Known for luxury casinos and endless entertainment, Las Vegas is a hive of activity at any time of day. Nicknamed the “Entertainment Capital of the World”, Las Vegas is renowned for fine dining, excellent shopping and live performances, where fun-filled nights in the city can lead in a thousand directions.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ action is primarily centred on the Strip, where you’ll find larger-than-life casinos and all-night entertainment illuminating the Nevada Desert. You won’t need your passport to travel around the world in Las Vegas, as a single day can encompass a gondola ride at The Venetian, roller coaster ride around New York City at New York-New York Hotel & Casino or a city-wide view atop the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.
While most travellers visit Las Vegas for slot machines, game tables and high-stakes gambling, there are plenty of other attractions that provide rewards without the risk. Catch the fountain show at the Bellagio held multiple times each day, head off the Strip to the clubs along Fremont Street or watch one of the mesmerising Cirque du Soleil shows around town.
Looking for world-class cuisine? Las Vegas is home to an array of international fare. Enjoy 360-degree city views at the Top of the World restaurant at Stratosphere or choose from the famous rolling steak trolley at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
For a quirky look at the city’s forgotten treasures such as retired neon signs, head to the Neon Museum; gain insight into the world of organised crime at the Mob Museum; or find Jim Morrison’s mug shot in Hogs & Heifers Saloon.
For something different, take a scenic 20-minute drive to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area for a day of hiking under 900-metre-high red rock formations. Less than an hour away, you can visit the Hoover Dam and see the largest man-made lake, Lake Mead.
Shuttle buses and taxis are the most common transport to the Strip from McCarran International Airport, while limousines let travellers arrive in style. Perfect for a hot Nevada day, the Las Vegas Monorail offers air-conditioned resort-to-resort travel. When you’re on the Strip, you need only follow your feet or hop in a taxi to the next casino, bar, attraction or thrilling show.