What comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas? You may have seen them in movies or music videos, heard about them from a friend—whatever the case, these attractions, tours, restaurants and shows are synomymous with Fabulous Las Vegas. Visitors, as well as locals, just can't get enough of them.
Designed by WET Creations, these fountains literally dance to a soundtrack of music by Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Andrea Bocelli. Our favorite place to watch them is from Mon Ami Gabi, across the Strip at Paris Las Vegas.
Our cute quotient is on overload after getting a look at these big cats and their cubs, as well as families of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. We like to wake up at the attraction and go first thing in the day. On the weekend, yoga with the dolphins is a must!
Is there a more photographed sight in Las Vegas than this historic sign? We venture to guess no—we've mugged here plenty of times ourselves. Be forewarned: the later in the day, the busier it gets, so go early—or if you can't sleep, in the middle of the night.
All of Las Vegas—a full 360-degree view—is in front of you at Stratosphere's indoor and outdoor observation decks. We locals like to look for our homes from the indoor deck; you can also see clear to the mountains and Boulder City. We like the indoor deck in the daytime; the outdoor at night.
Vegas and neon go together like peanut butter and jelly. Although the signs at the museum no longer light up, we love the nighttime tour for its ambiance, and for how some of the exhibits glow; seek out the Fitzgeralds coins and marvel at the cool effect.
Lost? We can take care of that. Navigate your way back to the south Strip with the help of the Luxor light—at 42.3 billion candlepower, it's the strongest beam of light in the world and can be seen from outer space. We just love the way it lights up the night!
See the Strip from inside the Strip in a glass-enclosed cabin at one of Las Vegas' more popular attractions. Our favorite time to go is at happy hour, where we can enjoy drinks from an in-cabin bar. Gives new meaning to living the high life!
A treasure trove of information and artifacts on the mob and law enforcement in the United States and in Las Vegas, there are so many interactive features you'll literally play for hours—we did. We suggest arriving no later than noon to get a good look at everything.
Nevada's first bean-to-bar chocolate producer, Hexx's patio offers one of the best people-watching patios in town and is known for its dreamy drinks and over-the-top desserts. We suggest taking some chocolate home with you.
Can't decide which hotel-casinos you want to visit first? Jump on this double-decker bus for an overview of what the Strip and downtown have to offer. You'll clean historical and helpful hints from the tours guides as well. Soak it all in on the first leg of the ride; get off and explore on the way back.
This dance troupe is so phenomenal that Pharell Williams made it part of his tour. You'll find this show full of heart, fun and creativity.
Make traveling from Point A to Point B effortless on this efficient tram that gets you where you want to go in a hurry. There's no better way to travel to a concert at MGM Grand or a convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Interact with living statues and opera singers as you shop and dine among the re-created Grand Canal, and take a leisurely trip through its environs on a gondola ride—the gondoliers even serenade you.
An eclectic cast of characters treat you to adult-style Vegas humor. Don't sit in the front row unless you want to be ribbed—or maybe even pulled onstage.
Christened after the James Bond movie of the same name, the views of the Las Vegas skyline don't quit. Come at opening to make sure you get a seat on the patio.