Have you ever been to fabulous Las Vegas, or as some call it Sin City? If you have never visited before, when you arrive you may find yourself overwhelmed by the task of deciding what to do. There is so much to do, and not enough time to do it. Hopefully, this brief guide will help you narrow your focus and make the most of your time there.
Visit to The Strip.
Number 1 on everyone’s list is a visit to “The Strip.” This is a 2.5 mile long section of Las Vegas Boulevard that is lined with some of the largest, most recognizable and best casinos. It stretches from the Mandalay Bay to Treasure Island resorts. Because of it’s popularity, the area is very busy so you should expect large crowds.
Number 2 on the must do list is Fremont Street. Fremont Street is where “old Vegas” is found. This is where you can imagine seeing mobsters and the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. perform. Fremont Street is a covered, 5 block, pedestrian only area, and is home to a variety of entertainment options such as street performers. Of course, just like the rest of Las Vegas there are numerous casinos for your enjoyment.
I can speak from experience, if you are planning to visit The Strip or Fremont Street realize that you will inevitable be going to a casino. With that in mind, remember that children are not allowed in casino’s. If you are planning to take children on your trip to Las Vegas, make sure you plan accordingly.
The Mob Museum
Number 3 on the list is a place commonly referred to as the Mob Museum. The real name is the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. As the name suggests, the museum showcases the story of organized crime, particularly in Las Vegas. The museum is located in the old Las Vegas US Post Office.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Number 4 on the list is for the race fans and adrenaline junkies out there, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home to numerous NASCAR races and other events throughout the year. It also has several restaurants on the property for you to enjoy, and even a campground for those who wish to spend the night,
Number 5 on the list are the numerous professional shows. There is an absolutely huge variety of shows for you to take in ranging from well-known singers and musical acts, to acrobatic acts such as the Cirque du Soliel, to the acclaimed Le Reve and Absinthe. There is a show to suite everyone’s tastes.
The Hoover Dam
Lastly, while technically not in Las Vegas, there are day trips available to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. The combination of the science behind their creation and scenic views make these daytrips definitely worth it. There are a lot of companies that offer these trips, so be sure to do your research before you book one. Nothing is worse than getting ripped off.
As I said before, if you are not careful Las Vegas will overwhelm you with entertainment options whether is be a trip to a casino, a show, or some other attraction. Just have fun, and always remember that with Las Vegas, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”