What to do in Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas Attractions

Vegas has a certain reputation, it’s impossible to deny. Its nickname is even “Sin City.” Still, this Nevada desert oasis has lots to offer that doesn’t involve blinking lights or cocktails. In addition to the fun available on the casino floor, other things to do in the Las Vegas area include catching an award-winning singer on stage, taking a helicopter tour, and spending some cash at world-class shopping venues. Don’t forget about the themed shows in Las Vegas that keep you rapt, whether they involve circus performers or magicians. No matter if you’re a foodie interested in the newest celebrity restaurant or a high-roller who wants to stay at a top casino, the attractions in Las Vegas simply don’t disappoint.

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What to do in Las Vegas

Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

There's no need to dig deep into your pockets in Las Vegas. The following won't even cost a dollar.

Las Vegas Yucca Mountain Science Center - Chat to the friendly staff and learn more about the fascinating collections on display at this museum.

Mirage Volcano - This is a must-do for culture vultures hoping to add an artistic touch to their trip.

Fountains of Bellagio - If you're a fan of modern-day design and architecture, add this landmark to your list of must-sees.

Benjamin Bugsy Siegel Plaque - Feel like you've gone back in time while roaming around this historic site.

The Linq - Arrange a visit and learn about the importance of this place to the community.

Guardian Angel Cathedral - Inject a bit of spirituality into your getaway by dropping by this religious attraction.

Red and Black Mountain - Take a break from the busy city life and get back to nature at this inspiring place.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens - If you're into working in your garden, this place will captivate your green thumb.

Areas & Neighborhoods

When people around the world picture Las Vegas, the image is as clear as it is universal. The bright bulbs adorning major casinos are what naturally comes to mind. Still, despite its fame, the main tourist hub of Las Vegas is not the only place worth visiting in the city. There is more than one neighborhood to see after you’ve taken a tour of S. Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Strip — Yes, The Strip is by far the most popular neighborhood in Las Vegas. It’s known for its larger-than-life casinos and around-the-clock entertainment. Lavish swimming pools, wave pools, lazy rivers, and other impressive amenities also make their home at the accommodations here.

North Las Vegas — If an off-the-beaten path experience is what you seek, head to North Las Vegas where you can hit up the motor speedway and restaurants with a bit of a slower pace.

Downtown Las Vegas — This is where the cool kids used to hang out before The Strip popped up, and to this day you can find plenty of nightlife, shows, and other Las Vegas activities in this part of town. Fremont Street is the largest draw, featuring The Fremont Street Experience, an entertainment complex.

Things to See in Las Vegas

Believe it or not, there are plenty of things to see in Vegas that don’t involve walking until your shoe treads are slim or elbowing your way across a casino floor. For starters, you can watch the fountains in front of the Bellagio® dance to music. Or, head to the top of the Stratosphere to stand on the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country. Shows in Las Vegas include world-renowned musical acts and elaborate Cirque du Soleil™ performances—just grab your tickets in advance, as shows often sell out.

Las Vegas Attractions

From the nightly Viva Vision light show on Fremont Street to peaceful gondola rides at The Venetian® on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, fun things to do in Las Vegas span the gamut of activities and adventures for all types of travelers. Even if you don’t live for the nightlife, The Strip has lots of attractions for the whole family. Instead of drinking by the pool, spend an air-conditioned day shopping in The Forum Shops at Caesars® or visiting the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Of course, if you are a night owl, there is no shortage of nightclubs to keep you busy until dawn. Many Las Vegas tours let you explore not only city attractions, but also regional highlights, such as the Hoover Dam.

Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids

There are lots of amazing experiences in Las Vegas that the entire gang will enjoy. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Las Vegas on a sunny day?
Take advantage of the good weather (and get some exercise as well) with some of these fun activities:

What to do in Las Vegas on a rainy day?
There’s no need to squelch your way through a soggy day when there are loads of fun indoor activities like these to try:

What is Las Vegas famous for?
Decisions, decisions — you’ll have a few to make in Las Vegas, like which of these noteworthy attractions to drop by first:

  • Hoover Dam
  • Las Vegas Convention Center
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas

What should I not miss in Las Vegas?
Put these sights high on your sightseeing list to make the most of your visit:

  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Las Vegas Premium Outlets North
  • Fashion Show Mall

Are there cheap things to do in Las Vegas?
What can you do in Las Vegas for free?
You’ll barely have time to grab your wallet out of your bag with so many free things to do:

  • Hoover Dam
  • Las Vegas Premium Outlets North
  • Fashion Show Mall
  • Ethel M Botanical Cactus Gardens

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