There’s no shortage of entertainment, dining and sights to see in Las Vegas. When you aren’t busy checking out the latest products and innovations at the 2021 International Roofing Expo (IRE), there’s plenty to do and see that goes beyond gambling or live performances.
Below are 10 places to add to your must-see list while in Las Vegas. For a full list of places to eat and things to do, visit RC’s IRE page.
Hours and availability are subject to change due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
1. Ride the High Roller
Nearly every photo of Las Vegas features the High Roller. There’s a good reason for that — it’s the world’s largest Ferris wheel! Located at the heart of the Strip, the High Roller is 550 feet tall and houses 28 transparent pods that hold 40 passengers each. Throughout the 30-minute experience, guests are able to see a 360-view of both the Strip and the surrounding valley and mountains.
Info: 3545 South Las Vegas Boulevard | 702-322-0593
2. Dine in ‘Paris’ at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant
Located at the Paris Las Vegas, the Eiffel Tower replica features the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, offering premier French cuisine and stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip.
3. Take a Photo at the 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Sign
The iconic sign, built in 1959, captures everything that is both classic and modern Las Vegas. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the landmark welcomes guests to Sin City just four miles south of the actual city limits.
Info: 5100 Las Vegas Boulevard South
4. Enjoy Cuisine from Wolfgang Puck
At the Lupo restaurant, world renowned chef Wolfgang Puck presents a menu that changes daily and features a modern combination of flavors from the old country. Located at Mandalay Bay.
5. Sneak a Drink at the 1923 Prohibition Bar
Considered one of Las Vegas’ hidden gems, the 1923 Prohibition Bar is a classy and unique bar serving up a wide variety of bourbons, ryes and whiskeys alongside specialty cocktails. Like a real speakeasy, it’s easy to miss — just look for the door by the minus5 bar.
Info: Mandalay Bay | 702-586-8925
6. Check Out The Front Yard, One of Vegas’ Newest Restaurants
The Front Yard is a two-story indoor/outdoor venue with a casual brewpub ambiance featuring an 18-foot big screen TV, a second-floor atrium and dishes incorporating craft beer from the Ellis Island Brewery. Address: 4178 Koval Ln.
7. Zipline Down Fremont Street
There’s plenty to do and see on Fremont Street, with its neon lights and 1,375-foot long LED screen suspended above the street’s outdoor mall, which is lined with hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars and more. Live entertainment happens every evening, and for those seeking some adventure, view the entire street from above on the SlotZilla Zipline.
Info: Fremont Street | 702-678-5600
8. Eat in the Dark at BLACKOUT
Want a unique dining experience unlike any other? Sit in total darkness to boost your sense of taste and smell while eating a delicious meal at BLACKOUT. Address: 3871 S Valley View Blvd #8.
9. Vegas Indoor Skydiving
No need to jump out of a perfectly good plane to experience the thrills of skydiving! With Vegas Indoor Skydiving, you’ll be suspended above a wind tunnel that simulates the weightlessness of skydiving thanks to wind speeds of up to 120 mph. A safety training class is provided beforehand so that guests have the proper knowledge and procedures before taking their faux jump.
Info: 200 Convention Center Dr. | 702-731-4768
10. Try Michelin Star-Worthy Chinese at Wing Lei
Enjoy dishes with Cantonese, Shanghai and Szechuan flavors at Wing Lei, the first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a Michelin Star. Located at The Wynn.