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The Las Vegas Lifestyle: A Local's Guide

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The glittering lights, the hot desert temperatures, the drive-in wedding chapels, the mind-blowing rollercoasters, the Michelin-star restaurants - Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! We're L.A. locals, but have had many memorable (and some not so memorable!) visits to Vegas. We thought we'd share with you some of our favourite spots and must-see's; everything from the strip, to the world-class museums and all without needing that high-roller budget.

It's finally time to tick Sin City off your bucket-list.

1. The New York-New York Hotel

From live music on the Brooklyn Bridge to rowdy evenings around dueling pianos, you’re sure to find something fun! You can't miss the Big Apple Coaster - the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive manoeuvre. Why not be a part of it all at New York-New York?

Where can you find it? 3790 S Las Vegas Blvd

new york new york hotel
photo credit: anothervegasmom.com

2. The High Roller Ferris Wheel on the LINQ

High Roller is a 550-foot tall, 520-foot diameter giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. It is is currently the world's tallest Ferris wheel. There are great happy hour deals so you can enjoy your drinks with a view!

Where can you find it? The LINQ Hotel - 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd

high roller LINQ
photo credit: vegasunzipped.com

3. Top Golf at the MGM Grand

Up for a round of golf at the MGM Grand? Topgolf features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, an impressive food and drink menu, full-service restaurant and bar, private spaces for groups of any size, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.

Where can you find it? 4627 Koval Ln, Las Vegas

top golf mgm grand
photo credit: mgmgrand.mgmresorts.com

4. Caesars Palace

As featured in the 2009 film 'The Hangover,' this iconic hotel and casino is also home to Omnia Nightclub, one of Vegas' best nightclubs and The Colosseum, which is deemed the home of the greatest entertainers in the world. The theatre hosts numerous concert residencies by Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Cher, Bette Midler, Shania Twain, and Mariah Carey.

Where can you find it? 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd

caesars palace
photo credit: girlvsglobe.com

5. Bellagio Resort and Fountain Show

There is nothing quite like seeing this in person; the Fountains of Bellagio were destined to romance your senses. It is the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived and it’s completely free for any visitor to enjoy. No matter how many times you have seen the fountains, they always have more in store to wow you with.

Where can you find it? 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas

bellagio fountains
photo credit: mgmresorts.com

6. Fremont Street, Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown may be Vegas' best kept secret, and Fremont Street is at the heart of the fun. Located in the heart of the downtown casino corridor, Fremont Street is address for many famous casinos as well as the famous SlotZilla zip line and the Neon Museum!

Where can you find it? Downtown Vegas

fremont street downtown las vegas
photo credits: thecrazytourist.com

7. The Stratosphere Sky Pod

Voted the best place to view the city, SkyPod is an iconic fixture of the world famous Las Vegas skyline. The SkyPod features the internationally acclaimed Top of the World restaurant, famous for its award-winning cuisine and 360 degree revolving dining room.

Where can you find it? The Strat Casino, Hotel, & Tower

stratosphere sky pod
photo credit: thestrat.com/attractions

8. Fat Tuesday Drinks

Cool off from the hot Vegas sun with a very large (metre long!), refreshing alcoholic slushy that you can take with you as you explore Las Vegas Strip. There's 9 locations around Las Vegas Strip, and has a variety of different flavours. You can also add an extra shot in your drink for only $1!

Where can you find it? Around the Las Vegas Strip (Stratosphere, Caesars, Venetian, Planet Hollywood)

fat tuesday las vegas
photo credit: heyshannonashley.com

9. Black Tap Burgers & Beer

Black Tap Burgers & Beer specialises in big, juicy burgers with all the extra topping you could dream of! Their CrazyShakes milkshakes start with something familiar and then take it over the top, including a milkshake that comes with a slice of cake on top! Sit at the outside patio for a view of the Venetian canals.

Where can you find it? The Venetian

black tap burgers and beers
photo credit: venetian.com

10. The Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

Have you even been to Vegas until you snap a selfie underneath the iconic sign? If it’s your first time traveling to Las Vegas, you will definitely want to take some time to tick off some tourist attractions! Thankfully, the majority of the tourist attractions are closely linked together, along a 2 mile strip!   Fun fact: the Las Vegas sign is technically about four miles south of the Las Vegas city limits - so not even in Las Vegas! But it's worth it for the 'gram, right?

Where can you find it? 5200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas

las vegas sign
photo credit: Forbes

Header photo credit: theculturetrip.com

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Erin Pierce & Helen Vo

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