If you have a short weekend but want to take in the sights of the Las Vegas strip, check out Big Bus Tour. It's packed with all the familiar sights of the Las Vegas strip, from ginormous casinos to infamous landmarks.
Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour bus allows out-of-town visitors to see a different perspective of the Strip. Tourists can take the speed tour just using the bus or stop in any of the spots to take a leisurely pace.
It doesn't matter who is your tour guide. All the tour guides provide entertaining anecdotes and corny humor. With a gift of storytelling, tour guides will share behind-the-scenes gossip on entertainers such as Elvis Presley or Liberace. Other tour guides can do impersonations.
The tour costs $38 for adults while children are charged $28. If you buy online, a discount is offered to those who plan ahead of time. Other offers include combos, day tours and an addition of a second free day. Prices are subject to change so visit the website.
- Ten casinos are part of the package
- A chance to take a photograph in front of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign is included as part of the tour.
- Behind-the-scenes rumors about current building projects or gossip about the latest celebrity from tour guides
To cover the whole tour will take about two hours. Out-of-town visitors are encouraged to stop at each spot in the route. Check with the tour guide for an upcoming bus for pick up times.
Fun Facts From The Tour
- In 2012, more than 39 visitors took their vacation in Las Vegas.
- The Hard Rock Cafe signage was blown up in the movie called "Honey, I Blew Up the Kids."
- Las Vegas is home to more Hawaiians outside of Hawaii.
- A condo on the Strip range from $200,000 to $2 million.
- Taking kids to Las Vegas is like taking a hooker to Disneyland
- On top of the Mandalay Bay is a restaurant that charges $5,000 for a platter of delicious hamburger.
- The airport is home to more than 1,200 slot machines.
- The Arkana is the most expensive billboard. Government officials deemed the building unsafe with structure abnormalities, an estimated 700 problems.
- In 1966, Caesar's Palace opened with 670 suites. Currently, it offers 4,000 rooms.
- More than 200 individuals are registered as Elvis impersonators through talent agencies and as ordained ministers.
- Las Vegas offers the fastest divorce - six weeks.
- Las Vegas is third in the world as the largest gambling city. Macau and Singapore are first and second, respectively.
Big Bus Las Vegas
3201 Builders Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Tip #1: Visit Groupon for discounted tickets.
Tip #2: If temperatures are cool, a spot on top of the bus is ideal for viewing the sights of the Las Vegas Strip.
Tip #3: Tip your tour guide well. They can recommend places to eat, attractions and discounts throughout Sin City.
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