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10 Best Things To Do in Las Vegas (February 2024)

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Las Vegas is also known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, and for good reason. There are tonnes of things to do when in Vegas, and it is not only for avid gamers or partygoers. If you went to Las Vegas on five separate occasions, you can enjoy five very different experiences in this City. It all depends on what you are in the mood for. It is not only the reserve of young groups or couples but there is also family entertainment and great things for seniors to enjoy too.

1. Take In a Cirque du Soleil Show
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Las Vegas, fondly referred to as “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” offers a plethora of show-stopping performances. From magic acts to stand-up comedy, the Strip bursts with entertainment options. Yet, among the vast variety, one name stands out prominently: Cirque du Soleil. For the uninitiated, Cirque du Soleil is an international theatrical group known for its high-flying, breathtaking performances that blend acrobatics, music, dance, and visual artistry. If you're in Las Vegas, attending a Cirque du Soleil show should be high on your to-do list, and here's why:

There are 6 amazing Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions that will blow your socks off. These shows are 90 minutes long, and are really an experience like no other. We highly recommend you book a ticket to see KA or book a ticket to see Mystere.

2. Take in a Comedy Show

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However, amidst the glitz and glamour, there’s a rich tapestry of comedic experiences awaiting visitors. Comedy, as an art form, has always been a reflection of society, making us laugh at our quirks, challenges, and the absurdities of life. If you're looking for an evening of pure joy and unabashed laughter, Las Vegas’s comedy scene should be at the top of your list.

While comedy is universal, Las Vegas comedians, with their sharp wit, often weave in the city's unique nuances, making the humor relatable yet distinct. It’s a delightful way to get acquainted with the city's cultural underbelly, beyond the neon lights and slot machines.

While Vegas boasts of several grandiose performances – from magic shows to musical concerts – comedy offers a more intimate and informal setting. There's something inherently genuine and raw about stand-up comedy, making it a refreshing change from the choreographed productions the city is famous for.

If there's one comedian who's become synonymous with Las Vegas's comedy landscape, it's Carrot Top. With his trademark wild red hair and energetic performances, he has crafted a unique niche for himself. His prop comedy is ingenious, using everyday items in hilariously unexpected ways. But beyond the props, it's his observational humor, sharp wit, and ability to connect with the audience that makes him a standout

3. Experience a Las Vegas Buffet

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When thinking of the culinary capitals of the world, the first examples you may think of are Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Lisbon, New York or Barcelona. If Las Vegas was not among your first thoughts, then you should hit a restaurant in the city and think again. There are so many options to pick from, including restaurants from some of the most renowned chefs in the world. We highly recommend you try out one of the Las Vegas buffets, and pick a hearty meal, ideally with a group. The culinary explosion will leave you content and relishing the experience.

A top tip for visitors who are staying at a hotel is to not worry too much about booking breakfast during their stay. Yes, we all love being pampered and at the top hotels in Las Vegas, you can expect premium breakfast options. However, there are also many amazing brunch spots in Vegas. Whether you want to chow down a big meal or snack away on some delicious finger food, you have a plethora of options for your late breakfast/early lunch brunch meal.

4. Cool Off By a Pool

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Oh no! You booked your trip to Las Vegas but the forecast has come up with 40 degree Celsius (100+ Fahrenheit) highs. No worries, you will not have to hide in air-conditioned hotels or burn under the sun. Instead, you can beat the heat by spending a good few hours at any of these swimming pools. The biggest resorts in Las Vegas have stunning pools, complete with cabanas, sunbeds and bars where you can get a refreshing summer cocktail.

You can laze by the water and get a bite to eat at most of these venues, but there are some that have additional features to keep you busy. The Circa Resort includes a massive display in front of the pool where you can watch sports events. At Mandalay Bay, you can also check out water features such as a lazy river, a beach club and a poolside spa. That is without mentioning Golden Nugget, where you can literally swim with sharks.

5. Improve Your Golf Handicap

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The last thing you may expect to see in the middle of the Mojave Desert is a golf range. It may surprise you to learn that there is no shortage of courses for golf fans, and some of these were designed by legendary golf course architects. There are golf ranges just off The Strip, and also some that are a bit further out. You can reach any of them by car within 30 minutes. It all depends on what kind of atmosphere you are looking for in a golf course. Some have views of the massive Casino Resorts and are only 5 minutes from your favourite diners, entertainment venues and casinos. Others have quieter surroundings, such as snow-peaked mountains, wild deserts and picturesque sunsets.

You can go and practise with PGA members who will help you develop your skills and knock a few points off your handicap. There are also lessons for beginners and even golf programmes for the whole family. Then, when you have finished the 18th hole, you can head on to golf shops and pick out some classy threads. Some golf courses also have golf clubs where you can get a bite to eat.

