Visit Las Vegas: top 30 things to do and must-see attractions


Things to do in Las Vegas: the 30 best highlights and points of interest

You’re planning to visit Las Vegas during your next trip?

Great idea!

With its luxurious hotels, casinos and the numerous activities you can do in Las Vegas, you will for sure enjoy your trip to one of the trendiest destination in the world.

In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared this guide of the 30 best things to do in Las Vegas, with all points of interest + All the best day trips from Vegas.

In addition to this list of things to do and activities, I will also give you itineraries to visit Las Vegas in 1, 2, 3, 4 days or more as well as my selection of the best accommodations depending on your budget.

So, what are the best things to do in Las Vegas? Where to stay?

Visit Las Vegas: All Must See attractions

1. The Strip

Let’s start this guide of Las Vegas with The Strip, the heart and soul of the city, where you’ll find a bustling array of hotels, casinos, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.

Whether it’s day or night, this 4-mile stretch is always bustling with activity!

So the first ting to do when you will arrive in Vegas is to go on a leisurely walk along The Strip. Along the way, you’ll pass by iconic hotels like the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and the Luxor. Each with their own unique theme and attractions.

Access to hotels is not reserved for guests. You can go anywhere, shop in the numerous boutiques and, of course, visit the casinos located inside!

I’ll detail every single thing to do and see on the Strip during your trip to Las Vegas as I go along in this article.

If you’re looking to capture the essence of The Strip, venture out in the evening. The neon lights and electric atmosphere are truly emblematic of Las Vegas’s spirit. Also, many of the attractions and shows are best experienced after sunset

Voyage Tips - Advice

If you’re visiting Las Vegas, you should purchase the Las Vegas Go City All-inclusive Pass.

It’s simply the best way to save time and money!

This city card includes free entry to over 45 of Las Vegas museums and tourist attractions such as the Observation Wheel, the Skypod at the STRAT and the zipline.

With this pass, you can also do one premium attraction from the following list:

  • Helicopter tour over Vegas
  • KA by Cirque du Soleil
  • Day trip to the Grand Canyon
  • Bryce Canyon + Zion National Parks.

When booking, you can opt for a validity duration between 2 and 5 days.

You can see all the attractions and activities included and buy your Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass by clicking on the green button below:

If you don’t want to buy the city pass, you can also buy your fast track tickets for each tourist attraction separately. I’ll give you all the links to book your tickets throughout this article.

Strip Las Vegas by night
The Strip of Las Vegas by night

2. Fremont Street Experience and The Slotzilla Zipline

In addition to The Strip, there is a 2nd location in Vegas featuring several places to visit and activities: the Fremont Street Experience.

This pedestrian-only area situated in Downtown Vegas is especially famous for its massive LED canopy that spans the length of the street, offering a dazzling light show every evening from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am.

Street performers, live music, and an array of shops and eateries make it a perfect spot to spend a few hours!

There, you will also find many of the city’s oldest casinos, like the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino which opened in 1906.

If you have the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass, you can book a 2-hour guided walking tour of Fremont Street and Downtown Las Vegas.

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A visit to Fremont Street isn’t complete without trying the famous SlotZilla zipline.

You can choose between 2 ways to fly: the lower Zip-Zilla where you are seated and the upper Super-Hero zoom where you’re lying. It’s one of the best things to do in Las Vegas!

Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience

3. High Roller Observation Wheel

If you want a bird’s-eye view of the city, then the High Roller Observation Wheel is the place to go.

Located at the heart of the LINQ Promenade, this huge Ferris wheel stands at a whopping 167 meters, making it one of the tallest in the world (after the Ain Dubai).

As you ascend in one of its spacious cabins, the panoramic views of the city unfold before your eyes. The entire rotation takes about 30 minutes, giving you ample time to admire the skyline, especially the glittering Strip.

If you’re planning to visit Las Vegas and bought the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass, the Ferris Wheel is included.

If you don’t have the pass, you have to book your ride here:

High Roller Observation Wheel
High Roller Observation Wheel

4. Helicopter Tour above Las Vegas

Have you ever dreamed of flying over the iconic Las Vegas Strip?

Well, a helicopter tour makes that dream a reality!

It’s the perfect way to discover Las Vegas from another angle and admire the famous landmarks.

Most tours last around 15-25 minutes, providing an exhilarating experience as you hover above bustling streets and towering skyscrapers. It’s an adventure that you shouldn’t miss during your trip to Las Vegas!

A Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Tour is offered as a premium attraction in the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass.

If you prefer to choose another premium attraction or don’t have the pass, you need to book your helicopter tour here:

If it’s full, you can alternatively book that night flight over Las Vegas.

5. The STRAT hotel, tower and casino

For a blend of entertainment, adventure, and panoramic views, you should  head to the STRAT hotel, tower and casino.

Dominating the northern end of The Strip, the 350m tall STRAT tower offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city. 

It’s one of Las Vegas main tourist attractions!

Entrance to the tower of the STRAT is included with the Go City pass. Alternatively, you can buy your tickets in advance here:

But the STRAT is not just about the views.

Daredevils can try the SkyJump, the world’s highest controlled jump (video just below!). You need to Book the SkyJump by clicking here!

Alternatively, give a shot at on one of the adrenaline-pumping rides like the Big Shot, Insanity, or X-Scream located at the top of the tower and in the open air.

It’s best not to be afraid of heights!

You need to buy the combo ticket Observation tower + 1 or 2 rides by clicking here!

And for those who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground during their visit to Las Vegas, you can try your luck at the casino floor.

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After a day of excitement, don’t forget to dine at the Top of the World, the tower’s revolving restaurant. Enjoy gourmet dishes while taking in 360-degree views of Las Vegas.

You need to book your table well in advance on their website. Be careful as the restaurant enforces a strict upscale dress code.

Here is a video of the SkyJump, it speaks more than a picture! (that’s not me in the video, with my fear of height, I would even have screamed a lot more! 🤣)

6. Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas

Let’s continue this Las Vegas travel guide with another impressive observation deck.

If you’ve never been to Paris but wish to get a glimpse of its romantic charm, then you’re in luck.

The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas offers an experience that transports you straight to the French capital!

Standing half the size of its Parisian counterpart, this replica provides panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Quick tip: you should ideally go there at night, when the city is fully illuminated!

Entry to the Eiffel Tower is included in the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass.

Without the pass, skip-the-line tickets need to be bought by clicking here:

Eiffel Tower Paris Las Vegas
Eiffel Tower Paris Las Vegas

7. Bellagio Fountains

No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without witnessing the breathtaking spectacle of the Bellagio Fountains.

Set in a vast man-made lake, these fountains dance gracefully to a variety of music and project water to impressive heights. From classical to contemporary tunes, the synchronization between the water, music, and lights is really worth a look!

Shows occur every half hour in the afternoons and early evenings, and every 15 minutes from 7 pm to midnight. So, grab a good spot along the lake as it’s really a must-see in Las Vegas at night!

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You’re going to Las Vegas?

You probably know it: the hardest part of planning your trip is to find an hotel offering a good value for money!

And that’s even worse in touristic cities like Las Vegas 😅.

The closer you get to your travel dates, the harder it will be to get a good deal. Tens of thousands of people will be visiting Las Vegas on the same dates as you, so you can be sure that the best deals are booked extremely quickly!

Hopefully, there is a pretty simple solution to this problem: do like me and book your hotel as early as possible!

So, my best advice is to take 5 minutes (now) to have a look at the list of travelers’ favorite hotels in Las Vegas.

And if you see a good offer, book it!

Most hotels offer free cancellation, so it’s quick, easy, and you will avoid the the inconvenience of finding nothing but mediocre rooms at exorbitant prices.

To check the current best deals for your hotel in Las Vegas, simply click on the green button below 😎:

Once you’ve booked your hotel, it will be time to continue reading this guide and find out more about the best things to do in Las Vegas!

Bellagio fountains
Bellagio fountains

8. Cirque du Soleil Shows

You’re looking for more things to do in Las Vegas in the evening?

Well, you can for example attend one of the famous Cirque du Soleil show!

No matter which show you opt for, you will for sure love this unique blend of acrobatics, music, and theater.

Here are the best Cirque du Soleil shows currently running:

  • “O” at Bellagio (book here!): A water-themed production where performers dazzle audiences with synchronized swimming, diving, and aerial acts.
  • “Michael Jackson ONE” at Mandalay Bay: A tribute to the King of Pop, blending his greatest hits with Cirque’s signature acrobatics.
  • “KA” at MGM Grand: A theatrical story of love and conflict, complete with martial arts and jaw-dropping stunts.
  • Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil: A mix between the energy of New York City and the acrobatic mastery of the Cirque, delivering an electrifying fusion of urban vibe and jaw-dropping performances.
  • The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at Mirage: Celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles, this show combines their timeless tunes with vibrant choreography and aerial performances.

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As these shows are extremely popular, you really need to book your tickets in advance by clicking on the orange links above.

Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas
Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas

9. Caesars Palace and The Colosseum

Let’s now head to another beautiful place to visit in Las Vegas: the famous Caesars Palace!

When you stroll down the Strip, it’s impossible not to be drawn to the grandeur of Caesars Palace. A symbol of luxury, this iconic resort captures the essence of ancient Rome, right in the heart of Las Vegas.

While the architectural is remarkable, it’s inside that the magic really happens.

The Colosseum, the main entertainment venue at Caesars Palace, hosted numerous legendary performers from Celine Dion to Elton John.

If you want to attend one of the shows, you should check the schedule of performances before your trip. This way, you can catch a show of your favorite artist and experience top-tier entertainment Las Vegas is renowned for!

And while you’re there, don’t miss exploring the Roman-inspired pools, statues, and shopping arcade. There are also many famous restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, Restaurant Guy Savoy or the Bacchanal Buffet.

And if you are interested to stay in this 5* hotel during your trip to Las Vegas, you can check the rate and book your room by clicking on the button below:

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas

10. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

You’ve seen it in movies, postcards, and countless Instagram photos. Now you will see it for real!

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign is a symbolic landmark and a rite of passage for every Las Vegas visitor.

Located at the start of the Strip, this neon sign has welcomed visitors since 1959.

To avoid the crowds, you should ideally go there early in the morning. The lighting is perfect for photos, and you won’t have to wait long.

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas Sign
Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas Sign

11. Getting Married in Las Vegas

If you’ve ever dreamed of a spontaneous wedding or renewing your vows, Las Vegas is the perfect place to do so!

Known as the marriage capital of the world, you can easily tie the knot in one of the city’s famous chapels.

With minimal requirements and an array of themed wedding options, it’s no wonder that thousands of couples choose this city for their special day. If you decide to take the plunge, always check the credentials of your chosen chapel and plan a bit in advance.

My favorite option (and one of the most popular) is to have Elvis marry you in the famous Graceland Chapel.

This even includes a limousine ride to and from the wedding, a bouquet for the bride, the ceremony, 3 songs sung by Elvis, photos and a marriage certificate.

If you want to get married (or renew your vows) while you’re in Las Vegas, you need to book here:

If you prefer a cheaper option, you can also get married without Elvis at a drive-in. Find out more here!

Wedding Elvis Las Vegas
Wedding Elvis Las Vegas

12. Day Trip to the Grand Canyon

While it’s a bit outside the city, no visit to Las Vegas would be complete without experiencing the majesty of the Grand Canyon.

This natural wonder is a must-visit, and there are numerous tours that’ll take you there directly from the city.

The one I recommend includes the return bus journey, a photo stop at Hoover Dam and entrance fees to the Grand Canyon.

You can admire the Grand Canyon from 2 spectacular vantage points and even go for a short hike!

As an option, you can add entry to the Skywalk, the glass platform overlooking the Grand Canyon.

To book this day trip from Las Vegas, simply click here:

If this tour is already fully booked, you can book with this other company (click here!). It’s exactly the same, but with breakfast and lunch included.

And if you have taken the All-inclusive pass by Go City, you can choose an excursion to the Grand Canyon as a premium attraction.

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For a truly unforgettable experience, opt for a helicopter tour.

Not only will you get a bird’s eye view of the canyon, but you’ll also fly over the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. It’s a trip you won’t forget and one of the best things to do near Las Vegas!

You need to book your helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon by clicking on the button below:

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

13. Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel, stands as a testament to human innovation.

Located just a short drive from Las Vegas, it’s the perfect destination for a day trip.

You can marvel at the gigantic concrete dam, which controls the water flow and provides power to many regions.

To get there, your best option is to join a guided tour. It will allow you to learn more about the history, construction, and significance of the dam. Plus, the views from the observation deck are simply breathtaking!

Book your visit to the Hoover Dam with transportation from Las Vegas here:

Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam

14. MGM Grand Casino

Looking to test your luck in Vegas?

