Top 5 Must-Dos in Vegas for First Timers
Las Vegas is not a destination for the fainthearted, and as a bucket-list city for couples, families and friends across the globe, it certainly leaves a lasting impression. Packed with amazing shopping, bars, casinos and shows, visitors will not have a moment to spare in this spell-binding metropolis, which moves at 100 miles an hour. From observation wheels to helicopter tours to rooftop bars, guests will never be short of things to add to the itinerary. Here are the top 5 experiences to enjoy on your trip to the busiest city in Nevada.
Centrally located on Fremont Street, the SlotZilla Zipline is an exhilarating experience for visitors looking for an adrenaline hit. Thrill hunters can enjoy the regular zipline, or extreme adventure seekers can head to the ‘Super Hero’ 11 story-high ‘Zoom Line’. Travel through the air in style at 77 feet (or 114 feet), zooming past the flashing casinos under the cover of an amazing screen display. The lower Zipline is $25, and the upper Zoomline is $45 (plus processing fees). Fly from 12pm onwards, with the last night booking at 11.40pm.
Fremont Street Experience
The SlotZilla Zipline is conveniently located within the ‘Fremont Street Experience’, which offers a host of opportunities for visitors, including casinos, restaurants, and the wonderful Viva Vision light show. Guests can enjoy a variety of hypnotic light shows with dazzling, high-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, 550,000-watt, concert-quality sound. An impressive 1,500 feet long and 90 feet wide, the world’s longest video screen is suspended 90 feet above Fremont Street’s mall and lined by countless iconic casinos and hotels. There’s an extensive calendar of free music concerts at the Fremont Street Experience, as well as a range of classic steakhouses, making it a wonderful destination for a full day or evening of enjoyment.
See a show
The best of Las Vegas cannot be experienced fully without stopping off at one of the world-class shows. With a never ending list of incredible venues from the Planet Hollywood Resort, to the House of Blues, to the Bellagio, this is the best place on earth for a dazzling night out of entertainment. The event list is like a who’s who of showbiz, with performers including funny men Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel, as well as a range of musical legends such as Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson. Park MGM is of course famed for hosting an array of superstar acts such as Lady Gaga, Cher and Bruno Mars, whilst Planet Hollywood has recently had Britney Spears on its event lists. Whether you want to see the mystery Cirque De Soleil, hear some classic hits from a Beatles tribute act, or experience some American blues, there is a show for everyone!
Bellagio Water Show
You’ve seen it in the movies, and now’s your chance to see it for real! Visitors in Las Vegas must experience the world-famous Bellagio Water Show, which will ignite and mesmerise the senses. Spanning more than 1,000 feet with water soaring as high as 460 feet into the air, this finely choreographed feature combines music and light results in an awe-inspiring display, and is free for all visitors to enjoy. The show is set to operatic, classical, Broadway and recent pop hits, meaning fun for all the family under the shining Las Vegas sky. The Fountains of Bellagio is a daily show that takes place every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm in the week, and every 15 minutes from 8pm to midnight. The show starts at noon on Saturdays, and 11am on Sundays.
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets®
Those headed to Las Vegas for the first time have to get shopping on the itinerary, which is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in the city. Conveniently located at the north end of the Strip, Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is home to 180 designer and name-brand outlet stores offering savings of up to 65% off every day including luxurious brands such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, and DKNY. For everyday wear, head to All Saints, American Eagle and Banana Republic Factory. A wonderful array of dining options include the iconic venue – ‘The Cheesecake Factory’ and classic US favourites Chipotle, Shake Shack and Auntie Anne’s. For additional shopping opportunities, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace ® and The Shops at Crystals, are both incredible destinations with stunning interiors as well as countless stores to explore.