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Las Vegas is known for its draw to the excitement of nightlife and gambling. This page has nothing to do with that. Here, we want to enlighten you to many of the other options available on the Las Vegas Strip that do not include gambling or night clubs.
As a general rule, most Hotels & Casinos really are each their own resort. They have first class restaurants brought in by world famous chefs, luxury brand shops, performing arts shows and top notch spas. Some of the most popular resorts for these “auxiliary” activities are The Bellagio, The Wynn, City Center, MGM Grand and Caesars Palace.
Most of the resorts do offer specialized activities geared towards their clientele. Below is a list and brief description of each.
- Mandalay Bay offers The Shark Reef exhibit, where visitors can touch many exotic fish and walk in a tunnel below sharks swimming. Manadalay Bay also offers a sand beach in their pool area, which hosts many shows, with concert goers wading in the water at the foot of the stage.
- Excalibur hosts the Tournament of Kings, which is a Medieval dinner show featuring jousting, dancing and singing.
- New York, New York Hotel, is the home of the largest roller –coaster on the Strip as well as a large “carnival” game area.
- MGM Grand hosts the largest special events regularly. A typical Saturday night is a block buster boxing match, top singer/band, or comedy act.
- Next door to MGM is the Showcase Mall, which includes the M&M grand store, the Coke Factory, a 3-story Hard Rock Café, Game Works multi-level arcade and a movie theatre.
- Although City Center is a $10 Billion project with some of the most aggressive and modern architecture in Las Vegas, its largest draw is its elegance. It is more of a sight to see, than entertainment outside of gambling/partying/shopping.
- The Cosmopolitan is the latest addition to the Las Vegas Strip and is so designed. Its signature focal point is named “The Chandelier” as a massive chandelier drapes down 3 stories surrounding lounges and bars. The Cosmo also offer a roof-top pool which hosts many A-list concert performers.
- The Paris features an actual 541 foot tall Eiffel Tower replica, which plays host to The Eiffel Tower restaurant as well as an observatory facing The Bellagio and its fountain show.
- The Bellagio not only offers its guests views of the fountain show from balconies on property and the street, but also has the most exquisite and over the top conservatories and botanical gardens around. Themes are constantly changing so the view never gets stale. It is also the home of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
- Harrah’s Carnival Court bar is the home of The Best Flair bartenders in the world. Here they will dazzle you with flipping bottles, blowing fire and balance glassware and bottles while pouring the perfect drink. Harrah’s is also the home of one of the best comedy clubs, The Improv.
- On the Fifth floor of the Imperial Palace is the home to over 250 rotating classic and historic cars, many of which are available for sale.
- The Mirage Hotel wows its guests as they enter past the volcano eruption out front. Once inside they can explore Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat. Experience White Lions, White Tigers, panthers, leopards and Bottlenose Dolphins.
- Treasure Island has a variety of things to do for its guests. It offers Kahunaville, a flair bar and restaurant, Gilley’s, a Country bar and dance hall as well as the Sirens of TI out front facing the Strip.
- The Venetian has some of the most identifiable architecture and design of most of the resorts on the Strip. Inside are replica paintings of those seen in Italy and swaying Gondola rides through the Grand Canal Shoppes.
- For those looking for shopping without having to walk past a slot machine, see The Fashion Show Mall. Although it is known for its fine retailers, it also hosts debut events such as runway modeling and new vehicle release peaks.
- The Wynn and The Encore define Las Vegas luxury. Beyond the typical resort offerings, they offer a first class on-site golf course designed by Tom Fazio.
- Set off the Strip about a block towards the Las Vegas Convention Center is Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
- If you would prefer to do something outdoors, then try the 171 foot tall Bungee jump tower.
- Circus Circus can be a paradise for children, since it is the home of Circus acts, a large Midway game area and The Adventure Dome. The Dome is home to fun rides and games. Around Halloween time, they convert it to the “Fright Dome” and have actors dressed up in scary costumes with many props to get you in the Halloween spirit.
- The Stratosphere tops the Strip at 1,149 feet above the street. Take a look at some of the Las Vegas Neighborhoods and Las Vegas Condos while you are up there. In addition to its first class 360 degree spinning restaurant, Top of the World, it also houses an observatory deck and rides. Thrill rides include The Big Shot which shoots riders up the “needle” on top, Sky Jump, which provides a 108 story free-fall. Other rides include Insanity which spins riders hanging over the edge of the platform, and X-Scream which acts like a giant teeter-totter over the edge.
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