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Vegas is a shimmering party scene at the edge of the Mojave Desert. A-list entertainment, glitzy casinos, and celebrity-chef restaurants are the games in town, but spectacular scenic beauty is not far from the Strip—Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon are less than an hour away.

Top 10 attractions in Las Vegas

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

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The Hoover Dam (originally known as Boulder Dam) is an inspiring symbol of American engineering, built during America’s Great Depression as the then-largest dam construction project in the world. Travelers have flocked here for decades to see picturesque views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River, and today, the dam receives more than 1 million annual visitors.More
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Bellagio Las Vegas

Bellagio Las Vegas

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The grand dame of the Strip, the Bellagio still seems new compared to the vintage hotels of downtown Las Vegas. The hotel and casino has been one of the city's top resorts since 1998, when it was the most expensive hotel ever built. Named after the Italian town on Lake Como, Bellagio is known for luxury in a city where over-the-top is the norm.More
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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

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The Grand Canyon is a humbling testament to nature’s power. Carved by the mighty Colorado River, this northwestern Arizona wonder is 277 miles (444 kilometers) long and more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) deep. It’s no wonder Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular attractions, with over 6 million annual visitors.More
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Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience

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Spanning four city blocks, the Fremont Street Experience is a massive outdoor mall and the site of Las Vegas’ very first freestanding casino building. Today, it hosts 10 different casinos with games and tables, plenty of restaurants, and free concerts and other live entertainment, with multiple performances staged each day. It’s also notable for its famous Viva Vision canopy, which projects thousands of different color combinations and images overhead.More
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Fountains of Bellagio

Fountains of Bellagio

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The Fountains of Bellagio in front of the Bellagio Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip are like many Sin City attractions: an over-the-top spectacle, but in a good way. The waterworks are synchronized with a changing playlist and light show, so visitors will never see the same show twice.More
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Grand Canyon West Rim

Grand Canyon West Rim

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The Grand Canyon’s West Rim, located just outside Grand Canyon National Park, is home to the vast Hualapai Indian Reservation and includes 108 miles (173 kilometers) of picturesque canyon views. The closest section of the canyon to Las Vegas, the West Rim is famous for the lofty Grand Canyon Skywalk, Guano Point, and Eagle Point.More
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Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

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Lined with Sin City’s top hotels and largest casinos, the glittering 4.2-mile (6.8-kilometer) Las Vegas Strip is the United States’ biggest adult playground. Look out for over-the-top architecture, revel in trendy nightclubs, take in dazzling shows and avant-garde performances, and sink forks into five-star dinners. Hotel highlights include iconic complexes such as Treasure Island, the Venetian, MGM Grand, Bellagio, and Caesars Palace.More
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Stratosphere Tower

Stratosphere Tower

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Standing 1,149 feet (350 meters) above the Las Vegas Strip, Stratosphere Tower is the tallest observation tower in the United States. From the top, visitors enjoy 360-degree views of Las Vegas from an observation deck, aboard thrill rides, or over a drink or meal at one of several bars and restaurants.More
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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

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Constructed in 1959, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is an icon from the era of classic Vegas. Listed on the US National Register of Historic Places, the neon landmark welcomes visitors driving into the city from the south on Las Vegas Boulevard, aka the Strip.More
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Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk

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The Grand Canyon Skywalk—a horseshoe-shaped, glass-bottomed bridge that juts out 70 feet (20 meters) above one of America’s most scenic sites—is not for the faint-hearted. Situated 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) above the Grand Canyon, the panoramic West Rim and Colorado River views are undeniably fantastic though.More

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Choosing the Right Las Vegas Show For You

Choosing the Right Las Vegas Show For You

Top activities in Las Vegas

Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour

Grand Canyon National Park Bus Tour

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Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Small Group Day Tour
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour from Las Vegas with Champagne & Light Picnic
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Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Champagne Toast
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Eldorado Canyon ATV and Gold Mine Trip from Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Dunes Tour by ATV

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Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

