Las Vegas in 3 Days: Source (Frommer’s)
Day 1: Downtown
- Las Vegas Natural History Museum: Exhibits include animated dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Gallery, southern Nevada's plant and animal life in the Wild Nevada Gallery, International Wildlife Room, a live shark exhibit in the Marine Life Gallery and the Out of Africa Exhibit.
- Slotzilla: One of the world's most unique zip line experiences, Slotzilla allows for visitors to zip and zoom their way across the iconic Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Launching from a colorful, 12-story slot machine-themed takeoff tower, riders can zip in a traditional seated harness 850-ft., or zoom in a horizontal "superman" position 1,700 ft. all with thousands of spectators watching from the Fremont Street Experience below.
- Viva Vision: Guests can enjoy a variety of light shows with dazzling, high-resolution imagery and state-of-the-art, 550,000-watt, concert-quality sound. The Viva Vision screen is made up of 12.5 million energy-efficient LED lamps. Viva Vision shows last about six minutes, and run every hour, beginning at dusk (between 6:00 p.m and 8:00 pm, based upon the season). Shows typically end at midnight (in the summer, shows run until 1:00 am).
- Neon Museum: Take a stroll through Las Vegas history at this outdoor museum dedicated to saving and preserving vintage neon signs. The Neon Museum hosts guided tours through the Neon Boneyard.
- Mob Museum: The fascinating Mob Museum in Las Vegas is an enlightening look at the world of organized crime and law enforcement. Among the hundreds of artifacts, make sure to check out a giant piece of the brick wall transplanted from the site of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.
- Berlin Wall at Main Street Station: Inside the men’s restroom at Main Street Station, there’s a huge slab of the Berlin Wall. It’s a hidden gem in hotel with dozens of antiques and curiosities from around the world.
- Million Dollar Photo at Binion’s: Take a free photo with a million dollars cash at one of downtown’s most iconic casinos, Binion’s. Photos are taken from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm each day.
- Downtown’s vibrant restaurant and bar scene make Fremont East a great way to spend an evening on the town in Las Vegas.
Day 2: Las Vegas Strip: Be sure to see Wynn Las Vegas, The Venetian, Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Paris Las Vegas, Caesars Palace (including The Forum Shops and the talking statues), New York-New York, MGM Grand, and the exteriors of Excalibur and Luxor.
- Circus Circus Hotel and Casino: World-renowned live circus acts free everyday! Performances are daily from 11:00 am.
- Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art presents exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by the world's most influential artists. Rotating museum caliber exhibitions have featured renowned artists ranging from Picasso to Warhol.
- Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens: Just beyond Bellagio's gracious lobby lies the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, a kaleidoscope for your senses. Open 24 hours.
- Fountains Of Bellagio: More than a thousand fountains at the Bellagio dance to music ranging from Pavarotti to Sinatra. Free show times are: Mon - Fri 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm every half hour; 8.00 pm-12.00 am every 15 minutes. Sat - Sun 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm every half hour; 8.00 pm – 12.00 am every 15 minutes.
- Eiffel Tower Experience: The Eiffel Tower Experience, which features a panoramic, bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip from 460 feet above ground, is now open from 9:30 am to 12:30 am, seven days a week. Tickets can be purchased at the Eiffel Tower.
- Forum Shops At Caesars: The Forum Shops at Caesars features over 150 boutiques and shops such as Nike Town, as well as 15 specialty restaurants.
- Volcano explosion at The Mirage.
- Sky Jump: Stratosphere’s new SkyJump will be the trip of your life—no matter what you might be yelling… when you experience the controlled freefall from the 108th floor.
- Red Rock Canyon: The panoramic 13-mile scenic loop drive, best seen early in the morning, exposes visitors to the geological history and splendor of the canyon. Some cliffs reach up an astounding 3,000 feet. One of the more scenic parts of Red Rock Canyon is the Keystone Thrust Fault. This amazing conservation area is also home to about 200 different mammals which include burros, rabbits, coyotes, bighorn sheep, red tailed hawks, golden eagles, hummingbirds and even a few wild horses, bobcats and mountain lions.
- Exotic driving experience where you can drive three exotic cars on a thrilling, beautiful 30-mile road course in Las Vegas. You will cruise on an open road through either Red Rock Canyon or Lake Mead, rotating through each supercar at checkpoints. Location will be determined on the day of your experience.
- Bonnie Springs Ranch: Petting zoo, cowboys and cowgirls, a miniature train ride, and on weekends and holidays, a "posse" show where the kids can even help track down the 'bad guy". This little old mining town offers simulated gunfights in the streets, an 1880's melodrama in its Saloon, even a public hanging, with an obliging Stuntman swaying in the wind.
- Machine Guns Vegas: If you want to be a real hot shot when you come to town, head to Machine Guns Vegas. With an ultra-lounge look and feel and a state-of-the-art indoor gun range, MGV gives you plenty to get trigger happy about. It's what they like to call "Las Vegas on full auto”. MGV features an array of firearms including pistols, fully automatic machine guns, vintage weapons from World War II and one-of-a-kind weapons used by United States Navy SEALs.
- Catch a show in the evening, with a variety of options from the Cirque Du Soleil, the Blue Man group, musical, comedy, magic and adult shows.