It is not hard to understand why Vegas is one of the most visited travel destinations in the U.S. The desert oasis city is known for being one of the world's biggest epicenters for gambling. Immediately after one lands at the airport, the slot machines are the first scene to come across. And the incredible views of the "Strip" as one leaves the airport are breathtaking. While gambling is a top attraction that invites millions of visitors every year, there are other things one wouldn’t want to miss – and just one trip can’t be enough to explore this hotspot. These are the things you don’t want to miss in Las Vegas.
8 Welcome To Las Vegas Sign
Every vacationer has to stop at the Welcoming to Las Vegas Sign, to take some epic pictures. The sign welcomes vacationers to the town and is a great way of making friends jealous. Whether a traveler is visiting the city for work, a bachelor party, or simply going for a getaway, no one would want to miss this – it is a rite of passage for every vacationer who goes to Vegas. Have someone really gone to Vegas if they don’t visit the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign? Since it was mounted in 1959, this legendary landmark comes with a bunch of fun – from beautiful restaurants to the most enjoyable shows and events in Vegas.
- Location: Just south of Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
- Hours of operation: open 24 hours every day
7 The Strip
No vacationer can have a real Las Vegas travel experience without passing through the Strip, which runs from the south of Mandalay Bay to the north of Stratosphere. Sometimes getting around the Strip can be overwhelming, but with so much to offer – the hustle is worth it! Stretching 4.2 miles, the Strip features 30 casinos, more than 150,000 hotel rooms, and over 12 shopping malls along the Strip. Travelers should keep in mind that tipping is something common around this place and have money set aside for that.
- Most popular time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
6 Ride The High Roller Observation Wheel
The 550 ft High Roller is a must-see attraction when visiting Las Vegas. The ride takes about 30 minutes and guarantees 360-degree views of the beautiful city. The cabins are 28 in number, air-conditioned, and up to 40 travelers can fit in each of them. This enables 1128 visitors to enjoy the ride at the same time – something truly, not to be missed. During celebrations like Halloween and the Furth of July, the wheel features a stunning colorful display.
- Opening hours: 11:30 am – 2:00 am
- Cost of tickets: daytime tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children, and nighttime tickets are $37 for adults and $20 for children.
- Special events: Happy Half Hour, Yoga in the Sky, the Chocolate Experience, Weddings
5 Visit Bellagio Las Vegas
Popular for the Fountains of Bellagio, this award-winning hotel is cherished for its elegance. The famous Lake Como of Italy is the inspiration behind the existence of this beautiful hotel, which features an enchanting man-made lake designed with a water fountain, which fires away every 15 minutes with dances that go with the music and colorful lights. The fountain show is one of Las Vegas's most famous nighttime attractions. The fountain space extends to 8 ½ acres and travelers can witness many geysers going off at timed intervals. There is an art gallery, botanical garden, numerous restaurants, and a luxury hotel to spice up a Las Vegas vacation experience.
- Cost: starting at $203 per night
- Best attractions: the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Conservatory & Botanical Garden, a spa, and a salon.
4 Mandalay Bay Shark Reef
Travelers visiting Las Vegas should never come out of their vacation without paying a visit to Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Being the only predator-based aquarium exhibit in the whole of North America, travelers can have beautiful up-close views of some of the most fascinating marine life on earth. This Aquarium is home to over 100 sharks and 2000 animals – including giant rays, jellyfish, the endangered green sea turtles, and piranha, among others.
- Opening hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Viewing duration: 1 h 30 minutes
- Cost: from $29
3 Fremont Street
Fremont Street is not as spacious and famous as the Strip but its enchantress will make every traveler fall in love in Las Vegas. It is still a popular attraction in Las Vegas – and people flock to the street every night. There is always live music and other forms of entertainment, including actors impersonating celebrities. Here, tourists will also have a chance of exploring the Mob Museum, souvenir shops, and food stands.
- Location: Las Vegas, NV
- Year Opened: 1995
- Parking fees: $4 per hour
2 Visit The Strat Hotel, Casino, And Skypod (The STRAT)
Las Vegas’ Stratosphere is one of the unique attractions one should never miss. It is a hotel and casino towering over the city’s Strip at the North end. With incredibly stunning views of the Strip and enjoyable rides, this is truly an exciting destination to explore while in Las Vegas. While the experience is fascinating on Vegas' tallest building, the STRAT is not for travelers afraid of heights. The most exciting spot is the Big Shot which seats travelers right at the top of the tower. The best part is that one can decide to jump from the top to the bottom through the controlled cables.
- Cost of entry ticket: starts at $39
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
- Height: 1149 feet (350.2 m)
- Number of rooms: 2427
1 Neon Museum
Founded in 1996, Neon Museum is a perfect spot for learning the history and culture of Las Vegas. The museum is dedicated to protecting the city's arts and cultural enrichment. Being an American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accredited museum. Its campus includes the beautiful Neon Boneyard North Gallery – available for special events, photoshoots, and weddings. Other attractions in the museum are Neon Boneyard and a travelers' center located inside the former La Concha Motel lobby.
- Address: 770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States, 89101
- Cost: People can choose from multiple types of tickets . The general admission/self-guided tour is for USD 20 per adult. Evening guided tours are for USD 28 per person. Tours of the North Gallery with the immersive audiovisual show, Brilliant Jackpot!, are for USD 28 per adult. The Double the Glow guided tour, including the North Gallery tour cost USD 45 per adult. Youth, seniors, and military members can benefit from various discounts at the Neon Museum. People are also recommended to try the Neon Night Flight Spectacular which offers a tour of Las Vegas by helicopter and ends with a guided tour and North Gallery tour at the museum.
- Duration required for exploring the museum: 1 hour