6. Las Vegas Strip Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour begins outside the world-renowned MGM Grand, a titan in entertainment. Here, you’ll meet the iconic statue of Leo the Lion and delve deep into the roots of Las Vegas, tracing its meteoric rise from a desert railroad stop to the global capital of entertainment. Then you’ll start walking along the dazzling stretch known as The Strip as you unravel its secrets, from the pioneering days of Sin City to its modern-day splendor. As you pass Planet Hollywood, you’ll get familiar with the Strip’s history of shady dealings and mafia ties. Then you’ll feel like you’ve been transported across the Atlantic as you marvel at Paris Las Vegas. Flamingo Hotel & Casino, a vision in neon pink, isn't just a landmark; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the infamous mobster. Learn about this notorious hitman and how he helped shape early Vegas. Then take a trip to Italy at the famous Venetian Resort. Is it an authentic recreation of the canals of Venice? Is it, as Venice’s former mayor called it, a “mega-galactic example of kitsch”? You decide! On your way to Caesars Palace, you’ll get the inside scoop on Frank Sinatra and his many, many run-ins with casino execs throughout his career! Then hear how famed stuntman Evel Knievel got his start here… with a failed stunt! After that, you can’t miss the elegant, mesmerizing fountains of The Bellagio. Next, take a trip to the more modern side of Vegas at The Cosmopolitan and ARIA Resort, where you can witness the evolution of Vegas luxury. Then return to the classic acts of yesteryear with a deep dive into the rise and fall of Siegfried and Roy. Of course, no trip to The Strip is complete without a visit to Las Vegas’s very own Statue of Liberty! Then it’s on to the deserts of ancient Egypt as you pass the Luxor pyramid. Finally, you’ll head to the tropical paradise of Mandalay Bay, where your tour will conclude.