Las Vegas is known for its nightlife, shows and a wealth of casinos. But there’s much more to do in Sin City. From partying at one of its shimmering pool destinations to shopping and visiting some of the world’s top casinos, Las Vegas has a lot to offer.
Arts & Culture
Let’s start off with a little-known side of Las Vegas – its arts and culture venues. The Las Vegas Little Theatre, an amateur theatre company, was founded by Jack Bell and Jack Nickolson. Many critically acclaimed and award-winning plays have been presented here, from A Streetcar Named Desire to The Woolgatherer.
Some three miles from the Strip, the Springs Preserve is a world away. This cultural venue has galleries with more than 300 interactive exhibits that tell the story of Las Vegas, from its inception to today.
Music lovers will want to head to the Performing Art Center at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, for performances of the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and others.
If you’re planning a girls-getaway or just need a little refreshment after a night on the town, try out one of Las Vegas’ top spas. The Cosmopolitan, Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian, and Spa Costa del Sur at South Point are just a few of the most popular spas in the region.
For a different type of experience, you might want to consider the elegant Bathhouse in Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. This unique bathhouse offers the healing, cleansing and rejuvenation qualities of water. The highlight is the collection of pools of varying temperatures, as well as exotic baths and a flowing waterfall.
Many come to Las Vegas to shop. Designer brands? You got it. Want a quirky top with fringe? No problem. Whatever you’re looking for, chances are you’ll find it in Vegas. Some of the most popular shopping districts are the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian/The Palazzo, the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, and Crystals at CityCenter.
The top attraction in Las Vegas, of course, are its many world-class casinos. These larger-than-life casinos are known for their glitz, glamour and over-the-top offerings. Well-known casinos like the Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Venetian attracts travelers from around the world. Others like the Golden Nugget offer more affordable accommodations with all of the usual casino offerings. If you can’t visit a real casino in Vegas, you can always visit a virtual one like William Hill Vegas.
Las Vegas is known for its dry, sunny climate, so it’s no wonder that pools are often a visit highlight. High-end pools are part of the Vegas mystique, offering a party-like atmosphere where you can see and be seen. Top pool destinations include Ditch Fridays at the Palms, Rehab at the Hard Rock and Palms Pool and DayClub.
If You Go to Las Vegas
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