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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.

First Time

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.

GLBTQ

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.

Out­doors

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.

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