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    Las Vegas Strip: 7 crazy things to try in the city!

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    Lluis Enric Mayans
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    As controversial as it is, it cannot be said that Las Vegas is a city where you don't know what to do. On the contrary, if you deepen your knowledge of the place (and in particular of the Strip) it will turn out that it is practically impossible remain idle while in town.

    We've already written several articles on the subject, talking about the most fabulous Las Vegas themed hotels to visit, and the glitzy luxury hotels on the Strip to choose from for overnight stays or just gawking. We have also published an article dedicated to free things to see in Las Vegas: even if only to run out of these you will need at least a full day. But if you intend to invest more time in the city, then I suggest you read this new article, where I want to point out some special experiences to do in Las Vegas to get in tune with the unscrupulous madness of Sin City.



    In particular, I will refer to some of the most interesting attractions of the Las Vegas Strip, also giving some advice on where to buy discounted tickets. Enjoy the reading!

    Index

    • Las Vegas Strip: crazy things to do once in a lifetime!
      • High Roller Las Vegas: Take a ride on the highest Ferris wheel in the world
      • Eiffel Tower Las Vegas: See the Strip from the viewing platform
      • Stratosphere Tower: Nevada's tallest observation tower
      • Helicopter in Las Vegas: fly over the Strip
      • Shark Reef Aquarium Las Vegas: walking among sharks… in Nevada
      • Gondola Ride Las Vegas: on the Grand Canal of Venice (or almost!)
      • Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas: a feast for the eyes

    Las Vegas Strip: crazy things to do once in a lifetime!

    These are 7 amazing experiences, 7 activities that you will hardly forget. Many of these will allow you to see Las Vegas from an unusual perspective, while others will give you the opportunity to make unexpected journeys through time… and space. In short, if you are looking for advice on what to do in Las Vegas in the evening (and more!), get ready to take note. Before leaving, however, I suggest you read our article on how to get around Las Vegas (on the Strip and Downtown) and, in particular, on the Monorail.



    High Roller Las Vegas: Take a ride on the highest Ferris wheel in the world

    That's right, at the moment (autumn 2019) it is this city in the Mojave desert that holds this record: theHigh Roller, the new Las Vegas Ferris wheel is the tallest in the world! Opened in 2014, it is located in the commercial complex of the hotel The LINQ. To make a complete revolution on the wheel it takes about 30 minutes: all you have to do is sit in one of the 28 cabins available and enjoy from a height of 168 meters the 360 ​​° view of the city illuminated by the thousand lights of crazy people Las Vegas Strip hotels and landmarks.

    At the link below you will find the discounted tickets to access the Ferris wheel. Pay attention to the various options available: you can choose between a day and a night tour, and you can integrate your ticket with other services, such as an aperitif or combined access to the Eiffel Tower.

    Discounted tickets to the Las Vegas High Roller

    Aperitif on the High Roller

    Eiffel Tower Las Vegas: See the Strip from the viewing platform

    The High Roller may also be the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, but it's not the only viewing point for observe Las Vegas from above. One of the most particular platforms is certainly the Torre Eiffel of the casino hotel paris las vegas, a sort of bizarre French "enclave" in Nevada that includes, among other things, a reproduction of the Arc de Triomphe. There American Eiffel Tower it is not as tall as the original, but it still stands tall on the Las Vegas Strip for 165 mt and therefore offers a remarkable view to those who reach the platform on the 46th floor by elevator.


    Also in this case by purchasing the entrance tickets at the link below you can choose between day and night visits, saving a few dollars compared to the price of admission purchased on the spot. Also, if you are interested in getting on either Torre Eiffel that onHigh Roller, you will be able to purchase idtwo entrances in a single solution.


