- On July 19, 2021
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Sightseeing and Getting Around Las Vegas
Getting Around Vegas
Las Vegas has a massive amount of bright lights, big crowds, street entertainers not to mention the traffic on the strip, the last place you want to be is driving..
Las Vegas has alternative ways of getting around the city, with the hop-on hop-off city bus to luxury limousine shuttles and taxi or uber getting around is a cinch. You can take a city tour in an open-air jeep or the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus.
Another way to see the city at night with all the bright lights is a fantasy night flight by helicopter. Don’t wait until the last minute to book, your flight as the evening tours sell out days in advance.
Forget the hassle of figuring out bus routes and schedules, the city bus runs every 15 to 20 minutes all day long. along the Las Vegas Strip from Mandalay Bay to Fremont Street. The Hop Off Hop On open-air, a top deck gives you unobstructed views of highlights such as the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and Fountains of Bellagio but is a bit hot in the summer heat except in the evening hours.
The strip is approx. 5 miles long and great after dark to walk, since most attractions are concentrated on the Strip and downtown on Fremont Street, it’s easy to explore on foot.
Visit Bellagio’s chocolate fountain or learn about the history of Fremont Street on a walking tour of historic downtown with the popular jeep tour.
When the evening comes and the night darkens, take a helicopter night flight above the neon and feel the thrill.
Public Transportation is the least expensive but there is the Monorail running from the Sahara Hotel and the Mandalay Bay making stops at different hotels along the way and the Deuce city bus in Las Vegas is both convenient and affordable.
Buy a single ticket for both the bus and monorail, or save time and money by purchasing 1-, 2-, or 7-day passes. The monorail has a quick turnaround which means you can expect to wait between 4-7 minutes, while the Deuce bus departs every 15 minutes.
Think about renting or chartering a limousine or a party bus. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion to rent a limousine in Las Vegas—they can be extremely affordable. Also, you can book a tour of the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Fremont Street for even more fun in a private tour, ensuring you enjoy the trip just as much as the location.
Make sure you take the time to visit Fremont street, the Arts District on Main Street, and more. The most unique way of getting around is the “KISS Limousine Service. Available at APT Limousine. If you want to do Vegas the right way, then take a private city tour by ground and by helicopter combination.
Las Vegas Culture Areas
Las Vegas is well known as a big party town. But there’s so much more to Vegas than just gambling and amazing hotel pool parties, there is a multitude of activities and attractions for those who enjoy the culture of this fabulous city.
Check Out the Artistic Las Vegas art all over town. Starting with the Las Vegas Arts District, an eclectic space downtown for many local creative artists.
Check out the alley behind East Fremont Street with some really cool graphics spray-painted on the building walls.
Visit the Container Park on East Fremont as well.
Visit some of the Vegas art museums, including but not limited to the Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas, Las Vegas Art Museum, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
Many of the hotel lobbies and shopping malls and high-end Strip resorts, including at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art., the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, the Venetian Hotel Casino, and the fabulous Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art.
If you really want to learn about the steamy past and history of Las Vegas, stop at the Mob Museum downtown, just off Fremont Street, learn all about the city’s connection to organized crime and our Former Mayor, Oscar Goodman. ( By the way, he has a great steakhouse restaurant at the Plaza Hotel Casino ) .
Time allowing, head on over to the Neon Museum just north of Fremont Street, which is home to a collection of more than 200 restored neon signs from Las Vegas’ past. Booking a Las Vegas Show is a must-do!
Las Vegas is home to a wide range of entertainment, from comedy and magic to musicals and variety shows. Make sure you book your shows in advance as they do sell out weeks in advance, like Cirque du Soleil the most popular, such as Michael Jacksons “ONE”, Mystere, and “O”.
Vegas action is not just limited to the major casinos, there are shows at other smaller casinos. Not to mention the Italian American Club on Sahara Ave, Fabulous Dinner Shows are available. with advance reservations required.
See hundreds of pinball machines at the Pinball Hall of Fame now at their new location on the Las Vegas Strip by the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Activities in Vegas
Take a ride on the Linq High Roller for amazing views of the Las Vegas Valley and the Strip. While you’re there experiencing the Linq look for the Zipline for a real memory and thrill.
Or, visit Madame Tussauds at the Venetian and take the Gondola Ride thru the Canals of Venice.
For the Dancing Waters at the Bellagio take the tour up to the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at the Paris Hotel.
Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition at the Luxor
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Siegfried & Roys Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat
The “Big Apple Roller Coaster & Arcade at New York, NY Hotel
Do Something Romantic
Dinner & Neon Lights Helicopter Tour of The Strip