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Looking for the best things to do in Las Vegas? In this travel guide, we’re dishing out some of the best attractions, restaurants and activities in Las Vegas both on and off The Strip.
Viva Las Vegas! I’ve visited Sin City plenty of times and it’s always a fun place to go back to.
Vegas is such a Travelling Foodie destination in my opinion. Contrary to people’s perceptions, you don’t need to be gambling to enjoy Las Vegas.
The casinos are attractions in itself even if you don’t play. Then, there are the shows, clubs, and a lot of amazing restaurants.
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Best Things To Do on The Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
I just love walking around the Las Vegas Strip to see the different themes of the casinos. At night, The Strip becomes so alive with bright lights!
One of my favourites is Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino because of the majestic Eiffel Tower! Check out photos of The Strip I took here.
Even during the day, The Strip is a nice place to explore if it’s not too hot! Here we have the beautiful backdrop of the Wynn and Encore together.
Address: stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada
Fountains of Bellagio
For me, no Vegas Trip is complete without the seeing the Bellagio Fountains, hands down one of the best things to do in Las Vegas!
It’s even included in the popular book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.
Watching the Fountain Show just calms me and takes my stress away.
All my prior visits have been watching it from the Strip. This time, I got to watch the Fountains of Bellagio from within Bellagio Hotel & Casino looking out to The Strip.
To be honest, I actually love this view even more because it looks even better with the Eiffel Tower in the background!
Website / Address: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
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The Lake of Dreams
Though I’ve been to Wynn Las Vegas many times, I actually didn’t know that they have their own version of Fountains of Bellagio called The Lake of Dreams.
It’s not as grand as the Bellagio Fountains, but it’s more intimate to watch with its small lake, surrounding trees, four thousand lights, holographics and puppetry.
Website / Address: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
CES / Consumer Electronics Show
One of the best things to do in Las Vegas in January is to attend the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES.
One thing I realized in attending these conventions is how important my messenger bag is. I carry this all the time with me during CES, and it was so useful in keeping my bottled water, portable chargers, and storing the freebies we got.
Website / Address: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
Chinese New Year Decorations
During Chinese New Year, one of the best things to do in Las Vegas is to check out the decorations installed in the casinos. I was in time for them in 2017, which marked the Year of the Rooster.
One of the best places to see decorations is Bellagio Hotel & Casino. Bellagio’s 14,000 square foot Conservatory and Botanical Gardens got transformed to showcase distinctive sights and a special display for Chinese New Year with traditional designs of celebration.
Similarly, The Venetian and The Palazzo commemorated the Chinese New Year by transforming the Waterfall Atrium and Gardens which featured a hand-painted fire rooster that stood 15 feet tall and 16 feet long.
Address: Various locations
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M&M’s World Las Vegas
One of the best things to do with kids in Las Vegas is a visit to the M&M’s World.
You’ll literally feel like a kid in a candy store when you visit M&M’s World Las Vegas. This 28,000 square foot, four-level store is all about the colorful joys of all things M&M’s, and is currently one of three locations in the USA.
The main floor of M&M World Las Vegas offers charms, mugs, personalized key chains, and a lot of souvenirs!
The second floor offers 22 different colors of M&M’s like teal, hot pink, lime green, gray and purple! There are also a variety of candy dispensers and T-shirts.
In third floor, you’ll find the first-ever My M&M’s which allows you to put a personalized message in your candies.
There’s also a free daily 3D movie, “I Lost My ‘M’ in Vegas” starring your favourite Red and Yellow as they reclaim Red’s “M” logo. How did he lose it? It’s Vegas! He gambled his “M” away in a roulette game.
The fourth floor is perfect for car aficionados. Here, you’ll find the Toyota Camry race car sponsored by M&M’s as well as NASCAR-themed M&M products.
Website / Address: Showcase Mall, 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
The Park Vegas
One thing about Vegas is there’s always something new or changing everytime I visit. In 2017, the newest thing was the addition of The Park.
Located in between New York New York and Park MGM (formerly, Monte Carlo), The Park Vegas is an immersive outdoor dining and entertainment district which includes a sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena.
Website / Address: 3782 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
Las Vegas Strip Restaurants
Some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas can be found on The Strip. Here are some of the places to eat on The Strip both in and outside the casinos.
- STK at The Cosmopolitan
- Lobster ME at The Venetian
- Public House at The Venetian
- Dragon Noodle Co. at Monte Carlo
- Urban Turban
Best Things To Do Off The Strip in Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas
Though most people tend to focus on The Strip, the downtown area is a must-see as well as it takes you back to the old school Vegas!
Check out some of the best things to do in downtown here.
Restaurants Off the Las Vegas Strip
You’ll be surprised to learn that some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas are actually off the strip, but most people, especially, don’t venture that far to enjoy them.
Here are some of restaurants off the Strip that I got to enjoy.
- Kame Omakase
- Other Mama
- Sushi Mon
- Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
- Red Sushi
- Chart House
- Vic Anthony’s Steakhouse
- Evel Pie
Hope this travel guide helps give an idea on the best attractions and where to eat in Las Vegas, Nevada!
I’d love to hear your recommendations for my next visit. What do you find are the best things to do and restaurants in Las Vegas that I need to try?