30 May Top things to do on the Las Vegas Strip
Has life been getting you down lately? We all need to let our hair down, sometimes – and there’s no better place to do that than in Vegas.
Aptly described as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, Nevada has just what you need, no matter your interests. Below, we’ll run down the best of what the Las Vegas Strip has to offer.
(1) Hit the gaming floors
Cliche as it may be, it just wouldn’t be a proper Vegas trip if you didn’t put a bit of money at risk. Despite featuring theatre productions, amusement parks, and interesting museums, gaming is what Vegas is famous for.
Even if you aren’t the type to gamble, pop three dollars in a penny slot and see what happens. If you lose, you’re out three dollars. If you get lucky, you get to tell friends and family back home about your big win!
There’s more than just slots, as well. Roulette, baccarat, and blackjack are all games that are easy to learn, and fun to play. Practice baccarat online in your hotel room first if you want to brush up on your skills. Set a budget, stay within it, and you’ll be fine.
(2) Check out a show
In the 1950s, Las Vegas offered little more than gaming, drinking, and local entertainment. To expand their operations, resort owners began to construct theatres. In them, they would feature the best stage shows in America, and eventually, the world.
As the decades progressed, Penn & Teller, Siegfried & Roy, and The Blue Man Group became household names. Today, The Strip almost rivals NYC’s Broadway in the variety of shows available.
Many productions can book up days in advance. As such, it is best to plan ahead – check out the best shows in Vegas, and get your tickets before you arrive.
(3) Dine at its finest restaurants
Life’s too short to eat mediocre food on vacation. Fortunately, the Las Vegas Strip has a high concentration of top-flight restaurants. Celebrity chefs began many of these operations – these include venues like Restaurant Guy Savoy, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, and Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen.
(4) Take in a Vegas Golden Knights game
When Las Vegas got a National Hockey League franchise, expectations were low among pundits. However, Golden Knights management wanted to make a big splash. In their inaugural year, they almost did the impossible – win the Stanley Cup.
In their second year, they did almost as well, making it to the Western Conference semifinals. If you’re in Vegas between October and April (or later), take in a game. You’ll get to see the most exciting sport on Earth, and the Knights have a great chance of winning on any given night.
(5) Get a selfie with the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign
In the era of Instagram, not getting a photo with the Las Vegas sign would be an unthinkable blunder. Situated at the southern end of The Strip (south of Mandalay Bay), it has been a Las Vegas icon since 1959.
Approximately a mile walk south of Mandalay Bay, visiting the sign is a great way to get some exercise. The earlier you go, the less crazy the crowds will be!