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Must do attractions in Las Vegas

Must do attractions in Las Vegas

A trip to Las Vegas can put you in a state of shock and can be a real overload on your senses. There’s so much going on all the time it’s sometimes confusing on deciding what it is you actually want to do. Check out some of these attractions on your next trip to Sin City.

Stratosphere Las Vegas

The Stratosphere is the pinnacle of the Las Vegas skyline. and is the tallest building in the city and the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. The tower is home to the four highest thrill rides that draw thrill seekers of all types. You can sky dive from the top of the tower with Sky Jump Las Vegas, or dangle over the edge on Insanity. Then of course you can be shot 160ft into the air at 45mph on Big Shot, remember you are starting at over 1000 ft!

Stratosphere Las Vegas

 

Mystère

Of all the productions on the Las Vegas Strip, Mystère is a classic. It’s been at the Treasure Island Hotel since 1993, and it is still going strong. Packed with high-energy performances, including a revamped teeterboard act and the timeless hand-to-hand duo that has been part of the show since its debut. The show narrator, Moha-Samedi, leads the audience on a dreamlike journey that celebrates the beauty, sadness, and mystery that is life.

Mystere Las Vegas

 

 

Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street is the second-most popular street in Las Vegas, behind the Las Vegas Strip. Home to some of the older hotels and casinos in the city, Fremont Street is also famous for the giant overhead canopy that stretches 1,500 feet. A cast of street performers, vendors, artists, and musicians line the sidewalks of Fremont Street every night. This is one of my favourite parts of Las Vegas and is a must for any visitor.

 

Freemont Experience

 

 

The High Roller® at The LINQ

The High Roller® opened in March 2016, and it has become one of the most recognizable figures in the Las Vegas skyline. The observation wheel reaches a height of 550 feet and gives its you an unencumbered, bird’s eye view of the city. It even offers you yoga classes, private parties and weddings (for additoinal costs).

 

VooDoo Zipline

The VooDoo Zipline at the Rio Hotel is for the brave at heart. VooDoo Zipline offers a unique view of the Las Vegas Strip taking off from the VooDoo Lounge and sending you flying at almost 33 miles per hour. Guests can ride alone or with a friend, and no reservations are required.

 

The Las Vegas Strip

It’s almost impossible to go to Las Vegas and not visit the Strip. Approximately 4.5 miles long, the Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the most famous streets in the world. This is also where you’ll find the vast majority of the Las Vegas hotels. Did you know the Strip received its name from former Los Angeles vice cop Guy McAfee after he christened this section of Las Vegas Boulevard after the Sunset Strip in his LA. This picture really does show you how much Las Vegas has just popped up out of nowhere in the desert.

 

The Cosmopolitan pool

Every pool on the Las Vegas Strip is busy, but the pool at The Cosmopolitan is special. In the winter, the pool serves as a winter wonderland, complete with an ice rink, s’mores, and Christmas lights. During the summer, the pool hosts a series called “Dive-In Movies”; where they play a mix of current and classic movies.

Pool at the Cosmopolitan

 

 

The Welcome to Las Vegas sign

The “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign is easily the attraction with the most traffic in the city. Located at the south end of the Strip next to Mandalay Bay and the Little Church of the West, the famous sign has graced Las Vegas Boulevard since 1959. The sign is an iconic image throughout the world.

I can’t believe I’ve actually not done this one! Another trip to Las Vegas must be on the cards soon I think!

Las Vegas Sign

 

 

The Neon Museum

While The Mob Museum tells the story of Las Vegas and its relationship with organized crime, The Neon Museum tells its story through neon. Located off the Interstate-95, the collection of hotel and business signs shows the evolution of Las Vegas from its early days to its status as a top tourist destination. Tours do sell out quickly.

 

You may have noticed that we haven’t included the Grand Canyon in this post. This is because it’s not really Las Vegas and it can easily have it’s own blog post. So that’s what I’ll do, I’ll do the next one of the Grand Canyon.

If you are thinking of a trip to Las Vegas then give us a call on 01603 343555 or send us an email to sarah@compass-connections.co.uk

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