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10 Bucketlist Things To Do In Las Vegas To Have The Trip Of A Lifetime

I don't know why, but everything seems possible when you are in Las Vegas. You kind of become a better version of yourself, more festive and stress-free. It might be the perfect weather, or just the perfect vibe of the destination. I went to Las Vegas with some girlfriends a few years ago back when I was single, and because what happened there naturally stays there, I can't reveal too much about my experience ?.

That said, here's what to do to have the trip of a lifetime the next time you find yourself in the one and only: Las Vegas!

1. Spot a celeb in an exclusive restaurant.

A few well-known spots to bump into a celeb: Giada at The Cromwell (Nicolas Cage was there), Nobu at Caesars Palace (Bradley Cooper likes this place a lot), Martorano’s at Paris Las Vegas (you'll probably bump into Adam Sandler) and Spago at The Forum Shops at Caesars (to see Kris Jenner).

2. Party like a VIP.

It's actually quite easy to get VIP access to any one of the top nightclubs the city, like The Marquee, since there is a lot of club promoters on the Strip. If you pay attention, you'll find pretty awesome offers, which often includes entrance to the club without waiting and drinks. It's also possible to get VIP access by talking to the right people at The Cosmopolitan or at The MGM Grand. Just don't be shy to ask what's happening!

3. Ride the world's tallest Observation wheel.

Open since March 2014, High Roller is a giant (550 ft x 520 ft) wheel, located on the Las Vegas Strip, at The LINQ's outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment promenade. You can also get your adrenaline pumping during one of these outdoor activities.

4. Enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show.

Cirque du Soleil is now an event rooted in the Las Vegas experience. The 90-minute shows run all year long, and each performance is truly unforgettable. Here is the complete events and shows calendar to find the perfect one for you.

5. Discover Vintage Vegas.

The ambiance and the life on the Strip seem so unreal, like a show. If you want to know more about the history and culture of the city, go for a walk in the streets of the old part of Las Vegas. You can get some cool vintage duds at The Attic, one of Las Vegas's best vintage boutique, before stopping at the Mob Museum to learn about the bloody history of the American mafia. Finish your retro day with a vintage diner experience at Tiffany's Café.

6. Spend a day at the pool.

The pools in Las Vegas are absolutely stunning. If you thought that your Cayo Coco pool was cool, wait until you leave your room to relax under the sun, with a delicious cocktail and some international DJ music.

7. Explore Fremont Street.

This street is the second most famous in the Las Vegas Valley, located in the heart of the Downtown casino corridor. The abundance of neon signs is perfect to take Polaroid pictures. It's even possible to do some Zip Lining during your Fremont Street Experience tour.

8. Watch the amazing Bellagio fountain show.

The Bellagio isn't only renowned for having been part of the Ocean's Eleven movie. The Italian-inspired tower is fronted by a man-made 8-acre lake featuring dancing fountains.

9. Observe the city from above.

It is possible to observe the impressive Las Vegas Strip from high-above the air during a helicopter ride. This activity is one of many popular attractions in the city. Here are other fun tours in the area.

10. Up your Instagram game at various museums.

Las Vegas isn't only about gambling, it's also about the arts! The city is full of museums, art galleries and exhibitions to enjoy, or check out the beautiful gardens and incredible architecture during a long walk after a relaxing spa session at any one of the major hotels.

Go to LasVegas.com to start planning your vacation today! If you book things in advance, I swear you'll have the best trip of your life. Now all you have to do is to plan your outfits.

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