About Las Vegas
Las Vegas, an entertainment oasis in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, continues to capture the world’s imagination in this surreal destination where anything is possible. Beyond the 24 hour excitement and lure of its many casinos and magnificently themed hotels, Las Vegas offers world class dining, shows, night clubs, concerts, shopping, golf and spas. Here there is something for everybody, whether it’s basking in the desert sun on the vast hotel pool decks, taking in one of the many top performers or Cirque du Soleil shows, riding the LinQ High Roller Wheel (the world’s tallest Ferris wheel at 550 feet, holding 40 people in each cabin) or a visit to Fremont Street, where Las Vegas all began before the development of the Strip in the 1970s. Many of the original casinos, such as Golden Nugget, Main Street Station and El Cortez are still in business in “Old Vegas.” The free Viva Vision light show at the Fremont Street Experience is a must-see in Las Vegas. The Viva Vision canopy is the world’s largest video screen, providing a larger-than-life entertainment experience.
Along with all the manmade amusement, there is fabulous nature too. Make time to explore the beautiful desert that surrounds Las Vegas by visiting the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, where you can admire colorful rock formations on several hiking trails or a 13 mile scenic drive. If you are seeking solitude, you can visit Death Valley National Park, located about 1 ½ hours from Las Vegas. Or you can admire the engineering feat of Hoover Dam, located about 45 minutes from Las Vegas.
Things To Do in Las Vegas
World Class Shows: An amazing variety to choose from – Cirque du Soleil, concerts and magic.
Casinos: Try your luck at one of the world’s top casinos.
Roller Coasters/Rides: Check out the roller coasters at New York New York and Stratosphere, the VooDoo Zipline at Rio that runs between the hotel’s two towers, and the LinQ High Roller Ferris Wheel located a short walk from Caesars Palace.
Fountains of Bellagio: Located at the neighboring Bellagio hotel, this is an iconic, spectacular show of thoughtfully interwoven water, music and light.
Visit Freemont Street: This is the original Las Vegas, before the Strip emerged.
Helicopter Ride to Grand Canyon: This is a full one day excursion. Check online for tour providers.
Hoover Dam & Lake Mead: Located 45 minutes from Las Vegas. Check online for tour providers.
Death Valley National Park: Experience extreme desert solitude just 1½ hours from Las Vegas.
Kayaking on Colorado River and other Nature Expeditions: One possible outfitter is Evolution Expeditions at https://evolutionexpeditions.com.
Official Convention & Visitors Bureau
For more information on Las Vegas and all it has to offer, visit www.visitlasvegas.com, the website of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.