Want to make sure you have the best view of the famous Las Vegas Strip? All you have to do is look out the window as you fly into McCarran International Airport. The lights of this desert oasis are a neon beacon, welcoming visitors from all over the world. Once you deplane, it’s a short bus, taxi, or rental car trek to your Las Vegas adventure.
The Strip offers unparalleled entertainment, dining, and nightlife, but a visit to Las Vegas isn’t complete without seeing Freemont Street. The official downtown Las Vegas, Freemont Street traces its roots back to 1905, when Las Vegas was officially founded. It received the city’s first traffic light and has been aglow ever since! It’s so bright, in fact, that it earned the nickname Glitter Gulch.
And speaking of the famous Vegas lights, have you ever wondered what happens to the signs that once lit the way to hotels and casinos of days past? They can be found resting in the Neon Museum, also known as the Neon Boneyard. This outdoor gallery preserves the art of the neon sign. Take a tour through more than two acres of signage from all over Las Vegas. The museum is open during the day, but to truly enjoy the magnificence of the signs, be sure to visit in the evening. If you’re interested in visiting another uniquely Vegas museum, the Las Vegas Mob Museum is a can’t miss. This interactive experience gives a fascinating and eye-opening history of organized crime and its impact on both Las Vegas and society as a whole.
For more incredible feats of engineering, book a trip to the Hoover Dam. You’ve probably seen it in countless movies and television shows, but there’s nothing like seeing it in person. There are a variety of tours available within the facility and the visitor center. Of course, simply driving over the dam is an incredible experience alone.