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Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas

The largest city in Nevada, Las Vegas lies in the desert, surrounded by baron hills. The huge resort hotels lining the famous "Strip," with their lights, fountains, and recreated glamorous sites from cities around the world, offer a fun retreat from the desert landscape. Las Vegas is also a great place to visit year-round; its cooler winter temperatures are pleasant for sightseeing, and in summer, when the temperature can rise above 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the hotel pools become an important part of the daytime activities.

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1. The Strip

The 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs through the city from northeast to southwest, known as The Strip, is lined with huge entertainment palaces, many built with a defining theme and home to performance venues, luxury hotel rooms, and fine dining. The Strip is particularly impressive at night, when the city is illuminated by an endless succession of neon signs.Most visitors enjoy walking along the Strip and taking in the sights. Generally speaking, the Las Vegas Strip runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel to the Treasure Island Hotel. Many of the hotel complexes have free street side entertainment, from dancing fountains to erupting volcanoes.
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The 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs through the city from northeast to southwest, known as The Strip, is lined with huge entertainment palaces, many built with a defining theme and home to performance venues, luxury hotel rooms, and fine dining. The Strip is particularly impressive at night, when the city is illuminated by an endless succession of neon signs.

Most visitors enjoy walking along the Strip and taking in the sights. Generally speaking, the Las Vegas Strip runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel to the Treasure Island Hotel. Many of the hotel complexes have free street side entertainment, from dancing fountains to erupting volcanoes.

2. Fremont Street

Off The Strip, in the old downtown Las Vegas, is Fremont Street, a pedestrian only area with all kinds of unique sites. A four-block section of Fremont Street has been covered over with a canopy of LED lights which light up the sky in a ray of different colors as you walk below. Known as the Fremont Street Experience, each night a fantastic music and visual show takes place overhead. Street performers and special entertainment acts often perform outdoors in this area. The Fremont Street Experience is in downtown Las Vegas, a few kilometers from the hotel groupings such as Treasure Island and Caesar's Palace.
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Off The Strip, in the old downtown Las Vegas, is Fremont Street, a pedestrian only area with all kinds of unique sites. A four-block section of Fremont Street has been covered over with a canopy of LED lights which light up the sky in a ray of different colors as you walk below. Known as the Fremont Street Experience, each night a fantastic music and visual show takes place overhead. Street performers and special entertainment acts often perform outdoors in this area. The Fremont Street Experience is in downtown Las Vegas, a few kilometers from the hotel groupings such as Treasure Island and Caesar's Palace.

3. High Roller

Measuring 520 feet in diameter, the High Roller eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. Facing north and south parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard, the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one full revolution and features 28 glass-enclosed cabins with broad views of Las Vegas and the Strip. Each spherical cabin can hold up to 40 people, with benches on either side of the cabin and plenty of floor space in between-but we imagine you'll want to stand and admire the view. Sight-seeing isn't all that the High Roller has to offer. Take in the best views of Las Vegas from inside a High Roller Happy Half Hour cabin. Your ticket includes one 30-minute ride and an open bar inside the cabin! Or experience a one-of-a-kind sky high chocolate tasting experience paired with your choice of wine!
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Measuring 520 feet in diameter, the High Roller eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. Facing north and south parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard, the wheel takes 30 minutes to complete one full revolution and features 28 glass-enclosed cabins with broad views of Las Vegas and the Strip. Each spherical cabin can hold up to 40 people, with benches on either side of the cabin and plenty of floor space in between-but we imagine you'll want to stand and admire the view. Sight-seeing isn't all that the High Roller has to offer. Take in the best views of Las Vegas from inside a High Roller Happy Half Hour cabin. Your ticket includes one 30-minute ride and an open bar inside the cabin! Or experience a one-of-a-kind sky high chocolate tasting experience paired with your choice of wine!

4. Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio

Brilliance abounds inside the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio. The attention to detail is astounding. Take a leisurely stroll amongst rare natural finds selected distinctively for Bellagio from all over the world. Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor.
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Brilliance abounds inside the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio. The attention to detail is astounding. Take a leisurely stroll amongst rare natural finds selected distinctively for Bellagio from all over the world. Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor.

5. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits and a gift shop.
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Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, Red Rock offers enticements of a different nature including a 13-mile scenic drive, miles of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with indoor and outdoor exhibits and a gift shop.

6. Helicopter Tours

A Las Vegas experience like no other. Fly over the brightest city in the world, past Stratosphere Tower, Caesars Palace and hope for a glimpse of the Bellagio’s fountains before spotting the skyline of New York-New York and the beam atop the Luxor pyramid. From the air is the only way to experience the beauty of the Las Vegas strip in all of its shimmering glory.
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A Las Vegas experience like no other. Fly over the brightest city in the world, past Stratosphere Tower, Caesars Palace and hope for a glimpse of the Bellagio’s fountains before spotting the skyline of New York-New York and the beam atop the Luxor pyramid. From the air is the only way to experience the beauty of the Las Vegas strip in all of its shimmering glory.

7. Hoover Dam Bypass

The Mike O’Callaghan—Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge outside Boulder City, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and includes the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere.Opened on October 19, 2010, the bridge provides a crossing of the Colorado River for U.S. Route 93, linking the states of Nevada and Arizona 1,600 feet (490 m) downstream from the Hoover Dam. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas. The bridge is the highest in the nation, at 840 feet (260 m) above the Colorado River.The walking path, accessible from the Nevada side of the bridge, is spectacular for viewing and photographing the magnificence of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the high walls of Black Canyon. To reach the walking path’s parking area, proceed as if you are driving to the Hoover Dam, not the Bypass Bridge. 
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The Mike O’Callaghan—Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge outside Boulder City, also known as the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and includes the longest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere.

Opened on October 19, 2010, the bridge provides a crossing of the Colorado River for U.S. Route 93, linking the states of Nevada and Arizona 1,600 feet (490 m) downstream from the Hoover Dam. It is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas. The bridge is the highest in the nation, at 840 feet (260 m) above the Colorado River.

The walking path, accessible from the Nevada side of the bridge, is spectacular for viewing and photographing the magnificence of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the high walls of Black Canyon. To reach the walking path’s parking area, proceed as if you are driving to the Hoover Dam, not the Bypass Bridge. 

8. Las Vegas Shows

Acrobats, divas, magicians, jokesters, showgirls and puppets. There are so many shows in Las Vegas that you can't possibly take them all in, but there's not a doubt you will find something that will blow you away. 
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Acrobats, divas, magicians, jokesters, showgirls and puppets. There are so many shows in Las Vegas that you can't possibly take them all in, but there's not a doubt you will find something that will blow you away. 

9. Planet Hollywood Restaurant

From eclectic food options like Koi and Strip House to the celebrity-owned Gordon Ramsay Burger, Planet Hollywood offers an exciting array of top restaurants in Las Vegas, all with its own unique and glamorous atmosphere. Planet Hollywood offers tantalizing Las Vegas restaurant options fit for every taste.

From eclectic food options like Koi and Strip House to the celebrity-owned Gordon Ramsay Burger, Planet Hollywood offers an exciting array of top restaurants in Las Vegas, all with its own unique and glamorous atmosphere. Planet Hollywood offers tantalizing Las Vegas restaurant options fit for every taste.

10. Las Vegas Pool Party

Pools are great. We like pools. But you can find a pool at nearly every hotel and motel in Las Vegas. You can also find a really amazing pool at nearly every resort within county limits. But pool clubs are not just pools. Pool clubs are a whole other level. Take your club scene—beautiful people, lots of drinks, mind-blowing DJs—now, reduce those people's clothes to almost nothing, move everything from late-night to daytime, bring it outside, and add a pool right in the middle of it all.
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Pools are great. We like pools. But you can find a pool at nearly every hotel and motel in Las Vegas. You can also find a really amazing pool at nearly every resort within county limits. But pool clubs are not just pools. Pool clubs are a whole other level. Take your club scene—beautiful people, lots of drinks, mind-blowing DJs—now, reduce those people's clothes to almost nothing, move everything from late-night to daytime, bring it outside, and add a pool right in the middle of it all.

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