It’s not just New York that never sleeps. There is another city that offers a 24-hour extravaganza of entertainment and excitement. You’ll never run out of things to do in Las Vegas.
But if you’re looking to get away only for rest and relaxation, than this probably isn’t the destination for you. Oh sure, there are plenty of places to unwind – like the gigantic pools and spas offering a full range of amenities. But Vegas is like one big party offering first-class entertainment, gambling, dining, people-watching and so much more.
One thing is certain: you will have a lot of fun in Vegas. Here are 7 things to do in Las Vegas…
1. Gamble. Las Vegas is the gambling mecca of the world. No one has to gamble, but when you’re right there in the heart of where the action is – who can resist playing a few hands of black jack or dropping some coins into a slot machine? The trick is to only spend your ‘play money’ and to enjoy the experience. If you win, it’s a bonus. But you can’t win if you don’t play. On my first visit here I was lucky enough to win $2000 on a $1 slot machine. So winning is possible. Just don’t bet the farm on it and you’ll have a lot of fun while you enjoy a complimentary cocktail or two.
2. Take in a live show. Vegas is famous for its entertainment and you’ll see why with your first show. What you’ll see is a first rate, professional production, akin to what you would expect to see on Broadway. The variety of entertainment offered here is staggering and many shows have ticket availability on the day of the performance. Be sure to visit one of the official discount ticket booths to get the best possible price on the show of your choice the same evening.
3. Explore the various resorts. Don’t worry about walking into another hotel complex here. It’s something that is actually encouraged and it’s one the ‘must’ things to do in Las Vegas. Check out and compare the various casinos, hotel lobbies, shopping areas and the special attractions each of the big hotels offer. This in itself is a fun and entertaining way to capture the flavor of Vegas.
Of all the things to do here, these three are part of the true Vegas experience. Sure, there are hundreds of other options to see and do, and you’ll be hard pressed to cram them all into one short vacation. But if you do a little gambling, take in a show, and visit some of the bigger resorts, you’ll capture the essence of Las Vegas and you will return again.