While many people simply go to Las Vegas to gamble, there is a huge variety of other things to do in Sin city. Here are five of them:
Visit the Bellagio fountains – this free water show at the Bellagio Hotel is a huge attraction on the Strip. There are a 1 000 fountains that are choreographed to music that ranges from Sinatra to Madonna. The show begins at 3pm during the week and occurs regularly throughout the evening.
Go and watch a live show – Las Vegas refers to itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World and this is evident in the huge variety of quality live performances available on a daily basis. Have a laugh at one of the popular comedy shows, watch the acrobatic performers from Cirque du Soleil or book a seat at the acclaimed Blue Man Group as they present their combination of theatre, art, music and science.
Head out of town – to escape the crowds take a trip to see the Grand Canyon. If your time is short then the distance is too great to drive and you should consider booking a helicopter ride. The trip takes you on a stunning journey to this dramatic natural wonder and you can even stop for lunch along the way.
Treat yourself to a meal – it might break the bank but it’s not often you can say you’ve eaten food made by France’s “Chef of the Century”. One of Las Vegas’ best restaurants is the L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand. It has three Michelin stars and a long list of honours and awards.
Go for a run – the Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ marathon are annual races that take place around the Strip. The marathon is one of the oldest races in the country and the event takes place at night.