Las Vegas is known for being a major resort city, attracting millions of people every year. With so much to do including gambling, fine dining, shopping, entertainment, nightclubs, and so much more to indulge in, it’s no wonder this part of Nevada is referred to as ‘Sin City.’
No matter what your ideal getaway looks like, Vegas is right up there on our list of 30 trips to do before you’re thirty.
Our friends at Hotels.com have asked us to share some amazing Las Vegas activities for your next trip to Sin City. And of course, we were more than willing to compile this guide.
How Many Days in Vegas?
If you are dying to go to Sin City, you might be wondering how many days in Las Vegas is the perfect amount of time to soak up all the city has to offer? You do not want to run out of time, or even worse, run out of things to do.
Vegas has so much to offer, that it can also be a little overwhelming at times – both for you and your wallet. That is why we suggest visiting Vegas for a weekend, maybe three days at the most. And if you’re planning on staying in Vegas you’ve got to make the most of it by staying on the Las Vegas Strip. On the Strip you’ll have access to all the fun attractions and activities listed below.
2 Days in Vegas Trip Ideas
Las Vegas is absolutely gorgeous during the day, and at night it turns into a world of fun!
For those lucky enough to be spending a weekend in Las Vegas, here are some ideas to keep you busy during your next weekend trip to Vegas.
Wave Hello at the Welcome Sign
An absolute must when visiting Vegas is the popularly photographed ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign. If you are entering the city from the south, or even on your way out, you simply must stop and grab a quick picture of this iconic masterpiece of a welcome sign.
Strut Along The Las Vegas Strip
The Strip is the main boulevard in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. Characterized by neon-lights, gambling casinos, restaurants, shops, stunning hotels and performance venues, this street just about sums up everything you can expect from Sin City.
You could easily spend the entire weekend just walking up and down the Las Vegas Strip – we guarantee you will never run out of things to do.
Be Amazed by the Fountains of Bellagio
The Bellagio Water Show is an iconic tourist attraction in the city of Las Vegas. With a combination of water, music, lights and a choreographed sequence of splashes, this is an absolute treat.
Found at the Bellagio Hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard, the fountains come to life from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm every 30 minutes during weekdays, and every 15 minutes on weekends.
Take a Trip to Paris Las Vegas
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most exquisite tourist attractions in the world – no wonder there have been attempts to duplicate it all over the world, including Las Vegas. Located at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a much smaller, yet still captivating, replica of the world-famous Eiffel Tower in France.
Not only does the hotel offer a crazy night at the casino, but you can also indulge at Paris Las Vegas’s full-service spa and gym.
Embrace the Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is a pedestrian street mall in Downtown Las Vegas. Enjoy the free Viva Vision light show hourly after 6 pm, or jam to some live music. You can also shop, grab a bite to eat and just embrace that Viva Las Vegas culture.
Here you can also find the famous SlotZilla – a 12-story slot-machine inspired zipline adventure!
Admire the Mirage Volcano
Another exquisite display is the volcano in the front yard of the Mirage Hotel. Similarly to the Bellagio Water Fountain, this fiery attraction has nightly eruption shows with explosions, fireballs, and a playlist that’s sure to get your heart racing. The two hotels and their stunning volcano and fountain displays certainly give the ultimate fire and ice experience.
Hang Out at the Hard Rock Cafe
Among the many restaurants, cafes and bars, the Hard Rock Cafe is one that you absolutely have to visit. This themed restaurant never disappoints, with its banging rock music, delicious burgers and a drinks menu that will have you drooling. And with 180 franchises all around the world, you can begin ticking off your Hard Rock bucket-list right here in the heart of Las Vegas.
Discover the Las Vegas Art District
The Las Vegas Arts District is said to be the heart of art and culture in Nevada. This cultural hub is scattered with indie art galleries and performance spaces creating a vibrant scene. One of the main attractions here is the Arts Factory where you can dive head first into a world of artistic license and expression.
Check Out the Las Vegas Chapels
One thing we just could not leave out, is the somewhat controversial commonality of visiting a wedding chapel when you’re in Vegas. It’s no secret that many couples come to Las Vegas to elope or get married on a whim. Sometimes it is even a completely last-minute decision which quickly turns into regret the next day.
Whether you are wanting to tie the knot, or just want to explore the beauty of the chapels, Las Vegas has you sorted.
Walk with the Stars
And last but certainly not least, is the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. This is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in the world, along with the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. The Walk of Stars is home to some of the most memorable celebrities including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
Final Thoughts on a 2-Day Weekend in Vegas
Entertainment, food, gambling and so much more, all in the space of two fabulous days. Whether you are craving a casino vacation, a Bachelorette / Bachelor party, an elopement, or just a fun family weekend trip then Las Vegas is perfect for you!
COVID Travel Advisory
Travel might feel like it’s getting back in the swing of things, but please be aware of changing travel regulations and guidelines while planning your next trip. 2020 showed us that travel plans can change almost weekly, so please check ahead of time and always prioritize the safety of yourself and others at all times.
To prepare yourself for travel please take into account these tips:
- If required by local or state laws, be sure to wear your face mask. Don’t get caught out missing an activity because you didn’t bring a mask. Pack a few extra to be safe.
- Throw a hand sanitizer into each travel bag so you’ve always got some handy.
- Do you research on the destinations that you’re traveling to and be sure to recheck just before you leave on your trip. Check local websites, Twitter, Facebook, etc, to get real time information of closures, restrictions and regulations in place.
- When booking a hotel search for options that offer free cancellation in case travel regulations or your own plans change last minute.