Las Vegas is the most populated city in Nevada. Most of the time I even forget there are other parts of Nevada because really, outside of Vegas, what is there? Ok, that may not be really fair to Nevada, but Vegas is going to be my focus in this blog. I love Vegas and if you do not love Vegas, it has to be because you have never been there.
It calls itself the Entertainment Capital of the World and while that might be a bit strong, it is definitely tops for entertainment in the US. Many have tried to compete, but they simply can’t. There are so many things to do in Vegas, I could spend a month there and never get bored. Really, there are casinos, restaurants, bars, comedy shows, musical acts, and so much more. I am going to highlight some of my favorites. In my opinion there are things you just should not miss.
I am going to start with you should see one of the artists in residency. I mean, come on, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, and Gwen Stefani, do I really need to say anymore than that? If there is someone specific you want to see, you should plan your trip around that. The dates start and stop, so make sure the one you want will be there when you are.
One that seems to be something I should not have to mention, but will anyway is the casinos. Even if you are not a gambler, go to them. I am not much of a gambler, so I am easily swayed by the majesty of the casinos. The lights, the sounds and just everything about them draws me in. However, I am like a little kid and want to see the next bright light. What I do know is that there are some casinos that are better than others. There are some that are best if you are into blackjack and others that are better for roulette. You should do a little research before you go to find the one that is best suited for you. Or, you can be like me and go for the lights.
I think dining, drinking and shopping are also some obvious must do’s while in Vegas, so I am going to bypass them for a moment. I really want to focus on some other things that you really must try while you are visiting the city of lights. Zip lining across Vegas. You have to do it! You can actually zip line over the strip. This is a one of a kind experience that you will not be able to find anywhere else.
There is art on display in public all over the city. There is a gallery at the O Theatre that houses bronze sculptures. The Bellagio lobby has a ceiling that is a massive piece of art. The Shops at Crystals has an art installation that is somewhat a secret (maybe not anymore) that is also free. All you have to do is schedule an appointment. There is literally art throughout the city that would be shameful to miss.
Do not miss the newly renovated Park MGM. It has dining. It has bars. It has rides. It has it all and it cost $650 million dollars and several years to complete. It has themed areas and feels like a city unto itself. This should be a must see on your Vegas bucket list. This city really has so much to offer. You can’t spend just one trip there. You must come back again and again.