Top 14 Things to do in Las Vegas

Top 14 Things to do in Las Vegas

Looking for what do in Las Vegas when you visit? Whether you’re interested in playing on the casino floor or finding a family-friendly activity to do, there is plenty of fun to be found no matter what you choose.

Take Your Pick of Vegas Experiences

Gaming Lessons

A classic Las Vegas attraction is gambling and even if you’re not familiar with how to play any games, you’re in luck. The Venetian Resort offers complimentary lessons from gaming professionals. Learn the ins and outs of popular table games: craps, blackjack, roulette, and poker. The classes are held in the The Venetian casino in the gaming pit across from the cashier before noon most days and select classes are available in the evening, poker lessons are held in poker room at The Venetian. If you’re not sure what to do in Las Vegas when it comes to gambling, take advantage of this great opportunity. Make sure to ask the dealers questions and you’ll be placing bets on the casino floor in no time.

Venetian Gondolas

From architecture to art—they’ve really thought of everything when it came to creating an authentic Italian experience in the middle of the Strip. You can even ride down the Grand Canal in a Venetian gondola which includes your very own singing gondolier. It’s one of the most unique things to do in Las Vegas and the most charming. There’s both an indoor and outdoor gondola ride available, each offers its own sights but are equally romantic, captivating, and filled with wonderful moments. And if you’re feeling adventurous you can learn how to be a gondolier at Gondola University. Classes are offered daily and it’s one of the most fun things to do in Vegas. In just a few hours your gondolier instructor will teach you all you need to know about piloting a gondola and you’ll receive a degree certificate along with a few special extras.

Madame Tussauds

The lifelike wax figures at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas attraction are breathtakingly realistic. You can take pictures of yourself hanging out with movie stars, super heroes, famous athletes, music icons, and be the envy of all your friends back home. Now you can experience their Virtual Room, recruit your squad of two to four people and transcend through space and time to save the world. As one of the most fun things to do in Vegas, you’ll journey through historic moments, solving puzzles and overcoming timed challenges along the way with the help of your teammates.

Canyon Ranch spa + fitness

Sometimes the most fun things to in Las Vegas are about finding the best places to relax. Look no further than Canyon Ranch® As one of the world’s largest spas their environment is centered around Aquavana®, a European-inspired aqua thermal oasis with multiple rooms designed to sooth muscles and rid your body of toxins. You can also enjoy seasonal services that can enhance facials, massages, scrubs, or body wraps. There’s even salon and barber services available so you can complete your relaxing day feeling refreshed from your head to your toes.

Canyon Ranch fitness

At Canyon Ranch, this is where daily workouts meet lifelong wellness goals. By providing all you could ever need, you can make healthy choices as part of your fun things to do in Las Vegas. With two fully-equipped state-of-the-art gyms, you have access to free weights, kettlebells, battle ropes, cardio machines, spin bikes, and daily fitness classes. Drop into any class for $20, there’s always something new to try like Salt Grotto Yoga or Country Line Dancing. 

Rock Climbing

For adrenaline enthusiasts looking for rock climbing in Vegas, Canyon Ranch also has a 40-foot indoor rock wall for you to scale. There are few exercises that can activate and train a diverse range of muscles like rock climbing can, nearly all of your body’s muscles are engaged in the process. While all of the pushing, pulling, and lifting involved mimics aspects of resistance training, climbing is an excellent cardiovascular workout. So if you’re looking for unique Las Vegas attractions and you want to challenge yourself, head over to Canyon Ranch and find a path to conquer on their rock wall.

Luxury Shopping

One of the many things to do in Las Vegas that you wouldn’t expect is all the great shopping opportunities. The Grand Canal Shoppes® have become a destination for travelers to enjoy some of the best shopping in Las Vegas. They have over 160 signature stores with dozens of luxury brands. Indulge in the latest fashions and designs of Tory Burch, Michael Kors, and Louis Vuitton. And when you’ve worked up an appetite after all that retail therapy, there are a variety of restaurants you can choose from to satisfy your cravings.

The Pools

Lounging poolside is a must on every traveler’s list of things to do in Vegas and you should take full advantage of the 1.2 acres of pool deck at The Venetian Resort. There are 10 pools to choose from and each provides a unique experience, ideal for splashing around or relaxing in the sun. Elevate your time by the pool with a cabana full of amenities, including Wi-Fi, a refrigerator stocked with water, air conditioning, and more. You can also book a massage through Canyon Ranch for the ultimate way to unwind in the sunshine.

minus5º Ice Experience

Minus5° has made the impossible a reality with their ice experience and it’s without a doubt one of the coolest things to do in Las Vegas. Named for its constant frosty climate, the bar features over 90 tons of ice that’s hand crafted into interactive sculptures. Even the glasses are made from ice so you can enjoy your beverage at the best temperature. They’re continuously reinventing the space throughout the year by creating new exhibits so beat the heat and head to the Minus5° ice experience the next time you’re in Vegas.


Las Vegas has many sides to experience and when the sun sets, a whole host of things to do come to life. One of the most innovative cocktail programs on the Strip is right at The Venetian Resort. Award-winning bartender Sam Ross has designed each of the vastly different cocktail menus at The Dorsey, Rosina, and Electra. Each venue has its own visionary décor that’s enhanced by the extensively trained bartenders that have learned from directly from Sam Ross. Lounge by the fireside at The Dorsey with their most popular drink the Penicillin, made with Scotch, fresh lemon, ginger, honey, and Islay float while listening to hip-hop classics. Find yourself in Rosina after 9:00 p.m. and you’ll be offered a world famous French chocolate from Debauve & Gallais that will pair perfectly with your cocktail of choice. Don’t forget to indulge in Rosina’s Champagne Call Button, with a simple press of a button you can top off your flute with ease. Electra completes the trio of bars with a high energy atmosphere that keeps the party going. Sip on a Charging Station as you admire the 40-foot digital wall, showcasing custom artwork that transforms throughout the night. One of the classic things to do in Las Vegas that you shouldn’t miss out on is enjoying the incredible nightlife.

TAO Nightclub

TAO is more than a nightclub, their Asian Bistro combines culinary cuisines from China, Japan, and Thailand creating a range of dishes from the sea, sky, and land to savor. To get the full experience, make a night of it and book a dinner and nightlife package. You’ll receive a three course dinner and a VIP table at the Nightclub with one bottle and mixers. Alternatively, you can book a V.I. We deal where you have access to an area of the club with shared tables, open seating, and bottles that will be replenished throughout the night for a unique way to indulge at one of the best Las Vegas nightclubs. When you’re in the mood to dance and you’re not sure where to go, TAO Nightclub is one of the most fun things to do in Vegas where you can catch the most sought after DJs.

Virtual Room

Virtual Room: Las Vegas. A Vegas VR experience of virtual reality 3D plus the thrill of an escape room. Go on an action-packed adventure with your team (2, 3 or 4 players). In your own dedicated room, you are encouraged to work as a team to solve puzzles and challenges. Feel immersed in the game as you interact and communicate with your team in real time and in virtual reality.  Experience the best Virtual Room: Las Vegas has to offer with family, friends, and co-workers. Your VR escape room experience that is guaranteed to give no motion or seasickness. Email


There’s plenty of Vegas attractions, but there’s nothing like live entertainment on the Strip. Eating, gambling, and seeing shows are classic things to do in Las Vegas and The Venetian Resort is always showcasing a range of world-class talent. Check back often to see what’s happening in our theatre venues and plan your next night out.

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