There’s fun for everyone in Las Vegas! Whether you’re traveling with kids in tow, planning a romantic getaway, celebrating with friends, or going solo, there is a huge variety of different things to do in Vegas. If you’re looking for things to do in Las Vegas in August 2018, check out our list of the best local activities and attractions, including...
- High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ
- Hoover Dam Tour
- Stratosphere Observation Deck Plus VIP Access
- Rockstar Pool Party Tour
- and more...
Save on Attraction Admission
Regular admission to a number of these popular Las Vegas attractions are available on the Go Las Vegas Card. Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 60% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. See all available passes, attractions & prices – Learn more. Please note, the seasonal events taking place at these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go Las Vegas Card. If you want a bigger list of seasonal events, then check out our suggested things to do in Las Vegas in the summer.
High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ: Daytime Pass
Take a spin on the world's largest observation wheel! The ride is 30 minutes long and will provide you with 360 degree views of Las Vegas. There is also an outdoor dining, shopping, and entertainment outside at the LINQ, which is a great destination for all visitors. Getting In: Las Vegas High Roller Daytime tickets are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Hoover Dam Tour
The Hoover Dam is one of the most famous American landmarks. It's also a testament to those who came to a harsh, barren land and built the structure to sustain themselves. At the Dam, visitors will have two hours to explore at their leisure. Upgrade to enjoy time in the Visitor's Center and/or a range-guided tour of the Dam. This is for sure one of my favorite things to do in Las Vegas in August (or really anytime of year). Getting In: Hoover Dam Tour tickets are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Stratosphere Observation Deck Plus VIP Access
This iconic fixture in the Las Vegas skyline offers both indoor and outdoor observation decks for stunning 360-degree views of the city and beyond. The Stratosphere Observation Deck is the tallest freestanding tower in the United States. Getting In: Stratosphere Tower Las Vegas tickets are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Rockstar Pool Party Tour
Party like a rock star at some of the best pool clubs in Las Vegas. Plus, you'll enjoy premium transportation on luxury party buses. On this tour, you will get to go from a pool party, to a limo party bus, then end at another pool party. Pool clubs are a distinctively Las Vegas thing, and are a great way to enjoy Vegas culture as you cool off! Getting In: Rockstar Pool Party Tour tickets are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Big Bus Las Vegas Tour
Explore the sights of the Las Vegas strip on this double decker hop-on hop-off bus tour, narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides. It's a great way to get around, especially since you definitely do not want to be dealing with their notorious traffic! Getting In: Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Las Vegas tickets are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Downtown Las Vegas / Fremont Street Walking TourTake a tour of downtown Las Vegas and the famed Fremont Street area to fully appreciate the cultural side of this eclectic city. It's a two-hour walking tour that escorts you past some of the most famous casinos, hotels, restaurants, and much more. You'll get to see the newly revitalized area of Fremont East, too, as well as the delightful Downtown Container Park (a good place to come back to later to visit on your own time). If you do decide to enjoy this tour, keep in mind that in the summer you'll for sure need a hat, sunblock, and sunglasses to protect you from the heat and sun! Getting In: Downtown Las Vegas / Fremont Street Walking Tour tickets are available on the Go Las Vegas Card.
Local Sporting Events
If you're a sports fan, you're in luck! Las Vegas has slowly but sure amassed a bunch of professional sports teams for you to cheer on during your visit. For starters, there's the USL team, Las Vegas Lights FC, who play in America's second tier of professional soccer. Their season includes matches in August. There's also the WNBA team, the Las Vegas Aces, who play at the Mandalay Bay Events Center through August. And while their season won't have started in August, the instantly-famous Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL team is one to watch out for if you're visiting in the fall or winter! Getting In: All local sporting events are separately ticketed and are not included with the Go Las Vegas Card.
M&Ms World Las VegasCome to this monument of of colorful fun, the four-level M&Ms World Las Vegas is one of the sweetest retail-entertainment attractions around. You can get different things printed on M&Ms, pick up some cool merchandise and check out some cool exhibits. Getting In: Admission to the M&Ms World Las Vegas is free.
Remember to Save on Attraction Admission
There you go - plenty of fun ideas for things to do in Las Vegas in August. Remember, many of these great attraction options are included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate. Please note, the seasonal events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Las Vegas Explorer Pass. Consider adding a few of these fun options to your August vacation itinerary.