How to Spend 2 Days in Las Vegas
Even with only two days to spend in Las Vegas, you can still discover the city’s exciting mix of noteworthy sights, panoramic viewpoints, live shows, and extreme adventures. There's no reason to roll the dice when planning your trip—here's a 2-day itinerary that hits all the essentials for a Sin City adventure. Day 1: Get Acquainted Morning: Start your day with a hop-on hop-off bus tour for an overview of the city, photo ops of the Strip from the open-top bus, and transportation to landmarks such as the Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck and the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck at Paris Las Vegas. Book in advance so you don’t have to wait in line for tickets.
**Afternoon:**Next, spend some time at one of the city’s wildlife or cultural attractions. History buffs will want to head to the Mob Museum or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor, while those traveling with kids might prefer Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage or Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. **Night:**Begin your evening on the High Roller, an observation wheel where you can enjoy happy hour 550 feet (167 meters) in the air. Then head to one of Vegas’ always-popular Cirque du Soleil shows—perhaps The Beatles LOVE for music fans or longtime favorite O at the Bellagio.
Day 2: Get Adventurous Morning: Begin your second day on a high note with a sunrise hot-air balloon ride for a sky-high perspective on this buzzing city. If you prefer something more heart-pounding, take a flight above Red Rock Canyon for a tandem skydiving experience.
**Afternoon:**Then head to the Stratosphere Tower for more thrills with the Unlimited Ride Pass, which provides access to three extreme rides: X-Scream, Insanity, and the Big Shot. Alternatively, experience the desert landscape outside the city on a Hidden Valley ATV tour.
**Night:**Take in the lights of the city on a night tour by open-air Jeep, most of which include a stop at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. For a different perspective and views of the Strip from above, go big with a nighttime helicopter tour. Then hit up some of Sin City’s clubs and lounges with an all-access nightclub pass.