Top Ten: Las Vegas (Top Ten Things to Do and See in Las Vegas, Nevada)


Top Ten Vegas

Photo copyrights: Cirque du Soleil – Fen Lebalme
Dinner in the Sky –
Skydiving – Michael Saechang


Las Vegas has something for everyone.  The eclectic group of people that travel to  “Sin City” daily couldn’t be more different on the outside but they all share one thing… the desire to have a good time.  From the lodging, to food, to bars 164 feet off the ground, the choices are endless.  Try a few of these things and you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

1.   Club it up at the Pool

The intolerable heat can be hard to bear, so why not kill two birds with one stone and hit up a pool club?  Drinks, tanning, and (mostly) beautiful people make these a fun alternative to the local Y pool.  If anyone knows how to throw a pool party, it’s Vegas.

2.   See the Bellagio Fountains at Night

Going off every 15 minutes between 7 PM and midnight, the Bellagio fountains are especially amazing at night, adorned by lights and music.  Watching a fountain show or two at night is a must for every Vegas visitor.

3.   Take a Helicopter Tour to the Hoover Dam

There’s never a dull moment on The Strip, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to take a detour.  Catch some amazing aerial views on this great trip for the whole family.  Alternatively, you can also take helicopter tours from Vegas to the Grand Canyon and even land at the bottom for a picnic dinner.

4.   See a Show

It might sound trite (as it did to me) but in terms of entertainment value you can’t beat it.  These productions are made over-the-top and for the masses, but that’s what makes them amazing.  From Britney Spears to Penn and Teller, there’s a show for everyone.

5.   Fly at Indoor Skydiving 

If free falling from an airplane scares you, try indoor skydiving.  Vegas is home to the first indoor skydiving facility, which imitates the feeling of flying through the sky.  However, if you are looking for Justin Bieber, try elsewhere. The star was previously banned from the facility for life.

6.   Get more than you fill at a top notch buffet.

Vegas is known for its spectacular cuisine, but most notable are the top notch buffets.  Try the Bellagio or the famous Wynn Breakfast Buffet.

7.   Have Dinner in the Sky

If you’re trying to spice up your dinner, look no further….but don’t look down.  Suspended 164 feet up the air with a full-service bar and dinner, this gem is a thrill-seekers paradise.

8.   Experience the Lights on Fremont Street

Just a few miles away from all the hustle and bustle of the casinos is a sky full of lights.  Old Vegas has plenty to offer in terms of activities and a light show that few cities can top.  Shows occur hourly from 6 PM to midnight.

9.   Gamble… Unconventionally

Gamble in Vegas?  Original.  So why not try your luck to something you’re a little more accustomed to, like beer pong?  Check out the newly reopened O’Shea’s for a different experience.

10.   Rooftop at the Rio

There’s nothing better to start your night off than a drink overlooking the strip.  Take a cab down to Rio, a small jaunt from the Strip, and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view 50 stories up.

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