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Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas Attractions
Las Vegas Winter Fun

Top 20+ FUN Things To Do in Vegas
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: The International Consumer Electronics Show (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 130,000 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!

  1. Bellagio - Botanical Gardens & Fountain Water Show
  2. Venetian - Venice in Vegas!
  3. Mirage - Tigers, Dolphins & Volcano
  4. Caesars Palace & Forum Shops
  5. Mandalay Bay - Beach & Ice Bar
  6. Paris & Eiffel Tower View Deck
  7. Fun Las Vegas Restaurants
  8. Vegas Bars & HOT Nightclubs
  9. Las Vegas Shows & Entertainment
  10. Wynn - Lake of Dreams & Ferraris
  11. NY-NY - Roller-Coaster Ride
  12. MGM Grand & Lion Habitat
  13. Palazzo Resort & Lamborghinis
  14. TI (Treasure Island) & Sirens Show
  15. Stratosphere - View & Thrill Rides
  16. Las Vegas Sign - Photo Op
  17. Fremont Street Experience /
    Golden Nugget's Pool "The Tank"
    Sharks and 3-Story Waterslide
  18. Mob Museums
  19. World's Largest Auto Collection
  20. Live Daily Circus Acts
  21. Helicopter Tours
  22. Las Vegas & Grand Canyon Tours


 1. Bellagio - "Fountains
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 rotating exhibitions.

2. Venetian - Venice in Vegas!
Visit St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal Shoppes. Marvel at the spectacular re-creation of Michelangelo's painted ceilings. If you're in Vegas with your honey, enjoy a Romantic Gondola Ride along the Grand Canal and piazzas, complete with a serenading gondolier. Take your kids to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum for a fun interactive experience. Dine or enjoy cocktails at Tao — its restaurant, bar and nightclub offer one of the most visually dramatic settings in Las Vegas.

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 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 Fountain.

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 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).

 6. Paris Las Vegas
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 eye view 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!

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 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 Sushi, Carnegie Deli, Isla 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 Nightclubs
If you're looking for the best place to "chill out" in Vegas, head over to Mandalay Bay's minus 5° Ice Loungeeverything 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 Vegas Bars and Lounges 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 Party.

- Fun Vegas Nightclubs
- Nightclub Hopping Packages

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 9. Las Vegas Entertainment
No trip to Vegas is complete without catching a Vegas Show — enjoy Top-Name Entertainers, Musicals, Magic, Comedy and more! Our favorite shows are "O" Cirque du Soleil, The Beatles LOVE, Le Reve, Jersey Boys, Crazy Girls — ALL the Vegas shows are terrific!

10. Wynn Las Vegas
Where else but at Wynn Las Vegas can you shop under one roof for Manolo Blahnik's and Ferraris! Visit Wynn's Ferrari Maserati Showroom. 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.

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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! Watch the lions and the lion cubs as they interact with each other.

13. Palazzo Resort & Lamborghinis
Palazzo is located next to the Venetian. Enjoy fun "On-the-Strip" dining at Palazzo restaurants. Visit the Strip's only Lamborghini dealership and tour the 20,000-sq-ft showroom — featuring the most exotic cars in the world, including Lamborghini, Bugatti, Spyker, Saleen... and more!

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14. TI (Treasure Island) & TI Show
Treasure Island's "The Sirens of TI" "adult-oriented" (free) outdoor show features sword-fighting, dancing, music, high-diving acrobatics and spectacular pyrotechnics.

15. 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.

16. 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!

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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!

The 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 non-hotel guests. Open 10am-5pm daily.

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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. World's Largest Auto Collection
Visit the World's Largest Auto Collection at Imperial Palace — 200 Antique, Classic and Celebrity Cars are on display.

20. 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.

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21. Helicopter Tours
- Helicopter Tours
- Night Tour over Las Vegas Strip

22. Las Vegas & Grand Canyon Tours
- Las Vegas Tours
- Vegas Night Tours
- Fun Day Trips
- Multi-Day Trips
- Grand Canyon Tours

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Close-up of famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" Sign at night. The world-famous sign is  located just south of the Las Vegas Strip

Views of the Paris Hotel Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas

View of Bellagio's magnificent Water Show at night - it's fantastic...and it's free!

Bright red and orange flames shoot into the sky during the Volcano Eruption at The Mirage, Las Vegas

Outdoor Gondola Rides at The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

Creative floral presentations like this Giant Polar Bear at Bellagio's magnificent Botanical Gardens, located just off the resort's main lobby, Las Vegas

Siegfried & Roy's Snow White Tiger in the Secret Garden at The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada

Beautiful painted domed ceilings at The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas

Trevi Fountain in Las Vegas

X Scream Thrill Ride at Stratosphere Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada


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Enjoying drinks at Margaritaville - the open bar and balcony overlooks Las Vegas Strip

Jumping Dolphin at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage

"Lake of Dream" surreal evening show features a "projection of music and dream sequences" at Wynn Las Vegas

Roller-Coaster looping upside down at NY-NY, Las Vegas

Close-up of Lion at MGM Grand Las Vegas Lion Habitat, Las Vegas, Nevada

Big Shot Thrill Ride at Stratosphere Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Vegas Mob Tour - Fun Las Vegas Night Tours

Fremont Street Experience - Casino's and dazzling neon lights in downtown Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Day Trips departing from Las Vegas, Nevada

Free Fall of Atlantis  Show at the Forum Shops, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

The Hummer Dessert Safari Tour departs from Las Vegas - Fun Family-Friendly Tours

Rides on top of the Tower in Las Vegas

Wax Museum in Las Vegas

Liberace in Las Vegas


We hope you enjoy our recommendations for a FUN Winter trip to Las Vegas. See you there!

 

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