Places to Visit in Las Vegas

When you are in Las Vegas, the main question tends to be where not to visit.  There are so many things to see, and so many things to do that cutting it down to just a few may be difficult.  Nobody should miss the world famous “strip,” but what to do on this stretch of road may be hard to pin down.  For those who may have a hard time deciding, here is an overview of the best things to do here.

As you approach Las Vegas, you see it rise out of the desert like a glittering oasis.  Especially if you enter Las Vegas after the sun goes down, the lights can be nearly blinding.  You find yourself wanting to see and do everything.  However, chances are that you have to choose.  Start with the Town Square on the south end of the strip.  This is a great dining and shopping experience where you can catch a movie, or spend the night at one of their nightclubs.  Don’t forget to pick up a chocolate or two at the Godiva chocolate shop.

Move up the strip to Mandalay Bay.  Take in the shops at Mandalay Place, and when you make your way over to Luxor through Mandalay Place, you can enjoy the Titanic exhibit.  Excalibur is the next hotel on this little excursion, and you still haven’t even been outside since you reached Mandalay Bay.  Excalibur is great if you have children in your group.  You can take your children down to the Fantasy Faire on the lowest level.  The Tournament of Kings is also on this level, where you can immerse yourself in a medieval joust, and have a feast while cheering on your favorite knight. 

Upon exiting the Excalibur, you can go across the street to New York New York, where you will find an ESPN sports zone, Coyote Ugly bar where misbehavior is encouraged, or go down to the casino, where it is designed to look like the streets of New York, only cleaner.  On the other hand, you may prefer to go to the MGM Grand.  Here you will find the lion habitat, The Rainforest Cafe, and who can forget Studio 54, the slightly cleaned up version. 

Further up the strip, Bellagio’s fountains and conservatory are not to be missed.  If you like to shop, don’t forget to visit the Forum shops at Caesar’s Palace, the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian, and the Esplanade at the Wynn.  These are just a few of the sights that you cannot afford to miss in Las Vegas.  There are many, many more.