This would actually make for a pretty fun day if you wanted to start at one end of the Strip and see each spot on our list until you reach Downtown Las Vegas. If that's your plan, make sure you look into The Deuce double decker bus that runs up and down the strip all day and late into the evening. For one price you can board it as many times as you like.
- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
Located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, it's officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although it's in the middle of two busy streets, they have provided safe access to take photos.
- Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
- Fountains at Bellagio
It's best to see this show at night but they do have show during the day as well.
- Bellagio Botanical Gardens
The garden is cared for by close to 100 gardners that make changes throughout the year. This isn't normally my thing, but I still make a trip to see it every now and then.
- Fall of Atlantis Show at Caesars Palace
- Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo
- The High-Roller at The LINQ Promenade
Named the tallest observation wheel in the world. For an extra fee, you can drink all you want at the bar during the 30 minute ride.
- In-N-Out Burger at The LINQ Promenade
If you aren't from the west coast, you probably haven't had an In-N-Out burger. This location is the only one on the Las Vegas Strip. Give a Double Double and try and see if it lives up to the hype.
- The Volcano at The Mirage
Another attraction that's best seen at night.
- The Venetian Canals
While this isn't my favorite of the must see sites, there are some good restaurants and bars that are around this attraction.
- Adventuredome at Circus Circus
If amusement parks are your thing, this is certainly a fun place to visit. And with everything being indoors, it's a great way to beat the heat in the summer months.
- Stratosphere Tower
For the view alone, it's worth taking the elevators up to the observation deck. And if you're daring and unafraid, there are several rides that will challenge your nerves of steal.
- Gold and Silver Pawn Shop
Okay, I'll list this one just because people have seen it on TV, but the reality is, you'll have to wait in line and it's unlikely you'll see anyone from the show unless you're there on the rare occasion they're actually shooting an episode.
- Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas
First let me start by saying that I love Downtown Las Vegas. They have partially held on to the old Las Vegas feel instead of the cold impersonal feeling you get at the resorts run by huge corporations on the Strip.
- Downtown Container Park
40 repurposed shipping containers for specialty shops and a bar or two. You can also see the fire breathing praying mantis sculpture from (originally created for Burning Man) out front.
- The Neon Museum
It's not really my cup of tea, but if you want to be a bit nostalgic, this is your spot. The guided tour takes about an hour and you'll see exactly what you think you would see on a tour like this.