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3 days in Las Vegas

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3 days in Las Vegas
A tour of the best things to do in Las Vegas. Put on your walking shoes and be ready for the sights.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
The Strip
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The Strip

Las Vegas Boulevard, aka The Strip, is famous for its shops, topless bars, tattoo parlors and wedding chapels.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
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Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

The Forum Shops at Caesars boasts a unique atmosphere that simulates ancient Roman streets and has no visual rival in the world. More than 160 stores create a retail attraction similar to the Via Condotti, Rodeo Drive or Madison Avenue. Where else can you shop at high-fashion stores among dazzling surroundings, including fountains, statues and facades? The Forum Shops offers fabulous... More

The Forum Shops at Caesars boasts a unique atmosphere that simulates ancient Roman streets and has no visual rival in the world. More than 160 stores create a retail attraction similar to the Via Condotti, Rodeo Drive or Madison Avenue. Where else can you shop at high-fashion stores among dazzling surroundings, including fountains, statues and facades? The Forum Shops offers fabulous shopping in a visually stunning atmosphere! The Forum Shops Phase III Expansion opened on October 22, 2004. Phase III is a lavish three-level fashion and dining marvel -- luxurious in every detail, breathtaking from every angle, spectacular beyond all expectation. From its sweeping plaza, complete with replicas of the Trevi and Triton Fountains, to its glorious massive reflecting pool to its dazzling skylight -- here is a wonder among wonders. Take it all in with a delightful ride on the majestic spiral escalator. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bellagio Fountains
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Bellagio Fountains

The fountains put on their show -- wonderfully timed to music choreography -- every 15 minutes or so after dark and last for a few minutes. It's very... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Blue Man Group
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Blue Man Group

An imaginative stage show that combines percussion-driven music, flashy special effects and instruments made from plastic piping into a visual extravaganza.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 2
Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park

While in Las Vegas, just a mere 1 hour drive up I-15, is a beautiful place called Valley of Fire State Park. Look for sign on I-15. Turn right. The... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area

A year-round recreational area for boaters, swimmers, fishermen, hikers, photographers, campers, and sightseers. Lake Mead is a huge reservoir impounded by the Hoover Dam. Approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas. Entrance fees charged.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. Hoover Dam impounds Lake Mead, and is located near Boulder City, Nevada. Paid parking, visitor center and guided tours.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Day 3
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

The 25-foot-tall sign is located in the median at 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South. The sign marks the classic start to the famous Las Vegas Strip. A small parking area is provided.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian
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The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is a luxurious indoor shopping center located within The Venetian. The center’s 80 upscale boutiques and world-class restaurants are nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, winding through cobbled walkways and streetside cafes with the sounds of serenading gondoliers and Streetmosphere performances. The... More

The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is a luxurious indoor shopping center located within The Venetian. The center’s 80 upscale boutiques and world-class restaurants are nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, winding through cobbled walkways and streetside cafes with the sounds of serenading gondoliers and Streetmosphere performances. The center features an exclusive mix of retail including: Movado, Dooney & Bourke, Bernard Passman and award winning restaurants, such as TAO Asian Bistro, Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio, and Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Gondola Rides at the Venetian
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Gondola Rides at the Venetian

The Gondola rides at the Venetian are a great change of pace from all of the walking, gambling and eating you'll probably do and probably one of the... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

A five-block pedestrian covered mall with kiosks, carts and a nightly light-and-sound show.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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