10 Spectacular Places to visit for Las Vegas First Timers
Las Vegas – The world’s most electrifying destination and the Entertainment Capital of the world is constantly evolving, making every visit to Las Vegas like seeing a new city! Vegas have a bushel of things to do and sometimes you just don’t know where to start. From ultimate pool parties to concerts to the world’s best cuisine, Las Vegas has redefined leisure.
So, you’ve never been to Las Vegas. Maybe you’ve only seen Vegas in the movies and don’t know where to start, or perhaps your idea of a good vacation involves eating your way from one end of town to the other. Never mind – let’s stop talking, and start doing! The important thing here is that you’re ready for the time of your life, and there’s no better place to celebrate than Las Vegas.
In this section, we’ll show you the 10 most extravagant places to visit for Las Vegas First-Timers.
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 that is happy to oblige. 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, you’ll find the X-Scream and Insanity waiting.
Also, experience Slotzilla – a spectacular high-flying attraction where you 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.
‘O’ Show by Cirque du Soleil
Bellagio proudly hosts ‘O’ Cirque du Soleil’s exquisite aquatic performance uniquely presented by an international cast. O by Cirque du Soleil is an ethereal, visually stunning show that incorporates the elements of air, fire and – most prominently – water. A cast of 85 acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers perform in and above a 1.5 million-gallon pool. As the show begins, a boy dressed as a member of the audience is pulled from his seat and transported on a journey through a beautiful, mysterious aquatic world where he witnesses a dazzling parade of unique characters, costumes and talented performers. A team of synchronized swimmers performs a graceful water ballet and a floating barge serves as the stage for a group of acrobats who combine gymnastics and diving. A team of 11 performers fly through the air and catch each other in a spectacular show of acrobatic skill. The element of fire is brought into O with two traditional Hawaiian fire dancers who twirl mesmerizing fire knives with incredible speed and skill. Regulators under the water enable the performers to breathe before surfacing for their acts. Live music and singers enhance the experience of the show.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition showcases authentic artifacts recovered from two and one-half miles below the surface of the North Atlantic. Unique to the exhibition at Luxor Hotel & Casino is the crown jewel of the Titanic artifacts, the largest piece ever recovered – the ‘Big Piece.”
This 30-ton piece of the Titanic’s starboard hull took nearly two days and more than 40 hours to install in this blockbuster exhibition. In addition, visitors can view more than 20 never-before- seen artifacts including gaming chips, passenger personal papers and decorative sections from Titanic’s famed Grand Staircase.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Get ready to meet and greet some of the most famous celebrities in the world at 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 look so real that you’ll find yourself taking a second glance.
Visitors can even interact with several “celebrity” experiences for a truly unforgettable photo opportunity. It’s not every day we spot celebrities, and when we do happen to see them, it’s challenging to whip our phones out to snap a decent picture. so don’t forget to capture.
Marque Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Be sure to spare time to enjoy some of Las Vegas’ sizzling nightlife. Las Vegas is home to some of the most fabulous nightclubs in the world. Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is one of the world’s premier locations for music acts and top name DJs. This monumental 60,000 square-foot, David Rockwell- designed venue encompasses seven bars that transition nightclub patrons between three lavish rooms and variant musical experiences.
Beyond the main nightclub space, Marquee Dayclub showcases eight cabanas with individual infinity pools and 10 three-story bungalow lofts complete with living quarters and an open air party-deck.
Planet Hollywood Spa
Relax and revitalize with signature treatments that can be found at Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara as it is a sanctuary for the senses. The facility stretches over 32,000 square feet and encompasses 35 private therapy rooms, six of which are multiple therapy suites for individuals and couples. Loosen up and enjoy an absolute menu of services including exotic facials such as the Japanese Silk Eye Zone Therapy and Aroma Stone Therapy. Experience the Magic Touches of an Exotic Jasmine Flower Bath massage or a Moroccan Bathing Ritual. Get fit in the facility’s Fitness & Lifestyle Center, accompanied by your own personal trainer.
The Fashion Show Mall
Las Vegas is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find everything you need at The Fashion Show mall that covers nearly 2 million square feet, making it the largest shopping venue on the Las Vegas Strip. The Fashion Show offers an exceptional 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. Dine at El Segundo, Maggiano’s Little Italy, RA Sushi, The Capital Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Strip burger, Johnny Rockets, NM Café and Nordstrom’s Marketplace Café. In keeping with its name, Fashion Show includes an elevated runway for staging events such as fashion shows and special promotions.
Open 7 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.