FUN THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS
ZZZippy's Guide to the Very Best Things To Do in the City that Never Sleeps!
Bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire. Gotta whole lotta money that I'm ready to burn, so get those stakes up higher.
Infamous words sung by the biggest name to ever light up the stage in Vegas, Elvis Presley. And you can be certain that "E" found plenty of Fun Things To Do in Las Vegas. So ZZZippy is going to make your next Vegas visit one that the King himself would never forget as we deliver the hottest, most interesting, most exciting and by far the most fun (legally speaking) things to do there.
So get on the run, go have you some fun, if it costs you your very last dime...if you wind up broke up, well just always remember that we helped you have a swingin' time... Viva Las Vegas!
FUN THINGS TO DO IN LAS VEGAS
Be Mesmerized by the Fountains of Bellagio.
Bellagio calls them the most famous performer in Las Vegas. We call them simply mesmerizing! These magnificent fountains tirelessly entertain and fascinates guests... show after show, each one as magical as the last.
The Fountains of Bellagio romance your senses. They excite you, they intrigue you and they pour magic into your very soul as you watch these towering water features dance, light up and literally explode. And the way the water is perfectly choreographed to the accompanying music will move you.
If that's not worth the price of admission, take this simple little fact into consideration, the show is absolutely free for visitors of all ages to enjoy. And there are no lines that you have to wait in to purchase tickets. Simply find a comfortable spot to sit, lean or stand and enjoy a performance that will stir your senses.
Shop the Famous Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace
Known as “The Shopping Wonder of the World,” The Forum Shops are the shopper's fantasy. This is considered by many to be definitive, luxury shopping destination.
Housed within the majestic Caesars Palace, the Forum Shops include approximately 160 specialty stores and fine restaurants; as well as many attractions including: Louis Vuitton, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Valentino and Gucci, many of the biggest names in fashion.
Don't miss the newly revamped Fall of Atlantis animatronic show, yes another free thing to do in Vegas! Admire the stunning architecture and design as you explore the many shops and restaurants.
Las Vegas restaurants you'll find many great ones here including: Spago The Palm, Carmine’s NYC, Sushi Roku, and The Cheesecake Factory... and others. Eat, drink, shop and be entertained; if you think about it, this is the epitome of Vegas.
Be Mystified by Circ Du Soleil’s® Mystere™
Be totally mystified, high-flying acrobatics and theatrics of the amazing Mystère™ .This must-see show, combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the hallmark of Circ Du Soleil®.
Deemed a theatrical "flower in the desert," Mystère thrills generations of audiences with its exhilarating blend of whimsy, drama and the unimaginable brought to life on stage.
Presented exclusively at Treasure Island, Mystère provides the ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery.
This is a show worth seeing... again and again!
Check Out the Freemont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian mall and attraction in Downtown Las Vegas which occupies five blocks of Fremont Street.
Running through its main artery is a 90 foot high, barrel vault canopy which is four blocks long.
This incredible attraction comes alive as it explodes with music and lights. Each show begins by turning off the lights on all of the buildings, including the casinos, under the canopy.
Concerts, which are typically free, are held on three stages. If you go to Vegas you need to see the Fremont Experience for yourself. Another ZZZippy must-see attraction!
Spend a Day Relaxing at a Luxurious Vegas Spa
Vegas can be fun. Vegas can be exciting. Vegas can be exhilarating... and Vegas can wear you out!
So when you go to Vegas you need to take at least a couple of hours (we suggest half a day) and visit one of the many outstanding spas that this lively city has to offer. Trust us when we say after a couple of "Vegas Days" you'll need some pampering. Maybe a soothing skin treatment, or perhaps a little cut, color and style? How about a pedi and a mani? Ah and of course you'll need a much deserved massage.
Regardless of how, or how much you get pampered, you'll certainly appreciate our advice on this one.
See a list of ZZZippy's "Best Vegas Spas"
Get All Shook Up, Tribute to the King
He was the King and he will always be the King. Loved by fans of all ages and throughout the entire world, the charm, the voice, the sexuality, the persona of this one man changed the way we dressed, the way we wore our hair and even the way we perceived many things.
