I just conquered my first trip to Las Vegas! It was everything I thought it would be and more! Flashing lights, Elvis impersonators, cigarette smoke, and casinos literally everywhere pretty much sums up “the strip”. The hotels were beautiful, and filled with activities. Although the weather was at record-breaking highs, people were still out and about all day, everyday. Here is a quick list of things you should definitely check out if you are traveling to the “Sin City.”
Las Vegas Sign: Make sure to stop by the famous Las Vegas sign and snap a picture! There will be many others there doing the same thing but, don’t let the line deter you.
SlotZilla Ziplining: After seeing so many different people on tv go ziplining at Fremont, it was on the top of my must-do list while I was there. It was well worth it. If you plan to do this, make sure you go at night when the sun has gone down and the lights are turned way up!
Fremont: Ziplining isn’t the only thing at the Fremont strip. It’s filled with music, snacks, casinos, drinks, and street performers. I even ran into Welven Da Great, the “Deez Nuts” guy! There is a lot happening at Freemont, you are sure to find or see something interesting.
New York New York Roller Coaster: This roller coaster was no joke. There were twists, turns, inclines, declines, and my personal favorite up-side down loops. It lasted all of about 2 minutes but it was a thrill filled 2 minutes that will have you screaming at the top of your lungs!
High Roller: The High Roller was an amazing experience. It is similar to a ferris wheel, but composed of several huge pods. The pods are air-conditioned and you are able to bring along your adult beverages while you slowly make your way to the top of the wheel.
Stratosphere: The Stratosphere was a very romantic and intimate outing. There are several things to do in the building, but I visited the lounge. They had a great drink special. If possible do this at night as well to see the entire city and the beautiful lights.
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum: The museum was filled with so many lifelike figures! They featured about 3 floors of wax figures. Celebrities such as Mike Tyson, Will Smith, and of course Elvis. This was a great way to get out of the heat for about an hour! Make sure you have your camera ready!
Fat Tuesday’s: These stands are located all over the strip. They feature tasty alcoholic slushies available in several sizes. Once you purchase your first drink, you purchase the cup. The cup can be refilled for a lower price how every many times you can handle!
Shopping: Shopping is another great way to esacpe the heat. There are so many malls. Even if you just end up window shopping, it is a great way to cool off. I highly recommend going into Ceasar’s Palace. There are many upacale shops, but regular shops as well. The ceilings and design of the mall are simply gorgeous. There are fountains, statues, and more.
Gambling: At first I was totally against gambling, but with casinos at every step, I eventually gave in. If you are not a gambler at least give it a try on the slots with as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. You never know, you may come out a big winner!
Whether you are going to elope, for a girls or guys weekend, you will see some unforgetable things and make some euphoric memories. Remember, what happens in Vegas…you know the rest! Let me know about your must-do events in Vegas in the comments!