The Best Things to do in Las Vegas

The question when visiting Las Vegas is not so much what to do but rather what not to do! From the innocence of face painting with clowns to high-rolling strip clubs, if you can think of it, chances are you can find a place to do it in Las Vegas. There are plenty of free attractions in Sin City, but you’ll have to pay for the really cool ones. Ticket prices, however, are reasonable considering the quality of the entertainment, the Eleventy Traveler Blog says.

The Las Vegas Strip is the centre of the entertainment universe in this city. This is where the top shows are held, the best casinos are located and the most entertaining attractions are found. Chances are you will be staying right on the Strip, so it’ll be easy to access all these fun things to do without spending much time or energy. With so many choices, the best strategy is to do your research ahead of time and pick one or two activities per day (or night) that you simply can’t miss.

From headlining acts like Barry Manilow to surreal circus performances courtesy of Cirque du Soleil, catching a Vegas show should be part of your plans. The world’s top illusionists, magicians, crooners, comedians and performers are here, performing every day of the week. Live music and Broadway musicals round off the selection and of course, every resort has a lounge or two with varying levels of talent on display.

They don’t call Vegas ‘Sin City’ for nothing, so expect plenty of adult entertainment as well. From legendary strip clubs like Crazy Horse to classic Vegas-style topless revues. Women have shows to enjoy, too, featuring sculpted men performing for the crowds. If you bring kids along, don’t worry. A quick check with the concierge will let you know which shows are sexy and which are great for the young ones.

Las Vegas is the world’s premier gambling destination and every kind of game imaginable is open for a punt. The resort casinos on the Strip range from magnificent to downright depressing, so if you enjoy gambling it’s best to choose a casino with some pizzazz. Unfortunately, you’ll be hard pressed to find any cheap blackjack tables anymore. Most casinos have minimum table and slot rates that can be pricey.

If gambling isn’t enough of a thrill, you can ride the roller coaster at New York New York or venture to the northern end of the Strip and scare yourself on one of the Stratosphere’s adrenalin rides. Taking a gondola cruise around the canals of the Venetian offers a more tranquil and romantic way to get off the pavement for a while. Then there’s the Eiffel Tower in Paris with its awesome views from the top observation deck ― particularly inspiring after dark.