The world’s most electrifying destination Las Vegas is constantly evolving, making every visit to like seeing a new city. From pool parties to concerts to the world’s best cuisine, Las Vegas has redefined leisure. One may have only seen Vegas in the movies and don’t know where to start, or perhaps an idea of a good vacation may involve eating your way from one end of town to the other. Here’s 10 most extravagant places to visit in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Strip is an intoxicating, visually overwhelming experience. This iconic, neon-lit street of dreams has fueled fantasies, TV melodramas and movie romances. The Las Vegas Strip, though, is a four-mile (6.8 km) stretch, designated a scenic route and an all-American road. Many of the largest resorts in the world are located on the Strip. In fact, it’s home to 15 of the world’s 25 largest hotels. The Strip’s dramatic architecture has been chronicled by academics and pop-culture aficionados alike. Architecture students still read ‘Learning from Las Vegas,’ a classic textbook of the genre. And noted author and cultural critic Tom Wolfe rhapsodised fondly of Strip hotel’s dramatic lines, soaring swoops and neon-flecked parabolas.
Vast and majestic, colorful and beautiful, the Grand Canyon is one of the most recognisable landmarks. It stretches 277 miles from end to end. Red, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where a majestic Colorado River carves out a raging southwest course. Grand Canyon tours from Las Vegas come in many forms: There are Grand Canyon helicopter tours, Grand Canyon airplane tours, for all we know, there are Grand Canyon yak tours. So, whether it’s by land, air, or yak, get out and explore the region. Most ground tours take you to the Grand Canyon’s main entrance on the South Rim, while others will take you to the North Rim. Its western edge, home to Havasupai Falls and the town of Supai, is also accessible via roads on the Hualapai Indian Reservation.
The Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower has become an incomparable sight in the Vegas skyline and, at 1,149 feet high, its tower is the spot for the ultimate view of Las Vegas. Start with the Sky Jump at the Stratosphere. At 108 stories, it’s the highest controlled free fall in the world and is the best way to see the city – hurtling towards Earth at an outlandish speed. Also at the top of the tower, you’ll find the X-Scream and Insanity waiting. Also, experience Slotzilla – a spectacular high-flying attraction where one can get hooked to a harness and zip line right over the crowds on Fremont Street and under the giant video canopy. Stratosphere has a whole lot to offer – a spectacular view, the highest thrill rides in the country, an impressive casino, a bevy of dining options and a variety of accommodations.
At 550 feet tall, the High Roller gives riders a view high above the Las Vegas Strip. The observation wheel is located in the heart of the Strip and is the focal point of the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district called The LINQ. The High Roller can fit up to 40 people in each of its 28 enclosed and air-conditioned transparent pods. Along with the panoramic views of the Strip, passengers can enjoy views of the Las Vegas valley and the mountains.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Located at The Venetian, the museum showcases more than 100 wax figures of some of the world’s most popular film, television, music and sports celebrities and the wax replicas. Visitors can even interact with several celebrity experiences for a truly unforgettable photo opportunity.
Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas evokes classic French style with a dose of modern flair throughout its two stories, offering a sophisticated and chic nightlife experience with enough variety to appeal to everyone. The venue features a high-energy nightclub. The dance floor features vaulted ceilings, elegant chandeliers and an elevated DJ booth, which has an old-world style that contrasts and looks particularly cool when playing host to DJs and their turntables. The bars located throughout the expansive venue offer a variety of classic and specialty cocktails. Situated directly beneath Paris Las Vegas’ iconic replica of the Eiffel Tower and overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard, the garden-like setting features oversized cabanas that showcase some particularly great views. This area also offers a full nightclub experience under the stars with an exciting rooftop dance floor, high-energy lighting and music and VIP bottle service. The Terrace at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens is a more intimate 10,000-square-foot balcony overlooking the center of the Las Vegas Strip.
Qua Baths & Spa
The 50,000 square foot Qua Baths and Spa features 51 treatment studios including three deluxe couple’s studios, two personalised hydrotherapy tubs, three Vichy showers, seven facial studios, 35 massage studios and a Crystal Room. Enticing Roman baths will create a soothing immersive atmosphere for guests to relax, while high-tech 5,500 square foot fitness center is outfitted with techno gym equipment. The guests can also relax and experience snow falling from the ceiling in the one-of-a-kind Arctic Ice Room.
The Fashion Show Mall
Las Vegas is a shopper’s paradise. Travellers can find everything at The Fashion Show mall that covers nearly two million square feet, making it the largest shopping venue on the Las Vegas Strip. The Fashion Show offers a lineup of anchor stores, with Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s Home, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Forever 21 and Nordstrom, and more than 250 shops and boutiques. The Cloud, an architectural canopy, hovers 20 stories over the mall, shading an outdoor plaza during the day and acting as a projection screen for multimedia shows at night. In keeping with its name, Fashion Show includes an elevated runway for staging events such as fashion shows and special promotions.
Open seven days a week at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics racing offers the opportunity to drive or ride along in the car of your dreams. Choose from a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche or Audi, and then drive it to its fullest potential on a real racetrack. Your one-on-one time with a professional instructor will have you take it to the limit. Or choose to be a passenger in a Corvette Z06 as a professional driver takes you for a spin. Before your racing adventure, you’ll attend a driving orientation as well as ride along one discovery lap in a Porche Cayenne GTS with the teacher. Following this, your personal driving instructor joins you in the ride of your life. If you don’t know how to drive manual transmission, not to worry: All of the vehicles are paddle shift and they can be driven in automatic.
Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is an incredible entertainment and gaming complex in the heart of the world’s most exciting city. Located in Downtown Las Vegas, the Fremont Street Experience offers free nightly shows featuring 12.5 million lights and 550,000 watts of amazing sound at Viva Vision. The average Viva Vision light show is six minutes long. Enjoy free concerts and special events throughout the year. Take a walk through the Neon Museum which hosts some of the old hotel’s neon signs, located at the east end of the Fremont Street Experience.