Things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is a mesmerizing invitation to fun and extravagance, built on an unbelievable scale with an unstoppable energy.

Phenomenal shopping, thrilling entertainment, and lavish hotels and resorts are a few luxuries found in Las Vegas. With its own Eiffel Tower, Egyptian pyramid, and the statue of Liberty, the city is a cultural hub — taking attractions from around the world and making each one its own.

When you're looking for things to do in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Strip has it all. Whether you prefer the dreamy elegance of our shows, the thrill of a roulette wheel spinning, or the sightseeing fun, the Las Vegas Strip has something for you. Join us as we take you through the best the Strip has to offer.

Entertainment and Shows

The Las Vegas Strip is home to entertainment you will not find anywhere else in the world. Iconic performers plant themselves here in long-running concert residencies, and the top magicians around the globe show up to dazzle audiences.

1. Our Shows

Starting near the top of the Strip is Mystère at Treasure Island. As the first of our shows to open in Las Vegas, Mystère embraces imagination by transporting audiences into a world beyond everyday reality — one filled with wonder, humor, and of course, our astonishing acrobatics.

With a fresh spin on the iconic music everyone loves, this show will have your feet tapping and your heads bobbing, as acts on roller skates and trampolines are paired with the songwriters' storytelling.

Moving south on the Strip, you'll come to the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, where our show "O" awaits you. The theater in Vegas takes you into a hypnotic aquatic dreamscape, and our performers are just as comfortable diving and swimming through liquid beauty as they are spinning aerial feats overhead.

As you near the end of the Las Vegas Strip, get ready to celebrate all things New York at Mad Apple. Witness an adventurous, acrobatic epic and a mythical empire with our show KÀ, and dive deep into the immortal music of the King of Pop at Michael Jackson ONE.

These six shows are all packed in one spot, so why barhop when you can theater crawl?

Photographer: RJA1988

2. Magic Shows

A magician knows they have arrived when they play the main Strip in Las Vegas. Expect to see the most famous magic show headliners in the world, including David Copperfield, David Blain and, Penn & Teller.

Head to smaller rooms scattered throughout the Strip to enjoy mind-boggling magic acts that make up family-friendly shows and distinctly adults-only shows. These performances combine comedy and sorcery, so you will leave wondering what you just experienced.

3. Concert Residencies

All types of music await you on the Las Vegas Strip, whether you love country, rock, or old-school Vegas lounge acts. Global artists ranging from U2 to Adele have found a home here, with new performers settling into Las Vegas every year.

If you're a country fan, look forward to Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert. Pop and rock lovers will be thrilled to bob their heads along to Santana, sway to the sounds of Phish, or headbang and crowd surf The Scorpions.

Looking for some traditional Vegas crooning? Book a ticket for Rod Stewart or Donny Osmond — and who could resist the opportunity to catch Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton, live?

Iconic Attractions

What is the Strip in Las Vegas without the iconic landmarks that draw passersby to stare in wonder? Whether it is a mini version of the Eiffel Tower or the astonishing spectacle of the Bellagio's dancing fountains, there's plenty to look at on the Las Vegas Strip before you even step inside a casino.

4. Fountains of Bellagio

Every 15–30 minutes, the foot traffic on the Strip comes to a halt, and even the street performers stop to watch. That's how mesmerizing the Fountains of Bellagio are.

You simply cannot walk past them without being drawn in by their beauty and power. More than 1,000 fountains dance together in a romantic display enhanced by lights and music.

You can even book dining tables or hotel rooms at the Bellagio that let you soak in the display, or you can join the pedestrians on the Strip to enjoy the show for free.

Photographer: David Vives

5. The High Roller Observation Wheel

Lift yourself to new heights when you ride the High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ.

As you rise a full 550 ft. (50 stories!) above the Las Vegas Strip, you will marvel at the views that span from the dazzling fun below to the gorgeous Spring Mountains, all from the comfort of your spacious, completely enclosed cabin.

The Wheel takes 30 minutes to make a revolution, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the views (and take those selfies) — and you can even book happy hour reservations for an extra fun experience.

6. The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas

The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas offers another way to raise yourself above the Las Vegas Strip. Looming a full forty-six stories over the Strip, the Eiffel Tower Experience is a half-scale model of the actual tower and one of the most romantic spots in all of Las Vegas.

Beginning at sunset every night, you can enjoy a free light show reminiscent of those you would see in France.

Dining and Culinary Experiences

The Strip in Las Vegas has hosted groundbreaking culinary experiences for years now, but the ante continues to rise. Check out some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas for a dining treat you will not soon forget.

7. Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen at Caesars Palace

If you're a fan of Michelin-starred Gordon Ramsay's cooking shows, you'll feel right at home at Hell's Kitchen. With Red and Blue kitchens (think of the MasterChef teams) serving up the experts specialties, you can enjoy the very dishes you've seen Chef Ramsay cook on screen, including his famous beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding.

Specialty cocktails keep the fun coming, and private dining is available for special occasions.

Photographer: Nejc Soklič

8. Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand

When you visit the restaurant that is the legacy of the man named "Chef of the Century," with an astonishing 31 Michelin stars to his name, you know you're in for a sublime culinary experience.

