A New Year means new places to discover and explore! In a city with thousands of restaurants and bars, endless entertainment venues, and enough attractions to make your head spin, how do you determine the best spots to check out in Las Vegas in 2018? Start with this list of the most popular bar, restaurant, landmark, park, entertainment, attraction, and shopping destinations from Uber riders in 2017.
Top destinations in Las Vegas
Restaurant | Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
Located just north of the Las Vegas strip, the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower has been a premier destination for tourists and locals alike since its creation in 1996. Not only is it the tallest structure in Nevada, but it’s also the tallest tower west of the Mississippi River. Head to the top of the tower to experience the “Top of the World” restaurant as well as four thrill rides. Not for the faint of heart you can be slingshot 160 feet straight in the air at the Big Shot, spin 64 feet over the Tower edge on Insanity, or dangle weightlessly 109 stories in the air on X-Scream. The casino also houses a variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and entertainment venues.
Where: 2000 Las Vegas Blvd
Bar | Gold Spike
A hotel and casino that has been re-invented as Las Vegas’ “adult playground,” the Gold Spike bar is the place to go for 24/7 drinks and fun. Trade the expensive bars and clubs for Gold Spike’s laid-back atmosphere that includes pool tables, dartboards, hopscotch, corn hole, shuffleboard, a giant Jenga and Connect Four and video games. You can catch some fresh air, live tunes, and good grub in the outdoor courtyard, “The Backyard,” or kick-back and catch up with friends inside the Living Room.
Where: 217 N Las Vegas Blvd
Landmark | Welcome to the Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
You’ve surely seen it on TV and now it’s time to see it in real life, the Welcome to the Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. The iconic sign welcomes you to Las Vegas and is the perfect pit stop for a photo. Professional photographers are on hand to snap your picture and instantly provide digital copies, or you can #selfie until your phone runs out of space. Located just south of the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, if you don’t get your picture in front of the Welcome to Vegas Sign did you really even come to Vegas?
Attraction | The Mirage Hotel & Casino
While plenty of casinos have attractions, the Mirage takes the cake with their secret garden and dolphin habitat. A variety of activities are available that will put you closer to some of the world’s most exotic animals than you ever imagined possible outside of a zoo. Choose between VIP tours, being a Trainer for a Day, Painting with the Dolphins, and Yoga with the Dolphins, and spend the day hanging out with White Tigers, White Lions, and Leopards. A full-day Adventure Pass is $22 for adults and $17 for children ages 4 – 12.
Where: 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Entertainment venue | Bellagio Hotel & Casino
It’d be a shame to head to Las Vegas and not take advantage of the plethora of world-class live entertainment available. For some of the best shows in town, head to the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, home of the “O” by Cirque du Soleil and the Fountains of Bellagio. You’ll feel like the crew of Oceans Eleven when you’re standing in front of the Bellagio fountains, an experience unlike any other. Additional entertainment options include concerts, roller coasters, a botanical garden, and more. You definitely won’t feel like you’re spending the day in a hotel.
Where: 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd
Park | Sunset Park
Since 1967 Sunset Park has provided a place for picnics, tennis, volleyball, basketball, softball, disc golf, a dog park, walking and jogging trails, a fishing lake, and more! Sunset Park is continually recognized as the Best Park in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Where: 2601 E Sunset Rd
Shopping | Fashion Show Mall
Spend the day exploring and shopping Las Vegas’s premier fashion mall. With more than 250 stores you’ll find everything from high-end fashion boutiques to seven anchor stores. The mall is also home to weekend fashion shows that take place on a retractable runway. When you get hungry you can choose from more than 25 choices including everything from fine dining to fast-casual restaurants.
Where: 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd
When you sit down to plan your next visit to Sin City, don’t miss these popular destinations. A little something for everyone, these spots will fill your days with a classic Las Vegas experience that will leave you knowing that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.