Sin city? More like excitement central! Nestled in the heart of the wild, wild west, Las Vegas pretty much has it all from spectacular shows to dazzling casinos.
Located in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas is the home of fine dining, high-end shopping, endless gambling, and all-night partying, but if you think that’s all this sun-drenched city has to offer then think again! Providing entertainment for days, our tours and vacations in Las Vegas certainly pack a punch with your local leader understanding how best to fully immerse yourself under the captivating neon lights of the Las Vegas strip. Compared to the rest of your trip, which was probably spent outside hiking through some of the United States National Parks, Las Vegas offers a contrasting city experience so you can have the best of both worlds. Whether you prefer to gorge yourself at budget-friendly restaurants or dance the night away in one of Las Vegas’ many premium clubs, our tours are guaranteed to have you feeling like you hit the jackpot.
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Must see things to do in Las Vegas
Walk down Fremont Street in Las Vegas
It turns out all the glitz, glamour and gaudiness doesn’t have to end when you leave the strip. Introducing Fremont Street, one of the best places in Vegas if sensory overload is your thing. Packed with casinos, bars, shopping outlets, restaurants and attractions, a couple of hours spent here will ensure you go home with heaps of stories to tell. How about taking flight on a zipline super-hero style over a crowded promenade at SlotZilla? Or looking up at the Viva Vision Light Show, the world’s largest digital display? However you decide to spend your time here, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
Roll the dice in iconic Las Vegas casinos
After dark, the strip goes up in lights and the lights that happen to shine the brightest of all belong to Las Vegas’ famous casinos. From the towering shape of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas to the picturesque canals of The Venetian, these casinos are here to give you an experience like no other. Whether you prefer taking a chance playing Blackjack or whiling away the time pressing buttons on slot machines, there’s a casino to suit absolutely everyone (remember to gamble responsibly though, no one likes going home with less money than they budgeted for).
Marvel at the Bellagio Fountains
Talk about an epic view! Specifically designed to excite your senses and captivate your imagination, the fountains at Bellagio Las Vegas reach a staggering 200 feet and are expertly paired with music to create a truly breathtaking performance. With free shows on weekdays every 30 minutes from 3:00pm to 8:00pm, these fountains will lift your spirits and have you feeling the magic. Check out the FAQs at the bottom of this page for more performance times.
Take a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always have to stay in Vegas, and after witnessing the incredible natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon, you’ll want to shout your experience from every rooftop you can get on. Normally the Grand Canyon West is roughly a 2 hour drive (128 miles) from Las Vegas but you can skip the bumps and the games of ‘I spy’ to embark on a 40 minute flight that’ll take you straight to the UNESCO-listed site in the comfiest and most luxurious way possible. If you want a more in-depth look at the Grand Canyon and it's surrounding parks, why not check out our Grand Canyon tours?
Treat yourself to a Las Vegas show
There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Las Vegas, especially when it comes to delighting your senses and strapping them in for a fun-filled night at one of the many shows you can experience. Be awed by the twisting, tumbling and death-defying acts of the Cirque de Soleil Las Vegas performers or watch as the great Michael Jackson himself comes back to life at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. If those options don’t tickle your fancy, why not laugh for a few hours at one of the many live comedy shows? Or spend a few hours wondering how Dave Copperfield did that card trick you can’t get out of your head at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Feeling overwhelmed? Ask your trip leader for recommendations on the top Las Vegas shows you simply can't miss.
Dip your toes into the Las Vegas nightlife
After getting your feed on at one of Las Vegas' budget-friendly restaurants, why not hit the town? Just when you thought your Las Vegas trip couldn’t get any better, the sun goes down, the lights come on and the strip becomes abuzz with anticipation for the night ahead. Whether you’re trying to spot a Kardashian at 1OAK, letting your hair down at Hakkasan, or tearing it up on the D-floor to T-pain at Omnia, this city is positively bursting with the best bars and clubs to kick your adventure up a notch. If you're not sure where to start, ask your trip leader. Chances are they'll have been to them all....twice.
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Las Vegas FAQs
Everyone traveling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travelers are required to produce:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
- If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.
Learn more about Intrepid's COVID-19 proof of vaccination policy
You can travel by either plane or car to get to Las Vegas, depending on where you’re traveling from. Las Vegas is a short flight away from neighboring cities, and we offer trips that will take you from San Fran to Vegas and LA to Las Vegas.
Getting around Las Vegas is quite easy with an extensive range of public transport and private transfer options. The monorail is possibly the easiest and most popular form of transport for traveling along the Las Vegas strip, with the monorail arriving roughly every 6 minutes and stopping at 7 stations up and down the strip. Otherwise, if you're staying at a hotel located on the strip, you can easily walk to various destinations and Uber rides are also easily accessible as well as organizing private transfers via limousines and cars.
The legal age for gambling in any Las Vegas casino is 21 years or older. The same age also applies for consuming alcohol. If you’re underage you can walk through the casino, but you're not allowed stop or congregate around a gaming area even if you are accompanied by an adult.
Depending on when you want to travel, the weather in Las Vegas is generally sunny all year round with a mostly dry climate. It can get up to 105°F in the Summer months (June, July, August) and can get down to as low as 39°F in Winter (December, January, February), so make sure you’re aware of the forecasted temperature for your trip so you know exactly what you should pack.
Las Vegas offers a whole heap of amazing accommodation options, each with their own impressive identifying features. Some of these hotels include:
- Caesars Palace Las Vegas
- New York New York Hotel & Casino
- Mirage Las Vegas
- ARIA Resort & Casino
- Treasure Island Las Vegas
- Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
- The Venetian Resort
- Luxor Hotel & Casino
- Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
- Bellagio Las Vegas
Freemont Street is in Downtown Las Vegas and is the second most famous street in Nevada after the Las Vegas strip. This street plays host to several iconic casinos such as the Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and the Four Queens, and houses arrange of attractions including the Freemont Street Experience.
Las Vegas is packed with fun, adrenaline-filled things to do and these events are no exception:
- Las Vegas Foodie Festival
- Las Vegas Beer Festival
- Electric Daisy Carnival
- Rise Lantern Festival
- iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Bellagio Fountains are scheduled to run every 30 minutes from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and every 15 minutes from 8:00pm to midnight Monday – Friday. On the weekends and holiday periods, the fountains will run every 30 minutes from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, and then every 15 minutes from 8:00pm to midnight.
There are heaps of great options in a range of cuisines if you're traveling to Las Vegas on a budget. Below are some of our favourites:
- Chin Chin
- Ellis Island BBQ
- Mr. Mamas
- Steak 'n' Shake
- Sirrico's Pizza
- Lucky Penny
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