Not sure what to see in Las Vegas? Here’s a clue: the city is indisputably the home of everything that’s grand and ostentatious in the modern world. A metropolis of colour in the Mojave Desert sands, its buildings and attractions are suitably outrageous and awe-inspiring. So the inevitable answer is: there’s everything to see in Vegas!
The state of Nevada is also the passageway to two of the greatest natural and manmade wonders of the old world. Take a day trip to the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon, and witness a monolithic feat of American engineering at the Hoover Dam. Unlike the casinos of The Strip, your enjoyment here is a sure bet.
Las Vegas Boulevard, more widely known as Vegas’ world-famous ‘The Strip’, is a sensory overload of neon lights, restaurants, designer shopping, extravagant hotels, and cash-splashing casinos. Stretching along 6.7km, a walk down the strip can be enough entertainment in itself! But why walk when you could see it all in true Vegas style from the backseat of a limo?
Drive about four hours from the city into the neighbouring state of Colorado and you’ll get to see the mighty Grand Canyon. Not for the faint of heart, you can take a thrilling walk on the glass-bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk, and marvel at the ancient 1,857m chasm below. Or, if you’re short on time, why not splash out on a helicopter day trip and take it all in from the air before landing in the heart of the canyon itself. As one of the seven natural wonders of world, a trip to the Grand Canyon is a true bucket-list item.
Less than an hour from Vegas through the famous Joshua Tree region, you’ll discover the magnificent Hoover Dam. Opened in 1936 and standing at 221m, the great concrete structure is a monument to the dizzying heights of pre-war American engineering. Take the pedestrian walk over the dam to witness a phenomenal view of the desert waters below.
The city of Las Vegas is a sight to behold, and the best place to see it all is from the top of the High Roller Wheel. Soaring 168m above The Strip, the wheel is an impressive way of taking in 360-degree views of the neon madness below. Located in The LINQ shopping promenade, there’s even a few open-bar cabins for the thirsty sightseer!
Everything’s bigger in Vegas! Standing at an impressive 350m, Stratosphere is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. Unlike other observation towers, however, Stratosphere is also a fully equipped hotel and casino. You can dine in absolute indulgence in the Top of the World restaurant, or get your heart racing with a scream-inducing SkyJump.
Broadway shows, platinum-selling recording artists, circuses, cabaret, magicians… your ticket to world-class entertainment is in Vegas. Over the years, some of the biggest names in entertainment have made Vegas home for spectacular seasons and residencies, and every year the shows get better and better! No matter when you’re travelling to Las Vegas, you’re assured to be entertained by the best.