Anything goes in Vegas – gamble, speed drive a Lamborghini, sky jump one of the world’s highest freefalls, be a fighter-jet pilot, rub Buddha’s belly and even order a scorpion with your drink whilst eating a Quadruple Bypass Burger. The sky is the limit in this over-the-top playground with endless gambling, shopping, extravagant shows and heart-wrenching thrills. There is however, so much more to Las Vegas than meets the eye. Explore the arts and culture in the historic downtown, hike the trails and cool off in the waters of a nearby National Park, tee off on a lush fairway through winding streams or simply chill in a vitality pool at one of the many spas.
The iconic Fountains of BELLAGIO draws the crowds to watch the magical dancing waters shooting into the air. The Bellagio is also home to the impressive Gallery of Fine Art and the captivating walk-through Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Nothing compares to the multi-tiered chocolate fountain across from the gardens, the largest chocolate fountain in the world and a spectacular experience for any chocoholic. The VENETIAN is sure to grab your attention as you step into a world of miniature canals, street performers and top-notch shops and restaurants. Ride through the canals on an authentic gondola with your own singing gondolier as you enjoy the many entertainers. You will truly feel like you are wandering the pathways of Venice. The STRATOSPHERE TOWER offers exceptional views of the Las Vegas strip and surrounding scenery. For the ultimate in adrenaline take to the thrill rides of the SkyJump. For some less dramatic kid-friendly thrills, head to the High Roller, try some indoor skydiving or ride the skies at the Adventure Dome. Shoot the slides at Wet n’ Wild, watch the hammerheads at the Shark Reef Aquarium or walk with flamingos at the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, a lush oasis. Another great strip attraction is Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, kids will go wild for the lions and the bottlenose dolphins.
ARTS & CULTURE
There is more to Vegas than the glitz and glamor of the strip. View the vintage neon signs of the city at the Neon Museum, play old pinball machines at the Pinball Hall of Fame, learn about the infamous men of organized crime at the Mob Museum and view over 250 preserved artifacts at the Titanic Artifact Exhibition. Explore the true history of Nevada with mammoth skeletons and fossils at the Nevada State Museum and experience a simulated atomic test at the National Atomic Testing Museum. The kids will delightfully get lost in the Discovery Children’s Museum with interactive themed exhibits, a thrilling learning experience.
For a touch of true Vegas culture, the Downtown Container Park is fun! Stroll the shipping container shops and restaurants while the kids play in the giant tree house. Wander on to the famous Freemont Street, a unique experience. Watch the street performers, enjoy live music with an overhead light performance and ride superman style for 1,700 feet on the incredible zipline!
GET OUTDOORS IN LAS VEGAS
Just 3 miles from the strip is the award winning Springs Preserve, a wonderful wildlife habitat of gardens and trails. Or head further away from the hustle and bustle to hike the rugged red rock formations at the Red Rock Canyon National Park in the Mojave Desert. Travel through the Clark County Wetlands Park to enjoy fun water-sports at Lake Mead, take a drive to the historic Hoover Dam, view the ancient petroglyphs at the Valley of Fire State Park and watch wildlife in the mountainous desert landscape at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex. A world apart from the city lights of Vegas.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas … be sure not to visit without visiting the sign now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.