Things to do in Las Vegas
For Party Animals
Vegas' reputation as one of the world's foremost nightlife hotspots is well-deserved, with more casinos than you can shake a stick at and a huge variety of nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Caesars Palace is a classic casino hotel with an opulent Roman theme. Here you can enjoy not just the slot machines and good food, but also catch a show from world-famous musical artists at the Colosseum. Plenty of hotels in the city cater to both your accommodation and entertainment needs with casino hotels such as Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Other must-visit venues for gambling and night owls are the Luxor Las Vegas, an extravagant Egyptian-themed casino hotel.
For Nature Lovers
Springs Preserve is the top place in the city for exploring the valley's rich history and plant life. The preserve is registered on the National Register of Historic Places since 1978 and features 180-acres of land commemorating the city's diverse history, while looking forward positively to the future. There's interactive science and nature exhibits, live animal shows and a lush botanical garden. If you're a more active traveller, you may want to follow the hiking trails.
For Thrill Seekers
If you're tired of casinos and want to experience the ultimate in thrilling rides, head to the Big Shot, the world's highest amusement ride (in terms of overall elevation above ground level). With a 160 foot tower built on top of a 921-feet high desk at the Stratosphere, this is definitely not a ride for vertigo sufferers. Within just a few short seconds, you'll be catapulted up to the peak of the tower's mast to a total height of 1081 feet and back down again, experiencing some seriously adrenaline-pumping G forces on the journey down.
The Discovery Children's Museum is situated over 58,000 square feet in the city. Here you'll find several floors of interactive exhibits about educational topics including building a healthy lifestyle, solving puzzles and learning about movement and power. Other exhibits include the Fantasy Festival, a gallery that features a life-sized ship, stage and castle that takes creative role-play to new heights. Here, children can become queens, kings, jesters or other members of the royal court. All the family will have fun preparing stories and bringing them to life with full-size backdrops and 3-D magnetic props.
No trip to Vegas would be complete without experiencing some of the delicious fare the city has to offer. If you're a fan of Japanese cuisine you could head to Raku for Japanese small plate dining, while fans of continental food will enjoy Hugo's Cellar to sample tantalising treats and a nostalgic atmosphere. If you're celebrating a special event or on vacation with your significant other, push the boat out at Joel Robuchon Restaurant, an opulent Michelin three-star restaurant near to the MGM grand casino floor.