I am taking my mum to Las Vegas in April for our special birthdays. I will be 30 and my mum will be 50. What are the must see things?
Vegas must see
Best thing is to walk around the Strip. You can start at the south end one day, (Luxor, MGM, Planet Hollywood and Paris) then do the middle the next, (Bellagio, Caesars) and the north end on the next day (Venetian, Mirage, Treasure Island, and Wynn). If you have more time you can go downtown, but downtown is a bit cheesy. Also off-strip you can see the Rio and Orleans. Both have free shuttles going to them from center strip. Just ask around.
But - If you had to pick just a few, I would just see these resorts....
1) Venetian (Canals on inside)
2) Paris (walkway on inside)
3) Bellagio (Fountains outside only).
Also try to eat at a GOOD buffet.
I would recommend one of these (they are the best)
Also good buffets are the
3) Planet Hollywood
The rest I would stay away from (unless you have a car)
Then drive to the M resort in the South Strip - BEST BUFFET IN VEGAS GUARANTEED.
Have fun. over 5 years ago
If you are interested in seeing a show, la reve is amazing. Otherwise, just walking the strip and going through the hotels (as well as seeing the free entertainment such as Bellagio fountains) is awe inspiring! Been ther probably 15 times in the past 4 years and absolutely love it. over 5 years ago
Here are my favorites along the strip: (1) Bellagio: singing fountains outside are beautiful and free (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx); the Conservatory & Botanic Garden, a seasonal display of flower sculptures, is also free and often breathtaking (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/botanical-garden.aspx); if you like art, Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art is small and always enjoyable (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/gallery-of-fine-art.aspx); and don't miss the Chihuly chandelier over the check-in area--it really is stunning.
(2) Paris, across the street from Bellagio: I like its small cafes for coffee and delicious breakfast in the morning; definitely go up the Eiffel Tower--admittance prices go up after 7pm, but the best time to go is before that, at dusk, so you can watch the sunset and the city gradually light up for the night--the view is so different in daytime and at night. The Bellagio fountains underneath look VERY different from above--well worth seeing both in daylight and all lit up at night (http://www.parislasvegas.com/casinos/paris-las-vegas/casino-entertainment/eiffel-tower-the-ride-detail.html). Mon Ami Gabi, a French bistro on Paris first floor, is one of my favorite places for lunch. Sit outside, so you can see the Bellagio fountains across the street and watch Las Vegas crowds, very colorful and strange (http://www.monamigabi.com/home/?loc=vegas)
(3) If you have a car, only 30 minutes away from the Strip is the Red Rock Canyon, wild land of red mountains and desert views (http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/). Go in the morning, so you can see all the birds and a surprising number of other wild life, and the scenic drive is beautiful. I love this as a break from the lights and bustle of Las Vegas. I hope you enjoy your trip! over 5 years ago
My top experiences to offer would be:
1. Helicopter trip over the strip at night -if you're as lucky as I was, the Bellagio water sfountains will go as you are in the sky. I've also found it reasonably priced (about $70-$80)
2. Fremont Street - old school and cliche. Love it!
3. Go to the very top of the Stratosphere - there are rides for daredevils, or just a great photo opportunity for anyone else
4. FYI - best view of the strip is from Ghost Bar at the Palms hotel - 55 storeys high and set slightly behind the strip so the view is amazing!
5. Pool Party at any one of the hotels. If that's not your thing, there's tonnes of shopping.
If time permits, a day trip to the Grand Canyon is always a must. Hope this helps! almost 5 years ago