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One Day in Las Vegas Itinerary - Experience Vegas in a Day for Under $100

Heading to Las Vegas with limited time to explore and wondering what to do? You’re in luck, because we have some great advice for where to go and what to see if you have only one day in Las Vegas. We put together a sample one day itinerary designed to showcase a few of the best Las Vegas highlights with limited time. This one day itinerary includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Las Vegas Sightseeing Tour
  • High Roller Observation Deck at the LINQ
  • Fountains at Bellagio (free!)
  • Show at V Theater

Spending more time in Sin City? Then take a peek at one of our weekend in Las Vegas or popular 3 day itineraries.

Save on Attraction Admission

With a 3-Choice Las Vegas Explorer Pass you can visit these great attractions all while saving on combined admission vs. paying at the gate. Remember, this one day itinerary is just one of many ways to experience Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Explorer Pass gives you the flexibility to create your own itinerary, so you can choose from dozens of top attractions and create a vacation tailored to your interests.

Stop #1: Big Bus Las Vegas Sightseeing Tour

This Hop-On Hop-Off bus is the perfect introduction to Las Vegas. More than a city bus tour, it will take you up and down the Strip past all the most iconic landmarks and provides a convenient way to get around and see lots of places along the Strip quickly. Your guide will provide fun facts about the city's history and culture and give you some insider insights and suggested points of interest along the way. Tip: Check out our guide for getting around Las Vegas with Big Bus before your visit. Bus tour highlights include the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign, the Golden Nugget, and Fremont Street. Passengers will see lots of legendary hotels and casinos, Miracle Mile, the malls, museum, monuments, and more along the Strip. Getting In: Big Bus Las Vegas Hop-On Hop-Off Day Tour tickets are available as an option on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Stop #2: High Roller Observation Deck

One of the other top ways to see the fabulous Las Vegas is from a great height. Get stunning aerial views from the High Roller Observation Deck at the LINQ. This is actually the world's tallest observation wheel -- standing at 550 feet above ground level. Enjoy a 30-minute ride with phenomenal, 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. The LINQ itself is an exciting outdoor shopping and dining destination, so you'll have plenty to explore after your 30 minute ride. Grab a drink, some snacks, or indulge in some shopping afterwards and enjoy a delightful afternoon! Getting In: High Roller Observation Deck tickets are available as an option on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Stop #3: Fountains at Bellagio (free!)

After lunch, take a short stroll over to the Fountains of Bellagio, one of the most popular things to do in Las Vegas, for a mesmerizing musical water show. The stunning fountains are choreographed in time to famous musical numbers. Shows feature a variety of recognizable music, from concert opera and classical to Broadway tunes, for an always entertaining (and always free) show.

Stop #4: Show at V Theater

Take advantage of being in the “Entertainment Capital of the World” and catch one of the amusing and engaging shows Las Vegas is famous for. Choose from the huge variety of shows at the V Theater, located right on the Strip. Owned by the famed Las Vegas producer David Saxe, the V Theater is home to some of the most entertaining, award-winning performances on the Strip. Shows you can choose from include:

  • V - The Ultimate Variety Show: A little bit of everything Vegas packed into one, award-winning show featuring some of the best talent for a fun and memorable experience.
  • VEGAS! THE SHOW: Experience all of the glitz, glamour, and extravagant costumes that make Vegas the 'Entertainment Capital of the World' - a must-see show for all ages.
  • The Mentalist: This show features mind-blowing magic, mind-reading, and comedy from the TV show phenomenon, Gerry McCambridge.
  • and more!

Each show creatively pays tribute to the spectacle that is Las Vegas’ unique entertainment culture. No reservations required. A Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass grants you general admission seating only. Located inside Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Getting In: Vegas Shows at the V Theater are available as an option on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass.

Let’s Recap

This One Day in Las Vegas Itinerary features the perfect selection of activities and attractions to experience some of the best Las Vegas has to offer in a limited amount of time. Saving on things to do in one day in Las Vegas is easy. If you visit the stops mentioned in this Las Vegas itinerary you can save up to 55% off combined admission prices with a 3-Choice Go Las Vegas Explorer Pass. The pass offers flexibility to pick attractions you want to visit from over 10 choices, making it the perfect way to explore Las Vegas for any length of stay.

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