If you can’t find something fabulous to do in Las Vegas, you might simply be suffering from overload (or need to take a break from The Strip). The most out-there things you never thought you’d do (or even want to do) are all at your fingertips. From yoga on the world’s highest Ferris wheel to dining surrounded by authentic Picasso paintings to racing street-illegal cars with professional race car drivers, here’s our short list of can’t-miss experiences. Read on for our editors’ picks of the coolest things to do in Las Vegas.
Coolest Things to Do in Las Vegas
1. The Strip
The 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs through the city from northeast to southwest, known as the Strip, is where the action is. Lined with huge entertainment palaces, many built with a defining theme, and home to performance venues, luxury hotel rooms, and fine dining, this is what most people think of when they picture Las Vegas.
One of the must-do’s in Las Vegas is walking along the Strip and soaking up the sights. It’s particularly impressive at night, when the city is illuminated by an endless succession of glittering neon signs. This area is a never-ending feast for the senses.
Generally speaking, the Las Vegas Strip runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel to Treasure Island Hotel. To truly experience Las Vegas, stay on The Strip, preferably at one of the major resorts.
2. Fremont Street Experience
In old downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street is a pedestrian-only area with all kinds of unique sites. A five-block section of Fremont Street is covered over with a canopy of LED lights that illuminate the sky in a spectacle of different colors and designs as you walk below.
Known as the Fremont Street Experience, each night a fantastic music and visual show takes place overhead. Street performers and special entertainment acts often perform outdoors in this area. Fremont Street is in downtown Las Vegas, a few kilometers from the Strip.