Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Las Vegas? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Vegas?”
There are two versions of Vegas. First, you’ve got the Sin City moniker, the champagne-waterfall, craps-table-until-sunrise, buffet-full-of-lobster, crazy-bachelor-weekend Vegas — the stuff of Hollywood lore straight out of The Hangover. But that’s just the Strip. Then, there’s what you might call “real” Vegas, full of creative eateries, oddball museums and some of the best street art you’ll find anywhere. But this isn’t a “bad vs. good” soapbox moment. Because both Vegases are worthwhile. And you’ll want to see both, as long as you’re sober enough to take them on. So, grab your sunglasses and Advil. These are the best things to do in Las Vegas right now.