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Las Vegas Strip: The High Roller at The LINQ Ticket

1. Las Vegas Strip: The High Roller at The LINQ Ticket

There's no better way to enjoy the views of Las Vegas than from the top of the High Roller. This observation wheel, which stands over 550 feet tall (around 168 meters), provides the perfect viewpoint to see everything that’s going on along the Strip. See for yourself during a 30-minute revolution in one of the High Roller’s 28 air-conditioned compartments. The High Roller even beats out the London Eye as the biggest observation wheel in the world. During your ride, an amusing audio tour will cover the history of Las Vegas, perfectly timed to point out the area’s landmarks as they appear during the rotation. The High Roller is located at the heart of Las Vegas’s LINQ, a lively promenade featuring bars, shops, and restaurants. This leaves you in the perfect place to continue your evening after experiencing Las Vegas from above.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon West Bus Tour with Hoover Dam Stop

Embark on a full-day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon with a narrated bus tour. Throughout the day, admire scenic views of the Joshua Tree Forest National Park, the Hoover Dam, the Colorado River, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Start with pickup from Las Vegas and meet your professional driver/guide who will provide information about the sights along the way. You will receive a light breakfast snack upon boarding the Grand Canyon bus. Enjoy a 15-minute stop at the Hoover Dam for a photo opportunity and an amazing view of the Bypass Bridge. Upon arrival at the West Rim, enjoy your first views of the majestic Colorado River below. Take in the spectacular views from Eagle and Guano points. If you hike the trail at Guano Point, reach the West Rim’s highest point, where the views of the Colorado River below are breathtaking. Afterwards, return to Las Vegas with drop-off at your hotel.

Las Vegas: FLY LINQ Zipline Fast-Track Ticket

3. Las Vegas: FLY LINQ Zipline Fast-Track Ticket

Soar through the sky at an altitude of at least 114 feet over the LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. Take an elevator on Las Vegas Boulevard to experience the city from new heights during both sunny days and sparkling nights.  If you're a thrill-seeker, this ticket is for you: on the FLY LINQ Zipline, travel over 1,000 feet and reach speeds of up to 35 m/h. Choose the standard seated position or, if you really want to feel like you're flying, the superhero position. Strap in and hurtle down a long zip line towards the base of the world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller. Soar over the most dynamic open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment district at the heart of the Strip for impressive views and an unforgettable ride.

Las Vegas: Entry to Madame Tussauds with a Gondola Cruise

4. Las Vegas: Entry to Madame Tussauds with a Gondola Cruise

Mix with megastars and get face-to-face with the famous only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, the world’s greatest wax museum! Meet Marvel’s megastars, Nick Fury, Hulk, Spidey, and Cap. Take a ride on Miley’s life-size wrecking ball and bow down to Queen Bey. Then spin a DJ set with headliner Steve Aoki. Take a plunge in our pool of a million poker chips and party with the Wolf Pack boys. It’s the best of Vegas in one unforgettable place. Next, take a gondola cruise on the water outside the iconic Venetian Hotel and Casino with views of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Float beneath bridges, beside cafes, under balconies, all while coasting down the Grand Canal. From the soothing sound of the water to the romantic songs of the gondoliers, you might even think you have been transported to Venice. Complete your experience by selecting the option to add a meal at the Hard Rock Cafe after your gondola ride.

Las Vegas: Nighttime Sightseeing Tour by Open-Top Bus

5. Las Vegas: Nighttime Sightseeing Tour by Open-Top Bus

Climb aboard an open-top double-decker bus for a night tour of Las Vegas. Experience the neon lights and electric buzz of “Sin City” after dark. See iconic sights like the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign, 'The Strat,' and the Excalibur Hotel. Drive down the Las Vegas Strip, and see dancing fountains and erupting volcanoes. Pass the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign at the gateway to the city, and continue downtown to the Golden Nugget. Here, take in the incredible Fremont Street Experience as you leave the bus for free time to explore the famous Fremont sound and light show. Check out the artists' kiosks and admire the costumed entertainers. Return to the bus and drive back to the Las Vegas Strip. Add on a 24-hour hop-on and hop-off bus ticket to your night tour and experience Las Vegas at your own pace. Enjoy extraordinary shopping opportunities and themed resorts, including monuments that evoke the romance of Venice, Paris, and New York. You will get access to the Las Vegas Strip/Downtown Route, with unlimited hop-on and hop-off privileges at multiple stops along the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas. Las Vegas Strip/Downtown Route:1. American Eagle Store at the MGM Grand west wing tour lobby 2. LINQ Promenade at The High Roller bus loading zone 3. Sahara Las Vegas LV Blvd entrance4. Arts and Antique District in front of Re-Bar 5. Mob Museum east of the main entrance6. The Strat on corner LV Blvd and Bob Stupak Ave 7. Treasure Island tour bus loading zone 8. Excalibur Hotel at the tour bus rotunda 9. Welcome to Las Vegas Sign in the Harley Davidson parking lot

