Las Vegas is one of the most iconic US cities attracting over 42 million visitors each year! With that many visitors comes a seemingly equal amount of attractions! If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, then you know just how overwhelming it can be! In an attempt to make the decision of what to do on your next Vegas trip slightly easier, we’ve put together a list of 10 must-do Las Vegas attractions!
*Check out our Las Vegas vlog to see some of these attractions up close and personal!
1. The Neon Museum
This has become one of our all time favorite Las Vegas attractions. If you aren’t familiar with The Neon Museum, it’s a museum dedicated to rescuing and restoring neon signs from casinos and businesses that are no more. From the fully functional 1940’s era Chief Hotel Court sign to the 1990’s era 82 foot tall Hard Rock Cafe guitar sign and everything in between, the history and nostalgia that is preserved at the 2.62 acre outdoor museum is something special. Even the museum visitor center is housed in the restored 1961 lobby shell from La Concha Motel!
2. The High Roller
At 550 feet tall, The High Roller is currently the world's tallest ferris wheel! So why wouldn’t you take a ride on it! Pro tip though… one ride takes about 30 minutes, so make sure you hit the restroom beforehand! Also, you are allowed to bring snacks and drinks with you, so purchase those ahead of time and save yourself from paying $5 for bottled water at the High Roller gift shop or bar! We learned the hard way so that you don’t have to.
3. The STRAT Thrill Rides
Not only does this attraction give you an amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip from nearly 900 feet above but The STRAT Thrill Rides also come with an adrenaline rush! There are 3 rides in all (Big Shot, X-Scream, and Insanity) and if you are a real adrenaline junkie, you can do the Sky Jump where you jump from the 829 foot high platform in a controlled free fall all the way to the base of The STRAT! If thrill rides aren’t your thing, there’s good news for you as well… You can still get the amazing views without the terror at the indoor or outdoor observation decks on floors 108 and 109.
4. The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
You can’t come to Las Vegas without taking an obligatory photo with the iconic “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas” sign! Just be prepared for large crowds, because thousands of people a day come to this attraction to do just that! Our suggestion is to come SUPER early in the morning to avoid having to wait in line for that perfect shot. Pro tip… Unless you want a centered up photo of the sign, you don’t have to wait in line. Feel free to walk to either side of the sign to get a great side angled photo. Also, don’t get pressured into using the “photographer” on site. There are no official photographers there… they are just hustlers trying to make a dollar! You are more than welcome to use them, but just know that they will expect payment.