark is considered the official southern end of the strip. Visitors can even buy a piece of the sign: When the lights are replaced, they’re sold as commemorative souvenirs with proceeds donated to charity.

The Mob Museum

300 Stewart Ave

Discover the story of organized crime in America, highlighting infamous dons like Al Capone, Tony Spilotro, Whitey Bulger and more. The museum is housed in a former courthouse that hosted some infamous and historical hearings. The museum’s artifacts, exhibits, and theatre presentations are showcased among three floors and detail the Mob’s impact on Sin City and the country. Visitors can also take part in special speaker events, author panels, and Mob-themed parties and events.

Stratosphere Tower

2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

To get an ideal view of every iconic fixture in the Vegas skyline, stop by the Stratosphere Tower, which lets you climb all the way above the clouds with a 360-degree view of the gorgeous city. But there’s more than just views to take in here: You can dine at the award-winning restaurant 107 SkyLounge or kick back with a cocktail and enjoy the vistas at one of the bars or lounges up above. And if you’re really feeling daring, then you can take the 829-foot plunge from the tower with a SkyJump — one of the world’s highest commercial rides. You’ll fly at speeds topping 40 mph.

The Beatles Cirque du Soleil

3400 S Las Vegas Blvd

You can’t visit Vegas without seeing one of the iconic shows along the Strip. We recommend “Ka” (a fantasy epic filled with acrobatics and pyrotechnics) and “Love,” a tribute to the Beatles, that’s playing at the Mirage Hotel & Casino. In the latter case, the three-time Grammy Award-winning show is inspired by poetry of the Beatles lyrics and is brought to life by amazing acrobats, dancers and flying aerialists. Love’s custom-built theatre features 360-degree seating and gives guests a unique view of the show each time they experience it. Tickets vary in price starting at $79 per person – to find out about Ka, hit Cirque du Soleil’s website as well.

Cheat Sheet

Want more of the best places to visit in Las Vegas, NV and top things to do in Nevada. Take some time off from the casinos and see what’s outside Sin City with help from these handy guides:

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Meg Parisi

Meghan Parisi is an accomplished freelance writer and the managing editor for a luxury design publication that covers homes in New York City, the Hamptons, San Francisco and Connecticut. Meghan enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants and cities as often as possible. She is an avid cook and enjoys sharing her recipes on her blog: Whiskey + Aprons.

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