Nevada: it’s always a special experience. Actually, of course, all of Las Vegas (at least the center) is one big attraction. Walking or driving on The Srip you fall from one surprise to another. There is no place in the world where hotels are considered places of interest and public transport has placed its stops in front of only the casinos and hotels. On this page you will find an overview of possibilities and ideas for your stay in Las Vegas. From eating out and going out to shopping and from museums to tours in and around Las Vegas. According to timedictionary, there is also an overview of options for families visiting Las Vegas with (small) children during a tour.
On this page you will find an overview of possibilities and ideas for your stay in Las Vegas. From eating out and going out to shopping and from museums to tours in and around Las Vegas. There is also an overview of options for families visiting Las Vegas with (small) children during a tour.
Various natural parks
In the Las Vegas area you have several beautiful nature parks that are definitely worth checking out. There are the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park, Red Rock Canyon and the beautiful Antelope Canyon. When you enter a park, don’t forget to take the Official Map and Guide, which you will find at the entrance. If you plan to visit several parks, it is best to buy a “Park Pass”. Ask for it at the ticket office of a park, they will be happy to help you.
Eating & Nightlife in Las Vegas
The legend that there is mostly free or dirt cheap food in Vegas no longer exists. Before is dead; hotel owners realize that people who break a large amount of money in the casinos also expect to be able to dine at a high level there. Every self-respecting hotel has at least one restaurant where prices and quality are high. The only place where there is still an excellent price/quality ratio is the buffet. Several hotels offer extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets at a fixed price, where long queues of people fill their plates with all kinds of specialties without limit. Buffets that operate independently of the hotels are of course considerably cheaper.
You can drink here around the clock, and openly on the street – almost unique in the United States. What’s more, punters are treated to free cocktails and beer once it becomes clear that you’ll be busy for a while. So smart people buy enough dollar bills, position themselves openly behind the table or machine and look around thirsty. Don’t forget to tip – deadly in this service-oriented city, where casino waitresses earn as much as a manager in the Netherlands.
Grand Canal Shops
In the Venetian you will find the Grand Canal Shoppes, which are located on real canals. A lot of effort has gone into making you feel like you’re in Venice and it worked out pretty well. Pay particular attention to the living statue on St. Mark’s Square. Opening hours: Sun to Thu: 10:00 – 23:00 / Fri and Sat: 10:00 – 00:00
Helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon
The most exclusive tour to the Grand Canyon flies into the Havasupai Reservation and is probably the most impressive and complete Grand Canyon experience. In addition to visiting the rim of the Canyon, you will go to the bottom of the Grand Canyon by helicopter. Once there, you have plenty of time to admire the Havasupai Falls with their blue-green water and when it gets very hot, a refreshing dip at the falls is definitely the solution! The three waterfalls are: Navajo Falls (approx. 2 km from the village), Havasu Falls (approx. 3 km from the village) and Mooney Falls (approx. 4 km from the village). It is strongly recommended to take plenty of water with you during this trip! Costs € 639 pp including flights to Grand Canyon, helicopter flight and overnight stay. More information about this tour can be found here. You can book other flights over the Grand Canyon with, for example, the Dreamcatcher Sunset Tour. It flies from Las Vegas to Hidden Valley and the Valley of Fire.
The Hoover Dam was built between 1931 and 1935. You will find it approximately 65 kilometers from Downtown Las Vegas. This technical tour de force is still one of the most visited tourist attractions in the States. Nice detail is that the Hoover Dam is on the state border with Arizona. A popular day trip from Las Vegas is a visit to the world-famous Hoover Dam combined with a rafting trip on the Colorado River. Such an excursion takes about 9 hours and costs about 150 euros.
Kayak and canoe trips
Kayak and canoe trips often start below Hoover Dam in the scenic landscape of the Black Canyon and on Lake Mead, a National Park half an hour from Las Vegas. The starting point – the Hoover Dam – is an impressive sight in itself. Then the trip continues on the most famous river in the west, the Colorado. During the trip through the deep lava canyons you can see mountain sheep and birds of prey. During the various breaks you have time to explore or relax in the natural hot springs. Further downstream, we stop to enjoy a tasty and healthy lunch in the shade of a mesquite tree. Spend the rest of the day paddling in caves, discovering beaches and visiting historic sites in the canyon.
Vegas with the kids
Of course, Las Vegas remains a city that mainly focuses on the elderly who like to gamble and/or want to have fun. To ensure that parents can gamble, shop or visit shows in peace, the children must of course also be entertained. Children are very welcome at a number of shows. In addition, most hotels have facilities to keep children busy or entertained. Think for example of roller coasters, rides and arcades (amusement halls). Don’t forget to visit the wonderful free shows: Fountains of Bellagio, The Volcano and The Sirens of TI with the kids.
When you visit Las Vegas with children, the Circus-Circus Hotel is highly recommended to spend the night. This hotel has the largest indoor theme park in the country. In addition, a number of circus performances take place every day. Another nice hotel is Excalibur. Also very nice for the kids is the Showcase Mall next to MGM Grand. In addition to GameWorks (video games/interactive), this Mall contains M&M’s World and the World of Coca-Cola. The building is very recognizable by the large Coca-Cola bottle and the M&M commercials.
Las Vegas Neon Nights Helicopter Tour
You fly over The Strip and of course legendary Las Vegas symbols such as: MGM, New York-New York, Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio, Paris, Venetian, Treasure Island, Mirage Hotels, the Stratospere Tower and of course over Downtown Las Vegas, the historic downtown Las Vegas and the famous ‘Glitter Gulch’, where it all started. After this amazing flight you finish with a sparkling glass of champagne. Costs about 100 euros per person.