Looking for the best things to do in Vegas? If you are planning to go on a singles vacation to Las Vegas for the first time, a tour would be the best option so that you don’t miss any important things, but you should have some idea of your own as to what people consider the best things to do in Vegas, and to see which options suit you best. Of course, your own list is going to depend on your tastes, your age, who you’re going with, and what particular stresses you’re trying to get away from!
For many people the number one item on their list of the best things to do in Vegas is to check out the Bellagio fountains. This is essentially a giant, free show for all and it is a must-see. Basically it is an 8 1/2 acre lake – in the middle of the desert (not very eco-friendly, of course, but that is what Vegas is all about, for better or for worse!) – where 1,214 spritzers shoot streams of water 460 feet in the air from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM every half hour and from 8:00 PM to midnight every 15 minutes . The water is perfectly choreographed, dancing to Frank Sinatra or popular Broadway songs. I can sound a little gay, I guess, but you won’t feel so while enjoying it. It really is much more impressive than I can describe it – it is one of those things that physically overwhelm you with their sheer size and audacity.
Another less-than-masculine-sounding attraction which is thoroughly enjoyable for even the manliest of men is the Cirque du Soleil. Even though they are Canadian, they have become true Vegas icons. Be prepared: tickets cost a lot about $165 and the show’s are about 3 hours long. But you’ll get a chance to see former Olympic gymnasts in funny outfits catapulting themselves to all over the stage in extremely dangerous choreographed stunts. The quality of the show is always high so you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re into dining out, Vegas can take all your money here, too, and make you love it while it’s happening. They have some of the best and most unique restaurants in America. You can get stunning Parisian meals, and a huge variety of brilliant steaks and red wine in amazing atmospheres. Try one of their amazing breakfast buffets. And to top it off, if you show up alone at an expensive restaurant in Vegas you will definitely leave with new friends and be making plans for the night.
The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is also considered one of the best things to in Vegas. Half of it is outdoors, half indoors, with stingrays, sea turtles, crocodile, lots of sharks and even a komodo dragon.
Of course when you’re in Vegas you have to go clubbing. Even if you don’t want to. Because even if you’ve “been there and done that”, you really need to have been there and done that in Vegas. The same goes for going to Downtown Vegas. Even if it’s not your scene, you have to do it.
To add to the decadent side, of which there is an abundance, in Vegas adult pool partying is topless. So be warned or be prepared. On the other hand, surprisingly, Vegas is also the best spa destination in America. It’s kind of weird to think about going to Vegas to relax, though.
Another thing on your best things to do in Vegas list should be the New York New, York roller coaster. It goes right through the New York, New York hotel and gives you a unique tour that beats walking any day.
Of course everyone’s list of the best things to do in Vegas is going to be different, and you might find a completely different list of best things. If you are thinking of going to Vegas with a group of 30s, 40s, 50s, and active 60s – to enjoy Vegas with people who were twentysomething in the great 1980s – the New Years Vegas Vacation package offered by Best Singles Travel is a real treat. It includes the Beatles Show, Hoover Dam, Siegfried & Roy’s Dolphin Habitat, the Las Vegas Mob Experience, the Stratosphere Tower Oobservation Deck, the Eiffel tower experience, the New York New York roller coaster, Madam Toussauds Wax Museum and many more activities.
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