From his movies, to his songs, from his concerts to his charitable contributions, Elvis Presley changed the world more than any other artist. And now you can see a tribute that will have you singing, yelling and laughing... and the goosebumps will find a home on your arms.
All Shook Up is an intoxicating show where both tribute artist and band come together to deliver an electrifying performance and an unforgettable evening.
Catch Elton John and the Million Dollar Piano
Elton John is arguably one of the best and most beloved entertainers of all times. His songs stretch back to the early 70s where baby boomers where rocked by his unique style and uncanny presentation.
If you've never witnessed Sir Elton live, DO NOT miss his performance at the Colosseum in Caesar's Palace.
Elton shares the stage with his spectacular band (as well as his Million Dollar Piano) where Elton brings down the house with every performance. His unique piano is considered an engineering marvel. Featuring nearly 70 LED video screens, this instrument is the perfect compliment to Elton's imaginative hits and unique style and showmanship.
Elton John fans prepare yourself for a trip down the Yellow Brick Road with Elton John and his Million Dollar Piano.
Take in a Concert on the Beach at Mandalay Bay
As far as we are concerned there is no better outdoor music venue than those held at the magnificent Mandalay Bay.
If you love great music,. If you love the water and the sand. If you love an exciting, party atmosphere. You're going to go crazy at the Beach at Mandalay Bay.
Music lovers are invited to bring their blankets and sit on the beach, or wade in the surf, as they listen to the recording industry's biggest touring acts... and remember, this is Vegas. It's big baby, big!
Stroll the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio
No matter how many times you visit, the Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens are never the same. Each season, the talented horticulturalists and designers and creators who make up the Bellagio Conservatory team transform a massive 14,000-square-foot floral playground into a showcase of the delightful sights. Utilizing color, textures, size and shapes; various materials and a myriad of props, these talented artists deliver guests a walk through show that is talked about for months, even years after each visit.
Furthermore, 90 percent of the trees, flowers and plants in the conservatory are recycled, to further celebrate Bellagio's commitment to green.
Oh, by the way, this is another free "fun thing to do in Las Vegas"
See the White Tiger Habitat at the Mirage
Come face-to-face with some of nature's most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards.
This little expedition can be quite moving and the creatures are breathtakingly beautiful. You have to see it for yourself. If you love animals don't miss this exhibit.
Do a Vegas Site Seeing Tour:
From Las Vegas Walking Tours, to Adventure Photo Tours and even Hog Car Tours. This is one Great Way to Experience Vegas!
Make your trip to Las Vegas one to remember by letting the experts in Vegas assist you. From helicopter tours to bus tours, from scooter car tours to reality show VIP tours; even shopping tours. This is a great way to see and experience Las Vegas.
See ZZZippy's Recommended Site Seeing Tour Options
Ride One of the Thrill Rides, High Above the Stratosphere
If you have the guts: Head on over to the Stratosphere and experience one of their exhilarating thrill rides. These rides, if you can stomach them will deliver an experience that is truly spine tingling (or gut-wrenching). Start by strapping into the Big Shot and prepare to be shot 160 feet in the air at 45 miles per hour. In a matter of seconds, you'll be catapulted from the 921-foot high platform up the Tower's mast to a height of 1,081 feet and down again... and that's just the beginning. Next up the Las Vegas Sky Jump where you dive from the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower. If this doesn't make you face your fears, nothing will.
Don't forget, if you make it this far to test your courage on Insanity the Ride where a massive mechanical arm extending out 64 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Tower (over 900 feet above Vegas) spins you in the open air at speeds of up to three 'G's. Only the bravest walk away to tell the tale! Then, before you leave, try out your final destination, X-Scream. This giant teeter-totter (866 feet above the ground) propels you headfirst, 27 feet over the edge of the Stratosphere Casino. Try your best not to scream when you go over the edge. And just when you think its over... they drop you again!.
If you have what it takes, do em all!
Eat, Eat, Eat and Dine
There are so many amazing restaurants in Las Vegas that you could eat at a different one every night for the rest of your life and never hit them all (okay at least for 5 or 6 years). Regardless, there are countless great dining opportunities, many on the strip and many off the beaten path.
Regardless, if you're in Vegas make sure you are familiar with the good ones. There is no reason to go to Vegas and get a bad meal... unless you're not paying attention to ZZZippy.
