Things To Do When Visiting Las Vegas

There are so many different things you can do when you are in Las Vegas. Gambling just so happens to be what most people do, but since many people are coming to Las Vegas with their families they are turning to doing more family fun activities such as sightseeing, swimming, live shows and shopping.

If you have not been to Las Vegas before then you are in for a treat. The very first time I was in Las Vegas I was trapped inside the casino because I didn’t know what else there was and at that time there wasn’t anything for kids, it was an adults only city. I know just how much fun Las Vegas can be once you know a few fun things to do other than gambling away all your money.

Fremont Street Lightshow

The one thing I didn’t even know was there when I went to Fremont Street was the overhead lightshow that goes every hour at night. If you have not been to see the Fremont Street Lightshow I highly recommend it. It is located right next to one of the most historical hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, The Golden Nugget Casino And Hotel.

The thing I love about the light show is that there are so many shops and restaurants there that you can sit outside and eat under the show. A couple of the best times to come to see the light show are on July 4th and on New Year’s Eve.


A few things that you must see with a tour guide are Wayne Newton’s house, new casinos, the historic areas such as where many of the biggest robberies happened and where some of the first casinos were built, and also a look at Hoover dam, one of the biggest dams in the world.


Did you know that just because you aren’t a guest at the hotel the hotel will still let you swim at their pool as long as you are a customer? What this means is that you only have to buy one drink in order to swim, so you can see every pool in Las Vegas by simply buying a drink. You probably would have bought a drink anyway, so why not do it while you see all the great pools in Vegas?


If you have not seen the Stratosphere in action then that is a thing to see in itself. The Stratosphere is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States and is the tallest building in Las Vegas by far. There have been many improvements in the Stratosphere and most recently they have included a ride called the SkyJump which lets you fall off the Stratosphere over 800 feet. On top of that thrill you can also ride the Big Shot which is the highest thrill ride in the entire world.

As you can see there is so much more to do in Las Vegas than just gamble so take your time when you are there to do something that will provide memories for a lifetime, not just depending on whether you win or lose.