1. Be mesmerized by the Bellagio Fountains show
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, , 89109
Be sure to plan some time to watch this iconic spectacular free water, music and light show which displays throughout the day in front of the Bellagio Casino and Hotel. The fountain show is a fascinating display which combines a water show, along with lights and synchronized music.
2. View historic neon casino signs at The Neon Graveyard
770 Las Vegas Blvd N, , 89101
If you have ever wondered what happens to those flashy Vegas signs of yesterday, here is your opportunity to see where they end up. The Neon Graveyard, one of the most quirky attractions in Vegas, is worth a quick drive off The Strip. Your tour guide will take you on an informative stroll through the "boneyard." Really, visiting this oddball museum is a fun trip down memory lane for anyone who has been a loyal Vegas visitor. Also, a fun time in general for anyone who likes neon or history!
3. See the Mac King Comedy Show
3475 S Las Vegas Blvd, , 89109
There are all sorts of fantastic shows to see in Vegas, from top end magic shows like David Copperfield, to exciting musical performances from big name artists, to the popular Cirque du Soleil shows.
One of the best options combines a bit of comedy with a bit of magic, along with some audience interaction. The Mac King Comedy Show, running daily at Harrah's, is one of the most entertaining shows in all of Vegas, plus it's totally affordable too!
Update: The show has moved to the Excalibur.
4. Take a ride down a shark water slide at the Golden Nugget
129 Fremont Street Experience, , 89101
One of the most unique attractions in Las Vegas is the 3 story Shark Chute at the Golden Nugget's pool. As you make your way down, you will be sliding right through a shark tank! You must plan on staying at the Golden Nugget for access to what has been rated one of "the world's most unique pools," however, non hotel guests can still take a look at the unique shark tank.
5. Enjoy a bird's eye view of The Strip via the Eiffel Tower Experience
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, , 89109
While you may not ever make it to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, you can take the opportunity to visit the half size replica in Vegas. The 541 foot architectural masterpiece is one of The Strip's most iconic sights. And rather than merely gazing at the statue from The Strip, you can actually travel 46 stories up to the top and take in the scenery below! With panoramic views of the entire Strip, you really cannot afford to miss out on this one! Visit at night for the best experience and consider a wonderful meal at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.
6. Take a relaxing afternoon tea break with fabulous views on the 23rd floor of the Waldorf Astoria
3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, , 89158
Located on the 23rd floor of the beautiful Waldorf Astoria (formerly the Mandarin Oriental) hotel is a classy, zen-like tea room featuring the most amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip. While you feast on a stunning display of treats and a delicious pot of tea, you will be able to recover from all the craziness of The Strip while still taking in the gorgeous views. Waldorf's tea room may just offer the best views of The Strip in town!
7. Decide which TV shows make it on the air at CBS Television City Research Center
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, , 89109
Located inside the MGM, The CBS Television Research Center offers you the opportunity to help decide which TV shows will make it on the air, with free screenings of pilots for new TV shows.
A screening is about 20 minutes, followed by a 15 minute survey. After the screening, you will fill out a survey regarding your thoughts about the program. It's cool to know that you had a hand in deciding if a particular show made it on the air! For your time, you will receive a booklet with various discounts off MGM Resort restaurants & shops.
8. Relax by the pool
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, , 89109
It's no secret that Vegas is home to some of the best resort pools in the country. The Travel Channel and other news sources frequently spotlight all the fantastic pools in the area.
Tropicana was rated as one of the best hotel pools by the Travel Channel, although you must be a hotel guest to use the pools. Lush tropical landscaping, waterfalls, a pool bar, and several hot tubs make this pool area an ideal getaway!
Another amazing pool is the tropical inspired oasis at The Mirage. One can easily spend an entire day sunning & relaxing amidst the tropical surroundings.
9. Check out the Fremont Street light show
425 Fremont St, , 89101
The 6 minute Viva Vision Light Show is a spectacular, free show held every night on Fremont Street. The exhilarating show features fun music and special effects across a gigantic 1500 foot wide screen with over 12 million LED lights!
Right before the show, all of the casino lights go dark and thousands of people crowd the streets to take part in all the excitement. For an even more thrilling experience, you can ride a zip-line right under the lights!
10. Walk around The Strip
The Strip, , 89109
Despite all the shows, attractions, dining, & entertainment, the best thing of all to do in Vegas (especially for first time visitors) is to simply walk around The Strip! Check out all the dazzling lights and beautiful architecture. Walk around the inside of all the casinos and check out all their unique attributes. And for the best free view in Vegas, just walk up the stairs near Planet Hollywood and enjoy all the sights and sounds at no cost!