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Located on the bustling Las Vegas Strip, Skylofts at MGM Grand is within walking distance of some of the most recognizable attractions in Sin City. You could spend days checking out all of the great shops, museums and restaurants on the Strip, but we’ve compiled a list of the best — and most classic — Las Vegas activities you’ll want to check out during your stay at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel:
1. See the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Vegas is a city famous for its replicas. Our favorite? The 460-foot Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. It’s about half the size of the original in France, but the view from the top is still impressive. A windowed elevator zooms 50 floors up to the open-air observation deck, which boasts 360-degree views of the city skyline. If you head to the west-facing deck, you can catch a water show at the Fountains of Bellagio; they start every 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the time of day.
2. See a Cirque du Soleil show. Las Vegas offers plenty of over-the-top performances and an overwhelming variety of shows within a small radius. That holds true for Cirque du Soleil. The seven permanent Cirque shows in Vegas include KÀ at the MGM Grand and the aquatic-themed O at the Bellagio.
3. Ride on a gondola. For a little piece of Europe in the desert, head to the Venetian and take a gondola ride. You can choose to ride in the indoor or outdoor canals, and though you’ll pass by glamorous shops instead of historic buildings, we’re sure it won’t detract from the romantic appeal.
4. Head to Adventuredome. If you’re traveling with children, the Adventuredome is a great bet for all-day entertainment. It’s the largest indoor amusement park in the United States and is the perfect refuge from the beating sun during the summer. Located at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, the park offers 25 rides and attractions suitable for a variety of ages and heights. The Canyon Blaster roller coaster is one of the most popular thrill rides at the park with a death-defying double-loop track.
5. Visit the wedding district. Even if you’re not getting married, you can still enjoy watching couples getting hitched in Las Vegas’ infamous wedding district on the Strip. The Little White Wedding Chapel is among the most famous sites to say, “I do,” with an iconic wedding drive-through. Celebrity couples Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow in the 1960s and Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in the 1980s have tied the knot at this great spot for people-watching.