Las Vegas continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. According to KTNV, in 2019 more than 42 million people visited the City of Entertainment. With so many beautiful resorts, luxurious hotels, and fine dining restaurants to choose from, it’s no wonder why people flock to this adventurous getaway. What makes this city so famous are the mammoth casinos best known for gaming and mega events that attract tourists every year. For example, the recent 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was just held at the Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotels & Casinos, and the winner took home a $10 million grand prize.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the best places to visit in Vegas.
You can’t go to Vegas without passing through a casino, so might as well go and visit the best ones. Each casino is known for its special features, so if you’re looking for legendary poker rooms visit the Bellagio where they have 40 tables and two high-limit areas for those that want to go all-in. If blackjack is your game, pay a visit to Treasure Island as they offer the only blackjack game that pays 6-5 on a single deck. For those that stay away from tables and like to relax at slots, pass by Mandalay Bay and pick any slot machine out of the 1,700 that are spread throughout their ginormous casino floor.
2. Shopping Centers
The nightlife in Vegas is one of the best in the world, so you should be dressed to impress. If you need some advice on putting together an ensemble, our recent piece on ‘5 Tips to Create the Perfect Night Out Outfit’ goes into some important details to consider for any venue. With that said, you can visit some of the most luxurious fashion houses at The Forum Shops at Caesars, like Cartier, Fendi, or Gucci. If you are looking for brand name shopping at discounted prices, you could pass by the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and shop at stores like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, or Adidas, among others. Wherever you go, you’ll be guaranteed to have a shopping experience like no other.
3. Red Rock Canyon
If you’re all dealt out at the poker tables, there is serenity in Las Vegas in the form of Red Rock Canyon. A post on things to do in Vegas by Poker.org claims that one of the top things to do once your poker game ends is to head over to Red Rock Canyon. If you drive towards the west from the Strip past the Summerlin area, you’ll reach the gorgeous Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area. People can walk the beautiful trails, go on an easy hike, and even enjoy a picnic if you bring food. Since its a conservation area, you’ll see all sorts of stunning wildlife, like desert tortoise, Gila monster, and desert bighorn sheep, among others. You’ll also be surrounded by the dramatic reddish mountains, so make sure to bring a camera with you to capture some striking memories while you’re at one with nature. For more information about Red Rock visit BLM.gov.
4. Fremont Street
Before the birth of the famous Strip located on Las Vegas Boulevard, there was Fremont Street, which is now referred to by locals as the “old Strip.” Located in the downtown area of the city, tourists and locals flock to this neighborhood gem to enjoy the casual party scene that is filled with entertainment. Every night, there are free live music performances from local and international bands. There are small shops and restaurants and sometimes street vendors selling local specialties. The Fremont Street Experience is also known for its signature attraction – the Viva Vision Light Show, which is the world’s largest digital display on an LED screen. A full Vegas experience wouldn’t be complete without the Fremont Street Experience.
Vegas has so much to offer each tourist — whether it’s the games, retail, nature, or entertainment, there’s always an adventure designed to everyone’s liking. Try these places out and discover Vegas in a way you haven’t before.