Then you can’t miss the iconic MGM Grand Casino.

With its huge gaming floor, it offers almost every game imaginable. From slots to high-stakes poker tables, there’s something for every gambler.

If you’re new to gambling, start with smaller bets to get a feel of the games.

Always gamble responsibly and remember, it’s all about having fun!

MGM Grand Las Vegas
MGM Grand Las Vegas

15. Mob Museum

The Mob Museum is the perfect way to discover the criminal underbelly of Las Vegas.

Officially known as The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, it offers an interactive journey through the history of organized crime and its influence on the city.

Entrance is free with Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass.

Without the pass, you need to book your tickets here!

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While you’re there, you should try the Prohibition-era cocktail at the museum’s underground speakeasy. It’s a taste of history you won’t find elsewhere!

mob museum Las Vegas
Mob museum Las Vegas

16. Neon Museum

Dive into the illuminating history of Las Vegas at the Neon Museum, which is literally a graveyard for the city’s most iconic signs.

When you step into the Neon Boneyard, you’ll be surrounded by a collection of neon signs from old casinos and other businesses, giving you a snapshot of the city’s dynamic past.

For an unforgettable experience, visit during the evening. When the sun sets, the restored signs light up, providing a surreal ambiance and perfect photo opportunities.

Neon Museum Las Vegas
Neon Museum Las Vegaspa

17. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

How about taking pictures with Hollywood celebrities, sports legends, and historical figures during your holidays in Las Vegas?

At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, you can do just that!

This famous wax museum, that you might already have visited in New York or London, offers a fun and interactive way to “meet” your favorite stars.

And it’s included with your Las Vegas pass!

Otherwise, you have to book your tickets here.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

18. The Venetian’s Grand Canal

Did you know that you can experience a taste of Venice right in the heart of Las Vegas?

At The Venetian’s Grand Canal, you can enjoy a romantic gondola ride, serenaded by your personal gondolier as you pass by a recreation of the famous Italian landmarks.

It’s located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, a mall known as one of the best place for luxury shopping in Vegas. 

If you plan to visit Madame Tussauds, you can buy a combined ticket with a gondola ride included. Click here for more information!

The Venetian's Grand Canal Las Vegas
The Venetian’s Grand Canal Las Vegas

19. The best shows you should attend in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is globally renowned for its wide range of shows.

Whether you’re into magic, comedy, music, or drama, there’s a show in Las Vegas that will suit your taste!

In addition to the Cirque du Soleil shows I mentioned earlier, here are some of the most famous and popular shows in Las Vegas:

  • Blue Man Group at Luxor: An eclectic mix of music, comedy, and multimedia theatrics. The Blue Men, always silent but deeply expressive, engage the audience with their unique and hilarious antics.
  • Jabbawockeez at MGM Grand: A dance crew that gained fame on “America’s Best Dance Crew”, the Jabbawockeez offer a high-energy, mesmerizing hip-hop dance show.
  • David Copperfield at MGM Grand: One of the world’s most famous magicians, David Copperfield has been a staple in Las Vegas for years. His show is a blend of storytelling and groundbreaking illusions.
  • Penn & Teller at the Rio: The dynamic duo of magic offer a mix of comedy and illusion in their iconic show. They’re known for revealing some magic secrets, yet leaving the audience even more baffled.
  • Le Rêve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas: Another water-themed show, but distinct from “O”  by Cirque du Soleil, “Le Rêve” immerses you in a dreamlike storyline filled with breathtaking dives, synchronized swimming, and aerial acrobatics.

These are just a few examples of the myriad of shows available in Las Vegas. It’s always recommended to check schedules, availability, and reviews before booking, as shows can change and new ones often debut.

You should also check your Las Vegas Pass as some shows are included.

Blue Man Group Las Vegas
Blue Man Group Las Vegas

20. New York – New York

One of the best place to see on the Las Vegas Strip is the skyline of the New York – New York hotel and casino.

This resort brings the Big Apple to Las Vegas, complete with a Statue of Liberty and a roller coaster weaving through its skyscrapers. Inside, you’ll find bustling streets, shops, and eateries that take you straight to the heart of NYC.

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Adventure seekers shouldn’t miss the Big Apple Coaster, offering thrilling views of the Las Vegas Strip while you ride around the iconic landmarks of New York.

