Only have a day in Las Vegas? There is so much to do and see in this city, so it might seem overwhelming to pick the “must see” spots. With all of the restaurants, shopping, bars and entertainment that Las Vegas has to offer, it can be easy to overlook certain attractions. If time is of the essence, you do not want to miss out these 5 attractions.
Expect one of the best views of Las Vegas from the top of the observation deck at the Stratosphere Tower. Views of the entire city of Las Vegas and Nellis Air Force Base can be seen here. If you’re a daredevil and want a rush while taking in the views, take a thrilling ride over 1000 feet into the air on the Big Shot!
The tower is also a luxury hotel with many different types of beautiful rooms to choose from. It also includes plenty of fantastic restaurants to grab a bite to eat, and of course, a casino. The lounges in the tower have a great atmosphere and never short of live entertainment!
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At 550 feet tall, the High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world, perfect for breathtaking views of all of Las Vegas. The wheel has 28 cabins that can accommodate 40 guests in each. It takes 30 minutes for the High Roller to make a full rotation, and many have enjoyed fun parties in the beautiful cabins. We recommend you take a ride just before sunset for the best views and selfie opportunities! Buy tickets online for $19.95, a discount of $7!
The Vegas Strip
Yes, the actual 4.2 mile long LV Strip! The Las Vegas Strip is one of the most iconic places not only in Vegas, but in the world. It is home to the largest variety of hotels, casinos, food and shopping that you will ever see. The options for entertainment and places to visit are endless. Many of the world’s largest hotels like the MGM Grand and Venetian / Palazzo are on the Strip and the sites that you will see are some of the best in Vegas!
For a day trip to Vegas or a night on the town, you need to experience the Strip at least once to really appreciate all it has to offer. Walk parts of the strip, grab a taxi, or take the bus for a great experience!
When you think of Las Vegas, one of the first images that likely comes to mind is the beautiful fountains in front of the legendary Bellagio Hotel on South Las Vegas Boulevard. You may have seen them in the numerous movies that take place in Las Vegas because of the one of a kind color, shape and size that the fountains produce. The fountains are choreographed to lights and music, with frequent shows depending on the day. Monday through Friday from 3PM-8PM there is a show every half hour, and 8PM-12AM every 15 minutes. Of visiting on a weekend, the shows are 12PM-8PM every half hour and 8PM-12AM every 15 minutes.
The Carousel at the Wynn
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Have you ever seen a $110,000 floral arrangement? Now is your chance! Designed by acclaimed artist Preston Bailey, this free attraction is not one to miss. This colorful carousel sculpture of adorned flowers is located at The Wynn, perfect for a selfie stop! The Wynn isn’t a normal hotel, so don’t miss out on some of the incredible sites here. See even more by taking a Las Vegas Dessert Tour by Food Tours of America, which makes a stop right at this very carousel! This tour is about 2 hours, and brings you to 6 stops. Eat your way through some delicious food while having a fun time exploring the attractions and photo opportunities of Las Vegas. Tickets are only $69 per person, which includes the actual tour and all of your tastings at the stops.
Vegas is full of rich culture, history and so much more. These are just a few of the places that showcase Las Vegas and all it has to offer for its visitors. On your day in Las Vegas make sure you do not miss these spots!