From zip lines and car racing to the Bellagio's world-famous fountains and the Mandalay Bay Beach, experiencing all of Las Vegas' attractions is like riding a roller coaster, which you can do because we have those, too.
You could move here and live to the age of 100 and you still wouldn't run out of things to do in Las Vegas. In addition to the casinos and shows, there are zoos, theaters, aquariums and galleries. And even those are ever changing.
And no two Las Vegas attractions are alike. The Mob Museum offers a glimpse into Vegas' illustrious and notorious past, while the Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage offers a glimpse into the undersea world far away from our desert landscape. Live the life of a race-car driver or fighter-jet pilot. Imagine yourself a pro golfer. Or paddle up to the Hoover Dam in a kayak.
The attractions in Vegas prove that you don't know nearly as much as you think you do about what there is to do here. Trust us. You don't. Even locals are regularly amazed at all the new things to see and do in Las Vegas.
Dark, mysterious and alluring -- Tao Nightclub is all this and more.
Tao remains one of the hottest nightlife and dining spots in Las Vegas ever since opening in 2005 and shows no signs of slowing down, attracting celebrity guests, hot musical talent and crowds on a regular basis. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, there is more than likely a line of out the door stretching into the Venetian -- and for good reason. Luckily, it does move pretty quickly and smoothly and so you'll be in the club before you know it.
The first floor has several booths, a bar and cool Asian-inspired touches that give Tao its atmosphere. The mood is set by eclectic details like candles lit throughout the venue, a woman lounging in a tub of rose petals and a large Buddha statue (with smaller Buddhas also scattered throughout) by the dining room and lounge area.
Waiting in line to start the night at the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub, it might seem like the party is going on below you. From the frantic beeping of slot machines to the roving fun of Masquerade Village that's taking place just over the railing, it's an easy mistake to make.
But the great part about VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is that the party is actually above you, 51 stories up, in a place not visible just yet. And any celebration going on around a video poker machine basically pales in comparison.
VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub has been around for a little while and has built up a following with a few different age groups. It doesn't seem to skew so heavily in one direction that anyone feels alienated or uncomfortable. It's also not solely large-group central. It's just as easy to spot a couple sharing a quiet smooch on the patio as it is to find a group of raucous 30-somethings in town to celebrate a bachelorette party.
As the largest of Aria's nightlife attractions, Haze draws crowds every night it's open -- in part due to a regular influx of special musical guests, celebrities and DJs including Ludacris, LMFAO and Laidback Luke.
The club is modestly-sized, with an elevated DJ booth directly facing the dance floor. On the other side of the DJ booth, there are a few VIP tables, with another row of VIP tables to the right.
Haze has three bars -- two downstairs and one upstairs, and you'll actually find that a lot of the people gravitate toward the secondary room where one bar is located, or just hang around the main bar close to the dance floor. These aren't quite separate from the rest of the club, so they don't exactly have their own separate vibe like at a club with fully distinct rooms, but they do give you an alternative spot to get comfortable at.
The stunning Ghostbar feels as if it's hovering over Vegas, keeping itself far apart from the whirling chaos below. Located high upon the 55th floor of the swanky Palms, this cutting edge club boasts an unbelievable view of the glittering Strip and much of the Las Vegas valley.
But truly, Ghostbar offers more than a spectacular view -- it's an absolutely fun and super-hip place to chill in style, enjoy a cocktail and listen to some great rock and trip-hop music. The room is a model of geometry and design. It is perfectly rectangular and is decked out with space-age bachelor-pad type furnishings of a classic mid-century mode. And the savvy clientele lounging on those flashy silver divans and chairs is as cool as the decor.
You'll feel totally in touch with Vegas' slick vibe when you're standing on the transparent glass section of Ghostbar's patio, looking straight down to the pool area hundreds of feet below. It's vertigo in the very best sense. It's thrilling. Warning: if you're afraid of heights, you might choose to indulge in one of Ghostbar's cocktails before you try this.