14 Things to do in Las Vegas

Things to do

Sin City may be notorious for its slots, casinos and shows, but they're not the only things to do in Las Vegas. Nevada's biggest city is full of thrilling attractions, places to go and things to do that'll keep the whole family entertained.

Places to go

While there's lots to see and do within the city limits, the surrounding countryside offers you a wealth of natural attractions, including one of the world's greatest wonders that's bound to be on your bucket list. Take in the incredible natural wonders such as the Red Rock Canyon, or hop over the border into Arizona and visit the granddaddy of them all, the Grand Canyon.

With so much on offer, and so many things to do, we're pretty sure you'll need more than one trip to see everything. Las Vegas nightclubs offer the very best in entertainment in a glittering, completely over-the-top style, or you can marvel at the skills of the performers at Cirque du Soleil. Out of the city, Mount Charleston offers scenic beauty and a welcome relief from the heat of the desert, or you could try out some water sports at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.


Everywhere you look in this town, there’s something fantastic vying for your attention. Want to see some of the world's best performers? They're here, every night, in the Strip's biggest hotels.

If you have a head for heights, you won't want to miss out on the Stratosphere Tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the USA. For a truly memorable experience, why not try one of the four knuckle-whitening rides at the top of the tower? Or, just take in that incredible view and whatever you do, don't forget your camera.

Petrol-heads will love a visit to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, while budding scientists of all ages will enjoy the hands-on exhibits at the Discovery Children's Museum.

You can't leave Las Vegas without taking a picture of 'Vegas Vic', the cigar-chomping cowboy neon sign, who's been welcoming visitors to town since 1951.

Places to visit

Top things to do in Las Vegas have to include a trip to the incredible Grand Canyon. Turn it into the adventure of a lifetime and book one of the many helicopter rides that take visitors over the canyon. It'll give you a truly breathtaking view of one of the world's greatest natural wonders, and from up in the air you can appreciate how truly vast it actually is.

Back in the city, make sure you add the High Roller to your list of places to visit in Las Vegas. This giant Ferris wheel gives you an exceptional panorama of the city in all its neon glory, and a great chance to play 'spot the landmark' as you go around. Book a night-time ride for an unparalleled view of the Caesars Palace fountain display, and the man-made beauty of this remarkable town.

Things to do

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