Looking for a warmer weekend? Sounds like its time for a weekend getaway to Las Vegas! What’s better then enjoying the city lights, swimming pools, palm trees, restaurants, and not to mention all of the many things to do there! Below are our top 10 things to do and visit during your weekend getaway to Las Vegas!
1. Famous Las Vegas Sign
You can’t go to Vegas without making a pit stop at the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign. This iconic sign is located just south of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. You along with many other visitors can park in the parking lot and enjoy snapping a few pictures in front of the sign. This is a free attraction in Las Vegas and you can visit the sign 24 hours a day every day of the week! The perfect weekend getaway to Las Vegas starts at this famous sign!
2. Hoover Dam
On September 30, 1935 the Hoover Dam was completed. With over 7 million visitors each year, the Hoover Dam is a wonderful place to take friends and family. Located 35 miles south of Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Over 700 feet tall, the Hoover Dam separates the two states Nevada and Arizona. Enjoy walking around and site seeing at the Hoover Dam. You can also sign up for a tour to see more of the behind the scenes of the dam. It’s the perfect stop for your weekend getaway to Las Vegas!
3. The Strip
One of the most famous roads lies in Las Vegas. Anything and everything you will want to do will mostly be along the Las Vegas Strip. The Strip is 4.2 miles long and is considered a scenic route when driving at night. Fourteen of the world’s 25 largest hotels are along the Strip, with a total of over 62,000 rooms. The Las Vegas Strip offers many different things to do. Whether you’re in the mood for shopping, eating, gambling, or site seeing, it’s got it all. Just make sure to wear good walking shoes!
4. M&M’s World
Who doesn’t love M&M’s? There is nothing better then a whole store dedicated to delicious M&M candies. Right next door to the MGM Grand is the four story tall M&M World filled with anything and everything M&M. There you will find candy, M&M gift items, clothes, stuffed animals, office supplies, luggage, and so much more! Personalize your own M&M’s and watch them be made right in front of you at M&M’s My Color! Whether you have kids or not, this is a fun store for people of all ages to visit.
5. Red Rock Canyon
Only 25 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, you can enjoy the Red Rock Canyon. For a small entrance fee, hop in your car and drive along the one-way 13-mile scenic drive. Make sure to look out for stops along the drive. There are many places to get out and enjoy hiking or rock climbing. There are a variety of different hiking trails, ranging from easy to hard. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy hiking in the Red Rock Canyon! You won’t want to miss out on this during your weekend getaway to Las Vegas.
6. Bellagio Fountains
When visiting Las Vegas, seeing the Bellagio Fountains is a must! Directly in front of the Bellagio Hotel is a huge manmade lake that has over 1,000 fountains. These fountains provide a wonderful show of choreographed dancing water accompanied with music and lights. This is a free show that takes place every half hour until 7 p.m. and then happens every 15 minutes until midnight. We definitely recommend seeing this show in the evening when you can see all the lights and water lit up! Find out more about the show times on their website.
7. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Are you an aquarium lover? Then the Shark Reed at Mandalay Bay is for you! This unique Shark Reef gives you a cool insight to life underwater. This aquarium as 14 different exhibits that feature over 100 different sharks, piranhas, rays, sea turtles, crocodiles, and other exotic fish. You can also enjoy the touch pool that allows you to feel different fish or sting rays. Enjoy the walk through tunnel and enjoy underwater life all around you. We promise this is an attraction you won’t want to miss! This will definitely be a highlight of your weekend getaway to Las Vegas!
8. The Stratosphere
Located on Las Vegas Blvd. just north of the Strip you will find Stratosphere Las Vegas. This signature attraction is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States. Standing at over 1,149 ft. tall, the Stratosphere Las Vegas is not only a hotel and casino but is pretty much a theme park as well. Head to the top of the Stratosphere to find the ride Insanity. This ride extends you 64 feet out over the edge of the Stratosphere. There you will enjoy an insane ride and a breathtaking view of Las Vegas!
9. Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Located in the Bellagio Hotel under a huge glass dome is the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Open 24 hours a day, the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are free to enter for all guests. Enjoy looking at stunning beautiful season scenes that over 140 horticulturists have spent time arranging. Each holiday, they change the scenes as well. These scenes use flowers, plants, trees, lighthouses, gazebos and bridges to create unique visual scenes. This is a fun thing for people of all ages to enjoy!
10. World Famous Casinos
With over 75 different casinos, Las Vegas is the place to go to visit some world famous casinos. Most of the casinos are all concentrated along the Strip. Enjoy dining, relaxing at the pool, and staying at the beautiful hotels that are a part of these casinos. Some famous casinos are Caesars Palace, the Bellagio, MGM Grand Casino, and The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll even witness a wedding! You never know when it comes to Las Vegas! It’s time to get to Las Vegas for your weekend getaway today!
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Las Vegas is the perfect place for a weekend getaway to escape from your crazy busy lives. So why not? A weekend getaway to Vegas is calling your name. Experience fun attractions, go site seeing, spend the afternoon at the pool, or go see a show! Don’t want to take your own car or rent one? Then travel with St. George Express. Let St. George Express take you to your next stop destination. Let St. George Express take you to Las Vegas for your weekend getaway!
They say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas right?