Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world, a veritable amusement park for adults. As soon as you get off the plane you will realize how special and different this place is, the airport without going any further is a small example of what you will find in the city, games, betting and lights, lots of lights.
Although not everything in Las Vegas is about gambling and fun, there are also interesting places to see and visit. In this post I tell you about the 10 best places to see in Las Vegas. Essential! At the end of the post I add some great accommodation options.
THE 10 BEST PLACES TO SEE IN LAS VEGAS
1. The Strip
The Stip is one of the busiest streets in the city, full of lights, here are the most popular and famous hotels and casinos in the city. It has a length of 5 km, in the north end you will find the Stratosphere Tower and in the south the New York New York and the MGM Grand hotel.
During the day several hotels on this street offer shows; The Fountains of Bellagio and the Mermaids of TI are the most popular.
On the Strip you will also find the Fashion Show Mall.
2. Fremont Street
Fremont Street represents the old part of Las Vegas. Until the end of the 20th century, this street was the most popular in the city, with casinos such as the Golden Nugget on it. In addition, he appeared in the films Diamonds Forever and Honey I Blew Up the Kid.
In itself, the street does not have many essential places to visit, the great thing about this place are the buildings, the lights and the atmosphere.
3. The Bellagio Fountains and shows in Las Vegas
In Las Vegas you can attend all kinds of spectacular events and it is something that every tourist and traveler who comes to the city loves. There are all kinds of paid shows and also free ones. One of my favorites is the sound and light show at the Bellagio Fountains. Although I recommend that you also visit the volcano eruption show at the Mirage hotel.
If you travel with children at the Hotel Circus you can see one of its clown and circus shows. They are also free.
4. Place a bet in a casino
Although they are not a big fan of betting and these types of games, I knew that in Las Vegas it was inevitable. You cannot come to Las Vegas and not visit one of its famous casinos and place a bet.
Caesars Palace, just over 50 years old, is one of the oldest casinos in Las Vegas. Today, there are many casinos in Las Vegas. Pretty much every big hotel has one on it. Go ahead and enjoy a fun night between drinks and bets! Set yourself a limit… The goal is to enjoy yourself and not get too ruined.
5. Visit the entire world without leaving Las Vegas
Many of the hotels in Las Vegas are themed and will give you the feeling of being in other countries. Do you want to visit Paris and the Eiffel Tower? A gondola ride in Venice? A walk through Manhattan? You got it!! And much more.
6. Visit the 10 million dollar winery
One of The Strip's best-kept secrets is hidden in plain sight: Rio Winery and its tasting room, home to a $10 million treasure trove that includes a vertical collection of Chateau d'Yquem and a bottle of Madeira Direct from Thomas Jefferson's personal stash.
7. Come see the Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam is of great importance to both the history of Las Vegas and its geography. In addition, it is located in a beautiful landscape that is worth knowing.
The dam's façade is made of curved concrete and is 221 meters high. Just over 21,000 people worked on it for 5 years. You can take a guided tour to get to the bridge or take a boat ride and enjoy the views from below.
The most impressive are undoubtedly the landscapes that surround the dam.
8. Get to know the surroundings of Las Vegas
The city is surrounded by mountains and canyons that offer wonderful excursions throughout the year. If you have a rental car you can explore its roads and marvel at the reddish landscapes. You can also do many hiking trails, plane flights and all kinds of adventure activities.
If you don't have much time in the city, I advise you to spend a couple of hours driving along these roads and enjoying the landscapes. You can stop at the different viewpoints, see the canyons and photograph the landscape.
9. Don't forget to dedicate a morning to Valley Of Fire
Valley of Fire State Park is the oldest and largest state park in Nevada. It was declared a state park in 1935.
Here you will find reddish rock formations that are home to reptiles, snakes, coyotes, some mammals and several foxes. It is located right on Lake Mead, almost 90km northeast of Las Vegas.
The best way to start touring the park is by visiting the visitor center, where they will give you a map and information about the park. In addition, the park museum is located here. Where you can learn more about the geology, ecology and history of the place.
Of the different areas of the park, the most impressive are those hidden in the north: Mouse's Tank, Rainbow Vista and White Domes. And on the main road you can't miss Atlatl Rock, Arch Rock and Seven Sisters.
10. Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon is a delimited area of the Mojave desert where you will find beautiful landscapes with reddish rock formations.
The visit to Red Rock Canyon is based on making a 21-kilometer tour stopping at various viewpoints and points of interest. If you feel like it there are several hiking trails.
Although the Red Rock Canyon is not as impressive as the Grand Canyon of Colorado, if you are going to spend at least a couple of days in Las Vegas, it is worth visiting this place, because it is beautiful.
This park is home to coyotes, donkeys, foxes, a few other mammals, and some scarier animals like poisonous tarantulas, snakes, and scorpions.
Keystone Thrust Fault is one of the most famous faults in the world. It is located in Red Rock Canyon!
In Las Vegas there are many more places to visit, mostly hotels, shows, shopping malls… And here comes the list of the 10 best places to see in Las Vegas.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAS VEGAS
You have many options and few are cheap! Since you are here, I recommend that since you will only spend a couple of nights in the city, you should enjoy one of the most impressive hotels in the world.
Some great options where to stay in Las Vegas
PLAN YOUR TRIP STEP BY STEP
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