Top 10 Things To Do In And Around Las Vegas – Sin City Bucket List

Things To Do In And Around Vegas

Looking for things to do in Las Vegas?

Whether you’re here for a wild weekend or to experience a wedding or a family trip, Vegas has got something for people of all age and interests. Sin City is full of amazing make-your-mouth-drop happenings.

Here is our guide on top 10 things to do in and around Las Vegas

In Vegas

1) Get married in a chapel

As crazy as it sounds, you can get unofficially married in Las Vegas. Yes, any marriage done without license is not legal. Many chapels do it for experience. It’s like doing a test drive before actually buying a car J Marriage packages in Vegas start at as low as 200 $.

Having said that, you can officially get married too. As a matter of fact, my husband and I got married in The Little White Chapel. And it was a beautiful experience.

Married people? You don’t have to feel left out. You can renew your wedding vows and have the same experience in the city of sins.

We got married in Little White Chapel


2) Take a picture at the Las Vegas, Nevada sign

This is one of the most cliché things to do when you are in Vegas. But clichés are there for a reason, right?  😀


Famous Las Vegas Sign


3) When in Vegas, gamble

As they say, “when in Rome, do as the romans do”. When in Vegas, you can’t miss to do gambling. Even if you try to avoid, you can’t. They have machines at the airport, in every hotel, in clubs and just when you think you need a break and go to the bathroom – they’ve got machines there as well. Yup, that’s Vegas baby.

PRO TIP: gambling in casinos on the main strip are usually much more expensive as compared to the casinos that are not on the main strip. Try them out. Play responsibly and let the dice roll.

Gambling is must in Vegas


4) Catch a show – Cirque du Soleil (recommended)

The world’s best aerialists, acrobats and magicians perform in Vegas. Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson Show and Lion King are some of the best shows. Cirque du Soleil was our favorite.

You would be awestruck seeing the performer changing the stage setup in a blink of an eye.

Nail biting Cirque du Soleil Show


5) Stratosphere

It’s the tallest building in Las Vegas and when visiting Stratosphere, let the adventurer inside you take a front seat. There are so many crazy rides to choose from such as X- Scream, Big Shot and Insanity and yes, the rides are as terrifying as it sounds. Feeling more adventurous? There is an option to do a sky jump too.

Adventure in Stratosphere


6) Shop at Fremont street

It is the second most famous street in town after Las Vegas Strip. You can shop, have a bite or experience a zip line from the world’s largest slot machine. There is a free light show every night and various street performances throughout the day. You can easily spend a day here.

Fremont Street

 Also read “Best things to do in and around Sydney” 


Day Trips From Vegas


7) Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon is known as a natural wonder because of the overall scale and size combined with beautifully colored landscape.

When in Vegas, you can’t miss a day trip to Grand Canyon. There are many tourist agencies in Vegas which provide daily tour services to Grand Canyon. Alternatively, you can take a helicopter ride from Vegas to witness this incredible beauty.

There is an option of overnight camping as well in the park. Just make sure to book your camping spot in advance.

Colorful shades of Grand Canyon


8) Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is another natural marvel which shouldn’t be missed. It is again a day trip from Vegas. It one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River located north of Grand Canyon

Horseshoe Bend


9) Antelope Canyon

In last couple of years Antelope canyon has become very famous and is worth all the hype. Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon, created by water rushing through the sandstone during flash floods.

The different shades of red, orange and pink are magical. You will experience nature at its unspoilt best.

Antelope Canyon


10) Valley of Fire

Located just 58 miles from the Las Vegas Strip in the Mojave Desert makes it a perfect day trip.

Valley of fire derives its name from red sandstone formations.

Camping option is available if you wish to stay overnight.

Valley Of Fire

If you have more question on planning a trip to Las Vegas, please leave a comment below and we will reach out to you.

Author: Offbeat Wanderlust


  1. It is so cool that you guys got married in Vegas 🙂 When we went 6 years back, we saw a newly married couple or a wedding at almost every corner. I don’t know if it was marriage season or what, but I’ve never seen so many people getting married in a city at the same time haha. We stayed at stratosphere and I absolutely loved their rides, I always recommend anyone going there to try these rides even though the hotel is at one end of the strip 🙂

  2. That’s so cool you got married in the little white chapel, congratulations! I’ve been to LV many times but yet to see the canyon! Your photos are incredible, makes me want to re-visit!

  3. Ah Vegas! I have a couple of friends who are mad keen gamblers, and so have been several times. But all they do is tell me about the casinos, never about the awesome day trips nearby, or the show stopping performances, and certainly not the weddings! If it’s unofficial I might just have to give that one a go 😉

  4. Oh gosh, I just got back from a mini-Southwest road trip that started in Vegas! I just wish I had had more time! I would have loved to have visited Horshoe Bend and the Valley of Fire! I did manage to get to Seven Magic Mountains (a very cool art installation just outside of Vegas) and Red Rock Canyon, which I recommend! Thanks so much for these tips! 🙂

  5. Vegas is definitely high on my list, but I know I will end up blowing so much money out there – For sure Cirque du Soleil is something I want to experience, it goes without saying the casinos and clubs will be high on the agenda and Antelope Canyon – This post is great for a checklist of what to do out there 😀 – will definitely be referring to it when I go. By the way love how you say getting married in a Vegas chapel is like taking a car out on a test ride before you you buy it haha.

  6. I am not really a gambler but still love Vegas for the lights, the shows, and all the great things to see and do around there. I still haven’t made it to Antelope Canyon. Hoping to get there this summer.

  7. Those daytrips to Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Antelope Canyon sounds more interesting to me. Of courae Vegas has its own charm and things to do in there. Loved your pictures. I think I should plan getting married in that white chapel too, first let me find a guy. Excuse me for my joke. Nice post!

  8. Haha, getting married is slightly enticing since I did not get the wedding I had hoped for (Mother-in-law from hell). There are some beautiful sights near to Vegas though! I would love to see the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend like you mentioned, hopefully I can see them sometime in the future.

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