Whether you’re on the fence about lengthening your stay in Vegas for the 2019 NACLB, or you’ve already got your extended trip booked, we thought it’d be helpful to provide you with some insight when planning your time in Sin City.
Upon seeing the sign that reads “Welcome to Las Vegas,” you’ll find quickly that you’ve made your way onto The Strip which acts as home to many of Vegas’ most well-known landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Bellagio Fountains, Pyramid and Sphinx at The Luxor and The Venetian’s Grand Canal, and more. If you’re feeling up to it (and chose to pack a pair of sneakers), exploring The Strip on foot is always an option. Just in case, though, you’ll have the opportunity to take the Deuce bus which offers rides 100% of the time from the Fremont Street Experience, which is located downtown, to the very southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Additionally, you can always take the monorail which travels from the MGM Grand and Sahara Avenue, unless you’re looking to book a guided tour, in which you may choose to take a helicopter or participate in a bar crawl. While visiting The Strip during the day is certainly appropriate, the endless amounts of lights on the casinos are always a fascinating sight to see.
New York, New York and The Big Apple Roller Coaster
Taking up almost an entire block of the Las Vegas Strip is a faux Manhattan skyline with models of many of New York City’s most famous attractions including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Here is where you’ll find tons of places to shop, drink, and enjoy a slice of NYC style pizza.
Paris and The Eiffel Tower
Arguably, one of the most popular aspects of Sin City’s Strip is its Paris attraction. It is home to a tour of some of the most iconic sights that Paris has to offer such as a 46 story, half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower, decor reminiscent of the Paris Opera and the Louvre, and a replica of the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll also find the opportunity to listen and sing along to Napoleon’s Dueling Pianos for free.
Red Rock Canyon
If you’re interested in exploring Las Vegas and its surrounding areas, but don’t want to spend all of your time on the strip, Red Rock Canyon is an excellent option.
Just 17 miles southwest of Vegas, you’ll find the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Whether you’re looking to get your activity in on the hiking and biking trails, or just looking to enjoy a scenic ride along the 13-mile car route, the break from the bright lights and the hustle-and-bustle will offer you exactly what you came for.