Las Vegas is everyone’s playground. No matter what you’re into—dining, recreation, live music or more—this destination holds something for every style, taste, and personality. Whether you’re looking for extraordinary experiences or affordable things to do in Las Vegas, this list will help you fill up your itinerary fast and leave you wanting to visit again.
The Greatest Sports Viewing Experience
Las Vegas is The Greatest Arena on Earth™, which means there’s always exhilarating sports action happening here. Depending on who your team is, you can cheer them on at Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden, Orleans Arena, Thomas & Mack Center, The Dollar Loan Center Arena or Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
If it’s an away game, Las Vegas has a plethora of fantastic sports books and fun sports bars where you can watch the game! Vegas elevates sports viewing—you won’t experience something like this anywhere else!
The Best Concerts of Your Life
Boredom is simply not an option in Las Vegas as it’s The Entertainment Capital of the World. The calendar is continuously jam-packed, from concerts and music festivals to comedy sets, performing arts and production shows.
In one weekend in Vegas, you can see world-famous musicians take the stage from pop stars like Adele and John Legend to country acts like Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. There are also opportunities to laugh at one of the globe’s favorite comedians (Gabriel Iglesias routinely slays), take in a Broadway musical (The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has a fabulous Broadway Las Vegas series), and watch some amazing circus acts do the unimaginable (Cirque du Soleil amazes nightly with six resident shows).
The Dining—and Drinks—You’ll Be Raving About
Foodies are right at home in Las Vegas, where restaurants and celebrity chefs are met with the very best street eats and comfort-food favorites.
If you’re looking for fine dining, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SAHARA Las Vegas offers carnivores the very best, Golden Steer Steakhouse features classic gourmet service with a slice of Vegas history, and Nobu Las Vegas at Caesars Palace offers refined Japanese cuisine in a luxe and modern setting.
Whether you’re looking for pre-game grub or post-club eats, Secret Pizza at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas or Grand Lux Café at The Venetian are solid spots. There’s also the diverse array of cuisine at Block 16 Food Hall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas or the Forum Food Hall at Caesars Palace—sandwiches, salads and more can be found at each. You also can take in a chef demonstration before dining on delicious Italian fare at Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM Las Vegas. Dining—or snacking—has never been this good!
If you’re thirsty, the destination has spectacular bars and lounges to grab a drink at. Whether you’re enjoying the view at Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas or people-watching at Oak & Ivy at Downtown Container Park, there’s always a show to see with your cocktail. You also could opt for a speakeasy experience like that of The Laundry Room or opt for a sub-zero sipping experience at Minus 5 Ice Bar.
The Attractions You’ll Remember Forever
There is so much to see and do in Las Vegas, you’ll need a repeat trip to fit it all in. Go with the flow of your crew’s schedule and start with some free, ongoing attractions like the Fountains of Bellagio, the botanical gardens at Wynn Las Vegas or the free circus acts at Circus Circus Las Vegas. Don’t forget to take a selfie at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas’ Waterfall Atrium and you can’t miss the state-of-the-art, property-wide GLOW show at Resorts World Las Vegas.
If you’re looking for a thrill, take a ride on The Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. You can also see the sights from the heights at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod or The High Roller at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. For a more interactive experience, check out The Mob Museum or The Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas, or swing by AREA15 to find out what’s new at the immersive art complex.
Get Outside and Take in the Sights
While Las Vegas is rife with exceptional attractions and entertainment, the destination is also one of the most beautiful places in the world to explore. From the sandstone of Red Rock Canyon to the blue waters of Lake Mead, there’s an outdoor experience here for everyone. The Hoover Dam and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park are also local points of interest.
For a truly elevated experience, take a helicopter ride over the Strip or the Grand Canyon with Maverick Helicopters. Or you can stay close to the ground—or water—with a kayak tour on the Colorado River led by Evolution Expeditions, a horseback ride at Red Rock Canyon, or a tour of the Mojave Desert with Best ATV Tours LV.
There is so much to take in while visiting this beautiful and exciting destination, you’ll be awed and entertained nonstop. Las Vegas has so many things to do, you’re going to need a repeat trip. Start planning now—once you’ve locked down a resort to stay at, don’t forget to fit in some fabulous dining!