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Things to do in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip Tour

See the best of The Strip on one of the most popular Las Vegas tours. You’ll take in the highlights of this famous stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, which is lined with casinos and resort hotels.

Go for a spin on the LINQ High Roller - it's the tallest observation wheel in the world and the views from up here are the best in town. There’s also a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower to climb, and romantic gondola rides on the lagoon at The Venetian.

The Madame Tussauds waxwork museum is a hit with families, while thrill-seekers can test their nerves on the Stratosphere Tower SkyJump.

Grand Canyon Day Trip from Las Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park is a world away from the bright lights of Las Vegas yet makes an easy day trip from the city. This is your chance to stand on the rim of the world’s most famous natural sight and drink in those spectacular views across the Southwestern desert.

Take a hike along the canyon edge, pose for photos at the scenic overlooks, and enjoy a panoramic picnic in the sun. You can venture onto the glass skywalk too, which teeters 4,000 feet above the ravine. Some tours also offer a helicopter ride over the canyon for a privileged bird’s-eye view.

Hoover Dam Tour

Come face to face with a marvel of engineering on these unique Las Vegas tours. Built in the 1930s, the Hoover Dam sits on the Colorado River, spanning the dramatic Black Canyon.

Tours stop on the iconic Bypass Bridge for up-close photos of the dam and the river. You’ll head to all the best viewpoints so you can snap away from all angles.

On some trips, you can explore inside the dam and find out what goes on behind the scenes. Stop at the Lake Mead overlook on the way back, before checking out the bighorn sheep in Hemenway Park.

Helicopter Night Flight in Las Vegas

Taking an evening helicopter flight over the illuminated city is one of the most romantic tours in Las Vegas. You’ll hover between city lights and starlight right above The Strip as the pilot points out all the major sights.

See if you can spot the laser beam and pyramid at Luxor and watch as the Bellagio Fountains put on their mesmerizing display. You’ll be able to pick out some famous movie filming locations from this height too and see the dramatic Stratosphere Tower closer than ever before.

To make this tour extra special you can opt for a limousine transfer and arrive in style.

Quad Biking & ATV Tours

If you want to try a Las Vegas tour that really gets the heart pumping, ATV adventures hit the spot. You’ll head out of town to explore remote canyons, rugged mountains, and vast plateaus on your trusty off-road wheels.

Eldorado Canyon is a popular location, with heaps of mining history to discover and hidden valleys lined with unusual red rock formations. You’ll zoom through cactus forests and check out ghost towns before taking a tour of the Techatticup gold mine, which is rumored to be haunted! Back on your quad bike, it’s all about desert landscapes and big skies as you negotiate the wild trails.

Black Canyon & Emerald Cave Kayak Tour

Paddle down the mighty Colorado River on this epic Las Vegas tour by kayak. You’ll be fully immersed in nature, as well as the water if you want to swim! After launching from Willow Beach Marina, it’s time to canoe through Black Canyon, keeping your eyes peeled for fish in the clear water.

This 4-mile guided round-trip is packed with photo opportunities and native wildlife - bald eagles and coyotes are sometimes spotted. Venture into the ethereal Emerald Cave and see how the light dances on the water while enjoying a refreshing dip. Hikes and beach picnics are the icing on the cake.

Wild West Horseback Riding Tour

Saddle up and pretend to be a wrangler while taking to the backcountry trails for a scenic ride, cowboy style. These routes were used by famous outlaws back in the day, so you’ll feel like you’re in an old Western movie.

As you trot through the desert brush in the shadow of the red rock mountains, you may be joined by curious jackrabbits and grazing cattle. Meanwhile, the cloud of dust on the horizon may well be a roadrunner.

Back at the ranch, it’s time for a western breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and eggs beside the campfire, or dinner if you’ve opted for a sunset trip.

Red Rock Canyon Tour

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is one of the most popular destinations on adventurous Las Vegas tours. Hidden away in the Mojave Desert, this spectacular ravine is bursting with unusual geological formations. The red sandstone cliffs of the famous Keystone Thrust Fault are the stars of the show, so keep your camera ready.

You can enjoy the 13-mile scenic drive by scooter and car or take to the backcountry trails on foot or by bike for a closer look. Expect to encounter wild horses, bighorn sheep, and desert tortoises as you delve deeper into the canyon. Don’t miss the Native American petroglyphs if ancient art is your thing.

Valley of Fire Tour

Plunge into the heart of nature as you uncover the secrets of this colorful state park. The Valley of Fire is one for intrepid travelers, where rocky scrambles and high desert plateaus offer unrivaled adventures. There are several hiking trails winding through the valley, with everything from easy strolls to epic traverses to choose from.

The endless swirling rock patterns glow red and white in the sunlight, while historic art adorns the cliffs for an insight into local Indian culture. You’ll also come across natural arches dotted around Nevada’s oldest state park, which make a superb backdrop for photos.

Antelope Canyon Tour from Las Vegas

Setting foot inside the revered Antelope Canyon is a real privilege. The only way to visit is with a local guide who will take you deep into Navajo territory to explore the world’s most photographed slot canyon.

Carved by water and wind over the years, Antelope Canyon is famous for the rays of sun that shine through slits in the rock walls, making for magical pictures. If you’re looking for spiritual and photogenic Las Vegas tours, this is it!

Many excursions also stop at the picturesque Glen Canyon viewpoint, and the popular Horseshoe Bend overlook for unsurpassed views of the Colorado River.

Planning your visit to Las Vegas

About Las Vegas

Beneath the glitz and glamor of the most famous desert city in the world, there’s a surprising treasure trove of adventures to be had. It’s not all about the casinos and the cocktails! Whether you want to be dazzled by the sights on The Strip or fancy riding quad bikes through remote canyons, Las Vegas has it all.

This popular Nevada city is the place to come and let your hair down while indulging in a bit of action and entertainment. Las Vegas tours are a fun way to explore, with everything from helicopter flights to roller coaster rides up for grabs.

Good to know before arriving

If you want to be close to the heart of the action, it’s a good idea to stay in a Las Vegas Strip hotel. That way you won’t have far to go for all Las Vegas attractions!

At 4.3 miles, The Strip is longer than it looks on the map, so don’t think about walking it. It’s easy to get around using the monorail, which runs along The Strip with several stops near the main sights. Buses and taxis are available too if you want to explore further afield. If you ever get lost, look for the Stratosphere Tower to regain your bearings.

Places and experiences that cannot be missed

When it comes to epic Las Vegas tours, you’re spoiled for choice. Families love visiting Lion Habitat Ranch, the Marvel Avengers STATION, and of course the Mob Museum to learn a bit about gangster history.

Looking for free things to do? Then stroll down flashy Freemont Street, watch the Mirage Volcano eruption show, and take in the famous Bellagio Fountains.

Further afield you can enjoy a day trip to Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Death Valley, and even Area 51 for a walk on the wild side. Choose a tour that stops at Seven Magic Mountains for a bit of artistic desert eye candy.