Things to Do in Vegas This Weekend
Are you going to spend the weekend in Las Vegas? Do you know what this city has in store for you? Las Vegas is unquestionably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It doesn’t come as a surprise that millions of people fly or drive to Vegas to experience the sights and sounds of the entertainment capital of the world. Good food, energetic casinos, live shows, tasteful music, and colorful lights…everything you could ever ask for and more can be found in Vegas. Whether it’s a family vacation or a weekend with your friends, you can’t go wrong by spending it in Vegas.
How do you make the most of your 48 hours in Vegas? Make sure you tick this list off before heading home.
Ride A Helicopter and Tour the City
What better way to savor the glaringly beautiful city lights and gorgeous Las Vegas edifices than to see from a bird’s-eye view? Make the most of your weekend by riding a helicopter to see the city. We recommend that you take the evening tour so you can better appreciate the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ hotels and casinos. It’s a ten-minute ride that will blow your mind away! Believe it or not, even though 10 minutes seem like a short time, the exhilarating feeling of being above the famous Sin City and seeing all of its glory will actually overwhelm you. Make sure you’re ready with your camera to take wonderful snapshots of Las Vegas.
Buy Tickets to See Madame Tussauds
If you’ve never had the opportunity to see your favorite celebrities up close, you’ll be ecstatic once you find yourself inside Madame Tussauds wax museum. In there, you will find more than a dozen wax sculptures of famous Hollywood stars, celebrities and artists that resemble their real features as if they are standing right in front of you. The accuracy of the details will astound you. Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Will Smith are just some of the most photographed wax figures in Las Vegas’ Madame Tussauds. Spend at least one to two hours inside before you head on to your next adventure.
Adrenaline Rush at Richard Petty Ride
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you have a thing for fast cars? If you answer yes to both then you’ll be glad you’re in Vegas over the weekend. NASCAR aficionados should include Richard Petty Driving Experience in their Vegas bucket list. You’ll get a chance to ride with a professional driver at crazy speed in an actual racetrack. If driving at 165 miles/hour doesn’t scare you, you will definitely have fun at the Richard Petty Ride.
Don’t Leave Vegas Without Seeing A Show
Las Vegas is famed for its entertaining theatrical shows and whether you are digging comedy or burlesque, Vegas has it all. One of the most favorite tourist shows in Vegas is the Blue Man Group where the cast are all painted in blue. It’s a musical show that is sure to awaken your senses. You’ll find them at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. When you’re in Las Vegas make sure you check out the schedule so you can book your tickets in advance.
Visit the World-Renowned Grand Canyon
Your weekend will not be complete if you don’t take a picture of the Instagram-worthy Grand Canyon. This is a must-see attraction that you should not dare miss. There are different ways to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon: either you take an air tour via airplane or helicopter or take the land tour via bike, a mule ride or a jeep tour—whatever mode of transportation makes you comfortable, they have it. The Grand Canyon spans a total of 277 miles. When making your itinerary, make sure to include The Grand Canyon. Trust us, it’s going to be one of the highlights of your grand vacation.
Take A Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Tour Around Fabulous Las Vegas
It will take several days to see all of Las Vegas but if you’re only here over the weekend we highly recommend that you book a Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Sightseeing Tour. Trust us, it is going to be worth every penny. The tour will take you to the best landmarks of the City while a tour guide explains its history and architectural design. You’ll get to appreciate Las Vegas more if you know what you are marveling at. Some of the highlights of the bus tour include Circus Circus, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, LINQ, the famous Las Vegas sign and Treasure Island among others. The fun part about the hop-on-hop-off bus tour is it offers great flexibility where you can create a customized itinerary that will suit your taste. In addition, you’ll have the liberty to hop off wherever you want so you can explore that specific area of the city more if you’d like.
Visit the Stratosphere Observation Deck
If you can’t make it to the helicopter ride to witness the beauty of Las Vegas we recommend you visit the Stratosphere Observation Deck. When you get to the top the view of Las Vegas will take your breath away! You’ll see the city from a thousand feet above ground. If you’re afraid of heights, now is the best time to overcome it. In fact, you might even forget that you have acrophobia once you get to see the majestic view of Sin City. The Stratosphere Observation Deck offers fantastic views of the city.
Visit Us – Dine and Enjoy Good Music At 172 Live Music
Sure, Las Vegas is teeming with upscale restaurants that offer quality entertainment but there is one that stands out – 172 Live Music. Our menu boasts of authentic Japanese cuisine including fresh sushi and sashimi but they also have an amazing selection for meat lovers like our beef short ribs and our sweet soy glazed pork ribs. Not only do we tickle your palate and tease your taste buds with our delectable meals, 172 Live Music also offers a broad collection of cocktails and beers. And while you enjoy delectable food, you can hear some amazing music that is sure to energize and invigorate you.
Go High Up the High Roller Observation Wheel
Some people can’t get enough of the city view and if you’re one of them you should include the High Roller Observation Wheel to your list of to-dos. Get a daytime pass to gain access to the tallest observation wheel of the world. It’s a 30-minute exhilarating ride that will give you an exquisite view of the city. After you’re done eating and drinking do a bit of shopping at the LINQ.
Don’t Forget the Renowned Hoover Dam
Missing the Hoover Dam is unforgivable because it’s a must when you are in Las Vegas. While the Strip is all about lavish casinos and bright lights and sophisticated marbled floors, the Hoover Dam offers something uniquely different. It’s a trip that will make you appreciate nature. The Hoover Dam shows the brilliance of 20th century engineering. It’s one of the city’s famous landmarks.
Visit Las Vega’s Version of the Eiffel Tower
Who says you need to go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower up close? Well, Las Vegas has its own version of it and it looks like the real thing! We recommend you get a daytime ticket so that you can experience and enjoy Parisian culture while in Vegas. In fact, you can even have fun and wear Parisian clothes while you take pictures at the Eiffel Tower and everyone on your Facebook friends list will actually think you’re in Paris.
Are you excited for your weekend trip? You better be! Las Vegas is a beautiful city with so much to offer. Travel with friends or family, that’s not a problem because the city always has something in store for everyone. Food is not a problem too because Las Vegas does not just offer Western dishes but a wide array of international cuisine that will cater to all kinds of nationalities. And did we mention the all-you-can-eat buffets are sinfully good? Las Vegas is also home to the world’s most sophisticated hotels.
A quick tour around The Strip and you’ll know what we mean. There are even tourists who don’t spend a dime on any tour and they’ll just walk on foot and explore one hotel at a time. When you happen to be outside the Bellagio at night, you’ll see the mesmerizing Bellagio Fountain where spritzers shoot up water into the air in sync with the music. The best part is that it’s absolutely free and they play it every 15 minutes, so if you miss the first show that’s not going to be a problem, you just have to patiently wait for another 15 minutes more and it will start all over again.
What are you waiting for? If you were to choose where to spend your weekend, we think you won’t regret driving or flying to Las Vegas. The trip is something that is sure to leave you with wonderful memories.