6 Places You Need to Visit in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S., attracting approximately 29.5 million visitors each year. It’s no wonder vacationers are so attracted to this city, with practically an endless list of things to see and do.
While much of your time can be spent just wandering the casinos and testing your luck, hanging at the pool, shopping and dining, plan to visit one of these six places to make the most of your trip. After your visit, odds are, you just might start looking at Las Vegas homes for sale.
Known as downtown and old Las Vegas, Fremont Street is full of loose slots and free entertainment. Lit up under a dome of lights, open to pedestrians, and free of vehicles, the Fremont Street Experience is a show in of itself. Street performers appear just every few feet, brave souls are flying above on the Slotzilla zipline, and music is pouring out from every bar and casino.
Probably the coolest museum in Las Vegas, the Neon Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to collecting and preserving signs for historic and cultural enrichment. The Neon Boneyard is a particularly popular exhibit of more than 200 unrestored signs that light up after dark. It's open 365 days a year and visitors can take advantage of either self or privately guided tours too.
Located at The LINQ, the High Roller is the world’s tallest observation wheel and at its highest point, 550 feet up, you can see all of Las Vegas, including the strip, airport, and surrounding valley. For a few dollars more than standard admission, you can upgrade your ride to include an open bar.
One of the most iconic attractions in Las Vegas is the famed Bellagio Fountains. Water is beautifully choreographed with music and lights, mesmerizing viewers again and again. Regular shows happen every 15 or 30 minutes from noon until midnight with a spectacle of 1,000 fountains shooting up to 460 feet in the air.
Red Rock Canyon
Escape the city with a visit to Red Rock Canyon, 195,819 acres of preserved Mojave desert, that can be reached with only a 20-minute drive from Vegas. More than 25 hikes and trails are available in the conservation area, or you can opt for the 13-mile scenic drive that's open year-round (a good idea during the sizzling hot summer season). Rock climbing, off-roading, and biking are just a few of the other activities enjoyed here.
Venetian Gondola Ride
Located at the beautiful Venetian Hotel Resort, you can take a trip to Venice, Italy without ever leaving the U.S. or applying for a passport with a ride on the gondola. Its Venetian gondola rides are a true European experience, complete with a gondolier who will serenade you with Italian classics as you drift past cafes, under bridges and balconies, and along the Grand Canal.