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Las Vegas Bucket List Ideas: Top 50 Things to do in Vegas

Las Vegas Skyline at Sunset

With so much to do in Vegas, it can be easy to get lost in choosing which activities to do. From betting in casinos and dancing at clubs to appreciating art and exploring the great outdoors, our city has a lot to offer. Follow this Las Vegas bucket list to check off the top 50 things to do in and around the city to have the most memorable Vegas experience of your life. And if you can’t do it all in one trip, that’s just a reason to come back for more!

 

Top 50 Things to do in Vegas

 

Things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

 

1. Zipline above Fremont Street

Test your fear of heights with SlotZilla, the most popular zipline experience in Vegas.

 

2. Play a vintage game of Sigma Derby

Bring some quarters and bet on mechanical horses. The D has the only remaining Sigma Derby game in the city.

 

3. Stroll through a neon wonderland

The Neon Museum is a must-see attraction that showcases historical Las Vegas signs and art pieces.

 

4. Marvel at some unique art

Check out some amazing art throughout Downtown that was featured at Burning Man and Life is Beautiful music & arts festival.

 

5. Test your luck at gambling

Win big and gamble at the best casinos in Las Vegas.

 

Aerial Shot of First Friday Street Festival in Las Vegas

 

6. Take a stroll through a street festival

Walk around First Friday, a monthly street festival that celebrates local art, music, food, and community.

 

7. Say cheese with a million dollars

Take a free photo at Binion’s Casino holding one million dollars in cash.

 

8. Slide through a shark tank

Drop down 30 feet on the Golden Nugget’s one-of-a-kind waterslide and rush through their $30 million shark tank.

 

9. Indulge in a giant donut

Las Vegas is all about indulgence, so why not eat a donut the size of your face at Donut Bar?

 

10. Take a tour of Banger Brewing

Toss back a few beers and learn more about Banger Brewing’s homegrown microbrewery.

 

People Enjoying Drinks at LONGBAR at the D Las Vegas

 

11. Order a drink at the longest bar in Nevada

LONGBAR at the D spans 1,300 square feet and features great drinks from flair bartenders.

 

12. See a show at the Smith Center

Get dressed up to see the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Ballet Theatre, along with many other shows, perform on the Smith Center stage.

 

13. Catch a concert at DLVEC

Sing along to your favorite artists at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).

 

14. Stroll around Container Park

Enjoy some delightfully odd food pairings while you stroll around Container Park, an open-air shopping mall made entirely out of shipping containers.

 

15. Get educated on Las Vegas mobsters

At the Mob Museum, you can catch a glimpse of organized crime in Vegas and the impact it had on the city.

 

Rendering of Circa Sports Sportsbook in Las Vegas

 

16. Bet at the largest sportsbook in Las Vegas

Opening in December 2020, Circa | Sports will open the largest sportsbook in Las Vegas located in Circa Resort.
For now, place your Circa | Sports bets at
Golden Gate and the D!

 

17. Experience the world’s largest video screen

Stare in awe as colorful visuals fill Viva Vision (the world’s largest video screen) on Fremont Street.

 

18. Play a giant game of beer pong

Hit up Gold Spike’s Backyard to play a giant (literally over-sized) game of beer pong or Jenga.

 

19. Sneak into a speakeasy

Bring out your rebellious side and sneak into Commonwealth’s hidden speakeasy, The Laundry Room, in downtown Vegas.

 

20. Stay in one of the original Las Vegas hotel rooms

Book a room in one of the original 10 Las Vegas hotel rooms that date back to 1906. These rooms welcomed railroad men, starlets, mobsters, and now you.

 

People Partying in Las Vegas Nightclub

 

Things to do on the Strip

 

21. Party at a nightclub

Dance the night away at the top clubs in Vegas like XS and Omnia.

 

22. Take a selfie in front of the Las Vegas sign

A trip to Vegas isn’t complete without an Insta-worthy photo op in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign.

 

23. Hang out with some flamingos

The Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo is a habitat for exotic birds, including pink flamingos and other birds from around the world.

 

24. Walk inside an ancient pyramid

Take in the sights and ride the people-movers that ascend and descend at 39-degree angles along the corners of the pyramid at the Luxor Hotel & Casino.

