Here are my 5 hot spots to visit in Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Gondola Ride at The Venetian
A singing gondolier gliding you down the Grand Canal at The Venetian in a beautiful gondola will have you feeling that you are in Venice. A ride in a gondola is a relaxing way to see The Venetian and a great way to escape the bright lights of the Vegas Strip.
- Grand Canyon via a Helicopter Ride
A helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon is a perfect option if you are short on time. We took the helicopter tour to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. A courtesy bus picked us up early from our accommodation and took us to the Airport. Upon arrival we were allocated in our designated helicopters, individually weighed and watched a short safety film.
We quickly took off and wow what an experience. For me it was my second time in a helicopter and I had forgotten how much fun it can be. It was wonderful to see and appreciate the uniqueness of Las Vegas from an aerial view.
The helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon took 45 minutes with views of a lake with boats, dams, rivers and picturesque mountains. When we landed we were on the ground for about 30 minutes with plenty of time to take photos and morning tea was provided.
The return journey took us to the refuelling station for a short stop. I was not complaining though, as we got to land and take off again in a helicopter! On our return to the Airport, a courtesy back took us to our designated hotels.
- Stratosphere Tower
While Las Vegas is known for its partying, a visit to the Stratosphere Tower on the famous strip is a must for the views and the rides. If you want a thrill, take an extreme ride on the Stratosphere although it is not for the faint hearted.
- Fountains of Bellagio
A wonderful combination of music, water and light the Fountains of Bellagio are a must. A free outdoor experience at the Bellagio truly delivers a spectacular audio visual with the use of water. It is also great to view the show from above with a ride up to the Eiffel Tower Experience across the road.
Death Valley National Park is only a 2.5 hour journey from Las Vegas. Whether a day trip or an extended stay at Death Valley, if you are after a unique experience I highly recommend a visit to Death Valley National Park. Be aware that a visit to the Death Valley National Park is life changing so see my post 5 Reasons not to Visit Death Valley National Park, December 2015.