Lack of things to do has never been the problem in this city that I call home. In fact, it’s almost overwhelming the number of things going on any given night. But there are some musts that you should take the time to experience when you’re visiting Las Vegas, Nevada. While I could go on and on naming the things you could tackle, these are my top five to get a taste of what this town has to offer.
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
It may seem a bit cliche, but honestly the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign one of the most iconic images of the city, not to mention a free keepsake unless of course, you feel like tipping Elvis to take the picture for you. My suggestion is to go early in the evening early in the week to avoid a long line. Also, if you’re going to be in town during a certain time check to see if they will be lighting up the sign a different color for a holiday or to bring awareness, such as St. Patrick’s Day when it is glowing green.
The High Roller
One of the newer must-go-to spots is The High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world standing 550 feet with an amazing view of the city, located at The LINQ Promenade. Once you’ve taken in a 360-degree look of the city be sure to venture down the remainder of the promenade to check out the bars, cupcake vending machine and other fun and unique stops along the way.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
My favorite place to take people when they come into town is the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden. Beautifully themed arrangements spread along a 14,000 square-foot showcase that is changed out seasonally, usually around every 3 months, meaning it’s usually different, fresh and always breathtaking each time I visit. Another wonderful thing is that they recycle 90 percent of the trees, flowers, and plants when they turn over the new theme, giving back to the environment in a unique way. Also, take a short stroll to the lobby for a peek at Dale Chihuly’s amazing glass blossoms hanging above your head.
Downtown Las Vegas
There is absolutely no lack of things to do when it comes to Downtown Las Vegas. My personal favorite is people watching, grabbing drinks with friends and playing on the adult jungle gym at Container Park. Some other fun things to do is to take the zip line down the Fremont Street Experience on Slotzilla, grab a drink at the many themed bars down Fremont East or check out the Arts District, especially if you’re lucky enough to be in town on a First Friday.
Hoover Dam is quite a breathtaking sight as you stand looking down over 725 feet below at Lake Mead. Yes, that one that Megatron is hidden beneath in Transformers. It’s a short 40-minute drive from the neon lights of The Strip through Boulder City, where ironically enough, gambling is illegal. If you have the time, be sure to visit this beautiful city, I recommend grabbing breakfast at The Coffee Cup.
These are just a few of the many things you can do in my twenty four hour hometown, with a million ways to be entertained and a little something for everyone.
What would be the musts on my to-do list if I visited your hometown?