A ride is included with the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass.

Else, here is the link to buy your roller coaster ticket!

New York – New York hotel and casino Vegas
New York – New York hotel and casino Vegas

21. Fly Linq Zipline

You’re looking for more activities in Las Vegas?

Located right at the heart of The Strip, the Fly Linq Zipline is another Vegas attraction you shouldn’t miss.

You will fly across the LINQ Promenade, experiencing The Strip in a completely unique way. This isn’t just any zipline — it’s allows you to fly seated, superhero style, or in a prone position.

If you’re traveling in Vegas with friends or family, plan it right, and you all can race down together (up to 10 people can start at the same time!). It’s the perfect fun activity to do in Las Vegas!

And do you know what? The Fly Linq Zipline is included with the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass!

If you don’t have the Go City Pass, you need to book this activity by clicking here:

Fly Linq Zipline
Fly Linq Zipline

22. Mandalay Bay Beach and Shark Reef Aquarium

Las Vegas isn’t only about neon lights and casinos.

You can find a tropical oasis right on The Strip, at Mandalay Bay Beach.

Picture this: real sand, wave pool, and a lazy river right in the heart of the desert. It’s a refreshing escape where you can lounge, sunbathe, and even attend their summer concert series under the stars.

But that’s not all Mandalay Bay has to offer.

Just a few steps away is the Shark Reef Aquarium. If you’re visiting Las Vegas with children, it’s the perfect family visit, especially if they are interested in marine life. The aquarium is home to over 2,000 animals, including giant rays, endangered sea turtles, piranhas, and the rare golden crocodile.

For the brave-hearted, there’s even a dive with sharks program!

Book your ticket for the Las Vegas Aquarium here:

Shark Reef Aquarium Las Vegas
Shark Reef Aquarium Las Vegas

23. Springs Preserve

When you need a break from The Strip’s hustle and bustle, the Springs Preserve is the perfect place to go.

Spanning 180 acres, it’s a green sanctuary showcasing native habitats, botanical gardens, and walking trails.

There, you can relax and learn more about Las Vegas’s natural and cultural history thanks to the interactive galleries and exhibits.

Also, don’t miss the Butterfly Habitat, open in spring and fall, where you can admire dozens of butterflies.

Springs Preserve Las Vegas
Springs Preserve Las Vegas

24. Dig This

Ever fancied operating heavy machinery just for the fun of it?

Well, in Las Vegas, you can!

Dig This lets you get behind the controls of bulldozers and excavators and play in their giant sandbox. Whether you’re digging trenches, building mounds, or maneuvering huge tires, it’s a super fun and unique experience.

You don’t need any prior experience; their expert instructors will guide you through every step, ensuring you have a wonderful time!

For a one-of-a-kind experience in Las Vegas, you should definitely add this to your itinerary!

You need to book your tickets in advance here:

Dig This Las Vegas
Dig This Las Vegas

25. The Sphere

The Sphere is the newest tourist attractions in Las Vegas.

Officially known as MSG Sphere at The Venetian, it’s a state-of-the-art entertainment venue unlike any other in the world.

This massive, spherical structure boasts cutting-edge technology to provide an immersive audio-visual experience to the public.

Inside, advanced acoustics and massive high-resolution screens envelop guests, creating a 360-degree sensory environment.

Strategically located near the Las Vegas Strip, the Sphere is set to host a variety of events, from concerts to conventions. Its unique design and technological innovations promise to make it a must-visit attraction in Las Vegas.

Its exterior is also made entirely of panels that can transform the sphere into a giant basketball or planet, for example.

26. More activities in Las Vegas

Here are a few other activities to enjoy in Las Vegas (simply click on the links for more information and to book):

Quad Bikes in Las Vegas Desert
Quad Bikes in Las Vegas Desert

The 4 Best Day Trips from Las Vegas

Now that you know everything about the best things to do in the city, it’s time to discover the best places to visit around Las Vegas.

While Las Vegas is an attraction in its own right, its proximity to some of America’s most breathtaking natural wonders makes it an excellent base for day trips.

For these day trips you will have 2 options: you can get there on your own by renting a car or opt for organized day trips from Las Vegas with transport included.

You should check all car rental agencies rates on (click here). It’s the best way to get the best price!

