Viva Las Vegas! Many people take trips to Vegas each week for the casinos and the shows. Clearly, if you love playing the slots or seeing a Cher show, you are guaranteed to have an amazing time in Vegas. However, lots of us end up in Vegas because of a wedding or business trip, and gambling and greatest hits shows are just not top on our list. If that sounds like you, and you have an upcoming trip to Vegas, then here are some of the places you can visit and still have an amazing experience.
- The Strip
Yes, so much of “The Strip” is full of casinos and hotels. However, this 2.5-mile-long portion of the Las Vegas Boulevard is great for people watching. There are so many different things to see while walking the strip. If you have never seen the neon-lit strip in person, then you can never imagine how much fun you can have walked along it at night. The people on the strip are always having a good time and there are great side entertainment attractions outside of many hotels like erupting volcanoes that you can see for free.
- See the Grand Canyon in a New Way
Yes, the Grand Canyon is pretty far outside of Vegas, but there are a number of companies that take helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon. This is the most amazing way to take in the vastness of the Grand Canyon and have a relaxing afternoon. There are also tours of “the Strip” and other parts of Las Vegas, so if you enjoy helicopter rides and seeing the aerial view of things, this is the perfect setup for you. Make sure that you plan out a full afternoon to really enjoy this experience.
- The Stratosphere Tower This site, that you cannot miss on the Las Vegas Skyline, is a tower that stands 1,149 feet tall and on its rooftop, there are amazing thrill rides! If you have never taken a ride on a roller coaster that is on top of a giant tower, it is the ultimate thrill. If you are a little bit less of a risk chaser, then you might want to enjoy the view from the indoor or outdoor observation deck so that you can take in the entire city.
- The Venetian Hotel
While you are on “The Strip”, you should go see the Venetian Hotel that is right across from Treasure Island. This amazing resort has so many great attractions that will keep you entertained. The entire shopping arcade has been built to look exactly like Venice. This includes canals, gondoliers and artificial skies that will blow your mind. If you want to see amazing recreations
of the Rialto Bridge and many other parts of Venice, then this is a great attraction. There are also wonderful Venetian Gondola rides that take you on a boat through the whole shopping arcade.