Top 10 Things to do in Las Vegas

Top 10 Things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas was one of the most fun places we visited during our trip to the US. When you think of Las Vegas, the first things that come to mind are the nightlife and the casinos. Although, that is a big part of Vegas, the city has SO much more to offer!

Here’s my list of top 10 things to do in Vegas.

1. Explore your Resort

We stayed at the ARIA Resort and Casino and loved the property. The resort is beautifully designed and it feels like a destination within a destination because there’s just so much to do within the resort. Whether you want to hit the pool, visit a spa, eat some delectable food, go to a nightclub or spend some time at the casino, ARIA has it all, and more.

Aria Resort and Casino

Whether you stay at ARIA or any of the other amazing hotels, you should really take some time out to explore your resort, and if time permits, other resorts as well.

2. Ride a Limo

We booked a two-hour limo ride that came along with a professional photographer through My Vegas Limo Tour. I personally thought it was a great way to see Vegas, as they take you around to so many places like the Fremont Street, Bellagio and the ‘Welcome to Vegas’ sign. And to top it off, you also get a bottle of champagne. And some great photos to remember your trip by!

Las Vegas Limo Ride

Las Vegas Limo Ride

Even if you don’t really book a limo tour, you can easily find limos while walking down the street. And Las Vegas limousines are more affordable than limos anywhere else in the world so you might as well make the most of it.

3. Watch a Show (or two)

There are a ton of world class shows to watch in Vegas. We watched The Blue Man Group at the Luxor and Ka by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand and they were both fantastic.

The Blue Man Group were so much fun to watch! Three bald and blue men perform visually stunning acts that are a mix of rock, comedy and modern technology and the vibe throughout the show is amazing. One of them even took a selfie with us in the middle of the show! 😀

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group1

Ka is a wonderful show that combines martial arts, acrobats, dance, pyrotechnics, beautiful costumes and everything you expect from a Cirque du Soleil show.

Ka by Cirque du Soleil

4. Do a little gambling

You can’t go to Vegas and not gamble. We did a bit of gambling at our resort in Aria and lost but it was super fun nonetheless and is a great way to get the feel of Vegas.

Las Vegas Casino

5. Watch the Fountains of Bellagio

This is kind of obvious but you can’t go wrong with the Fountains of Bellagio. The shows are usually every half hour in the afternoon and every fifteen minutes in the evening and each show is choreographed to songs ranging from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars. Watching the majestic fountains is a spectacular experience and the best part? It’s for free!

Fountains of Bellagio

Night out in Las Vegas

6. Walk along The Strip

Las Vegas is almost synonymous with The Strip and the best way to get a feel of the city is by taking a walk along The Las Vegas Strip. Both sides of The Strip are lined with hotels and casinos, shops, restaurants and other attractions.

Las Vegas Strip

7. Visit Fremont Street

Fremont Street, or old Vegas, is the second most famous street in the Las Vegas Valley after the Las Vegas Strip. It’s a great area for entertainment, live music and people watching, and is much cheaper than The Strip. There’s also the Viva Vision LED light show that takes place under the 1500 feet long canopy throughout the night. You can also zip-line down Fremont Street!

Fremont Street Las Vegas

8. Visit Grand Canyon

Though it’s a little far from Vegas, there are many companies that offer day trips to the canyon. We booked a day trip to visit the South Rim through Maverick and had such a comfortable trip. The Grand Canyon is magnificent and breathtaking and is definitely worth seeing if you’re in Vegas. There’s so much to say about the Grand Canyon that I decided to do a full blog post on it. You can check it out here.

Grand Canyon

9. Go Indoor Skydiving

This isn’t a typical Vegas thing to do but if you’re up during the day and want to do something fun, this is a great option. We didn’t really plan this before we visited Vegas but my brother and I decided to do this last minute and found it quite fun.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving

10. Take a picture in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign

This is a right of passage for all Vegas vacationers and is the number one free thing to do in Las Vegas.

Welcome to Las Vegas

BONUS:

11. Be prepared to eat

I know this post is titled ‘Top Ten Things to do in Las Vegas” but there’s just so much Vegas has to offer that I had to add this in as well.

