Bellagio - For Those Chocolate Lovers.
The Bellagio boasts a mouthwatering chocolate fountain that should not be missed. Jean-Philippe Patisserie features 27 feet of cascading liquid chocolate that makes up the largest chocolate fountain in the world. Yummy melted chocolate flows at a rate of 120 quarts per minute down decadent glass tiers. There is more than 2,100 pounds of flowing white to velvety dark chocolate for your sweet sensational enjoyment.
Bellagio - Romance Your Senses.
Take in a complimentary Las Vegas show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerize its admirers at the Fountains of Bellagio. The most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived amazes against the beautiful backdrop of the Bellagio hotel. Each dynamic performance from the Fountains collection is unique in its interpretation and expression. Fall in love with the stunning nature of this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment while relishing a clever concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Brilliance abounds inside the Bellagio’s breathtaking Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. You will enjoy displays of nature in all its glory. The essence of every season is recreated with exceptionally gorgeous plants, flowers and trees arranged to inspire full splendor. At the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 140 expert horticulturists work their magic to create amazing & unique sights for each season and holiday.
Let your imagination wander as you take a leisurely stroll amongst rare natural finds from all over the world. During your stop at the Conservatory make sure to catch Mr. & Ms. Green Thumb available daily between the hours of 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. providing tips and answering questions about the gardens. You can also enjoy live musical performances by classical and jazz guitarists daily from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., from the Victorian Gazebo in the South Garden.
Caesars Palace Forum Shops - Fall of Atlantis.
Watch the Roman statues come alive every hour at one of the most popular free attractions in Las Vegas - the Fall of Atlantis. The show recounts the myth of the Atlantis using rather impressive animatronic figures, as well as water, fire, fog, and laser effects. The show describes how King Atlas could not decide which one of his children to appoint as heir. Though brief, this show is a fun attraction for the entire family. Be sure to check out the 50,000 gallon saltwater aquarium while you’re there.
Cruise the Strip.
You haven't done Vegas until you've done the weekend-night journey down the Strip. We have two suggested ways – in a sleek and sexy convertible with your peeps or with a comfortable pair of walking shoes and a bottle water as you trek down the world famous Vegas Strip. Just be mindful of all the cars or the pedestrians as they become Vegas dazed with the excitement and neon of the night.
Downtown - Fremont Street Experience.
If the strolling showgirls ,blazing neon and live entertainment aren’t enough, gaze up at the eye-popping imagery of the Fremont Street Experience, loaded with more than 12 million dazzling lights and 550,000 watts of concert quality sound. The giant LED screen towers 90-feet above a pedestrian mall lined with retail shopping kiosks and two permanent stages. Free concerts, special events, and roaming street performers entertain the nearly 17 million visitors who come to experience the vintage Vegas attraction each year.
Downtown - Fremont East District.
Located in the heart of downtown between Las Vegas Boulevard to Eighth Street, the Fremont East District has been a boom for downtown Las Vegas. The area offers comedy clubs, blues and jazz nightclubs, and other musical entertainment venues, restaurants and bars. Fremont East is a great place to go bar hopping amidst the nostalgic neon of old Vegas and has become a hotspot for tourists and locals to mix and mingle.
Downtown 18b - Antiques, Art and First Friday.
The 18 blocks designated as the Las Vegas Arts District represents the heart and the soul of the downtown Las Vegas corridor. Take unrestrained pleasure in the food, drink, art, music, antiques and shopping that the area provides. On the FIRST FRIDAY of every month the district comes alive with young and established artists selling their work, food trucks galore and live music on 3 separate stages. 18b is the epicenter that breathes life into the office buildings, the condos and the loft developments, giving the neighborhood an identity and a pulse.
Downtown - Container Park.
The Downtown Container Park - located at Fremont and Seventh Streets - is a shopping center made up largely of re-purposed shipping containers. It is comprised of 39 diverse and quirky vendors, retailers, restaurants, bars and other businesses that call the quaint containers home. The park also includes a special place for youngsters, a thirty foot tree house. If you’re looking for a delightful place to have a bite and a beverage or to just hang out, the Downtown Container Park is your spot!
Flamingo - Wildlife Habitat.
The Flamingo's Wildlife Habitat is touted as one of the most unique and beloved attractions in Las Vegas. The serene paradise is free of charge and open daily to the public. Nestled on the Flamingo hotel's lush 15-acre grounds, the Habitat is stocked with exotic birds, fish, turtles, a huge flock of Chilean flamingos and other feathered friends such as Sacred Ibis. The species frolic on islands and streams surrounded by sparkling waterfalls and foliage. Be sure to take your picture with one of the resident parrots.