    Tickets for the Eiffel Tower

    Stratosphere Tower: Nevada's tallest observation tower

    There is one last way to see Las Vegas by literally feeling in the clouds: it is there Stratosphere tower! The height of this tower located on the north side of the Las Vegas Strip is I 350 meters, impressive measure that makes it the tallest observation tower in Nevada. But as you may have guessed by now, in Las Vegas there are no normal experiences: did you think you were going to climb to the top of the tower just to look at the view? You can do it, but know that it doesn't end there: on top of the Stratosphere there is a kind of amusement park where it is possible to do incredibly adrenaline-pumping experiences. Here they are below

    • X-Scream: a catapult that will throw you 8 meters over the edge of the tower to let you dangle in the void;
    • Insanity: a mechanical arm that will make you rotate for 20 meters beyond the edge of the tower, keeping you suspended at almost 300 meters on the Strip;
    • Big shot: thanks to which you will fall down from the tower for 49 meters, defying the force of gravity while remaining "comfortably" seated;
    • Skyjump: even crazier! Are you ready to throw yourself off the 108-story tower… with a simple harness?

    At the link below you can buy the various types of tickets: simple access to the tower is available, with all the optional additions just mentioned.


    Stratosphere Tower Tickets (Easy Entry and Rides)

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    Helicopter in Las Vegas: fly over the Strip

    Okay, getting on a Ferris wheel, a fake Eiffel Tower or an observation platform at 350 meters are all particularly exhilarating experiences, but if we are talking about seeing the city from above, the helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip is the best! The flight takes approx 10 15-minute, which however are sufficient to see the street in both directions: among the hotels and attractions that can be seen, I point out the New York-New York, the Bellagio with its superb fountains, the aforementioned Eiffel Tower, the bell tower of the Basilica di San Marco of the Venetian Hotel, the Luxor Pyramid, the Ancient Rome of Caesars Palace, the Stratosphere with its tower and the Downtown.


    From Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon by Helicopter Did you know that i helicopter flights over the Grand Canyon? To find out more, read our dedicated article.

    Below you will find two links that may be right for you: one of the two also provides for the transfer to and from the hotel in Limo, for a total luxury experience!

    Strip flight without transfer

    Flight over the Strip with transfer by Limousine

    Shark Reef Aquarium Las Vegas: walking among sharks… in Nevada

    Yet another record! Inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on Las Vegas Strip there is one of the largest pools in the whole of the United States, in which they notice over 30 sharks: thanks to 2 underwater tunnels, you will literally be able to walk among sharks. The entrance toShark Reef Aquarium allows you to see not only 15 species of sharks (there are about a hundred copies), but also 2000 animals between fish and reptiles, including sawfish, piranhas, pufferfish, crocodiles, pythons, monitor lizards etc.

    Shark Reef Aquarium Tickets

    Gondola Ride Las Vegas: on the Grand Canal of Venice (or almost!)

    Could Las Vegas remain immune to the charm of Venice? Obviously not! The luxurious The Venetian Hotel offers the possibility for anyone to take a ride in one classic Venetian gondola in the Grand Canal faithfully recreated to make an “Italian” romantic experience in the Nevada desert. Of course, for us Italians such a thing sounds a bit strange, but that's what Las Vegas is like! At the link below you can find an interesting package that, in addition to the gondola ride, also provides entry to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and a lunch or dinner at the restaurant Buddy V (Trio option). Total savings range from 16 to 25% depending on the type of option you choose (Duo or Trio).

    Gondola ride at the Venetian (savings package)

    Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas: a feast for the eyes

    "O", "Kà", The Beatles LOVE, Mystère, Zumanity are just some of the shows that have made the Cirque du Soleil. Well, the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip are the perfect place to have the unique experience of seeing at least one of these shows capable of displaying a great artistic spirit, acrobatic virtuosity, special effects and great attention to scenic details. In this regard, I wrote an article that I recommend you to read: you will find advice on where to buy tickets and information on the characteristics of the shows.

    Cirque du Soleil shows: info and tickets

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    • The best themed hotels in the city
    • Where and how to rent a car
    • The main things to see
    • How to get to the national parks

     

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