Best Things to do in Las Vegas

All pictures are my own unless otherwise noted/sourced; do not use without permission.

Check out the Bellagio Conservatory & Gardens

Displays change seasonally (four times a year); check dates HERE before visiting in case they’re in the middle of changing the displays!

There is a live cam HERE.

Below are pictures from most of the displays I've visited.

Visit the Bellagio’s Chihuly Ceiling

At the Bellagio Hotel’s lobby, you’ll be greeted with a huge colorful glass ceiling. It is Dale Chihuly’s glass art (hand-blown) blossoms, known as the “Fiori di Como”. If you’ve been to Seattle’s Chihuly Glass Museum, it’ll look familiar. It is very mesmerizing as you walk past this, and into the Bellagio Conservatory & Gardens.

Watch the Bellagio Fountains

· Monday – Friday: every half hour from 3:00pm – 7:30pm. Then from 8:00pm – 12:00am, it happens every 15 minutes.

· Weekends and holidays: every half hour from 12:00pm – 7:30pm and every 15 minutes from 8:00pm-12:00am.

· Schedule may change due to weather.

Experience Cosmopolitan’s Chandelier Bar

A shimmering, glitz and glam haven, the Chandelier Bar is very beautiful and eye catchy. There are multi levels (level 1, 1.5, and 2), with each level serving their own cocktail menu.

· Level 1 is the ground floor, and mainly the casino lounge.

· Level 1.5 sets you inside the Chandelier. This is the best level to experience the Chandelier.

· Level 2 sets you at the top of the Chandelier, and provides you with an overall view of the Chandelier.

View the City from the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

The Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck takes you up with a full view of the Las Vegas Strip. From here, you can also see the Bellagio Fountains and the Sphere.

· Adult starting at $25

· Youth starting at $19

· Purchase tickets HERE.

Visit the Venetian

· Grand Colonnade: beautiful lobby area, which was inspired by the Venice Renaissance. It can get really crowded here, since it’s next to the lobby and is the walkway to the lobby and Casino.

· LOVE sculpture: art installation located in the Palazzo tower in the Waterfall Atrium. Free to visit and many people stop here for pictures!

· Gondola rides: Something romantic you can do while in Vegas is the gondola rides at the Venetian. You will be floating down the Grand Canal with a singing gondola pilot; both indoor and outdoor options are available. We did the indoor one and it only lasted 10-12 minutes total.

  • $39 per person; overpriced, but it’s not bad for a little fun!

  • For more info, click HERE.

· Grand Canal Shoppes:

  • Shop, dine, and have fun at the Grand Canal Shoppes! There are a variety of shops, restaurants, convenience stores, etc.

  • Royce Chocolates – try the samples and this will be your new favorite!

Visit the Wynn

· Wynn Fountain – located on the right, before you enter the Wynn. Listen for the sounds of waterfall; you can't miss it!

· Wynn Display – the Wynn welcomes you with a gorgeous view into their casino. Careful though, this spot gets crowded with people trying to take pictures!

Fremont Street Experience

Head on to Fremont Street for a fun experience. There’s live music, zipline, viva light shows, street dancers, etc.

· Free Concert Series: there are three stages with a rotating schedule of fun and popping live music performances! Click HERE for the lineup.

· Viva Vision Light Shows: This is the World’s largest LED canopy screen, all along Fremont Street. The Viva Vision Light shows start at the top of the hour, from 6:00pm – 2:00am every night.

· SlotZilla Zipline: zipline through Fremont Street close to the largest LED canopy screen! Click HERE for pricing and info.

Visit the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

· A must visit when in Vegas! This sign has two sides: one greets you and the other sends you off. This sign actually marks the start to the Las Vegas strip!

· There is a small parking lot where you can park and visit the sign.

· Beware, there is usually a long line!

Visit the Colorful Seven Magic Mountains

A beautiful and colorful desert artwork, this spot is a must-see when in Vegas!

It’s about a 30 minute drive from the strip!

It can get very crowded during the day.

It is FREE to visit, but please LEAVE NO TRACE!

Visit Red Rock Canyon

Only 20-30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, Red Rock Canyon features a scenic drive, hiking trails, nature such as cliffs and remarkable rock formations, camping, etc. This is perfect for a day trip, away from the party scene of the strip.

