If you’re one of those people planning your trip to Sin City and scouring the Internet for cheap flights to Las Vegas, BUT you don’t care too much for gambling, then do we have some great info for you. While it can be appealing to some, gambling may not be everyone’s cup of tea. So, if you’d rather spend your time in Vegas getting up to other experiences, then read on for our top five recommendations for non-gambling activities in town.
The Lake of Dreams at the Wynn Las Vegas
Beautiful and free — what could be better? The Lake of Dreams, located at the Wynn hotel and casino, is a secluded 3-acre lake that’s surrounded by a verdant forest. The water and light show begins at 8:30 p.m. (and happens every half hour until 1 a.m.) and can be seen from various sites around the lake, including the Wynn’s main restaurants and lounges. It’s truly a memorable event.
The Venetian’s Gondola Rides
There are few things as charmingly “Vegas kitsch” as a gondola ride through the Venetian hotel and casino. Gondola reservations need to be made in person at the hotel. Ticket sales open daily at 9:30 a.m. for the indoor ride and 10:00 a.m. for the outdoor ride. You’ll feel like you’re in Venice…or close enough.
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
The Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art is hailed by many as Vegas’s premier arts institution. The gallery is known for its great collection of contemporary art, and don’t forget to check out the artist studio, where you get the unique opportunity to see artists at work and talk to them about their pieces.
Paris Las Vegas’s Eiffel Tower
The Paris hotel and casino’s stunning replica of the real deal will make you feel like you’re in Paris. Hop on the elevator and have a drink in the Eiffel Tower bar, or opt for the full Eiffel Tower “experience.” On your trip up to the observation deck, an “ambassador” will give you a brief history of Paris Las Vegas while pointing out unforgettable Las Vegas landmarks. The observation deck at the top of the Eiffel Tower offers a stunning 360-degree view of the Las Vegas Valley.
The Bellagio’s Fountain Show
The quintessential “Vegas by night” experience, the Bellagio’s famous fountain show is a must-see. This stunning aquatic show is free and takes place every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and every 15 minutes from 8 p.m. to midnight. Saturday and Sundays have different times, which you can check out on their website.
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