With so many options, it can be difficult for Vegas first-timers to plan their itinerary without a guide. Fear not, as the below bucket list for first-timers features some of the top attractions and iconic sites in Las Vegas:
“Welcome to Las Vegas” Sign
What better place to start your adventure than the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign?
The sign easily tops the must-see list of Vegas attractions. It’s free to visit and bask in the history of this iconic monument. The best time to go is usually in the morning to beat the heat and avoid crowds.
Snap a selfie in front of this famous landmark before exploring the rest of the Las Vegas Strip.
Bellagio Conservatory and Gardens
The Bellagio is perhaps the most well-known of Las Vegas’s hotel resorts. You’ll find countless reasons to visit this resort, between the fountain display, glass chandelier sculpture, and elegant atmosphere.
Many don’t know that the Bellagio also features a 14-000 square foot Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The staff regularly redesigns the displays throughout the year, bringing the masterpiece of the botanical gardens to the desert – and it’s entirely free.
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown Vegas is home to many bucket list items for first-time visitors, but the Fremont Street Experience is the most memorable.
A whirlwind of adrenaline-filled fun, Fremont features free rock concerts, street entertainers, a zip line, light shows, casinos, and countless places to eat & drink.
One of Fremont’s newest features is the SlotZilla zip line – an 11-story high, 5-block-long adventure. Tickets can be booked in advance for both the “superhero experience” and the regular zipline.
High Roller Observation Wheel
Larger than the London Eye, the High Roller in Las Vegas is the tallest observation wheel in the world. Visitors can take in the skyline of the entire Las Vegas Strip from 550 feet in the air.
With 30 minutes of exceptional views, the tickets for this bucket list item are surprisingly affordable, with prices varying depending on the day and time. Day tickets start at $27 for adults, with Tickets for “anytime,” including night rides, running $40 for adults.
Gondola Ride at the Venetian
In the heart of the Las Vegas Strip is the luxurious Venetian Resort. While simply staying at this upscale hotel could be considered a bucket-list-worthy item, Venetian made this list for one of its more unique features.
Directly through the middle of the Grand Canal Shoppes are actual canals of water featuring a full-size Gondola ride. It’s like Venice in Vegas.
The Gondolas take you on a ride through the resort and are a perfect family activity. Tickets must be booked on-site, and prices start at $34.
The Strat Hotel, Casino, & Skypod is one of the most recognizable features of the Las Vegas skyline. Built in 1996, the hotel boasts the tallest observation tower in the United States.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, The Strat offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding area. Some attractions at the top of the property include:
- Restaurants with handcrafted treats and cocktails
- Thrill rides
- A rotating dining room
- A wedding chapel
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can try the SkyJump from the 108th floor. All attraction and ticket options are available on the Strat’s website.
What’s on Your Las Vegas Bucket List?
With so many exciting things to see in Sin City, it can be hard to narrow down the must-see attractions. With the above bucket list, first-time visitors to Las Vegas will have no problem creating an exciting itinerary for a memorable trip!