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

6. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon Bus Tour & Optional Skywalk Ticket

Witness the breathtaking views across the Grand Canyon West on a guided trip from Las Vegas. Learn about the landscapes from your guide and visit the best vantage points, including the Skywalk and Guano Point. Depart Las Vegas in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast snack on the way to Grand Canyon West. Upon arrival, ride the shuttle to Eagle Point, where the Skywalk and gift shop are located. Get an incredible view of the eagle-shaped rock formation and walk right up to the edge of the canyon. See some of the dwellings that the Native American tribes lived in olden times. Then, experience the most spectacular views from the Skywalk (if option selected), a glass-framed overlook sitting 4,000 feet above the Grand Canyon. Walk along the 10-foot-wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge and peer over the West Rim of the canyon. Next, go to Guano Point for a different perspective over the canyon. Follow the dirt trail at the edge of Guano Point for spectacular views from different angles. Return to the Welcome Center before heading back to Las Vegas. Watch videos on the bus to pass the time, or relax on the airline-style seats equipped with seat belts, and look out of the panoramic windows at the stunning views.

Las Vegas: Meow Wolf's Omega Mart Ticket

7. Las Vegas: Meow Wolf's Omega Mart Ticket

Journey into Omega Mart and experience the latest groundbreaking interactive art collective, Meow Wolf. Discover portals that lead to surreal worlds filled with unexpected, art-filled, and mind-bending landscapes to play in. Explore an extraordinary supermarket as you navigate a surreal, artistic environment and admire stunning works by local and international artists. Enjoy cutting-edge art as you venture into uncharted territory. In other words, you have no idea what's in store for you. A visit to Omega Mart is the beginning of an adventure.

Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

8. Emerald Cave: Clear-Bottom Kayak Tour with Optional Shuttle

Start with pickup from one of the resort hotels on the Las Vegas strip and travel towards Willow Beach, Arizona for your guided kayaking tour. Upon arrival at the canyon, receive a quick kayaking lesson from your guide and get ready for your adventure. Enjoy the underwater views through your glass-bottom kayak. Paddle towards Emerald Cave, with a break to stop and admire the fantastic views of the entire canyon. Keep a lookout for wildlife species such as the Desert Big Horn Sheep, blue heron, and bald eagles. Enter the Emerald Cave and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Take the opportunity to swim in the Colorado River, before heading back to the starting back for your return transfer back to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

9. Las Vegas: Small Group 3-Hour Hoover Dam Mini Tour

Enjoy a compact guided tour of the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, and take the chance to see this man-made wonder up close. Admire views of the dam and Lake Mead — America’s largest reservoir. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at selected hotels. Get picked up in Las Vegas and relax in air-conditioned comfort on the 40-minute drive to the Hoover Dam. Arrive at the dam and cross the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, where your guide will park.  Head up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway on foot and take in the spectacular bird’s-eye view over the dam and the nearby Colorado River. Stop at Hemenway Park, where you’ll notice some desert bighorn sheep often hang out. Continue onto the Lake Mead Lookout for panoramic views of the man-made aquatic wonder. After this, drive across the dam to various lookout points and stop to take photos at the most picturesque spots, guaranteed.  At the end of your activity, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or your preferred location on the Las Vegas Strip.

Grand Canyon: West Rim Helicopter and Landing Tour

10. Grand Canyon: West Rim Helicopter and Landing Tour

Explore the lands sacred to the Hualapai Tribe and experience magnificent aerial views aboard a premier ECO-Star helicopter. Fly from the West Rim of the Grand Canyon and be captivated by the majestic, multicolored rock layers of the cliffs surrounding you. The diverse, beautiful colors of the mile-deep Grand Canyon are a sight to behold.  Descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim where you will enjoy the mystique and grandeur of the Grand Canyon from an exclusive landing site only 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River. While on the canyon floor, take in the breathtaking setting and make sure to bring your camera to document this memorable experience.  End your tour with a 10-minute flight back through the walls of the Canyon and to the West Rim Airport.

Frequently asked questions about Las Vegas

What top attractions are a must-see in Las Vegas?

