There are a million things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ll be sharing my top 5 things to do while visiting.
In 2009, my family and I lived in Las Vegas for about a year when I was a sophomore in high school. High school there wasn’t such a great experience, but high school anywhere can be a pain, am I right?
Las Vegas is a place for parties, gambling, drinking and having fun. The amount of fun you can have under age 21 is limited but there are still tons of things to do.
You know what they say, what happens in Vegas…
Now that my sister and I are over 21, we planned a family trip and made it happen back in May of this year. And let me tell you, being of age in Vegas makes a HUGE difference.
So because I love Las Vegas so much, I just want to share what I love doing when I visit and get you to do them as well.
Circus, Circus. Even though it’s not at the center of the strip, Circus Circus is worth the visit. (Especially with kids!) They have what’s called the Circus Midway and it’s filled with arcade and carnival games that include my favorites: ski ball and air hockey. If you’re a pro (unlike me) you can win big prices immediately or collect tickets all your to cash out later at the store. Don’t miss out on the free circus shows at the center stage every day starting at 11:30am. This place is a lot of fun, I never visit Las Vegas without hitting up Circus Circus.
Walking the Strip. Grab comfy shoes (not your brand new chucks… never again) and head down to the strip. If you’re the kind of person who would rather not follow a tight itinerary, this is a great way to discover things as you walk down the strip. You get to experiences all the beautiful architecture, precise designs, sculptures, water fountains, perfectly crafted gardens and so on.
There’s always something new to see in Las Vegas.
You can walk into any of the hotel casinos and get lost in the shops or bars or entertainment. One of the coolest things in Las Vegas is that you get to see people from all over the world. This is why I highly suggest walking the entire strip at least one.
Bellagio Gardens and Fountains. Once the sun sets, Las Vegas becomes even more alive. I highly recommend heading over to the Fountains of Bellagio for their water shows, they’re absolutley breathtaking. They run every half hour starting at 3pm every day during the week.
After the show, you can head into the hotel and search for the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens near the lobby. The Conservatory changes depending on what season it is, including a Chinese New year display. For more details, visit the following sites:
The Venetian. Even though I’ve never actually been on one, the Gondola Rides are the reason to visit The Venetian in Las Vegas. To give you the ultimate Italian experience, The Venetian offers both indoor and outdoor rides for a romantic and relaxing ride.
For more info and prices, visit https://www.venetian.com/resort/attractions/gondola-rides.html
Ever seen Cake Boss on TLC? You can find one of his bakeries at the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes. Why not enjoy a delicious cannoli alongside the indoor canal? Maybe you’ll get a surprise performance by the gondoliers like my family and I did.
I’ve visited Las Vegas several times so it’s time to share my My Global Travel Bucket List!
The LINQ Promenade offers a variety of outdoor restaurants and bars. If you’re looking where to eat on the strip (preferably cheap), I have two places to recommend. In N Out near The LinQ and Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar. Look for the High Roller and you’re there. They also have a Sprinkles cupcake ATM machine for desert!
Fremont Street Experience. Or as my dad calls it, Old Town. At the heart of downtown Las Vegas, you’ll find street performers, live entertainment such as concerts and of course light and music shows on the world’s largest LED screen that hangs above the pedestrian mall. It’s massive and definitely something you need to see with your own eyes.
And if you’re looking for a thrill, Fremont also has zip lining that flies you above the street right under the huge screen!
So, there you have it, my top 5 things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are tons more I’d like to recommend which means this won’t be the last time you hear me talk about Las Vegas.
If you’ve been there before, what are your favorite things to do? Any recommendations you’d like to share? Or if you’ve never been there, do you have any questions?
We just had to get a family photo at The Venetian because we’re fancy.