Backpacking in the USA: 5 Things to Get You Started in Las Vegas, Nevada

Situated in the state of Nevada, Las Vegas is world famous and its reputation precedes it. Casinos, bars, shows and spontaneous weddings make this place a hit with everyone who ever visits. At first Las Vegas can be bright, daunting and you can become overaud by it all. This quick fire list of top five things to do in Las Vegas in Nevada should get you started and keep you busy during your stay after checking into your Las Vegas hotel.

1. The Bellagio Fountains
As you make your way along the famous Vegas strip, check out the impressive Bellagio Fountains. The fountains dance to music in a night time water show, daily. The water shoots up high in the air right opposite the famous Caesar’s Palace building. People from far and wide come to check out Las Vegas and many describe the fountains as one of their highlights.


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2. Cirque du Soleil
You can head to see an amazing, unmissable show at the famous Cirque du Soleil. There are musicals, plays and comedies on all the time in this famous venue. Tickets are also reasonably priced for most events, starting at $49 US. The recent Michael Jackson and Beatles shows have proved highly popular and there are shows to suit all tastes.

3. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Does the idea of getting your photo taken with Barack Obama or Michael Jackson appeal to you? Then here in Las Vegas, you can! Head to the world famous Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas where you can get up close and personal to hundreds of stars, in waxwork form of course. You could be singing with Elvis Presley, acting in a western with John Wayne or working out some mathematics with Albert Einstein. This place is fun for all ages as they also have some superheroes on display.

Madame Tussauds

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4. Las Vegas Monorail
The amount of quirky things to do in Vegas never ceases to impress and indeed the Vegas Monorail is a cool alternative transport method when you’re in the city. After a hot day in the heat of the Vegas Strip, take a ride on the Vegas Monorail which takes you around the Vegas Strip, stopping at major attractions, hotels and casinos along the way.

5. Casinos
Last but not least Casinos take centre stage here in Las Vegas and it would seem crazy to go all the way here without checking them out or having a gamble. The casino buildings themselves are somewhat elegant and elaborate and never fail to disappoint including the Venetian and the Mirage Hotel. It’s a good idea to visit more than one of them, as each Casino has its own appeal. Find out how to live life like a Las Vegas High Roller.


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So all in all Las Vegas is an absolutely spectacular destination and this quick list of five things should get you started when you head to the Casino capital of the world. Just make sure you play it safe if you are gambling!

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