If you can't think of anything fun to do in Las Vegas, it's possible that you're just overloaded (or need to take a break from The Strip). Everything you've ever wanted to do (or never imagined you'd want to do) is there at your fingertips.
Here's our list of must-do activities, which includes anything from yoga on the world's tallest Ferris wheel to eating in a restaurant surrounded by original Picasso paintings to racing street-legal vehicles with professional race car drivers. Continue reading for our editors' recommendations for the top things to do in Las Vegas.
1. Aria Fine Art Collection
Touring the 21 public art locations throughout the CityCenter campus attracts a diverse group of art enthusiasts. Visitors to the Aria Fine Art Collection may enjoy a magnificent outdoor gallery with works by great contemporary artists while everyone else is gambling, partying, or shopping.
Best of all, since it's a self-guided stroll, you may take as long as you like. A visit is excellent for individuals who wish to get a taste of Las Vegas' cultural side, which many people overlook. A full tour of CityCenter is also included, which includes Aria, Veer Towers, Crystals at CityCenter, and Vdara.
2. Neon Museum activity by Isaac Brekken
The "neon boneyard," a fenced-in yard where many of the Strip's neon signs were kept after being taken from casinos that were either refurbished or imploded, gave birth to the Neon Museum. In the "boneyard" next to the museum, there are around 120 signs, most of which were manufactured by the YESCO company during the 1950s and 1980s.
Visitors may learn about the developments in sign design and technology that shaped Vegas history during a guided tour. The museum also contains the La Concha, a historic hotel that was rescued from destruction and now functions as the visitors' center. Make this a top priority on your schedule if you've gotten your fill of casinos and bars.
3. The façade of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas
The history of organized crime in the United States is chronicled at this museum in Downtown Las Vegas. The structure is located in the 1933 United States Post Office and Courthouse, which hosted some of the most significant and defining cases in organized crime history, including the renowned Kefauver hearings.
Visitors may walk the same hallways that federal investigators, informants, and mobsters walked in the past while seeing the collection, which includes firearms, memorabilia from law enforcement and crime leaders, courtroom videos, and even a section of the iconic St. Valentine's Day Massacre wall (complete with bullet holes and bloodstains).
4. Las Vegas' Seven Magic Mountains
Anyone entering (or departing) Las Vegas through I-15, 10 miles south of the Strip, may view this large-scale public effort. The 30-foot-high neon-painted limestone totems provide a stunning image against the desert: the piece resembles neon ice cream cones rising from the desert bottom, but it's not part of the Neon Museum. It is, without a doubt, awe-inspiring, but in an otherworldly, crazy manner. The exhibition will run until 2021.
5. Crystals Shopping Mall is a retail shopping mall in Las Vegas
Even though Crystals is legally a mall, and is just a short walk from the Waldorf Astoria, it seems odd to refer to it as such. On the Las Vegas Strip, it's an art-filled shopping area featuring the world's most prestigious luxury labels, from Tom Ford to Bulgari, Gucci to Harry Winston. It's often the first location where limited-edition or exclusive-release items appear.
Even the shops themselves are one-of-a-kind: A life-size, 8,000-Swarovski-crystal chandelier reproduction of Stella McCartney's mother's horse, Lucky, which formerly hung at Belsay Castle, can be found at Stella McCartney. You may also go shopping at Tiffany & Co. and then propose on their proposal balcony (how convenient).
6. Racing in the Dreams Racecars is on the road in Las Vegas
Even those who do not consider themselves "car people" will be enthralled by the beauty of Exotics Racing's vehicles. It's a lovely sight to see a Lamborghini Aventador LP700, McLaren 570s, or Ferrari 488 GTB race around the track, especially in the heat of a Las Vegas summer.
But at Exotics Racing, you're not simply a spectator: you're in the driver's seat. The experience varies based on the package you choose, but you'll be taught how to drive a speedy vehicle by experienced, professional racing car drivers.
A huge, expansive entertainment complex with several bars, a high-tech driving range, and a lounge with gaming qualifies as parkland only in Vegas. That is, however, TopGolf. On the third level of its flagship site, there's even a pool with a 28-food HD video screen, bars, cabanas, and access to the hitting bays. The good thing is that you can make it as interactive (or as non-interactive) as you like. Golf, hang out, have supper here, or just chill out with your buddies.
8. The Bellagio Fountains
Standing in the 115-degree heat on the sidewalk of crowded Las Vegas Boulevard may seem like a terrible choice, but as the music starts playing and the Bellagio Hotel and Casino fountains begin spraying into the air, all of the noise and bustle melt away.
Within Lake Bellagio, there are over 1,000 water fountains, each of which “dances” in time with the music (be it pop, Broadway, classical, or rock music hit). The renowned fountains were designed by the same team that produced the Dubai Fountain, the world's biggest performing fountain.