Las Vegas – it’s a vibrant city that is filled with unlimited entertainment and adds to that opportunities – and you can create memories that can last a lifetime. What has it not done – it has inspired movies and drew in celebrities, and it even continues to attract people that want to experience a unique lifestyle.
But you know what – Las Vegas is a lot more than what the movies portray. If you are a few of the lucky ones who have been planning to have your next vacation at Las Vegas, there are a whole lot of exciting things for you to try out there!
But first, you have to make sure that you find the right place to stay in Las Vegas during the holidays – and if you want to do it in style, you have ‘The Cosmopolitan of Vegas’ to hop on to.
Located on the Las Vegas Strip, if you are looking for luxury, then, ‘The Cosmopolitan of Vegas’ is the place you should look out for – it’s known for its premium amenities such as rooftop pools, dining options, casino, spa, and even a fitness center.
That said, if you plan to drive to the hotel, you are in luck for it also comprises a convenient valet service as well as self-parking which is available 24-hours a day.
So, what places should be on your must-visit in Las Vegas – let’s take a look.
Watching the Bellagio Fountain Show
Known to be the most iconic fountains in the world, the Bellagio Fountain is located midway along The Strip, in which the main and perhaps the most famous attraction is a complex choreographed display of cascading water, lights, and music.
One of the best parts is that the fountains can rise to as much as about 460 feet into the air – having a certain beauty to this place, it is considered to be one of the most romantic places in the world.
Walking ‘The Strip’
Filled with impressive hotels and combined with neon lights and casinos, ‘The Strip’ is always buzzing with life.
Designed to be pedestrian-friendly, it’s length is around 4.2 miles with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, casinos and performance venues to choose from.
Taking a selfie at the Las Vegas Sign
Today, most of us don’t leave home without a phone, so, why not make full use of it at one of the most iconic places in Las Vegas?
Make sure that you take a selfie at the iconic Las Vegas sign – it’s quite a big attraction due to its big size and eye-catching neon lights. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this sign has become a landmark in itself that has been celebrated for its design and engineering, and to this day, it continues.
Spending a night at the Death Valley
Now, don’t get scared by the name – Death Valley is a national park, and the name is because this park has the record for the highest temperature.
But despite the weather, this place is renowned for its natural diversity where you can marvel at the wildflowers and the panoramic views alike. That said, visitors can also enjoy drives, and can stay at ‘The Inn at Death Valley’.
Taking a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon
What’s Las Vegas if you don’t visit the Grand Canyon – one of the most photographed and beautiful locations among the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is carved out by the Colorado River over millions of years.
And one of the most fun ways to view it is by going on a helicopter tour and marveling at the breath-taking aerial views of the Grand Canyon, including the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
Driving through the Valley of Fire
Make sure that you at least spend a day at the Valley of Fire – it’s a location where there are unique red rock formations of Aztec sandstone that spans across 40,000 acres. Having a mixture of pink, orange and red texture, the valley looks as if it’s on fire when the sunlight hits them, and hence, the name.
That said, the Valley of Fire has several stops such as The Beehives, Elephant Rock, Mouse’s Tank, and Pink Canyon as well as many camping and picnicking sites.
On a trip to the Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
If you are heading off to Las Vegas with your family, then, Bryce Canyon is a must-visit place. Located only a few miles away from the Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon is home to multi-colored sandstone cliffs with unrivaled natural beauty, and that holds historical importance.
Even though Bryce Canyon is the smallest National Park in Utah, yet, it has the highest concentration of hoodoos (a tall and thin spire of rock that is created by erosion and weathering) in the world.
Watching a show
Las Vegas has no shortage of entertainment options, having a home to some of the most impressive and professional shows, and one such show to attend is the Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil and which is held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
It’s inspired by the late King of Pop, and it’s a show that follows global messages of peace, love, and unity, plus it also includes aerial acrobatics and fantastic dance routines, making it one of the unforgettable experiences.
It’s all about shopping!!
While Las Vegas is not Paris or New York, it doesn’t mean that there is a shortage of shopping venues – Las Vegas is chock full of shopping venues with numerous malls located on The Strip, and even inside many hotel complexes.
With stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue to Neiman Marcus, there’s something for every person and budget.
How about sky-jumping from the stratosphere?
A visit to Las Vegas is not complete without SkyJump – located at the Stratosphere Hotel, SkyJump is not for the weak-hearted as the individuals will leap from 855 feet in height.
Of course, you will have to be over 14 years of age, and the experience costs less than $150 per person, so, it’s worth a try, if you want to get your heart racing!