7 Things to Do in Las Vegas

We recently hopped on a private jet to make the most of our JetSmarter membership and ended up in Vegas. Here's our list of what to do in 48 hours in Las Vegas.

1. Lotus of Siam

Lotus of Siam was crowned the "Best Thai Food in America." Order the crispy duck, soft shell crab over drunken noodles, and garlic prawns. 

crispy duck in curry

crispy duck in curry

crispy duck and soft shell crab over drunken noodles

crispy duck and soft shell crab over drunken noodles

soft shell crab over drunken noodles

soft shell crab over drunken noodles

garlic prawns

garlic prawns

Be sure to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. Since this was a last minute trip, we called the Amex Platinum concierge and they were able to secure a reservation with a few days notice. 

2. Downtown Las Vegas Container Park

Visit the Downtown Las Vegas Container Park, which is filled with local boutique shops, a playground, restaurants, and a giant fire breathing pray mantis. 

fire pray mantis

fire pray mantis

seb and mantis
shops at container park

shops at container park

3. Fremont Street

Take a stroll in the old Vegas by walking down Fremont Street. There's a light show, zipline, and tons of restaurants and casinos to see. 

entrance to fremont street

entrance to fremont street

4. Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is a temporary public art installation consisting of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 25 feet high. The exhibit will be available until May 2018. You'll need to rent a car to drive there; it's located 20 minutes outside The Strip. 

seven magic mountains

seven magic mountains

5. Eat at a Buffet

To me, Vegas is synonymous to buffets. I can't leave Vegas without eating at a buffet at least once. My favorite is the Wicked Spoon located inside the Cosmopolitan hotel. 

The buffet consists of tapas style plates with offerings like bone marrow, crab, fresh oysters, oxtail pho, and prime rib.

oysters

oysters

oxtail pho

oxtail pho

bone marrow

bone marrow

desserts

desserts

Pro-tip: go 10 minutes before dinner starts to lock-in the brunch/lunch pricing and enjoy the best of both worlds. 

6. The Fountains of Bellagio

The Bellagio's fountains run every 30 minutes from 3pm to 8pm and every 15 minutes from 8pm to 12am Monday through Friday. 

On Saturday, Sundays, and holidays, the fountains run every 30 minutes from 12pm-8pm and every 15 minutes 8pm-12am. 

fountains of bellagio

fountains of bellagio

7. The LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade is filled with novelty shops including Sprinkles Cupcakes, In-N-Out Burger, and Gordan Ramsay Fish n' Chips. The Promenade also leads to the High Roller (ferris wheel). 

the linq promenade

the linq promenade

What's your favorite Las Vegas attraction?