Planning your first trip to Las Vegas? Well, you’re in luck and you haven’t even hit the slot machines yet! We know that planning what to do in Vegas can seem overwhelming—there’s just so much to do and never enough time to enjoy it all! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our list of the eight “must-do’s” for your first time Vegas visitors, which will guarantee you have a memorable experience!
Drink a Cocktail at the Top of the World
Looming above the rest of the Strip at 800 feet, there is no better way to celebrate your first time in Vegas than with sipping cocktails as you watch the Strip light up the night sky at sunset. The Top of the World restaurant and bar is one of a kind, as it constantly revolves in a 360-degree circle so that you can enjoy panoramic views of the Red Rock Mountains, the Strip and the vast surrounding desert landscape. There’s also an outdoor observation deck you can check out and, if you’ve drunk up enough liquid courage, even some adrenaline rides to enjoy as well!
Take Your Photo in Front of the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
An original Las Vegas landmarks since 1959, this sign draws in large crowds at all hours of the day! Located at the official southern end of the Strip, this neon sign is the first and last Vegas wonder many visitors will see on their trip to Vegas. There’s a small parking lot in front of the sign so it’s safe and easy to snap your pic, but don’t be surprised if there’s a bit of a line before you get your turn. As of recently the sign is set to go solar, making it even more fabulous than it already is!
Walk the Strip with a Novelty Yard Glass
The Strip is one of the few places in America where you can walk the streets freely with an open container. So take advantage and walk the streets with a novelty yard glass filled with alcoholic deliciousness. Most casinos on the Strip offer these, but some of the best are the yard glass shaped like the Eiffel Tower from Paris or the 36oz jug you can get from Fat Tuesdays, which are filled up with colorful slushy margaritas and can be topped off with extra $1 tequila shots. The people watching as you sip and walk will be delightfully entertaining and you’ll have multiple options to re-fill up the yard glass along the way.
Watch the Iconic Fountains of Bellagio
Hands down the best free show in Vegas, you have no excuse not to see the Fountains of Bellagio show at least once. Playing daily every 15-30 minutes depending on the date and time, be enamoured by the interwoven water choreographed to enchanting opera, classical, Broadway or pop music. Each performance is unique and there are plenty of locations to soak up this Vegas spectacle.
Be Entertained at a World-Renowned Show
Known as the world stage for entertainment, have your pick of the crème de la crème of shows on your first trip to Vegas! Our top recommendations for a classics Vegas show include the unique musical offerings from the Blue Man Group, one of five acrobatic Cique du Soleil shows or one of the greatest magic shows of all time by David Copperfield.
Dine Under the Eiffel Tower at Mon Ami Gabi
There’s no better way than to take in the sights of the Strip than by enjoying a Parisian brunch on the outdoor patio of Mon Ami Gabi, which borders Las Vegas Boulevard and sits directly under the Eiffel Tower. The fresh baguette and Parisian red wine tastes even better while enjoying the Fountains of Bellagio show from across the street. We won’t be surprised if the hours pass you by as you nibble away on Parisian delights under the warm Vegas sun.
Go on a Shopping Spree
A trip to Vegas is not complete without leaving with at least one additional shopping bag in hand. With shops that cater to any budget or style, spend at least a few hours bargain hunting at the designer outlet shops or getting pampered at a personal styling appointment at the Fashion Show Mall.
Gondola Ride Through Venetian
Truly a “Disneyland for adults”, Vegas offers plenty of unique attractions to compliment the dining, shopping, gambling and clubbing. The quintessential attraction to enjoy is a gondola ride through the Grand Canal at the Venetian. You’ll float beneath bridges, be serenaded by your singing gondolier and step back in time with the Old-World gondola. But unlike Venice, you can hop off and head right towards Barneys New York or Sketchers for some Vegas styled shopping afterwards.
Your first trip to Vegas will be unforgettable with these eight “must-do’s”. Make sure to book your next trip to Las Vegas now!