Things to Do at Night in Las Vegas

There are so many activities, museums, casinos, and restaurants to choose from in Las Vegas, which can be overwhelming. So whether or not you are a gambler, we have a list of things to do in Las Vegas at night which includes free activities, family-friendly locations, and open-late attractions.  

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

Since there are so many things to do at night, we took the guesswork out of it for you. Here is our top 10 list of the best things to do after the sun goes down in Las Vegas.


(1) Take a Night Tour

If you want to wait until the cool of the evening to explore the Las Vegas Strip, then the Big Bus Night Tour is perfect for you.

This open-top bus will take you to all the landmarks and even includes a free walking tour down Fremont Promenade that the other Big Bus Tours don’t have. 

 

 

If you’re looking for a different kind of tour, take a look at our Las Vegas bus tour comparison here. It includes themed tours like the Mob Tour and Pawn Stars Tour.


(2) Find a Las Vegas Show

One of the most iconic Las Vegas forms of entertainment is seeing a show, especially by a group like Cirque du Soleil or the Blue Man Group.

Cirque du Soleil is the most famous circus troupe in the world and has performances almost every day of the week.

Many of them are set to different music – from the Beatles to different cultural selections – and feature different performers. 

 

 

Blue Man Group gives a unique performance combining sounds and visuals. They aren’t quite a band, and they aren’t quite dancers. 

There are all genres of Las Vegas shows. If you enjoy tribute bands, you might like Legends in Concert or Motown Extreme.

Magic shows include the famous David Copperfield. If you’re into dance troupes, the Jabbawockeez might be more your style.


(3) See Some Sporting Events

There is a sporting event happening almost every week of the year. Las Vegas has quite a few professional teams from hockey to minor league baseball. 

 

 


(4) Check Out the Casinos

Of course, what would Las Vegas be without its casinos? You don’t have to be a big gambler to enjoy the casinos.

Some offer free lessons for table games such as blackjack, and others are known for hanging beautiful art.

 

 

  • Go to Caesars Palace if sports betting is your thing.
  • ARIA is known for its restaurants and 24-hour buffet.
  • Find the essential Las Vegas experience at Bellagio.
  • MGM Grand has a normal arcade game room for non-betters.
  • The Venetian is a gateway to another world and can take you straight to Venice.

(5) Ride the Big Apple Coaster at Night

You can start or end your evening with an adrenaline rush from the Big Apple Coaster.

This rollercoaster has corkscrews and loops with top speeds that hit 67 mph. Enjoy Vegas’ lights from above – right before you drop and feel the G-forces.

 

 

If you really want to feel the intensity, spring for a Virtual Reality coaster experience and chase aliens through the sky.

TIP: This attraction is included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass!


(6) High Roller Observation Wheel

See the Las Vegas lights at night from one of the tallest observation wheels in the world.

Make it a romantic evening or take your whole family – the pods are spacious enough to accommodate groups.

 

 

You’ll be lifted up 550 feet in the air and have an unrestricted view on all sides.

The High Roller experience lasts 30 minutes – which is plenty of time to take all the pictures you want.

TIP: This attraction is included on multiple tourist passes!


(7)  Eat at 24/7 Restaurants

New York City might be the city that never sleeps, but Las Vegas is keeping up. Las Vegas has clubs, casinos, and other attractions that never close. This includes restaurants!

 

 

If you’ve been working on your blackjack skills, riding a night rollercoaster, or just walking down the LINQ promenade until late at night, there’s always going to be somewhere you can eat.

We suggest having breakfast at any time of day at Blueberry Hill Family Restaurant or Hash House a Go Go. And take a look at our nighttime dining options below!


(8) Free Street Party at Harrah’s Carnaval Court

In the mood to party? Stay away from the pricey clubs and join the free street party at Harrah’s Carnaval Court.

This all-night dance party is outdoors with live music and DJs in the pedestrian-only street.

 

 

Drinks are available for purchase from the high-energy bartenders, who are constantly throwing bottles and making cocktails with impressive flair.


(9) Get away from the Strip & Explore Chinatown

Several blocks to the west of the Strip, you’ll see the ornate gate to the Chinatown neighborhood. Chinatown is overflowing with both restaurants and bars that are just as delicious and diverse as the dining options available on the Strip.

 

 

You can find some delicious Japanese fare at Yui Edomae Sushi, eat hot pot dishes served from a conveyor belt at Chubby Cattle, or get your karaoke on at J Karaoke. And after a few drinks, the Vietnamese food at District One hits the spot.


