Las Vegas will forever remain an iconic destination for its over-the-top glitz and excitement, but there’s more unfolding in and around this city.
Electric and constantly evolving, Las Vegas is the ideal spot for entertainment, music and an all-around good time. From professional sports and music festivals within the city to scenic wonders and Old West history in the surrounding desert and towns, there's more to this corner of Nevada than you think. Here are four ways to discover Las Vegas Territory.
Las Vegas: The Strip to Downtown
It’s completely normal to be star struck by the immensity and spectacle of the Las Vegas Strip. One of the first things to catch your eyes and ears will be The Fountains of Bellagio, a magical show comprised of dancing fountains, music and light. It’s a different kind of light and sound in front of The Mirage, where you’ll encounter The Volcano featuring a display explosions and fireballs. Don’t forget to snap a pic with the iconic Las Vegas welcome sign before you leave.
Once you’ve sufficiently wandered The Strip, explore downtown’s Fremont Street Experience, a pedestrian mall with major wow factor. Count on thrilling fun at the AMC Fear the Walking Dead attraction, the fantastical Viva Vision Light Show, Slotzilla zip line and other extraordinary attractions.
Music and arts lovers visiting Las Vegas have plenty to look forward to as well. See top touring musical acts at the T. Mobile Arena and the Park Theater at Park MGM. Or, time your visit with well-known music festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival, an art and electronic music extravaganza, and the iHeart Radio Music Festival featuring big-name headliners. Be sure to make time to catch an enchanting Cirque du Soleil show such as Michael Jackson ONE or The Beatles LOVE.
Hustle and bustle at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas
Beyond Vegas: Must-sees for Nature, Culture and History
Not surprisingly, there’s even neon color in the desert. The radiant colors of the nine-meter-tall Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, command your attention amid the quiet desert terrain. Encounter natural hues of the desert at Valley of Fire State Park, where variegated shades of pink, orange, tan