The world-famous Las Vegas Strip features some of the most iconic sights, casinos, and attractions in the world. Delight your senses under the neon lights, dancing fountains, and exotic sounds along the eight mile stretch. Some of the most recent developments include a new competitive video game arena at Luxor and the virtual reality attraction located at the Neon Museum.
With so many things to see and do in Las Vegas and on the Las Vegas Strip, the chances are you won’t get to see everything there is to see. So, here is a list of the top attractions to see in Vegas for a weekend getaway.
Check Out the World-Famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada’ Sign
This is the most iconic sign in all of Las Vegas. Serving as Vegas’ welcoming mat, the gigantic neon sign has been greeting visitors at the mouth of the Las Vegas Boulevard since 1959.
The sign itself was a gift to the city by commercial artist and prolific sign designer Betty Willis. Because the work was never trademarked, merchandising companies have been able to replicate it on t-shirts, mugs and other souvenir items. In 2009, the sign was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, and continues to be one of the most popular spots to take a selfie.
Luxor Hotel & Casino
Vegas is well known for copycatting cities like New York, Paris, Venice and other iconic destinations for food, entertainment and hotels. It is no surprise that they even built a hotel in a pyramid shape along with a sphinx attached.
What makes this hotel different from others is that guests ride inclinators instead of elevators to their rooms. The inclinators go up and down at a 39-degree angle along the corners of the pyramid. This creates a rocking sensation that makes people feel as if they are on a boat.
The tip of the pyramid shoots out the most powerful beam of light in the world. It’s best to check this one out in the evening.
Fountains of Bellagio
The water appears to be dancing with the grace of a ballerina. The canons fire it up hundreds of feet in the air. The fountains on this artificial lake in front of Bellagio are one of the most noted Vegas sights.
The spectacle opened back in 1998 and comprises more than 1,000 fountains, some over 450 feet tall! The fountains go off weekdays, every 30 minutes between 3 PM and 8 PM, and every 15 minutes between 8 PM and midnight.
These fountains are on display more frequently during the weekends. Be sure to arrive early to secure the best standing-room only spot along the Strip.
The Mirage Volcano
Check out the fireballs, water canons and booming percussion that “erupt” from the volcano that fronts The Mirage along Las Vegas Boulevard. The hotel opened back in 1989 and has been accompanied by the volcano ever since.
It plays a soundtrack that’s a collaboration between Mickey Hart, former drummer for The Grateful Dead, and Zakir Hussain. The music was updated as recently as 2008. The pyrotechnics go off Sunday-Thursday at 7 PM and 8 PM, with an additional show on Fridays and Saturdays at 9 PM.
Adventuredome is an insane 5-acre indoor amusement park located at Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip. The park offers 25 attractions, from roller coasters to climbing walls and 18-hole miniature golf course, and carnival games.
The Park connects directly to the hotel. It is encased in a large glass dome, unaffected by extreme weather conditions, unlike most theme parks. It is also open 365 days a year. Be sure to get a per-person discounted all-day wristband to make the most out of your visit.
Whatever you do in Las Vegas, from the sign to the Las Vegas Strip, you are sure to have an amazing time. With so many iconic sights and sounds, you’ll find yourself back in the city of lights time and time again. For the best Las Vegas vacation deals check out Rooms101.com.