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Things to Do

This page is for those who are looking for some fun alternatives to the Casinos on a Vegas trip or those who live in Las Vegas who want to explore the surrounding area. You can find entire webpages devoted to each of these items, but the list is designed to give you a broad perspective on things to do to help you narrow your itinerary down. Items are in order of proximity of the strip.

Must-do's on the Strip

1) Bellagio Water Fountain Show

The Bellagio water fountain show is TRULY spectacular. I like to think of it as synchronized swimming of illuminated water jets set to awesome music. Artists to engineers can awe at the effort to construct this 8 acre pool with nearly 1200 jets which can shoot water nearly 460 feet in the air.

This is for everyone - from families to bachelors. And best of all, it's FREE. Bellagio is in the heart of the strip, and easy walking from many of the newer hotels.

Showtimes:

Monday - Friday 
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - show every 1/2 hour 
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - show every 15 minutes 
Saturday & Sunday 
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - show every 1/2 hour 
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. - show every 15 minutes


2) Bellagio Conservatory

This is Vegas's take on a botanical garden - bigger, extravagant, whimsical and like something taken from a fairy tale. The gardens are located in a large atrium, just adjacent to the hotel check in desk. The gardens feature one of five themes: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Chinese New Year. Each season features sculptures composed entirely of flowers/plants, arced water jets which are so calm they appear to be glass, trees nearly 40 feet tall, and a surreal motif which is reminiscent of childhood fantasies. 

 

3) The Venetian Hotel

If you can ignore the oxygen bars and 32 oz frozen drink accessories spotted everywhere, this is the closest feel of a European City you will have in America. What makes European cities amazing are the cobblestones, exclusive foot traffic, people walking around leisurely eating a gelatto, charming street lamps, designer shopping, and interesting architecture. What's more is there are actually canals within the hotel and shops and you can float down them on a gondola with your very own gondolier who sings opera while steering. They even have a special white gondola for newlyweds. The gondola ride isn't necessary, but it's quite romantic and you'll definitely impress a date.  The Venetian does beat Venice on two fronts - temperature control and it smells better. 

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