Top 10 Places to See in Vegas
The Las Vegas Strip was created to dazzle visitors, and its infinitely-growing number of things to see has made it one of the most sought after places in the world. Although you should expect crowds, you can take strolls during the night or day and encounter some of the most beautiful and unique scenery that you’ve likely never to have seen elsewhere. Let’s take a look at the top 10 places that anyone visiting Las Vegas should see.
10. Fountains of Bellagio
Who could have ever guessed that checking out water in the desert of Las Vegas could be so entertaining? Well, the fountains at the Bellagio are far from what you would consider a boring spectacle. During the day, you can watch every half hour as they spew out water rhythmically and while playing sounds. At night, it becomes even better as lights are incorporated into the show. Millions of people visit Las Vegas every year in order to come face to face with this one-of-a-kind attraction.
9. Stratosphere Tower
There is no better reason than to hold on as you are suspended hundreds of stories over the Vegas ground-at least that is what the Stratosphere Tower had thought. After incorporating a variety of thrill rides onto their casino (X-Scream, High Roller Coaster, Big Shot), they were able to give people experiences that they wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else on Earth. At night, the view is amazing as you are able to see the entire strip as it contrasts with the lightless Las Vegas dessert.
8. Volcano at the Mirage
If you love attractions that can make you tremble inside then you’ll definitely love to check out the volcano at the Mirage. Watch as smoke and flames erupt from an artificial volcano every single night from seven until midnight. It is quite a spectacle to see and it is a must-see when visiting Las Vegas.
7. Red Rock Canyon
While you won’t find Red Rock Canyon on the strip of Vegas, it is also something you should lay your eyes upon when visiting the city. The canyon is only a twenty minute drive from the strip and will provide you with a unique and exhilarating sense of the Vegas dessert. The red rock sculptures are massive and awe-inspiring. And not to mention, the entire 13-mile drive offers plenty of places to see and stop.
6. Eiffel Tower at Paris
You don’t have to fly all the way to Paris in order to see the Eiffel Tower. You can check out a half-scaled down version of it at the Paris in Las Vegas. This is an iconic attraction on the strip and you can even get inside of it. The 460 elevator ride to the top of the tower will provide you with a breath taking view. It can even be an excellent place to take your significant other on a romantic getaway on the strip. Plus, there is a restaurant inside of the tower so that you can rest, grab a bit to eat, and enjoy the scenery.
5. King Tut Museum at Luxor
Depending on when you visit Las Vegas, you find yourself in this fascinating museum at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. If you would like a lot of privacy when checking it out then try to go around dinner time, when it is a bit deader. Anyway, the King Tut museum contains a tomb that was discovered in 1922 in Egypt. That is where the museum got its name and that also happens to be the theme for the Luxor itself. Definitely check out the King Tut museum to get a feel for what the Luxor, and Las Vegas, is really about.
4. Gondola Rides at Venetian
Imagine being swept down a Grand Canal or at least one that has been re-created, and having scenery like no other. Well, this can be a reality if you check out the gondola rides at Venetian. They literally re-created Italian gondolas with a singing gondolier and provided it as an attraction for people experiencing Las Vegas. You can rent a private gondola for two people for a mere $60. And considering that most attractions in Las Vegas can be priced quite high, this is a steal.
3. Guggenheim Museum at Venetian
Do you love art? Would you like nothing more than to escape into an air-conditioned space that contains beautiful and modern art? If this is you, and you happen to be in Las Vegas, you should put the Guggenheim Museum of the Venetian on your “to do” list. It is a world-class exhibit that will allow you to get-away and take a break from the craziness that tends to happen in Las Vegas.
2. Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas
Would you like to know where you can spend all of the money you’ve been winning at the casinos? One place you can spend your loot is at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. This is a huge mall that has been newly renovated and attracts thousands and thousands of shoppers each and every day. And you’ll still be able to appreciate and buy from your favorite retailers including Louis Vuitton, Apple, and Nordstrom.
1. Las Vegas Monorail
Above all, make sure that you check out the Las Vegas Monorail. Believe it or not, this relatively short four-minute ride will most likely be the most eye-popping part about being in Vegas. You’ll be able to clearly see New York New York, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Venetian, Las Vegas Hilton, and even the Bellagio. And you will be able to do all of it from the comfort of an indoor cart where you can sit down in the air condition.