Things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Sightseeing & Tours

Few places on earth provide as much excitement, entertainment, and variety as Las Vegas. The list of things to do in Vegas is as endless as those neon lights on the Strip. Where else in the world could you spend the morning scuba diving with sharks, the afternoon touring the Hoover Dam, and the evening at an five-star restaurant? Or how about a morning full of hiking around red rock formations, an afternoon hitting the slots and shops, and an evening catching a world-class concert? The variety of activities available in Vegas is mindblowing. Do we have your attention yet? Take a closer look at some of the amazing things to do in and outside of Las Vegas that will give you an up-close and well-rounded look at this ultimate vacation spot.

Group of people looking outside the windows of the observation deck of the Las Vegas High Roller.

High Roller at Caesar’s

The world’s highest Ferris wheel, the High Roller, is a family-friendly activity with a bit of adventure thrown in. Towering above the Strip, the wheel features rotating passenger cabins that provide a smooth ride. Get a bird’s eye view of Vegas!

Las Vegas comes alive after dark! Your local Adventure Guide will pick you up at your hotel, ready to party with tunes and trivia. Sit back in an open-air Pink Jeep Wrangler, where you’ll have an unobstructed view of Vegas's glitz and glamour. You'll experience the most historic, impressive and quirky sights of the city on this Bright Lights: Las Vegas at Night tour. Experience Vegas when she’s all lit up and at her liveliest!

Family of four posing in front of Pink Adventure Tour Trekker at Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

The crowds of the Strip might have you yearning for a more laid-back activity. Lucky for you, the natural side of Vegas is just a tour away! Our Red Rock Canyon Tour departs from Vegas (even offering hotel pickup) and will whisk you away to towering cliffs and sparkling streams. Comfortable, convenient, and jaw-dropping, this tour will be the perfect escape from the hustle on the Boulevard! For more thrills, upgrade to the rugged Red Rock Canyon Rocky Gap Off-Road Tour.

Nighttime view of couple riding the VooDoo Zipline at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

VooDoo Zipline at the Rio

Ziplines are usually reserved for exotic destinations, but apparently Vegas qualifies! This thrill ride will take you soaring from one Rio tower to the other, 500 feet above the ground! Reaching speeds up to 33 mph, this activity is not for the faint of heart.

Aerial view of The Fountains of Bellagio during dusk with the casino resort in the background.

Fountains of Bellagio

One of the most famous things to do in Vegas is stop by the iconic fountains of Bellagio. Available to view from the street with no charge, these fountain displays synchronized to music will leave you awestruck.

Close-up of plated three-course dinner representing Las Vegas dining options.

Unique Dining Opportunities

Steakhouses, Thai restaurants, burger joints, and Mexican cocinas — Las Vegas is a veritable smorgasbord of options when it comes to dining. Even if you happen to run out of other things to do in Vegas, you will never, ever, run out of places to eat!

Pink Jeep adventure guide and tour guests viewing red rock formations at Valley of Fire State Park, NV.

Another option for escaping the bright lights and big city is the Valley of Fire State Park. Incredible rock formations and ancient petroglyphs will transport you back in time as your guide takes you through this desert wonderland. A guided tour is the way to go on your visit to the State Park: the comfortable tour vehicle, provided lunch, and well-trained tour guide will make your journey beyond the Strip more than worth it!

View from inside the shark tunnel at the Shark Reef Aquarium, Mandala Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

This aquarium really gets you up close and personal with marine life. The aquarium offers various animal encounters, including opportunities to pet a stingray or feed a sea turtle. Perhaps the most stunning of all, however, is their “Dive With Sharks” program, allowing scuba certified guests to climb right in for a swim in a tank with more than 30 sharks!

Couple looking into camera while seated on rocks overlooking the Grand Canyon's West Rim and the Colorado River below.

Tour the Grand Canyon

Go big or go home, right? The Grand Canyon is so close to Vegas that it would really be a mistake to not take one day out of your trip for a tour of this . With so many options available — including combos with a Hoover Dam tour or a luxury helicopter ride over Vegas at night — you can be sure that you return to Vegas with stunning memories and even more stunning photographs.

Golden Nugget Gambling Hall Entrance sign in the Neon Boneyard at the Neon Museum, Las Vegas, NV.

Neon Museum

Take a step back in time and walk through a collection of old Vegas neon signs. This museum has an impressive collection of signs that once made Vegas earn the title of “City of Lights,” now gathered into a “Boneyard” for visitors to examine up close. This provides a fascinating look at Vegas history through a very unique lens.

Show dancers in "O by Cirque du Soleil," at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

Catch a show or concert

Vegas didn’t earn its reputation as “The Entertainment Capital of the World” for nothing. From long-standing shows to one night only events, there’s sure to be something that will dazzle and delight any member of your group!

Pink Adventure Tours guide and guests on the Observation Deck overlooking Hoover Dam in Las Vegas.

You might be surprised to hear that the world famous Hoover Dam is only a short ride from the Strip. Take a few hours to explore this man made marvel that has been impressing tourists for decades. Guided tours to Hoover Dam leave from Las Vegas and include hotel pickup, making them as convenient as they are entertaining and informative.

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