27. Red Rock Canyon

One the most popular excursion around Las Vegas (apart from the Grand Canyon, which I’ve already told you about), is Red Rock Canyon.

Just a short 20-minute drive from the heart of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon feels worlds apart!

With its red and amber rock formations set against a pristine blue sky, it’s a visual treat you don’t want to miss. The 13-mile scenic drive offers numerous viewpoints and short trails for those itching to get a closer look.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you can hike, bike, or even rock-climb here.

If you are interested in an organized day trip with transport included, you can choose between (simply click on the orange links for more info and to book):

Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon

28. Bryce Canyon / Zion

It might seem ambitious, but combining Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in a day is doable with proper planning.

While both parks are distinctive, they are just a little over an hour apart by car, making this duo an unforgettable day trip from Las Vegas.

Zion, with its massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red, is nature’s masterpiece. You can explore the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and stop at the numerous pull-outs.

If time allows, you should hike the Riverside Walk or the more challenging Angels Landing.

Next, head to Bryce Canyon, known for its hoodoo-filled amphitheaters. The park’s higher elevation offers a cooler retreat, and the colors at sunset are truly mesmerizing. You should definitely visit Sunset Point for panoramic views of the park’s grandeur.

The excursion to Bryce Canyon and Zion is one of the premium attractions included in the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass.

To visit Zion and Bryce Canyon from Las Vegas, book your excursion with transport and picnic included:

Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon

29. Antelope Canyon

Located a bit further from Las Vegas, Antelope Canyon is an otherworldly destination worth the journey.

Located on Navajo land, this canyon is famous for its wave-like structures and light beams that shine down into the openings, creating a surreal ambiance.

To visit, you’ll need to join a guided tour that needs to be booked in advance. You can choose between:

Both have their unique charm, but if you’re chasing those iconic light beams, the Upper Canyon is where you should go.

From Las Vegas, you can also visit Antelope Canyon on a day trip. You need to book it by clicking on the green button below:

Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon

30. Emerald Cave

If you’re seeking a water adventure near Las Vegas, Emerald Cave on the Colorado River should top your list.

Accessible via a short kayak or canoe trip from Willow Beach, this hidden gem is named for the emerald-green waters that glow beautifully when the sunlight hits just right.

The journey to the cave is scenic, with chances to spot wildlife, especially bighorn sheep. Once at the cave, you can paddle inside, depending on the water levels, and take in the serene beauty.

Book your day trip here!

How many days to spend in Las Vegas?

If Las Vegas is just a stopover on your road trip through the American West, between Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon, you can spend a night or 2 there.

If you’re planning to stay in Las Vegas for a holiday and even take the opportunity to do some sightseeing in the surrounding area, I’d advise you to stay in Vegas for at least 3 days.

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Don’t forget that you can save a lot of money with the Las Vegas All-inclusive Pass!

It includes access to more than 45 attractions.

To get more information about the activities included, click here:

1 day in Las Vegas

For a day in Las Vegas, the programme is very simple: walk the Strip!

Admire the magnificent hotels from the outside and the inside. They all boast incredible decorations, boutiques, restaurants and casinos.

To visit the Las Vegas Strip and not miss a thing, you can go through (in order):

Of course you can stop and play at the casino wherever you like!

You can then head to Downtown Las Vegas at Freemont Street experience and walk down the other most famous avenue in Las Vegas. It is also home to the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum.

When night falls and Vegas lights up, you have several options:

2 days in Las Vegas

If you plan to spend 2 days in Las Vegas, you should follow this itinerary:

Day 1

Day 2

And if you want to do a unique experience, you should book your helicopter tour!

Vegas by night
Vegas by night

3 days in Las Vegas

You plan to stay 3 days in Las Vegas?

For the 2 first days, you can follow the itinerary I mentioned above. And for your third day in the city, you will have 2 options:

1) Stay close to Las Vegas and visit the Red Rock Canyon National Park, the Hoover Dam and the Emerald Cave.

2) Go on a day trip to the Grand Canyon.

4 days and more in Las Vegas

For 4-day in Las Vegas, you can do the 3 days itinerary I mentioned above.

For day 4, you can choose the option you didn’t take on day 3 or go on an excursion to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon or Antelope Canyon.

Where to Stay in Las Vegas

There are a lot of hotels in Las Vegas, and choosing the best for your stay can be a bit complicated.