Insider tips: Planning a trip to Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but planning your trip should start early to ensure you don't miss any of the excitement of Sin City. So you can make the most of your trip, we've enlisted the help of destination experts Mayuri & Salil from ToSomePlaceNew. Read below for their valuable tips on what to experience when you visit Las Vegas.

What should I do on my first trip to Las Vegas? 

If this is your first-ever trip to Las Vegas, I highly recommend taking a stroll at the Las Vegas Strip. This is one activity that you cannot experience in any other U.S. city. As you stroll from one end of the Strip to another, you will be mesmerized by the architectural wonders, and the world landmarks and replicas will leave you spellbound!

What are some hidden gems to see in Las Vegas? 

Las Vegas is seldom known for its museums. And that’s why I think it is one of those unique/underrated activities that you must consider doing on your trip to Vegas. My favorites - Mob Museum (this is an interesting place showcasing exhibits of organized crimes), and the Neon Museum (a fun place to explore electric and bright neon signs collected from various places). 

If you like to venture outside the city, I recommend the Seven Magic Mountains, which highlights 35 feet high neon rock installations outdoors. And they are perfect for Instagrammable photos. It is located about a 20-minute drive from the Strip.

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How much time should I spend in Las Vegas? 

Ideally, 2 days in Las Vegas is perfect to explore all of the city highlights. This includes a sightseeing tour of the Strip, shopping, and live show on day one, followed by a visit to the Downtown neighborhood (Fremont experience), and activity of your choice - go-karting, half-day tour to Red Rock Canyon, or once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon ride over the city.

What food is Las Vegas known for? 

Although Las Vegas doesn’t have an official dish, you will be amazed by the plethora of Michelin Stars restaurants, and world-class chefs showcasing their best culinary delights. One of the must-try food items in Vegas is Sage Fried Chicken & Waffles (at Hash House A GoGo) or Chicken, Watermelon & Waffles (at the YardBird) - their take on waffles is wild!

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Las Vegas? 

Hands down, Las Vegas Strip! The Strip has all major attractions, fancy and budget accommodation, and food options that you won’t be disappointed in here. The hotel properties are landmarks in themselves, and with so many free things to do at the Strip, it will make your visit memorable. Plus most sightseeing tours (to Red Rock, Grand Canyon & more) offer pick up and drop off from major Las Vegas Strip hotels.

What is the best way to get around Las Vegas? 

Las Vegas is best explored on foot. You can explore/walk the entire Strip in about 45 minutes (without stopping by). For exploring further areas like downtown or the outlet malls, a car or taxi is the best option. Public transportation (trains) are available but they take longer to arrive, as compared to a car ride. Downtown Las Vegas from the Strip is about a 10-minute drive, and trains take 40-45 minutes (one way).

What are the best months to visit Las Vegas? 

Spring and late fall months are the best time to visit Las Vegas. During this time, the weather is mild which makes outdoor exploration - comfortable. Plus there are a ton of festivals that you can participate in. If I were to pick a season, I did say go with fall (September to November). Vegas holds a number of events in these months, starting with the Greek Food Festival and the Rock and Roll Marathon in November.

What are the best neighborhoods for food? 

The Strip is the place to be - for epic restaurants and culinary options. You will easily find fine dining, modest restaurants to fast food chains here - something for every budget. You can also add special/celebratory dinners at a variety of upscale restaurants, featuring cuisines from all over the world!

What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?

For luxury shopping at the Strip - visit the Forum Shops (at Caesars Palace) or Grand Canal Shoppes (at the Venetian). You will love the ambiance at these two places as you shop along. If you are looking to score a deal with luxury brands (like Armani, Burberry, DKNY, etc.) head to the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets - you can save anywhere from 30 to 60% off retail prices here.

Want more helpful tips for visiting Sin City? Check out our itinerary for how to spend 3 days in Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Las Vegas

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Today was such a blast! Our guide Max was awesome and he made sure we were loaded on snacks, water and lots of cheer to keep going ! The views are breathtaking and the cave is pretty cool, the hike after getting into the cave is little but necessary as your legs need the stretch to get back and when you get to the top you’ll be quite amazed as me and my family were. We had a great time and Max made sure we had everything we needed to have a comfortable and enjoyable time. It’s a challenging trip for beginners as myself but still possible!!!!

Great tour !!!! Our guide was great and funny, the content is interesting and informative. To sum up a great experience highly recommended (gia your a great guide. Thank you)

The tour guide Darren was great. He had a lot of knowledge of the history of Boulder City and Hoover Dam and we got to see the dam and Lake Mead from many different angles.

A great experience to see the amazing nature that you have to see with your own eyes.

It was a great trip. The guide Liz was friendly and informative We enjoyed the tour