What’s on your bucket list? Do you want to go to the Grand Canyon, see Machu Picchu, visit the Eiffel Tower or score a reservation at French Laundry? That’s all well and good, but what about your Vegas bucket list? If you’re a frequent visitor or a local, you need to create a list of things you’d like to do in Las Vegas in your lifetime. Here are a few ideas to include:
Tour the Neon Museum
Stroll among massive signs at the Neon Museum while learning about the city’s history. This incredibly photogenic location allows you to see Las Vegas relics like the Sahara and Riviera signs. Go during the day or see the signs lit up at night—it’s unforgettable either way.
Feast at Bacchanal Buffet
Yes, you’re probably going to have to wait in a line. And yes, you’re probably going to be a little intimidated by the jaw-dropping number of cuisine choices inside, but oh boy will it be worth it. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace just might be the most iconic buffet in town. The award-winning mega-buffet is an upscale experience features crab legs, sushi, tacos, macaroni and cheese and so, so much more.
See a Cirque du Soleil Show
So many shows come and go in Las Vegas, but Cirque du Soleil remains a classic. There’s the Beatles LOVE show, the sexy Zumanity show, the water-themed O show, the battle-centered KÀ show, the strange and funny Mystère show and the upcoming live action thriller R.U.N. See a few, see them all...at least see one at some point.
Splurge on a Fancy Suite
You owe it to yourself to upgrade to a Strip view at least once. Even when you wake up hungover, that view of the Bellagio Fountains is so much better than a view of a parking garage. Somewhat affordable suites can be found at the Cosmopolitan or the all-suite Vdara, but if you want to really go for it, call your hotel of choice and inquire about ultra-lux villas.
Zipline Down Fremont Street
Soar beneath a canopy of dancing neon on the SlotZilla zipline that hovers about the crowds on Fremont Street. You can fly seated down two blocks or go all out and fly superman style down five blocks. Book your ticket in advance, as these often sell out.
Ride the High Roller
The High Roller at the LINQ is the tallest observation wheel in the world at 550 feet. The expansive glass cabins offer stunning panoramic views of the city during a 30-minute ride from start to finish. Grab a drink for the journey or go for the happy half hour experience and ride in one of the cabins that has an open bar.
Party at a Nightclub
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a twenty-something, a thirty-something, a forty-something or older—everyone should experience the spectacle of a Las Vegas nightclub at some point. Check out the massive space at Hakkasan, gawk at the 22,000-pound moving chandelier at Omnia or head to the rooftop at Drai’s. Every club in Las Vegas boasts world-class DJs, celebrity appearances and thousands of people looking to have the best night ever.