- By kevin
- On May 16, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Schedule your trip to Las Vegas by bus now? The Las Vegas travel tips may enrich your holiday and help you find and experience top activities & destinations in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a great jumping-off point for outdoor activities, such as hiking in Red Rock Canyon or visiting the Hoover Dam.
Not all thrill-seekers are satisfied with laying their cards out on the table. When Lady Luck can't get your adrenaline pumping, an exotic driving experience sure will. Headquartered just south of the Strip, SPEEDVEGAS puts those feeling the need for speed behind some of the world's fastest, most luxurious cars. From exotic Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Jaguars to speedy Corvettes and Audis, you'll have your pick of horsepower.
This experience isn't for everyone: Drivers must be at least 18 years old while passengers must be 6 years or older and weigh 60 or more pounds. And the chance to sit in the driver's seat is anything but affordable. However, those who have put the pedal to the metal on a SPEEDVEGAS experience can't stop raving about it.
Although you don't necessarily need to make reservations, the company recommends purchasing tickets in advance as spots tend to fill up quickly. Experiences vary in length, depending on the package you choose. Each experience, be it an "exotic" or a "muscle car" experience, includes time in the driver's seats of multiple vehicles. Prices range from $39 per lap for a Mustang FT to $99 per lap for a McLaren 570S. Packages are available for varying experiences.
New York-New York and the Big Apple Rollercoaster
You won't have any trouble finding New York-New York: Its faux-Manhattan skyline – complete with scale models of famous Big Apple attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge – occupies almost a full block of the Strip. Sitting across the street from the MGM Grand, New York-New York recreates the Gotham experience in true Vegas fashion, boasting a New York-style pizzeria, several bars and a variety of shops.
As for the casino, it's stocked with plenty of slot machines and table games, but some travelers note that the gaming floor isn't as spacious as those in other Strip venues.
You'll also find plenty of other entertainment options, including a variety of shows such as "Zumanity" by Cirque du Soleil. New York-New York is also home to the Hershey's Chocolate World which offers more than 800 kinds of Hershey's chocolates and candies.
For most visitors, the highlight of a visit to New York-New York is a ride on the Big Apple Rollercoaster. For $15 (or $26 for an all-day "Scream Pass"), travelers can wind and weave through the faux Manhattan skyline and benefit from excellent views of the southern Strip – if they can keep their eyes open.
But a word of caution to those staying at the New York-New York Hotel: some recent guests note that the screams from the coaster can make for a noisy stay (the coaster welcomes riders until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday).
Remember: You can walk around the "city" for free, but individual attractions within the complex may charge admission.