Weather/ when to go:Summer is hot but not to the point that it's unbearable. Between late fall and early spring, expect to need a light sweater for evenings. There's no particular off-season in Las Vegas but the crowds often diminish from November to January.
Do & see:Don't miss these attractions while you're in Vegas!
Bellagio FountainsThe world-famous fountains outside the Bellagio Hotel are the scene of a spectacular nightly fountain show.
Address: Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Mirage VolcanoOpened in 1989 and upgraded on several occasions since then, the Mirage Volcano is another prominent Las Vegas attraction. The crowd pleasing fire shooters can launch huge fireballs over 12 feet in the air.
Address: Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
Stratosphere Tower Observation DeckGet stunning views of Las Vegas from the top of the Stratosphere. That's not all you'll find here though. The Stratosphere boasts three thrill rides which are a big attraction for tourists. The Top of the World restaurant has a moving floor which rotates 360 degrees over the course of each hour.
Address: 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd
AdventuredomeThis is the largest indoor theme park in the US. As well as the usual thrill rides that you'd expect to find, there are also carnival rides, miniature golf, bumper cars, an arcade and clown shows so it's perfect for both adults and children.
Address: Circus Circus, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd S
The Aquarium at the Silverton HotelSee fish and other marine wildlife up close at this aquarium. There are even real-life 'mermaids' -- the women have swimming and dance backgrounds and are well equipped to perform tricks and stunts while they're in the tank. Other highlights include seeing the divers feed the stingrays.
Address: 3333 Blue Diamond Rd
CSI: The ExperienceFancy yourself as a crime scene investigator? Test your skills as you try to solve one of three crime mysteries.
Address: MGM Grand 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas Natural History MuseumWant to know more about animals past and present? Take a trip to this museum! Each room offers a different experience and there are lots to explore. For example, the Marine Life Gallery focuses on sea life and there is even a pool of baby sharks and stingrays while the Prehistoric Gallery is all about dinosaurs and the like. It's not all animals though -- be sure to head down to the Treasures of Egypt exhibit, where you'll find replica Egyptian artifacts.
Address: 900 Las Vegas Blvd N
Mob AttractionLearn more about the city's mafia history in this interactive exhibition.
Address: Tropicana 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Auto Collection at Imperial PalaceLove cars? Be sure to check out this museum. There are hundreds of classic cars on show and if any of them take your fancy, you can even snap it up (provided your pockets are deep enough!). The collection changes regularly.
Address: Imperial Palace 3535 Las Vegas Blvd S
Bellagio Gallery of Fine ArtArts fans probably wouldn't expect to indulge their passion in a city like Las Vegas but this museum is a must for anyone who loves art. It's located inside the Bellagio Hotel and features exhibitions from big museums and private collections. Inside the hotel's Picasso restaurant, you'll also find artwork by the famous artist.
Address: Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
National Atomic Testing MuseumNuclear tests were performed just an hour away from Las Vegas and this museum tells the story. There are interactive elements involved, including the chance to test how radioactive you are!
Address: 755 E. Flamingo Rd
Titanic: The Artifact ExhibitSee genuine artifacts retrieved from the wreck of the doomed ship, including personal items and a large section of the ship's hull. There are also stunning reproductions of the ship's interior including the famous Grand Staircase and replicas of the cabins. At the start of the exhibit, you'll be given a boarding pass with details of a real-life passenger and at the end, you can see whether 'you' survived the sinking by checking the wall memorial.
Address: 3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd