How to plan a weekend in Vegas


Everyone has to do Vegas at least once. It's a place unlike anywhere else in America. Each year, over 40 million tourists flock to the strip, according to the official visitors authority. They come looking for fun, and Vegas deals it out in spades. From shining casinos, restaurants and bars to high-flying circus, magic shows and musical performances, Vegas has something for everyone. Just seeing the lights of the strip come on at dusk is enough to set your heart racing. So why not start planning your trip to Las Vegas now?

Book a cheap flight to Las Vegas
Getting to Las Vegas doesn't have to put a dent in your wallet. There are plenty of cheap flights available, so you can head to Vegas for an extended weekend when we just need to go somewhere and get away from it all. In addition to cheap flights, you can score a stay at luxurious hotel right on the main strip - some days you won't even have to leave the air conditioned environment of the hotel and casino! Of course, when you do there is plenty of fun and excitement to be had.

There's no other city like Vegas!There's no other city like Vegas!

Plan where to stay
Getting a cheap hotel room in Las Vegas doesn't mean you have to stay somewhere less-than-luxurious. There's always great deals on rooms. And who knows, if you hit it big, your room might even get comped for an extra night! USA Today reported that there are hotels for every budget - so if you'd rather save your money for food, drinks and other goodies, you don't need to spend too much on a room. Public transportation is easy to use, and taxis are abundant. If you prefer to rent a car, however, there's a little something for every taste.

Top things to do in Las Vegas
Deciding what you want to do with your time in Vegas can be tricky. Do you want to spend a few hours at the slots or get cozy at the blackjack table? Or would you prefer to see your favorite performer on stage? There are so many options, it can tough to make a plan. Here are a few of the top things to do in Vegas.

1. Fremont Street
The attractions at Fremont Street are more like a hundred different things rolled into one. At the heart of downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street is home to casinos, free entertainment, light shows and so much more. The entire street is covered with a glowing canopy of LED lights, which form beautiful patterns and images. The adventurous can even go zip-lining down the entire street. For many, it's enough to just sit back with a tall drink and people watch. You're always sure to have a crazy experience on Fremont.

When the sun goes down, Fremont Street turns on the lights, so the fun doesn't stop.When the sun goes down, Fremont Street turns on the lights, so the fun doesn't stop.

2. The Stratosphere Tower
If you really want to get a good look at the town, the Stratosphere Tower is the best way to do so. According to the official site, the observation deck is the tallest in the U.S. From a height of 1,149 feet, you can see all of the shenanigans going on in the strip, plus the surrounding area. Also, the tower features four thrill rides. The X Scream, for example, is a pivoting roller coaster 900 feet above the ground.

3. Adventuredome
For more rides, thrill seekers should head to the Adventuredome, a 5-acre amusement park inside Las Vegas. Fun for the whole family, the Adventuredome has roller coasters, spinning rides, towers and lazer tag. If mom and dad want to sneak away and play the slots, the kids are sure to have a blast riding the slingshot and other exciting rides.

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