Day Trips from Las Vegas to Lake Powell

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  • Las Vegas Strip: The High Roller at The LINQ Ticket

    1. Las Vegas Strip: The High Roller at The LINQ Ticket

    There's no better way to enjoy the views of Las Vegas than from the top of the High Roller. This observation wheel, which stands over 550 feet tall (around 168 meters), provides the perfect viewpoint to see everything that’s going on along the Strip. See for yourself during a 30-minute revolution in one of the High Roller’s 28 air-conditioned compartments. The High Roller even beats out the London Eye as the biggest observation wheel in the world. During your ride, an amusing audio tour will cover the history of Las Vegas, perfectly timed to point out the area’s landmarks as they appear during the rotation. The High Roller is located at the heart of Las Vegas’s LINQ, a lively promenade featuring bars, shops, and restaurants. This leaves you in the perfect place to continue your evening after experiencing Las Vegas from above.

    We booked at the last minute online and were able to get our tickets on our apple wallet, made for an easy bypass of a very long line! The experience was great with a slight issue upon returning to ground, there was an electrical issue that delayed us 10-15 minutes and some of the passengers got pretty ugly and it kinda left a negative feeling at the end. The views were great though!! Ride lasted about an hour w the delay.

  • Las Vegas: Helicopter Flight over the Strip with Options

    2. Las Vegas: Helicopter Flight over the Strip with Options

    Experience the thrill of a helicopter flight with breathtaking views over the famous Las Vegas Strip, with commentary included. Personalize your experience with limousine transfers, an optional food tour, nighttime flights, or even a sunset visit to the Red Rock Canyon. 

    Fly over the mega resorts of the Las Vegas Strip as you take in the unforgettable city sights, from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid.

    Fly high to gain panoramic views of Las Vegas, and take in the famous sights as you listen to your local commentary. Make the experience special by booking a nighttime flight, or even a savory food tour trialing 4 of the city’s most exclusive restaurants before catching your flight.

    For something extra special, book an extended la...

    It was an excellent experience, I enjoyed it a lot with my family. I recommend it to everyone 100%. Just to have a good time.

  • Las Vegas: Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck Entrance Ticket

    3. Las Vegas: Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck Entrance Ticket

    Skip the box office line and visit the Eiffel Tower viewing deck at Paris Las Vegas. Modelled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, this half-scale model of the iconic romantic landmark is the perfect place for an unforgettable view of the Las Vegas skyline. From 46 stories up, enjoy the views of the fountains of the Bellagio just across the road and the glittering lights of the resorts all along the Las Vegas Strip.   Choose to visit either during the day or at night. If you come at night, you’ll be treated to the Eiffel Tower Light Show ever half hour. Inspired by the illuminations in France, this show features synchronized twinkling colored lights that will give your evening visit a more romantic feel.

    We met Roger a very polite man who guides us to the top. Beautiful view seeing the whole Vegas strip

  • Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour

    4. Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon Helicopter Landing Tour

    Enjoy the "Best of Las Vegas" on this one-of-a-kind aerial flight featuring a natural gem of the magnificent Mojave Desert, Red Rock Canyon. Fly over the iconic fiery-red sandstone cliffs and the popular scenic loop of Red Rock Canyon on your way to one of the best views in Las Vegas. Departing from the Las Vegas Strip terminal, enjoy bird’s-eye views over Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Descend to a private vista to take in picturesque views of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Valley, and stunning natural scenery. From this panoramic overlook 2,900 feet over the city, you'll have 30-minutes to relax and sip champagne near Red Rock Canyon with beautiful views in the distance. Your helicopter landing adventure concludes with a breathtaking flight over some of the most luxurious homes and golf courses in Las Vegas. While you return from nature to the Las Vegas Strip, see iconic...

  • Las Vegas: STRAT Tower SkyPod Observation Deck Ticket

    5. Las Vegas: STRAT Tower SkyPod Observation Deck Ticket

    The SkyPod is one of the most iconic features of the world-famous Las Vegas skyline, with sweeping views of the Las Vegas Valley, dining, drinking, and adventure all possible here. Your ticket will allow access to both the indoor and outdoor observation decks. Step onto the indoor observation deck, enclosed, climate-controlled, and featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The outdoor observation decks offer clear views of the fresh air. You'll also be able to zoom in on the city with the available viewfinders. Visit the Skypod observation deck near sunset for the best viewing experience. After viewing the rainbow of colors in the sky, you'll be able to enjoy the lights that illuminate the city.

  • Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing with Transfers

    6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing with Transfers

    Marvel at the Grand Canyon from above on this popular helicopter tour from Las Vegas, with transfers included. Land on the canyon floor 3,500 feet below the rim to enjoy it up-close. Treat yourself to some champagne and refreshments while overlooking the Colorado River.

    After your Las Vegas pickup, experience a breathtaking helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Fortification Hill—an extinct volcano—along with many other awe-inspiring views.

    After descending 3,500 feet inside the Grand Canyon and Hualapai Indian Reservation, make sure to snap some photos after landing for some unforgettable souvenirs. 

    Take in the breathtaking views of the canyon and river in front of you. Then, enjoy a cool beverage, light snack, and champagne toast while sitting 300 feet above the impressive Colorado River. 

    The view was awesome from the helicopter! We enjoyed our first ever ride on the helicopter! The whole experience was A-1 from the time we got picked up from our hotel to the time we was dropped off. The Maverick Staff was great, very professional informative!

  • Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

    7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon North Tour w/Polaris Ranger or ATV

    Avoid the busy national park crowds, and experience rare sights in the heart of the Grand Canyon at Bar 10 Ranch. This exclusive tour will fly you to the Arizona Strip, just miles from the virtually unexplored Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon, and provide an unmatched Grand Canyon National Park experience from a splendid vantage point. Visitors will head off the beaten path on an ATV or Polaris Ranger as they travel along a 4x4 trail through Whitmore Canyon and Lake Mead Recreation Area to the rim of the Grand Canyon. At 3,000 feet (880 meters) above the Colorado River, the sheer drop from the rim at this part of the canyon will offer you spectacularly rare views. Take time to explore the unusual collection of desert vegetation and animal life. Back at Bar 10 Ranch, relax, enjoy the hospitality and a authentic Dutch oven barbecue lunch. Passengers will fly to and from Bar 10 Ranch aboar...

    It was more than I expected!!! Our guide, Tanner, was so friendly and fun. The food was the great. Would love to do a longer stay sometime! The bus picked us up at the exact time we were told. We really enjoyed the plane ride and the views we saw were spectacular!

  • Las Vegas: Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert

    8. Las Vegas: Balloon Ride Over Mojave Desert

    Meet your pilot and crew approximately 90 minutes prior to sunrise. It's an early start, but seeing the sunrise and scenery from a hot air balloon is an experience like none other. From the local partner's check-in office, you'll transfer to the launch field in Pahrump, an hour west of the Las Vegas Strip. Upon take-off, there is no sensation of movement, rather one of the ground dropping away. During the flight, which lasts 45-60 minutes, you will have spectacular birds-eye views of the Spring and Nopah Mountain Ranges, breathtaking views of Death Valley, and far-reaching views into Eastern California. As you drift silently and peacefully over the countryside, watch for desert wildlife, take that all-important selfie, and talk with envious onlookers down below. Upon landing, participate in a traditional champagne toast, hear the story of how hot air ballooning began, and how it led to...

  • Las Vegas: Dinner Package at ARIA & Helicopter Night Flight

    9. Las Vegas: Dinner Package at ARIA & Helicopter Night Flight

    Enjoy a one-of-a-kind night out experience in Las Vegas with a self-guided dining experience at the ARIA Resort and Casino, then a magical helicopter flight over the Strip at night in all its glory. The evening starts with a 2-hour, self-guided culinary journey leading you to 3 of ARIA's highly renowned restaurants to share an exquisite 3-course meal at each. Distinguished by its array of world-famous chefs and dining concepts, ARIA is a top-notch dining destination in Las Vegas. Designed for a minimum of 2 people, this innovative dining tour offers VIP service and immediate seating upon arrival. Enjoy a 3-course meal at each of the 3 premier restaurants plus a sweet treat for a total of 10 gourmet dishes. The restaurant lineup is subject to change and may include: • Bardot Brasserie: A 2016 James Beard Award nominee for Best New Restaurant where classic French dishes are prepared wit...

    What a great experience. The food and desserts were amazing. The ride was exciting but not the 15 minutes I expected. All in all a great experience.

  • Las Vegas: Elvis-Themed Wedding or Vow Renewal

    10. Las Vegas: Elvis-Themed Wedding or Vow Renewal

    Graceland Chapel was the very first chapel in the entire world to perform the famous Elvis-themed wedding ceremony back in 1977. Today, it continues to provide the most entertaining and emotional Elvis themed Rock n Roll weddings, vow renewals, and commitment ceremonies in Las Vegas. Book your ceremony here and follow in the footsteps of Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Ray Cyrus, and the King of Rock n Roll himself, Elvis Presley.  Surprise your friends and family with a truly one-of-a-kind Elvis wedding ceremony that is sure to be a highlight of your Las Vegas trip. Walk down the aisle with a beautiful rose bouquet and matching boutonniere for the groom. Enjoy entertainment from your own personal Elvis who will accompany the bride down the aisle, read his own special Elvis bows and sing 3 songs for you and up to 30 guests. Have your special moment captured by a professional photographer who will ...