See Zippy's List of outstanding Vegas Restaurants
Walk the Strip- for Hours of Free Entertainment
If you want fun, interesting entertainment just walk the Vegas Strip. You'll see everything from street entertainers to outlandish vehicles. You may run into a celebrity or certainly a mass of interesting Vegas visitors. You'll also experience some of the greatest architecture on the planet, first hand and close up. Just viewing the casinos is an absolutely magnificent adventure!
Stroll through the open-air street party in Carnaval Court at Harrah's. Watch people screams their lungs out as they ride the roller coaster at New York-New York. The new LINQ entertainment and shopping street meanders between the LINQ Hotel and Casino and Flamingo Hotel. Grab a bite to eat at one of the countless restaurants located on the strip or watch the incredible, aforementioned Fountains at Bellagio.
There is so much to do and see, if you don't walk the Las Vegas Strip, it would be a sin!
Shop the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian
Resting gently in the heart of The Venetian Resort, and spanning through the spectacular Palazzo Resort, you'll find the Grand Canal Shoppes, a luxury shopping center which spans over 500,000 square feet. Inspired by Venice with cobblestone walkways, illuminated sky ceilings this shopping experience is one of a kind. If that ambiance isn't enough there is a quarter-mile long Grand Canal and gondola ride smack dab in the middle of this shopping oasis.
In addition to the 80+ shoppes and restaurants there is ample entertainment and several attractions.
Become Intrigued at the Mob Museum
The Mob Museum presents a bold and authentic view of organized crime’s impact on Las Vegas. It also highlights the mob's Vegas history, as well as its unique impact and influence on Vegas and America around the world.
This nonprofit museum provides a world-class, interactive journey for visitors and is filled with true stories that begin with the birth of the Mob and continue right up to today's headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. This eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime’s impact on the world reveals an insider’s look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.
So come on in. The prices are always fair because we like to make you an offer you can't refuse.
Explore and Learn at
Bodies the Exhibition
This intimate and extremely informative view into the human body is unlike any experience you've had. Bodies...The Exhibition has been experienced by more than 15 million people worldwide. Using an innovative preservation process, the Exhibition showcases real full-bodies and organs, providing a detailed, three-dimensional vision of the human form rarely seen outside of an anatomy lab.
Watching various people experience the exhibit is almost as interesting as the exhibit itself. Everyone reacts differently but all visitors are astonished by their experience.
If you're in Vegas and want something quite different, visit Bodies... the Exhibition, exclusively at the Luxor.
Check Out Madame Tuessauds Wax Museum
Who doesn't enjoy rubbing elbows with the stars, having cocktails with Hugh, banging out your favorite tune with Stevie or shooting hoops with Michael? Oh, how about a duet with the King? Well you can do all of that and a lot more at Madame Tuessauds Wax Museum.
Featuring over 100 lifelike wax creations of your favorite celebrities Madame Tussauds keeps the entire family entertained. By the way, don't forget your camera because they expect you to take advantage of photo opps with the stars... and everyone does, trust us (pictured left ZZZippy Graphic Production Manager, Ricky Singleton and his bro Stevie)
Catch a Race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
If you want to escape the bright lights, the one arm bandits and the glitter and glamour of typical Vegas, yet you still want some excitement and want a little adrenaline pumping in your veins, head out to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where you'll find about as much excitement as you can handle.'
This cool Vegas hangout features speed for all you racing freaks, in a myriad of packages from NASCAR Super Stocks to Dragsters, from go-kart to dirt bike... you'll find them at the LVMS.
Plus if you've ever wanted to drive a supercar on a racetrack you can do that at the Vegas Motor Speedway as well. And that's just the start, so if you have a need ad to the races!
Relax & Unwind at a Fine Las Vegas Cigar Bar
Vegas can be an exciting, breathtaking, thrilling... intoxicating, so at the end of the day when you want to unwind, there is no better place than a martini bar or a cigar bar.
If you know the right cigar bars you cn sit, chat casually, puff on a great cigar and sip your favorite beverage.
You're in Vegas to experience good times, but some contrast will certainly enhance your pleasure. Take a break from the hustle bustle and relax at Vegas' best.
Check out ZZZippy's Best Las Vegas Cigar Bars
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