My Favorite Las Vegas Activities

Las Vegas Strip

I am in the middle of my rest and relaxation Las Vegas road trip. I am forcing myself to minimal checking of work email and reading about the stock market. I could not quit cold turkey, but I do feel I am in full blown vacation mode. I am catching my breath and recharging my batteries. Since I have been to Vegas numerous times, I recalled my personal top five Las Vegas activities.

The Strip

Although Hollywood Boulevard in LA, Times Square in New York, and ‪Champs-Élysées‬ in Paris stand out on their own. The Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard combines the magic of all three. It personifies what makes Las Vegas special with lights, lights, and more lights. You literally see parts of New York and Paris when you drive past replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. You can catch the world famous Bellagio water show and the Treasure Island volcano show. Along the way, you will see billboards of the biggest stars in every entertainment genre. Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain, Jerry Seinfeld, Calvin Harris, Teisto, and David Cooperfield to name a few. When you drive past Fashion Show Mall you will be transported past what looks like like a flying saucer. The Strip really is out of this world.

Forum Shops Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace

Continuing with my theme of getting whisked away, you have to take a stroll through the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace. Under its beautiful artificial sky, you will see the world’s most glamorous retail name brands intertwined with statues of Roman gods. You either have to hit a jackpot or be a god to purchase some of these items. All jokes aside, as you can see, the Forum Shops are breathtaking.

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Speaking of breathtaking, you need to visit the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. I am not big on flowers and my green thumb is definitely another color. But for me to mention this spot, you know it is something special. If you make a trip during the holidays, the Bellagio spruces things up with festive lights and a Christmas tree. Just be prepared to to walk shoulder to shoulder with other holiday visitors.

Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience

For a change of pace, head up north to historic downtown. Things are shaping up thanks to Tony Hsieh and his Downtown Project. But when the sun goes down, make sure to take in the one of a kind Fremont Street Experience. The light show is a psychedelic blend of lights and music. You will be hypnotized through sensory overload. It’s a unique and peaceful experience as you see other attendees take in the sights and sounds. When the light show isn’t going on, there are small concerts that will keep you entertained.

Circus Circus

Now that I have a toddler, visiting the big top circus performance is a must. Jugglers, acrobats, and trapeze artist will dazzle you. If these free new world class acts don’t make you feel like a kid again, the huge arcade and carnival games definitely will!

For more information, visit

vegas.com or lasvegas.com

Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Downtown Project

Fremont Street Experience

Circus Circus Acts

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2 Responses

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    Recently my wife and I have been thinking it’s time to visit Vegas again. It’s been a few years since we were last there!

    Great activity highlights. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been to Vegas now, I’ve yet to visit Fremont Street–we rarely get far from the Strip. Don’t think I’ve been to the Bellagio Gardens either. We’ll have to check out that one.

    We tend to gravitate toward the Venetian. With its meandering canals, the Venetian seems like a nice refuge on particularly hot days. The Luxor and Mandalay Bay are nice for walking through. You can’t go wrong visiting any of the big casinos actually. If you want to take a drive and get out of town, visiting Hoover Dam and taking the tour is fun and interesting.

    Vegas! Love it. And you can get some really good hotel rates if you check around. We’ve been staying at Harrah’s for several years, sometimes for as little as $39 per night.

    Lee

    • Buck Inspire says:

      You definitely should take your wife for a short road trip. Nothing can compete with all the activities and affordable hotel rooms. Thanks for sharing your favorites and the nod to Harrah’s. I agree Venetian is nice with those canals. I haven’t visited the Hoover Dam yet. I need to update my Vegas activity list. Thanks again Lee!

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