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Get out of town and discover Southern Nevada's best nature areas, visit Strip shows that are great for the GLBTQ crowd and must-see attractions for firsttime visitors to Las Vegas.
What are the must-see sights for first-time visitors to Las Vegas? Get an overview of the Strip with a night tour from Maverick
Helicopters (1), it gives you a bird's- eye view of the neon and the Strip's hottest attractions. It's on the National Register of Historic Places, but visitors and locals alike are drawn to the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
(2) for the Strip's best photo opp—and now when you visit the sign, there's a designated photographer to take your picture free of charge—no worrying over who gets left out of the shot. And you can't leave town without at least one visit to the Bellagio Foutains (3) that are set to music from legends such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Andrea Bocelli, Tiesto and more. We recommend a spot that's front and center.
One of the longest running production shows in town, Divas Las Vegas (1) at the Linq is led by local fashion sensation Frank Marino, who has perfected his role of Joan Rivers to a T. The drag queens cover a wide range of celebrities, from Katy Perry and Britney Spears to Liza Minelli and Bette Midler. This one really makes us feel like a million bucks— Elton
John's Million Dollar Piano (2) is chock full of the singer's biggest hits, and makes fabulous use of the screens through the Colosseum at Caesars Palace's stage. Even the scroll across Sir Elton's piano is a glorious tableau. A show that celebrates every type of couple, New York- New York's Zumanity (3) is full of acrobatic feats and spicy zingers from its eclectic cast of characters. Leave your inhibitions behind at this cheeky production.
Oh do we love to get out for a spring drive! The first place we head: Valley of Fire (1), Las Vegas' oldest state park, to get a look at the fiery panorama and petroglyphs left behind by Nevada's earliest native peoples. Next, a trip to downtown Las Vegas and Downtown
Container Park (2) is in order; the outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment center is made entirely of recycled shipping containers; you'll feel good about how it reduces our carbon footprint while hanging out at the wine bar, swinging on the porch swing or casually meandering through shops from local artisans. To find a peaceful retreat from the city, head east to Lake Las Vegas (3); it's like another world out here; Celine Dion and Jackie Jackson live nearby, so you know the draw must be a glorious one.