When it comes to visiting Las Vegas, most people imagine hours spent gambling in casinos and then a bit more gambling with maybe a visit to a show to mix things up a little. Of course, you do need to visit the casinos to get a taste of what makes Las Vegas so popular but the truth is that there is plenty to do and to see in fabulous Sin City.
So let’s check out some of the best sites to see in Las Vegas
Visit the Grand Canyon.
Impressive and iconic, the Grand Canyon is a must see site. It takes around two hours to reach by luxury air con bus but the journey across the desert is awe inspiring and the final destination well worth the drive. There are numerous tour operators in Las Vegas offering excursions to the Grand Canyon and you can visit in all types of ways.
Adventurous types can take a sky walk or a balloon ride at sunrise. You can also view the Canyon via a light plane. In fact there are so many different ways to see the Grand Canyon you can tailor your visit to provide the ultimate experience.
Most Grand Canyon tours also take in the magnificent Hoover Dam which should not be missed.
Visit the Eldorado Canyon and the Tecchaticup Gold Mine
Drive an ATV off road through the awe inspiring Eldorado Canyon and then explore the historic gold mine on foot with your guide, before eating a picnic lunch at a genuine Wild West town. Awesome Adventures pick you up from your hotel and drop you back around 7 hours later. This company specialise in exciting off road ways to visit the Mohave Desert and other points of interest in the area.
Visit some great museums
Las Vegas is home to some quirky and fascinating museums that you don’t need to leave town for. We have never seen such a fascinating assortment of museums anywhere else in the world!
The Mob Museum is a showcase of all things mob inspired and offers a genuine and thought provoking view of organised crime in the USA from yesterday and today.
Alternatively, check out The Neon Museum. The museum puts on a special show where the neon signs come to life and the overall effect is mesmerising.
Other museums include the Pinball Hall of Fame, the Liberace Museum, the Burlesque House of Fame and the National Atomic Testing Museum.
Helicopter Flight over Las Vegas at Night
Nothing beats the impact of seeing Las Vegas from the air at night. Many tour operators offer a helicopter ride over the city where the full splendour of thousands of twinkling lights is spread out beneath you.
The High Roller
Alternatively The High Roller at the Linq is an observation wheel (similar to the iconic London Eye) that gives you a fantastic 30 minute viewpoint over Sin City.