Living it Up in Las Vegas, from A to Z

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With so many things to do, see and indulge in, the only thing that would be a sin in this city is if you didn’t take advantage of everything it has to offer. So, double down and go all in. A vacation to Las Vegas is a sure bet for a good time.

A | National Atomic Testing Museum

Learn the fascinating history of America’s nuclear weapons testing program and discover more than 3,500 artifacts in an 8,000-square-foot museum. Discover the world events that made the Nevada Test Site necessary, experience an above ground test in a Ground Zero Theater simulator and see the many technical advances from 70 years of nuclear testing.

B | Buffets

Forget counting calories, and get your fill and then some at numerous all-you-can eat buffets during a Vegas vacation. The Buffet at Wynn is swimming with seafood while the Bacchanal Buffet serves up more than 500 dishes daily. Have a taste for bone marrow? The Wicked Spoon is sure to satisfy your appetite.

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C | Casinos

Whether you want to dance with Lady Luck or shake hands with a one-armed bandit, you’re in the right place to place your bets. Get in the game at popular casinos like Mandalay Bay, Luxor, MGM Grand and Bellagio. From blackjack, bingo and baccarat to craps, poker and roulette, the action is always available from dusk to dawn and dawn to dusk.

D | DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Treat your kids to a day of learning and play in a hands-on environment that is visually stimulating. This family-oriented museum is home to nine exhibition halls with more than enough room to accommodate traveling exhibits from major museums around the country.

E | Ethel M. Chocolate Factory

Chocolate lovers can visit a factory and take a self-guided tour for peeks into Ethel’s kitchen. From the viewing aisle, you just might see chocolatiers making the sugary delights you know and love. You can even attend a chocolate tasting session that includes four samples of premium chocolate. No matter what you choose, it’s a sweet experience.

F | Fremont Street Experience

Know as the premier entertainment destination in Las Vegas, the Fremont Street Experience is a five-block party in the historic downtown district. Zip across the city on SlotZilla, a 12-story slot machine-inspired zip line. There is also live music from national acts, people watching, an opportunity to rub Buddah’s belly and enjoy food galore. But the must see attraction is the Viva Vision Light Show. This spectacular showpiece is a video screen that measures 90 feet tall and 1,500 feet wide. It is suspended 90 feet above the street and features 12.5 million energy efficient LED lights and a 550,000-watt concert-quality speaker system.

G | Gondola Ride at the Venetian

Go for a romantic ride down the Grand Canal in a genuine Venetian gondola. You’ll glide under bridges, next to cafes and beside balconies along an enchanting streetscape under the guidance of a singing gondolier. Interested in becoming a gondolier? Enroll in Gondola University to learn how to captain this iconic vessel.

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H | High Roller

Take a spin on the world’s tallest observation wheel. Located in the LINQ® outdoor promenade, this rotating mammoth is 520 feet in diameter, features 28 glass-enclosed cabins and takes 30 minutes to make one revolution. Each cabin has room for 40 people and provides sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip below.

I | Indoor Skydiving

You don’t need a plane to go skydiving in Las Vegas. Test your mettle during a simulated free fall in a controlled and safe environment. This gravity-defying activity takes place in a 120 mph wind chamber and is approved for all ages. If you like to push your vacation experiences to the limits, Vegas Indoor Skydiving will take you to new heights.

J | Jokes

When you need a good laugh, Sin City has numerous comedy venues ready to provide sidesplitting entertainment. Those in search of the top comedians can find them on stage at L.A. Comedy Club. For a night of guffaws with touring comics, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club will deliver the humor.

K | KISS by Monster Mini-Golf®

Play a round of putt-putt golf surrounded by KISS-themed props. This rocking experience takes place on an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark course with videos, live DJ and nothing but KISS music. Besides mini-golf, fans of the face-painted metal musicians can take part in trivia contests and tie the knot in a rock –n- roll wedding chapel.

L | Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Explore a museum filled with animated dinosaurs, plant life native to southern Nevada, a room dedicated to international wildlife, a shark exhibit and many hands-on interactive experiences. If you have kids, this is a fun and educational way to spend a day on vacation in Las Vegas.

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M | Mob Museum

Everyone knows that organized crime helped build Las Vegas. Discover some of the inside stories of how mobsters and law enforcement impacted the development of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. From artifacts to those in the know, you’ll hear insider stories and get an immersive look into some of the most illicit mob events that ever took place in the state of Nevada.

N | Night Tours

There’s something to do at all hours in Las Vegas—but nighttime is when things really get moving. From shopping with a personal photographer in a limo, helicopter excursions, bar crawls and ghost hunts, you’ll never be left in the dark after hours in the city that never sleeps.

O | ONE—Cirque du Soleil (Michael Jackson)

Cirque du Soleil shows are among the most extravagant productions in the entertainment business. And ONE, a tribute to Michael Jackson is a thriller not to be missed by any fan of the late performer.

P | Pinball Hall of Fame

Make sure your crazy flipper fingers are nimble for this experience. Pinball machines from all eras fill the space of this 10,000-square-foot venue. All the machines on display have been refurbished to be like new and can be played for a quarter or 50 cents depending on the year they were built.

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Q | Quench Your Thirst

Whether you crave the latest adult beverage from a master mixologist or just want a refreshing glass of lemonade, you can find unlimited drinks to imbibe in this great city.

R | Red Rock Canyon

Spend the day in the great outdoors exploring Nevada’s first National Conservation Area. Located just 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, this area offers hiking, rock climbing, fishing, horseback trails and designated nature areas.

S | Sky Jump

What do you do when you’re 829 feet above the city? Jump, of course. Sky Jump is for extreme thrill seekers looking for the next big adventure. Those with nerves of steel can leap from the 108th floor of Stratosphere Tower on a controlled descent toward the ground at speeds of more than 40 mph.

T | Titanic Artifact Museum

Recovered from the depths of the North Atlantic, you’ll see actual artifacts from the ill-fated Titanic. Luggage, the ship’s whistles, floor tiles from the first-class smoking room and a window from the Verandah Café are all on display. The exhibit also features a portion of the ship’s hull along with a recreation of the Grand Staircase. To help make things truly authentic, the Promenade Deck has the same frigid temperatures the night the Titanic sank.

U | Urban Oasis

Las Vegas Springs Preserve is home to interactive science activities, nature exhibits, hiking, live animal presentations and more. For a truly unique experience, take a seat on a garbage can in a life-sized garbage truck that also happens to be a theater. Here, you’ll watch a film that teaches viewers the difference between trash and treasure.

W | Wet ‘N Wild Las Vegas

Whether you like to slide or swim, splish or splash, this destination is a cool place to chill. Slather on the sunscreen for SPF (Super Pool Fun) in the desert. (Note: This attraction is seasonal so check the Wet ‘N Wild website for dates of operation.)

X | X-Scream

Remember how much fun it was to teeter-totter in grade school? Well, you can take that excitement to the next level with a ride on X-Scream. This thrilling ride pushes you over the edge of Stratosphere Tower and leaves you dangling over the city. But don’t worry, the giant arm you’re hanging from eventually pulls you back in—and then flings you out again. It’s high-flying fun with plenty of bravado.

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Z | Zoo

The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park is home to endangered cats and the only remaining family of Barbary Apes in the United States. Other animals include chimps, ostrich, emu, flamingo, exotic reptiles and the fossas—Madagascar’s largest predator. The goal of the zoo is to educate and teach about habitat protection.

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Nate Stiller (Observation Wheel) (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Kremerbi (Early Slot Machine) (CC BY-SA 3.0)