 

25. Get your adrenaline racing at the tallest building in Las Vegas

Visit the Strat to experience the rides that give you a great view of the city and make your heart race.

 

Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

 

26. Hear wedding bells ring

You don’t necessarily have to tie the knot, but check out Little White Wedding Chapel – a Las Vegas wedding monument.

 

27. Ride the High Roller

See the Las Vegas skyline from above within the comfort of your own car on the Linq’s High Roller observation wheel.

 

28. Eat dinner on the Eiffel Tower

Within Paris Las Vegas, enjoy a romantic night of fine dining at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

 

29. Grab a slice of secret pizza

Find your way through the Cosmopolitan to a not-so-secret pizza shop serving amazing New York-style slices.

 

30. Belt your heart out at an epic Beatles show

If you’re a Beatles fan, check out Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage for a magical experience.

 

Bellagio Fountains at Sunset

 

31. Watch the Bellagio fountain show

Enjoy the iconic water spectacle at Bellagio Las Vegas that includes cannons of water shooting hundreds of feet into the air.

 

32. Visit the Bellagio art gallery

View world-famous artworks from artists like Monet, Rembrandt, and Andy Warhol at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

 

33. Walk through the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

Stop and smell the roses at the Bellagio’s 14,000 square foot Conservatory & Botanical Garden.

 

34. Check out the Grand Canal Shoppes 

Shop luxury brands and enjoy fine dining within the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes.

 

35. Relax on a Venetian gondola ride

Float along the grand canal and feel the romance in the air as your gondolier serenades you.

 

 

36. Watch an epic Vegas Golden Knights game

Celebrate and cheer on with the locals as the Vegas Golden Knights conquer the ice at the T-Mobile arena.

 

37. Experience a volcanic eruption

Watch fireballs shoot into the air as the Mirage’s volcano erupts once every hour from 6-11pm.

 

38. Ride a roller coaster in New York-New York

Get your heart racing on the Big Apple Coaster as it twists and drops around New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

 

39. Explore Shark Reef Aquarium

Las Vegas may be a desert, but that doesn’t stop it from having a jaw-dropping aquarium full of sharks, sting rays, and sea turtles that you can look at and even feed!

 

40. Have a pool day

Whether you want a raging pool party or a quiet lazy river float, Las Vegas has the most luxurious pools you can experience.

 

Woman Biking in Red Rock Canyon

 

Things to do Near Las Vegas

 

41. Take a dip in Vegas hot springs

Get away from the chaos of the strip by hiking or kayaking to the best hot springs Vegas has to offer.

 

42. Check out Seven Magic Mountains

Drive 10 miles out of Las Vegas to arrive at the beautifully colored art-installation, Seven Magic Mountains, that’s made of giant boulders.

 

43. Tour the Hoover Dam

Take in the spectacular view of the world-famous Hoover Dam as it stands 890 feet above the Colorado River.

 

44. Fly in a hot air balloon

As Sin City sleeps, start your day by experiencing the gorgeous desert views at sunrise in a hot air balloon.

 

45. Zipline in Bootleg Canyon

Feel your adrenaline rush as you zipline across Bootleg Canyon at all times of the day – and even at night!

 

Lake Mead Near Las Vegas, Nevada

 

46. Explore Lake Mead

Get your fill of every kind of outdoor activity – boating, kayaking, horseback riding – at Lake Mead

 

47. Hike Red Rock Canyon

Hike through Red Rock Canyon, one of the most beautiful spots outside of the city!

 

48. Kayak the Colorado River

Rather than look at the Colorado River from above, experience it firsthand with an exciting kayaking tour

 

49. Ride an ATV

Get down and dirty on an epic ATV tour that takes you through the trails of Lake Mead and the Colorado River.

 

50. See the Grand Canyon via helicopter

Experience the Grand Canyon like you never have before by hopping in a chopper and flying across the desert sky.

 

Even though Las Vegas is most well-known for its wild nightlife and gambling, there are so many more activities to add to your itinerary. Next time you take a trip out to Sin City, make sure to look at this Las Vegas bucket list and have the time of your life experiencing the top 50 things to do in Vegas. Book your room or suite at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino today!