Top 7 things you cannot miss on your next trip to Las Vegas

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the shiny lights of Las Vegas and find yourself spending countless dollars in the casinos. There’s so much more to see and do in Las Vegas that can make your trip even more exciting and a lot more fun. Here are 7 great choices. 1. High Roller. The […]

Life + Leisure Travel and Getaways Brian Webb

This article was published on August 10th, 2014

The view of Las Vegas from the top of the High Roller

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the shiny lights of Las Vegas and find yourself spending countless dollars in the casinos. There’s so much more to see and do in Las Vegas that can make your trip even more exciting and a lot more fun. Here are 7 great choices.

High Roller pod in Las Vegas

1. High Roller. The best views of Las Vegas are from the new High Roller, a giant Ferris wheel located along side the centre of the strip. The wheel has pods, each accommodating up to 40 people. Tickets start at $20 per person, but in the later afternoon you can upgrade to a happy hour pod for $24, which includes all-you-can-drink beverages.

The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

2. Fountains at the Bellagio. Dance to the beat of Michael Jackson’s Beat It, and watch the fountain spectacle of water and lights. The best time to catch the free show is in the later evening, right at dusk.

The historic Fabulous Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Blvd
3. Historic Famous Las Vegas sign. One of the most iconic symbols of Las Vegas is the historic Famous Las Vegas sign. Located at the entrance of the Strip, it’s a popular tourist attraction for visitors to take a selfie celebrating their arrival to Sin City.

The Gold and Silver Pawn Shop from the hit TV show, Pawn Stars
4. Pawn Stars. Home of the famous reality TV show where people buy, sell and get appraisals on historic and vintage items, the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, the location of Pawn Stars, is a real pawn store located just minutes off the strip. The store is open daily. The best chance of catching Chumlee, the Old Man, Corey and Rick are mid-week during the day.

The neon lights along Las Vegas Blvd
5. The neon lights on the strip. Las Vegas has been lit-up at night for decades by a spectacular array of neon lights. Today, neon continues to be a popular choice of many establishments, new and old. From McDonald’s to The Flamingo Hotel, a walk down the strip at night will always impress.

The roller coaster at the New York New York Hotel on Las Vegas Blvd
6. New York New York Roller Coaster. Whizz through replicas of skyscrapers and monuments of the New York City skyline at the New York New York hotel. The ride zips, rolls and turns for an exhilarating and thrilling ride right on the strip.

Xposed Las Vegas Saturday pool party at the The New Tropicana Las Vegas
7. Tropicana Xposed pool party. Most hotels have Sunday pool parties, but the newly renovated Tropicana has broke the mold and introduced Xposed, a Saturday pool party for gays. This pool party is one of the most happening pool parties. They bring in top DJ’s from across North America to create an electric pool party atmosphere. #SaturGays #UltimateBeachParty

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