Ten of the Best Things to do in Las Vegas
There are so many options to choose from when you visit Las Vegas. We compiled this list for you in hopes you will be able to experience some of the best that Vegas has to offer. Please enjoy and leave comments with some of your own top picks!
Sky Combat Ace
Sky Combat Ace is one of the most exhilarating experiences that you can participate in while in Vegas. If you opt for the simulated attack on an enemy outpost, the planes will roll, loop and bank so hard you will feel your body melt into the seat. Now if you are in a group that is wanting to try this out but you are not so strong stomached, no need to worry. Sky Combat Ace does offer flights that allow you to watch your friend’s simulated dogfight, without your plane doing any of the twists or flips.
Slide Down From a Tree House at Downtown Container Park
This one is for the kiddos. If you are taking them to Vegas with you, you will want them to have fun too. This giant slide does just that. You can let your children race up the tree house and conquer their fear of long dark slides while you wait at the bottom with wide open arms. They will be able to get hours of enjoyment engaging in games with the interactive spots in the play area. If your kids ages range, then know this, even teenagers tend to have fun going down the high tube.
Thrill Rides at Stratosphere Tower
Insanity: If you love an adrenaline adventure Insanity at Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas will spin you into a frenzy.When was the last time you stared straight down to the hard pavement 900 feet away while spinning in a circle that approaches 3Gs? Right, well Insanity at Stratosphere Las Vegas does that to you and a little more.
X-Scream: There’s nothing quite like being thrust off the side of a building to round out your Vegas vacation. This ride is a pivoting track that propels over the edge of the building at 30 mph and 900 feet above the ground. Despite knowing they have employed top of the line safety measures, there are still moments when it seems likely that you are about to be launched face first into the traffic below. You will probably surprise your self with this final thought about the ride, you like the emotions it put you through.
SkyJump: Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you combined the Las Vegas Strip with Skydiving? Probably not, but you can experience it anyway! If you are a brave soul then you can do what Insanity and X-Scream do not offer you. Through a controlled free fall you can jump off of the top of the tower and land safely on the ground.
“O” by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio
Like many of the shows in Las Vegas, it does not offer an easy to follow story line. Nevertheless, it is a whimsical and visually stunning show that transports audiences into a fantastical world of wonderment and awe with the use stunning acrobatics surrounded by air, fire and, most prominently, water.
Fly LINQ is sure to get your adrenaline going sitting 12 stories above The LINQ Promenade. Offering your choice of a sitting or superhero position as you fly more than 1,100 feet to the finish.
The Lake of Dreams – Free Show
Sit on the patio at Lakeside or SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas and you’ll be sure to catch the free show that happens nightly on the Lake of Dreams. If you would rather just have a cocktail find a seat at Parasol Down and enjoy the show from the outdoor patio. If you really just want to see the free show and not spend any money, you can see it from the top of the escalators that take you down to the patio. You’ll know you are in the right spot because there will be plenty of other people catching the free show from there.
Drai’s Beachclub and Drai’s Nightclub is perched 11 stories above the Las Vegas Strip on the rooftop of The Cromwell. Its view is as spectacular as you’d expect from that location. As it is Vegas, you may had a few too many drinks, but no need to worry, you’re safe from falling over the edge thanks to tall glass – or probably some sort of plastic – walls. But your sights are far from restricted. When you eventually turn back to the pool club itself, and quit pretending that all the people walking in front of Caesars Palace are just ants waiting for you to judge them, you’ll see the true beauty of Drai’s Beachclub.
Watch the Hilarious Show of Jeff Civillico
Go in to see Jeff Civillico “Comedy in Action” at Paris Las Vegas with an empty bladder, if you do not you will laugh so hard that soon enough you’ll embarrass yourself. If you can juggle you probably know how difficult it can be to hold a conversation as your hands and eyes are full. Now, imagine keeping a room full of visitors, who are anticipating a mistake, laughing. That is exactly what Jeff Civillico does and he does it quite well. His clean comedy act has been voted “Best of Las Vegas” three years in a row by the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Thrill Yourself at The Adventuredome Theme Park
The Adventuredome Theme Park is an indoor theme park that is located at Circus Circus. The theme park sits within a large glass dome, the glass that surrounds the park is tinted pink and each pane weighs approximately 140 kg. There are 25 rides and attractions at the park, these include a Canyon Blaster roller coaster, a miniature golf course, climbing walls, virtual reality zone and many more. When you are in Las Vegas and you are looking for a break from the casino games this is the perfect place to bring the family for an afternoon of fun.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Fifteen miles to the north of the Las Vegas Strip is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here you will find a 1,200 acres plot of land that is made up of many different tracks for all types of motorsports. The track has events that run throughout the year and despite its huge capacity of 116,000 it regularly sells out giving an adrenaline filled atmosphere to the racing fan.
When there is not a race going on you can drive an exotic car, race car or even a real NASCAR race car through a number of different companies. It is not just motor racing that takes place here, if you are a fan of rave festivals then each year there is a three day festival that has been attended by as many as 345,000 people.