The Ultimate Las Vegas Bucket List

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You may already know, but if you don't we are heading to Las Vegas in a couple of days! We have a big list of things that we want to do and see while we are there so thought we would share them with you. When looking for ideas and planning our trip we struggled to find any really informative bucket lists so we're hoping that this will come in really helpful for any of you who are planning to visit.

1. Las Vegas sign - FREE
We're sure that this is top of everyones list when they're visiting Vegas. How could you visit and not get this photo! (We're a little to excited about this)

2. Bellagio - FREE
The Bellagio is one of the main hotels along the strip and like many others has lots to see and do. We plan to visit this hotel to see the botanical gardens and famous Bellagio fountains. 
The botanical gardens at the Bellagio change 5 times a year which are: Holiday glamour; Chinese new year; spring celebration; summer and harvest. Each display is filled with thousands of flowers and sculptures carefully designed with a theme for that season. 
As for the Bellagio fountains, they come on at 5pm each day and play a variety of different songs including the favourite "Viva Las Vegas" where the water can soar as high as 460 feet into the air.

3. The Flamingo hotel - FREE
In the grounds of the Flamingo hotel is a 15 acre wildlife habitat which is populated by exotic birds, fish and turtles. This attraction is also free of charge to the public.
If you visit at the right time there are 2 pelican feeds a day at 8:30am and 2pm. If you have a love of Flamingos this has to be on your list!

4. Mirage Volcano - FREE

The Mirage volcano was designed by the creators of the Bellagio fountains and had a $25 million redesign in 2008. The volcano has real life volcano eruption recordings as well as fireballs shooting into the air; light and smoke effects. To be able to catch the display you will have to visit any evening at 7/8pm.
We are defiantly planning to see this one of the nights we are in Vegas.

5. Circus at Circus Circus hotel - FREE

This is the worlds largest permanent circus and you can visit it for free! Everyday 11am-11pm the circus is open and has a variety of acts to watch. We defiantly want to give this a look.

6. High roller - $25/$37 (Day/Night)

Fancy riding the biggest ferris wheel in the world? Yes, please. The high roller is 550ft high and on this 30 minute ride you will be able to take in the lights of the Las Vegas strip. This is a great way to see Vegas from above. This must be one of the top attractions we are most excited for.

7. The Eiffel tower experience - $16/$22 (Day/Night)

The best Eiffel tower replica in the world. This Eiffel tower is half the size of the original in Paris standing at 50 stories high. This is defiantly going to be on our itinerary and we're really excited to see the amazing view over the strip.

8. Hoover Dam - $10 (Parking)

Hoover dam is a national historic landmark. The dam is over the Colorado River on the Nevada, Arizona border. If you're going to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas how can you not stop and have a look. The view looks simply breath taking and we're sure is like no other. You can go inside to the visitor centre and there are various tours available (All for an extra fee).

9. Red rock canyon  - FREE

Red rock canyon is a national conservation area and is located just a few miles outside of Vegas. There is a visitor centre where you can learn more about the area, specifically the plants and desert tortoises. While visiting Red rock canyon you can get involved is a bunch on activities such as a scenic drive to experience this national park from your car; hiking various trails; biking and you can even stay the night at the Red rock canyon campsite.
This just seems like the perfect day trip to take from the crazy lights of the Las Vegas strip.

10. Valley of fire - FREE

Located 58 miles northeast of the Las Vegas strip. You could rent a car and drive out for the day to experience serenely like you have never seen before. Valley of fire is Nevada's first state park and got its name from the red/orange sandstone formations. This is a big area with lots of different sights to see but we plan to explore and see as much as we can.

11. Grand canyon - Various depending on tour/ self drive

If anyone say the word Vegas the next thing you think is Grand Canyon! We are planning to visit here on our trip and can't wait. We won't go into too much detail as you probably already know a bit about this and will defiantly do a post after we visit.
This is probably the most well know national park in the whole of America and there are so many different ways to see it. You can book a variety of different tours traveling in helicopter, coach, plane, limo, hummer and we're sure theres even more.
The other option is self drive, where you could rent a car from the airport or hotels in Vegas and drive yourself. One of the main places to self drive to is the skywalk. This is on the West rim and the closest viewing area to Vegas.
We haven't yet decided how we are planning to visit but there is certainly not a shortage of options.

12. FlyNYON Vegas - $200 - $3500

FlyNYON is a doors off helicopter experience like no other. Giving you the opportunity to harness up and fly above the Las Vegas strip and surrounding areas with the freeness of no doors. This has made it to our list as it is such a unique helicopter ride different to anything else we have ever done before. We already know that Las Vegas is going to be pretty amazing but with this view from above it would be an unforgettable experience. 

13. Las Vegas explorer pass - $79

The Las Vegas explorer pass allows you to experience 3 different Vegas attractions. There is a long list to choose from and you have 30 days once you have activated your pass at the first one. We are all about this you can even save up to 55%! What a way to see more of Vegas and some amazing attractions.

14. Monorail - $5 (Single ride) $12 (Unlimited day pass)

The Las Vegas monorail runs along the strip behind the hotels and is 3.9 miles long. This looks like a super fun way to get around and if you buy the day pass you can get on and off at any of the stations along the way.

15. Big bus tour - $47 (One day)

If you've done a lot of walking which I'm sure we will, this is a great option to get around and still see all of the sights. You can purchase your ticket and hop on and off as many times as you like whenever you see the bus. This looks like such great fun sitting on the open top bus and still able to get all the photos we want!

16. Vegas! The show - From $60

Now this would be an amazing thing to see on our visit to Vegas. Vegas! The show, is unlike no other and tells you what Vegas has been and what it is. The show contains all the aspects of a broadway show. Also you can chose this in the Las Vegas explorer pass.

17. Fremont street - FREE

Fremont street is a 5 block entertainment district in downtown Vegas. Fremont street has the worlds largest video screen which is 1500 feet long and 90 feet wide. you might have seen photos or videos of this before featuring the famous slotzilla zipline which you can ride along the middle of the street just under this huge screen. The street is also filled with millions of visitors each year to see the shop, restaurants and casinos. From what we have seen and read this looks like such a fascination place to visit on our trip. Also check out the slotzilla section and read more about that!

18. Secret garden and Dolphin habitat - $22

The secret garden is home to some of the best big cats, including rare white tigers. This is a little bit like a zoo but they offer a lot more experiences such as painting with dolphins; a spot of dolphin yoga and VIP access to get a little bit closer. We have added this to our list as it looks like such a fun day out and you can see these animals like you never have before.

19. The aquarium at the Silverton hotel - FREE 

Silverton hotel holds a huge aquarium full of various sharks and tropical fish. Also MERMAIDS! Yes you read that right. A couple of times a day they have specially trained divers dressed as mermaids to win around the giant tank. Now we are grown up but this even appeals to us to see "Real life" Mermaids. Defiantly worth the visit out of the centre and south of the Las Vegas strip to see this quirky aquarium and all for free. 

20. Slotzilla Zipline  - $20/$40 (Lower zipline/higher biplane)

If you're looking for something a little bit more adventurous this might be it. A zipline 12 storeys high flying over the 1700 feet length of Fremont Street, reaching speeds of 35 miles per hour. We are super excited about this one and hope we get the opportunity on our visit to Las Vegas!

We know there is so much more to see and do while we are in Vegas but for now these are all the different things on our list. We hope this is helpful if you planning a trip and please let us know of anything we have missed in the comments below or at our Instagram @aticketaroundtheworld


Love Chloe and Megan


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