With all the bright lights, casinos and theme parks in Las Vegas and dotted along The Strip, the City’s urban attractions sometimes seem to overshadow its natural ones which is a shame because Las Vegas is home to some pretty awe inspiring and world famous natural beauties.
Take, for example, Red Rock Canyon which families and travellers can learn more about via the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association website and where hikes around the Canyon can also be booked. Situated in the west of Las Vegas, the canyon is home to a wealth of Nevada’s wildlife and some truly astonishing and beautiful botany.
Meanwhile, Las Vegas is also home to a somewhat more famous canyon, that of the Grand Canyon. Best reached and explored by taking an official tour, such as the one advertised via the Viator website, doing so also includes the opportunity to spot the Hoover Dam and stare out over the canyon from Eagle Point and Guano Point as well as walk the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
For more ways to explore Las Vegas and see the City in a unique way, visitors can also take the opportunity to ride over The Strip via helicopter. To learn more, visit the Addrenaline website.
Musical entertainment shows and gigs can be enjoyed in many theatres, cities and places popular with tourists the world over, but nowhere in the world can a visitor expect to find Brittany Spears, Steven Tyler, Celine Dion, Nelly an Lauryn Hill all performing in the same city and in the same week...except that is of course in Las Vegas.
To see who is currently billed to perform in Las Vegas’ when you intent to be there and as well get booking those tickets, head over to the Las Vegas Show Tickets website.
Hit the Museums
Nothing is quite as American as a museum dedicated to telling the history and preserving the legends and lore of ‘the mob’, and in nowhere is there such a museum as Las Vegas. The Mob Museum is not though Las Vegas’ only museum.
In fact, Las Vegas is home to several museums including The Neon Museum which (you guessed it) preserves, collects and showcases a history of Las Vegas’ neon lights and signs and perhaps Las Vegas’ best and most exciting museum offering: The Las Vegas Natural History Museum which takes visitors right back to before the Ice age when dinosaurs still roamed and as such provides a brilliantly interactive, engaging and pretty thorough history of Las Vegas and how it went from being populated by triceratops to being clad in neon lights and studded with Casinos.
As with most venues, attractions and places in Las Vegas, hitting the mall here does not just means entering a huge shopping centre or precinct to pick up souvenirs and shop for American fashion, as well as American food; the Freemont Street Experience is after all exactly that: an experience first and foremost and secondly a shopping centre that is unmissable when visiting Las Vegas.
Open aired unlike most American malls, the Freemont Experience is not just a place to shop but also a place which stages numerous shows throughout the year many of which are free to enjoy and all of which are 100% American and celebrate quintessential American culture.
To learn more head over to the Fremont Street Experience website.
Springs Preserve offers the perfect family day out. From visiting the Butterfly Habitat to cracking open your own real life geode to discover the treasure locked inside for millions of years, this really is an attraction that all the family can enjoy and learn from and makes a great educational experience as well as exhilarating one.
For more information about the Springs Preserve as well as to find out more of what is there and what not to miss whilst there head straight over to the Springs Preserve website.
The number one spot to eat at whilst in Las Vegas is beyond doubt The Hard Rock Hotel Restaurant.
Whilst those expecting a fine dining experience might find themselves slightly disappointed or just downright confused, those in Las Vegas to soak up some real Las Vegas food as well as fun won’t just leave with their bellies full; there is so much to take in and enjoy at The Hard Rock Restaurant that the distinct lack of burgers and fries is likely to go unnoticed.
The humorously named FU restaurant located within the Hard Rock Hotel specialises not in hot dogs and all American grub, but Asian fusion and as such makes for a fantastic change from catching a diner dinner whilst also providing families with the opportunity to browse and explore the Hard Rock Shop, or even catch an after dinner Hard Rock concert.