6 Things To Do In Las Vegas For The Best Vacation Ever

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Many think that all you do in Las Vegas is drink, gamble and party, and while that’s true, there’s so much more to the vibrant city. Considered to be a grown up’s playground, Las Vegas is indeed a vibrant city in the middle of the desert, but there’s more than just the iconic Strip that features all the big hotels and casinos. But if you’re not really into gambling or partying, there are a lot of other things you can do in Vegas to still have a great time. So although the city is known for it neon lights and famous sights, here are a few fun things to do in Las Vegas to have the best vacation ever:

  1. Explore the Strip

Put on your walking shoes and explore the iconic Strip. Soak in the neon sights, colorful people and everything else that the Strip offers. It’s fairly long, so you know that you’ll be walking for a while, but it’ll be a blast. And the cool thing about Las Vegas is that you can walk outside with alcohol, so you’ll be able to walk with your favorite cocktail in hand as you explore the Strip and check out the Vegas scene. And it’s here you’ll be able to see all of the city’s most iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower at Paris, the Bellagio Fountains and so much more!

  1. The Mob Museum

Las Vegas used to be home to some of America’s biggest gangsters and has a rich history in the 20the century gangster era. You can actually visit the Mob Museum that’s located at the city’s former federal courthouse that’s located in the downtown area of old Vegas. It features 12 exhibits that’s devoted to America’s mob history, providing visitors with loads of info on notorious gangsters like Bugsy Siegel, Al Capone and John Gotti, as well as the dedicated FBI agents and G-men who worked to crush them.

  1. Freemont Street Experience

Before there was the Strip, there was Freemont Street where all the classic, but less-visited- casinos are and now this section of Vegas is home to a fun tourist stop called the Freemont Street Experience. It features a huge LED canopy and occupies several blocks of Freemont Street. You can hear cool sounds thanks to its 555,000W sound system that also provides intervals of entertainment every hour between 6 P.M. and 11 P.M. Visitors can keep distracted by the numerous food stands, stores and even partake in a fun zipline along the route.

  1. Big Apple Rollercoaster At new York-New York

The New York-New York Hotel and Casino is a fun replica of The Big Apple and features a faux-Manhattan Skyline complete with things like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside are various shops and eateries, including a NYC-style pizzeria, as well as plenty of casino games. But many like to take a ride on the Big Apple Rollercoaster that weaves through the skyline and features amazing views of the Strip. It’s a fun ride that will delight those of all ages!

  1. The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris

Visit the City of Lights in Vegas while stopping off at the Paris Hotel and Casino. As one of the Strip’s most popular places, you’ll find a replica of the famed Arc de Triomphe, décor that looks like the same décor from the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower that is 46 stories high right in the middle of the Strip. You can visit the top for a small fee and even book a wonderful meal at the restaurant. Inside the casino the French theme continues and you can even shop some of its swanky stores or have the night of your life up at the Chateau rooftop club

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  1. Visit the Mirage’s Volcano

If you’re feeling lucky, you’ll definitely want to stop in and drop some cash inside the Mirage’s casino, which is considered one of the luckiest places on the Strip. But if that’s not your thing, you can easily check out its massive volcano. The Polynesian-themed casino has its own man-made volcano that spews fireballs to the sounds of The Grateful Dead and really looks like a volcano exploding with all the theatrics! And the hotel is also home to a 20,000-gallon saltwater aquarium and is where you can see dolphins at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. There’s also great shopping, restaurants and various nightlife places to party. If you have time to take in a show, check out the Cirque du Soleil “LOVE” performance inspired by the music from The Beatles.

 

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7 Things To Do In L.A. For An Amazing Vacation

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Los Angeles is a tourist’s dream! The sunny weather, friendly locals and amazing sights all combine to provide them with one amazing vacation. The City of Angels is one of the world’s most visited cities thanks to its numerous attractions and natural beauty. The vibrant city provides something for everyone – families, singles and those who are just looking for a good time! From beaches to the mountains, amusement parks and movie stars, Los Angeles is a great place for any type of vacation you’re looking for. If you’re planning a trip to Los Angeles, here are some fun things to do to have an amazing vacation:

  1. Visit the beach

Los Angles is home to beautiful beaches. There’s Santa Monica, which has it’s own pier complete with rides and games; Malibu with its fancy restaurants and million-dollar homes; Venice beach with its eclectic characters; and Redondo Beach with its vibrant nightlife filled with bars and the like. Heading to the beach is one of the first thing tourists do to experience the city and it should be at the top of your list, too! You can take a dip in the Pacific ocean, lay out in the sand or walk the pier and experience the locals.

  1. Get star struck in Hollywood

A huge reason so many tourists want to visit L.A. is because it’s home to Hollywood, the movie capital of the world. Not only can you take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see your favorite celebrity, star, artist or personality, that you can also check out the hand and footprints of some of the most iconic names in Hollywood at the iconic Chinese Theater. Hollywood also boasts lots of cool places to see, eat and shop, providing tourists with lots to see and do. And if you want to see where the rich and famous stay, you can book one of many celebrity tours that will take you all around the city’s hotspots and even outside the homes of celebrities. An L.A. trip isn’t complete without a visit to Hollywood!

  1. View amazing art

Although museums aren’t exactly at the top of every tourist’s list, when you visit L.A. you can’t miss out on the art that’s at the city’s Getty Center. It’s one of the best museums in the world thanks to its generous endowments that allows it to have such an impressive collection. You can view several works of art from historic artists like Monet, Rubens, Renoir, Van Gogh and Cezanne. The museum also has a vast photography collection and the ground themselves are a reason to visit thanks to its picturesque scenery and gardens, including its fine sculpture garden.

  1. Visit Rodeo Drive

Of course you’ve probably heard of Rodeo Drive or at least scene it in movies (“Pretty Woman” being one of them) and now you can actually stroll along one of the world’s most luxurious streets. Even if you can’t afford to buy anything from the street’s many high-end stores, it’s still fun to experience it. And you can even visit Anderson Court, which is the only shopping mall ever to be designed by the famous Frank Lloyd Wright.

  1. Take a stroll down Museum Row

If museums are your thing, you’ll want to take a stroll down Museum Row, which is home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), with the focal pound the BP Grand Entrance that includes the stunning installation (and most photographed entrance ever) of Chris Burden’s Urban Light. And that’s right across the street from the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Craft & Folk Art Museum.

  1. Visit Disneyland

If you have kids (or even if you’re a big kid), you have to stop by Disneyland to experience the Happiest Place On Earth! The legendary theme park has Disneyland and California Adventure and provides guests with loads of rides, food and attractions! Many like to at least visit for two days to get the most of the two parks and if you have a family, it’s practically a must when you visit L.A.!

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  1. Visit Universal Studios

If you’re not a huge fan of all things Disney, then you can easily get your fill at Universal Studios, which also boasts fun rides and various attractions. The theme park is also located in the heart of Universal City Walk, which boasts loads of shops, restaurants and more!

L.A. is an amazing city and a great place to visit any time of the year thanks to the great weather all year round. With so much to do, you’ll definitely want to make sure you stay for at least a week to see and do everything on your list!