Golden Nugget - The Tank.
Get up close and personal with the resident sharks and other amazing underwater creatures at the Golden Nugget’s 200,000 gallon shark tank! The Tank showcases an enclosed 3-story water slide that whisks aquatic adventurers within inches of the 300 different kinds of fish and 16 sharks that call the aquarium home. The hotel offers marine biologist guided tours ($30 per person) for those who “just need to know”.
Check in and check out the 20,000-gallon indoor coral reef saltwater tank behind the front desk. The extravagant undersea environment – which was created to simulate an intricately detailed coral reef - is home to approximately 450 fish from 85 different species of finned and gilled glory. These fish species were all selected for their adaptability to the environment and compatibility with other species. No live coral was used in the tank in an effort to preserve the living reefs in the ocean.
Mirage’s front yard volcano has more bang than ever, thanks to taller explosions, more fireballs and a driving soundtrack from The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Indian tabla sensation Zakir Hussain. Firing nightly every half hour from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, the earth shakes and flames shoot into the night sky spewing smoke and fire 100 feet above the waters below, transforming the tranquil waterfall into spectacular streams of molten lava. The volcano has been a Las Vegas signature attraction since the resort opened in 1989, mesmerizing spectators with its roaring, intense display. The volcano, situated on three water-covered acres, is 54 feet high and circulates an incredible 119,000 gallons of water per minute.
Planet Hollywood - Miracle Mile Shops Fountain.
The multi-million dollar water feature at the heart of Miracle Mile Shops transforms from a tranquil piece of art into an entertainment centerpiece. The fountain entertains and inspires onlookers with bursts of lighted water effects and 50 foot high eruptions, color changing fog, bursts of light and dramatic, original soundtracks broadcast through a state-of-the-art surround sound system.
Planet Hollywood - Rainstorm at Merchant's Harbor.
Most people have been caught in the middle of a rainstorm at some point in their life, but has it ever happened to you while you were INDOORS? Catch the cloudburst as excitement pours down during the rainstorm outside of Merchants Harbor Coffee House. You simply can’t miss this miracle in the desert - which features thunder, lightning, fog and pouring rain.
Sam’s Town - Mystic Falls.
Take a visit to see the first water fountain show in Vegas—Sam’s Town courtyard performs every two hours from 2 to 10pm. The falls are inhabited by robotic wildlife and dancing waters shoot eight stories high from the base of the falls, accented by a laser lights. The courtyard is surrounded with a glass roof, trees, ornate landscaping, a gazebo and a waterfall. It also has a climate that is controlled at 72 degrees year around perfect for a break from the desert heat.
Silverton Hotel - Gone Fishing.
Silverton Casino's saltwater aquarium is large and impressive and named the "Best Free Attraction" in Las Vegas. An 117,000-gallon reef aquarium will transport you to a tropical oasis where you can admire more than 4,000 tropical fish, stingrays and sharks. Schedule time in your day for the interactive feeding shows, scheduled daily at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. A staff marine biologist is equipped with a full-face communication mask and answers questions during the feeding. Also, don't miss the live mermaid swim! Inside the Mermaid Lounge you will see two jellyfish aquariums.
Silverton Hotel - Bass Pro Shops.
In addition, step inside the Las Vegas Bass Pro Shops where fresh water aquariums feature trout, channel catfish, carp and bass and include a flowing canyon river featuring ducks and spectacular Koi. At the Silverton you can experience 2 free Vegas attractions perfect for a family on vacation.
Spring Mountains of the Desert.
If you want to escape the hustle of the city and the desert landscape, take a short drive to Mount Charleston. Mount Charleston is the highest of the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada. With the high elevation it’s about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, so take to the hiking trails, enjoy waterfalls, limestone cliffs and then take a break at the lodge.
Welcome to Las Vegas!
This iconic structure, The Welcome to Las Vegas sign has been part of the Las Vegas Strip since 1959. Believe it or not this was not its original location, the sign moved to several locations throughout the years.
The Welcome to Las Vegas Sign is located on the south side of the Strip and has easy access parking located in the median of the Las Vegas Blvd. So, before leaving remember to take that perfect Vegas vacation shot in front of a piece of Vegas history.