(10) Purchase an Attraction Pass

Make the most of your time in Las Vegas with a city pass that includes multiple attractions. You can get bulk discounts with set packages or build your own, depending on what you want to see.

 

 

Some of the attractions included in the city passes are:

  • Big Bus Night Tour
  • High Roller Observation Wheel
  • Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.
  • Madame Tussauds

For more information on Las Vegas city passes, check out our comparison post here.

 


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FREE THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

While at first glance the glitz and bright lights of the casinos encompass everything, there are still a lot of worthwhile free things to do in Las Vegas after dark.

 

 

Here is our list of the best things to do at night without spending any money.


Fremont Street

If you want to see a little bit of everything Las Vegas has to offer for free, Fremont Street is the place to be. This pedestrian avenue is home to the Slotzilla Zipline, holiday parade routes, free concerts, and free light shows.

Check the events calendar to see if a big-name artist is playing for free on one of the three open-air stages. The Viva Vision light shows light up the ceiling every night. And if that isn’t enough, you can find the entrances to multiple casinos on Fremont Street.


Fall of Atlantis Show

The Fall of Atlantis is a special effects show at Caesars Forum Shops, featuring animatronic Greek gods. King Atlas must decide which of his sons will rule Atlantis, and the family argument that ensues is anything but friendly.

The show is made up of fountains, music, sound, light, and fire effects. Most people agree the experience is cheesy but enjoyable, as long as you stand close enough to the speakers to hear the dialogue.

You can see the show every day of the week and every hour between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. Fridays and Saturdays include one extra show.


See the Famous Fountain Shows

Las Vegas is known for the Bellagio Fountains, and the fountains are most impressive at night! Water jets and lights are choreographed to music, which is impressive against a backdrop of the dark sky.

Shows happen frequently every day of the week from early afternoon until midnight – check the website for their schedule.

Another fountain show that is just as impressive is the Mirage Volcano. Here, you’ll see the tallest and loudest explosions and fireballs on the Las Vegas Strip, as the man-made volcano erupts every day at 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, and 10:00 pm.

Note: All fountain shows are subject to cancellation during high winds or inclement weather.


LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade has all the things you might need to survive for a week or more in Las Vegas. From entertainment and casinos to a multitude of dining and nightlife options, you won’t be lacking for anything on the promenade.

 

 

Watch the zipliners zoom past above as you browse the restaurant windows. You can also find virtual reality experiences, a live music venue, and the High Roller Observation Wheel.


Swarovski Crystal Starburst Drop

Las Vegas really makes every night special with the Swarovski Crystal ball drop. The starburst is 4,000 pounds and filled with lights that reflect perfectly off of the crystals.

You’ll never have a dull night in Vegas with the Swarovski Starburst around. Pretend it’s New Year’s Eve and re-start your resolutions or just re-start the party.

The ball drops every night at 9:00 pm and midnight.


Harrah’s Carnaval Court Street Parties

Of course, Carnival Court offers the ultimate outdoor party. The nightclub with live music and DJs is always free.

Party from 12:00 pm – 3:00 am with endless entertainment from the stage and the energetic bartenders.


Lake of Dreams at Wynn

If you’re looking for a fountain show that is a bit more ethereal, look no further than the Lake of Dreams. The waterfall that flows off of a manmade mountain is the backdrop for the fountain show that features 4,000 lights, holographics, music, and fog effects.

While you can grab a drink or have dinner right next to the lake, you don’t need to spend a penny to watch the show. There is an open terrace to relax on during the nightly show.

The Lake of Dreams show runs every 30 minutes between 8:00 pm and 12:30 am.


Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden at the Bellagio truly is a work of art. Each season – Chinese New Year, Spring, Summer, Harvest, and Holidays – have a new landscaping design with flowers, plants, and other art pieces.

The Conservatory can get quite busy during the day, so at night on weeknights is the best time to visit if you don’t want to fight the crowds to see the beautiful flowers.  

 


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FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT

If it isn’t quite the kids’ bedtimes – or they don’t have bedtimes on vacation – you can find a lot of fun and family-friendly activities in Las Vegas at night. 

 

 

Here is a great list of things to do with the kids after dark.


Eiffel Tower Experience

You might not be in Paris, but the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas offers an excellent experience and impressive light show. From the ground, you can watch the tower light up with a flashy choreographed show.

