In this article, we will show you the 10 best things to do in Las Vegas in addition to gambling and nightlife. And don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends. And share your own experience of the City of Lights in the comments below. The suggestions are based on our fun trip to Vegas.
Here are our top 10 choices:
1: THE NEON MUSEUM OF LAS VEGAS
The Neon Museum Las Vegas offers a collection of iconic Las Vegas neon signs that have been removed during the closure, demolition or renovation of businesses and other famous places.
Discover the history of Las Vegas by strolling through the windows of the original Las Vegas neon illuminated signs. If you visit them at night, several panels will light up. See the description for more information about visiting the Neon Museum Las Vegas.
2: RED ROCK CANYON
Red Rock Canyon is located near Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert of Nevada and is known for its geological features such as red sandstone peaks. It is a popular place for hiking, cycling and climbing.
You can take a 13 mile scenic drive with breathtaking panoramic views and take a short break from the busy streets of Las Vegas. We have created a Google map with all the suggestions.
3: RETENTION DAM
Hoover Dam is one of the largest dams in the world, located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Nevada and Arizona. When the Hoover Dam was completed during the Great Depression in 1936, it was the highest dam in the world.
It always impresses with its size and unique architecture. Did you know that because of the powerful updraft created by the dam, you can pour water directly into the sky? Funny, isn’t it?
4: SIGN OF LAS VEGAS
The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign was built in 1959 and is considered the official southern end of the Las Vegas band.
Betty Willis, visual artist and graphic designer, wanted to design a sign that was unique in its form, style and content. It is now one of the most recognizable signs in the world.
You can find other similar signs, based on this design throughout Las Vegas.
Walk or drive to the sign and take a selfie with this iconic piece of history.
5: EXTRAORDINARY AND UNIQUE STORES
Vegas is a place full of extraordinary and unique shops that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Discover the taste of Coca Cola products from around the world in the Coca Cola store, there is an M&M’s Store or experience a chocolate haven in Hershey’s Chocolate World right across the street.
And even if you want to have a cocktail on the street, the choices in Vegas are slightly different from other places. For example, you can order a garden dog drink mix from one of the Fat Tuesday stores and explore the strip with your drink in hand.
Check the extensive list of interesting stores on the last page and find your favorite store.
6: “HIGH ROLLER” FERRIS WHEEL
The Giant Ferris Wheel offers 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley. At 550 feet high, the High Roller is currently the world’s largest Ferris wheel.
Take a 30-minute walk in one of its 28 cabins or even choose one of their open bar cabins and host a party or celebration well above Las Vegas.
7: STRATOSPHERE TOWER
The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, extending more than 1,100 feet above Las Vegas. The tower is particularly famous for its attractions, including one of the most exciting rides in the world, such as X-Scream.
You can jump from the tower on their SkyJump which holds the Guinness World Record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility in the world. Are you brave enough to try it?