Known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas is a myriad of lavish buildings and big lights. Filled with giant resorts and casino complexes, Las Vegas is a mecca for night owls and big spenders. Should you find yourself in the City of Sin, you might be overwhelmed at all of the entertainment options. Use this guide to help sort through the plethora of options and hit some of Vegas’ most exciting attractions.
See a Live Vegas Show
Entertainment is the bread and butter of Las Vegas. While there are numerous nighttime show options to choose from, one of the best new shows to hit the city is Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers. This vibrant musical spectacular features a cast of 66 singers and dancers, as well as a full orchestra. Topped off with exquisite set and costume design, this show is not to be missed during your stay. ShowStoppers plays at the Encore Theater in the luxurious steve wynn resorts, where you can pair a multi-course dinner with your show six nights a week.
Visit Sin City’s Best Museums
While Las Vegas may be known for its nightlife, the city has a surprising number of interesting and unique museums. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (or the “Mob Museum”), located in downtown Las Vegas, interactive exhibits and theatre presentations, which allow you to learn about both sides of the police-mob battles, which have taken place in the city and throughout the country. At the Luxor Hotel, visitors can see Bodies…The Exhibition, which displays 13 body specimens, as well as over 260 partial body specimens and organs. This unusual exhibit gives you an unparalleled opportunity to view the complexity of the human body in a controlled and respectful environment. Finally, you will want to visit the very hip Neon Museum, located downtown. This museum is set up like an artist’s junkyard, with colorful paths taking you through a unique collection of vintage neon signs.
Visit the Bellagio
The Bellagio is one of the most well-known luxury resorts in Las Vegas. Whether you are staying there or not, this massive hotel complex has tons of things for visitors to do and explore. Among the attractions that you can check out are the Fountains of Bellagio, the Gallery of Fine Art, and the Botanical Gardens. In addition, you can sign up for unique wine, mixology, and cooking classes. With an impressive 17 Sommeliers on staff, the Bellagio offers regular wine seminars, as well as mixology courses. The hotel also offers cooking classes led by some of their world famous chefs.
Swim with Dolphins
The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is another resort offering tons of activities for visitors. Among the most popular is the aquarium, located behind the check-in counter. If you are interested, you can book yourself for the “Trainer for a Day” program, which allows you to shadow and assist aquarium staff as they care for the dolphins. You get to participate in feeding, providing medical care such as ultrasounds, and observations. You can also sign up for the “Painting with the Dolphins” program, where you get to collaborate with the dolphins to create a unique watercolor painting.
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