Want to explore the best of the Las Vegas Strip and beyond? We’ve got you covered with our Las Vegas guide straight from our favourite locals.
Our local Flytographers are not only mega talented behind the lens, they’re also in love with their cities! Las Vegas Flytographers Ashley and Talia tell us all about their favourite things to eat, see, and do in the Entertainment Capital of the World, from the glitz and glamour of the Strip to the places only a local would know. Read on for their insider guide to Las Vegas.
Best Restaurants in Las Vegas
Home to tons of celebrity chefs’ namesake restaurants, Las Vegas’ dining scene leaves visitors with no shortage of options. Sin City’s dining scene isn’t just for show either, with tons of dining destinations beyond the celebrity chef circuit. These spots, recommended by locals, are great places to start your Las Vegas food journey.
If you like French food, the intimate, family-owned Ohlala French Bistro is a great hidden local gem.
At Rolled Ice Cream, the name says it all. This unique take on ice cream (yes, it’s rolled) is offered in an astounding variety of flavours (such as potato chip made with house cream and Lays chips) in a fun atmosphere.
Located at the SLS Las Vegas Hotel on the Strip, Bazaar Meat’s unique take on Mediterranean tapas is sure to blow your mind.
Fulton Street Food Hall is not your average restaurant. With tons of different food options made to perfection, this should be your go-to place if you’re with a group who can’t decide what to eat.
If you’re feeling fancy, book a table at Sage in the Aria Hotel. The ambience, service, and food will leave you feeling full and pampered!
Venture away from the Strip to Firefly for some of the city’s best tapas and sangria. Be sure to end your meal with their famous passionfruit cheesecake!
Must See Attractions in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a must see attraction in and of itself. To fully experience the over-the-top-ness of the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” there are a few can’t-miss-or-you-didn’t-really-see-Vegas spots. These must see spots embody everything Las Vegas has come to be known for: nearly non-stop activity and glitz and glamour with a garish edge.
Where do neon signs from the Las Vegas Strip of yesteryear go when they retire? The Neon Museum, of course!
If you want to see the Strip, it doesn’t get more classic than the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, a must-see for any visitor in town!
For a true taste of the spectacle that is downtown Vegas, visit the Fremont Street Experience and zipline high above the action.
For a more mellow scene, don’t miss Container Park, where shipping containers now house shops and galleries with live music, art, and more on scene to entertain.
Things To Do in Las Vegas
Now that you’ve seen the bright and showy side of Vegas, it’s time to enjoy the other side of the city. The city is surrounded by gorgeous — and readily accessibly — nature. Light hiking trails, nature preserves, and day trips to the desert are all within easy reach from Vegas.
There’s more than one way to see Vegas from above. Check out the incredible Hoover Dam and splurge on the helicopter tour for another unforgettable aerial view.
Looking for more kid-friendly fun? The Springs Preserve has it all: sprawling nature preserve, interactive activities, art gallery, natural history museum, and animal habitats!
No Las Vegas guide would be complete without day-tripping to the desert. Valley of Fire, just thirty minutes north of the Strip, is a must for anyone seeking out unforgettable desert vibes. Drive or hike through, but be sure to bring a camera.
Short on time, but dying to see the desert? Red Rock’s scenic loop road makes it easy to see this beautiful rock formation via bike or car. If that’s not enough to get your desert fix, Red Rock Canyon’s miles of glorious trails await you.