10 Things You Must See and Do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip
Photos by Tim Shields under the Flickr creative commons license.

10 Things You Must See and Do in Las Vegas

I have had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas several times with family and friends. It is a place my husband and I enjoy traveling to when we can get away for a few days. There are various companies offering tailor-made packages so you really can make your favorite holiday your own. eShores offers some great Multi Centre Las Vegas itineraries on their site which will give you some great ideas of the possibilities, however there really are endless options. Here’s our suggestions of what you absolutely must see and do on your next visit to Las Vegas!

1. Fremont Street

After the Strip, Fremont Street is the second most famous street in Las Vegas. You absolutely must visit it at night to take in the whole experience. The lights are amazing! You’ll find gaming, entertainment and the most amazing restaurants. If you’re hungry for the perfect steak, be sure you make a stop at Binion’s Ranch Steakhouse! It is delicious!

Fremont Street
Photos by Mike Druckenbrod under the Flickr creative commons license.

2. The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is the most visited street I’ve been on in Vegas as I’m sure is the same for many tourists. It offers a great mix of entertainment, hotels, gaming and fun for tourists. You’ll get to see your favorite comedy shows, magic acts, celebrities, and variety shows. One of my favorite shows I’ve seen in Vegas was Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil. I highly recommend it.

3. Fountains of Bellagio

The Fountains of Bellagio are one of the most gorgeous sites along the Las Vegas Strip. It is a light show synced with water and music. It is a must see for any tourist. One of the best parts… it’s free! If you are walking along the strip you won’t be able to miss it!

4. Orleans Hotel & Casino

Several years ago my husband and I decided to be daring and stay at a hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. We had rented a car to travel to the Hoover Dam and do some other site seeing so being off the Strip wasn’t a big deal. We stayed at the Orleans Hotel & Casino and it was a wonderful hotel with a variety of things to do. At the Orleans they have a bowling center, movie theater, casino and a variety of restaurants. They even offer free shuttle service to the strip.

5. House of Blues

You’ll find the House of Blues nestled in the gorgeous Mandalay Bay Hotel. Go there to enjoy live bands and delicious food. They even have a gospel brunch! Be sure you stop at their shop and pick up a t-shirt.

6. Jubilee!

If you’re looking for a classic Las Vegas show then head over to Bally’s Hotel & Casino to watch Jubliee! You’ll get to see tastefully topless showgirls in all their feathers and rhinestones. It truly is a classic!

7. New York, New York Hotel Casino

The New York, New York Hotel Casino offers a huge variety of things to do. The casino & hotel are Big Apple-themed with towers built to resemble to beautiful New York skyline. You must at least walk through it even if you are just passing by. Besides live entertainment, bars, restaurants, a casino and nightclubs, you’ll find it has a roller coaster 203 feet above the Strip! Don’t forget to stop by the Coyote Ugly bar and Hershey’s Chocolate World while you’re at the Big Apple!

8. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Even if you don’t stay at the hotels I’m mentioning, you absolutely must walk through them. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has an 11-acre beach and pool complex complete with a lazy river and wave pool. If you’re feeling exceptionally risqué head over to the topless optional pool area. While you’re at the Mandalay Bay Resort you’ll also find a gorgeous shark aquarium!

9. A Belt-Tightening Las Vegas Buffet

Be sure you take in a good ‘ole Las Vegas buffet! You’ll be stuffed from pigging out but it’s a must do. Don’t worry, the buffets look much better than the one Cousin Eddie takes Clark to in Vegas Vacation! Try the The Buffet at Aria or Bellagio Buffet.

10. Street Performers

There’s so many amazing street performers in Las Vegas. It reminds me a lot of Times Square in New York City. Of course, don’t forget to tip them! You’ll find all of your favorite characters performing acts and taking pictures.

I could list 100 things you must see and do in Las Vegas but these are my favorite stops. There’s still many parts of the city I’ve never visited. One thing I have yet to do is get a picture with the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign. It’s a favorite among tourists!

Have you been to Las Vegas? If so, what’s your favorite things to see and do? Leave a comment below and tell us!

Thanks to my friends at eShores for their help in putting this together, as with all posts all opinions remain my own.

You Must See and Do in Las Vegas

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. I have been to Las VegasVegas, but have only ever tried one of these before! I guess I have to do the rest now and go back!

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