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Grand Canyon
Arnie, Jul 2021
Grand Canyon West Rim Bus Tour & Hoover Dam Photo Stop with optional Skywalk
Great recommendations of activities to do while in Las Vegas.
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Informative
Brandy_M, Jul 2021
Big Bus Las Vegas Open Top Night Tour
Also with it being my husband and I first time in Vegas we got to see the layout of the city and ideas on where we’d like to visit next on the strip.
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All the Sights
Catherine, Jul 2021
Las Vegas City Lights Night Tour by Jeep
This was a great way to see many iconic Las Vegas spots, and we avoided the lines, even on a Saturday night.
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Would definitely use this service again
Allen_Y, Jul 2021
Private Arrival Transfer from Las Vegas Airport (LAS)
Told us of several attractions and places to visit
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Go MJ Go!!!
Betty_R, Jul 2021
MJ Live at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino
My daughter loves Michael Jackson so when I noticed Las Vegas started shows again I knew we had to see this one.
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Awesome way to see Las Vegas at night
Yuriria_G, Jul 2021
Big Bus Las Vegas Open Top Night Tour
It was a great experience being able to see all the important parts of Las Vegas.
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AMAZING
Darley_A, Jul 2021
Las Vegas Lights and Sights Strip Tour by Limousine
Took us the the attractions timely and we had the best seats in the house.
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Awesome
Nadeane_F, Jul 2021
Las Vegas Mob Museum Admission Ticket
Would totally recommend to anyone who wants to visit Vegas
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Good and we enjoy
Jovon_M, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Me and my husband enjoy it’s and it’s was a good experience to see different type of fish and shark we will come again when we come back to Las Vegas it’s was good we on our honeymoon!!!
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Fun thing to do
Mya_M, Jul 2021
Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation
It is very exiting and fun things to do.
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A Mist See Attraction
Antoinette_B, Jul 2021
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas
You got the opportunity to see a view of the Las Vegas Strip and all surrounding areas.
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Eagle eye fireworks AMAZING
jeannette_c, Jul 2021
The High Roller at The LINQ Ticket
Always wanted to see Fourth Of July Las Vegas Fireworks WHAT A SHOW IN THE SKY!!!
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Lots of fun!
Ellen_S, Jul 2021
Vegas Sign and Strip Tour
We made multiple stops at some of the nicest attractions in Las Vegas for photo ops.
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It is a short ride but well worth it!!
Richard_P, Jun 2021
Las Vegas Helicopter Night Flight with Optional VIP Transportation
This ride/tour was exciting, going at night you get to see the lights of Las Vegas.
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Will worth the trip, just across the street of the fountain display.
Richard_P, Jun 2021
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas
This is a great attraction to visit.
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Well worth the money
Randall_C, Jun 2021
Las Vegas Mob Museum Admission Ticket
Just getting to see all of the history about Las Vegas and getting a glimpse of what life was like back then
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Hover dam
Christopher_D, Jun 2021
Hoover Dam Tour from Las Vegas
Only down fall was the rear of the bus the A/C wasn’t working correctly
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Las Vegas Tour!
Joan_G, Jul 2021
Big Bus Las Vegas Open Top Night Tour
Hotel Water Fall and Fire Works.
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So glad we booked this tour!
Erika_M, Jun 2021
Count Kustom's Las Vegas Car Tour Experience
Many neat vehicles to see on the tour and this was a good time for us to take a picture with the Las Vegas sign.
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Nice deal
Giorgos_g, Jun 2021
Go City: Las Vegas All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions
The Best choise to see the major attractions in las vegas with save money.

All about Las Vegas

When to visit

There’s so many things to do and see in Vegas that it’s easy to visit no matter the season, but there are some things to keep in mind.

Late spring and early fall bring mild weather and thinner crowds, ideal for exploring outdoor parties at the Fremont Street Experience. These are the best times to visit, but it’s smart to plan your trip after spring break and conference season, when Vegas is packed.

Summer temperatures easily reach the 100s—beat the heat with pool parties, waterparks, and rolling the dice until sunrise. The hottest days are also perfect for staying indoors at the Neon Museum or the Mob Museum.

Winter brings desert chill, and discounts on hotels, attractions, and other things to do. The mood heats up on New Year’s, and again during conference season and Chinese New Year in February.

Getting around

Bus: Buses are excellent for getting around the roughly 4-mile Strip. RTC buses and Deuce double-deckers run 24/7 along the Strip and downtown. If you’re staying at an off-Strip casino or hotel, chances are they offer limited shuttle buses there, too.

Rail: The monorail runs limited, expensive routes next to the east side of the Strip roughly every five to eight minutes. Separate trams operate between casinos; they’re free but slow and are designed for passengers to get off at the casinos that run them.

Rideshare and cab: Uber and Lyft rides along the strip are sometimes half the price of taxis, and even cheaper when riding with other passengers. Cab drivers expect a tip, and will only pick up at taxi stands as it’s illegal to hail from the street.

Traveler tips

Vegas is full of surprises, and offers much more than a trip along the Strip. For something different, try shopping for antiques downtown or rubbing elbows with locals at Fremont East (away from the LED canopy and zipline at the Fremont Street Experience). Also, culture hounds can explore gourmet restaurants, art venues, and newer hotels that have taken the focus away from gambling and put it on stylish design. Whatever your desires, there’s a good chance Vegas can dish it up.

A local’s pocket guide to Las Vegas

Jenny Crossling

Viator's resident Vegas expert, Jenny feels incredibly fortunate to live in what she believes to be one of the most vibrant, exciting, and colorful cities in the world.

The first thing you should do in Las Vegas is...

a hop-on hop-off tour to get your bearings along the Strip and in the Fremont Street area. Get to know the crossroads, too, as that’s how locals give directions.

A perfect Saturday in Las Vegas...

involves visiting the Mob Museum, the Neon Museum, and the Fremont East district, where there are plenty of cool restaurants and bars. Finishing your evening with a cocktail at Circa.

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

Vegas’ entertainment scene. From stars like Celine Dion and Britney to over-the-top shows and world-class sports teams like the Vegas Golden Knights and the Raiders, Vegas has it all.

To discover the "real" Las Vegas...

head to the desert. Red Rock Canyon has great year-round outdoor activities; the Valley of Fire has incredibly stunning scenery; and Lake Mead is a boaters paradise.

For the best view of the city...

go to the Skyfall Lounge or the Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay for a view of the Strip. Or, visit the Apex Rooftop Bar for panoramic views over the entire valley.

One thing people get wrong...

is thinking we all live on the Strip (not the suburbs) and that Las Vegas has no culture, when there’s actually a thriving arts district and Performing Arts Center. Oh, and we don’t all work in casinos.

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