Top things to do in Las Vegas in 2013 - Complete Guide
What are top things to do in Las Vegas in 2013? Everyone knows that casinos are the main attraction of the city. However, gambling is not the only way to have a fabulous vacation in this fabulous city. Vegas is home to plenty of exciting events, conventions, festivals and to some of the best shows and concerts in the world. Read below about the most fun things to see and do in the Sin City!
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Top Things Do In Las Vegas in 2013 - Shows
|Shows||Concerts||Boxing & UFC||All Sports
When it comes to entertainment, there is no other city in the world that does it like Vegas. While the city may lack Broadway shows, theater plays and other cultural things to do available in New York, London, Chicago and other cultural centers, it compensates by the abundance of highly visual and extremely funny shows that attract tourists from all over the world.
Among the most popular shows in Vegas are Cirque du Soleil, and great concerts such as Celine Dion and Human Nature. If you would like to know about top headliners coming to the city on a certain month when you are planning to go to Vegas, check the concerts calendar.fun sports events in the city. You might not to see baseball or soccer, but if you like Monster Trucks, boxing and UFC, or curious about Professional Bull Riders - you are in for a real treat!
things to do in Las Vegas in 2013 - Top Tours
Las Vegas tours - where to start? In fact, there are so many of them you may feel overwhelmed. I'll try to make things a little easier for you. I broke down all tour into several categories that make sense. You select what you are interested in the most.
|Maverick Helicopters||Papillon Helicopters||Grand Canyon
Helicopter tours are definitely among the most popular things to do in Las Vegas in 2013. I recommend these 3 companies as they have the best record of helicopter flights in the city: Maverick Helicopters, Papillon and Grand Canyon Helicopters which is actually part of Papillon, but they are concentrated specifically on the Grand Canyon. Maverick have especially great selection of different tours - night and day tours over the Strip, tours of the Grand Canyon, and even airplane, rafting and hiking tours.
If you have a fear of flight, then you can explore Las Vegas and great places around it by means of ground transportation. If price is not an issue, then I highly recommend Pink Jeeps - they are extremely comfortable and the group would me more intimate and enjoyable. Bus tours are also extremely popular things to do in Las Vegas in 2013. And if you want to see specifically the city, check out the Sightseeing section.
So what is there to see and do around Las Vegas? Below I highlighted all great natural parks located close enough to the city to take a day trip to. If you are not familiar with what is what, I'd recommend visiting the following parks.
| Grand Canyon||Hoover Dam||Lake Mead|| Valley of Fire
| Red Rock Canyon||Death Valley||Zion||El Dorado Canyon
|Bonnie Springs||Spring Mountain||Bryce Canyon||Monument Valley
Grand Canyon is probably the most popular park in the world, it would be a pity to miss it if you are in Vegas. Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel located very close to the city. I personally don't enjoy engineering structures as sightseeing attractions, preferring natural parks, but Hoover Dam is really great to see and attracts thousands of people every day. Red Rock Canyon is a large park located very close to Vegas - it's perfect for a quick break. My personal favorite is Valley Of Fire with it's incredible natural "sculptures" that look like they are on fire when the sun shines directly onto them. Plus, it's a popular place to ride an ATV.
Thrilling things to do in Las Vegas in 2013
If taking a helicopter ride is not exciting enough for you, there are plenty of other thrilling/adrenaline things to do in Las Vegas! I am not the bravest person in the world, so my favorite thrilling things are ATV rides, Balloon rides, Zip Line and Indoor Skydiving. If you are more audacious than me, try Air Combat, Sky Diving and Sky Jump from the Stratosphere Tower.
|ATV||Exotic Cars||Balloon Rides||Zip Line
|Air Combat||Sky Diving||Indoor Sky Dive||Lake Mead
|Sky Jump||Horse Riding||Dig It||Machine Gun|
||Mob Tour||Haunted Tour
Free things to do in Las Vegas in 2013
I know you want to know about free things to do in Las Vegas - who wouldn't? You have already probably heard about Bellagio Fountains and Sirens of the TI. But that is not all! There are in fact so many great things to do and see absolutely for free in Vegas. On Free Shows page, I guide you through the city along the Strip, from the McCarran Airport towards downtown, stopping at major free attractions and watching all the free shows in Vegas. Also check out a few great Vegas attractions not mentioned in the "free shows" guide - M&M Word and Pinball Hall of Fame.
|Free Shows||Pinball Hall of Fame
things to do in Las Vegas in 2013 sWith Kids
If you are coming to Las Vegas with kids, I have plenty of ideas on great things to do that both you and your kids would enjoy! If you enjoy parks, animals and fish - you should definitely start from Shark Reef, Bellagio Gardens and Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden And Dolphin Habitat - your kids would get a kick out of them! Then explore other options, if you feel like it.
|Springs Preserve||Shark Reef||Bellagio Gardens||Floyd Lamb Park
|Secret Garden||Flamingo Habitat||Mystic Falls||Lake Mead
If you would like to add a little activity and running around to your vacation with kids, there are plenty of active things to do in Las Vegas in 2013. One of my favorites is Pinball Hall of Fame that is actually like an arcade with pinball machines that you can play. Then there are of course thrill rides at adventure parks, and real arcades. M&M World is more like a store with plenty of candy - although the entrance is free, be prepared to spend some money!
|Pinball Hall of Fame||Thrill Rides||Arcades||M&M World
If your kids like museums, then my top choice would be Mob Attraction - half museum/half interactive experience where you are pretending to be part of a Mob, Titanic featuring artifacts from the real ship, Natural History Museum and Lied Discovery.
|Natural History||Lied Discovery||Railroad Museum||Madame Tussauds
|Nevada State Museum||Chuck Jones||Titanic||Bodies
|Ethel M Chocolate||Mob Attraction||Mob Museum||CSI The Experience
Top Things To See In Las Vegas For Adults
So we've discussed things to see in Vegas for kids, now what about adults? If you are not interested in shows and tours above, you can have lots of fun, as there are plenty of great things to do in Las Vegas for adults. For example, ride up the Eiffel Tower, or the Stratosphere Tower and look at Vegas from above. Or visit the Goretorium by Eli Roth - attraction that brought permanent Halloween to Las Vegas. Exotic cars afficionados would enjoy a visit to Penske Wynn Ferrari Maserati or Auto Collection At Quad Resort for a look at beautiful vintage cars.
Most adults would like to know about top things to do in Las Vegas at night. That deserve a whole separate page - Las Vegas night life. But to give you an idea of what's happening in Vegas at night, check you these quick links.
And if you are into museums, you will find plenty of things to do in Las Vegas in 2013. Make sure to grab a Sightseeing Pass if you are planning to do a lot of sightseeing - it will save you literally hundreds of dollars. Of these museums, my top choice would be Neon Museum and Atomic Testing Museum - both of them are specific to Las Vegas and will let you understand the city better.
|Atomic Testing||Clark County Heritage||Erotic Heritage||Auto Collection
|Lost City||Neon Museum|| Shoezeum|| Art Galleries
More things to do in Las Vegas in 2013
I did my best to highlight top attractions in the city above. But if you are still looking for fun things to do in Las Vegas, I can finally suggest the following, (I am currently working on them). Check out best bars, most fun pool parties, shopping outlets, hottest nightclubs, beautiful chapels, spas and golf course.
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