That moment when you arrive at a new destination your mind is cluttered with anticipation and excitement. You want to do it all and you cannot wait to get going. The choices are endless and the ideas are non-stop and soon you are in a tangled web of ideas and options. We get it. That is what makes travel so much fun. This is your quick guide to not missing the important things in Las Vegas.
The sunshine finds a spot to rest between the artificial shade structures and mature trees at The Park Las Vegas and the heat is subdued by the giant misters that dampen the temperature gauges. Find a spot out in front of Beerhaus and enjoy a cold beverage as you challenge a friend to a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. The T-Mobile Arena is alive with headliners and the Toshiba Plaza is home to plenty of free entertainment. Restaurants such as Sake Rock and California Pizza kitchen have convenient outdoor bars and those looking for a good quick snack will be satisfied at Shake Shack and Bruxie.
Explore the campus at City Center and discover the Fine Art Collection. It’s the first major permanent collection of art to be integrated into a public space and that spot is right on the Las Vegas strip. You don’t have to be an art aficionado to appreciate this collection, just enjoy the idea of discovery. There is an app available to help you navigate the artwork or head to the concierge at Aria Las Vegas for a walking tour brochure. The ARIA Fine Art Collection features work by acclaimed painters, sculptors and installation artists, including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Frank Stella, Henry Moore, James Turrell and Richard Long, among others.
Swing for the fences or aim for the targets at Top Golf Las Vegas. This interactive golf experience located at the MGM Grand Las Vegas is your newest go-to party spot on the strip. You say you are not a golfer? Perfect, this is a spot for people wanting to have fun. The facility has more bars than you can count as well as two pools and plenty of options for fun. Yes, you will play golf but this is nothing like the buttoned-up version of the sport that you are familiar with. Expect cheering, jeering and teasing. The games at each of the Top Golf hitting bays work perfectly for any skill level and they put a lot of fun into your non-existent golf swing. Each bay comes with a server for keeping you hydrated and a menu of food items that go way beyond what you would expect at the 19th hole cafe.
You should be sampling some good food in Las Vegas but trying to make sense of the dining scene can be a little hard. So, sign up for a food tour with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours and please your palate. The tours are held daily and they venture into some pretty impressive spots for dishes that you might have otherwise ignored. One price and plenty of food and fun and you’ll be ready to explore even more restaurants on your own. They offer lunch and dinner tours both on the strip and in Downtown Las Vegas.
Reveal your inner photographer with great shots from high above Las Vegas. The strip begs for great photography and you should be ready to take great shots from spots up and down Las Vegas Blvd. While not everyone wants to pay for the view from a Cosmopolitan Terrace suite you can enjoy great views from other spots in Las Vegas. The outdoor patio at Skyfall at Delano allows you to sip on a cocktail while capturing the Las Vegas skyline that opens up below you. Ride the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and get a 360-degree view of the Las Vegas valley while practicing your French. You can opt for the 30-minute circular ride on the High Roller at The LINQ and take your photos from the apex of the 500 ft observation wheel or head to the top of the Stratosphere Tower for a daring jump off the tower or a thrill ride with a view.
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