20 Best Tourist Attractions in Las Vegas in 2020

When it comes to tourist attractions, few places on Earth have more to offer than Sin City. No matter what form of entertainment or kind of experience for which you may be looking, Las Vegas has got you covered. The city boasts a litany of top-tier shows, high-end shopping, and fine dining options – so many; in fact, it can be tough to keep up with the best places to go.

That’s where this page comes into play. Below, you’ll find the twenty best tourist attractions in Las Vegas for the year 2020!


1) The Strip

The Strip is the 2.5-mile-long stretch of Las Vegas Blvd that people most associate with the city. All of the most prominent resort properties are located on the Strip, from the Mandalay Bay on one end, all the way to the Wynn, on the other. If you're looking for the top Vegas shows and most extravagant dining options, this is where you want to be.

2) Fremont Street Experience

The Fremont Street Experience is a massive LED canopy over five blocks downtown. A few miles away from The Strip, you'll find old Vegas, where the Rat Pack used to perform, has been revitalized by the pedestrian-only experience. You can find live music and a wide range of unique acts under the canopy, as well as a zip-line, ride the length of the Experience.

3) Helicopter Rides over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon

Las Vegas's bright lights and beautiful skyline have to be seen from the air to be appreciated fully. Private helicopter tours are always available from companies like Sundance and Maverick and cover the valley, Hoover Dam, and even the Grand Canyon – depending on your preferences.

4) Venetian Hotel and Gondola Rides

The Venetian is located in the middle of The Strip and modeled after Venice, Italy. Inside, you'll find a themed shopping mall, that feels like an outdoor palazzo, with its blue skies, canals, and boats – each with their own singing gondoliers.

5) Paris Hotel and the Eiffel Tower

The Paris Hotel is one of the most prominent casino properties on The Strip, primarily because of the scale model of the Eifel Tower, with its observation deck located 46-stories high. The resort also features several excellent restaurants and its own Paris Opera House.

6) Bellagio Resort and Fountain Show

The Bellagio Hotel and Casino resort is one of the premier properties on The Strip. Beyond its luxury accommodations, the Bellagio is home to a Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, multiple top-of-the-line dining establishments, and the famed dancing fountains along Las Vegas Blvd.

7) Mirage Hotel: Erupting Volcano and Secret Garden

Another resort with a free show visible from the sidewalk on Las Vegas Blvd is the Mirage, which has a volcano eruption out front several times throughout the night. Inside the hotel and casino, you’ll find a Dolphin habitat along with other exotic animals.

8) High Roller Ferris Wheel on the Linq

The Linq Promenade is an open-air shopping center with pedestrian traffic only located on The Strip. In addition to Brooklyn Bowl – a bowling alley and concert venue -- the biggest feature on the Promenade is the High Roller, a 550-foot-tall Ferris wheel, the tallest in the world.

9) New York-New York Hotel

One of the most iconic architectural designs on The Strip belongs to the New York-New York, which resembles the Manhattan skyline. On the street level, you’ll also find a model Manhattan Bridge. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s also a rollercoaster on the property, along with a large arcade.

10) Mob Museum

In the building that once housed downtown Las Vegas’s Post Office and Courthouse, you’ll now find the Mob Museum. The museum details the history of organized crime in Las Vegas and in the US as a whole, with interactive exhibits, fascinating displays, and an excellent speakeasy with top-notch prohibition-era-styled cocktails.

11) Mandalay Bay and the Shark Reef Aquarium

On the southwest extreme of The Strip, you’ll find the Mandalay Bay, with its gold and white towers. What makes the resort stand out is the enormous Shark Reef Aquarium, which features over 100 sharks of a variety of breeds.

12) Neon Museum

The Neon Museum is where visitors can find all of their favorite classic Las Vegas signs and marquees that are no longer in service. Tour guides take groups around to the many iconic landmarks, sharing both their individual histories as well as the city’s. This is a prime location to take pictures for the social-media-minded traveler.

13) Luxor Hotel

If you've ever seen a picture of the Las Vegas Strip, you've undoubtedly noticed the Luxor – the black, pyramid-shaped hotel and casino shooting a massive beam of light into the night sky. The Egyptian-themed property is on the southwest side of The Strip and is located near the Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, Tropicana, NYNY, and MGM Grand.

14) Stratosphere Tower

The Stratosphere is another location that stands out – this time because it towers above every other building in the city. Standing at roughly 1,150-feet, it’s the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country. In addition to the breathtaking views around the 360-degree observation deck, you’ll also find three thrill rides.

15) MGM Grand Hotel and CSI: The Experience

The MGM Grand is a Las Vegas institution on The Strip. The emerald green building sits across the street from the New York-New York and is home to CSI: The Experience, which allows guests to go inside a CSI storyline, testing their detective skills in a realistic, immersive game.

16) Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Another unconventional way to spend a few hours is by visiting Vegas Indoor Skydiving. The powerful wind tunnel gives guests the feeling of floating through the air without the danger of falling out of a plane, or the need for a parachute.

17) Downtown Arts District

A few blocks from the Freemont Street Experience, you'll find the Las Vegas Downtown Arts District. In this newly renovated part of town, you'll find several art studios, including the Arts Factory – which, itself, is home to dozens of individual artist studios.

18) Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Just outside of Las Vegas, to the northeast, is the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Not only does the location host major NASCAR races, but it’s also home to EDC – the Electronic Daisy Carnival, one of the premier EDM festivals in the world.

19) Excalibur Hotel

The Excalibur is a hotel and casino resort with a medieval theme, built in the shape of a huge castle. You’ll also find a sizable arcade and a large pool area with multiple pools.

20) Las Vegas Golden Knights

In 2017, Las Vegas's first professional sports franchise held its inaugural season. The NHL hockey team advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals in their very first year, where they eventually lost to the Senators. Still, Golden Knights games at TMobile Arena are said to be the finest spectator experience in the entire NHL.

Where to Stay in Las Vegas for Sightseeing

If you’re in Las Vegas for the sightseeing, you can stay just about anywhere and have a tremendous time. On The Strip, you'll find all of the top casinos (live casinos look incredibly exciting, which of course can not be proud of online casinos), clubs, and restaurants – that's where Sin City gets its name. Downtown Las Vegas is a bit hipper and better for a younger crowd or fans of up-and-coming artists. Regardless, it's hard to go wrong in Las Vegas, no matter where you stay!
 

 

 
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