What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas !
Twenty-four hours in a day hardly seems like enough. You won’t find more things to do than in Las Vegas. The most adventures, the most attractions and the most O.MG. experiences are happening in that city that never sleeps.
There’s a reason people say, “Only in Vegas.” That’s because when you’re here, you’ll find so many things that surprise you. And even more things you can’t find back home, no matter where home may be.
What you are going to see, well, it is Only in Vegas.
Las Vegas Attractions
You could move here and live to the age of 100 and you still wouldn’t run out of things to do in Las Vegas. In addition to the casinos and shows, there are zoos, aquariums , museums , pools and wonderful sites. And even those are ever changing.
Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction at the Venetian features more than 100 wax replicas of celebrities from Liberace to Jennifer Lopez. The keyword here is interactive. This isn’t a museum where the exhibits are displayed in glass cases or protected by velvet ropes Instead, the 30,000-square-foot attraction features two stories of figures and exhibits where you’re encouraged to get up-close and take pictures with your favorite celebrities. Run your fingers through their hair, put your arm around their shoulders or given them a kiss on the cheek, it’s all OK, and people do it.
Get ready to say, “Cheese” and strike a pose. Your favorite celebrity is waiting.
A refreshing addition to your entertainment options, the Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses. Take in a complimentary Las Vegas show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers. All for your amusement, the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived amazes against the beautiful backdrop of Las Vegas’ lavender sky. Each dynamic performance from the Fountains collection is unique in its expression and interpretation. Fall in love with the stunning nature of this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment while relishing a clever concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes.
Eiffel Tower of Paris, St Marks Square of Venice , Statute of Liberty and Empire State Building of New York
From the rivets in its beams to its glass elevators, the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas encompasses the same je ne sais quoi as its French counterpart. The Parisian adventure begins with a short trip up an escalator, followed by a brief stroll across a bridge that spans across the casino. Halfway across the bridge, you’ll have the opportunity to have a souvenir photo taken. As you ascend the 50-story Eiffel Tower replica, the informed elevator attendant will recount the history of the original Eiffel Tower in France, while also pointing out various Las Vegas landmarks that are visible. The observation deck, at 460 feet, is the perfect spot for viewing the entire Las Vegas valley.
St. Marks Square at the Venetian will remind you of Venice the city of love. Dine outdoors in St. Marks Square in the indoor plaza. Confusing? This large area is home to a few restaurants and stores and gives you the feeling of being outside without the oppressive Las Vegas heat. From a café you can watch the Gondolas go by, the shoppers spend money and relax as if you were in Italy.
Moreover , New York is also present in Las Vegas thanks to the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Its architecture creates an impression of the New York City skyline; , the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, a pool representing New York Harbor, tall (half-scale) replica of the Statue of Liberty and replicas of the Brooklyn Bridge, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Grand Central Terminal, among other well-known structures.
Atomic Testing Museum and the Mob Museum
The 8,000-square-foot National Atomic Testing Museum, located just off the Strip, unveils the fascinating history of the famed Nevada test site. The museum has a growing collection of permanent and special exhibitions. Boots quake as visitors experience a simulated atomic blast, and another exhibit details the Manhattan Project, the U.S.’s massive undertaking to create the first atomic bomb. Firsthand accounts of nuclear tests put museum-goers in the shoes of blast eyewitnesses; there’s also a poignant exhibit that includes a 6-foot I-beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. The museum volunteer tour guides act as exhibit interpreters, encouraging hands-on exploration and teaching how to divide atoms using nothing more than a good set of kitchen cutlery.
The Mob museum features interactive exhibits and artifacts that teach visitors all about the most notorious gangsters in Vegas, the history of the mafia and how organized crime impacted the rest of America and the world. Designed by the same team that created the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C, the mob museum depicts an all-encompassing view of mobsters from their rise to prominence in Vegas to how law enforcement initiatives led to their demise. The museum doesn’t omit any details, including the gory ones. Some of the exhibits feature weapons and graphic photos of deceased mob members found at crime scenes. There’s a swanky theater room where you can take a seat in one of the plush booths and see clips from all your favorite gangster movies that portray a more romanticized version of life as a mobster.
Cirque du Soleil
Even though it’s expensive, cuts three hours out of your evening and sounds really boring, it’s actually really cool and totally Vegas, despite its French Canadian origins — you can see Elton John anywhere, after all. The Cirque hires former Olympic gymnasts to catapult themselves all over the stage, risking their lives in outlandish costumes just for your amusement. Cirque du soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, “O” inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water,s pure form “O”. This show pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre – from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas- where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before our very eyes. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience.
Shark Reef Aquarium
A trip to the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay takes guests through a jungle environment into a sunken shipwreck where they will see 2,000 animals, including some of the most dangerous predators in the world. Half-outdoors, half-indoors, with rays, sea turtles, crocodiles, lots of sharks and, as of recently, a komodo dragon, a visit at the Shark Reef Aquarium is a must.
The Dolphin Habitat and the Secret Garden
The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage Las Vegas showcases the duos dedication to animals with two areas – the Dolphin Habitat and the Secret Garden.
Surrounded by palm trees, lush foliage and 2.5 million gallons of water, the Dolphin Habitat is a research facility designed to educate people about these amazing creatures. And while the dolphins don’t perform, visitors can occasionally catch the animals engaging in natural play. Guests can also enjoy an underwater viewing area, shaded seating, a café and a gift shop filled with memorabilia including plush dolphin toys and even dolphin-shaped water guns.
