Travel — Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Attractions
Las Vegas Winter Fun
Top 20+ FUN Things To Do
in the Winter
Las Vegas is a FUN place to visit anytime of the year and the winter is no exception. In this 24/7 city, many
of the attractions are free and the people-watching is priceless — it's a great place to escape for a long Winter Getaway Weekend.
Note: CES takes place in Las Vegas during the first or second week of January every year — it's the largest consumer electronics show in the U.S., drawing over 165,000 people from around the world... so be prepared for crowds.
We've put together some of our Favorite
Things To Do & See in Las Vegas during the winter months. Click on a link below for
a brief description. Have FUN!
- Bellagio - Botanical Gardens & Fountain Water Show
- Venetian - Venice in Vegas!
- Mirage - Tigers, Dolphins & Volcano
Palace & Forum Shops
Bay - Beach & Ice Bar
- Paris & Eiffel Tower View Deck
- Fun Las
- Vegas Bars & HOT Nightclubs
- Las Vegas
Shows & Entertainment
- Wynn - Lake of Dreams
- NY-NY - Roller-Coaster Ride
- MGM Grand & Lion Habitat
- TI (Treasure Island) & Sirens Show
- Stratosphere - View & Thrill Rides
- Las Vegas Sign - Photo Op
- High Roller - World's Tallest Observation Wheel
- Fremont Street Experience /
Golden Nugget's Pool "The Tank"
and 3-Story Waterslide
- Mob Museums
- Live Daily Circus Acts
- Helicopter Tours
- Las Vegas & Grand
of Bellagio Water Show"
and Indoor Botanical Gardens
No matter what time of year we're visiting Las Vegas, we always make time to see the "Fountains of Bellagio
Water Show" — it's
even more magnificent at night... and it's free! Stroll through Bellagio's
indoor Botanical Gardens and Conservatory — it's gorgeous flowers, plants and trees change with the seasons (our favorite
is during the winter Holiday Season)... and
it's free too! Art lovers will enjoy the Bellagio Gallery
of Fine Art and its
2. Venetian - Venice in Vegas!
Visit St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal
Marvel at the spectacular re-creation
of Michelangelo's painted ceilings. If you're in Vegas with your honey, enjoy a Romantic
Ride along the Grand Canal and piazzas, complete with a serenading gondolier.
Take your kids to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum for a fun
Dine or enjoy cocktails at Tao — its restaurant,
bar and nightclub offer
3. The Mirage - White Tigers, Dolphins and Volcano Show
Visit Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden,
home to some of the world's rarest and most exotic animals, including White
Tigers and Tiger Cubs. Admission
includes entrance into the Dolphin Habitat — be a Dolphin Trainer for the day! Don't miss the Volcano
Show — it's spectacular...
and it's FREE! Visit the Carnegie
Deli — it's
the perfect place to get your "New York Deli fix." The
food is great and the portions are huge, so go with an appetite!
4. Caesars Palace & Forum Shops
If you like to shop (and even if you don't), it's worth a trip
to the Forum Shops — part of the
mall's interior is a recreation of ancient Rome. Enjoy the free Atlantis animatronics
extravaganza show and the Festival
Fountain sound, light and
laser show — fun for kids and big kids too! "Make
a Wish" as you toss a coin into the Trevi
5. Mandalay Bay
Visit the Shark
Reef and "Dive
with the Sharks." Chill
out at minus
5° Ice Bar & Lounge (everything inside is
made of ice!). Enjoy cocktails at Red
Square Vodka Bar. Check out the "Wine Angels" on
the 4-story wine tower at Aureole.
For wonderful Las Vegas views after dark,
visit Mix Lounge atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay (rooftop restaurant open for dinner only). Enjoy a cocktail at dusk and watch Vegas light up at night.
Note: Mandalay Bay's beautiful white
sandy beach/wave pool is closed over the winter season, but its Moorea Beach Club is open (weather permitting).
Want to see some of the best views of Las
Vegas, especially at night? Get tickets to the Eiffel
Tower Experience — the Observation Deck offer spectacular panoramic views. Paris Las Vegas is located
right across from Bellagio, so if you time it right, you can also get a bird's
of Bellagio's Fountain
Water Show — it's especially stunning at night. Dine at Mon
Ami Gabi — it
overlooks the Las Vegas Strip (and has glass-enclosed private and semi-private rooms directly across from the Bellagio Water Show)... and it's fun for people-watching!
7. Fun Las Vegas Restaurants
So many great Vegas Restaurants... so many
choices! A few of our favorites include: Tao, Mesa
Grill (Bobby Flay), Canaletto, Postrio and Spago (Wolfgang
Puck), Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Olives (Todd English), Delmonico's
Steakhouse (Emeril Lagasse), Kokomo's, BLT
Burger, The Palm, PF
Changs (on and
off the Strip), Carnival
World Buffet at Rio, RA
Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Mon
Ami Gabi, and Okada (at
Wynn)... stay tuned for updates.
