Here at Iva Says, we’ve talked about Route 66, the Great American Road Trip, and covering all that distance could whet the appetite for more traveling around the United States. Route 66 passes within 100 miles or so of Las Vegas, and Sin City is a major tourist attraction that everyone should visit at some point.
In 2021 alone, over 30 million people visited the beautiful city in Nevada, and for a good reason. Las Vegas is packed to the brim with all kinds of activities regardless of your hobbies and no matter what time of night you like to be active. This article is a guide to five of the best things to do in Las Vegas.
1. Play The Casinos
There are at least 60 casinos in Las Vegas, and each of them houses so many different games for people to try. In fact, some of the hotels in Las Vegas have their own casinos, so you don’t even have to leave your place of residence if you want to have a drink and play a few hands. Places like the legendary Bellagio have many activities to participate in alongside your usual game of poker or roulette, like the Cirque du Soleil show. The Cosmopolitan Casino is another gorgeous casino with bars and even a “Secret Pizza” joint. Those are just a few casinos for you to explore in Vegas.
2. Take In A Sports Game
There are plenty of things to do in Sin City, and going to watch sports teams are one of the top attractions in Las Vegas that don’t involve poker and casinos. Over the last couple of years, Las Vegas has become quite the spot for sporting events such as boxing. Vegas also has three professional teams; the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, and in the NHL with the Golden Knights. The Aces are just coming off their championship run, and the Golden Knights are currently first in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. Any sporting event is bound to be an experience of a lifetime as more franchises settle in Sin City.
3. Enjoy A Show
It’s so easy to look at the media and believe that casinos, slots, and games are the only things Las Vegas has to offer, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Some of the best acts in music history have stopped by and performed in Las Vegas. Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Anderson Paak, Elvis Presley, Adele, and more have all performed in Vegas. The Park Theater at Park MGM can provide a grand arena experience, but there are also smaller venues like the Backstage Bar and Billiards, which provides the classic old-school mosh pit experience.
4. Go For A Hike
After a long day of exchanging hands and winning money, we’ve got to find some time to exercise, right? One of the more underrated aspects of Las Vegas is the nature of it all. Yes, the shining lights, the glamor, and the sounds are attractive, but the second one steps out of the city, you’re greeted with some of the country’s best sights. The Red Rock Canyon and the Grand Canyon are breathtaking sights that must be visited; you can’t find vistas like these in all of the United States.
5. Hit The Numerous Landmarks and Attractions
Las Vegas has many other attractions and pristine landmarks for tourists to visit, so when you’re done getting a bag from the poker table, there’s still much to do and see. The Mob Museum houses an entire history of crime and has an interactive element with two games to engage in. An underrated part of the Las Vegas experience is Fremont Street. There are so many places to visit on that strip alone, such as restaurants, bars, and free concerts; the list is endless.