Las Vegas is a destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. You're guaranteed to love Vegas so much that you will want to return and enjoy this incredible city all over again.
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably picture neon signs and casinos. Both of these things are ingrained into the Vegas culture, but actually, there is a whole lot more to discover here besides.
To gain the most out of your trip to Las Vegas, it is a good idea to plan your trip so that you don't waste a single second of your time there. Las Vegas offers everything that you would expect, but there's also plenty more to explore on your visit. Read on to discover some of the best things to see and do in this fantastic destination:
Enjoy the Party Atmosphere
No matter what time of day it is in Vegas, it is always time to party! If you are planning to kick back and have some fun during your visit, then you need to get yourself on the pool party guest list at the famous Marquee Nightclub and Day Club. The pool party is the perfect way to embrace the holiday vibe and is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Vegas.
Las Vegas is home to a great selection of nightlife, from clubs and bars through to performances and circuses. You can see world-renowned signers perform at the Park Theater, or head to the O Theater at the Bellagio to see a spectacular performance from Cirque De Soleil. In fact, there is so much choice nightlife that you will struggle to decide where to visit first.
See the Tourist Sights
No visit to Las Vegas is complete without a visit to some of its most iconic sights. You may have seen it in films already, but nothing beats seeing the fountains at the Bellagio in action with your own eyes. The fountains put on an incredible display set to music and are well worth checking out. Other must-see iconic Las Vegas sights include the decadent Caesars Palace and the extravagant surroundings of The Venetian.
Helicopter trips to see the Grand Canyon are a popular choice for visitors to Vegas. However, there are more incredible natural sights to see during your visit. If you love to hike or cycle, a visit to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a must. Hiking is a popular way to explore the Red Rock Canyon and to see its beauty up close. This vast area of natural beauty is the perfect place to recharge your batteries and escape the city for a while. If hiking and cycling one of Red Rock Canyon's many trails seem a little too energetic for your liking, why not drive through instead? Taking a drive through the park will allow you to appreciate the vastness of this incredible area, and marvel at the beauty of nature from the comfort of your car.
**Post contributed by peer travel writer Pamela Penn based on the US West Coast**