This post features the best locations for Eating & Restaurants, Local Recommendations and things people like to do in Vegas.
You can visit Vegas at any time, there’s never a bad time if you want to visit Las Vegas. You will love those blinking neon lights on The Strip, if you want more then head for the newly-opened Neon Museum to see some of the city’s best neon signs.
Las Vegas is called the Sin City, The Marriage Capital of the World and even Lost Wages.
Whatever it may be called, it always had a reputation and was a bit over the top compared to others. In its early years, Las Vegas was filled with mobsters. Organized crime was spreading unchecked, but still Las Vegas turned into the spectacle it is today because of the investments into large-scale developments made by some unknowns. Las Vegas is known for its huge casino resorts, flashy lights and world-renown entertainment which define itself.
Celebrity chefs open innovative restaurants, and high profile nightclubs from NYC and LA try to carve out a space in Sin City. Some resorts there have been around for decades, and committed customers return year after year to make them working. You can do something new each time you visit this city.
Many people who visit Las Vegas stay on the Strip that runs from Mandalay Bay in the south to the Stratosphere in the north. Dozens of hotel resorts, many of which resemble small cities, restaurants and shopping can be found along the Strip. Some of the largest hotels in the world are found on Las Vegas Boulevard, including The Venetian and The Palazzo, MGM Grand, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Excalibur and ARIA, all of which have more than 4,000 suites.
Things you would like to do…
Shows, dining, attractions, gambling and many more things are waiting for you there. In addition to these classic Las Vegas attractions, still, there are a few under-the-radar activities that might stimulate your interest.
The Neon Boneyard is where old Vegas goes to die with its aged signs, broken light bulbs and unpracticed wiring. The Pinball Hall of Fame is a fun place to spend some time, where Atomic Testing Museum and The Mob Museum are. The best things there, are actually beyond its borders. For an escape from the city, take a day trip south to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, where you can rent a boat and spend an afternoon on the water. In nearby Bootleg Canyon, go zip lining over the desert landscape. If you enjoy hiking, seek out Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire for a day on the trails. And if you visit Las In winter, you can go to Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort. You can ski just 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas!
Eating and Drinking
Indulging in the dining experience in Vegas is divine. Celebrity chefs from around the world have inclined in Vegas, and many hotels and casinos have restaurants providing great food. Wolfgang Puck, Kerry Simon, Julian Serrano and others have made their mark on Las Vegas, and, as a result, every night of a Las Vegas vacation can feature some of the best food in the world. But these restaurants are a bit on the pricey side of your holidays, but the experience is worth it.
Along with dining there’s drinking. You are free to buy overpriced bottles of liquor in those nightclubs, but you should seek out the signature cocktails offered at most properties. There are a number of talented mixologists in Las Vegas, some of them have received international accolades for their creative cocktails.
The Venetian and The Palazzo offer many flavorful drinks, and their mixologists can create something on the spot based on what you’re in the mood for and what liquors you prefer. I prefer the Chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan, a three-story bar in a massive chandelier, each floor having a distinctive vibe and a specialty drink.
The Dancing Bellagio Fountains
You must have seen those in many movies by now. Since it is the best free thing to do in Las Vegas and is also one of the most popular: Checking out the Dancing Fountains of Bellagio dancing to a variety of music every day. This timeless attraction never fails to entertain.
Las Vegas is also a good place for people watching. Take a seat in Fashion Show Mall or St. Mark’s Square at The Venetian and let the characters of Sin City pass you by.
You must make a plan for what you want to see and do in Vegas because there many things there. Attractions are spread all along the Strip and in downtown Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to experience them all. That said, if you don’t have a plan, wander in and out of the resorts as you wish. There is plenty to goggle at, regardless of where you go.