ARIA Lemongrass
Lemongrass at ARIA

Vegas is a food paradise for all the foodies out there and you should definitely indulge in the gastronomic delight that is Vegas while you’re here.


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  • Amy

    How fun!! I’ve always wanted to go to Las Vegas! I actually wanted to go on my 21st but.. life happened hahaha. Will def references when I eventually get to go!

    xo
    Amy | http://www.pastelnpink.com

    • Haha thanks! You’re gonna love it when you go 🙂

  • I would love to get back to Vegas, it’s a really fun time. I want to explore the food scene a lot more!

    • I was pleasantly surprised with all the good food there! 🙂

  • karyl henry

    I was just in Vegas a few weeks ago, and can never get enough! Have you eaten at Searsucker? One of my new favorite restaurants there, in Caesar’s Palace

    • Haven’t been there. Will add that to my list of places to eat at when I go next! 🙂 Already dreaming about my next trip to Vegas.

  • Kathleen Brown

    Great ideas on Las Vegas. Fremont street is so much fun and gives you the true Vegas experience. I would also add that the shops at Ceasars palace are a must see. This blog post makes me want to go back soon. So much fun.

    • Oh I haven’t been to Ceasers Palace. Should check that out next time I visit! And yeah, I totally agree about Fremont Street. Especially loved the live music there. 🙂

  • I haven’t been to Vegas but, will use these tips when I go!

  • Candy Kage

    Hubby has been twice, we are planning a trip in January this list will help us plan.

    • Glad this post was helpful. Have a fun trip! 🙂

  • Too much fun! I’ve never been to Vegas so these are great tips to keep in my back pocket!

    • Vegas is awesome! Glad you found this post helpful 🙂

  • I have never been to Vegas and would love to go there soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m sure you’ll have a blast whenever you do go 🙂

  • Nice! Whenever I’m in vegas I just do a lot of eating. They have a lot of great chefs. But next month I’m going twice for work, but on one of my trips I am going to the Grand Canyon!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    • Oh wow! That sounds like a fun work trip 🙂

  • Samantha

    Vegas is on my bucket list! I would love to go there and do all of these things. It looks like so much fun!

    • It really is so much fun! I’m sure you’ll love it there 🙂

  • Mike C

    Been to Vegas a few times now, it seems to be a great way to dust off the cobwebs after long, cold winters. My only problem, I like to gamble too much 😉

    • Haha I’m not too big on gambling but I did enjoy it in Vegas 🙂

  • Renata

    Awesome, thank you for suggestions. I haven’t seen Las Vegas yet, but now I want to see it soon.

  • We were just at the aria this past weekend! love that hotel:)

    • How nice! Yeah, it’s an amazing hotel! 😀

  • Oh, this looks like SUCH a fun trip! You definitely listed all the best stuff here- I’ll be sending my friends here for your advice. 🙂

  • Great list! I’ve been to Vegas many times but I still haven’t done some items on your list, e.g. Grand Canyon. Will have to put that on my to-do list next time. Thanks!

    • Thanks! Grand Canyon is a must-see! You won’t regret visiting the canyon 🙂

  • Adepoju Grace

    This looks like great fun. Especially the view of the fountain of Bellagio. Looking forward to visiting Las Vegas.

  • I haven’t been to Vegas in many, many years! Makes me want to go!

  • I would love to visit one day. Las Vegas looked a LOT of fun!

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  • I love Vegas! I usually go down there during the winter for the National Finals Rodeo. Looks like you had a great time!

  • There are so many things to do in Vegas! I’ve never been there, but I have friends who love to take a week or so and vacation there.

    • You should definitely go some time. It’s such a fun place to be in 🙂

  • Diana Catapang

    It’s really more fun in Las Vegas and so it’s a must for me to explore it! It should be next in my agenda! 🙂 😉

  • It has been awhile since I visited Las Vegas. Checking out your must do’s has me itching to head in that direction.

    • Glad reading my post got you to feel that way 🙂 Hope you get to visit soon. x

  • Amanda K

    I was in Las Vegas in January but I was only there for a couple hours. I am dying to go back! You did so many fun things!

    Xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • Thanks, I did! Hope you get to back and do those things too 🙂

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