The 8 Things You Have To See In Vegas
We understand there’s a list of activities to do in Vegas a mile long, but we want to make sure you make the most of your trip. We’ve complied our top picks so that you can feel like you’ve done and seen it all- without the hassle of spending hours searching the web for the best companies or options.
Kaos Pool Party & Nightclub
With spring upon us and summer not far behind, of course one of our first suggestions is a pool party. The strip boasts a variety of venues, and the music ranges from hip hop to deep house, so everyone will be able to find what they are looking for. Some of our personal favorites include Marquee, Daylight, Encore Beach Club and Wet Republic, though regardless of where you go, you’re sure to be blown away. Also, this summer will see the opening of KAOS Pool the largest pool on the strip, along with a $12 million dollar statue as its centerpiece. The skimpier the bikinis and the stronger the drinks, the better the party, right?
Vegas is a place unlike anywhere else, but when that desert sun sets on the strip and those neon lights turn on, the boulevard comes alive. One of the best places to indulge in the vibes of the city is Fremont, or Old Las Vegas as its also known. Grab a drink from one of the CVS or souvenir shops along the original Vegas Boulevard and peruse the old casinos and bars, or stop into the newer additions such as Container Park, where old shipping containers have been converted into shops and restaurants. If you want to live a piece of Nevada history, swing into Atomic Bar, the longest standing bar in the city. While you’re down there, take a ride down the Slotzilla Zipline or snag a photo with any of the costumed characters for the ‘gram.
Goldspike Bar is a local favorite, with life size beer pong and Jenga, or sneak a peak at the elusive Laundry Room speakeasy inside Commonwealth bar (password required). Cheap, cheerful and bursting with activity, this Vegas To Do shouldn’t be missed.
It is said that Vegas was built on losers, but as Bob Dylan once said: the times they are a changing- and now everyone can feel like a winner while visiting this utopia of debauchery and promiscuity. Being subjected to long lines and average view points of a world renowned DJ are a thing of the past- now bottle service and VIP tables are accessible to any who desire it, and we can assure you: it’s worth it. Treat yourselves to dance floor tables, or enjoy a view of the bustling strip on one of the many ultra lounges or rooftop clubs that grace the city. With affordable prices and hosts there to assure quality service, you’ll feel like a baller, even if you’re on a tight budget.
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
While visiting the city that never sleeps, you may feel like some fresh air could help with those post party blues (also known as hangovers from hell). We suggest checking out the helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon, where you can scope a bird’s eye view of the incredible natural wonder of the world, all without having to don those hiking boots. Landings with picnic lunches are available, or if the canyon isn’t your thing, try a night flight over the strip for half the cost but just the right amount of ‘wow’ factor.
While on the topic of daytime activities, for those adrenaline junkies out there, we have some suggestions for you, too. Skydives are always a must for anyone brave enough to try, but you can also get that rush from ground based activities like shooting guns, driving over old cars with military grade tanks or racing high end imported cars. Helicopter tours offer the chance to shoot machine guns out the side of a moving chopper, or dune buggies can be rented and driven through the desert terrain with wild abandon. Packages for all of these activities are available, allowing visitors to indulge in their every whim. Besides, who doesn’t want a picture in front of a Lambo after they just raced it down a speedway track?
Mon Ami Gabi
The food in Vegas is the stuff of legend, so while you’re here, make sure to save time to treat your tastebuds as well. Brazilian steakhouses are a popular choice before a night on the town, while restaurants like Mon Ami Gabi in Paris Hotel, which overlooks the Bellagia Fountain Show, serves 5 star French cuisine that will have you in awe of the view and the food. Virgil’s BBQ in the Linq Hotel is a perfect midday snack to keep the booze at bay so you can last until the evening activities, and Firefly Tapas is a great start or end to an evening for groups or a romantic date night. Just make sure to pack your stretchy pants- your stomach will thank you later.
Cirque De Solei
There are many mention-worthy shows in Vegas, but the Cirque De Solei shows are beyond reprieve and an absolute must while on holiday. Ranging from sexually charged to hilariously absurd, there’s something for everyone, and the prices range depending on seating preference to fit every budget. Two of our favorites are Beatles Love at the Mirage and Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace, but you can choose for yourself which Cirque show suits you best. The point is: You won’t be disappointed no matter which you see- we promise.
If you’re trying to see as many of the clubs or pool parties Vegas has to offer as you can, a club crawl might be the perfect solution. This option allows groups to hit up to five venues in one night, all while offering drink specials, line bypass and free entry to be clubs. The same deals run in the spring/summer for the pools, and these hosted events take the chaos out of an evening for those looking to sit back and enjoy a drink while partying in some of the best clubs in the world.
Finally, calling all you sports fans: we’ve got you covered, too. With the new T-Mobile Arena in full swing, sporting events like UFC and live Hockey Games have locals and visitors alike buzzing to witness sporting history throughout the year. Grab a jersey and a foam finger while you catch the Golden Knights play at their home stadium, or grab tickets to any of the UFC fights that premier throughout the summer. Sports bars throughout the strip also offer fans the chance to sit down with a cold drink and enjoy any sporting event they fancy- most with affordable open bar options that will keep you topped up until last call.
We don’t mind what tickles your fancy- the greatest part about Vegas is we’ve got it all. Be it sports, clubs, pool parties or sky dives, we can accommodate for any adventure, and The Upbeat Team is here to help hand tailor your trip so you can make the most of every minute! Contact us today for quotes, itineraries and more!