Then, you can go up the replica to the observation deck to see the rest of the city.

The Eiffel Tower is family friendly, and offer a family 4-pack ticket discount for two adults and two children.

TIP: This attraction is included on multiple tourist passes!


Circus Circus and the Adventuredome Theme Park

Add some fun and adrenaline to your vacation at Circus Circus. Circus Circus is not just a hotel and casino – as the name suggests, they go all out to entertain their guests.

On the Circus Circus Carnival Midway, you can catch free performances that include trapeze artists, aerial silk acrobatics, juggling, and feats of strength.

The Adventuredome is another part of Circus Circus. This indoor theme park is contained by a giant dome – it even has high-adrenaline roller coasters. If roller coasters aren’t your thing, there is a roller skating rink, rock climbing, and miniature golf.

TIP: Some rides are included on multiple tourist passes!


Nighttime Helicopter Tour

This is a pricier tour, but for those looking for exciting and unique tours, a helicopter tour is worth the expense. You’ll see the city from high above – higher than even the observation decks and wheels on offer.

The ride is approximately 8-12 minutes long and takes you over the lit-up Vegas Strip, including the New York-New York skyline and fountain shows.

Note: This tour is wheelchair accessible, and all children 2 years old and above will need their own seat.


Cirque du Soleil

One of the most popular Las Vegas shows is Cirque du Soleil. From graceful aerial silk artists to high-flying trapeze acrobats, they have captivated the world.

While in Las Vegas, why not catch a show? There are multiple troupes under the Cirque du Soleil umbrella who have partnered with different music artists to create multiple unique versions of their show in order to offer something for everyone.


High Roller Observation Wheel

It seems like there are endless opportunities to see Las Vegas from an observation deck. But the High Roller is the only observation wheel in the world that stands at 550 feet tall at its peak.

The High Roller has 28 pods with enough room for the whole family. It takes 30 minutes to make one rotation – a perfect amount of time to take pictures and keep the kids occupied with the view of all the Strip’s lights.

TIP: This attraction is included on multiple tourist passes!


Fly LINQ Zipline

If you’re already in the vicinity of the LINQ Promenade and High Roller, check out the Fly LINQ zipline. Zoom over the heads of pedestrians on the promenade below in an upright seated position or while on your stomach like a superhero.

 

 

As long as you’re 40” inches tall, you can ride the zipline! Riders under 13 must have an accompanying rider who is 13 or older. Don’t forget that the ziplines 

TIP: Ziplines are featured on build-your-own tourist passes! 


Pinball Hall of Fame

The world’s largest collection of working pinball machines is in the Pinball Hall of Fame and museum. This is the perfect place for a competitive or gaming family. You’ll find rows upon rows of pinball machines ready to be played.

It is free to enter the Hall of Fame, but you’ll need some cash to play. Since it is not-for-profit, all of the proceeds from game play are donated to the local Salvation Army. You can do some good while having fun!

Play from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm any day of the week.


KISS Mini Golf

A family competition as old as time – everyone can have fun at mini golf. And since it is Las Vegas, this mini golf game is glow-in-the-dark and KISS-themed.

Try to put under par through neon guitars and platform shoes. You’ll also pass by actual memorabilia from the band, like drum stools from the 1976 tour, signed albums, and personal guitars from band members.

KISS Mini Golf is open until midnight every day of the week, and offers a discount to holders of the Las Vegas Bite Card.


M&Ms World

Chocolate lovers from all over flock to the Las Vegas M&Ms World. It holds four floors of chocolate, memorabilia, souvenirs, and displays.

You can print customized M&Ms in different colors and with your own message or see a replica of the M&Ms-sponsored NASCAR car. There is also a 3D movie on the third floor featuring the candy mascots.

The store is open every day of the week from 9:00 am to midnight.

 


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RESTAURANTS OPEN LATE IN LAS VEGAS

You don’t need to worry about going hungry at any time of day in Las Vegas.

 

 

Here is our list of some of the top restaurants and bars open late at night – some of them don’t ever close! And if you’re looking for restaurant discounts, the Las Vegas Bite Card can get you up to 50% off at various restaurants and shows around town.


Freedom Beat

Eating at Freedom Beat is all about choices. You can have breakfast any time – and for a restaurant that is open 24/7 that truly means any time. Of course, they also have a lunch and dinner menu, and bottomless brunch on the weekends.


