Things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas - known as the 'Sin City' and the mecca of sporting events, entertainment and nightlife....

1. Visit the Grand Canyon.

Visiting the Grand Canyon is in every traveller's wish list or bucket list. This earth wonder needs no introduction as its impressive panoramic postcard views says it all. 

Grand Canyon view from Eagles Point

Tip: The scale of this spectacular desert scenery is a lot to take in so why not book in helicopter tour to explore the area. It's an experience of a lifetime! There are tours which pick you up from your hotel in Las Vegas and back.

Grand Canyon Aerial Experience

With the aerial views, you will not only see and land at the Grand Canyon but you'll be flying over The Hoover Dam too. 

Hoover Dam from above

And than includes the mountain ranges.

Las Vegas Mountain Range

When choosing your tour, include the option of a helicopter ride down to the Colorado River. This helicopter ride also gives you a view from a different angle on the beautiful rock formations of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon and Colorado River Helicopter Ride

Colorado RiverWhite water rafting at Colorado River

While exploring the area, go for a walk at the glass-floored Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Grand Canyon Skywalk

Public access to this engineering marvel comes with a paid-ticket but the cost versus the thrilling view and experience is nowhere near comparable.

Grand Canyon Skywalk Glass Floor

Grand Canyon view from Skywalk

Outside this Skywalk are displays of American Indian Tepees and is worth checking out too. 

Grand Canyon Native American Tepees

Get inside these structures and you can just have a feel on how the Native Americans survived the searing heat of the sun.

Eagles Point Native American Houses

Finally, make some time to savour the magnificent views at Eagles Point. Just don't get too close to the edge.

Grand Canyon West Rim

2. Book your stay at the famed Caesars' Palace.

This luxury hotel-resort sits in the heart of Las Vegas and pays homage to the Roman culture and history.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

From lavish pools, restaurants and of course its own casino, this place stands out as one of the top hotel destinations in the Strip.

Caesars Palace Reception 

Tip: Check out for live performances while you're staying in the hotel and be entertained as you may bump in to one fo the A-list performers.

Caesars Palace Hotel Las Vegas

There's a shopping area too called the The Forum Shops.

Caesars Palace The Forum

The impressive interior design of the hotel extends all the way here so it's a must see even if you're not on a spending spree.

Caesars Palace Shops

The Forum Shops

Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino

3. Do the Skyjump at The Stratosphere or take a glimpse of the entire city from the Stratosphere Observation Deck.

Stratosphere towers over Las Vegas at approximately 350m high.

Stratosphere Las Vegas

More than just another hotel destination, it offers activities for thrill seekers most notably its Skyjump - which currently holds the Guinness World Record as the highest commercial decelerator descent facility.

Tip: If you're an adrenaline junkie and you happen to be in Vegas, this is a must do.

Stratosphere Las Vegas Skyjump

Alternatively, take the easy option and enjoy a full on 360-degree view of Las Vegas from the tower's observation deck. There's a bar serving food and drinks. 

Stratosphere Las Vegas Observation Deck

Stratosphere Las Vegas City View

Stratosphere Tower is located off a few blocks from the Strip. It may take about 30mins to an hour of walk depending on the number of stops you make. A cab is always an option.

Stratosphere Las Vegas

4. Try your luck at the casinos.

Talk about Las Vegas and casinos come to mind. It's one that defines this city. Casinos are literally everywhere so you won't run out of options. 

Caesars Palace Casino

Tip: Don't forget to bring your ID's specially if you don't resemble your exact age -- for sure, you'll be asked for one. We're recommending this activity for the experience, so set your gambling limits, have fun and learn to walk away when losing starts to creep in.

5. Explore the world-famous 'Las Vegas Strip'.

The world-renowned Las Vegas Strip is what defined the city. Hotels, casinos, restaurants, street performers -- this boulevard has it all.

Las Vegas Strip

Tip: Get in there for an early morning walk before the big crowd arrives.

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

Las Vegas Morning Walk

Places like the Mirage Hotel,

the Palazzo Hotel and its shops

Palazzo Las Vegas

the Venetian Hotel and its canals

Venetian Canal Las Vegas

and Treasure Island among others are sure to catch your attention. Treasure Island Las Vegas

And did we just say shopping!

Las Vegas Shopping

6. Grab your Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket and take a joy ride around the city.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Las Vegas

Tip: Getting in to this bus ride is a quick and easy way to explore the city sights and landmarks.

Las Vegas Sign

It stops at strategic locations including the famous Las Vegas sign.

Las Vegas sign

It takes you to the downtown area

Downtown Las Vegas

where you see replicas of the Eiffel Tower,

Eiffel Tower Las Vegas

Statue of Liberty to name a few. 

Statue of Liberty Las Vegas