Las Vegas Bucket List

Whether it’s for bachelor/bachelorette parties or people looking for some poolside relaxation, summer is prime time for Vegas visitors. As a local, I tend to avoid the craziness that is the Strip, but there are certain things that are worth braving the crowds. When Rob and I first moved here two years ago we made a bucket list of all of everything we wanted to see and experience before the Air Force sends us to another new home. We have checked off quite a few items, but we still have a long way to go—especially since it keeps growing as new restaurants/attractions open!


On the Strip

  • Take a photo in front of the famous sign
  • Go to a dayclub
  • Eat at a celebrity chef’s restaurant
  • See the Bellagio fountain show
  • Ride the High Roller
  • Go to the top of the Stratosphere
  • See a Cirque du Soleil show
  • See the Strip from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit M&M World and Hershey World
  • Go clubbing and stay on the strip so you can get shwaysted
  • Eat a cupcake from the Sprinkles ATM machine
  • Indulge at an all-you-can-eat buffet
  • Drink a frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3
  • See Penn and Teller’s show
  • Zipline at the Rio
  • Chill out at an ice bar
  • Stand on the glass floor at Ghostbar
  • Dance the night away at the Britney Spears show
  • Walk up and down the strip with a frozen yard drink
  • Have a drink on the balcony at Foundation Room
  • See Thunder From Down Under or the Chippendales
  • Go to an award show held at MGM
  • Go ice skating at one of the outdoor rinks during the winter
  • Bet on a sporting event
  • Take a helicopter tour over the Strip
  • Check out the seasonal display at the Bellagio Conservatory
  • See the erupting volcano at the Mirage
  • Ride a gondola at the Venetian
  • Bowl/eat/drink/see a concert at Brooklyn Bowl (yes, all at the same time)
  • Play Sigma Derby (a $0.25 horse racing game) at MGM or The D
  • Try alcohol-infused ice cream at Blvd Creamery at Monte Carlo
  • See a concert at Mandalay Bay Beach
  • Enjoy a meal and bottomless wine at Battista’s Hole in the Wall

Off the Strip

  • Hike at Red Rock
  • Boat on Lake Mead
  • Spend a day at a water park
  • Visit the Pinball Hall of Fame
  • Go on a tour at the Mob Museum
  • See vintage signs at the Neon Museum
  • Go to a 51s game on $1 beer night
  • Take a tour of Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • Visit Hoover Dam
  • Hike Mt. Charleston
  • Pick fresh fruit and vegetables at Gilcrease Orchard
  • See a show at the Smith Center
  • Try a fruity cocktail at Frankie’s Tiki Room
  • See a sporting event at the Thomas & Mack Center
  • Go to First Friday
  • Attend the full weekend of Life is Beautiful
  • Visit Lake Las Vegas
  • Have an F-Bomb cocktail at Atomic Liquor
  • See the Opportunity Village Magic Forest during Christmas
  • Visit the Pawn Stars shop
  • Go to a wedding at a cliché chapel
  • Go down the shark tank waterslide at Golden Nugget
  • Zipline through Fremont Street
  • Vegas Valley Food Tours
  • Shop at Container Park in Downtown LV
  • Order craft cocktails at the speakeasy inside Commonwealth
  • Eat the Guinea Pie at Naked City Pizza

  • kali kingsley

    haha wow. i have done most of the things on your list! good list!

    • haha that doesn’t surprise me, you guys seem like Vegas experts! Let me know if I should add anything :)