The Martini

If you’re looking for more of a cocktail bar atmosphere, you can still get 24/7 breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Martini. You can even do some bar top gaming.


El Dorado Cantina

El Dorado Cantina is yet another 24/7 dining option. They serve upscale Mexican cuisine using sustainably-raised meat.


Pho Kim Long

A short distance from the Las Vegas Strip is Pho Kim Long, where you can find authentic and high-quality Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine at any time of day or night.


Born and Raised

This sports bar goes all out to provide an excellent experience with made-to-order dishes, high-definition TVs, and their own street hockey league tournaments. If you’re a fan of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, Born and Raised is where you’ll find your crowd.


Crown & Anchor

Get your fill of hearty British cuisine at Crown & Anchor. They’re open 24/7 and have all the soccer – excuse us, football – that you could want playing on the TVs.


In-N-Out Burger

This affordable burger chain is famous for fresh ingredients and long lines of customers waiting to be fed. If you’re from a city that doesn’t have In-N-Out, you might be wondering what you’re missing out on. Luckily, they’re open until 1:00 am most nights and 1:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

 


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ATTRACTIONS OPEN LATE

Las Vegas stays awake all night long. This includes casinos, night clubs, and other attractions.

 

 

Here is our list of the best attractions open late in Vegas.


Las Vegas Casinos

Whether you’re looking to try your luck or just want to experience a Las Vegas casino, you have almost endless options. Here are a few of the city’s most famous casinos:

  • Caesars Palace has a massive LED video wall used for sports betting, as well as plenty of poker tables and slot machines.
  • ARIA is well-known for its large collection of slot machines. Included themes are The Simpsons, Walking Dead, Wheel of Fortune, and Anchorman.
  • The Bellagio is the casino for poker players with its luxurious poker rooms and 24-hour tableside dining service.
  • Red Rock Casino Resort has a spa-like environment and offers table games, video poker, and Las Vegas’ largest Bingo tournaments.
  • Cosmopolitan has high-tech games, high-fashion interior design, and access to the Strip’s most popular buffet and restaurants.

OMNIA Nightclub

If you’re looking for the flashy, overindulgent nightclub scene in Las Vegas, look no further than the OMNIA Nightclub. From the dancefloor surrounded by multi-level VIP areas and bars to the massive chandelier with special effects lighting, you’ll have a night to remember.

Big-name DJs such as Calvin Harris have played the OMNIA, so check the schedule to see if anyone you know is performing when you’re in town.


Big Apple Coaster and Arcade

Get your adrenaline pumping on the Big Apple Coaster. This roller coaster twists, turns, and goes upside down. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, there is even a virtual reality upgrade that has you chasing aliens!

 

 

The adjacent Big Apple Arcade has classic and video arcade games, for people who either aren’t fond of heights or just don’t want the fun to stop.

TIP: The coaster is included on the Las Vegas Explorer Pass!


Topgolf

From working on your drive to seeing concerts, the Las Vegas Topgolf at MGM Grand offers an all-around entertaining experience.

The golf balls all have tracking chips in them that allow you to play digitized games. Each driving bay has a table and is assigned a server so it is easy to order drinks and food from their in-house restaurant. Topgolf has all the necessary amenities for a night out!


Red Rock Bowling Lanes

The tried-and-true group competition has a high-tech set of lanes for you and your group to enjoy. There are 72 bowling lanes available, which means there’s plenty of space.

You can also check out the lounge, deli snack bar, and arcade-style game room.

If you’re in town on a Tuesday, take advantage of $2 Tuesday for $2 games, shoes, and refreshments.


Las Vegas Ziplines

There are 3 main ziplines on or close to the Las Vegas Strip. Depending on where you spend the rest of your evening, you could choose the SlotZilla Zipline on Fremont Street, Fly LINQ on the Promenade, or the VooDoo Zipline that is just down the highway from the Strip.

  • SlotZilla – You have a choice of flying in a seated, upright position or lying on your stomach like Superman. This zipline is popular as it is on Fremont Street and you can zoom over the other pedestrians on the walk.
  • Fly LINQ – This outdoor zipline flies you 12 stories above the ground straight toward the High Roller Observation Wheel. You can also choose how you are seated as you fly.
  • VooDoo – This is Las Vegas’ highest zipline at 50 stories in the air. Your flight will cover over 800 feet in length and reach 33 miles per hour. This is also the only zipline that sends you on a ride back to your starting point.

TIP: These activities are included on multiple tourist passes!

 


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