When you think of Las Vegas you might hear the sounds of casino games, you may envision the Bellagio Fountains or you might even think back upon a celebration that lead you to roam the streets with friends until the wee hours of the night. While The Strip is home to some of the most famous restaurants, hotels and nightclubs, there are also many adventures you embark on while you are visiting. With a little research and motivation, a trip to Sin City can be even more memorable than pool parties and gambling!
Cactus Botanical Garden & Chocolate Factory
Located minutes from The Strip is Ethel M. Chocolate Factory and Botanical Garden featuring free factory tours (accompanied with samples) and a large botanical garden featuring over 300 species of Southwest plants. Cue to photo opportunities!
Seven Magic Mountains
The newest attraction to see in Vegas is the art installation known as Seven Magic Mountains. Twenty minutes from The Strip, the 35 foot boulder totems bring life to the desert.
Historic Fremont Street is a must for any first time visitor to Las Vegas. The drinks are cheap, the lights are sparkling and the old, preserved Vegas atmosphere is ever so prevalent. Don’t miss the opportunity to zipline across the whole street while you’re there!
The Las Vegas Strip
For obvious reasons and probably the main reason why you are planning a trip to Vegas is to experience The Strip! With over 4 miles and countless extravagant hotels to explore, it makes sense to plan out what you want to see and what can wait until next time. Here are my top picks…
The Bellagio Conservatory, Botanical Gardens & Fountains · Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ at MGM · The Gondola Ride & Venice Inspired Interior of The Venetian · The Famous Welcome To Last Vegas Sign · Eiffel Tower Restaurant in The Paris Hotel · The High Roller Observation Wheel
The Neon Sign Museum
Twenty or so minutes from The Strip is the famous Neon Sign Museum. The museum houses over 200 historic signs dating from as far back as the 1930’s. Perfectly displayed in a manner which makes it easy to walk through “Boneyard Park”, the arrangement of different shapes, sizes and colors of the signs represents the wild and bright culture Las Vegas is famous for. View the full post here.
Red Rock Canyon
If you want to get a little exercise and outdoor time, hiking Red Rock Canyon is located a mere 15 miles from the heart of Vegas. Showcasing a set of large red rock formations which can be seen off in the distance from The Strip, an afternoon here is a must. Not ready to spend the day hiking? Check out Scoot City to experience the canyon in a more adventurous way!
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