We have been lucky enough to plan events all over the world. Even if we are traveling for professional reasons, we always try to slip in some fun and explore as much as we can.
Las Vegas is one of our favorite places in the United States. That's definitely a personal preference because we understand it's not for everyone, but if you enjoy food, entertainment, gambling, shopping, adventure, recreation - literally just about anything - you can find something for you!
We have traveled there professionally, in our 20's with 9 other girls, even with our parents for their 60th birthday, so we like to think we've seen a little bit of all the sides of the city.
Here's our Top 5 to dos to be sure to add to your itinerary that work for ANYONE planning a trip to lively destination:
For lack of a better term (they call it an "observation wheel") this is the best ferris wheel I have been on. First, you're inside, none of that dangling anxiety for anyone with a fear of heights. Second, you have full 360 views of the city. If you have just arrived, it's perfect to get a sense of direction and see where all those favorite landmarks are. Third, it's only 30 minutes! A quick touristy activity that I promise will have any impact.
This is great for all ages, but if you're in Vegas to enjoy the 21+ lifestyle, their "Happy Half Hour" is a must.
If your looking for a break for the flashing lights, blasting AC and slot machine bells, take a half day trip to the Hoover Dam. I don't really feel like I can accurately describe how impressive it is. I promise it will not disappoint. It's only 45 minutes from the Strip, so easy to rent a car to take advantage of the many tour options (including a helicopter?).
Cirque du Soleil - ANY
A Las Vegas classic. If you haven't had the opportunity to see any Cirque du Soleil shows ANYWHERE, but let alone Vegas, I highly recommend it. There are themes and music for any interest and they are pure entertainment. Not only will you be mesmerized in your seat, but if you to Love (The Beatles themed) or One (Michael Jackson themed) - you'll be singing in your seat too.
Enjoy some of our favorite tips, tricks and select event highlights!