Las Vegas: The Top Things to Do in America’s Capital of Entertainment

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Las Vegas: The Top Things to Do in America’s Capital of Entertainment

Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada, often seen as the global capital of nightlife due to the large number of casinos and nightclubs in the city. It's also famous for singing theaters, dance shows and acrobatic performances. If you're looking to be entertained, there's no better city in the US than the electrifying metropolis that is Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas: The Top Things to Do in America’s Capital of Entertainment

1. The Strip

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The most iconic street in the city, the Las Vegas Strip is known for its dazzling lights and neon signs lined with luxury hotels and extravagant casinos. Usually the first port of call for tourists visiting the city, the Strip stretches for 6.8 km and is where you'll find all the famous buildings and popular casinos. While there are things to do here in the day, you'll want to visit in the evening, when this part of Vegas really comes alive.

2. Fremont Street Experience

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Also known for years as the 'Glitter Gulch' for its particularly glitzy and brightly-lit roofed walkway, the Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian mall at the heart of Las Vegas. The street is covered with an impressive canopy of LED lights illuminating the roof in various different colors and home to the famed light show which happens every hour after the sun goes down. There's also a stage which often sees live music performances, so be sure to check what's on before heading over there.

3. Adventuredome

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Adventuredome is an amusement park in Las Vegas that features a range of exciting games including a number of roller coasters, the infamous Canyon Blaster, climbing walls, a mini golf course and many other games for both adults and young adults. The upside to the park is that it is not affected by bad weather as it is indoors so it is open all year round. Adventuredome has an area of five acres, and it was opened in 1993, known as Grand Slam Canyon until 1998. With its entertaining games and attractive location, if you looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush, a trip here is almost necessary.

4. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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A short journey out of Las Vegas, the Red Rock Canyon is a vast area of over 195,000 acres in the Mojave Desert. The canyons here are home to some incredible scenery with the rocky valleys and huge red-rock formations, some which climb as high as 900 meters. Although it's a popular spot for camping, if you don't plan to spend much time out of the city, it also makes for a wonderful day trip driving around the roads through the canyons.

5. Las Vegas Natural History Museum

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Located right in the city center the Las Vegas Natural History Museum contains a number of fascinating exhibits showcasing natural history such as through the different dinosaur ages and evolution periods. In 2010, the Museum opened an exhibition of Egyptian history that displays the life of King Tutankhamen, particular interesting for its model of a complete tomb containing several rooms including the treasury room, the burial chamber and more.

6. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

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The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is one of the most famous aquariums in the US, being the only one to feature only predatory sea creatures, which have been brought in from all over the world. The aquarium contains about 2,000 creatures with a focus on sharks of various species but you'll find most other predatory sea-faring creatures there too.

7. Eiffel Tower Las Vegas

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The Eiffel Tower is a smaller version and copy of the iconic Parisian tower located on the famous Las Vegas Strip. At half the size of the original, the tower offers some impressive views of Las Vegas and the surrounding scenery. The tower is part of the Paris Las Vegas, one of the city's many hotel and casino complexes, which also includes a replica of the Arc de Triomphe and the La Fontaine des Mers.

8. Venetian Hotel  

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Continuing the iconic city theme, the Venetian Hotel is a luxury hotel and one of the most famous spots on the strip. This five-star hotel features some beautiful rooms with marble furnishing and lavish finishes along with beautiful views out over the city. While the focal point of staying at the hotel is the popular casinos of the resort, the hotel is also kid-friendly and there's enough amenities such as the ten outdoor pools, spa services and a rock-climbing wall to satisfy those who aren't so interested in gambling.

9. Bellagio Resort and Fountain Show

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Another of the many luxurious hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio Resort offers some beautiful rooms and quality dining options albeit at a fairly high price. If you can't afford to stay at such an expensive resort however, you can still visit the area for the incredible fountain shows which run regularly through the daytime, outside the hotel.

10. Neon Museum

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One of the most unique attractions in the city, the Neon Museum is a six-acre area full of the city's old neon signs many of which come from the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Founded in 1996, the museum's humble origins first started as a storage site from the Young Electric Sign Company that left their old signs there as a 'boneyard'. Locals consider the signs to be historically important to the city along with their unique artistic flare, leading to their restoration and the opening of the museum.


Las Vegas, the city of dance and entertainment, is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world including luxury hotels, casinos, and resorts. Due to its wonderful and attractive sights, it has millions of visitors annually. If you are a relaxing lover, Las Vegas has something that suits your taste in the holiday. You can enjoy the marine life that makes you come alive in the Mandalay Bay shark area or take a walk in the Red Rock Canyon or visit the Neon Museum, where the old sights take on a new shape.