Play a Game
You can’t visit Las Vegas and not go to at least one casino. Whether it’s blackjack, roulette or video games, experience the glamour of Vegas in places such as the Luxor Hotel & Casino. Inside the gigantic pyramid you will find escalators rather than elevators and people-movers slowly making their way up and down the walls of the pyramid corners.
There’s barely a stone left unturned in Vegas, and you can easily pretend to be country-hopping through Europe. Jump on a gondola through the Grand Canal at The Venetian or enjoy some 360-degree views from the half-scale Eiffel Tower replica and experience traditional French cuisine. Close by is the Ferris Wheel The High Roller, with 550 feet the tallest observation wheel in the world.
The Fall of Atlantis
Experience the Fall of Atlantis in a dramatic 11-minute show at Caesars Palace, another famous Vegas casino. In an unforgettable spectacle you can witness fireballs, dragons and real fish.
The Fountains of Bellagio are probably the most iconic institution in Vegas, pictured in every movie about “Sin City”. It was here that the crew of “Ocean’s 11” met after their heist to celebrate victory.
When businesses and casinos in Vegas turn off their lights it can only mean one thing: The spectacular light show on Freemont Street with more than 12 million LED lights is about to start. If you miss it don’t worry, the action takes place several times each night.
At 350 metres this is the tallest freestanding tower in the entire US. It houses an observation deck offering spectacular 360-degree views and has a special thrill for adrenalin-junkies who can bungee jump off Stratosphere Tower.
Follow the Mobsters
Once upon a time Las Vegas was ruled by the Mafia, and you can re-live those times in the Mob Museum in downtown Vegas. Explore the influence of the organized crime in the city from the beginnings.
Have you ever wondered what happens with old neon signs that nobody wants anymore? They end up in the city’s very own Neon Museum, telling a story of eras been and gone. If you take the one-hour tour at night you can watch all the old signs come back to life.
Explore the Grand Canyon
With almost 450 kilometres the Grand Canyon is sheer overwhelming in size. It was carved by the Colorado River starting about 17 million years ago. The best way to explore the canyon especially when you’re short of time is via air. Book a helicopter ride from Vegas through one of America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders.
Visit Hoover Dam
One of the major tourist attractions outside Las Vegas, Hoover Dam attracts close to a million visitors each year. It was constructed in the 1930s during the Great Depression to control flooding, provide irrigation for local farmers and to produce power for Nevada, Arizona and California. Though security has been tightened since the 2001 terror attacks, parts of the dam are still accessible for tourists.