Joël Robuchon, the three Michelin-starred restaurant located in the lavish MGM Grand, surrounds you with an intimate elegance as you feast on French cuisine at its finest, made with the best ingredients there is.

9. Lago by Julian Serrano at Bellagio

Does the idea of watching the Fountains of Bellagio from your own private spot sound exciting? Then, make a reservation at Lago by Julian Serrano. From your lakeside table, you will enjoy mouthwatering Italian dishes perfectly paired with inspirational wines and cocktails.

Lago offers a special experience for lovers, bringing you a patio table with a dozen roses and a professional photographer to commemorate your special moment.

10. Momofuku Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sister restaurant to David Chang's Momofuku in New York, Momofuku Las Vegas, is at the forefront of modern Asian-American cuisine.

Whether you choose signature dishes such as mushroom ramen or five-spice roasted duck, your palate will be tantalized and delighted at this groundbreaking restaurant that puts its own spin on Korean and Japanese cuisine.

11. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SAHARA Las Vegas

Michelin-starred chef and James Beard winner José Andrés is your host at Bazaar Meat, a fine dining restaurant that celebrates all things meat.

The shared-plates design of the menu lets you try a little of everything, with private dining rooms that make Bazaar Meat ideal for a group dining experience. Pescatarian, vegetarian, and celiac menus are available to make everyone feel included.

Shopping Destinations

No one in your life will be wearing an "all I got was this T-shirt" souvenir when you visit the Las Vegas Strip — not when there are so many amazing shopping destinations to choose from. Check these out to get started.

12. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Stroll under an ever-changing sky diorama that shifts subtly from day to night when you treat yourself to a shopping spree at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. From Boss to Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana to Giorgio Armani, Carolina Herrera to Fendi, and Tom Ford to Tiffany — you'll find it all here.

When you need a break, stop for world-class dining at The Palm, Sushi Roku, or Water Grill. Don't miss a chance to toss a coin for luck into the authentic replica of the Trevi Fountain.

13. The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

Stroll along romantic canals at the Grand Canal Shoppes. This shopping district at The Venetian Resort is packed with live entertainment, social fun, and nightlife. Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Ferragamo, and more await your shopping pleasure.

You might even change things up with a visit to Bauman Rare Books when you want to take something special home. If your tired feet need a break from quiet meandering or guided Las Vegas tours, hop on a gondola ride.

Photographer: Anas Jawed

Outdoor and Recreational Activities

You may think of dark hotel casinos when you think of Vegas, but step outside and you'll find plenty of fun experiences on or near the Las Vegas Strip. Whether you stroll the Strip itself to take in the plentiful sights or head to the skies to get the lay of the land, these outdoor activities in Las Vegas can add to your visit.

14. The LINQ Promenade

The High Roller Observation Wheel may anchor The LINQ Promenade, but it's far from the only reason to spend some time outdoors. Football is a big deal here, so make the LINQ Promenade your game-day destination for camaraderie and food and drink specials.

Feel the thrill of the only zipline (make that 10 side-by-side zips) on the Strip, or chill out from the desert heat at the Ice Bar, which is indeed made of solid ice. The Museum of Selfies is an excellent spot for photo ops, and at night, The LINQ Promenade comes alive with a dazzling light show.

15. Helicopter Tours

Day or night, you can take to the skies to enjoy a visceral spectacle with a Las Vegas helicopter tour. By night, take in the sparkling lights of the Strip in all their glory and view Vegas all the way up to Fremont Street in North Las Vegas.

Many night flights include complimentary refreshments, or you can pair them with a romantic dinner. During the day, explore the world beyond the city limits with a helicopter flight over the astonishing Grand Canyon, only 150 miles away.

Additional Attractions

The Las Vegas Strip is so packed with excitement and fun that we've barely begun to scratch the surface of things to do in Las Vegas. Take a look at a few more ways to enhance your visit.

16. The Neon Museum

Las Vegas has long been known as the home of amazing neon art — and The Neon Museum makes sure none of that history will be lost.

View massive casino signs from days gone by, or immerse yourself in the story of Las Vegas when you attend the museum's show Brilliant! Jackpot. During the show, dozens of these vintage signs come to life before your eyes.

17. Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

You probably didn't expect to see marine life on your visit to the desert, but the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is well worth your time.

Yes, you'll be surrounded by sharks, but check out the hundreds of other marine animals, including sea turtles, crabs, stingrays, and exotic fish as well. You can even arrange to feed the sharks and stingrays.

Unforgettable Experiences Await on the Las Vegas Strip

A visit to the Las Vegas Strip is a journey into excitement, thrills, and pure, unforgettable fun. Whether you lean toward shopping, gambling, or dining, you don't want to miss seeing one of our shows in Las Vegas. This is our home, and we deliver unimaginable wonder and excitement.

You might choose the pop fun of Michael Jackson ONE, or perhaps you lean more toward the adventure and breathtaking, personal exploration of Mystère or KÀ. Choosing which shows to attend is the biggest challenge you'll face.

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