Vegas is full of activities, bars and usually bad decisions. Planning a trip can be exciting, but a little overwhelming because there is so much to choose from. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a frequent visitor, there are a few places you should make time to see while you’re there. Here are five Vegas attractions that are the most worthy of your time and money.
Minus5° Ice Experience
Minus5° is quite literally one of the “coolest” bars in Vegas. Located in Mandalay Bay and the Venetian, the bar is just a quick walk away and right on the strip. At Minus5° you can expect to lounge in a bar completely made of ice from floor to ceiling.
Even your drink glasses are constructed out of ice! All you have to do is pick your drink and coat package. You can choose from a faux-fur coat or parka. This was possibly one of the most unique bars I’ve been to.
The company uses 90 tons of ice just for one of the bars. This is also a great activity to beat the Vegas heat during the summer.
The LINQ High Roller
Try happy hour in the sky on the LINQ’s High Roller revolving wheel. This was one of the most exciting experiences we did on the Vegas Strip. You can’t lose with an open bar and amazing views of the city.
The High Roller takes 30 minutes for a complete rotation, leaving you plenty of time to squeeze in your unlimited drinks with the bartender.
Tickets are about $50 per person for the “Happy Half Hour” at night. You can also ride during the day and have the option of family friendly cabins without a bar. This is a nice option for those under 21 as well.
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris Hotel is arguably the best view of Bellagio’s fountains. If you make reservations in advance, you can see the entire fountain show from a window seat.
Scotty surprised me with a bouqet of red roses at our table for our one year anniversary, which he arranged through the restaurant. The atmosphere is very romantic and the food is delicious. I had the Muscovy Duck Breast and Scotty had the individual Beef Wellington.
We also enjoyed the Steak Tartare. Everything was exceptional and worth every penny. The duck was one of the best meals I’ve had, and that’s even with comparison to the actual one I had in France.
The Bellagio Gardens
Changing seasonally, the Bellagio Gardens are an ever-evolving attraction that you should see.
This past trip, the conservatory was full of blossoming flowers with the atmosphere of a Japanese garden. Walking through the gardens and hotel is something anyone can do and is definitely worth seeing, even if for five minutes.
The site is completely free and is open at all hours, which is nice because you can walk around during the day or night. We toured around at night and it was just as stunning.
The iHeart Radio Music Festival
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is one of the most epic concerts of the year. The music festival brings together the greatest stars from all genres of music; hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, country and EDM.
Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Brad Paisley, Steven Tyler, Usher, Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris are just a few of the performers who have participated. Since 2011, the concert has delivered great lineups and ridiculously good duos such as Sting and Lady Gaga.
I’ve attended in both 2011 and 2014, each time seeing one night of the two-day show. There are also daytime lineups featuring rising artists.
The best part of the iHeart festival is being able to experience your favorite artists in one place. In other words, it’s like the Coachella of Vegas.