Las Vegas in Nevada is a city like none other. The cosmopolitan city is like a big playground that offers a lot of things to see and do. This is particularly true of the Strip, where you’ll find endless restaurants, shops, casinos and adventures waiting for you on every corner.
If you can’t find something exceptionally fabulous to do in Las Vegas, you could simply be suffering from overload. The most out-there things you never dreamed that you’d do (or even want to do) are all at the tips of your finger. From doing yoga on the world’s highest Ferris wheel to having dinner surrounded by authentic paintings by Picasso to racing street-illegal cars with professional race car drivers, Las Vegas provides a host of unmissable experiences.
Visit Venice – Right On Your Doorstep
Why spend the money on an Atlantic crossing when you can get an authentic taste of Italy right in Vegas? Huddled along the Strip, The Venetian duplicates the highlights of Venice, complete with gondola rides along the Grand Canal.
Visitors are able to get a taste of what life is like in the Queen of the Adriatic thanks to The Venetian’s Streetmosphere programme: singers, stilt walkers as well as “living statues” re-create the typical scene that you’d likely encounter in the real Venice for those who opt to spend the day looking at the wares in the Grand Canal Shoppes.
The Neon Museum
The Neon Museum was born as the “neon boneyard”, in other words, a fenced-in yard where a lot of the Strip’s neon signs were stored after being taken off casinos that were renovated or imploded.
About 120 signs that were mostly made by the YESCO corporation between the 1950s and 1980s lie in the “boneyard” next to the museum. On a guided tour, visitors are able to learn about the trends in sign design and technology, which play a huge part in Vegas history.
The museum also houses the translocated lobby of La Concha (an old motel) that was saved from demolition. Now, it serves as the visitors’ centre.
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat – which was founded by Siegfried & Roy – has an extremely special place in Las Vegas history. Situated inside The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, this sanctuary has attracted millions upon millions of visitors in its 27-year history. Dolphins, white tigers, panthers as well as lions call this habitat their home. For an additional cost, guests are able to paint, swim or practise yoga with the animals.
The Fremont Street Experience
Next to the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street is the second-most-popular street in Las Vegas. This street is home to some of the older hotels as well as casinos in Sin City, and it’s here where you’ll find great games and tips for the ponies. In addition, Fremont Street is famous for the giant canopy, which stretches approximately 1 500 feet (450 metres) over the boulevard. A cast of street performers, vendors, artists as well as musicians line the sidewalks of Fremont Street every single night and this adds an eccentricity to the city you won’t find on the Strip.