Frequently asked questions about Las Vegas

What top attractions are a must-see in Las Vegas?

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go?

    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.

  • How to get around?

    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.

  • How to dress?

    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.

  • How to win?

    You're on your own there! Good luck!

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-08:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Spring or Fall

Insider tips: Planning a trip to Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but planning your trip should start early to ensure you don't miss any of the excitement of Sin City. So you can make the most of your trip, we've enlisted the help of destination experts Mayuri & Salil from ToSomePlaceNew. Read below for their valuable tips on what to experience when you visit Las Vegas.

What should I do on my first trip to Las Vegas? 

If this is your first-ever trip to Las Vegas, I highly recommend taking a stroll at the Las Vegas Strip. This is one activity that you cannot experience in any other U.S. city. As you stroll from one end of the Strip to another, you will be mesmerized by the architectural wonders, and the world landmarks and replicas will leave you spellbound!

What are some hidden gems to see in Las Vegas? 

Las Vegas is seldom known for its museums. And that’s why I think it is one of those unique/underrated activities that you must consider doing on your trip to Vegas. My favorites - Mob Museum (this is an interesting place showcasing exhibits of organized crimes), and the Neon Museum (a fun place to explore electric and bright neon signs collected from various places). 

If you like to venture outside the city, I recommend the Seven Magic Mountains, which highlights 35 feet high neon rock installations outdoors. And they are perfect for Instagrammable photos. It is located about a 20-minute drive from the Strip.

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How much time should I spend in Las Vegas? 

Ideally, 2 days in Las Vegas is perfect to explore all of the city highlights. This includes a sightseeing tour of the Strip, shopping, and live show on day one, followed by a visit to the Downtown neighborhood (Fremont experience), and activity of your choice - go-karting, half-day tour to Red Rock Canyon, or once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride over the city.

What food is Las Vegas known for? 

Although Las Vegas doesn’t have an official dish, you will be amazed by the plethora of Michelin Stars restaurants, and world-class chefs showcasing their best culinary delights. One of the must-try food items in Vegas is Sage Fried Chicken & Waffles (at Hash House A GoGo) or Chicken, Watermelon & Waffles (at the YardBird) - their take on waffles is wild!

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Las Vegas? 

Hands down, Las Vegas Strip! The Strip has all major attractions, fancy and budget accommodation, and food options that you won’t be disappointed in here. The hotel properties are landmarks in themselves, and with so many free things to do at the Strip, it will make your visit memorable. Plus most sightseeing tours (to Red Rock, Grand Canyon & more) offer pick up and drop off from major Las Vegas Strip hotels.

What is the best way to get around Las Vegas? 

Las Vegas is best explored on foot. You can explore/walk the entire Strip in about 45 minutes (without stopping by). For exploring further areas like downtown or the outlet malls, a car or taxi is the best option. Public transportation (trains) are available but they take longer to arrive, as compared to a car ride. Downtown Las Vegas from the Strip is about a 10-minute drive, and trains take 40-45 minutes (one way).

What are the best months to visit Las Vegas? 

Spring and late fall months are the best time to visit Las Vegas. During this time, the weather is mild which makes outdoor exploration - comfortable. Plus there are a ton of festivals that you can participate in. If I were to pick a season, I did say go with fall (September to November). Vegas holds a number of events in these months, starting with the Greek Food Festival and the Rock and Roll Marathon in November.

What are the best neighborhoods for food? 

The Strip is the place to be - for epic restaurants and culinary options. You will easily find fine dining, modest restaurants to fast food chains here - something for every budget. You can also add special/celebratory dinners at a variety of upscale restaurants, featuring cuisines from all over the world!

What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?

For luxury shopping at the Strip - visit the Forum Shops (at Caesars Palace) or Grand Canal Shoppes (at the Venetian). You will love the ambiance at these two places as you shop along. If you are looking to score a deal with luxury brands (like Armani, Burberry, DKNY, etc.) head to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets - you can save anywhere from 30 to 60% off retail prices here.

Want more helpful tips for visiting Sin City? Check out our itinerary for how to spend 3 days in Las Vegas.

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