Oct 1 – May 31: Timed Reservations required for vehicle entry to the Scenic Loop 8:00am-5:00pm. Make Reservations HERE.

For more info about Red Rock Canyon, click HERE.

Visit Valley of Fire State Park

Around one hour northeast of the Las Vegas strip sits the Valley of Fire State Park.

Valley of Fire is a must-visit when in Vegas. With incredible landscapes, rock formations, slot canyons, and vistas, it’s hard to see it all in one day!

Most hikes are short, but all are beautiful with shades of pink, orange, and red.


  • Fire Wave

  • Seven Wonders (Pink Canyon)

  • White Domes Trail

  • Mouse’s Tank Road viewpoint

  • Elephant Rock

Below are pictures from the Fire Wave.

Below are pictures from White Domes trail.

Below are pictures of Mouse's Tank viewpoint.

Below are pictures of Elephant Rock. Can you see the elephant?

Visit Arte Museum Las Vegas

Immersive, magical, nature art experience taking you through various rooms such as the wave, beach aurora, flower camellia, waterfall infinite, forest, star raindrops, flower odyssey, garden of lights masterpieces, sunset, live sketchbook night safari (my favorite), jungle glow, garden light of las vegas, paintings of Joseon, and the arte tea bar with immersive table art.

Arte Tea Bar is a fun experience – definitely a must do!

Open 10am – 11pm daily.

Buy tickets HERE. Please note that if you go early or late, you get a $10 discount! Yas!

Swim at the Casino Pools during the Summer

· Caesar’s Pool Oasis

· Paris Hotel Pool

minus5º Ice Experience

This place is filled with interactive ice sculptures, and fun drinks in glasses made of ice! More info HERE.

I had a similar experience in Alaska, and it was a lot of fun drinking martini from an ice glass! I recommend trying it at least once!

Hike through Amazing Railroad Tunnels

This place takes you through beautiful views of a manmade lake, multiple railroad tunnels (five to be exact), and to Hoover Dam.


  • It closes when it's too hot, so check before going.

  • There is NO shade, so bring a hat.

  • Do NOT hike Jun-Sep, HEAT KILLS!! We hiked in late May and I only made it to the first tunnel, I was suffering from mild heat stroke!

  • Bring plenty of water!

Experience a FLYOVER Adventure

When in Vegas, a FLYOVER experience is a MUST-DO! It’s such a fun experience for the whole family!

We have done both Iceland and Canadian Rockies adventures! Our favorite was Iceland. Having been to Iceland, we can say this truly feels like being there!

More information can be found HERE.

Watch Le Caberet Show at the Paris Hotel

This Le Caberet at the Paris Hotel & Casino showcases two shows on Fridays and Saturdays; La Femme at 9pm and 11pm, and The Red Show at 10pm and 12am. It’s a lot of fun to watch, very entertaining, and best of all, it is completely FREE!

Hemenway Park

Cute little park where you can hangout and or simply watch big horn sheep grazing peacefully! They frequent this park often, so you will be in for a treat! They don’t mind pictures, but I wouldn’t get too close as they are wild.

There is a parking lot, playground, facilities, and benches.

Best of all? It’s FREE!!


Area15 is only a short distance from the Las Vegas Strip. It is completely free to wander around the area, but there are experiences that will require tickets or fees, such as Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart for example.

Once you enter, it’s like going into a new world! There’s an immersive collection of attractions and artistic things to see and do. There are bars, restaurants, virtual reality gaming, arcade games, stores, gift shops, sculptures, interactive experiences, and so much more!

There are Experience Passes you can purchase for the ultimate experience! More info about the different passes or levels, click HERE.

Some of the main experiences in Area15 include:


  • Illumarium

  • Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

  • Lost Spirits Distillery

  • Wink World

  • Museum Fiasco

  • Army of the Dead VR

In the middle of Area15, you’ll see Oddwood’s Maple Tree. This beautiful tree is made of twinkling LED lights, and the colors change! You won’t miss this because it’ll be the most beautiful thing in there. It’s actually my favorite place here! They also have cute and specialty cocktails! There are a lot of bar seats around the tree / bar. So purchase a pretty drink, sit under the tree, and get carried away!

Fashion Show Mall Displays

Inside of Fashion Show Mall are not only shops and restaurants, but they have some cute boxed displays. I think it’s worth visiting if you’re going there, or if you’re looking for something to do!