Las Vegas is a one-of-a-kind vacation spot, and the perfect place to experience multiple trips in one place! On one hand, you have headlining shows and blockbuster attractions. On the other, you have a vast array of things to do in Mother Nature all within a day’s drive. And finally, you have a foodie’s paradise, as Las Vegas is home to some of the world’s greatest chefs, along with local eateries that are sure to appease any appetite. If you want to experience a little bit of everything on your next sin City escapade, keep reading below to find the ultimate Las Vegas bucket list!
Las Vegas is home to not one, not two… but seven Cirque du Soleil shows. While all of them offer different themes and experiences, don’t miss O at the Bellagio. This aerial water extravaganza features cutting-edge special effects and flying performers in an aquatic adventure that is truly breathtaking. Other riveting Cirque shows include Mystere by Cirque du Soleil and The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil.
Sin City is also filled with magic acts, from the legendary David Copperfield to the fascinating Masters of Illusion, based on an award-winning TV show. If you’d like some edge with your magic, check out Penn & Teller in their own theater at the Rio or Criss Angel Mindfreak Live.
Looking for something out of the ordinary? Don’t miss Blue Man Group. With their faces painted bright blue, these three percussionists are as talented as they are hilarious. If you’re in search for a concert or headliner to round out your Las Vegas experience, everyone from Celine Dion to Cher, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Backstreet Boys, Rod Stewart and Britney Spears have enjoyed stints at resident shows in Sin City. A lineup like that can only be summed up with two words: Bucket. List.
Attractions on the Strip
The attractions in Las Vegas sometimes get lost behind the luster of the pool parties, casinos and headlining shows. But if you want to experience some of the country’s finest attractions, Sin City is the place to do it! Feed your adventurous side with the Stratosphere Tower & Rides, get the best views of Vegas from the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck or the High Roller, take a walk on the wild side at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay or Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat or indulge at the Mandara Spa. Any of these items would be a welcome addition to any Las Vegas bucket list!
Sin City may be known for its bright lights, but it’s also the perfect place for anyone who wants to reconnect to Mother Nature. The Grand Canyon, a place on most people’s bucket list, is a mere four hours away, while the Hoover Dam and Colorado River are even closer. Just 30 minutes away is Red Rock Canyon, where Las Vegas revelers can escape for hiking and, of course, the beautiful red rocks. Whether you want to hike, go on an off-road experience or see one of the nation’s best national parks, Las Vegas is the best place to use as home base!
Food and drink
Las Vegas is quickly becoming known for its restaurant scene, and it’s no wonder why – some of the top chefs in the world have opened eateries in Sin City. If you’re putting together a bucket list of places to dine your way through Las Vegas, it should definitely include Joel Robuchon, an unparalleled French restaurant at MGM Grand. Named after the famous French chef with three Michelin stars, Joel Robuchon has a level of elegance that is unsurpassed in Sin City. Le Cirque, which means “the circus,” is another fine-dining establishment that couples a sophisticated take on a three-ring design with an unrivaled view of the famed Bellagio fountains.
This bucket list doesn’t only have to offer fine dining establishments – it should just include the best food in Vegas, which means that Mr. Mamas has to make the list! After a long night of partying in Las Vegas, this local diner has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu that is sure to cure any hangover! Finally, for one of the best slices in Vegas, head over to the Cosmopolitan, where Secret Pizza is home to New York-style pies with big taste and low prices!
Whether you’re planning on staying in Las Vegas for one night or more, and no matter if you’re traveling for a Bachelor party or work convention, there is always an opportunity to knock a few things off your Sin City bucket list!