Las Vegas is one of the most exciting places to visit in the world. With hundreds of activities to enjoy, shows to see, and casinos to visit, knowing what to do on a weekend away on the Vegas strip can be overwhelming.
A quick weekend getaway should be stress-free, relaxing, enjoyable, and tons of fun.
Choose a few things from the best ideas for what to do in Vegas this weekend on the Vegas strip.
Keep reading below…
Things to Do in Vegas Now and This Weekend on the Strip
See a Cirque Show
The most famous and best-attended shows in Las Vegas are the Cirque du Soleil Shows.
These performances are world-renowned, award-winning, and all completely unique. We recommend catching O at the Bellagio, Mystere at TI, and the Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.
If you only have time for one show while you are in Las Vegas, make it a Cirque show.
Experience a Nightclub
Las Vegas is known for the vibrant nightlife and if you love to party, you must have a drink and dance at one of the hottest dance clubs on the strip.
XS at Encore, Omnia at Caesar’s Palace, Hakassan, or Zouk nightclub opening fall 2021 at resorts world are some of our favorite nightclubs on the strip.
Women can often get in for free or at a lower cost than men and make sure you dress your best if you want to be allowed in!
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See Some Art
You might not go to Las Vegas expecting to tour fine art museums; however, Las Vegas has some of the most amazing collections and exhibitions in Nevada.
The ARIA Fine art collection is where you can find art installations, sculptures, paintings, and more.
The larger-than-life 40-foot-tall dancing woman sculpture, Bliss can be seen at MGM Resorts and is a great example of both grace and strength.
You can also wander through the Bellagio Museum of Fine Art where you can see some of the best artists in the world on exhibit or head to the Cosmopolitan Hotel where you can view some of the best contemporary art you have ever seen.
Ride One of the Largest Observations Wheels
The High Roller is one of the largest observations wheels in the world and one of the best family-friendly activities to enjoy in Las Vegas.
The Ferris wheel is 550 feet tall and owned by Caesar’s Entertainment. You will get to spend 30 minutes taking in magnificent 360-degree views of the Las Vegas strip.
This thrill ride allows you to zipline cross the LINQ promenade from the top of a 12-story platform more than 1,000 feet above the strip all the way to the High Roller.
This family-friendly ride is an adrenaline rush that everyone will enjoy.
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Shop until You Drop
Some of the best shopping in the country can be found on the Las Vegas Strip. You will find luxury designers, popular brands, chain stores, and boutiques throughout the hotels and shopping centers that are on the Strip.
Some of the best are the Forum Shops, Miracle Mile Shops, The Shops at Crystals, The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, Wynn Plaza Shops, Town Square Las Vegas, The Showcase Mall, Fashion Show Mall, and The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian.
Laugh Out Loud
Comedy is available all hours of the day on the Las Vegas strip with Absinthe, Piff the Magic Dragon, Carrot Top, Terry Fator, and more.
These top comedians are in residence on the strip and shows are available multiple times per day throughout the week.
Comedy shows are often one of the more affordable entertainment options on the strip as well.
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Explore New Vegas Hotels
One of the best things about the Las Vegas Strip is the ever-changing environment. While some hotels are staples on the strip, others have come and gone, making way for new, innovative resorts and casinos.
Resorts World is one of the hottest hotels that are brand-new to the strip. Resorts World is modern, high-tech, and has an urban atmosphere.
The recently rebranded Park MGM, and newer Cosmopolitan are two other hotels you should visit for something new.
Thrill Rides at The Strat
When you are looking for what to do in Las Vegas this weekend, you will not regret heading all the way down the strip to the newly rebranded, The Strat. There are three thrill rides at The Strat that will get your adrenaline pumping—X-Scream, Big Shot, and Insanity.
All these rides take you more than 800 feet in the air above the iconic Las Vegas Strip. You will get some of the most amazing views of Nevada and the strip—If you can keep your eyes open!
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
Some people say there is no place more romantic than Paris, but you can get a little piece of that romance right here on the strip.
Sin City can be full of love when you visit the Eiffel Tower viewing deck at Paris Las Vegas. You will enjoy amazing 360-degree views of the glittering strip lights from 46 stories high.
Gondola Rides at Venetian
The Venetian is known for being one of the most romantic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and a gondola ride with a personal rower will make you feel like you are floating through the canals in Italy.
Gondola rides are also a fun activity to enjoy with your kids and family that will be whimsical and enchanting.
See Some Free Sights
One thing that many people do not realize is that Las Vegas can be a ridiculously cheap vacation.
There are many free attractions in Las Vegas that the entire family can enjoy such as the Bellagio fountains, Mirage volcano, Welcome to Vegas sign, Wynn Lake of Dreams, and more.
You can easily catch most of these shows simply by walking up and down the strip in the evening.
If you want to keep the party going during the day, you should check out a day club or vegas pool party
Wet Republic and Encore Beach Club are two of the best pool parties in Vegas and often feature some of the biggest named DJs/producers including Tiesto, Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Diplo, and more.
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The sports scene in Las Vegas is as hot as the gambling tables.
Go to a Raiders game at Allegiant Stadium or a Golden Knights NHL game at the T-Mobile Arena. UFC fans love attending matches in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena or boxing at the Convention Center.
There’s also a superb Women’s NBA Team—ACES that play at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Top Golf Vegas Entertainment
Top Golf is one of the best sports entertainment centers that is taking the United States by storm. You will feel as though you are out on the green golf course while hitting microchipped golf balls at the screen.
Find out if your swing can compete with the pros by spending a fun-filled day at TopGolf. There is even room for private parties and events.
Recap on Fun and Exciting This to Do in Las Vegas This Weekend
You can pack a lot into a weekend trip to Las Vegas and still have time to eat at a celebrity chef restaurant, throw a few bucks into a slot machine, and take a walk down Fremont Street.
There are so many things to do in one weekend in Sin City that you will be eager to keep coming back for more weekends to come.