Arriving in Las Vegas and wondering where to head first?
Our Top 5 Las Vegas Places to Visit
Whenever someone mentions things to do in Las Vegas and what to see while there, typically the first thing people talk about is the Strip as it has some of the best Las Vegas places to visit. And while that may be true, there are also some great options away from the Strip. Depending on your interests and what your goals for the trip are, you may just have to decide what the best Las Vegas places to visit are for yourself. However, here are some excellent options to keep in mind…
Las Vegas Places to Visit 1 – Venetian Casino & Grand Canal
Been dreaming about heading to Italy but don’t quite have the time or money to cross the entire Atlantic to get there?
Well, at the Venetian you can soak up a little of Italy while taking a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, gaze in wonder at the stilt walkers and “living statues” or simply marvel at the Italian décor throughout the casino and entire hotel itself.
The Venetian is one place not to be missed while in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Places to Visit 2 – Bellagio Fountains
Chances are you will be staying up a little later than usual while in Vegas and one thing to see after the sun goes down is the magnificent fountain show in front of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino.
With stunning lights, perfectly timed jets of water and a performance every 15-30 minutes, it is no wonder why this made the list for best Las Vegas places to visit. Music to suit all tastes..
Las Vegas Places to Visit 3 – Fremont Street
Although not as upscale as certain places on the Strip, Fremont Street is an area filled with classic casinos and an incredibly vibrant atmosphere that is guaranteed to keep you fully entertained for the entire night.
Walk along the street where you can find food stands to keep you fully fed, a plethora of fun souvenir stores for treasures you need to take back home and even a zip line (flying fox) the same length as the pedestrian walkway, adding to the fact that it is among one of the best Las Vegas places to visit.
Las Vegas Places to Visit 4 – Hoover Dam
When you feel like taking a break from poker and the slot machines, the Hoover Dam is ready and waiting for you to enjoy its unmatched natural beauty just 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
Learn about the great history behind it and gain a better understanding of why it attracts more than a million visitors per year.
Las Vegas Places to Visit 5 – Neon Museum
Spread out over 6 acres with over 400 pieces and signs from the past is the ‘boneyard‘, where you explore this outdoor display of America’s neon past. There are guided tours, including night tours, which last about an hour. Definitely worth a look.
‘There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring lights of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city’s light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic “neon boneyard” celebrates artefacts of Las Vegas’ native art form: the neon sign. Collecting donated signs, tracking down antiques in need of preservation, and even repairing signs that are returned to be on display in the community, the crew at the Neon Museum is committed to re-invigorating these vibrant objects of Las Vegas history.’
Las Vegas places to visit – Honourable mentions
Paris, Las Vegas and the Eiffel Tower Experience
The Mirage Casino and Volcano
Mandalay Bay Casino and Beach
New York-New York and the Big Apple Rollercoaster
Caesars Palace Casino and Omnia Nightclub
Cirque du Soleil
The Mob Museum
MGM Grand Casino
World Class Driving
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Our Top 5 Las Vegas Places to Visit – by Robert Bell
‘Welcome to Las Vegas‘ – All Flickr images licensed under CC BY 2.0
Were our Top 5 Las Vegas Places to Visit helpful to you?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below..
And if you are looking for a specific piece of information, please do comment below..