In order to help you out, I have selected for you the best hotels in Las Vegas depending on your budget.

As always, to get the best prices, you should book your hotel as early as possible*!

*And a little clarification: in Las Vegas prices can explode for weekends or if there is a special event during a the day of the week. For example, you can have a night at Caesars Palace for €140 and the next day it will be €1,600.

Please note that prices “start from”, they can vary greatly (and I’ve got nothing to do with that 😅).

In any case, I can always help you find a hotel within your budget if you ask me in the comments.

Here is my selection of the best hotels to stay at on the Strip:

  • Excalibur: With its castle-themed structure, it’s a hit among families and offers affordable rates starting at 70€ per night. Strong points: comfortable beds, size of rooms, price. An excellent choice for cheap accommodation on the Las Vegas Strip!
  • Luxor: Have you ever dreamt of sleeping in a pyramid? Well, in Las Vegas you can! Double room from €80. Strong points: helpful staff, big bedroom, connected to Excalibur and Mandalay hotels.
  • Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino: This famous 5-star hotel on the Strip offers rooms from €140. Strong points: its architecture, beautiful pools, nice and clean rooms.
  • Treasure Island Hotel & Casino: Double room from 170€. Plus points: spacious room, fridge in the room, great location on the strip, self check-in so you don’t have to wait, self parking.
  • Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino: Hotel located opposite the Eiffel Tower. Double room from 225€. Strong points: good restaurants, room and hotel decor, very comfortable.
  • Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World: Double room from 290€. Strong points: room and facilities are new, great pool area, super comfy bed, super clean. This is my recommendation for a top-of-the-range stay in Las Vegas!
  • Bellagio: I can’t forget to mention the Bellagio in my selection of the most beautiful hotels in Las Vegas! The hotel offers sumptuous rooms from €480. Strong points: very luxurious, perfect location for exploring the Strip, fountain view. This is my recommendation for a deluxe stay in Las Vegas!

Here is my selection of the best hotels to stay in Downtown Las Vegas / Fremont Street:

Bellagio Where to stay in Las Vegas
Bellagio Where to stay in Las Vegas

Where to Eat in Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn’t just about casinos and glamorous shows; it’s a culinary hotspot. With an array of world-renowned chefs and diverse cuisines, you’ll find something to satisfy every palate.

If there’s one thing you should do in Las Vegas, it’s indulge in a buffet.

Gone are the days of lackluster buffets; in their place are gourmet offerings that can rival any upscale restaurant. Consider checking out the buffet at The Caesars Palace (the Bacchanal Buffet) or The Bellagio.

From crab legs to prime rib and international cuisines, these buffets elevate the experience to a whole new level. And don’t even get me started on the dessert sections!

For those looking for something a little different, how about dinner with a view? Top of the World at The STRAT offers 360-degree city views, making it a perfect spot for a romantic evening.

And for the brave-hearted, there’s the Heart Attack Grill, where you can challenge your appetite (and perhaps your cholesterol levels). The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is a uniquely themed restaurant known for its deliberately unhealthy menu and hospital setting.

Diners are referred to as “patients,” waitstaff as “nurses,” and those who doesn’t finish their massive burgers will will be spanked by one of the ‘nurses’. With items like the “Quadruple Bypass Burger,” the restaurant both celebrates and mocks the excesses of American dining.

Best Things to Do in Las Vegas with Kids

If you’re planning to visit Las Vegas with your family, here is the list of the best things to do with children:

  • Walking along the Strip and the Freemont Street Experience
  • High Roller Observation Wheel
  • Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • The Bellagio Fountains show
  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • A gondola ride
  • Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
  • Adventuredome at Circus Circus: You can’t go wrong with an indoor theme park, especially in the desert heat. Adventuredome offers rides and attractions for all ages, from thrilling roller coasters to family-friendly carousels.
  • DISCOVERY Children’s Museum: it offers interactive exhibits and hands-on learning experiences for kids
  • Fun Dungeon at Excalibur: a huge arcade with a lot of games.

Now, you know all the best things to do in Las Vegas! If you need help to plan your stay, don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section below.

Tourist map of Las Vegas

To help you plan your visits, I have made a tourist map of Las Vegas, with all the best places to visit, must see attractions and activities I talk about in this guide.

You can display the map legend by clicking on the top left button, the one with a small arrow.

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Best places to visit in Las Vegas
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