6. Party on Down at a Nightclub

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Prepare yourself for some wild parties in Las Vegas. The champagne, VIP experience and nonstop booming basslines will have you raving all night long. There are many top notch nightclubs in Las Vegas and you can find many of them around the Las Vegas Strip. All the venues have their own quirks and specialties. You may find events with A-lister musicians or DJs, in which case it is best to snap up your tickets early.

Caesars Palace has an especially fancy nightclub, which includes aerialists who swing by to bring your drinks. At Encore, The Cosmopolitan and The Cromwell all have pools where you can get on your swimsuit and grab an exotic cocktail. Partygoers can experience cutting-edge surround sound at Resorts World, which is one of the most technologically advanced nightclubs. Also look out for places that have rooftop terraces, where you can have an intimate moment whilst looking over the Las Vegas Strip at night.

7. Get Your Holiday Snaps at Iconic Landmarks

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Las Vegas is filled with treasured monuments and iconic landmarks for curious tourists to explore. Whether you want to snap a few pictures for your holiday albums or see all the quirky bits of Vegas for yourself, you can easily make a day of walking around the Las Vegas attractions. In Paris you would climb the Eiffel Tower, in London you would go up the London Eye, in Milan, you may visit the San Siro stadium. Tick, tick, tick and there are many more boxes to tick. Las Vegas has the Eiffel Towers, Ferris Wheels, stadiums, festivals and so much more to offer.

Walking down the iconic Las Vegas Strip is an experience in itself, as you pass legendary Casino resorts and huge landmarks. It is also worth checking out during the night, when the illuminations are in full force and the city really comes to life. As you head South towards the end of the Strip, you will encounter the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. This little post has become world famous and is a worthy addition to any holiday snaps you want to share online.

8. Walk Through Iconic Fremont Street

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The Las Vegas Strip is the most well known part of the city, but it is not the only area you can find entertainment. Fremont Street is one of the oldest streets in Las Vegas and is full of culture. It is like a humbler version of The Strip, complete with charming little casinos, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. It is far cosier to walk through and there are far older buildings here. If The Strip is like the “New Town” part of Las Vegas, then Fremont Street is definitely “Old Town”.

Fremont Street is not far from the Strip, it is actually in Downtown Las Vegas. Staying here may be less costly than booking a hotel on The Strip. They also say that the casinos on Fremont Street have better payouts than those on The Strip, even though they may not have the same range of games or the same large jackpot prizes.

9. Get on Your Sports Cap at a Sportsbook

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The sports scene in Las Vegas is unrivalled. The city has three major professional teams: the Vegas Golden Knights (NHL), Las Vegas Raiders (NFL) and Las Vegas Aces (WNBA). There is a big sentiment for American football in Las Vegas, and at all the large resorts you can find dedicated sportsbooks. Some of these may be smaller venues with up to 100 seats and a bar. Cosy enough, these boutique sports lounges are quite luxurious and can be enjoyed by large groups and families too.

Then, there are the behemoth sportsbooks that you can lose yourself in. At Circa Resorts, the sportsbook is practically a stadium in itself. There are countless chairs and booths spread out across a large area and a gigantic display that feels almost like a cinema. Outside the same facility, you can find that swimming pool sportsbook (which we mentioned earlier). Westgate Resort, Caesars Palace and The Venetian all have similarly large sportsbooks, and each one has awesome dining options. So whether you want to get in on a piece of NFL action or bet on your favourite horses, you can find a plethora of sportsbooks to bet on in Las Vegas. Most of these sportsbooks also have dedicated apps too. These include Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM and WynnBet.

10. Summon Lady Luck at a Casino

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The last thing on our list is the most obvious thing to do in Las Vegas, is check out a casino. You really don’t have to be a gamer or play anything if you do not want to. It is just that awesome feeling of walking through some of the biggest and most iconic casinos in the world is hard to emulate. You can walk around countless aisles of slots, gravitate towards the table games, or hang around the high limit areas.

Even if you are not playing, you can definitely appreciate the sheer multitude of gaming machines and tables. There are so many games on offer, you will definitely find something of interest. Whether it is a bingo hall, poker tournament or playing with pennies at a slot machine, go at your own tempo. There may be some tables where beginners can learn new games.

Conclusion

Now that you have a good idea of all the different things you can do in Las Vegas, you can go ahead on book your tickets. You can set up a full schedule for yourself and make it an unforgettable experience. Then, when anyone presumes you went to Las Vegas for the parties and casino games, you can tell them otherwise. Show your holiday snaps on the Ferris Wheel, your new golf clubs, your new fancy suit, or tell them about the magic of Cirque du Soleil.

Lloyd is passionate about online gambling, he lives and breathes blackjack and other table games, and he enjoys sports betting.