What to do in Vegas on your First Night?

The first night you spend in Las Vegas may feel a bit overwhelming. Since you will be visiting one of the liveliest, brightest, and most exciting cities in the world, you may have dozens of different ideas about how to spend your first night in Las Vegas.

Should you go to a show? Should you take a tour of the city? What do you do? Check out the top things you can do in Las Vegas on your first night there.

Cirque du Soleil Shows

Las Vegas is well known for its original and creative acrobatic shows featuring death-defying stunts. Cirque du Soleil is the production company best known for creating elaborate and exciting acrobatic shows in Las Vegas. Their shows feature athletic performances and thrilling stunt work you cannot see anywhere else. The acrobats’ high-octane choreography and non-stop energy make Cirque du Soleil shows worth visiting on your first Vegas night.

The six Cirque du Soleil shows featuring acrobatics are Ka, Mad Apple, Mystere, O, The Beatles Love, and Michael Jackson ONE. Besides Cirque’s acrobatic shows, check out two other renowned acrobatic shows: Wow – The Vegas Spectacular and Blue Man Group. The incredible energy of their acrobatic performances is worth seeing.

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Helicopter Night Tour

How would you like to tour the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas from a helicopter during your first night in Las Vegas? If this sounds exciting, reserve your seat on a Las Vegas Night Flight Helicopter Tour for your preferred date and time.

The helicopter will fly past several iconic and brightly lit Las Vegas hotels and attractions. Some include the New York-New York Hotel, the MGM Grand Hotel, the Mirage Hotel, the STRAT Tower, Caesar’s Palace, and many other memorable sites. And since it’s nighttime, you will witness a sea of glittering neon lights on the ground as you fly over them.

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Visit the Las Vegas Sign

The “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign has been a popular tourist attraction in Las Vegas since installed in 1959. The sign is at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip, where tourists love to stop and take pictures of their friends and family members standing next to it.

Visit the Las Vegas sign on your first night to symbolize your memorable trip to Las Vegas. It is better to visit the sign at night anyways because you get to see it illuminate in the darkness with the dazzling lights of the buildings in the background. You may even be surprised by some talented Elvis Presley impersonators too.

The High Roller Observation Wheel

Would you like to ride one of the tallest observation wheels in the world at nighttime? Stop outside the LINQ Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to find the 550-foot-tall High Roller Observation Wheel. It is easy to spot because of its incredible height and width.

Guests enter a 360-degree glass cabin large enough to fit up to 29 people. It has video screens and audio speakers to enhance the entertainment experience. After about 15 minutes, the cabin reaches the top of the wheel overlooking the entire Strip. Then it takes another 15 minutes to return to the ground.

The High Roller is even better to ride at nighttime because it features more than 2000 LED lights illuminating throughout the circumference of this extremely tall wheel. It is a much more magical ride to experience at night versus the day.

Tournament of Kings

On your first night in Las Vegas, the best show to see is an action-packed dinner show called Tournament of Kings. It is a popular show with a medieval theme at King Arthur’s Arena of the Excalibur Hotel. The 90-minute production showcases medieval knights and jousters battling each other in the arena as the surrounding audience watches and cheers on the warriors. What better way to spend your first night in Las Vegas?

Another reason to see Tournament of Kings is the delicious complimentary dinner offered to each guest as they watch the show. The menu includes a slow-roasted Cornish hen, a fresh dinner roll, corn on the cob, lemon pepper roasted potatoes, an apple square, and numerous other vegetarian and vegan-friendly food selections.

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Walk the Las Vegas Strip

Take a walk on the Las Vegas Strip during your first night in the city. It will allow you to familiarize yourself with the most notable hotels and attractions on this legendary section of Las Vegas Blvd.

You can witness a few free outdoor attractions along your walk on the Las Vegas Strip, such as the Bellagio Fountains outside the Bellagio Hotel and the Volcano outside the Mirage Hotel. The Bellagio Fountains feature approximately 4,792 illuminating lights and 1,214 water nozzles to put on a spectacular water and light show. The Mirage Volcano is a manufactured volcano that erupts periodically throughout the night. 

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Now you know all the wonderful ways you can spend your first night in Las Vegas. If you plan your travel itinerary properly, you may be able to fit all of these shows and activities into your first night. Make early reservations for the shows, tours, and rides to ensure you can experience them all in one night.

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