Las Vegas can be overwhelming if you don't have an itinerary. There is so much to see and experience in the city, from world-class casinos and shopping centres to dazzling attractions and live shows. If you only have 48 hours in Sin City, follow one of these itineraries to make the most of your trip.
Two Days of Special Attractions
Start your first day exploring the Silverton Hotel's outstanding aquarium, home to over 5,000 exotic sharks, fish and sting rays. Next, head over to the Luxor Hotel to admire the treasures of King Tutankhamen’s Tomb and Museum.
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Walk over to the nearby MGM Grand Hotel to gaze at wildlife through the glass at the Lion Habitat, then check out the penguins, turtle, flamingos and koi fish at the Flamingo.
If you are feeling gutsy, take a ride on Speed, the explosive roller coaster at the Sahara Hotel. Take a break for lunch at the hotel's fabulous buffet, where delicious seafood, pasta, Asian foods, barbecue and pizza are served at stations for an affordable price.
Next, head over to the Imperial Palace to gamble against the stars. There, impersonator dealers make you feel like you are playing blackjack with celebrities like Janet Jackson, Dolly Parton, Ricky Martin, Elvis and others.
When the sun starts to set on your first day in Vegas, walk over to the Bellagio to see over 1,000 nozzles shoot water choreographed to lights and songs. The stunning spectacle is a great way to end your first day.
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Spend your second day at the Las Vegas Mini Grand Prix, which includes four kart racing tracks, large slides, an extensive arcade and a mini roller coaster. For even more thrills, head to the Adventuredome at the Circus Circus Hotel. The five-acre theme park has roller coasters, water rides and more, and admission is free.
Two Days of Arts and Culture
Las Vegas has a vibrant arts and culture scene. Start exploring it at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, where beautiful portraits and landscapes by American artists are displayed. Next, visit the Tropicana Hotel to learn about the Titanic at its 25,000-square foot exhibit dedicated to the ship and its sinking.
Spend the afternoon exploring the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, which is home to some of the world's most impressive works of fine art. In the evening, tour the Liberace Museum, dedicated to one of Las Vegas's most celebrated performers.
During your second day in the city, visit the Las Vegas Art Museum to discover some local talents and international art gems. Follow that with a visit to Valentino's Zoot Suit Collection, featuring a huge display of clothing from the 1940's and 1950's.
Finally, take in one of Las Vegas's fantastic shows. There is a show for everyone's taste, from the Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil and Criss Angel to Celine Dion, the Jersey Boys and Tony and Tina's Wedding.
Written by Darren W.
Las Vegas and the casinos are definitely Darren's favourite travel destinations. Darren works as a web designer and is a game enthusiast. His latest addiction is the ‘King Kong’ on www.playfreeonlinegames.tv . Darren also writes reviews on the latest released games.