NADA is just around the corner, and with it comes a packed-full agenda of speakers, networking, and private parties. However, if you anticipate any downtime around the show, here’s a list of fun things we found to do in Vegas.
P.S. We tried to keep away from some of the more obvious choices, like gambling at a casino or visiting the Grand Canyon, but this list is not void of other fun touristy destinations! Here are some of the most interesting ideas we came across.
1. Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay
Do you get excited for shark week every year? Well here’s your chance to see some sharks up close and in person (behind glass). Unfortunately there aren’t any great whites – you’ll have to go cage diving for that – but, there are a number of exciting exhibits to see at the Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay, including a couple tunnels with near 360-degree views and a shipwreck exhibit.
They say Paris is the most romantic city in the world, perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend. Since you’ll be at NADA and not Paris, France, you might want to plan a visit to Paris, Las Vegas! There, you can find one of the best views in the city, on the viewing deck at the top of the Eiffel Tower (replica). This could also be a great place to check out one of the Bellagio’s fountain shows, though the accompanying music may be faint.
If you aren’t afraid of heights, or claustrophobic, here’s another great way to see the city. The High Roller Observation Wheel takes you 550 feet above the center of the Vegas Strip with 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley. This is a great corporate team building opportunity, as well as a unique business meet-up spot.
Who isn’t fascinated by the Titanic? Being one of the most famous and devastating shipwrecks in history, it’s a subject many of us want to learn about. There are several Titanic museums and exhibitions across the country, and one happens to be located right in the Luxor Las Vegas. Check out over 250 authentic artifacts, recreations of famous rooms from the ship, and a full-scale recreation of the Grand Staircase.
Las Vegas is densely populated with celebrity chef restaurants. You may already be familiar with a few of them from reality cooking shows, such as Gordon Ramsey’s Hell’s Kitchen and Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar. Regardless of your familiarity with these chefs/restaurants, the food is top notch!
Can’t decide on one restaurant, or want to experience as much as you can while you’re in Vegas? There are a handful of Lip Smacking foodie tours available that allow you to sample 3-4 dishes from 3-4 restaurants (depending on the tour you choose). Additional perks include private tables, no lines, and VIP service.
Nothing more fitting than checking out the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre exhibit over Valentine’s Day weekend! In all seriousness, this place looks fascinating. There are lots of interesting exhibits covering things like the prohibition era, the birth of the mob, and organized crime today.
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