When hearing the name Las Vegas, almost everyone thinks of casinos, parties and luxurious hotels. In reality, although the city indeed is the gaming center of America, it has a lot more to offer. So let’s take a look at some of the places worth visiting while you are in Las Vegas.
1. Famous Cities Themed Resorts
Las Vegas is home to many themed resorts, where you can see minimalist versions of many famous cities with their distinguished landmarks in one place. At Paris Las Vegas the smaller version of Eiffel Tower is located. At Venice Las Vegas you can take a ride on gondolas. You want New York? You can take a look at Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Central Park and then visit Luxor, if you have couple of hours of free time. Las Vegas is the only city in the world that would give you the opportunity to feel the breath of other cities of the world in one place.
2. Must-See Museums
When planning a trip, we always mark museums of the place we are going as a must-see. Las Vegas should not be an exception, as it has a lot of museums worth visiting. Museums, as everything in Las Vegas, are a bit different from what we imagine when hearing the word “museum”. Alongside museums dedicated to science, history, nature and art, the city has plenty of rare types of museums.
One of those “unique” museums is the “Imperial Palace Auto Collection”at the LINQ Hotel & Casino, a perfect place for people, who consider themselves car lovers, and who think, that cars are not just necessity. The museum is home to one of the world’s largest classic car collections. The rotating collection includes 750 cars, although only 200 of them are exhibited at a time. Cars, which once belonged to A. Hitler, J.F. Kennedy, Al Capone, B. Mussolini, Marilyn Monroe and other world-famous people are displayed.
As strange as it may sounds, there is a museum in Las Vegas, dedicated to bodies. Preserved bodies of 20 people, who dedicated their bodies to science, are exhibited. The main purpose of the museum is to get the visitors to know the bodily system better. So if you are interested in how your body works and don’t mind paying $30, this place is just for you.
3. Ride The Big Shot
Taking ride in the Big Shot, world’s highest ride in terms of elevation, is a must. Not only you will experience a thrilling ride that touches the sky, you will also enjoy the view of the Las Vegas Valley from the height of 1081 feet.
And if the adrenalin is not enough, you can as well have a ride on X Scream and Insanity, other rides located on Stratosphere Tower, tallest building of Nevada.
4. Enjoy The Local Food
When getting to know a country or a city, the experience can never be full without trying local food. Las Vegas is an excellent place in that terms as well. Restaurants, suitable for every taste, can be found in the city. If in a hurry, you will have innumerable choice of burger-bars.
But when you have time, luxurious restaurants of many different types will be ready to welcome you and serve you food that will leave delighted even gourmets. You can try national food from almost all parts of the world in Las Vegas, as well as American food and countless variety of steaks.
5. Visit The World-Famous Grand Canyon
Guess what? The world-famous Grand Canyon is located near Las Vegas! Vast and magnificent, the Canyon is one of the natural wonders everyone should see at least once in their lifetime, and when you are in Las Vegas, booking tour to Grand Canyon is one of the first things to be done. The Canyon is truly huge, 446 km long, so seeing all of it is, of course, impossible. Tour agencies are ready to provide you with innumerable tours to different parts of Grand Canyon that will help you to get the most out of your visit.
6. See The Magnificent Water Performance Of The Bellagio Fountains
Bellagio fountains are another attraction worth visiting in Las Vegas. The fountains are magnificent water performances perfectly choreographed to music ranging from Pavarotti and Sinatra to themes from famous movies and supported by superb light effects. The performances are best seen from Paris Las Vegas and restaurants on the top of Bellagio, but passers by also enjoy breathtaking view. Performances take place every 30 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight, when 1214 spritzers shoot water as high as 460 feet.