- Fun Las Vegas Restaurants
- On-the-Strip Patio Dining with view
- Fun Family Restaurants
8. Vegas Bars & HOT
If you're looking for the best place to "chill out" in
Vegas, head over to Mandalay Bay's minus
Lounge — everything inside
is made of ice! Another fun Mandalay Bay hot spot is Red
Square Vodka Bar — enjoy over
100 varieties of vodka. Some
of our Favorite
include: Tao (Venetian), Margaritaville (bar
and balcony overlooks the Strip),and Revolution
and Rhumbar (at The Mirage)...
Guys who enjoy gambling may want to check out "The
Pleasure Pit" at Planet Hollywood — according
to its Chairman, Robert Earl, "it's the best and
naughtiest place to gamble in Las Vegas!" Blackjack
and Roulette is dealt by lingerie-clad ladies and Go-Go "pole"
dancers — only in Vegas! Sounds like a FUN place for a Bachelor
- Fun Vegas Nightclubs
- Nightclub Hopping Packages
9. Las Vegas Entertainment
No trip to Vegas is complete without catching a Vegas
Show — enjoy top-name entertainers, musicals, magic, comedy and more! ALL
the Vegas shows are terrific!
10. Wynn Las Vegas
Surreal doesn't even begin to
describe the Lake of Dreams "evening" show
— it shimmers over the lake with 4,000 color-changing lights and
magnificent special effects. This fun show is open to the public and it's
free! Come back to Wynn Resort during warmer weather to enjoy its picturesque canal-like
pools and private cabanas.
11. NY-NY (New York-New York)
If you like Roller-Coasters, you're gonna love
this one! Speeds reach up to 67mph with steep climbs up to 203 feet and thrilling
drops to 144 feet.
We recommend you eat afterwards.
Walk across the pedestrian bridge (between NY-NY and MGM) to MGM Grand
Hotel & Casino — you
get a great view of the Strip from here, so don't forget your camera.
12. MGM Grand & Lion Habitat
Visit MGM Grand's Lion Habitat — it draws over one million visitors a year!
the lions and the lion cubs as they interact with each other.
13. TI (Treasure Island) & TI Show
Island's "The Sirens of TI" "adult-oriented" (free) outdoor show features sword-fighting, dancing,
music, high-diving acrobatics and spectacular pyrotechnics.
14. Stratosphere Views & Thrill Rides
At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding
observation tower in the US. Enjoy panoramic views of
the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding valley. Make your kids
happy — The Stratosphere boasts
the World's Four Highest Thrill Rides — Sky Jump, X Scream, Big Shot and Insanity the Ride.
15. Las Vegas Sign
Visit the famous "Welcome
to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign during your trip to Vegas and take a souvenir
photo — it's one of the most recognized signs in the world!
16. High Roller — Giant Ferris Wheel
High Roller, a 550-foot-tall observation-style wheel (taller than the London Eye and China's Singapore Flyer) opened on March 31, 2014. The 51-story high wheel rises up between the Flamingo and Harrah's resorts, across from Caesars Palace. Taking up to 1,120 passengers at one time, the 28 spherical air-conditioned glass-enclosed cabins will hold up to 40 people each and take 30 minutes to make one revolution. No smoking or eating is allowed; but a drink is OK — this is Vegas after all!
17. Fremont Street Experience
and "The Tank" and Waterslide
at the Golden Nugget
Only in Las Vegas! Be sure to visit the Fremont
Street Experience—a high-tech light-and-sound extravaganza — it's
the World's Largest
Laser Computer-Driven Light Show. And yes... it's Free!
Golden Nugget Pool "The Tank" & Waterslide is
another FUN attraction in the Fremont Street
area. Open year-round (weather permitting), the heated pool "shark tank" and 3-story
secured waterslide draws over 250,000 visitors
a year — it's the only one of its kind in the U.S. Daily
admission fee for
Open 10am-5pm daily.
18. Mob Museums
What better place than Vegas for a Mob Museum... or two! "Las Vegas Mob Experience" (a rival mob museum tied to the daughter of the famed Chicago mob boss Sam Giacana) is located at the Tropicana Casino)... and "The Las Vegas Museum
of Organized Crime
and Law Enforcement" (opens February 2012) in the old downtown federal courthouse (the site of the 1950 mob hearings led by Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee).
19. Live Daily Circus Acts
— Carnival Midway at Circus-Circus
Experience the world's largest permanent circus — bring your kids along to see live Circus Acts on the Carnival Midway at Circus-Circus. Performances are daily at 11am.
20. Helicopter Tours
- Helicopter Tours
- Night Tour over Las Vegas Strip
21. Las Vegas & Grand Canyon Tours
- Las Vegas Tours
- Vegas Night Tours
- Fun Day Trips
- Multi-Day Trips
- Grand Canyon Tours