Las Vegas is a perfect weekend getaway as you can always find inexpensive airfare and accommodations for every price point.
A city that never sleeps, there is always something fun and new to see and do. While what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, you don’t have to be in for a wild ride. Here are just a few of my favorite repeat attractions in Las Vegas.
I don’t know how to play blackjack, roulette or poker so I stick to the slot machines.
No training or special skills are required to play the slots. However, serious players have strategies as to how they play. Choose from vibrant video slots and vintage-inspired slot machines where you can still pull the lever. You can play for as little as $0.01 per slot or up to $1 per slot. I typically grab a roll or two of quarters for each day I’m in town and play the $0.25 slots.
I rarely walk away with much of a loss.
As of 2019, there are 40 locations you can play slot machines in Vegas, with over 160,000 games to choose from. Here’s a quick guide from Weekly Slots News highlighting some of the best slot machines in town. You can even play slots at the airport!
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Head To A Show
The options in quality shows are endless. From magic to comedy, burlesque, live music, showgirls, variety shows, and at least a few chart-topping performers who have residency or are passing through Vegas for a show while on tour. If you are a fan of any of the televised competition like America’s Got Talent, there are sure to be a few past performers in shows and around town.
When it comes to repeat shows, the one I love most is Vegas the Show. This fun-filled musical walks you through the history of Sin City and some of the acts that helped make it the sought-after destination remains today.
A town known for the best impressionists in the world, the show features The Rat Pack, Elvis, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tom Jones, and more. You really feel like you’ve been transported back in time. For a list of the best shows in Vegas right now, check out this article from Gamblers Daily Digest.
The Container Store
While entertainment is high on your list of things to do The Container Store is a worthy repeat attraction, especially if you don’t have one in your home town. I give myself at least an hour to browse their innovative and item-specific storage solutions. If an item is small, I fly back with it, but sometimes I ship a package back home—or use my browsing to determine precisely what I want to buy from their e-catalog. If you’ve never been in The Container Store, it’s a must see.
Bob Taylor’s Original Ranch House
There is no shortage of delicious dining options to choose from in Vegas. From rock bottom all-you-can-eat buffets to renowned chefs serving up innovative fine dining, and food from around the world. Not to mention plenty of sweet treats, master mixologists, wine, beer, and more. Most days I mix things up and try new restaurants and bars but I always make sure to squeeze in a visit to Bob Taylor’s Original Ranch House. A western-inspired spot that’s been in Vegas since 1955. They serve up a mouth watering steak and shrimp scampi I daydream about.
Time In Nature
Many of my trips to Vegas are long weekends. While time is tight, I enjoy hiking and like to squeeze in a bit of nature. I’ve been to the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, and several nearby national parks. My top pick is hiking at Death Valley National Park. The drive is 2 hours each way, leaving me plenty of time to make it back to Vegas without missing the nightlife. While it’s my favorite place to hike I am mindful of the weather, and typically don’t visit Death Valley in the summer months. So, my summer trips to Vegas are when I explore other nature options. I highly recommend the helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon.
I’m always on the lookout for new experiences while in Vegas but since the topic of this article is about repeat attractions, I can’t forget the Las Vegas Premium Outlets.
The shopping here is so good that I sometimes ship my shopping home with my Container Store purchases or fly home with an additional suitcase. I’m strategic about my shopping and use these trips to stock up on athletic apparel from stores like Adidas, Hurley, and Lululemon, accessories from Coach, Shoe Palace, and Aldo, and gifts for upcoming birthdays and holidays. I also browse the options in casual and work attire at discount prices from Levi’s, Michael Kors, GAP, White House Black Market, and more. There are over 175 stores to choose from, including a few restaurants to dine at in-between shops.
Last but certainly not least, I head to Caesar’s Palace and make my way to FlyLinQ Zipline. Not only is this one of a handful of places in the world where you can zipline in an urban setting, but you have a few unique options. They have 10, 12-story high ziplines set up side by side so you can fly through the air with your group. What makes this experience really fun is that you can choose to zipline seated or in a superhero position that makes it feel like you are flying! You can also zipline backwards.
Here’s to making the most of your next trip to Las Vegas!