Steps away from the Dolphin Habitat, guests can enter the wonderful, secluded world of the Secret Garden. The attraction displays six different showcases of lions, tigers and leopards. There are no animal shows. You’ll be observing all of animals in a lush tropical environment. The Secret Garden stands out from other animal habitats because it features black and white striped tigers as well as pure white ones. Other endangered animals at the facility include six leopards, one snow leopard and one black panther.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Brilliance abounds inside our breathtaking Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The attention to detail is astounding. The passionate display of nature in all its awe-evoking glory – quite simply, sensational! Let your imagination wander as you assume a leisurely stroll amongst rare natural finds selected distinctively for Bellagio from all over the world.
Admire the essence of every season recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor. Specially designed lighting spotlights every flower to accentuate its best features. To ensure the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens maintains magnificence 365 days a year, 140 expert horticulturists theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season. Treat yourself to this unrivaled attraction’s ever changing personality for the Holidays, Chinese New Year, spring, summer, and fall!
Lake of Dreams at Wynn
Experience the mystery of the Lake of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas. This secluded 3-acre lake is surrounded by a lush forest and takes you away from the chaos and noise of the city. Wynn’s spectacular multi-media “light & laser” show features a “projection of music and dream sequences” over the lake. The “Lake of Dreams” and itsstunning “wall of water” waterfall feature silhouetted sculptured figures that seem to be rising out of the lake — there’s nothing quite like it in Las Vegas. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe this fun “evening” show that shimmers over the lake with 4,000 color-changing lights and magnificent special effects.
Enjoy the water and light show from various points around the lake including several restaurants and lounges.
Two rollercoasters must be tried and visited if you are in Las Vegas: The rollercoasters atop the Stratosphere Tower and The New York-New York Rollercoaster.
I Scream. You Scream. We all Scream on this Vegas ride!
Ever played on a giant teeter-totter, 866 feet above the ground? With X-Scream, you can! Its space age, yet simplistic design resembles a massive teeter-totter or a Vegas rollercoaster unlike any other ever seen. X-Scream propels you and several other riders headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Try not to scream when you go over the edge — you don’t want to scare the other riders! After being shot over the edge, you’ll dangle weightlessly above the Las Vegas Strip before being pulled back and propelled over again for more.
Leap into history with a dive off the Stratosphere Tower at SkyJump — the Guinness World Record holder for highest commercial decelerator descent. It’s a scream-inducing, adrenaline-pumping jump from an official height of 829 feet. Book your room direct and jump for a reduced price with the option of grabbing a priority jump time!
Insanity the Ride is a truly mind-bending experience! A massive mechanical arm extending out 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower at a height of over 900 feet, this Vegas ride will spin you and several other passengers in the open air at speeds of up to three ‘G’s. You’ll be propelled up to an angle of 70 degrees, which will tilt your body into one position — straight down! If you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of historic downtown Las Vegas. Experience Insanity and walk away to tell the tale!
Strap into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour as you overlook the majestic Las Vegas Valley. In a matter of seconds, the Big Shot thrill ride catapults 16 riders from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower’s mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again. Before you catch your breath, you’ll be shot back up again at forces unmatched by other Vegas thrill parks! Experience a gut-wrenching four ‘G’s of force on the way up, and feel negative ‘G’s on the way down as your legs dangle in the Las Vegas skyline
You will find some of the finest championship courses in the world, right here: Shadow Creek, The Wynn Golf Club, Bali Hai, Badlands and more, all designed by the world’s best golf-course architects. Time to tee it up on your choice of Las Vegas golf courses. And you will be playing where the legends have played. Sure Tiger has been here. And Timberlake hosts his big celeb thing too. But in Vegas, when we talk about legends, we mean Sammy, Frank and Dean. Yup. They have all yelled “four” on the Las Vegas golf courses. Walk in their footsteps at these oases in the desert. You will find waterfalls, white sand and more.
Plan your water-based summer right here. If you want to chill by the pool at Rehab, float down a lazy river at Mandalay Bay or shoot through an actual shark tank slide at Golden Nugget, this is the place to be. Step it up in the rooftop scene overlooking the Strip at Marquee Day Club at The Cosmopolitan, or dance while there’s daylight at Ditch Fridays at the Palms. Pick your spot. Pick your time.
The Hard Rock’s pool gives you the very best fun you can have with your cossie on. It’s always buzzing, with its sandy beaches, waterfalls and swim-up blackjack. On summer Sunday evenings pop into your sequined swimsuit for the raucous pool parties.
Sometimes, a little too much “night on the town” requires some therapy of the spa kind. Vegas, of course, is up to the task. World-class spas dot the Strip. Spa Costa del Sur at South Point, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Venetian, and Sahra Spa & Hammam at The Cosmopolitan are just a few of the destination spas in Las Vegas. So take a look, then take a well-deserved break. We need you back out there tonight.
And whatever atmosphere helps you relax, Las Vegas spas surely offer it. The Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace offers total opulence and even a room where snow falls gently on your skin. But if you are looking for something more rock ‘n’ roll, the Reliquary Spa at Hard Rock Hotel has a hip, edgy vibe.
Spas in Las Vegas offer a variety of specialty treatments and wellness services that aren’t offered in your neighborhood back home. They are experiences you and your skin can only find in Las Vegas
New York, London, Paris, they have got nothing on us. Las Vegas is home to some of the most spectacular shopping in the world. Crystals at CityCenter. The Forum Shops at Caesars. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian/The Palazzo. The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. The list could go on forever, and trust us, it does. In fact, it’s fair to say that shopping in Las Vegas beats shopping anywhere else in the world.
You can’t see it all in one visit, but boy will it be fun to try. Take a look at some of the various shopping centers in town to see what stores they offer, and even what incredible restaurants they have to keep you fueled. Decide what stores you love, or just wander and explore stores you have never visited before. Shopping should be fun. And shopping in Las Vegas might just be the most fun you have ever had.
And don’t forget to explore the hotels. They offer tons of great shopping in Las Vegas, independent of the major shopping centers.