Top attractions in Las Vegas
Call it Sin City if you want, but there's no denying that the Entertainment Capital of the World has a unique allure. After all, it took a lot more than seedy clichés to make Las Vegas one of the world's leading tourist destinations!
Vegas isn't a place to be enjoyed on the cheap! Set the tone for extravagance with Helicopter tours of the city's kitsch architecture and surrounding desert landscapes.
Death Valley, the hottest corner of North America, may be ominously named but its beauty is quite humbling, and it even blooms in spring. Just bring plenty of water!
The Las Vegas Strip boasts many of the world's largest hotels and casinos, all hosting their own dazzling shows. Take the scenic route by limo!
The choreographed fountains in front of the Bellagio hotel "dance" every 15 minutes from 8pm till midnight (and every 30 in the afternoons)!
The huge volcano in front of the Mirage hotel is another attraction in the same vein. It erupts on the hour from 8pm till midnight and, oddly, smells like pina coladas!
If gambling in the casinos isn't enough to set your pulse racing then how about zipping around the thrilling Motor Speedway in a luxury sports car?
You might be able to see the canyon's breathtaking red rock formations from your hotel window but getting up close to the Red Rock Canyon is a must for avid hikers, rock climbers, and mountain bikers!
The Hoover Dam Bypass is actually called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, but neither name really does justice to this spectacular feat of engineering!
Did somebody say feat of engineering? The Hoover Dam's art-deco design is impressive inside and out, although the exterior's breathtaking enormity is truly something to behold.
The tallest freestanding observation tower in the US offers the best views in Las Vegas, as well as a revolving restaurant and four terrifying amusement rides!
Unless you have a high tolerance for heat, plan your trip either side of summer. If you want to avoid the crowds then visit during the week.
From cabs and double-decker buses to helicopters and the Las Vegas monorail, the city has no shortage of ways to travel. Just remember that everything gravitates towards the Strip.
Women shouldn't have a problem but male dress codes differ for nightclubs so it's worth checking them online. Generally speaking though, a shirt and decent shoes go a long way.
You're on your own there! Good luck!
- CurrencyUSD ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-08:00)
- Country Code+1
- Best time to visitSpring or Fall
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This was an amazing experience and shouldn't need a second thought if you want to see spectacular views of the Canyon! Added to that are very interesting and informative visits to the Hoover Dam, Kingman and Seligman on Route 66. Louis, our driver and Mitch our guide were the best, keeping the long day as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. The tour company was very thorough in their communication and responded quickly to any questions. I can highly recommend this tour!
It is long day but totally worth it! Loved the stop on Restaurant and shops at Route 66. Do not miss the opportunity of trying the delicious carrot cake!!!! Guided visit at Grand Canyon is amazingly useful, lots of great information!!!
Our driver and host were charming and so organized. The trip was smooth and everything was planned perfectly. We could not have asked for a better day. Thank you Leroy and Antonio ! Thank you to the office at Getyourguide who made us feel welcome and well taken care of...I would recommend them to anyone. And the cost to me was well worth it. They planned a wonderful tour.
Mike Stone and David, our tour guide, are the best!! Small group of 14 which I really liked and everyone was so friendly we got along so well. David's knowledge of Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and other surroundings just amazing. Highly recommend taking any tours with David.
Our guide Antonio and our driver Mike did a very good job keeping us informed and engaged. It was a long day, but the Grand Canyon was breathtaking!